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Elton John

Nudie Cohn is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. He will find fame as the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons. He will also make Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
Nudie Cohn is born in Kiev, Ukraine, Europe. He will find fame as the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers and Gram Parsons. He will also make Elvis Presley's famed $10,000 gold lame suit, as well as outfits for John Lennon and Elton John.
Angus Boyd Dudgeon is born in Woking, Surrey, England, UK. He will find success as record producer and musical arranger Gus Dudgeon, highly respected for his work with Elton John, David Bowie, Joan Armatrading and others.
Nigel Olsson, who will drum for The Spencer Davis Group and Elton John, is born in Wallasey, Merseyside, UK.
Jack Bruno, who will play drums for Tina Turner, Elton John, Jennifer Warnes, Cher, LeAnn Rimes and others, is born in London, UK.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin meet up in London, UK, for the first time with producer Gus Dudgeon and arranger Paul Buckmaster to discuss Elton's upcoming second album.
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Elton John plays at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Elton John plays at The Jazz, Folk And Blues Festival, Yorkshire, UK.
Elton John plays the fourth of six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Newly-emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Champ Auditorium, Fulton, Missouri, USA.
Elton John plays at Mothers Club, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
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Elton John plays at Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.
Elton John records Levon and Goodbye, at Trident Studios in London, UK, for his album Madman Across The Water. He also fits in a gig at Bradford University, Bradford, UK.
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Elton John records Levon and Goodbye, at Trident Studios in London, UK, for his album Madman Across The Water with producer Gus Dudgeon. He also fits in a gig at Bradford University, Bradford, UK.
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The Rainbow Bar And Grill is opened on West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, by a group of investors including record producer Lou Adler. Its first event is a party for Elton John. Regulars at the location will include John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Alice Cooper, Harry Nilsson, Grace Slick, Robert Plant and others.
Elton John releases his fifth album, Honky Chateau, on Uni Records in the USA.
Eric Clapton, with the help of Pete Townshend of The Who, stages his comeback with a live all-star concert at The Rainbow, London, UK. Elton John, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jimmy Page and Tony McPhee of The Groundhogs are among the celebrities in the audience. The opening act for the night is The Average White Band.
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Elton John plays at The Sundown, Brixton, London, England, UK.
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band enter the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart with Whatever Gets You Through The Night, which will peak at No1 during an eleven-week run. The song features Elton John on backing vocals.
Elton John plays the second of four nights at The Bolshoi Concert Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
John Reid, manager of Elton John, is charged with assault and battery, following an incident in which he struck a doorman at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA, with a cane, as he and Elton left for the airport.
The Police release the album Regatta De Blanc in the USA. On the same day, Elton John plays the first of eight nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Rod Stewart pulls out of a projected tour with Elton John, claiming that he needs to concentrate on his next album.
Elton John plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Following throat surgery, Elton John cancels all live performances for the next year.
Elton John plays at the Bpa Palace, Pesaro, Italy, Europe.
The Concert For New York City is held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Paul McCartney helms the all-star event to raise money for the victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, featuring Bon Jovi, Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Bono and The Edge [of U2].
Elton John plays at the Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, UK.
Elton John plays in Cardiff Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
The Live8 Concert in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, (and several other cities worldwide), features artists including Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Muse, Razorlight, Scissor Sisters, Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Stereophonics, Sting, Robbie Williams, U2, Stevie Wonder, R.E.M., The Cure, Velvet Revolver, Bob Geldof, The Killers and Snow Patrol.
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The Sunday Times Rich List is published, showing that Elton John, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger suffered significant drops in their earnings last year because of the global economic downturn. Sir Elton John's wealth decreased by more than a quarter 'a loss of about £175m. Former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney lost about £60m from his £500m fortune, while Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is said to have lost around 16%, leaving him with a personal stash of £190m.
Part of a stage being built for an Elton John concert at the world-famous Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico, collapses during construction, injuring three workers.
Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Elton John and Lady Gaga are among the artists performing at The Rainforest Fund's annual benefit at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Elton John cancels tonight's gig at Tucson Arena, Tucson, Arizona, USA, because of a bout of food poisoning.
Teddy Thompson, Ben And Jason, Vashti Bunyan, Luke Jackson, Steve Ashley, Harvey Brough And Clara Sanabras and Fab Cab play in the Robert Kirby Memorial Concert at Cecil Sharp House, London, UK. Kirby was a talented and much-loved string arranger for rock and folk music. First known for his work on his university friend Nick Drake's albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later, Kirby went on to work with Elton John, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, The Strawbs, The Magic Numbers and more.
Elton John attends the premiere of his computer-animated comedy movie Gnomeo And Juliet in Hollywood, California, USA. [Elton co-produced the film and composed the soundtrack music].
Elton John, with Leon Russell as a guest performer, plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Elton John performs live on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, and also acts as the show's host.
While in Venice, Italy, Europe, Elton John and his partner David Furnish take their adopted son Zachary Jackson Levon for a boat ride on a canal.
Bass player Bob Birch, who played with Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, David Coverdale, Ray Charles and others, dies at his home in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA. Police believe that his death may have been suicide.
Sensible Events, one of the UK's most adventurous music booking agencies, comes to the end of an eight-year contract with Live Nation, and reverts to being an independent agency again. Artists associated with Sensible include Roger Waters, Mark Knopfler, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Elton John and many others.
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Elton John, Toto, Earth, Wind And Fire, Sarah McLachlan and others take part in the Yamaha 125th Anniversary Concert, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, USA.
Elton John with The Million Dollar Piano is playing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elton John plays at Domplatz, Fulda, Germany, Europe.
On his Follow The Yellow Brick Road Tour, Elton John plays at Les Vieilles Charrues 2014, La Prairie de Kerampuilh, Carhaix-Plouguer, France, Europe.
Ed Sheeran attends the wedding of Elton John and David Furnish, with a host of other stars.
Speaking at a Senate hearing in Washington DC, USA, Sir Elton John states that AIDS could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight against the virus.
Sir Elton John begins his European tour with a show at Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone, Kent, UK
Sir Elton John plays at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Elton John's Million Dollar Piano show is playing at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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