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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.
Bluesology play at The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK. Their pianist, Reg Dwight, will find fame as Elton John.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays the first of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Kinks, Elton John, Ballin' Jack and Juicy Lucy play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Elton John plays at Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.
Elton John performs three songs live on UK tv show Top Of The Pops. Also appearing are Cliff Richard, Tony Christie and Marvin, Welch And Farrar.
Elton John releases his fifth album, Honky Chateau, in the UK.
Elton John's fifth album, Honky Chateau, begins a five-week run at No1 in the Billboard Albums Chart in the USA.
Elton John, dressed as a gorilla, invades the stage during an Iggy Pop performance at Richards Nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee is at No1 in today's newly published Billboard magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA.
Elton John plays the third of four nights at Rossya Hall, Moscow, Russia, Europe.
Elton John completes recording of his next single, Little Jeannie, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John is awarded a gold disc in New Zealand, Oceania, for for his album Jump Up.
Elton John plays at The Starlight Theater, Swope Park, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
On his Jump Up tour, Elton John plays at The Civic Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.
On his Jump Up tour, Elton John plays the first of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his Jump Up tour, Elton John plays the second of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
UK tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that Elton John has cancelled a charity show in Hollywood because he is seriously ill with glandular fever.
Elton John plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
UK tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror reveals that Elton John has long been worried about AIDS and has been tested for it many times.
On his Sleeping With The Past tour, Elton John plays the second of two nights at Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.
Now re-issued, Elton John's 55th single, Sacrifice, enters the UK charts. It goes on to become the first UK No1 of his lengthy career.
Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Cliff Richard, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Status Quo and Elton John play in a charity show at Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The event is a Knebworth Festival-benefit for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center and the BPI's Brit School for the Performing Arts.
Blur win the Best British Group and three other awards at the fifteenth British Music Industry Awards (The BRITS) in Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Oasis are Best Newcomers, Elton John gets Outstanding Contribution, R.E.M. is best International Act and also plays live. Other live performers include Take That, Eternal, Madonna, Elton John and East 17.
It is reported that Sir Elton John has collapsed during a flight from France to Ireland, on his way to attend the wedding of Victoria 'Posh Spice' Adams and footballer David Beckham.
Sir Elton John gives evidence at the start of a High Court case in London, England, UK, in which the singer-songwriter is suing Andrew Haydon, of his former management company John Reid Enterprises, and the City accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which looked after his business interests.
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In the High Court in London, UK, it is alleged by Mark Hapgood QC, that Elton John once spent £30m in just under two years - an average of £1.5m a month. Mr Hapgood suggests that Sir Elton went "spending mad" following a £42m deal with recording company Polygram in February 1996. The claims are made during a court case in which the singer is suing Andrew Haydon [former MD of management company John Reid Enterprises] for negligence. Sir Elton also accuses City accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers of negligence in managing his affairs.
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 and Ryan Adams perform together at a studio in the back of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, in a taping for the tv show CMT Crossroads. Among their collaborations are duets on Jim Reeves' He'll Have To Go and Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls Of Fire.
In a ceremony held at Elton John's UK mansion, Elvis Costello marries jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Krall. Paul McCartney is among the 150 guests attending the wedding.
Elton John plays in The RDS Arena, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by Rufus Wainwright and James Blunt.
Elton John plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
American music trade publication Billboard reports that U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005. More than three million people attended their sold-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed over $71m (£40m). The Top ten is rounded out by Kenny Chesney in fourth place with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney $60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart $49m (£27m), Elton John $45.5m (£25.6m), The Dave Matthews Band $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett $41m (£23m) and Green Day $36.5m (£20.5m).
Billy Joel and Elton John play at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Joel and Elton John postpone their imminent concert at The Times Union Center, Albany, New York State, USA, after Joel's doctors advise him not to perform for 72 hours because of his "extreme fatigue." This is the second concert in the pair's Face 2 Face tour to be cancelled in recent days.
Elton John and Billy Joel play at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Elton John and Santana play in a concert following the Dubai World Cup Races on the opening night of the Meydan Racecourse, Meydan City, Dubai, Asia.
Sir Elton John spends the day in St Tropez, France, Europe, with his long-time partner David Furnish. During the day they go shopping at the local Louis Vuitton store.
Official birth documents are made public showing Sir Elton John as the father and his husband David Furnish as the 'mother' of their adopted son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born a few days earlier to a surrogate mother in California, USA. Speculation mounts that Elton was the sperm donor and, thus, the child's biological father.
Elton John attends the premiere of his computer-animated comedy movie Gnomeo And Juliet in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. [Elton co-produced the film and composed the soundtrack music].
Elton John performs live on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, and also acts as the show's host.
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.
Derek Watkins, the jazz, pop and classical trumpet player whose work was heard on tracks by The Beatles, Elton John and Eric Clapton, to name only a few, dies aged 68 of cancer in Claygate, Surrey, England, UK, Europe. Another of his many extraordinary accomplishments was providing the trumpet parts for the soundtracks of every James Bond film from Dr. No to Skyfall.
It is revealed that Lady Gaga has been chosen as godmother to Elijah, the second adopted son of Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish. Gaga is already godmother to their first child, Zachary.
Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne and Sir Elton John are among the celebrities in attendance at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, California, USA.
A BBCtv-funded all-star rendition of The Beach Boys classic God Only Knows is aired for the first time at 8.00pm in the UK. This new performance features Brian Wilson (the song’s writer) Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Arriving home in the UK after a South American tour, Elton John discovers he has contracted a "rare and potentially deadly" bacterial infection, following a tour of South America.
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Elton John spends the first of two days in intensive care in London, England, UK, Europe, being treated for a "rare and potentially deadly" bacterial infection, following a tour of South America.
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