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Elton John

The 'relocation' of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw Native American nations begins in America. Nearly 17,000 Native Americans will be forcibly moved from their homelands to what was then called Indian Territory, later to be known as Oklahoma. As many as 6,000 are estimated to have died along the route, which became known as 'The Trail Of Tears'. The songs Indian Reservation by John D. Loudermilk and Cherokee by Europe, both recount this appalling tale of man's inhumanity to man. Indian Sunset by Elton John examines the plight of the Native Americans in a similar way.
Michael Siegfried Raphael is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. He will find success as harmonica virtuoso Mickey Raphael, best-known for his work with Willie Nelson, but also contributing his musical gifts to Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, M
Luiz Oscar Niemeyer is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as a music promoter, arranging concerts by artists including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and many others.
A BBC Radio audition panel in London, UK, makes its observations on a demo tape submitted by Elton John - 'Male vocal in the 1968 feeling - thin, piercing voice with no emotional appeal... dreary songs... one key singer... pretentious material'.
The Hollies release a new single, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, in the UK on Parlophone Records. The track, which features Elton John on piano, will peak at No1.
Elton John plays at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Elton John plays the third of six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John plays the fifth of six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John plays the last of six nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Kinks, Elton John, Ballin' Jack and Juicy Lucy play the first of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Kinks, Elton John, Ballin' Jack and Juicy Lucy play the second of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Elton John makes his first appearance in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA with Your Song, which will peak at No8 during an eleven-week run on the chart.
Elton John plays at Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.
Music mogul Robert Stigwood throws a reception at The China Garden restaurant, London, UK, to announce that Eric Clapton is about to fly to the USA to make a new album. Among the 100 guests are Pete Townshend, Elton John, Long John Baldry and deejay Alan Freeman. Later, Stigwood hosts another reception for Clapton at his home, with forty guests including Ric Grech and Ronnie Wood.
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Elton John begins a three-week run at No.1 in the Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA with Rock Of The Westies.
Elton John releases a new double LP, Blue Moves.
Elton John plays the second of four nights at The Great October Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
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.
Elton John completes recording of his next single, Little Jeannie, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John releases his fourteenth studio LP, 21 At 33, on MCA/Rocket Records.
Elton John plays at The Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Elton John begins a 42-date British tour at City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor of Queen spend a night on the town with Elton John in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Ice On Fire, the nineteenth album by Elton John, enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No3.
Elton John plays the last of three nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the first of two nights at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
An Artists Against Apartheid album, Conspiracy Of Hope, is released featuring Sting, Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Steve Winwood.
Sir Elton John plays a live 'greatest hits' show entitled One Night Only at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
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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Elton John releases a new single, All That I’m Allowed, on Mercury Records worldwide.
Elton John plays in a benefit concert at Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK.
Elton John plays at The Colosseum, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Elton John plays at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Sunday Times Rich List is published, showing that Elton John, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger suffered significant drops in their earnings in the 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.
The Islamist Justice and Development Party calls for a ban on Elton John playing at the imminent Mawazine festival in Rabat, Morocco, Africa, arguing that his appearance would pose "a risk of encouraging homosexuality in Morocco."
Elton John plays in the BBC2 Electric Proms at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Elton John plays at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Hillary Clinton is among the guests at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City, USA.
Elton John plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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 plays at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Sir Elton John plays at Leipziger Messe, Halle:Eins, Leipzig, Germany, Europe.
Elton John and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez take part in the Sixth Biennial UNICEF Ball Honoring David Beckham and C. L. Max Nikias presented by Louis Vuitton at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Conan play at The Yucca Tap, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, supported by The Ditch And The Delta.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays the first of two nights at the Capital One Arena, Washington DC, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at the Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho, USA.
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