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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'.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John
plays at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
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.
plays at Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.
begins a three-week run at No.1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA with Rock Of The Westies.
plays the second of four nights at The Great October Hall, Leningrad, Russia, Europe.
completes recording of his next single, Little Jeannie, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
begins a 42-date British tour at City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
plays the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
in Sydney, Australia, Oceania
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor of Queen spend a night on the town with
plays the last of three nights at The Apollo, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
plays the first of two nights at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
plays the first of two nights at The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
plays at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
, 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 Sunday Times Rich List is published, showing that
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."
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.
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.
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.