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Elton John

Gerard Richard Stickells is born in Lydd, kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as Gerry Stickells, a renowned tour manager, working with Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler and Madonna.
Leonard Castro is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He will find success as percussionist Lenny Castro, working with Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and many others.
Elton John plays at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Aretha Franklin releases a new single, Border Song (written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin), on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays the first of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Mill Run Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elton John releases a new single, Your Song, in the UK on DJM Records.
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 plays the third of four nights at The Great October 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.
Luxury casino and resort development Sun City is opened in the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, just outside the border of South Africa. The resort will become embroiled in international politics in 1985 when Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his music-industry activist group, Artists United Against Apartheid record the song Sun City, in which they vow never to perform at the resort because of its apartheid sympathies. Even so, artists including Queen, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Julio Iglesias, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, Boney M., Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick and Laura Branigan did play at the Sun City Super Bowl.
Elton John signs a new record deal with Geffen Records.
On his Jump Up tour, Elton John plays the second of three nights at The Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
Elton John plays a gig in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elton John plays a second night at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the first of three nights at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John plays the second of three nights at The Odeon, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Elton John is interviewed on tv show BBC South Today in the UK.
Anti-apartheid demonstrators stage a protest outside a hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania, whose guests include Elton John. They are angered that he has agreed to play a show in the controversial South African casino resort Sun City.
Elton John plays in Houston, Texas, USA.
Elton John plays in Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
Elton John plays in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor of Queen spend a night on the town with Elton John in Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
It is announced by Elton John's manager, John Reid, that the star and his wife Renate Blauel have decided to 'continue living apart', but have no plans for a divorce.
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On her Farewell Tour, Tina Turner plays the second of two nights at Woburn Abbey, Woburn, England, UK. The audience includes Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Kate Bush and Princess Diana.
Elton John plays at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, 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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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.
OK magazine’s annual Rich List reveals Sir Elton John to have been the UK’s highest earning entertainer in the previous year, having raked in £33m during 2004. The Osbournes come in second with £20m and American Idol/Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell is third with £18m.
Elton John plays at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, England, UK.
Elton John plays at Reebok Stadium, Bolton, UK.
Elton John plays at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
HMV reports that sales of Pink Floyd albums have increased 13-fold since their appearance at the weekend in the Live8 concert. Other acts to benefit significantly from boosted sales include Annie Lennox and The Who, but Pete Doherty of Babyshambles, who performed a duet with Elton John, has registered a drop in sales.
Elton John plays at The MCI Centre, Washington DC, USA.
Billy Joel and Elton John play a Face 2 Face concert at the Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Sir Elton John, Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham and Joss Stone represent the pop music world as guests at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey, London, UK. Ellie Goulding sings Your Song at the reception in Buckingham Palace afterwards, as the Royal Couple dance their first dance.
Speaking on Australian news and current affairs programme Sunday Night, Sir Elton John rekindles his public feud with Madonna, claiming that her recent album MDMA was a "disaster". He also states that "she looks like a f*cking fairground stripper." He completes his tirade by predicting the end of her career, while saying, "it couldn't happen to a bigger c***."
Justin Timberlake, Sir Elton John and Pharrell Williams are among the guests at an after party following the GQ Men of the Year Awards, London, UK.
Roger Pope, drummer for Elton John on six albums and at 84 live shows, dies of cancer aged 66, in Southampton, England, UK, Europe, just hours after marrying his girlfriend, Sue Tressider, on his deathbed. Pope also played with Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Al Stewart, Hookfoot and many others.
Elton John releases a new single, Blue Wonderful.
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.
Elton John releases his 32nd album, Wonderful Crazy Night, worldwide.
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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On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays the first of two nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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