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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'.
plays at Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK.
plays at The Sundown, Brixton, London, England, UK.
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.
When Elton John
plays a free concert for 400,000 people in Central Park, New York City, USA, he performs the encore wearing a Donald Duck costume.
signs a new record deal with Geffen Records.
On his Jump Up
tour, Elton John
plays the first of three nights at The Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan, USA.
plays a second night at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
plays the second of two nights at The Empire, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
plays the first of two nights at the Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe.
plays the last of three nights at The Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
UK tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that Elton John
has cancelled a charity show in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, because he is seriously ill with glandular fever.
proposes to German recording engineer Renate Blauel again, in the Mayur Indian Restaurant, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
, the designer of extraordinary rhinestone apparel for country music stars including Hank Williams
, Johnny Cash
, Roy Rogers
and Gram Parsons, dies aged 81, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA. He also made Elvis Presley
's famed $10,000 gold lame suit
, as well as outfits for John Lennon
and Elton John
plays in Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.
It is announced that Elton John
, who suffered throat problems during his recent tour of Australia, Oceania
, is to undergo throat surgery, because of which he has cancelled all 1987 performances including a tour of the USA.
The front page of UK tabloid newspaper The Sun claims that the RSPCA is to investigate whether or not Elton John
's Rottweilers have been silenced by surgery to prevent the dogs from barking.
issues a press announcement confirming rumours that he and his wife Renate Blauel are to divorce.
/Healing Hands by Elton John
reaches No1 in the UK singles chart for the first of five weeks.
, Pink Floyd
, 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.
plays the third of four nights at The Superbowl, Sun City, South Africa, accompanied by percussionist Ray Cooper
plays at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
plays at the Hallam Arena, Sheffield, UK.
The Sanctuary Group, home to such artists as Elton John
and Iron Maiden
, announces that it has begun talks with third parties that could lead to a partial or outright sale of the company.
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
, who performed a duet with Elton John
, has registered a drop in sales.
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.
plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.