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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including eight number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling chart single of all time. According to Billboard in 2019, John is the top solo artist in US chart history (third overall), and the top Adult Contemporary artist of all time.

Raised in the Pinner area of Greater London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom he played until 1967. He met his longtime musical partner Taupin in 1967, after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for other artists, and John worked as a session musician for artists including the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969, John's debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, his first hit single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, became his first top ten in both the UK and the US. His most commercially successful period, 1970–1976, included Honky Château (1972), Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) and his first Greatest Hits compilation — the latter two among the official best-selling albums worldwide. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical. In 2018, John began his ongoing farewell tour. His music career was dramatised in the 2019 biopic Rocketman. While not appearing in his own biopic, John has made cameos in other films and television shows.

John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a year later he began hosting his annual Foundation Academy Awards Party, which has since become one of the biggest high-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over £300 million. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002, and is an honorary life president of the club. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005; they married after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014.

John has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards; including for Outstanding Contribution to Music; two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. Presenting John with France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur, in 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron called him a "melodic genius" and praised his work on behalf of the LGBT community.

quote by Elton John: Stolen moments in the smoky room monday mornings that would come too soon crazy summers that would never end when the time was spent loving… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Stolen moments in the smoky room monday mornings that would come too soon crazy summers that would n...

Stolen moments in the smoky room monday mornings that would come too soon crazy summers that would never end when the time was spent loving you.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Just you and me at a crossroads then Ain't it funny how we were old friends accidentally thrown together did we intend to be the romantic n… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Just you and me at a crossroads then Ain't it funny how we were old friends accidentally thrown toge...

Just you and me at a crossroads then Ain't it funny how we were old friends accidentally thrown together did we intend to be the romantic novel you never want to end.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Everything I thought I'd hate about having children the crying, the screaming, nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it's relaxed me. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Everything I thought I'd hate about having children the crying, the screaming, nothing fazes me. I l...

Everything I thought I'd hate about having children the crying, the screaming, nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it's relaxed me.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm gonna be high I'm a rocket man. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm gonna be high I'm a rocket man....

I'm gonna be high I'm a rocket man.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Oh no no no I'm a rocket man. Rocketman burning out his fuse up here alone. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Oh no no no I'm a rocket man. Rocketman burning out his fuse up here alone....

Oh no no no I'm a rocket man. Rocketman burning out his fuse up here alone.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Welcome home my dear, you are arrived. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Welcome home my dear, you are arrived....

Welcome home my dear, you are arrived.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Live for each second without hesitation. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Live for each second without hesitation....

Live for each second without hesitation.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I am the biggest technophobe of all time. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I am the biggest technophobe of all time....

I am the biggest technophobe of all time.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: My mum always used to buy a record every Friday. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: My mum always used to buy a record every Friday....

My mum always used to buy a record every Friday.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I've never had a writer's block, but still I think: 'Is it going to happen this time?' You never know what you're going to get; you just pu… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I've never had a writer's block, but still I think: 'Is it going to happen this time?' You never kno...

I've never had a writer's block, but still I think: 'Is it going to happen this time?' You never know what you're going to get; you just put your fingers on the keys and hope.

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quote by Elton John: I'm very generous. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm very generous....

I'm very generous.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm a very wealthy man. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm a very wealthy man....

I'm a very wealthy man.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'd always lived with people -- my family, or had people living with me, because I'd never liked being on my own. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'd always lived with people -- my family, or had people living with me, because I'd never liked bei...

I'd always lived with people -- my family, or had people living with me, because I'd never liked being on my own.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex....

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: It's just so wonderful to have someone in the house like a child to turn your attention to. It's not about you anymore, it's about this lov… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: It's just so wonderful to have someone in the house like a child to turn your attention to. It's not...

It's just so wonderful to have someone in the house like a child to turn your attention to. It's not about you anymore, it's about this lovely little human being.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I am so in the past. I'm such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I am so in the past. I'm such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the ...

I am so in the past. I'm such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I could never go onstage in denims. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I could never go onstage in denims....

I could never go onstage in denims.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: You went and flipped the switch and turned me positive
When I was negative
I've been stumbling around like a metal man
On the graveyard shi… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: You went and flipped the switch and turned me positive
When I was negative
I've been stumbling aroun...

You went and flipped the switch and turned me positive
When I was negative
I've been stumbling around like a metal man
On the graveyard shift
I am your robot, and I'm programmed to love you
My serial number is 44357.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Boredom's a pastime that one soon acquired
Where you get to the stage, where you're not even tired
Kicking your heels 'til the time comes a… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Boredom's a pastime that one soon acquired
Where you get to the stage, where you're not even tired
K...

Boredom's a pastime that one soon acquired
Where you get to the stage, where you're not even tired
Kicking your heels 'til the time comes around
To pick up your bags and head out of town.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Ever since I had that interview in which I said I was bisexual it seems twice as many people wave at me in the streets. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Ever since I had that interview in which I said I was bisexual it seems twice as many people wave at...

Ever since I had that interview in which I said I was bisexual it seems twice as many people wave at me in the streets.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: It's getting late have you seen my mates, Ma tell me when the boys get here, It's seven o'clock and I want to rock, Want to get a belly ful… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: It's getting late have you seen my mates, Ma tell me when the boys get here, It's seven o'clock and ...

It's getting late have you seen my mates, Ma tell me when the boys get here, It's seven o'clock and I want to rock, Want to get a belly full of beer.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Holy Moses, let us live in peace. Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease. There's a man over there, what's his colour I don't… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Holy Moses, let us live in peace. Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease. There's a ma...

Holy Moses, let us live in peace. Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease. There's a man over there, what's his colour I don't care, he's my brother, let us live in peace.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent in case the teacher looked at me. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent in case the teacher looked at me....

I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent in case the teacher looked at me.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get m...

You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel....

Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Rocket Man, burning out his fuse up here alone. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Rocket Man, burning out his fuse up here alone....

Rocket Man, burning out his fuse up here alone.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats, though. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the li...

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats, though.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: A great editor is the most valuable thing you can have as an artist because, as you said, sometimes you get too close to something. I think… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: A great editor is the most valuable thing you can have as an artist because, as you said, sometimes ...

A great editor is the most valuable thing you can have as an artist because, as you said, sometimes you get too close to something. I think, apart from your talent, that's why you have the career you have -- because you have great people behind you.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I used to take hostages in my relationships and not let people be independent. It always ended in disaster, because you take away people's … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I used to take hostages in my relationships and not let people be independent. It always ended in di...

I used to take hostages in my relationships and not let people be independent. It always ended in disaster, because you take away people's identity and they end up full of resentment.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I lo...

I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm so proud to be on a Kate Bush record; she's always marched to the beat of her own drum. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm so proud to be on a Kate Bush record; she's always marched to the beat of her own drum....

I'm so proud to be on a Kate Bush record; she's always marched to the beat of her own drum.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Love's like a junkie, addiction's a fact. Passion's a monkey, you can't keep off your back. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Love's like a junkie, addiction's a fact. Passion's a monkey, you can't keep off your back....

Love's like a junkie, addiction's a fact. Passion's a monkey, you can't keep off your back.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: A couple of sounds that I really like are the sounds of a switchblade and a motor bike. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: A couple of sounds that I really like are the sounds of a switchblade and a motor bike....

A couple of sounds that I really like are the sounds of a switchblade and a motor bike.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: People who mock rap and say, I don't like it, they should go and check out Kanye West in the studio rapping, or Marshall, Eminem, when he's… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: People who mock rap and say, I don't like it, they should go and check out Kanye West in the studio ...

People who mock rap and say, I don't like it, they should go and check out Kanye West in the studio rapping, or Marshall, Eminem, when he's in the studio. It's a phenomenon. Don't knock it until you've seen it. It may not be your cup of tea, but don't ridicule it.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Cause what the hell is wrong with expressing yourself, trying to be me? with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Cause what the hell is wrong with expressing yourself, trying to be me?...

Cause what the hell is wrong with expressing yourself, trying to be me?

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: It's awful to be afraid of sex, but I'm afraid that's what the '50s did to people. It was just sex is disgusting, it shouldn't be talked ab… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: It's awful to be afraid of sex, but I'm afraid that's what the '50s did to people. It was just sex i...

It's awful to be afraid of sex, but I'm afraid that's what the '50s did to people. It was just sex is disgusting, it shouldn't be talked about. Nudity is disgusting, we just don't talk about those kinds of things.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm a great lover of children. I never thought that one day I'd actually be a father, but I'm very pleased that I changed my mind. Children… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm a great lover of children. I never thought that one day I'd actually be a father, but I'm very p...

I'm a great lover of children. I never thought that one day I'd actually be a father, but I'm very pleased that I changed my mind. Children are extremely important. They are the future of the world.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: You can work as hard as you like, and plan as carefully as you want, but there are moments when it's just about a hunch, about trusting you… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: You can work as hard as you like, and plan as carefully as you want, but there are moments when it's...

You can work as hard as you like, and plan as carefully as you want, but there are moments when it's just about a hunch, about trusting your instincts, or about fate.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot....

Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: I've been going to Russia since 1979. I've been going quite frequently, and I've always had a wonderful rapport with the Russian audiences … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I've been going to Russia since 1979. I've been going quite frequently, and I've always had a wonder...

I've been going to Russia since 1979. I've been going quite frequently, and I've always had a wonderful rapport with the Russian audiences and with the Russian people.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: I really appreciate my performing so much better, as I get older. I don't take it for granted anymore. I really relish it and love it. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I really appreciate my performing so much better, as I get older. I don't take it for granted anymor...

I really appreciate my performing so much better, as I get older. I don't take it for granted anymore. I really relish it and love it.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Basically, I wanted redemption for the way I lived my life beforehand, and that was the drugs, the drink, the loose sex, whatever. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Basically, I wanted redemption for the way I lived my life beforehand, and that was the drugs, the d...

Basically, I wanted redemption for the way I lived my life beforehand, and that was the drugs, the drink, the loose sex, whatever.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Laughing like children, living like lovers, rolling like thunder, under the covers, and I guess that's why they call it the blues. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Laughing like children, living like lovers, rolling like thunder, under the covers, and I guess that...

Laughing like children, living like lovers, rolling like thunder, under the covers, and I guess that's why they call it the blues.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on...

Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Don't you know Im still standing better than I ever did.  Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.  I'm still standing afte… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Don't you know Im still standing better than I ever did.  Looking like a true survivor, feeling like...

Don't you know Im still standing better than I ever did.  Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid.  I'm still standing after all this time.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I've always been dead set against festivals, really suspicious and wary. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I've always been dead set against festivals, really suspicious and wary....

I've always been dead set against festivals, really suspicious and wary.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: On a street of right and wrong in every inch of sadness, rocks and tanks go hand in hand with madness. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: On a street of right and wrong in every inch of sadness, rocks and tanks go hand in hand with madnes...

On a street of right and wrong in every inch of sadness, rocks and tanks go hand in hand with madness.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Tina Turner gave me the highway blues. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Tina Turner gave me the highway blues....

Tina Turner gave me the highway blues.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again....

It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I tried to commit suicide one day. It was a very Woody Allen-type suicide. I turned on the gas and left all the windows open. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I tried to commit suicide one day. It was a very Woody Allen-type suicide. I turned on the gas and l...

I tried to commit suicide one day. It was a very Woody Allen-type suicide. I turned on the gas and left all the windows open.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: The Less I Say The More My Work Gets Done. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: The Less I Say The More My Work Gets Done....

The Less I Say The More My Work Gets Done.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: What a scandal, if I die. Yeah, I'm gonna kill myself, get a little headline news. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: What a scandal, if I die. Yeah, I'm gonna kill myself, get a little headline news....

What a scandal, if I die. Yeah, I'm gonna kill myself, get a little headline news.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: We have come so far. It's become a real bipartisan cause, which I'm very happy to see. And in the case of America, and it's -- certainly, w… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: We have come so far. It's become a real bipartisan cause, which I'm very happy to see. And in the ca...

We have come so far. It's become a real bipartisan cause, which I'm very happy to see. And in the case of America, and it's -- certainly, without America, we'd be facing catastrophe.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I was ready to approach her with my English charm, when her brass knuckled boyfriend grabbed me by the arm. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I was ready to approach her with my English charm, when her brass knuckled boyfriend grabbed me by t...

I was ready to approach her with my English charm, when her brass knuckled boyfriend grabbed me by the arm.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: It was insanity, but it sounded romantic. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: It was insanity, but it sounded romantic....

It was insanity, but it sounded romantic.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: I think that's the graveyard of musicians, playing cabaret. I think I'd rather be dead than work in cabaret. It's just so depressing. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I think that's the graveyard of musicians, playing cabaret. I think I'd rather be dead than work in ...

I think that's the graveyard of musicians, playing cabaret. I think I'd rather be dead than work in cabaret. It's just so depressing.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Don't judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Don't judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same....

Don't judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: He'd been drinking in a bar downtown, when he thought he heard a choir of angels singing in the Tiki Lounge. And that's when he got religio… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: He'd been drinking in a bar downtown, when he thought he heard a choir of angels singing in the Tiki...

He'd been drinking in a bar downtown, when he thought he heard a choir of angels singing in the Tiki Lounge. And that's when he got religion.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: The Backstreet Boys can sing their asses off. I'm not so sure about those other boy bands. But Backstreet Boys have my ultimate respect. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: The Backstreet Boys can sing their asses off. I'm not so sure about those other boy bands. But Backs...

The Backstreet Boys can sing their asses off. I'm not so sure about those other boy bands. But Backstreet Boys have my ultimate respect.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: That's just a part of being an artist: you can't write great stuff all the time, because if you did, then you'd be inhuman. The human side … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: That's just a part of being an artist: you can't write great stuff all the time, because if you did,...

That's just a part of being an artist: you can't write great stuff all the time, because if you did, then you'd be inhuman. The human side of people is that sometimes they fail.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I love the way the American trade magazines never give anybody a bad review because they're afraid the advertising will be taken out. It's … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I love the way the American trade magazines never give anybody a bad review because they're afraid t...

I love the way the American trade magazines never give anybody a bad review because they're afraid the advertising will be taken out. It's so hysterical.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: My mother encouraged me and was very great about me being gay, but she always encouraged me to follow my musical dreams, which I'm very gra… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: My mother encouraged me and was very great about me being gay, but she always encouraged me to follo...

My mother encouraged me and was very great about me being gay, but she always encouraged me to follow my musical dreams, which I'm very grateful for.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend George Michael -- the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes ou… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend George Michael -- the kindest, most generous soul a...

I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend George Michael -- the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'll not complain about your boring life, if you just leave me to mine. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'll not complain about your boring life, if you just leave me to mine....

I'll not complain about your boring life, if you just leave me to mine.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I've been coming to America since 1970, and it's like my second home, but I've never felt such a divided country, ever. I didn't think it w… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I've been coming to America since 1970, and it's like my second home, but I've never felt such a div...

I've been coming to America since 1970, and it's like my second home, but I've never felt such a divided country, ever. I didn't think it would get to this point, and it breaks my heart.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: The French are useless. They can't organize a piss-up in a brewery. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: The French are useless. They can't organize a piss-up in a brewery....

The French are useless. They can't organize a piss-up in a brewery.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: I don't think you can recreate anything from the past. You can not do it. If you're going to go out and imitate a Motown sound, you can't d… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I don't think you can recreate anything from the past. You can not do it. If you're going to go out ...

I don't think you can recreate anything from the past. You can not do it. If you're going to go out and imitate a Motown sound, you can't do it, it's impossible because of the studios and players involved and the atmosphere.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Rock and roll came in and changed my life and changed the whole music scene forever, and then I grew to love RandB and Motown and all black… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Rock and roll came in and changed my life and changed the whole music scene forever, and then I grew...

Rock and roll came in and changed my life and changed the whole music scene forever, and then I grew to love RandB and Motown and all black music, gospel music. But I never dismiss any form of music. I listen to everything.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: Sometimes when I'm flying over the Alps I think, 'that's like all the cocaine I sniffed.' with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Sometimes when I'm flying over the Alps I think, 'that's like all the cocaine I sniffed.'...

Sometimes when I'm flying over the Alps I think, 'that's like all the cocaine I sniffed.'

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren't they having a conclave; why aren't t… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren...

The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren't they having a conclave; why aren't they coming together?

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: When stars collide, like you and I, no shadow blocks the sun -- The One. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: When stars collide, like you and I, no shadow blocks the sun -- The One....

When stars collide, like you and I, no shadow blocks the sun -- The One.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful I'm a good piano player, I can sing well, I write goo… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful I'm a good pia...

I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful I'm a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs. If you don't like it, fair enough. But give me a break.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: No tears to damn you when jealousy burns. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: No tears to damn you when jealousy burns....

No tears to damn you when jealousy burns.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place....

Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: And it's one more beer and I don't hear you any more. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: And it's one more beer and I don't hear you any more....

And it's one more beer and I don't hear you any more.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm a juvenile product of the working class, who's best friend floats in the bottom of a glass. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm a juvenile product of the working class, who's best friend floats in the bottom of a glass....

I'm a juvenile product of the working class, who's best friend floats in the bottom of a glass.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I love drag queens and I love going to see them perform because those people have got so much character and bravery. Such balls! I love peo… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I love drag queens and I love going to see them perform because those people have got so much charac...

I love drag queens and I love going to see them perform because those people have got so much character and bravery. Such balls! I love people with balls.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: The work became like the drug addiction, the clothes, anything in my life. It became -- it's become an addiction. I'm addicted to working. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: The work became like the drug addiction, the clothes, anything in my life. It became -- it's become ...

The work became like the drug addiction, the clothes, anything in my life. It became -- it's become an addiction. I'm addicted to working.

--Elton John

quote by Elton John: This is a tremendous assest for the club, a tremendous headache lifted from our shoulders, really. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: This is a tremendous assest for the club, a tremendous headache lifted from our shoulders, really....

This is a tremendous assest for the club, a tremendous headache lifted from our shoulders, really.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, high-away, bye-bye. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, hi...

Sweet freedom whispered in my ear, you're a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly, fly away, high-away, bye-bye.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees as an artist. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees as an artist....

Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees as an artist.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays. But there are so … with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred an...

I think religion has always tried to turn hatred towards gay people. Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays. But there are so many Christian people I know who are gay and love their religion.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: Simon Cowell and I are great friends and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: Simon Cowell and I are great friends and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing....

Simon Cowell and I are great friends and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol. It would be awful to be like Keith Richards. He's pathetic. It's like a monkey with arthritis, tr… with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol. It would be awful to be like Keith Richards. He's pathetic...

I'm glad I've given up drugs and alcohol. It would be awful to be like Keith Richards. He's pathetic. It's like a monkey with arthritis, trying to go onstage and look young.

--Elton John
quote by Elton John: On Keith Richards: He's like a monkey with arthritis. with background image: photo of author Elton John with quote: On Keith Richards: He's like a monkey with arthritis....

On Keith Richards: He's like a monkey with arthritis.

--Elton John

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