|Trivia:||Produced by Gus Dudgeon|
|Tracks side 1:||Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word|
|Tracks side 2:||Shoulder Holster|
Record Label Information:
|The Rocket Record Company 2C 006-98.364, Sackville Productions|
Vinyl Record Format:
|7" Single, PS Picture Sleeve|
Year & Country:
|1976 Made in France|
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Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947 in Pinner, a suburb of London, England. He showed a love for music from a very young age and began playing the piano at the age of three. By the time he was a teenager, he had already become an accomplished pianist, and he began playing in local pubs and clubs.
In the 1960s, Elton John joined the band Bluesology, which played a mix of blues and rock music. Elton's piano skills quickly became the highlight of the band's performances, and he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most talented young musicians in London.
n 1967, Elton John met Bernie Taupin, a young songwriter who had placed an ad in a music magazine looking for a collaborator. The two hit it off immediately, and they began writing songs together. They quickly developed a unique and distinctive style, with Taupin writing the lyrics and Elton composing the music.
In 1970, Elton John released his debut album, "Empty Sky." The album was well-received by critics, but it failed to make much of an impact on the charts. However, Elton's follow-up album, "Elton John," was a huge success, thanks in part to the hit single "Your Song." The album spent months on the charts and established Elton as a major star.
Over the next several years, Elton John became one of the biggest names in pop music. He released a string of hit albums, including "Madman Across the Water," "Honky Chateau," and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." He also became known for his flamboyant stage shows and outrageous costumes, which included sequined jumpsuits and platform shoes.
Despite his success, Elton John struggled with personal demons during this time. He battled drug and alcohol addiction, and his personal relationships were often tumultuous. However, he continued to make music and tour, and his fans remained loyal.
In 1976, Elton John announced that he was retiring from music, and he played what he claimed would be his final concert at London's Wembley Stadium. However, he soon returned to the music scene, and he continued to record and tour throughout the 1980s and beyond.
Today, Elton John is recognized as one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th century. His music has inspired countless artists, and his contributions to the world of pop music will never be forgotten.