Elton John photographed by David LaChapelle for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Photo: David LaChapelle
Elton John: his job highlights
From the Yellow Brick Road to the Million Dollar Piano, here are Elton John’s biggest moments
Meeting Bernie Taupin
In June 1967, 20 -year-old Reg Dwight and 17 -year-old Bernie Taupin responded to a talent-seeking ad in the NME, kickstarting a partnership that they are able to within three years spawn Your Carol and a Grammy nomination for John’s self-titled second album.
John Lennon’s last ever performance
John Lennon and Elton John swear that if collaborative relationships Whatever Gets You Thru the Night became a US No 1, they are able to play-act live together at Madison Square Garden. Lennon considered there was no way it would happen; it did, resulting in his last-place ever performance.
Oscar for better chant
In 1991, Tim Rice asked John to write the music to his songs for the soundtrack of Disney’s The Lion King. At the 67 th Academy accolades in 1995, three of their compositions were nominated for best sung, with a win for Can You Seem the Love Tonight.
Candle in the Wind
Following the death of Princess Diana, John paid tribute with a rewritten version of his 1973 slam Candle in the Wind. It remains the biggest selling single of all time in the US and UK( since the charts began ). John performed the reworked version for the first, and last, time at Diana’s funeral.
Civil partnership with David Furnish
John disclosed his bisexuality in 1976, and came out as gay following his divorce from Renate Blauel in 1988. He has been with David Furnish since 1993; in 2005, they became one of the first British couples to enter a civil partnership. They married in December 2014 and have two sons.