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JULY  26th   2006

THE CAPTAIN & THE KID

 

 

Elton's new studio album "The Captain and the kid" is to be released in september.

TRACKLIST

01    Postcards From Richard Nixon
02    Just Like Noah's Ark
03    Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)
04    Tinderbox
05    ...And The House Fell Down
06    Blues Never Fade Away
07    The Bridge
08    I Must Have Lost It On the Wind
09    Old '67
10    The Captain and the Kid

Produced by  ELTON JOHN & MATT STILL.

All songs written by ELTON & BERNIE TAUPIN

 

 

 

December 21,   2005
 

BEST WISHES TO ELTON & DAVID !

THE WEDDING DAY   (special page - PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

 

 

 

 

 

December  19,   2005
ARE YOU READY FOR ELTON'S WEDDING ??

from CBS

AP) Elton John said forming a civil partnership with his longtime lover David Furnish in England this week will be "the happiest day of my life."

But, the pop star added, he will feel sorry for the many gay couples who live in countries that prohibit such unions.

"It has been a long struggle for equal rights to gay people in Britain, but now, in the 21st century, we have real civil rights, tolerance and final acceptance in our lives," John wrote in The Observer, a Sunday newspaper.

"Next Wednesday, on the happiest day of my life, when I celebrate a civil partnership with David, I will be thinking, however, about those less fortunate than we are. In many countries, having a same-sex partner is still outlawed."

Quoting Amnesty International, John said an estimated 80 countries still have laws that criminalize adult same-sex relations. He also cited specific cases of abuse in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, Uganda, Iraq and Poland.

"Throughout history, gay people such as myself and David have often been made scapegoats by those who fear that we are a threat to the status quo," John said.

More than 600 same-sex couples plan to form civil partnerships in England and Wales on Wednesday, the first day that such ceremonies become possible. In order to get the law passed that allow such unions, the British government avoided potential opposition by avoiding the term "marriage."

 

 

November  11,   2005
Elton's Christmas Party Album


1.  Step Into Christmas                        Elton John
2.  Feliz Navidad                              El Vez
3.  Frosty the Snowman                         The Ronettes
4.  Santa Claus Is Coming to Town              Bruce Springsteen
5.  The Man with All the Toys                  The Beach Boys
6.  A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So)    The Flaming Lips
7.  It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas         Pet Shop Boys
8.  Spotlight on Christmas                     Rufus Wainwright
9.  Jingle Bell Rock                           The Ventures
10. Run Rudolph Run                            Chuck Berry
11. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer             The Crystals
12. Playa's Ball                               Outkast
13. Merry Christmas Baby                       Otis Redding
14. Christmas Island                           Jimmy Buffett
15. St. Patrick's Day                          John Mayer
16. Please Come Home for Christmas             The Eagles
17. Christmas Must Be Tonight                  The Band
18. 2000 Miles                                 The Pretenders
19. December Will Be Magic Again               Kate Bush
20. New Year's Day                             U2
21. Calling It Christmas                       Elton John & Joss Stone

Available  on  :  hearmusic

 

 

 

September  4,   2005
 

ELTON LIVE IN ROME

PHOTO GALLERY

 

 

 

September  1st   2005

ARE YOU READY FOR ROME ??

VIDEO MESSAGE TO ITALIANS FANS  !!!!

Elton al Colosseo : "Non vedo l'ora"

Elton in arrivo al Colosseo

"Il concerto piu lungo della mia vita"

Elton dal vivo al Colosseo

Elton John  gratis ai Fori Imperiali

 

 

 

Agu 19,   2005
 

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC - DELUXE EDITION - 30th Anniversary

Release date :  Sept. 13, 2005

TRACK LISTING:
DISC ONE
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Tower Of Babel
Bitter Fingers
Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
Better Off Dead
Writing
We All Fall In Love Sometimes
Curtains

BONUS TRACKS:
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (single)
One Day At A Time (b-side) Philadelphia Freedom (single) House Of Cards (b-side)

DISC TWO
LIVE AT WEMBLEY JUNE 21 1975 (all tracks previously unreleased)
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Live)
Tower Of Babel (Live)
Bitter Fingers
(Live)
Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
(Live)
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
(Live)
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
(Live)
Better Off Dead
(Live)
Writing
(Live)
We All Fall In Love Sometimes
(Live)
Curtains
(Live)
Pinball Wizard
(Live)
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
(Live

 

 

 

Agu 4,   2005
From www.eltonfan.net

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC....30 YEARS ON !

Elton John's "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" celebrates its 30th anniversary with an expanded deluxe edition release and commmorative September 2005 concert dates.

"Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy", one of the greatest albums in pop history, was the first album to debut on the Billboard album charts at #1 and in fact debuted at #1 on all three recognized charts of the era (Billboard, Cash Box and Record World).

The certified triple platinum album was the pinnacle of Elton John's career at the time and covered, in an autobiographical fashion, the first almost 30 years of the lives of Elton and lyricist Bernie Taupin. It was their first genuine concept album, Bernie wrote the lyrics chronologically according to the events in their lives, Elton then wrote the music to the songs in the same order and producer Gus Dudgeon recorded them chronologically as well.

The album's biggest chart hit, the gold, #4 pop "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," is still considered one of the most emotionally charged songs Elton and Bernie have ever penned. Now the album itself celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Elton will commemorate the event not only with the release of the expanded, two-CD "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy" - Deluxe Edition (Island/UMe) on September 13, 2005, but also by performing a series of historic sold-out concerts on September 16 and 17 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston and September 21, 23 and 24 at Madison Square Garden, New York where included in the repertoire he will perform the album in its entirety for the first time in over 30 years.

Disc One of "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy" - Deluxe Edition includes the original full length recording of "Captain Fantastic" and adds bonus tracks originally issued as singles-only in 1974 and early 1975. Included is the John Lennon duet of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and Elton's rendition of the Lennon-written "One Day At A Time." The Deluxe Edition also contains "Philadelphia Freedom" and "House Of Cards" (the b-side to "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," making its debut on this Captain Fantastic reissue). "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" each peaked at #1 pop, both earning gold certification.


Disc Two of the Deluxe Edition will include, for the first time ever, the Wembley Stadium concert performance when on June 21, 1975 Elton boldly debuted the freshly released "Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy" album in its entirety to just short of 120,000 people. In fact, it is the one and only time prior to this year's commemorative concerts that the album was played live in its entirety. Also heard on the Deluxe Edition are "Pinball Wizard" and "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" which served as the Wembley Stadium encores. Elton's support acts on the memorable day included The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Joe Walsh, and Stackridge.

Thirty years on, Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Deluxe Edition offers another listen to the album Taupin says, in the liner notes to the 1990 Elton box set to be continued..., "(is) probably the finest album we've made."

Elton comments in an introduction that he has written specifically for the Deluxe Edition, "It is ironic since we recorded this album that our lives have become the title. Bernie has become The Brown Dirt Cowboy living on a ranch in California raising Cutting horses and prize winning bulls and I have become Captain Fantastic travelling from the edge of the world to your town collecting photography and art and living a life beyond my wildest dreams."

TRACK LISTING:

DISC ONE
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Tower Of Babel
Bitter Fingers
Tell Me When The Whistle Blows
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
Better Off Dead
Writing
We All Fall In Love Sometimes
Curtains

BONUS TRACKS
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (single)
One Day At A Time (b-side)
Philadelphia Freedom (single)
House Of Cards (b-side)

DISC TWO
LIVE AT WEMBLEY JUNE 21 1975 (all tracks previously unreleased)
Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (Live)
Tower Of Babel (Live)
Bitter Fingers (Live)
Tell Me When The Whistle Blows (Live)
Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Live)
(Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket (Live)
Better Off Dead (Live)
Writing (Live)
We All Fall In Love Sometimes (Live)
Curtains (Live)
Pinball Wizard (Live)
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (Live)

 

 

July 27   2005

Interesting article from www.eltonfan.net

The Musical King

With productions of "The Lion King" and "Aida" running around the world ó and with "Billy Elliot," a smash hit in London ó Elton John has become the most successful composer working in the theater, says Michael Riedel of the New York Post.

Not since Andrew Lloyd Webber colonized the globe with "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera" in the '80s has a theatrical songwriter reached as many audiences, or made as much money, as Elton has now.

In addition to the $1 million he's usually paid upfront, industry sources estimate his weekly royalties exceed $100,000. What makes his success all the more interesting is the way Elton has achieved it.

He is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a traditional Broadway composer. You won't find him at auditions or rehearsals or holed up in a hotel room out of town, banging out a new song for the second act. He didn't see "The Lion King" until its opening night in New York. He attended some performances of "Aida" during its out-of-town tryout in Atlanta, but that's only because he lives there. The first time he saw "Billy Elliot" was at a critics' preview.

Elton, it seems, can write a hit show without ever setting foot in the theater. He is Broadway's first virtual composer. "Elton understands the process of writing a musical," says Peter Schneider, the former head of Disney Theatrical, which produced "The Lion King" and "Aida." "But is he in the room like Rodgers and Hammerstein or Stephen Schwartz? No. He's not them."

A theater source who has worked on Elton's shows says bluntly: "He's never around." It is, in fact, financially impossible for Elton to be around a musical in development. He gives hundreds of concerts worldwide each year, earning tens of millions of dollars. If he were to stop performing for several months to be in the trenches with a new show, the loss of income would be substantial.

"He's working pretty much every day," says another person involved with his Broadway shows. "He makes a lot of money, but he spends a lot, too." Having him around would also cost producers a lot of money.

Elton travels with a phalanx of assistants and security guards, and because he doesn't like to sleep in hotel rooms, he usually insists, if he's in the United States, on being flown home to Atlanta in time for bed.

"You wouldn't have enough money in your production budget to pay for Elton to be around," a Disney source says. Because he might be performing anywhere in the world at any given moment, Elton writes his musicals by fax, e-mail, even cellphone.

During the three-month tryout of "Billy Elliot," director Stephen Daldry would sometimes hold up his cellphone in the wings so Elton could hear the dialogue that set up the song he was writing. Elton always writes from lyrics ó they clue him into the song's emotional and narrative purpose ó and he writes fast. It takes him about 20 minutes to knock out a tune.

"If he can't find the song quickly, you have to send him a new lyric," says Tom Schumacher, the current head of Disney Theatrical. Elton writes a melody, records the song on a CD and ships it off to the producers. He leaves structure of the song, its musical setting and its orchestrations to others. "He gives you his version, and then you adapt it for your purposes," says Schumacher. It doesn't matter to him where or how the song is used, but he is concerned about the sound.

The first time he saw "Aida" in New York, he stormed out of the theater because he didn't like the way one of his songs had been set. For the most part, though, he is a flexible, if absent, collaborator. The quality of the work varies.

Critics have complained that his theater songs for the Disney shows are generic pop-rock ballads and anthems. But many theater people think Elton has made a creative leap forward with "Billy Elliot," creating songs that are specific to the characters and dramatic moments.

Charles Spencer, the influential theater critic for the Daily Telegraph, wrote: "Elton John has written a wonderful score that ranges from folk to hard rock, from razzle-dazzle show tunes to soaring anthems of human solidarity and defiance." That notice was just about the best Elton has received yet for his work for the stage.

Broadway's first virtual composer, it seems, may also be turning into one of its best.

 

 

July 22   2005
 

Long John Baldry passed away at the Vancouver General Hospital, July 21, 2005 at 10:30 pm after fighting a severe chest infection for the passed four months.

Baldry, from which Reginald Kenneth Dwight once took the "John" to become Elton John, was surrounded by friends and loved ones and is now at peace.

John Baldry will be remembered by his music and the love he generously gave to all those who came in contact with him.

He gave Elton John his first break in music when he used Blusology as backing band.

 

 

 

July 17   2005
Elton's  "Electricity" debutted at # 4 in the Uk Singles Chart

 

 

July 14   2005

Download  "ELECTRICITY"

 

 

July 2nd   2005

ELTON AT LIVE 8

PHOTO GALLERY

Elton performed  "The bitch is back" , "Saturday night's alright" and "Children of the revolution" with Pete Doherty

 

 

 

June 28   2005
Elton's concert in Bergamo (Italy) has been postponed : September 1st

BUT another Italian concert has been planned : September 3rd  - Rome - Colosseum

 

June 26   2005
'Ghetto Gospel' ousts the Crazy Frog tune

2Pac and Elton John's 'Ghetto Gospel' has ousted the Crazy Frog 'Alex F' ring tone from the top of the UK Top 40 after four weeks.

The track, taken from demo tapes recorded before Tupac Shakur's 1996 death, features a chorus overdubbed by Sir Elton John.

It's Elton's 7th Number One in UK

 

 

 

June  10  2005

Plenty of new releases...

Peachtree road - 2005 edition - 

The album  is available in 3 editions :

*  Double  LP Vinyl  Album

*  Double set  Cd / DVD  (Live at the Tabernacle 2004)

Tracklist

1. Weight Of The World
2. Porch Swing In Tupelo
3. Answer In The Sky - Album Version
4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave
5. My Elusive Drug
6. They Call Her The Cat
7. Freaks In Love
8. All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful) - Album Version
9. I Stop And I Breathe
10. Too Many Tears
11. It's Getting Dark In Here
12. I Can't Keep This From You
13. Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher - Bonus Track
14. Electricity - Bonus Track
15. The Letter - Bonus Track

The album will be also available as single CD .

 

ELECTRICITY - CD SINGLE

 

UK - 7" VINYL  ELECTRIC BLUE  VINYL  ( 2 tracks)

DOUBLE CD-SINGLE SET

CD One:
1. Electricity
2. Indian Sunset

CD Two:
1. Electricity
2. Electricity - Orchestral Version
3. Your Song - Live 2004
4. Your Song - Live 2004 - CD-Rom Video

 

 

June  2  2005
LIVE 8

Paul McCartney, Elton John, U2, Madonna and Stevie Wonder are among the music giants that will perform at Live 8, musician/activist Bob Geldof's long-awaited follow-up to 1985's Live Aid concerts to fight poverty. 

The event, announced Tuesday by Geldof, is set for July 2. It will take place at five different venues across the world.

McCartney, John, U2, Madonna and Geldof will all play London, along with such acts as Sting and Annie Lennox. Wonder will be joined by the likes of 50 Cent, Keith Urban, Sarah McLachlan, Bon Jovi and P. Diddy at the Philadelphia concert, which will be hosted by actor/rapper Will Smith.
The Live 8 concert in Berlin will include Crosby, Stills & Nash and Brian Wilson, and Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Duran Duran will play Rome. Opera singer Andrea Bocelli is among the acts to play Paris.  Geldof, the former frontman of the Boomtown Rats, was the driving force behind the Band Aid and Live Aid campaigns for African famine relief in the mid-1980s. The shows are free and are not intended to raise money, but rather raise awareness of poverty in developing countries just ahead of the G8 economic meeting in Britain.

 

Concert Lineups:

London: Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Dido, Keane, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Muse, Razorlight, REM, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol-up, Stereophonics, Sting, Joss Stone, Robbie Williams, U2, Velvet Revolver Bob Geldof, The Killers, Madonna and The Cure

Berlin: a-ha, Bap, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Lauryn Hill, Die Toten Hosen, Peter Maffay and Brian Wilson

Philadelphia: Will Smith (host), Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Thomas, Keith Urban, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, 50 Cent, Kaiser Chiefs and P. Diddy

Paris: Andrea Bocelli, Craig David, Calo Gero, Jamiroquai, Kyo, Yannick Noah, Youssou N'Dour, Placebo, Axelle Red, Johnny Halliday, Manu Chao, Renaud,

Rome: Irene Grandi, Faith Hill, Jovanotti, Tim McGraw, Nek, Laura Pausini, Duran Duran, Vasco Rossi, Zucchero

 

 

 

May 25  2005

NEW SINGLE

Electrycity  (from the Billy Elliot Musical) is he new Elton's single which is to be released soon in UK

 

 

May 13 2005

An "ecstatic" Elton John joined a host of celebrities for the opening night of the fleet-footed musical "Billy Elliot." The pop singer wrote the music for the show, based on the hit British film about a miner's son with a passion for dance. Both the film and the musical were directed by Stephen Daldry. "I'm so proud to have been a part of it," John said. London's critics were equally enthusiastic

 

 

April 3 2005

 

Goodbye  Karol !

We will never forget you !

 

 

                                              

                                             

 

 

 

March 25  2005

 

Elton's new single "Turn the lights out when you leave" is to be released next 4th of April and will be available as 2 Cd-Set  in UK

CD 1: (Pre-order from amazon.com today)
1. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave (Radio Edit)
2. Things Only Get Better With Love


CD 2: (Pre-order from amazon.com today)
1. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave
2. How's Tomorrow
3. Peter's Song

 

 

March 25  2005

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELTON.

Today Elton turns 58 !!!

 

 

January 27th 2005

Sir Elton John has topped Britain's celebrity rich list

1. SIR ELTON JOHN - $62.7 million (GBP33 million) 

2. THE OSBOURNES - $38 million (GBP20 million) 

3. SIMON COWELL - $34.2 million (GBP18 million) 

4. STING - $32.3 (GBP17 million) 

5. ROD STEWART - $30.4 million (GBP16 million) 

6. SIR PAUL McCARTNEY - $30.4 million (GBP16 million)

7. SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS - $28.5 million (GBP15 million

8. PHIL COLLINS - $28.5 million (GBP15 million) 

9. CATHERINE ZETA-JONES - $26.6 million (GBP14 million)

10. JUDE LAW - $22.8 million (GBP12 million).

 

 

December   2004

 

"Peachtree Road" has got a couple of certifications

GOLD   - USA 

GOLD   - UK

 

 

November 7th  2004

All that I'm allowed debuts at # 20 on UK Singles chart

 

 

October  9th  2004

Singers Mary J. Blige and Elton John walk off stage after performing '(Night Time) Is The Right Time' during a taping of the CBS television network special 'Genius A Night to Remember' honoring the late legendary musician Ray Charles in Los Angeles October 8, 2004. The television special hosted by actor Jamie Foxx , featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Norah Jones and B.B. King among others and is scheduled to be telecast on CBS in the United States October 22. Foxx portrays Charles in the new drama film 'Ray' set to open in the United States October 29. 

REUTERS/Fred Prouser REUTERS

 

October  7th  2004
Elton John bad mouths Madonna accusing her of being lip-sync queen

LONDON (AFP) - Elton John launched a scathing verbal attack on Madonna  during an award ceremony in which he accused her of cheating her fans by lip-synching on stage . 

Attending the Q Awards in central London late Monday to collect a prize for his songwriting, Elton, 56, was incensed to find the Queen of Pop had been nominated for best live act.

Taking to the stage, Sir Elton blasted: "Madonna - best f------ live act? F--- off.

"Since when has lip-synching been live?" he asked. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds (134 dollars, 109 euros) to see them should be shot."

He ended his rant by saying: "That's me off her f------ Christmas card list but do I give a toss? No."

Madonna, nominated for her Reinvention tour, did not clinch the award -- that honour went to British band Muse.

Monday's outburst at the Grosvenor House Hotel came after another in Taiwan last month, when John branded Taiwanese photographers "rude, vile pigs" in an airport bust-up.

Madonna's US spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg flatly rejected John's accusations, saying in a statement: "Madonna does not lip-synch nor does she spend her time trashing other artists.

"She sang every note of her Reinvention tour live and is not ashamed that she was well paid for her hard work."

And the 46-year-old star showed she was not taking Sir Elton's remarks too seriously. "Elton John remains on her Christmas card list whether he is nice... or naughty," the statement added.

Madonna's Reinvention tour, replete with pumping dance routines and yoga displays, came to Britain in August. It has attracted criticism for its pricey tickets -- seats cost a minimum of 75 pounds, going up to 160 pounds for prime spots.

 

     

 

 

October  5th  2004
First Tv Appearances for "All that I'm allowed"

This evening Elton performed "All that I'm allowed" on Italian Tv - The show was recorded last wednesday - 

               

       

 

 

September 23th  2004

But before the concert...something bad happened !!

from ThisisLondon.com

Sir Elton John branded photographers in Taiwan "rude, vile pigs" today in a furious airport bust-up.

The star arrived in the country to play a concert, the last date in his tour of the Far East.
But after touching down at Taipei's Chiang Kai-Shek airport by private jet in the early hours of this morning, he was besieged by photographers and TV crews.

Taiwanese news channel ETTV showed Sir Elton, dressed in a royal blue tracksuit and matching sunglasses, clenching his teeth and muttering expletives as he stood with his arms crossed tightly across his chest.

"Rude, vile pigs!" he shouted. "Do you know what that means? Rude, vile pigs. That's what all of you are."

One of the photographers shouted back: "Why don't you get out of Taiwan?"

Sir Elton replied: "We'd love to get out of Taiwan if it's full of people like you. Pig! Pig!"

The star, who recently performed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, said: "We had a great tour of the Far East and then we come to Taiwan."

It is not the first time the 57-year-old singer has lost his temper in public.

In the fly-on-the-wall documentary Tantrums And Tiaras, made by his partner David Furnish, he famously threw a fit when a female fan waved at him and
shouted "Yoo hoo!" on the tennis court of his French Riviera hotel.

He stormed off court saying: "I'm never coming back to the south of France again."

A spokeswoman for Sir Elton accused police and airport security officials of failing to protect the star but said he was "bravely" carrying on with tonight's concert at the Chung Shan soccer stadium.

"Elton John's arrival at Taipei Airport was greeted by what can only be described as chaos and confusion," the spokeswoman said.

"No sooner had he disembarked from the aircraft, he was led into the public immigration area of the airport which was immediately besieged by hordes of photographers and live TV crews intent upon disrupting his progress.

"The local police and security at the airport failed to protect Elton John from the ensuing chaos.

"Despite this frightening arrival, his spirits remain high and he is looking forward to performing the concert."

                                        

 

 

 

September 23th  2004

Elton  Live in Taiwan - Sept 23th 2004

      

 

 

September 23th  2004
from www.eltonfan.net

Elton beats Barbara

Until this week, two artists were tied with the highest number of entries on the Adult Contemporary chart. Barbra Streisand and Elton John each had 63, but one of them has broken away to take first place.

Elton's "Answer in the Sky" is his 64th entry on the AC chart. The songs have charted during a period of 34 years, counting back to the debut of "Your Song" in 1970.

The meter on Streisand's hits started running in 1964, with the debut of "People." She was last on the AC survey in January 2002 with holiday song "It Must Have Been the Mistletoe."

If "Answer" can find its way to the Adult Top 40 chart, it will be Elton's eighth entry. The male artist with the most entries on this tally is Lenny Kravitz. His 10th song to appear on this chart debuts this week: "Lady" (Virgin) is new at No. 33.

 

 

September 21th  2004

Elton's new single, All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful), is to be released on Universal Records in the UK and the rest of the world (outside of North America) on November 1, 2004.

CD SINGLE
All That Iím Allowed (Iím Thankful) Album version
Keep It A Mystery

CD MAXI SINGLE
All that Iím Allowed (Iím Thankful) Album version
So Sad The Renegade
A Little Peace
All That Iím Allowed (Iím Thankful)
CD Rom Video

VINYL SINGLE 7Ē
All that Iím Allowed (Iím Thankful) Radio Edit
Nice And Slow

 

 

September 19th  2004

Are you ready for the cover ??

UK MAGAZINE

Observer Music Monthly Magazine
Sept 19 , 2004

 

 

September 19th  2004

Elton Live in Shangai  sept  19th  2004

          

 

 

September 18th  2004
from www.eltonfan.net

Elton John will perform a special promo show at the MTV studios in Milano, Italy, on the September 29, 2004 in order to promote the fothcoming album, "Peachtree Road".

The concert, which is expected to last one hour, will be recorded for broadcast by MTV Italia just before the release of "Peachtree Road".

Hercules has been able to secure a limited number of tickets for this show. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to mtv-italia@eltonfan.net, stating your full name, e-mail address and phone number.

They will contact you in a few days with more details. If there are more requests than tickets, we will assign the tickets on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

September 18th  2004

British rock legend Elton John holds a Chinese traditional garment as a gift from local organizers after a news conference Saturday Sept. 18, 2004 in Shanghai, China. Elton John will perform two concerts on Sept. 19 and 21 as his first concerts in mainland China

 

 

 

September 16th  2004
from www.eltonjohn.com

The single from Peachtree Road
16-September-2004

Elton's new single, All That I'm Allowed, is to be released in the UK and the rest of the world (outside of North America) on November 1, 2004. The song comes from the new album, Peachtree Road, which will be released on November 8/9.

 

 

September 12th  2004
PEACHTREE ROAD - Elton's new album will be available next 8 November (Europe) and 9 Nov (USA)

1. Weight Of The World
2. Porch Swing In Tupelo
3. Answer In The Sky
4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave
5. My Elusive Drug
6. They Call Her The Cat
7. Freaks In Love
8. All That I Allowed (I'm Thankful)
9. I Stop And I Breathe
10. Too Many Tears
11. It's Getting Dark In Here
12. Can't Keep This From You

   

 

 

September 12th  2004
Elton performed  a concert at Victoria stadium in the British colony of GIbraltar late September 10, 2004. John perfomed a concert to celebrate Gibraltar's National Day and 300 years of British rule

Elton went on diet last Agust.. you can see the results !!!

 

 

 

September 10th  2004

Elton John performed in Foxboro, Massachusetts September 9, 2004 prior to the NFL season opening game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. The 2 songs performed were "Answer in the sky" and "Saturday night's alright"

 

 

 

September 9th  2004
Pop veteran SIR ELTON JOHN has donated $18,000 (GBP10,000) to an appeal aimed at alleviating the pain of families involved in the recent Russian hostage crisis.

The generous YOUR SONG star and his partner DAVID FURNISH were horrified by the tragic school siege in Beslan last week (ends03SEP04), in which 335 people - many of them children - lost their lives at the hands of Chechen terrorists.

And John admits the tragedy left them so devastated, they immediately leapt into action to help the victims' families in the aftermath of the killing spree.

He says, "This is the most devastating and upsetting thing we have seen in all our lives. We are very pleased to help in any way."

 

 

 

September 2nd  2004

Greatest Hits 1970-2002 has been certified PLATINUM X 3  (3 million copies) in USA-

This week it is at # 127 on Billboard Chart

 

 

Agust 16th  2004
"ANSWER IN THE SKY" is the first single from the forthcoming Elton's new album "Peachtree Road" which  is going to be released next November.

You can have a first listen here :

AOL - FIRST LISTEN

 

 

 

 

June 23  2004
Elton  performed some of the songs he wrote for 'Billy Elliot The Musical,' during a preview in London Tuesday June 22, 2004. The musical which is directed by Stephen Daltry, who directed the film, Billy Elliot, is expected to open in Newcatle, England, in November 2004


 

 

 

June 18  2004
SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- International pop star Elton John will hold his first concert in South Korea in September, concert organizers said Friday.

The concert at the Olympic Main Stadium in Jamsil on Sept. 17 is part of his Asian tour, which also will take him to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Shanghai, China.

 

 

June 5 2004

LIVE IN REGGIO CALABRIA - TRIBUTE TO GIANNI VERSACE

PICTURES - >

 

 

 

May 21  , 2004

 Reggio Calabria (Italy) concert will be next 9th of June - The show will be recorded and broadcast next 5th of July by Italian RAI 2 TV-

 

 

 

May 5  , 2004

Elton is going  to play 3 concerts in ITALY !

May 24 - Reggio Calabria (POSTPONED)  www.ticketone.it 

May 24    Palermo (Velodromo)

June 08 - Genova

 

 

 

March 22  , 2004

 

Las Vegas, new album (!) & more

A new interview taken from www.telegraph.co.uk

Read it !!

 

 

March 15  , 2004

 

To Russia..with Elton DVD has been released today in UK and Europe.

Read more about this DVD

 

 

 

February 18   , 2004

From  Hercules :

Elton #3 earner in the UK

The Rolling Stones top the list with a GBP 55.3m pay-day last year after a lucrative world tour and accompanying DVDs.

Sir Paul McCartney - last year's number one - was second with earnings of GBP 40m, followed by Sir Elton John with GBP 34m. Both amassed their fortunes thanks to successful tours in 2003.

Coldplay are fifth in the list after a year which saw them catapulted into the superstar league.

Heat bases its rich list on estimated earnings from record and DVD sales, tour revenue, merchandising, music publishing royalties and other income.

Top 10:

1 Rolling Stones (GBP 55.3m)
2 Sir Paul McCartney (GBP 40m)
3 Sir Elton John (GBP 34m)
4 Robbie Williams (GBP 30m)
5 Coldplay (GBP 23.5m)
6 Sting (GBP 25.1m)
7 Phil Collins (GBP 25.1m)
8 Fleetwood Mac (GBP 23.5m)
9 Iron Maiden (GBP 17.9m)
10 Dido (GBP 15.8 m)

 

 

 

February 14   , 2004

 

ELTON IN LAS VEGAS

ENTER !!

 

 

 

January 30 , 2004

2 NEW RELEASES :

8th March : The heart of every girl  - Cd Single

15th March : To Russia with Elton - DVD

You can pre-order them at www.amazon.co.uk

 

 

January 25 , 2004

GQ (Italy) has dedicated a 12-page photo-article about Elton .

Photos have been added in the Pics 2000-03 section .  Go -> GQ 2004

 

 

January 6 , 2004
A new EP has been released in USA  : " REMIXED"

Tracklist : 

01   Are You Ready For Love - 79 radio edit
02   Are You Ready For Love - Ashely Beddle's Love and    Protection Mono Edit
03  Candle In The Wind - Acoustic version 
04  Rocket Man 03
05  Song For Guy - remix

 

 

January 2 , 2004
From Billboard.com

ELTON TOPS  BILLBOARD CHART

'READY' FOR A FIRST: It's hard to believe there is any unconquered chart territory for Elton John, who made his debut on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 1970 with "Border Song." Still, the new year of 2004 brings a new accomplishment for Elton, who collects his first No. 1 hit on another Billboard chart.
Back in 1977, Elton went into the studio with American producer Thom Bell to record three songs. One of those cuts, "Mama Can't Buy You Love," peaked at No. 9 in 1979.

Another of the three tracks, "Are You Ready for Love," was released in the U.K. in 2003, and topped the British singles chart. Now issued in the U.S. on Southern Fried/Ultra, "Are You Ready for Love" moves 2-1 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart this week. Since this chart was introduced in 1976, Elton has never topped the tally until now.

"Are You Ready for Love" is Elton's biggest Club Play hit since April 1994, when a remake of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," with RuPaul taking Kiki Dee's place as Elton's duet partner, peaked at No. 3