He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from to , and to Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in , after they had both answered an advert for songwriters.
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For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. Also in , for the first time ever, Elton's entire back catalogue of nearly tracks 90 singles and 32 albums became available to download legally. In he recorded a new studio album, The Union, in collaboration with his and Bernie's musical hero Leon Russell, which was produced by T Bone Burnett.
This international hit album reached 3 in the Billboard Hot album chart and was also voted 3 in Rolling Stone's top albums of In April , the Tribeca Film Festival opened with the world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary, The Union, which captured, for the first time ever, the writing and recording of an Elton John album. The release of Rocket Man marked a huge anniversary for Elton — on March 25, , he celebrated his 60th birthday while breaking his own record with an unmatched 60th concert at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York.
No other entertainer has come close to matching this record. In he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music. Elton entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on December 21, , the first day it was possible to do so in Britain. Their first son, Zachary, was born by surrogacy on December 25, , and their second son, Elijah, was born by surrogacy on January 11, This production, which received fantastic reviews and included a welcome return to the show for Elton's former percussionist Ray Cooper, is set to run for at least three years.
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This album introduced Elton's music to a new, young audience who sang along heartily to Your Song when Elton performed it at a summer festival in Ibiza. Elton and his band continue to tour throughout The new album, The Diving Board, is released in September, and the lead track from the album, Home Again, summed up in Billboard as "a quiet and decidedly adult reflection, with satisfaction and the wisdom of experience, to seek solace that can only come from one's own roots," has already made its radio debut.
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On its release The Diving Board will be available in a track edition on CD, vinyl and download; a track super deluxe version on CD and download, adding the extra studio track Candlelit Bedroom and three songs performed live earlier this year at Capitol Studios; and a Super Deluxe box set featuring the extended CD, gatefold vinyl, book and bonus DVD. Current Tours. Spacer 2.
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