Elton John Timeline 1947-Present

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Elton John

Born – 25th March 1947
Real Name – Reginald Dwight
Father – Stanley Dwight (1925 – 1991)
Mother – Sheila Eileen Harris (1925 – 2017)
Partners – m. 1984 div. 1988 – Renate Blauel (b. 1953), m. 2014 – David Furnish (b. 1962)
Children – Zachary (b. 2010), Elijah (b. 2013)
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1947 (25th March)
Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Sheila Eileen and Stanley Dwight in Pinner, London.
1950 (during)
Reginald began playing the family piano.
1952 (autumn)
Reginald began his education at Pinner Wood Junior School.
1954 (during)
Reginald Dwight transferred to Reddiford School, Pinner, Middlesex.
1958 (during)
Reginald won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of music and attended classes every Saturday.
1958 (autumn)
Reginald attended Pinner County Grammar School.
1961 (during)
Reginald’s parents divorced.
1962 (during)
Reginald Dwight took an evening weekend job playing the piano at the Northwood Hills Hotel. He was billed as Reggie and played and sang popular favourite songs as well as his own compositions.
1962 (during)
Reggie formed the band Bluesology.
1962 (during)
Reggie worked for a music publishing company running errands.
1965 (during)
Bluesology secured billing as backing group for American bands touring the UK.
1966 (during)
Bluesology played as supporting act to Long John Baldry.
1967 (during)
After answering an advertisement in New Musical Express placed by Liberty Records, Elton met Bernie Taupin, a lyricist, beginning a lifelong song writing partnership.
1968 (during)
Reginald Dwight began using the name Elton John and was producing music with Bernie Taupin. Elton and Bernie joined DJM Records as songwriters.
1968 (1st March)
Elton released his first single “I’ve Been Loving You”.
1969 (17th January)
A second single “Lady Samantha” was released.
1969 (16th May)
The single “It’s Me That You Need” was released.
1969 (6th June)
Elton released his first album “Empty Sky”.
1970 (10th April)
Elton John released a second album “Elton John”. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 4 in the US charts.
1970 (24th April)
The single “Border Song” was released. It reached number 92 in the US charts.
1970 (19th June)
The single “Rock and Roll Madonna” was released.
1970 (3rd July)
Elton sang the song “From Denver to LA” which appeared on the soundtrack of the movie ‘The Games’.
1970 (August)
Elton performed his first concert in America at the Troubadour in Los Angeles where he was well received.
1970 (26th October)
The single “Your Song” was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1970 (30th October)
The album “Tumbleweed Connection” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 5 in the US.
1971 (10th March)
The single “Friends”, the theme song from the movie Friends, sung by Elton, was released. It reached number 34 in the US.
1971 (24th March)
Elton released the soundtrack album “Friends”. It reached number 36 in the US.
1971 (9th April)
The live album “17-11-70” was released. It reached number 20 in the UK and number 11 in the US.
1971 (5th November)
The album “Madman Across the Water” was released. It reached number 41 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1971 (29th November)
The single “Levon” was released. It reached number 24 in the US.
1972 (7th January)
Reginald Dwight legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John by deed poll.
1972 (7th February)
The single “Tiny Dancer” was released. It reached number 70 in the UK and number 41 in the US.
1972 (14th April)
The single “Rocket Man” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1972 (19th May)
The album “Honky Chateau” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1972 (31st July)
The single “Honky Cat” was released. It reached number 31 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1972 (September)
Elton John began a tour of America.
1972 (27th October)
The single “Crocodile Rock” was released in the UK. It was released in the US three weeks later. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1972 (18th December)
The film ‘Born to Boogie’ starring Elton John as himself, was released in London.
1973 (during)
Together with Bernie Taupin and producer Gus Dudgeon, Elton founded the Rocket Record Company.
1973 (26th January)
The album “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and the US.
1973 (26th March)
The single “Daniel” was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 2 in the US.
1973 (16th July)
The single “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 12 in the US.
1973 (5th October)
The album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and the US.
1973 (15th October)
The single “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 7 in the US.
1973 (23rd November)
The single “Step into Christmas” was released. It reached number 24 in the UK.
1974 (4th February)
The single “Candle in the Wind” was released in the UK where it reached number 11 in the charts.
1974 (4th February)
The single “Bennie and the Jets” was released in the US where it reached number 1 in the charts.
1974 (20th May)
The single “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was released. It reached number 16 in the UK and number 2 in the US.
1974 (28th June)
The album “Caribou” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1974 (3rd September)
The single “The Bitch is Back” was released. It reached number 15 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
1974 (8th November)
The compilation album “Greatest Hits” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and in the US.
1974 (18th November)
Elton John released a cover version of the Beatles’ hit “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1975 (during)
Elton overdosed on cocaine and developed bulimia due to pressure of work.
1975 (during)
Elton John was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1975 (24th February)
The single “Philadelphia Freedom” was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1975 (26th March)
The musical film ‘Tommy’ produced from The Who’s album of the same name was released. In the film Elton played a character called Local Lad and sang the hit song “Pinball Wizard”.
1975 (19th May)
The album “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1975 (23rd June)
The single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” was released. It reached number 22 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
1975 (9th August)
Elton John was named Outstanding Rock Personality of the year at the first annual Rock Music Awards, Santa Monica, California.
1975 (29th September)
The single “Island Girl” was released. It reached number 14 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1975 (24th October)
The album “Rock of the Westies” was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1976 (during)
Elton John became Chairman and Managing Director of Watford Football Club.
1976 (during)
Elton John announced that he was bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.
1976 (12th January)
The single “Grow Some Funk of Your Own” was released. It failed to chart in the UK but reached number 14 in the US.
1976 (26th March)
The single “Pinball Wizard” from the film ‘Tommy’ was released. It reached number 7 in the UK.
1976 (30th April)
The live album “Here and There” was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
1976 (21st June)
Elton John and Kiki Dee released the single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. It reached number 1 in the UK and the US charts.
1976 (22nd October)
The album “Blue Moves” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 3 in the US.
1976 (1st November)
The single “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 6 in the US charts.
1977 (31st January)
The single “Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance” was released. It reached number 28 in the UK and the US.
1977 (4th February)
Elton John released the single “Crazy Water”. It reached number 27 in the UK.
1977 (April)
Elton John released the limited edition charity single “The Goaldiggers Song”.
1977 (13th September)
The compilation album “Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II” was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 21 in the US.
1977 (November)
Elton John made the decision to only release one album a year, releasing Bernie Taupin to work with other musicians.
1978 (21st March)
The single “Ego” was released. It reached number 34 in the UK and number 34 in the US.
1978 (4th October)
The single “Part-Time Love” was released. It reached number 15 in the UK and number 21 in the US.
1978 (16th October)
The album “A Single Man” was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 15 in the US.
1978 (28th November)
The single “Song for Guy” was released in the UK. It was released in the US four months later. It reached number 4 in the UK but failed to chart in the US.
1979 (May)
Elton John released the single “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”. It reached number 9 in the US.
1979 (21st May)
Elton John became the first western artist to appear live in the Soviet Union. He played at Moscow and St Petersburg.
1979 (31st May)
The single “Are You Ready For Love” was released. It reached number 42 in the UK.
1979 (August)
The album “Victim of Love” was released. It reached number 41 in the UK and number 35.
1980 (1st March)
The compilation album “Lady Samantha” was released. It reached number 56 in the UK.
1980 (1st May)
The single “Little Jeanie” was released. It reached number 33 in the UK and number 3 in the US.
1980 (13th May)
The album “21 at 33” was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 13 in the US.
1980 (5th August)
Elton released the single “Sartorial Eloquence”. In the US it was named “Don’t Ya Wanna Play This Game No More?” It reached number 44 in the UK and number 39 in the US.
1980 (13th September)
Elton John played a free concert on The Great Lawn, Central Park, USA.
1980 (18th October)
he compilation album “The Very Best of Elton John” was released. It reached number 24 in the UK.
1980 (14th November)
The single “Dear God” was released. It failed to reach the charts.
1981 (March)
The single “I Saw Her Standing There”, a duet with John Lennon, originally recorded in 1974, was released to mark Lennon’s death. It reached number 40 in the UK.
1981 (20th May)
The album “The Fox” was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 21 in the US.
1982 (March)
The single “Blue Eyes” was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 12 in the US.
1982 (12th March)
Elton released the single “Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny)”, a tribute to John Lennon. It reached number 13 in the US.
1982 (9th April)
The album “Jump Up” was released. It reached number 13 in the UK and number 17 in the US.
1982 (September)
The single “Ball and Chain” was released in the United States. It reached number 14 in the charts.
1982 (29th October)
The compilation album “Love Songs” was released. It reached number 39 in the UK.
1982 (November)
The single “All Quiet on the Western Front”, an anti-war song about World War One was released. It failed to make the charts.
1983 (April)
Elton John released the single “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” in the UK. It was released in the US six months later. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
1983 (30th May)
The album “Too Low for Zero” was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 25 in the US.
1983 (30th May)
The single “Kiss the Bride” was released. It reached number 20 in the UK charts.
1983 (3rd July)
The single “I’m Still Standing” was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 12 in the US.
1983 (October)
Elton John performed at the Sun City venue in South Africa going against the UN cultural boycott on South Africa over apartheid.
1983 (late)
Elton John released the single “Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)”. It reached number 33 in the UK.
1984 (during)
The single “Too Low for Zero” was released. It failed to reach the charts.
1984 (14th February)
Elton John married his close friend, Renate Blauel, a sound engineer, in Sydney, Australia.
1984 (May)
The single “Sad Songs Say So Much” was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 5 in the US.
1984 (18th June)
The album “Breaking Hearts” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 20 in the US.
1984 (August)
The single “Passengers” was released. It reached number 5 in the UK.
1985 (13th July)
Elton John performed at the Live Aid charity concert organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
1985 (October)
The single “Wrap Her Up” featuring George Michael was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 20 in the US.
1985 (29th October)
The single “Nikita” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 7 in the US.
1985 (4th November)
The album “Ice on Fire” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK but only number 48 in the US.
1985 (November)
Elton John, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer-Sager recorded “That’s What Friends Are For” to raise funds for AIDS research. It reached number 16 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1986 (during)
Elton played the piano on two tracks of Saxon’s album ‘Rock the Nations’.
1986 (10th February)
Elton John was awarded Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Brit Awards.
1986 (5th October)
The album “Leather Jackets” was released. It reached number 24 in the UK.
1986 (14th December)
Elton John released a live version of “Candle in the Wind”. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 6 in the US.
1987 (during)
Elton sold Watford Football Club to Jack Petchey but remained President of the club.
1987 (during)
Elton John successfully sued The Sun newspaper for publishing false allegations of him paying for rent boys.
1987 (13th June)
The live album “Live in Australia” was released. It reached number 43 in the UK and number 24 in the US.
1987 (12th November)
The compilation album “Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume III” was released. It reached number 84 in the US.
1988 (during)
Elton and Renate divorced.
1988 (June)
The single “I Don’t Wanna Go on with You Like That” was released. It reached number 30 in the UK and number 2 in the US.
1988 (24th June)
The album “Reg Strikes Back” was released. It reached number 18 in the UK and number 16 in the US.
1988 (September)
Elton released the single “Town of Plenty”. It failed to make the charts.
1989 (29th March)
The album “Sleeping With The Past” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 23 in the US.
1989 (5th July)
The single “Healing Hands” was released. It reached number 45 in the UK and number 13 in the US.
1989 (October)
The single “Sacrifice” was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 18 in the US.
1990 (April)
The single “Club at the End of the Street” was released. It reached number 47 in the UK and number 28 in the US.
1990 (31st August)
he single “You Gotta Love Someone” was released. It reached number 33 in the UK and number 43 in the US.
1990 (1st October)
The compilation album “The Very Best of Elton John” was released in the UK and Europe. It reached number 1 in the UK and many European charts.
1990 (8th November)
The compilation album “To Be Continued…” was released in the US. It reached number 82 in the charts.
1991 (10th February)
Elton John was awarded Best British Male at the Brit Awards.
1991 (25th November)
Elton John and George Michael released the live single “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 1 in the US.
1992 (during)
Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the United States to raise money for HIV and AIDS prevention in the Americas and the Caribbean.
1992 (during)
Elton John and Bernie Taupin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1992 (April)
Elton John performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley, London.
1992 (11th May)
The single “The One” was released. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 9 in the US.
1992 (22nd June)
The album “The One” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
1992 (20th July)
Elton John and Eric Clapton released the single “Runaway Train”. It reached number 31.
1992 (6th October)
The single “The Last Song” was released in the US. It was released in the UK a month later. It reached number 21 in the UK and number 23 in the US.
1992 (20th October)
The compilation album “Rare Masters” was released in the US.
1993 (during)
Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the United Kingdom to raise money for HIV and AIDS prevention in Europe, Asia and Africa.
1993 (during)
Elton began a relationship with David Furnish, a Canadian filmmaker.
1993 (during)
Elton John and Kiki Dee released the single “True Love”. It reached number 2 in the UK.
1993 (during)
Elton John and RuPaul released the single “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”. It reached number 7 in the UK.
1993 (February)
The first annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party was held following the Oscars ceremony to raise money for the Foundation.
1993 (23rd November)
The album “Duets” featuring duets with leading artists was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 7 in the US.
1993 (31st December)
The compilation album “Rare Masters” was released in the UK.
1994 (during)
Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1994 (27th April)
The soundtrack to the Disney film “Lion King” which contained songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 7 in the US.
1994 (2nd May)
Elton John and Marcella Detroit released the single “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”. It reached number 24 in the UK.
1994 (12th May)
The single “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Lion King, was released. It reached number 14 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
1994 (9th August)
The single “Circle of Life” from Lion King, was released. It reached number 11 in the UK and number 18 in the US.
1995 (during)
Elton John was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his charitable work.
1995 (20th February)
The single “Believe” was released. It reached number 15 in the UK and number 13 in the US.
1995 (20th February)
Elton John was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Music at the Brit Awards.
1995 (20th March)
The album “Made in England” was released. It reached number 1 in the US.
1995 (27th March)
Elton John was awarded an Academy Award for his song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.
1995 (8th May)
The single “Made in England” was released. It reached number 18 in the UK.
1995 (6th November)
The compilation album “Love Songs” was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 24 in the US.
1996 (October)
The single “You Can Make History (Young Again)” was released.
1996 (late)
Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti released the single “Live Like Horses”. It reached number 9 in the UK.
1997 (during)
The documentary film ‘Tantrums and Tiaras’ about Elton John’s life, was released.
1997 (during)
Elton re-purchased Watford Football Club from Jack Petchey and once again became Chairman and President of the club.
1997 (8th July)
Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, ‘The Lion King’ opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1997 (6th September)
Elton John performed Candle in the Wind at the funeral of Princess Diana in Westminster Abbey.
1997 (13th September)
The single “Something About The Way You Look Tonight” / “Candle in the Wind” was released as a tribute towards Diana, Princess of Wales. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 1 in the US and sold 33 million copies worldwide.
1997 (15th September)
Elton John performed at the Music For Montserrat charity concert in London.
1997 (22nd September)
The album “The Big Picture” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 9 in the US.
1997 (15th October
Elton and Tim Rice’s musical, ‘The Lion King’ premiered on Broadway.
1997 (November)
Elton John joined other stars to record the single “Perfect Day” to raise money for the BBC charity ‘Children in Need’.
1998 (19th February)
Elton was awarded the Freddie Mercury Award at the Brit Awards.
1998 (24th February)
Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1998 (25th February)
Elton received a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
1998 (1st April)
The single “Recover Your Soul” was released. It reached number 16 in the UK and number 55 in the US.
1998 (June)
Elton hosted the first annual White Tie and Tiara Ball at his Old Windsor home to raise money for his AIDS Foundation UK Charity.
1999 (23rd February)
Elton John and LeAnn Rimes released the single “Written in the Stars”. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 29 in the US.
1999 (24th February)
Elton was presented with the Grammy Legend Award.
1999 (23rd March)
Elton John and Tim Rice released the album “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida”. It reached number 29 in the UK.
1999 (24th August)
Elton John released the soundtrack album “The Muse”, an orchestral score for the film of the same name.
1999 (19th October)
Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, ‘The Lion King’ opened in the Lyceum Theatre, West End, London.
2000 (during)
Elton was named MusiCares Person of the Year.
2000 (during)
The single “Someday Out of the Blue” was released. It reached number 49 in the US.
2000 (14th March)
The soundtrack album “The Road to El Dorado” was released.
2000 (4th June)
Elton and Tim Rice won a Tony award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre – Aida.
2000 (13th November)
The album “Elton John One Night Only – The Greatest Hits” was released. It reached number 7 in the UK but only reached number 65 in the US.
2001 (during)
The single “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” was released. It reached number 24 in the UK.
2001 (8th July)
Elton John and Tim Rice won a Grammy award for Best Musical Show Album – Aida.
2001 (24th September)
The single “I Want Love” was released. It reached number 9 in the UK.
2001 (1st October)
The album “Songs from the West Coast” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 15 in the US.
2001 (20th October)
Elton John performed at the Concert for New York City at Madison Square Gardens to honour the first responders and those lost in the September 11 attacks.
2002 (during)
Elton stepped down as Chairman of Watford Football Club but remained President of the Club.
2002 (during)
Elton John and Alessandro Safina released the single “Your Song” for the charity Sport Relief. It reached number 4 in the UK.
2002 (1st April)
The single “Original Sin” was released. It reached number 39 in the UK.
2002 (11th November)
The album “Greatest Hits 1970 – 2002” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 12 in the US.
2003 (25th August)
Elton re-released the single “Are You Ready For Love”. It reached number 1 in the UK.
2003 (October)
Elton John signed a contract to perform 75 shows at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, over the next three years.
2004 (during)
The single “All That I’m Allowed I’m Thankful” was released. It reached number 20 in the UK.
2004 (7th November)
The album “Peachtree Road” was released. It reached number 21 in the UK and number 17 in the US.
2005 (during)
The musical ‘Billy Elliot’, for which Elton wrote the music, opened in the West End, London.
2005 (14th September)
The single “Electricity” from the musical ‘Billy Elliot’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK.
2005 (10th November)
The album “Elton John’s Christmas Party” was released.
2005 (21st December)
Elton John and David Furnish entered a civil partnership at the Windsor Guildhall, London.
2006 (7th February)
The soundtrack album “Billy Elliot the Musical” was released.
2006 (15th September)
The album “The Captain and the Kid” was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 18 in the US.
2006 (9th October)
The Walt Disney Company named Elton John a Disney Legend for his contributions to Disney productions.
2007 (26th March)
The album “Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits” was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 9 in the US.
2007 (1st July)
Elton John appeared at the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium organised by Prince William and Prince Harry.
2007 (22nd September)
The documentary ‘Elton John: Me, Myself and I’ was released.
2010 (19th October)
Elton John and Leon Russell released the album “The Union”. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 3 in the US.
2010 (25th December)
A son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born to a surrogate mother in California USA.
2011 (8th February)
The soundtrack album “Gnomeo and Juliet” was released.
2011 (28th September)
Elton John began a new show at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas entitled ‘The Million Dollar Piano’.
2012 (4th June)
The single “I Want Love” was released. It reached number 9 in the UK.
2012 (4th June)
Elton performed at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.
2012 (13th July)
Elton John and Pnau released the remix album “Good Morning to the Night”. It reached number 1 in the UK.
2012 (20th July)
Elton John and Pnau released the single “Sad”. It reached number 48 in the UK.
2013 (11th January)
A son Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born to the same surrogate mother as his brother in California USA.
2013 (16th September)
The album “The Diving Board” was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 4 in the US.
2014 (19th February)
Elton John received a Brits Icon Award.
2014 (13th December)
Elton, David and their sons attended Watford Football Club for the opening of the ‘Sir Elton John Stand’ at the ground.
2014 (21st December)
Elton John married his long-time partner David Furnish in Windsor, Berkshire.
2016 (5th February)
The album “Wonderful Crazy Night”. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 8 in the US.
2017 (26th January)
It was announced that Elton would compose the music for the musical version of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and the film adaption.
2017 (20th April)
Elton John was admitted to hospital after contracting a bacterial infection following a flight from Santiago, Chile.
2017 (10th November)
The compilation album “Diamonds” was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 23 in the US.
2018 (24th January)
Elton John announced that his forthcoming farewell tour would mark his retirement from performing at concerts. 
2019 (24th May)
The album ‘Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 6 in the US charts.
2019 (15th October)
Elton John’s autobiography ‘Me’ was published.
2020 (16th March)
Elton John’s tour was cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
2020 (29th May)
The single ‘Sine from Above’ with Lady Gaga was released. It reached number 59 in the UK charts.
2021 (13th August)
The single ‘Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)’ with Dua Lipa was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
2021 (22nd October)
The album ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK.
2021 (3rd December)
The Single ‘Merry Christmas’ written and recorded with Ed Sheeran, was released. It reached number 1 in the UK.
2021 (17th December)
The Single ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’ written and recorded with Ed Sheeran and LadBaby, was released. It reached number 1 in the UK.
2022 (January)
Elton John resumed his farewell tour.
2022 (26th August)
Elton John and Brittney Spears released the single ‘Hold Me Closer’. It reached number 3 in the UK.
2022 (October)
The musical ‘Tammy Faye’ written by Elton John, is scheduled to open in London.

 

First published 2018; updated and republished Sept 3 2022 @ 0:51 am – Updated – Sep 24, 2022 @ 12:17 pm

Harvard Reference for Elton John Timeline:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2022). Elton John Timeline 1947-Present. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/elton-john/  Last accessed September 24th, 2022