Elton John - Sondz

Overview

Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is a British singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is one of the most successful artists of all time, having sold over 300 million records worldwide in a six decade career in music. He is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. John's music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.

John was raised in the Pinner suburb of London and learned to play piano at an early age, forming the blues band Bluesology in 1962. After leaving Bluesology in 1967 to embark on a solo career, John met Taupin after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for other artists, and John worked as a session musicia...

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Davey Johnstone
Davey JohnstoneGuitarBackground vocalsElectric guitarSlide guitarSteel guitarAcoustic guitarBanjoMandolinInstrumentSitar
Gus Dudgeon
Gus DudgeonMixProducerEngineerArrangerInstrument arranger (horn)Instrument arranger (brass)Background vocalsWhistleTambourineElectronic drum set
Dee Murray
Dee MurrayBass guitarBackground vocalsElectric bass guitarBassGuitar
Nigel Olsson
Nigel OlssonDrums (drum set)Background vocalsTambourineCongasMembranophoneMaracas
James Newton Howard
James Newton HowardArrangerConductorRhodes pianoOrchestratorKeyboardElectric pianoInstrument arranger (brass)Instrument arranger (strings)SynthesizerOrgan
Ray Cooper
Ray CooperCongasBongosTambourinePercussionShakersTriangleBell treeVibraphonePerformerMarimba
Chris Thomas
Chris ThomasProducerMix
Ken Scott
Ken ScottEngineerSynthesizer
Paul Buckmaster
Paul BuckmasterConductorArrangerOrchestratorCelloInstrument arranger (strings)
David Hentschel
David HentschelEngineerSynthesizerMellotron