2012 – Elton John’s Bassist, Bob (Robert Wayne) Birch, is dead from Suicide on This Day in Rock Music History! Found in LA at 1am, Birch was an accomplished musician having won scholastic awards and playing several instruments including Saxophone and Bass Guitar. He became Elton’s bassist on February 14, 1992. Birch also performed with […]
2012 – Elton John is no. 1 on the UK Album charts on This Day in Rock Music History! Elton is joined by Pnau on ‘Good monring to the Night’.
2012 – Elton John cancels shows to “The Million Dollar Piano” on This Day in Rock Music History! Last weekend Elton was treated for respiratory infection that triggered the cancelations. In a statement posted on his website on Thursday, the British entertainer, whose hits include “Rocket Man,” “Your Song” and “Bennie and The Jets,” apologized […]
2006 – a sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.
2004 – Elton John burned the listner’s ears live on BBC Radio 1 using the words; f#@$ing, w#@k, and t**s. The singer was a guest on the Chris Moyles breakfast show. George Carlin would be proud!
2003 – An eclectic array of artists induct the new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani inducts the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler inducts AC/DC. Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello introduces the surviving members of the Clash, Elton John inducts Elvis Costello, and […]
2002 – Sir Elton John became the first person to be made an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy Of Music.
2002 – British pop singer Elton John testifies before Congress, saying America has an obligation to use its vast resources to stop the spread of AIDS around the world.
2002 – Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’ This from a man in a duck suit… hmmm… Just kidding… He is right!
2000 – Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his private jet without playing a note.
1999 – Elton John appears as himself on a special Valentine’s Day edition of The Simpsons.
1998 – Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as “Sir John Elton,” the singer maintains “They don’t come any bigger than this.”