Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry.

Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after gay marriage became legal in England, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.

Film awards

Academy Awards

1995: Best Original Song (won) for Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
1995: Best Original Song (nominated) for Circle of Life from The Lion King
1995: Best Original Song (nominated) for Hakuna Matata from The Lion King

Music awards

Grammy Awards

1972: Grammy Award for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture (nominated) for Friends
1987: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (won) for “That’s What Friends Are For”, performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends (award shared with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)
1991: Best Instrumental Composition (won) for “Basque”, performed by James Galway
1994: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
1995: Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (won) for Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
1995: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (nominated) for Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
1995: Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (nominated) for Circle of Life from The Lion King
1997: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (won) for “Candle in the Wind 1997”
1999: Grammy Legend Award
2001: Best Musical Show Album (won) for Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (award shared with Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev & Chris Montan (producers), Tim Rice (lyricist) and the original Broadway cast with Heather Headley, Adam Pascal, and Sherie Rene Scott)
2011: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (nominated) for If it Wasn’t for Bad

Theatre awards

Tony Awards

1998: Best Original Musical Score (nominated) for The Lion King (musical)
2000: Best Original Musical Score (won) for Aida (musical)
2009: Best Score (Music and/or Lyrics) (nominated) for Billy Elliot, The Musical
2010: Best Play (nominated as producer) for Next Fall

 

Discography

Main articles: Elton John albums discography and Elton John singles discography
Solo studio albums

Empty Sky (1969)
Elton John (1970)
Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
Madman Across the Water (1971)
Honky Château (1972)
Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Caribou (1974)
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)

Rock of the Westies (1975)
Blue Moves (1976)
A Single Man (1978)
Victim of Love (1979)
21 at 33 (1980)
The Fox (1981)
Jump Up! (1982)
Too Low for Zero (1983)
Breaking Hearts (1984)
Ice on Fire (1985)
Leather Jackets (1986)
Reg Strikes Back (1988)
Sleeping with the Past (1989)

The One (1992)
Made in England (1995)
The Big Picture (1997)
Songs from the West Coast (2001)
Peachtree Road (2004)
The Captain & the Kid (2006)
The Diving Board (2013)

Collaborative albums

Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1986)
Duets (1993)
The Union with Leon Russell (2010)
Good Morning to the Night with Pnau (2012)
Soundtracks, scores, and theatre albums
Friends (1971)
The Lion King (1994)
Aida (1998)
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (1999)
The Muse (1999)
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Billy Elliot (2005)
Lestat (2005)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

Filmography

Born to Boogie, US (1972) as himself with Marc Bolan and Ringo Starr
Tommy, UK (1975) as Pinball Wizard
Spice World, UK (1997) as himself
The Country Bears, US (2002) as himself
Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007) autobiography as himself
Kingsman: The Secret Service, US (2015)

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