Elton John

British singer, pianist and composer Website

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    Sun May 04 2008

    John and Taupin, enough said.

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    Mon Apr 14 2008

    Fuck you, you fat, ugly, gay jack ass! Keep your STUPID opinions to youself! When will you fat, ugly, STUPID gay jack asses learn to just collect your royalties and shut the fuck up? I was a semi-fan until you shot-off your big, fat ignorant mouth; now I'm trashing every cd I own. You are an ENTERTAINER, stick to fucking ENTERTAINING and keep out of US/World politics! Nobody cares what you might think unless you're playing a piano at that particular moment....

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    Wed Nov 28 2007

    His music is great, but his tempers bug me to no end, and it takes a lot to get me angry.

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    Sun Nov 11 2007

    He's Okay

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    Sun Mar 11 2007

    Love the energy that Elton puts into his music. It is so catchy, and the words are great too!

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    Sun Nov 12 2006

    Elton is one of the greatest performers of this time. How can you judge a perfomer on his or her sexual preference? Their job is not to conform to what you think is right, it's to entertain us. I am here to state that i do not agree with his sexual preference, but how can you say he is not a great musician? His music has broken records, shattered stereotypes, touched whole generations. Pretty much everyone knows an elton song, whether it be Circle of Life or Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. He and bernie have lasted longer than pretty much all songwriting teams, and their music just gets deeper and more meaningful over the years. Have you heard him sing about a painted lady lately? He has grown with music styles of the time, just as any musician must in order to survive. If any other musician that has been given five stars were to last as long, their music would enevitably have to change just as elton's has. And for you who say his music has changed and not is as good, what have you... Read more

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    Mon May 15 2006

    I agree with some of the previous reviewers on him acting like a spoiled little 5 year old queen who needs a good bitch slappin'. Having said that, I do like some of his music. The Rock of the Westies album (late 70's) is an overlooked gem (Island Girl and Grow Some Funk of Your Own are just a couple of solid tunes on it).

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    Sun May 07 2006

    In my opinion, the most overrated artist of all time. In the late 70s/eary 80s, his career was where it belonged until George Michael who was "flavour of the month" said he was a fan and Elton asked him to do backing vocals on "Nikita". Elton milked it for all it was worth and the rest is history.

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    Wed Feb 22 2006

    simply brilliant after bruce springsteen they are my fav

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    Thu Dec 22 2005

    I enjoy much of his eponymous second album from '70 and 'Tumbleweed Connection" is great,practically every tune is top notch. Some of his other early 70's albums have some great material on them. After c. 1973, his music really went downhill, despite the occasional decent tune here and there. In this regard, he mirrors the somewhat similar superstar of the same era: Rod Stewart,whose solo career also nosedived after a fine start. Most of his output from after, say, 1976 was fluff.

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    Mon Dec 19 2005

    A living icon!

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    Sat Dec 17 2005

    wow hes ok but all he does is vegas now

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    Mon Nov 21 2005

    Frankly he's somebody I'd very much like to give a good kicking. Bottom line is he's a bitchy little queen who behaves like a baby.

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    Thu Nov 10 2005

    I want to give him a four for his music. I am ashamed of his later years behavior.

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    Wed Oct 26 2005

    An incredible and revolutionary artist of the seventies, I agree that his music following 1976 lost a lot of its origianality and flair. Regardless, his ability as a songwriter is admirable, and, while we're at it, Bernie Taupin isn't half bad at the lyrics. Personal favorites are Someone Saved my Life Tonight and Indian Sunset.

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    Fri Jul 08 2005

    John was responsible for some truly impressive music in his prime, but after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road he seemed to fade, at least in creative terms. There occasionally was an interesting song in the years following, but he seemed content to rely on bland pop ballads. I'm happy that he seems to be dry and sober, and that his personal life is happy, but he hasn't held any interest for me as a performer since 1973-74.

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    Thu May 19 2005

    Sir Fudge Packer.

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    Wed May 18 2005

    I really like the old Elton. The music that he has made since 1986 is highly suspect.

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    Wed Apr 27 2005

    May be two stars is a little low but he has sold out, not as bad as Sting but close. Some of his early stuff was good but now he is becoming todays Dean Martin or Frank. Lot of ballads and little or no Rock.

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    Sat Nov 20 2004

    After going off on one of his profanity-laced tirades, I lost all respect for this so-called artist.

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    Sun Nov 14 2004

    Way past his prime,and sappy even in his prime.When he took a song he already put out and reworked it as a tribute (candle in the wind) he reached a new LOW.

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    Fri Oct 01 2004

    If I was gay, I would totaly marry him.

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    Thu Jun 03 2004

    perfect skills .. a lovely pianist !

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    Mon May 03 2004

    Sharon was killer in the 70's with Bernie Taupin. Sucked in the 80's. Newest album is with Bernie again and in the right direction. Hugely lame that he was on American Idol!!!

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    Mon Mar 15 2004

    If it was for the music he made in the 70s I'd 've given him a 3 star rating. Back in those relatively normal days he did manage to come up with a few decent ditties like 'Philadelphia Freedom', 'Crocodile rock', 'Island girl' and 'Bitter fingers'. By the 80s he'd lost the plot and turned into some shrieking, petulant drama queen forever having childish tantrums and knocking out nondescript ballads.

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    Sat Mar 13 2004

    Elton is great! His early stuff with Bernie Tauplin (sp?) is the best: Captin Fantastic, Don't Shoot Me..., Goodbye Yellow Brick Road... cornerstones of pop rock! It got cheesy at the end, but you have to respect his talent.

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    Fri Feb 27 2004

    Elton John (nee Reginald Dwight) was the most successful pop/rock artist during the early 1970's and has charted annually from 1970 to 1996. That alone would suggest that Elton merits five stars; however, such a simple analysis wouldn't suffice for a helpful comment. I would say that Elton has had at least three lives: his early years in which he was energetic and innovative (1969-75), his confused years in which he struggled both without his lyrical collaborator Bernie Taupin and against the tide of changing musical trends (1976-82), and finally his mature years in which he was regularly reuninted with Taupin and acknowledged that he was no longer a spring chicken (1983-present). As all three periods resulted in different styles and quality of music, there should be no wonder that fans of one Elton may not like the other versions. Nevertheless, as all prolific artists suffer periods of failure when compared to such high success, I can't penalize Elton too much for these failures, ... Read more

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    Fri Dec 12 2003

    If anyone doubts Elton's talent, look at the artists that count themselves as fans and it is pretty impressive. You also only need to go back to his most recent CD Songs From The West Coast to see that he is still valid as an artist today.

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    Wed Sep 10 2003

    Belongs in the same class as Lennon as a songwriter and quite possibly in a class by himself in terms of longevity. Just him and a piano is an entertaining show, and that can't be said about most on this list.

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    Mon Aug 18 2003

    He started off very well with the "Empty Sky" and "Tumbleweed Connection" albums, and "Madman Across The Water" was one of the best albums of its time, but the quality of his work deteriorated dramatically after that, and he hasn't done anything noteworthy in nearly a quarter century. After 1975 or so he just became an imitation of himself, and for the sake of getting some records on the U.S. charts, he released some of the worst crap ever to hit the airwaves, like "Crocodile Rock," "Benny and the Jets," "Funky Cat," "Don't Go Breaking My heart" and "Daniel." He is a very capable piano player and can be a compelling singer, but how much mileage does he expect to get out of "Candle in the Wind" already? Change the record, please!!! Three stars for his splendid early work, but ho-hum ever since.

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    Mon Aug 11 2003

    A somewhat talented songwriter, but my respect level for him has plummeted in recent years. I don't care how he tries to deflect criticism away from the Princess Diana recordings he made, nothing is going to convince me that he's not milking that death for his own benefit. Taking a "proven" song like "Candle in the Wind" and re-recording it with new lyrics is NOT a tribute as far as I'm concerned. It's interesting that his promotional budget from the record label skyrocketed after that incident, when John was fading into the twilight of his career. Instead, he's suddenly popular again due to his "altruistic" donation of funds from the new "Candle" single. I wonder if he "donated" the money from the multiple "comeback" tours he's had since her death as well? Not likely. Please go away, you low-rent Liberace.

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    Sat Jul 05 2003

    big glasses

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    Sat Jun 28 2003

    Preformer sums it all up!!!!!

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    Sun Jun 22 2003

    No matter what anyone says, Elton John is one of the greatest musicians ever! My favorite song is"Your Song", that is such a pretty song.

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    Sat Jun 21 2003

    Never understood him or Bowie, but at least Elton can play. Never dug the "new Lawrence Welk" schtick tho - too gimmicky. I liked "I'm Still Standing", that "While You're In the World" song, and "Bennie and the Jets", but that's it - he doesn't belong in the rock category.

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    Thu Jun 05 2003

    Awwwww aint he great! outragious wigs and butterfly face paint! reminds me o me grandson. i love the wigs, i mean that aint his real hair! never new i ad me soul mate til a met him a say a say

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    Mon May 26 2003

    I have to say that this man's music is wonderful, though overall I prefer his earlier music (Elton John thru Caribou). Elton's my second favorite singer ever...since no one, not even Elton, is better than Sting!!!

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    Sun May 18 2003

    Produced some great records and beeter than most.

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    Sun May 18 2003

    He is a great music composer and he was great in 70'es, 80'es and 90'es no matter what ppl say!!!

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    Fri Apr 25 2003

    Never have I agreed more to most of the comments on a given RateItAll site as I do here. I can believe that the comment rated are mostly true like (by raincat at the no time I am typing this) states that Sir Toilet "has become a fool of his once formidable collection of eyeglasses" ever since the seventies. he not only right, his statement is also accurate in the use of the term cats don't like rain.

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    Sat Mar 22 2003

    for having over 5 memorable songs & over 30 yrs of material his tour with BJ is one of the hi-lights of any live show Major props!

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    Sun Jan 26 2003

    oh how low he has fallen.

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    Sun Jan 26 2003

    what happened?

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    Sat Jan 18 2003

    I am and have always been a HUGE Elton John fan...I adored his music from the 70's and this was the stuff that I grew up with. I collected all of Elton's LP's and still have the original vinyl's...even 2 copies of Yellow Brick Road (in mint condition). I was absolutely freaked out by Elton, and went to my very first concert in 1972 in Adelaide (Australia). Back then he was a lean mean fighting machine, jumping around all over the stage. It was a dream come true and a memorable experience. I have not seen Elton in concert again since that time...I would have to agree that alot of his music since the 70's has not grabbed me all that much, as his team writing skills with Bernie Taupin were unsurpassed. I also agree with raincat that "Tiny dancer" is my favourite song of all time (particularly of Elton's) and remains in my Top 10 songs. I also have a special spot for Rocket Man and other tunes that bring tears to my eyes. Elton "speaks" to people through his music, and surely that ... Read more

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    Thu Jan 16 2003

    Liked his early work with Bernie Taupin best.

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    Thu Jan 16 2003

    Well, I think plenty of others have written more elequently about Sir Elton John than I have, but I felt it was worth my 2 cents to give this man some credit for surviving 3 decades and having at least 2 different songs played every single day on your favorite easy listening station day after day after day.... When I think of all the music this man has created, from "Benny and the Jets" and "Crocodile Rock", to "Your Song" to "Circle of Life", the man is a legend in his own time. I still have just the cassettes of his greatest hits, I guess I need to upgrade to the CD...LOL

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    Mon Dec 30 2002

    I think most of the Rate It All family takes this whole system to seriously. Any body who writes more than a few sentences about one of these subjects obviously has nothing beter to do with themselves than to try to tell other people how to think. Moreover anyone who enters this site for advice on these subjects can't think for themselves and has to ask other people how to feel.think for5 your selves people and live your own lives!

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    Tue Dec 10 2002

    Think about how good Elton John's songs have been in the past 10 years (they have been good), then multiply that by 100 and that was how good he was in the 70's.