March 25, 1947 in Pinner
Pinner, United Kingdom
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Sir Elton John is an English singer, songwriter and pianist. Active since 1964, Sir Elton is one of the highest selling recording artists, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. His music covers genres including rock, pop, glam rock and rhythm and blues. He has a long-standing song-writing partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, whom he has collaborated with since 1967. Sir Elton released six consecutive US number one albums in the early 1970s. The run of number one albums began with Honky Château (1972) and ended with Rock of the Westies (1975). His most commercially successful LP is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), which included the hit songs Candle in the Wind, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting, Bennie and the Jets and the title track.
1 year ago
It is a tribute to Australian Rock and Roll musicians. The crocodile is symbolic of Australia. Imagine that the singer is Australian. Then "while the other kids (Americans) were rocking round the clock we (Australians) were hopping and bopping to the crocodile rock" (Australian rock). "Suzie went and left us for some foreign guy". The foreign guy is American. It symbolizes the difficulty in competing with America,
2 years ago
"Rock n Roll" seems to stand as something important, in this case there's a rock band claiming they're here to save Rock'N'Roll which makes sense in a realistic frame; It's about getting over all hardship and dedicate yourself to something that is unique to you, something that has your pure love.