But according to an account in Elizabeth Rosenthal's book His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John, the song was inspired by Taupin's sighting of either a shooting star or a distant aeroplane. The song describes a Mars -bound astronaut 's mixed feelings at leaving his family in order to do his job. Rosenthal's account goes on to relate that the notion of astronauts no longer being perceived as heroes, but in fact as an "everyday occupation", led Taupin to the song's opening lines:
Elton John's 50 greatest songs – ranked!
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Elton has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind Since launching his first tour in , Elton has over 4, performances in more than 80 countries to his credit. Elton is the most successful solo male in the history of the American charts and the third most successful artist overall, behind only Madonna and the Beatles. He has logged 67 Hot entries between and , including nine No. He achieved seven 1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from to — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles. At the age of 11 he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music and he attended the Academy on Saturday mornings for the next four years. In , he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and in he became a Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers.
Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
L'infanzia[ modifica modifica wikitesto ] Nasce a Pinner Middlesex , Regno Unito il 25 marzo del , battezzato con il nome di Reginald Kenneth Dwight, nell'abitazione dei nonni materni, presso i quali vivevano i genitori: Sheila decide di trasferirsi in un complesso di otto appartamenti, chiamato Frome Court, non molto distante dalle abitazioni precedenti. Nel forma la sua prima band, i The Corvettes: Dyson viene rimpiazzato da Rex Bishops e la nuova formazione costituisce la prima, vera, esperienza professionale di Elton John .
Elton John Reviewed on this page: Some of us developed an aural Elton John allergy as a result of this over-exposure, and twenty years down the road I only consider myself partially cured: I'm still sometimes tempted to write him off as a cheesy popmeister.