From 1972 to 1975, Elton John racked up an amazing seven consecutive Number One Albums including Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy and Rock of the Westiesboth released in 1975 and entered the Billboard charts at number one. This was the first time in history that an album had topped the charts in the first week and Elton did it twice in a row!
With Rocketman fast becoming the most talked about film of the year, and receiving early rave reviews from Cannes, the public’s hunger for more news about the fascinating rock superstar is at an all-time high.
Here’s a look back at Elton’s Billoard Top 10 hit songs of the 70s as depicted in the Elton John Scrapbook Updated and Revised Edition, by M.A. Cassata.
Rocketman hits movie theaters May 31st. The Elton John Scrapbook is available on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other online book retailers.
For more on The Elton John Scrapbook and M.A. Cassata’s other books visit the author’s site at macassata.com
Top 10 Hit Songs of the Seventies
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (with Kiki Dee)
“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”
“Bennie and the Jets”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
“Someone Saved My Life Tonight”