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Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton’s original three-piece band, as well as Music Director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971) on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.

The Million Dollar Piano features iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible five-decade career.

Elton’s latest studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, features new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin and returns Elton’s stage band to the studio for the first time in nearly ten years. Elton wanted to create a “joyful” album and intentionally wrote in guitar keys (A, E, D) to push the uptempo feel of the project. The first single, Looking Up, extended his record for the most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart at 71.

Wonderful Crazy Night and Elton’s full catalogue of 33 studio and four live albums, five film soundtracks, and over 10 hits compilations are available on EltonJohn.com and at record outlets everywhere, including Amazon.com and iTunes.

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and more than 250 million records sold worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind ’97, which sold 33 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played nearly 4,000 concerts worldwide. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon Elton are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services."


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