Elton John’s second visit in China in 2012 was one of his milestones in a monumental career that has spanned five decades and included some of the greatest moments in musical history. Today, Elton John is established alongside The Beatles, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley as one of the top-selling artists in history. Having sold over 250 million records, he was named the most successful male solo artist in The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artist in 2008, an honor that recognizes his astonishing longevity as a hit performer. Among his peers, Elton John is one of the few international superstars to have remained at the pinnacle of the entertainment industry throughout his incredible career.
As a celebrity icon he has also had a great impact on world culture, most memorably for the version of his classic ‘Candle in the Wind’ that he performed at the funeral of personal friend Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. The heartbreaking performance was broadcast to countless millions across the world, and the resulting recording of ‘Candle in the Wind ‘97’ has gone on to sell 33 million copies, becoming the number one bestselling single of all time.
The man born Reginald Kenneth Dwight was a renowned pianist on the London music scene of the 1960’s before he adopted the stage name Elton John and unleashed his outrageous stage persona on audiences as a solo performer. Following a chance first meeting with lyricist and long term collaborator Bernie Taupin in 1967, the Elton John legend began to take shape, transforming the musical prodigy into a global superstar.
Location: Mercedez Benz Arena, Shanghai
Date: 23. November, 2012 20:00
November 23, 2012