Elton John Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II During Performance Of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” Watch it here…

Most musicians dream of having a career like Sir Elton John’s their entire life. The singer was born in Middlesex, England, on March 25, 1947. John began writing songs in the 1960s, but his debut album, “Empty Sky,” wasn’t published until 1969.

John’s second self-titled album produced “Your Song,” his first significant hit, in 1970. The album was a smash hit both in the UK and the US, and it marked the beginning of the singer’s peak period of commercial success, which lasted from 1970 until 1976. During this time, he released “Honky Château” (1972), “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (1973), and his first compilation album of his “Greatest Hits.”

John, though, is renowned for more than just his musical accomplishments. Since the 1980s, the singer has played a significant role in the fight against AIDS. His advocacy activity has given him international prominence and made him one of the most well-known celebrities to support the cause.

Elton John started the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 after spending the latter part of the 1980s raising money and support for the battle against HIV and AIDS. John created the Foundation Academy Awards Party a year after founding his foundation.

John is likely most remembered by younger audience members for his Princess Diana tribute song, “Candle in the Wind,” in addition to his philanthropic activities and radio songs. Queen Elizabeth II knighted John in 1998, and he has remained close with the English royal family ever since. John performed another eulogy for Queen Elizabeth at the Rogers Centre in Canada upon her passing in September 2022.

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The artist has had the chance to play at a few gatherings specifically for the royal family over the course of his decades-long career. He performed a moving performance of “Candle in the Wind” during Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales’ memorial service at Westminster Abbey in 1997. The song, also referred to as “Goodbye English Rose,” was a revision of one John had written for Marylin Monroe in 1973.

“Candle in the Wind,” which John reworked with his longtime writing collaborator, lyricist and songwriter Bernie Taupin, was the 1998 Grammy Award winner for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The song afterwards became the second-highest selling physical single of all time, only behind “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. John stipulated that all worldwide sales of the song should benefit Princess Diana’s charities.

John also gave a performance at the 2002 Party at the Palace in the Buckingham Palace Garden, which was hosted to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. John sang “I Want Love” from his 2001 album “Songs from the West Coast” during the Jubilee celebration. John came back ten years later to honor the Queen once more in 2012 during Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace. John sang “I’m Still Standing,” “Your Song,” and “Crocodile Rock” throughout the evening.

For his charitable activities, which has included the establishment of the Elton John Charitable Trust and the Elton John Sports Fund, the Queen in turn named John as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in 2020.

John has a lengthy history of using his musical performances to highlight or pay tribute to significant global events. John collaborated on the cover of “That’s What Friends Are For” with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder in 1986. The song was first made public by Rod Stewart with the intention of supporting the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

As part of the “One World: Together At Home” TV special in April 2020, John sang alongside Kesha, the K.illers, Hozier, and countless more to raise money and spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 “Solidarity Response Fund” of the World Health Organization benefited from the broadcast of the event. John, on the other hand, sang the uplifting song “I’m Still Standing” from his 1983 album “Too Low for Zero,” which brought cheer to those trying times.

John performed a moving tribute to Queen Elizabeth in 2022 at the Rogers Centre in Canada while playing “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” He released “Caribou,” his debut album, in 1974. The song is one that George Michael and Joh frequently perform together, most notably in 1985 at the Live Aid concert held at Wembley Stadium.

John also tweeted:

“When I learned of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s demise, I was incredibly upset. She was an inspirational presence to be around and guided the nation through some of its most difficult and trying times with dignity and warmth.

He clearly felt a great loss at her departure, and the best way he knew how to deal with it was via singing. Check out the video below!