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Elton John Releases “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” - 5/23/1975
By: Kathryn Summers

38 years ago Rock and Roll legend Elton John released his ninth studio album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.

The magic began in 1974, when Elton once again paired up with songwriter Bernie Taupin and producer Gus Dudgeon to compose the record-setting Captain Fantastic, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the following year and spawned hits such as “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” and the bonus track, “Philadelphia Freedom.”

The album also went triple platinum, and was nominated for two Grammys: Album of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.

But no one expected less from hit-maker Elton John, who went on to release 17 more albums, compose music for the 1994 Disney film The Lion King, as well as The Billy Elliot Musical, and started The Elton John Aids Foundation.

John released his last album Good Morning to the Night on July 10, 2012, and he is currently gearing up to release of his 20th studio LP, The Diving Board.

The singer will also kick off a tour this year, performing in the U.S, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Russia, Italy and many more places until December 18, 2013 when the concerts conclude in Prague.

John will be in the United States from September 18 to October 12 at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

For more about Elton John visit his official website and to share your thoughts on John and his music career leave a comment below!

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