Elton John: the 75 years of the wild balladeer who lived to tell the tale

this friday the 25th Elton John turns 75 years old. Undoubtedly one of the greatest balladeers in the history of rock, owner of a life marked by success, excesses, claims and official recognition. The last of them was when last November Prince Charles anointed him in a ceremony at Windsor Castle as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, an exclusive distinction granted by British royalty that, until now, only reaches about 65 personalities.

This acknowledgment came at a time when, like more than 50 years ago, the radios have a song of his in high rotation, in this case, his crossover with the British Dua Lipa in the remix “Cold Heart”, which rescues passages from his classics “Rocket Man” and “Sacrifice”.