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Elton John During the 80s



Elton John was a highly successful musician during the 1980s, releasing several hit albums and singles that helped cement his status as one of the biggest music icons of the decade.

In 1980, he released the album "21 at 33," which featured the hit singles "Little Jeannie" and "Sartorial Eloquence." The album was a critical and commercial success and helped re-establish Elton John as a major force in pop music.

In 1983, Elton John released the album "Too Low for Zero," which featured the hit singles "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues." The album was a huge success and returned to the classic sound that made Elton John a household name in the 1970s.




In 1984, Elton John released the album "Breaking Hearts," which featured the hit singles "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" and "Who Wears These Shoes?" The album was a commercial success and helped solidify Elton John's status as one of the most famous musicians of the decade.




In addition to his success as a recording artist, Elton John was known for his philanthropic work during the 1980s. In 1985, he organized the Live Aid concert, which raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia. He also established the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, which has raised millions of dollars for AIDS research and prevention.

Overall, the 1980s were a highly successful decade for Elton John, both musically and philanthropically. As a result, his legacy as one of the most excellent musicians of all time is firmly cemented, and his impact on pop culture continues to be felt today.



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