Elton John—a British singer, pianist, and composer—has left an indelible mark on the music industry. Active since the 1960s, he's acclaimed for his work during the 1970s and his lasting impact on popular music. Teaming up with lyricist Bernie Taupin, he's forged one of history's most successful songwriting partnerships. Notable hits like Your Song and successful albums like Honky Château and Rock of the Westies fueled his critical and commercial success. Beyond music, he's an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and has numerous accolades, including Grammys, Brit Awards, and a knighthood.