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Elton John's career: Concerts, red carpets and awards(35 images)

Grammy and Oscar-winning musician, composer and singer Elton John released his first album titled "Empty Sky" in 1969. The music legend, who turned 75 in March, is on a worldwide farewell tour and was recently presented with the National Humanities Medal by President Joe Biden. Here's a look back at the icon's career through the years.

Sir Elton John (L) and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin team up for an in-store signing to celebrate the release of Elton's new album, "Made In England," in Los Angeles on March 21, 1995. The year before, John composed music for Disney's animated classic, "The Lion King." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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John thanks the audience at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's 25th anniversary gala for the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award which was presented to him on November 23, 1996. Earlier that year, John was nominated for the Male Pop Vocal Grammy Award. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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John sings during a sold-out performance of 20,000 fans in St. Louis on January 24, 1998. A few weeks prior, John was leading Billboard's top singles charts. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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Executive producer John (L) and his partner and producer David Furnish, smiles during the press conference for the film "Women Talking Dirty," during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on September 17, 1999. The couple has been together since 1993. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
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