In Pictures: Sir Elton John in concert

In Pictures: Sir Elton John in concert

Sir Elton John’s retirement from touring follows a career on the road lasting almost 50 years, entertaining millions of fans with his live shows.

On stage during an early gig in 1971 (PA)
On stage during an early gig in 1971 (PA)

At Shepperton Studios during rehearsals for a concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London in 1977 (PA)
At Shepperton Studios during rehearsals for a concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London in 1977 (PA)

In uniform in London in 1982 (PA)
In uniform in London in 1982 (PA)

A dress rehearsal for a Royal Gala Performance at the London Palladium in 1987 (PA)
A dress rehearsal for a Royal Gala Performance at the London Palladium in 1987 (PA)

Performing during the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley, London in 1992 (PA)
Performing during the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley, London in 1992 (PA)

At the Route of Kings concert in Hyde Park, London in 2000 (PA)
At the Route of Kings concert in Hyde Park, London in 2000 (PA)

With US singer Billy Joel at their Face to Face concert at Madison Square Garden in 2002 (PA)
With US singer Billy Joel at their Face to Face concert at Madison Square Garden in 2002 (PA)

On his Red Piano tour at the O2 Arena in London in 2008 (PA)
On his Red Piano tour at the O2 Arena in London in 2008 (PA)

At Bestival on the Isle of Wight in 2013 (PA)
At Bestival on the Isle of Wight in 2013 (PA)

Performing at the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert in 2016 (Matt Crossick/PA)
Performing at the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert in 2016 (Matt Crossick/PA)

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