The publishers of People magazine have come out with a special volume called ”100 Top Celebrities Who Define Our Time.”
Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana and Brad Pitt made the grade, as did Sir Elton. He is credited for being ”a piano prodigy turned pop popinjay” who has been a key showbiz player for four decades.
He’s the only Commander of the Order of the British Empire who has performed for thousands while dressed like a duck (as at New York’s Central Park in 1980).
Elton’s Lion King success and long working partnership with Bernie Taupin are also cited.