As a pop culture icon and unforgettable musician, Elton John got his start in music early in life when he played the piano. He began his musical career at the age of sixteen, and his rise to worldwide fame occurred when he released famous hits like “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man.”
His tribute song to the deceased Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” was originally for something else, but he rewrote it and it went on to sell over thirty-three million copies worldwide. It’s the best-selling single in the history of the United Kingdom and the UK singles charts. His flamboyant style has also helped him stand out.
Bono of U2
Bono is without a doubt the most well-known Irish musician performing today. Born Paul David Hewson, Bono is a singer-songwriter, philanthropist, activist, and more, and he's the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of rock band U2. The band began in 1976, and they rose to worldwide acclaim with the release of their 1987 record “Joshua Tree.”
Bono and U2 as a whole have received a whopping twenty-two Grammy Awards, and the band became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The guy who carries the bass when they play even got in with them.
Bono is still rocking late into his career and life. He, along with the rest of the band, has been making guest musical appearances on talk shows such as “The Late Show With James Corden” and others. Bono is almost as well-known for his activism as he is for his music, and he often assists humanitarian groups in various forms.
He's performed in numerous benefit concerts in order to support these causes. His philanthropic efforts have become so widespread that he's met with Presidents, Prime Ministers and has even become an honorary knight by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Elton John Today
While Elton John might not be performing as much anymore, he still makes appearances from time to time after his immense, three-year farewell tour that started in 2018. The tour was intended to consist of more than three hundred concerts around the world, but many of the dates had to be canceled or rescheduled in 2020.
John has also reunited with creative partner Tim Rice to create music for the live-action “The Lion King” remake since he also did the music for the original animated film.
Noel Gallagher of Oasis
Starting in the nineties, brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher found huge success with their band Oasis. They turned out a couple of smash hits, “Wonderwall” and “Don't Look Back in Anger,” but their contentious relationship began to dominate the news about the band much more than their music.
They finally broke up in 2009, right before they were supposed to perform at the Rock de Seine festival. Noel stated that he simply couldn't work with Liam a day longer. How bad must it have been for two people – brothers, even – to never want to work together again?