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There have been a few times in Elton’s career where he claims a “return to roots,” but in 2010 he really did go back to his roots for ‘The Union.’ It was a duo album with one of his early influences, Leon Russell. Elton has been a solo artist since 1969, but here, you got the sense that he was trying to impress his collaborator, and this mid-tempo blues rocker is the highlight of the LP.

Elton John celebrated a major milestone on social media marking 30 years of sobriety.

Sir Elton took to Twitter and shared, “Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday. So many lovely cards, flowers and chips from my sons, David, friends in the Program, staff at the office and in our homes. I’m truly a blessed man.”

John added, “If I hadn’t finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I’d be dead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way.”

Sir Elton’s tweets honoring his incredible accomplishment included photos of his greeting cards, his new 30-year sober chip and a beautiful cake shaped into the number 30.

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Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.