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In the early 1970s, the record-buying public began expanding their musical interests. They started to look more to solo artists for inspiring music. Though the majority still loved the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, some of the most popular performers also included Cat Stevens, Gilbert O'Sullivan, and, of course, Bob Dylan.

Elton John exploded onto the music scene at a time when rock and roll was growing. Popularity was no longer restricted to groups with young, good-looking men. Now the people making popular music had more meaningful qualities—talent, vitality, and the ability to make good music.

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Musician BiographiesElton John