The very first album released by Elton John was "Empty Sky." However, this album was not released in the United States until 1975. For this reason, many people erroneously assume that the album "Elton John," released in 1970 was his first.
The song "Crocodile Rock", originally recorded and released by Elton John in 1972, was recorded by The Beach Boys for the 1991 various artists album Two Rooms: Celebrating the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Crocodile Rock was sung by Elton John. Written by Elton John and Bernie Taubin, it was a pre-released single in 1972 from the 1973 album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player; the sixth EJ studio album.
The last single released by and credited directly to Elton John was Calling It Christmas (with Joss Stone), released in 2007, from Elton John's Christmas Party. The last single featuring/involving Elton John was Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer) by Ironik feat. Elton John, released in 2009.
"Love Song" was written by Leslie Duncan. It was covered by Elton John and released on his album "Tumbleweed Connection" in the U.K. on 30 October 1970. Leslie Duncan was guest vocalist on the track. "Love Song" appeared first on Leslie's album "Sing Children Sing".
Abbey Road was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States. (from Wikipedia.org) John Lennon said of this album,"We wanted to put out something slick, to preserve the myth".
"Daniel", written by Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin, was first released on his 1973 album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player". It was a hit song and performed well on many popularity charts, becoming his second number 1 single in Canada.
His first album was in 1969 and called "Empty Sky" but there are recordings prior. Recordings date back to when he was in a band called Bluesology (mid-late 60's) and when he went solo (1967) The first song he recorded is called scarecrow. there is an album of unreleased songs from then.