- In 1973, Elton John released the song Candle in the Wind in memory of Marilyn Monroe. In 1997 he released a re-make in honor of Princess Diana.
- My alarm went off at seven exactly, switching over to the radio, just as Elton John’s "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was starting.
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
- One was Elton John.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
- Their host arrived at the bottom of the stairs, appearing to Sophie no more like a knight than Sir Elton John.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
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- Who’s that flamboyant rock ’n’ roll chap from the ’70s—Elton John?
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
- Elton John?
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl -- Beautiful Creatures
- There are plenty of great candidates: "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie, "Rocket Man" by Elton John, "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O’Sullivan.
Andy Weir -- The Martian
- "When I first met John," says James Brady, a fellow climber and college friend, "he was prancing across campus in a long black cape and blue Elton John-type glasses that had a star between the lenses.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
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