Gallery: The Best Break-Out Bands on Rolling Stone's Cover
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Elton John (1971)
Elton John's first appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone capped off a very big year for the singer/songwriter. In that time he released his 1970 self-titled LP and Tumbleweed Connection, scoring the breakthrough single "Your Song" and playing an acclaimed series of concerts across America. It was the beginning of a spectacular four-decade career at the top.