On March 25, 1970, Elton John turned 23-years-old, while simultaneously launching his career with his first, public concert at the Revolution Club in London. On October 8th, 2011, he performed again and reached a milestone so very few artists ever will.
The music mogul performed his 3,000th public show with his "million dollar piano" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Just for your general knowledge, over half of those shows (1,608) were performed right her in the US, with the other half scattered internationally.
Let's see, it took you over 40 years to reach 3,000 shows. How's about we shoot for 4,000! That would have to be some kind of record for sure!