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Elton John

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Biography

Elton John attending the premiere of The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Source: Wikipedia

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) is an English songwriter and singer, who accompanies himself on the piano. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time". He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
  • Born: 25 March 1947 (age 68) Pinner, Middlesex, England
  • Occupation(s): Singer songwriter composer
  • Years active: 1964–present
  • Genres: Rock pop rock glam rock soft rock rhythm and blues
  • Instruments: Vocals keyboards
  • Labels: Philips Congress DJM Uni Paramount MCA Geffen Rocket Island Universal Interscope Mercury UMG Virgin EMI
  • Associated acts: Bernie Taupin Eric Clapton Tim Rice John Lennon Kiki Dee Billy Joel George Michael Eminem Gladys Knight Stevie Wonder Celine Dion Dionne Warwick Neil Sedaka Gary Barlow
  • Website: eltonjohn.com

Read more about Elton John at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 17: The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra performs during Rocketman: Live in Concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 17, 2019. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Ima
Variety, 2019-10-18 20:42:16
“Rocketman” has officially launched into awards season. Paramount hosted a screening of the film with a live-performance of the score by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and a headlining performance by Elton John and the film’s star Taron Egerton. John and Egerton — who is in contention for Best Actor for ...

Taron Egerton, Elton John. Taron Egerton, left, and Sir Elton John perform at Paramount Pictures' Rocketman: Live in Concert presented by Black Ink at the Greek Theater on in Los AngelesRocketman at t
Variety, 2019-10-18 17:35:31
Elton John’s long victory lap — which has included an international farewell tour, an outrageously candid new memoir and a spangled biopic about his life — continued Thursday night under a cool night sky at the Greek Theater … eight miles and almost 50 years east of the Troubadour, where ...

Elton John and Taron Egerton sing 'Rocketman' live
USA Today Music, 2019-10-18 14:26:07
Taron Egerton and Elton John sang at the 'Rocketman: Live in Concert' event Thursday       

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