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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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