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Elton John

Elton John

 

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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947),[1][2][3] is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting 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.[4][5] 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 tribute single, re-penned in dedication to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts.[6][7][8] He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970 a single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single. After decades of commercial chart success, John has also achieved success in musical theatre, both in the West End and on Broadway, composing the music for The Lion King (film and musical), Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical.

He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era.[9] In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists (third overall behind the Beatles and Madonna).[10] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Having been named a Order of the British Empire in 1996, John was made a Knight Bachelor by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998.[11] John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s.[12] In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million.[13] John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014.

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Diamonds is an album by musical artist Elton John, released on November 10, 2017.
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (also known as Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle or Kingsman 2) is an upcoming action spy comedy film co-written, co-produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn.
2 Fingers of Whiskey
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2 Fingers of Whiskey is a song by musical artist Elton John, released on June 1, 2017.
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Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot.

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Poorly teen who befriended Nick Grimshaw and Sir Elton John organises a party for 150 kids who missed their proms
  –  November 18, 2017
Among those who were inspired by the film was Sir Elton John and Radio One Breakfast host Nick Grimshaw ... He booked up and coming singer Jerry Williams and gave Lewis lots of advice on how to present on the night and stand in front of people and make ...
Elton John, drinks races and Beefy – how the Ashes used to be fought
  –  November 17, 2017
England players Phillip de Freitas (l) Phil Edmonds (c) and Allan Lamb (r) share a joke and their champagne, with singer Elton John in the dressing room after England had beaten Australia in 1986. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty Images “David Gower ...
Craig A. Meyer stars in “Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band: A Very Elton Christmas” at the MAC Dec. 2
  –  November 16, 2017
at College of DuPage for "Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band: A Very Elton Christmas," Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. "A Very Elton Christmas" showcases the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer while celebrating the spirit of ...
Editor’s Letter: A Cherished Memory of Elton John
  –  November 16, 2017
I can pretty much trace my life with Elton John songs: “Philadelphia Freedom,” a song he ... I didn’t realize as a kid that lesbian singer Dusty Springfield sings background on it or that the lyrics (penned by Taupin) were a nod to Elton’s, at ...
Paul Buckmaster, Essential Arranger for David Bowie and Elton John, Dead at 71
  –  November 9, 2017
First as a touring cellist with the Bee Gees and former Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones, Buckmaster found himself ... a year later by his orchestrations on several tracks on the Elton John album (particularly "Your Song" and "Sixty Years On"), established ...
Elton John AIDS Foundation Fetes 25th Anniversary With New York Gala
  –  November 9, 2017
For 25 years, Sir Elton John has been at the vanguard of the fight against HIV/AIDS. On Tuesday evening, the singer-songwriter was recognized for his tireless humanitarian efforts with a star-studded party in his honor held by his eponymous foundation in ...
Luminaries laud Elton John’s work in AIDS awareness
  –  November 9, 2017
The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched in 1992 in the United States ... John called her “the greatest singer of all time.” Other performers included Grammy-winning musicians Joshua Bell and Heather Headley, who has also won a Tony Award.
Elton John's AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala Was An All-Star Success
  –  November 9, 2017
The singer also spoke out about ridding the world of the damning stigma of this disease. Elton John at the AIDS Foundation Gala The 25th Anniversary gala of Elton John's AIDS Foundation took place at Manhattan's Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Divine on ...
Elton John has a surprising amount of indie cred
  –  November 9, 2017
He’s been churning out the hits for nearly 50 years, but these days, Elton John is just as concerned with helping to ... when John played the band’s single “Dirty Water” and he invited singer Adam Weiner on the show to chat.
Elton John celebrates the 25th anniversary of AIDS foundation
  –  November 8, 2017
The singer's annual New York gala raised $4.3 million (USD) for various AIDS related U.S. programs. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation at its annual ...
Bill Clinton and Aretha Franklin Toast Elton John’s AIDS Charity
  –  November 8, 2017
“We live in strange times,” said Elton John, sighing, who arrived in an embroidered Gucci dinner jacket. “But you have to be an optimist, because if you aren’t hopeful, you lose everything.” It seemed an appropriate sentiment from the singer of ...
First the Rolling Stones, now Elton John to play private Kraft bash at Gillette
  –  November 8, 2017
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is throwing an invite-only bash at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, and he’s booked Sir Elton John to entertain his guests. The singer then made his way to New York on Tuesday for the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 2017 New York ...
Elton John celebrates 25 years of AIDS foundation
  –  November 8, 2017
The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched in 1992 in the United States ... John called her “the greatest singer of all time.” Other performers included Grammy-winning musicians Joshua Bell and Heather Headley, who has also won a Tony Award.
Emotional Elton John marks AIDS foundation’s 25th anniversary
  –  November 8, 2017
The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched in 1992 in the United States ... John called her “the greatest singer of all time.”
Elton John celebrates 25 years of AIDS foundation
  –  November 8, 2017
(Nov. 8) NEW YORK (AP) — A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS ... New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Aretha Franklin, who closed the event with a collection of songs. John grew teary-eyed onstage after Jeanne ...
Elton John celebrates 25 years of AIDS foundation
  –  November 8, 2017
The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched in 1992 in the United States ... John called her "the greatest singer of all time." Other performers included Grammy-winning musicians Joshua Bell and Heather Headley, who has also won a Tony Award.
Harvard honours Elton John for efforts for fighting HIV, AIDS
  –  November 7, 2017
Harvard Foundation has honoured legendary singer Elton John for his contribution in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Reportedly, the 70-year-old musician received the prestigious Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award at the world-renowned university. Harvard ...

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