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Elton John

Elton John



Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born 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 "Candle in the Wind 1997", re-penned in dedication to the late Princess Diana, 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.

Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he was raised in the Pinner area of London, learning to play piano at an early age; 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.

On 24 January 2018, it was announced that John would be retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour. The first concert is set to take place in Allentown, Pennsylvania on 8 September 2018.



Diamonds is a greatest hits album by British singer-songwriter Elton John spanning his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016.
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Elton John silenced after fan throws Mardi Gras beads at his mouth during performance
  –  February 19, 2018
Elton John's most recent performance hit an unexpected note after the singer was whacked in the face with what appeared to be Mardi Gras beads while on stage. On Wednesday during his Caesar's Palace performance in Las Vegas, the legendary singer was in the ...
Interviews and video: Tony nominee Michael Cavanaugh reunites with Oklahoma City Philharmonic to perform 'The Songs of Elton John and More'
  –  February 18, 2018
“He’s just a great piano and song man, like Elton John and Billy Joel: Great singer, great pianist, great entertainer,” said OKC Philharmonic Executive Director Eddie Walker. “It’s been a while … but right after (last time), it was ...
Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano
  –  February 18, 2018
"World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John has announced the end of “The Million Dollar Piano,” his second critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The final 14 shows will occur in the Spring of 2018 ...
Elton John’s Best Shoe Style Through the Years
  –  February 17, 2018
After touring since he was a 17-years-old, pop music icon Elton John is finally saying goodbye to life on the ... Of course, the “Candle in the Wind” singer has also earned a reputation for flair, often choosing colorful or metallic footwear that ...
Fan throws Mardi Gras beads at Elton John during performance
  –  February 17, 2018
Music legend Elton John has been performing for decades, but a concert this week hit an unexpected note. A fan threw what appears to be a Mardi Gras style necklace at the singer while he was performing in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. The 70-year-old ...
Elton John Gets Struck in the Face by Mardi Gras Beads During Vegas Performance (Video)
  –  February 17, 2018
The singer then checked his teeth while security fumbled around him, and the shocked John took some time to compose himself before launching back into the song. Also Read: Elton John to Retire From the Road After 3-Year Tour According to TMZ, attendees in ...
SEE IT: Elton John stops performance after fan flings Mardi Gras beads at his mouth
  –  February 16, 2018
Wednesday night was almost all right for fighting for Elton John. The singer was performing his hit song “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when a Mardi Gras beads necklace came flying at his mouth, causing him to ...
The Lion King: Elton John & Beyoncé Recording New Song
  –  February 16, 2018
Iconic singer/songwriter Elton John will collaborate with Beyonce for a brand new song for next year’s live-action adaptation of 1994’s The Lion King. Starring Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and James Earl Jones reprising his good ...
Elton John Stunned and Silenced After Mardi Gras Beads to the Mouth
  –  February 16, 2018
Elton John was totally down for fighting on a Wednesday night when ... like leftover Mardi Gras beads came flying over his piano. Check out the vid ... the singer was pissed and a little stunned as he checked his teeth for damage. Even though the band ...
Elton John adds Singapore show to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
  –  February 12, 2018
Good news Elton John fans, the Tiny Dancer singer has announced that he's heading to Singapore as part of his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road. Bad news? He's only arriving on our shores in the later half of 2019. But that's okay, because that means ...
Elton John Fails to Apologize After His Dog Bit a Girl's Face: 'It Was Revolting'
  –  February 12, 2018
Elton John's dog reportedly bit a child's face during a play date at the singer's Berkshire home. It was said that the incident happened two years ago, but the mother of the child was furious as Elton has yet to personally apologize to her after the accident.
Sir Elton John slammed over dog bite
  –  February 11, 2018
Sir Elton John's dog reportedly big a young girl's face. The 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word' singer and his husband David Furnish have been slammed by Mari Kieran, who claims the pair haven't been in contact at all after her five-year-old daughter ...
Elton John Reschedules Concerts Set On Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Royal Wedding
  –  February 10, 2018
Elton John did not cancel his gig to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, he just rescheduled it. On Friday, the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" singer announced that he pushed back the schedule of his concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars ...
Elton John Reschedules Concerts Planned for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Weekend
  –  February 9, 2018
Copyright (c) 2016 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. Elton John has cleared his calendar for one particular weekend in May. The 70-year-old singer -- who recently revealed that he'll soon be embarking on his final tour-- announced on Friday that due ...
Elton John Is Cancelling His Concerts So He Can Attend the Royal Wedding
  –  February 9, 2018
The singer is clearly anticipating an invite ... "He didn’t really discuss much personally, but he said ‘I’m in love,’ and I thought, good for you." If Elton John knew Harry was in L-O-V-E way before anyone else, he better get a front row wedding ...
Elton John Reschedules Two Shows To Clear Calendar for Royal Wedding
  –  February 9, 2018
Some Elton John fans got some unfortunate news this week, as the singer opted to cancel a pair of shows at the Las Vegas residency he is currently performing (followed by his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road starting later this year) due to the ...
Elton John Cancels Two Las Vegas Concerts To Attend Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wedding
  –  February 8, 2018
Elton John just canceled two of his shows in Las Vegas so he could ... and that's all you want people to be no matter who they are," said John. The "Candle In the Wind" singer was very close to Princess Diana. However, just like other friends, the two ...
Elton John cancels two tour dates to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
  –  February 8, 2018
February 07, 2018 - 12:09 CET Ainhoa Barcelona Sir Elton John has cancelled two Las Vegas tour dates in ... which also took place at the famed Abbey. The singer and groom-to-be Harry spent part of last summer together. Elton recently revealed on Lorraine ...
Elton John Adds 2 Rosemont Shows to Farewell Tour
  –  February 7, 2018
Music legend Elton John announced Tuesday that he is adding additional shows ... The 70-year-old “Rocket Man” singer has toured since 1970 and has kept in the spotlight since then through music, films and stage productions. He recently appeared as ...
Singer Sir Elton John announces final tour: 'I want to go out with a bang'
  –  January 24, 2018
Rocket Man singer Sir Elton John says he wants to "go out with a bang" as he revealed plans for a final world tour. The 70-year-old British musician - who has been touring for nearly 50 years - said he will no longer perform live following his Farewell ...
Elton John Retiring: Legendary Singer Announces 300-Date Farewell Tour: See Dates
  –  January 24, 2018
The b*tch is back, but not for long. Elton John made a bittersweet announcement before the Grammys, saying he will retire after embarking on his final world tour. Sad, but true — The Rocket Man is get to hang up his platform shoes, at least from touring.
Elton John compares Eminem to Mick Jagger
  –  December 10, 2017
Singer Elton John said seeing Eminem perform live in person was like watching Mick Jagger fronting the Rolling Stones. The iconic 'Rocket Man' singer, who collaborated with the 45-year-old rapper on his hit single 'Stan' at the Grammy Awards in 2001 ...


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