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Elton John

Elton John

 

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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 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 U.K. and U.S. 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. On 24 January 2018, it was announced that John would be retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour, which is set to begin in September 2018.

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Diamonds
 
Diamonds is a greatest hits album by British singer-songwriter Elton John spanning his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
 
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 spy comedy film produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman.
The American Epic Sessions
 
The American Epic Sessions is a documentary film in which an engineer restores the fabled long-lost first electrical sound recording system from 1925, and twenty contemporary artists pay tribute to the momentous machine by attempting to record songs on it for the first time in 80 years.
2 Fingers of Whiskey
Song
2 Fingers of Whiskey is a song by musical artist Elton John, released on June 1, 2017.

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PPL Center
Allentown, United States
September 8, 2018
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Philadelphia, United States
September 11, 2018
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Philadelphia, United States
September 12, 2018
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Buffalo, United States
September 15, 2018
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University Park, United States
September 16, 2018
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Hartford, United States
September 19, 2018
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Washington, United States
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Toronto, Canada
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October 12, 2018
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New York, United States
October 18, 2018
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October 23, 2018
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Nashville, United States
October 24, 2018
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Chicago, United States
October 26, 2018
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St Louis, United States
October 30, 2018
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Columbus, United States
November 2, 2018
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Cleveland, United States
November 3, 2018
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New York, United States
November 8, 2018
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November 23, 2018
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Miami, United States
November 24, 2018
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Orlando, United States
November 27, 2018
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Tampa, United States
November 28, 2018
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Atlanta, United States
November 30, 2018
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December 1, 2018
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Birmingham, United States
December 4, 2018
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New Orleans, United States
December 6, 2018
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December 8, 2018
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January 16, 2019
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January 18, 2019
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January 19, 2019
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January 22, 2019
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January 23, 2019
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January 26, 2019
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January 29, 2019
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Denver, United States
February 7, 2019
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Tulsa, United States
February 9, 2019
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Omaha, United States
February 12, 2019
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February 13, 2019
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New York, United States
February 18, 2019
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Milwaukee, United States
February 19, 2019
Target Center
Minneapolis, United States
February 21, 2019
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Cincinnati, United States
February 27, 2019
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Albany, United States
March 1, 2019
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Brooklyn, United States
March 8, 2019
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March 12, 2019
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Columbia, United States
March 13, 2019
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Jacksonville, United States
March 15, 2019
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Kraków, Poland
May 4, 2019
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 15, 2019
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 18, 2019
Scandinavium
Goteborg, Sweden
May 19, 2019

News Articles22

Beef Of The Week #399: Elton John v The Kids
  –  April 13, 2018
Look, Elton John realises that pop is a young person’s game ... He then references his 2010 record with the then 68 year old singer-songwriter Leon Russell. Not one pop station played any tracks off it, he says, because pop radio stations are “very ...
Elton John and Friends are ‘Still Standing’ After Phenomenal Finale
  –  April 12, 2018
Ain’t no party like a Sir Elton John party, because a legend like him don’t stop ... program honoring him and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. But the singer didn’t finish it all off alone—he brought up a number of the featured guests ...
Want to see Elton John show circa 1984? Yellow Brick Road tribute concert Friday may be the answer
  –  April 12, 2018
When Elton John finally ends his planned three-year farewell tour in 2021, among those mourning will be Gerald Brann of Augusta, Maine. “I’m sad that I won’t be able to see him in concert anymore,” says Brann, the pianist and singer for Yellow ...
Elton John will take his children on tour
  –  April 12, 2018
Doting Daddy Sir Elton John is planning to take his sons on part of his farewell ... tutor so they can see different places - it's all about them now," the Rocket Man singer told Afternoon Edition presenter Nihal Arthanayake on Thursday (12Apr18) as ...
Elton John praises sexy Miley Cyrus
  –  April 12, 2018
Sir Elton John thinks Miley Cyrus is the "sexiest lady in the whole wide world". The 71-year-old singer is a huge fan of the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker and he's delighted to have her cover his song 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me' on new album 'Revamp ...
Elton John hasn't received royal wedding invite
  –  April 12, 2018
Sir Elton John hasn't been invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. The 71-year-old singer - who was a close friend of the prince's late mother, Princess Diana, and sang at her funeral - cancelled a number of his Las Vegas shows to be available ...
Elton John adds second Denver show to farewell tour
  –  April 11, 2018
DENVER — Elton John has added a second concert in Denver to his farewell tour in 2019. The 71-year-old singer will perform at Pepsi Center on Feb. 6, 2019. Tickets for that show go on sale on April 20 at 10 a.m. at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at ...
Elton John tribute brings together Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, John Legend and more
  –  April 11, 2018
Some of music's best artists came together at Madison Square Garden in New York City Tuesday night for Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A GRAMMY ... Sam Smith told Elton, "As a male singer-songwriter from England, who is gay, you are a shining example ...
Elton John Grammy Salute Tribute Time & Channel
  –  April 10, 2018
ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE TV CHANNEL: The show airs on the CBS network ... Unfortunately, White died of AIDS in 1990, after he befriended the famed singer, John. During the reading, an instrumental version of “The Last Song” is said to play.
Kacey Musgraves Spins Vintage Country Into Elton John’s ‘Roy Rogers’ [Listen]
  –  April 10, 2018
Elton John Is a Maren Morris Fan! Musgraves is in tune with the cinematic element John incorporated into his musical homage to the famous "Happy Trails" singer — it's a song that works as well for her, a modern artist, as it did for John.
The Voice: Alexa Cappelli Delivers On Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ To Win Knockout
  –  April 10, 2018
On The Voice, Alexa Cappelli came out and delivered a strong cover of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ... Adam said Alexa has everything it takes to be an incredible singer. Blake Shelton said Jorge gets an undeniable reaction.
Say It Ain't So! Elton John "Hates" Performing Everyone's Favorite Elton John Song
  –  April 9, 2018
To all the Elton John fans out there, get ready — the singer's latest confession is quite the doozy. With the new TV special Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A Grammy Salute set to air on Tuesday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS, the 71-year-old pop ...
Lady Gaga Sings 'Your Song' to Elton John in Moving Tribute
  –  April 8, 2018
"My gift is my song, and this one's for you." These are the words from the classic "Your Song," which Lady Gaga sang to the man who penned them, Elton John. The "Born This Way" singer donned sparkling spectacles and feathers to croon the hit, as part of ...
Logic and Pink Update Elton John’s Classic Song “Bennie and the Jets”
  –  April 8, 2018
Logic has been all over the place lately. On Friday (April 6), legendary singer Elton John put out the compilation Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin, and the intro track is an updated version of the classic song "Bennie and the Jets ...
Bernie Taupin reflects on 50 years of working with Elton John — and why their songs have endured
  –  April 8, 2018
Both said they specifically requested gravel-voiced singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton to record their ... Celebrating the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin," a rare tribute album to crack the Billboard Top 20. It peaked at No. 18 and went platinum ...
Producer Frank Liddell Explains How Bernie Taupin Tested Him for the Elton John Country Tribute Album
  –  April 7, 2018
Tributes to George Jones, Waylon Jennings, or Patsy Cline are seen as being within a country singer's wheelhouse: A top 40 maven like Elton John, not so much. Liddell draws additional dots between John, Taupin and country. "What I got to know later just ...
Pop, country singers reimagine Elton John hits on two new albums
  –  April 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than two dozen Elton John songs have been reinterpreted by the likes ... The pop-focused “Revamp” and country-inspired “Restoration” highlight the British singer’s long collaboration with songwriting partner Bernie ...
Elton John's 'Revamp': Which Pop Stars Soar While Covering the Rocket Man?
  –  April 6, 2018
Even though Sir Elton John will retire from touring after his upcoming international ... for her antics is how much it can overshadow what an obscenely talented singer she is. Cyrus thrives when she’s belting out the bigger ballads (there’s a reason ...
Chris Stapleton describes his 'wonderfully strange' call from Elton John
  –  April 6, 2018
"Restoration: The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin" is in stores now ... not just the singing and but driving the feel of things with his playing,” said the singer. “It’s so masterful and prominent in his music that it’s what gives it ...
10 Of The Best Elton John Covers
  –  April 6, 2018
Maybe your first thought on Elton John’s announced retirement tour was something along ... psychedelia as a showbiz artform that challenged the po-faced auteurism of the singer-songwriter era shouting “no seriously listen to this Madman Across The ...
Maren Morris Puts Her Soul Into Elton John’s ‘Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters’ [Listen]
  –  April 6, 2018
Maren Morris is one of a group of country music's best and brightest who took part in a new tribute to the music of Elton John. The Grammy-winning singer shines on a soulful cover of "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters." Written by Elton John and his longtime ...
Elton John is 'no one special' to his kids
  –  April 2, 2018
Sir Elton John is "no one special" to his sons. The 70-year-old singer's two boys, Zachary, seven, and five-year-old Elijah - who he has with husband David Furnish - are fans on his music but they are not as excited by his career as they are by their ...

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