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|His song Candle in the Wind '97, released in tribute to the late Princess Diana, is the highest-selling single in history. More than 30 million copies were sold around the world. |
Elton owns a Cocker Spaniel named Arthur. In the civil-partnership ceremony of Elton and David Furnish at the Windsor's Guildhall, they were told that pets were not allowed in the premises. They made Arthur the "Best Man" to allow the dog to attend.
When Elton began to seriously consider a career in music, his father tried to steer him toward a more conventional career such as banking. Elton has stated that his wild stage costumes and performances were his way of letting go after such a restrictive childhood.
Elton was listed at #7 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.
At the age of 15, with the help of mother Sheila and stepfather "Derf", Reginald Dwight became a weekend pianist at the nearby Northwood Hills pub, playing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
He played everything from Jim Reeves country songs ("He'll Have to Go") to Irish folk numbers ("When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"), decades-old ditties ("Beer Barrel Polka"), hits of the day ("King of the Road"), and songs he had written himself. He received a modest, steady income and substantial tips. "During that whole period, I don't think I ever missed a gig", he said later. A stint with a short-lived group called the Corvettes rounded out his time
Elton has been named the second most played artist on British radio over the past 20 years behind George Michael.
Elton performed at his 60th birthday party at Madison Square Garden. It will be the 60th time he has performed at the venue.
Elton John's song Your Song is ranked #70 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.
Sir Elton John has filed a legal action in the US state of Georgia claiming tax authorities overvalued his penthouse in Atlanta. The property has been valued at $6.3 million.
Elton has a cameo as himself in Disney's 2002 movie, The Country Bears. His song, "Friends" also appears within the movie and is on the soundtrack.
Elton was ranked #16 in Forbes Top 100 Celebrities.
Elton and life partner David Furnish registered their civil partnership at Windsor Town Hall on December 21, 2005, the first day that civil unions were legal in England and Wales. The ceremony was performed by Registrar Clair Williams, who also presided over the union between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Elton came up with the name Elton John from ?Soft Machine's? saxophone player Elton Dean.
Elton underwent surgery to implant a pacemaker to correct an irregular heartbeat.
Elton suffers from epilepsy.
Elton is an avid tennis player.
Elton is a co owner of the restaurant ?Le Dome? in Hollywood.
Elton started wearing sunglasses to imitate one of his idols, Buddy Holly. His eyes adjusted to focusing with glasses and he now needs them all the time.
Elton is the godfather to John Lennon?s son Sean.
Elton has been playing piano since he was four.
Elton wrote a song in tribute to John Lennon titled ?Empty Garden?
Elton has reported and is proud of his accomplishment of overcoming drug abuse, alcoholism and bulimia.
Elton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Elton entered the ?Royal Academy of Music? at the age of eleven. He dropped out right before he was to graduate to pursue his musical career.
Elton donates all his proceeds from the sale of his singles to what is known know as the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Elton won the ?Polar Music Prize? given by the Swedish Academy of Music in 1995.
Elton legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John in 1973.
Composed and sang the song known as Princess Diana?s song. It was a song Elton had performed many times for Marilyn Monroe but he rewrote the lyrics for Diana. The song is ?Candles in the Wind?.
Elton was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. She felt his contribution to music and the amount of fund raising he did for AIDS made him worthy of the honor.
Elton was the first to pave the way in performing in Israel and the USSR. He did so in 1979.
Elton was married to Renate Blauel on February 14, 1984 and they divorced in 1987.
Elton's good friend Rod Stewart gave him the nickname of ?Sharon? and the nickname stuck. Now he is often referred to as Sharon by many of his friends.
Elton was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight but changed his name for stage purposes.
Elton appeared on the Australian TV series ?Pop Idol? in 2004.
Elton did an episode of ?American Idol? in 2004 appearing as himself.
Elton is in post production of a film as Composer titled ?Gnomeo and Juliet? which is to be released in 2008.
Elton has done several theatrical performances under different names. He is also known as Elton John CBE or Sir Elton John
Elton was born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Greater London, England.
Elton' video for "I Want Love" was voted the 88th greatest music video of all time in a Channel 4 (UK) poll.
Elton sang the song "Wake Up Wendy" on the album South Park: Chef Aid.
Elton played the piano and sang the song "Stan" with Eminem at the Grammys.
elton and his life parter david furnish produced a movie its a boy girl thing in 2007
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|Born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on the 25th of March 1947. He was an average young boy who lived in a council house with his grandparents till his mother and father bought a house. He was educated at pinner country grammar school until he was 15 years old before perusing a carrier in the music industry, both of his parents were musically inclined with his farther playing the trumpet in a semi professional band. Most of the Dwight?s were avid buyers of records which interested Elton more in the music world. By the age or 3&4 Elton?s mother was astonished in his capability to play music by ear at the age of 11 he won a scholarship to study at the royal academy of music for the next 5 years after that Reginald would get the tube into London and attend Saturday classes. Thanks to his mother and step father Elton was able to play the piano on a Friday, Saturday & Sunday night at the Northwood hills pub. in 1964 Elton and friends formed a band called bluesology, in 1966 the band became musician?s long john bauldrys which made Elton leave the group that year, Elton?s big career started when he found an add in the paper advertising lyrics so Elton took the opportunity and met up with a man called Bernie Taupin and they formed there first album in 1969 called empty sky, unfortunately it went largely unnoticed. |
In the 1970s Elton linked up with Gus dudgeon and Paul buckmaster to publish the album Elton john which hit no.5 in the UK charts and no.4 on the us pop charts. Elton had a number of other albums that reached top 10 in the 70s including madman across the water, honky chateau, don?t shoot me I?m only the piano player, goodbye yellow brick road, caribou and captain fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy. By the late 70s Elton took a fall in his carrier as he announced he was going to retire which he only appeared publicly at the matches at Watford city, at that time he was only producing 1 album a year and none of them were a success except a single man which came 15 in the pop albums chart.
In the 80s Elton reunited with Bernie taupin, the album 21 at 33 gave him a significant carrier boost. After admitting he was bisexual in the late 70s Elton surprised everybody by marrying sound engineer Renate Blauel. But they split up in 1988 after being apart for nearly a year and the sun making fake allegations about him. Soon after the divorce Elton announced that he was gay. Elton as a life long Watford supporter took an opportunity to be the chairman of Watford and took them up to the premier league and the final of the fa cup. The 80s was a very quiet period for Elton with only a few albums as his drug problem was at its peak having a line of cocaine every 4 minutes but Elton came to his senses after flying over the alps it reminded him of all the cocaine he had in his life and he spent 6 weeks in a rehabilitation clinic and he wrote a farewell letter to drugs and alcohol.
In the 90s Elton had came to his senses and started to help out in the fight with aids. When he came involved with Ryan white he lost a few of his good friends and a year later he lost his good friend Freddie mercury. Elton had released an album called sleeping with the past which stayed in the top charts for 6 weeks. In 1992 Elton crated the Elton john aids foundation and all his singles released would raise money to it. In 1994 Elton was able to hit a new generation of people by righting some of the music for the Disney lion king along with lyricist Tim rice. As Elton?s friendship with princess Diana was at a high she was killed and Elton player candle in the wind (1997) at the funeral and he released it on a single which was the best selling single ever produce selling 33 million worldwide and all the proceeds went to the Diana princess of whale?s memorial fund. �to connor anderson and the elton john fan club
In the 2000s Elton has became collaborating with other artists .in 2000 Elton linked up with Tim rice and wrote the music for the road to el dorado and was also the narrator Elton john had an album called one night only which included a lot of new singers in it in 2001 he said that songs from the west coast would be his last studio album and he would concentrate on live albums but in 2004 he produced a studio album called Peachtree road. The captain and the kid has 10 new tracks on it and the only album after that is the rocket man definitive hits which is a collection of his best songs. Elton?s has no intentions of retiring in the future and he wants to keep creating new songs and albums but he will more likely be doing less tours and concentrating on contract performances with places like the red piano performance