Elton John

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Date of Birth March 25, 1947
Place of Birth London, England
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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.

Born: Reginald Kenneth Dwight, March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, pianist, composer
Years active: 1962–present
Children: 2
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About Elton John

Rock and roll legend who has sold over 250 million albums in a career that's spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind." In 2019, they released the film Rocketman based on his life.

Before Fame

He began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

Achievement

He performed at Princess Diana's funeral at Westminster Abbey in 1997 and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

Family Life

He married Renate Blauel on February 14, 1984, and they divorced on November 18, 1988. He then married David Furnish on December 21, 2014. He has two sons named Zachary and Elijah.

Associations

In 1974, he collaborated with John Lennon on a rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

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