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Sir Elton Hercules John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25th March, 1947, in Pinner, England, United Kingdom. He is the best-selling british solo artist of all-time, with 250 recorded sales.

Notable for his collaborations with song-writer Bernie Taupin, John rose to fame with the release of his 1970 hit "Your Song," and 1972 hit "Rocket Man." He then enjoyed success with the following releases of songs such as "Crocodile Rock," "Daniel," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Bennie and the Jets," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (with Kiki Dee), "Are You Ready For Love?" and "I'm Still Standing."

John is is also known for his exuberant glasses and garments, exceptional piano playing, a drug-addiction and for being openly gay. He is in a civil partnership with film producer and director David Furnish, and the two continue to be represented as gay icons in the LGBT community.

In 1997, Elton performed his hit "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral, changing the words that previously tributed Marilyn Monroe to tribute Diana. After vowing to never perform the single live again, he released the single as "Candle in the Wind 1997" (with the B-side being "Something About the Way You Look Tonight") and it is currently the best-selling single in the history of popular music.

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  • Piano
  • Vocals

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  • The Corvettes
  • Bluesology

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  • Bernie Taupin
  • Bonzo Dog Band
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Major Lance
  • Doris Troy
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Long John Baldry
  • Roger Cook
  • Lulu
  • Dee Murray
  • Nigel Olsson
  • The Who
  • John Lennon
  • Eminem
  • 2Pac
  • Pete Doherty
  • Guy Babylon
  • Bob Birch
  • Davey Johnstone
  • John Mahon
  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
  • Jack Bruno
  • Ray Cooper
  • John Jorgenson
  • Jody Linscott
  • Jonathan Moffett
  • Charlie Morgan
  • James Newton Howard
  • Kiki Dee
  • Pino Palladino
  • Kenny Passarelli
  • David Paton
  • Roger Pope
  • Alexander Vakil
  • Gentry Pruett
  • Caleb Quaye
  • Tim Renwick
  • Toni Tennile
  • Ken Stacey
  • Mark Taylor
  • Billy Trudel
  • Romeo Williams
  • Richie Zito
  • Fred Mandel


Musician Biography[]

One of the most known musicians of Piano Rock and a reknowned songwriter with his partner Bernie Taupin. Elton John started his career by being a touring backing band for a lot of R&B musicians, though his main career as Elton John started when he answered an ad for a songwriter that Bernie Taupin had also answered. Via this, they wrote songs for many musicians, and then he started cutting his own records. He continues to record today.

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