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- Birthday Message: Elton Johnhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02n10fb.jpg2015-03-29T15:45:00ZSir Elton John wishes Johnnie a Happy 70th Birthday!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p02n10g5Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 27 s
Birthday Message: Elton John
- God Only Knows (BBC Music)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpg2014-10-07T18:50:00ZTo celebrate the launch of BBC Music we've remade The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p0286057Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
God Only Knows (BBC Music)
- Ask Eltonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01gjdws.jpg2013-09-11T20:21:00ZJo Whiley puts a selection of questions from Radio 2 listeners to Elton John.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p01gjfjhSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 21 mins
- Sir Elton John enters the Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fl7hq.jpg2013-08-25T19:59:00ZJoan Riddle in Fleet, Hampshire nominates Sir Elton John for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p01fl7jlSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Sir Elton John enters the Singers Hall of Fame
- Sir Elton John on his early success - Archive Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ckqrh.jpg2012-08-24T23:00:30ZSir Elton John talks about his early success and breakthrough in this archive interview clip.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00xv8c9Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Sir Elton John on his early success - Archive Interview
- Elton John - Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chm4m.jpg2012-07-14T14:00:00ZSir Elton John on managing Leon Russell, wild nights out with Freddie Mercury and being a dad.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00w3c3zSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 25 mins
Elton John - Interview
- Sir Elton John talks to Steve Wrighthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chkfc.jpg2012-07-05T23:00:25ZSir Elton John chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00vw363Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 16 mins
Sir Elton John talks to Steve Wright
- Elton John: "Your Song"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch5r6.jpg2012-06-04T23:00:36ZSir Elton John performs “Your Song” at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert from Buckingham Palace.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00th0c3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Elton John: "Your Song"
- Elton John - I'm Still Standinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch5q9.jpg2012-06-03T23:00:07ZSir Elton John performs I'm Still Standing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert from Buckingham Palace.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00tgymcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
- Elton John: "Crocodile Rock"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch5qq.jpg2012-06-03T23:00:03ZSir Elton John performs “Crocodile Rock” at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert from Buckingham Palace.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00tgz91Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Elton John: "Crocodile Rock"
- Elton John speaks to Zane Lowehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cg71n.jpg2012-04-02T23:00:00ZElton John chats to Zane about working with Australian dance group Pnau to remix a selection of his back catalogue.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00qw59bSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Elton John speaks to Zane Lowe
- LISTEN: Elton John with Chris Evans - listen to the best bits!http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6m4h.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZListen to all the best bits of Elton John co-hosting the Breakfast show with Chris Evans.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00dm4mgSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 30 mins
LISTEN: Elton John with Chris Evans - listen to the best bits!
- WATCH: Head To Headlines with Sir Elton, Moira and Jonnyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6m41.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZIn our special Friday show with guest co-host, Sir Elton John, Moira and Jonny go head to head in Head To Headlines. Watch to find out who Sir Elton chose as the winner.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00dm292Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
WATCH: Head To Headlines with Sir Elton, Moira and Jonny
- WATCH: Elton John's Top Tenuoushttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6m3v.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZSir Elton John co-hosted the show with Chris and Co on Friday 28 January. Sir Elton steps forward to do his Top Tenuous - how tenuous did it get? Watch to find out.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00dm246Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
WATCH: Elton John's Top Tenuous
- WATCH: Elton John and Chris Evans talk hair "maintenance"http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6m3g.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZSir Elton John joined Chris Evans to co-host the Breakfast Show. Here the two gents talk about how best to look after your locks in middle-age.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00dm1smSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
WATCH: Elton John and Chris Evans talk hair "maintenance"
- WATCH: Elton John speaks to Chris Evans about his new babyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6m38.jpg2011-01-28T00:00:00ZSir Elton John co-hosted the Breakfast Show with Chris Evans on Friday 28 January. Here he talks about how his life has changed since he became the father of a little baby boy.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00dm1nkSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
WATCH: Elton John speaks to Chris Evans about his new baby
- Elton John speaks to Steve Wright and the teamhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c119d.jpg2010-11-25T17:00:00ZElton John joins Steve to talk about his new album with Leon Russell, The Union. He talks about how after 38 years he came to be working again with Leon and how they built their sound.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00ccnwrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 16 mins
Elton John speaks to Steve Wright and the team
- Elton John talks about his childhood and footballhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c0xy7.jpg2010-11-19T00:00:00ZSir Elton John talks to Danny Baker about England's World Cup chances and his early days on the road.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00c8dbdSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
Elton John talks about his childhood and football
- Elton John - Radio 2 Electric Proms Highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bzm53.jpg2010-11-11T00:00:00ZHighlights and behind the scenes at Elton John's concert at the Roundhouse with his friend and mentor Leon Russell for BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00c74tsSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 16 mins
Elton John - Radio 2 Electric Proms Highlights
- Elton John - Looking back on his careerhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bzskk.jpg2010-11-07T00:00:00ZAhead of Elton John's performance at Radio 2's Electric Proms, Jo Whiley looks back at his extraordinary life in music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/b83bc61f-8451-4a5d-8b8e-7e9ed295e822?clipfocus=p00c0mp9Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Elton John - Looking back on his career
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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) is an English songwriter and singer, who accompanies himself on the piano. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter 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. 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 single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is "the best-selling single of all time". He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and remains the club's president.
Elton John was born Reginald Dwight in 1947, and raised in the Pinner area of London. He learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriter partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Roger Cook and Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1968 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.