Elton John
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1947-03-25
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Elton John Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) 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 world's best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four which reached number two and nine which reached number one. 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 1997 to 2002, and is an honorary Life President of the club.

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 long term musical partner Taupin in 1967, after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for artists including Lulu, and John worked as a session musician for artists including the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969, John's debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, John's first hit single "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US. John has also achieved success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida, and Billy Elliot the Musical.

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Elton John Performances & Interviews


Elton John Tracks

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Rocket Man
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Tiny Dancer
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Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
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Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
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(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again
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(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again
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Pinball Wizard
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Pinball Wizard
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Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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Don't Go Breaking My Heart
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Your Song
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Your Song
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Part-Time Love
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Part-Time Love
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Rocket Man
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Rocket Man
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Candle In The Wind
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Candle In The Wind
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I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
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I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
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Kiss The Bride
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Kiss The Bride
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I'm Still Standing
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I'm Still Standing
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Daniel
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Daniel
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Sacrifice
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Sacrifice
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Upcoming Events

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Oct
2019
Elton John, Reilly and John Reilly
Baths Hall, Hull, UK

Past BBC Events

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2016
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Hyde Park
2016-09-11T17:10:29
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Sep
2016
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2016

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2016

Hyde Park
Radio 2 In Concert: Elton John
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London
2013-09-11T17:10:29
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Sep
2013
Radio 2 In Concert: Elton John

Radio 2 In Concert: Elton John

London

Latest Elton John News

    BBC News - Record label admits 'heartbreaking' losses after warehouse fire
    "Losing so much material is painful," says the British boss of Universal Music after a warehouse fire.
    BBC News - Elton John film Rocketman banned in Samoa over gay scenes
    The censor says the biopic clashes with the country's "cultural and Christian beliefs".
    BBC News - Elton John and Status Quo's Narberth gigs to be celebrated
    An exhibition will look back at when Elton John and other megastars played the Pembrokeshire town.
    BBC News - Elton John 'rejects' Russia censorship of Rocketman gay scenes
    The British singer says the decision to cut gay sex scenes from the biopic is "cruelly unaccepting".
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