Elton John

Elton John

Elton John

Elton has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time.

Birth name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight (name change occurred in 1972)

Born: 25th March 1947

Place of birth: Middlesex, UK

Career highlights: 

  • His single 'Candle in the Wind' (1997) has sold over 33 million copies, making it the biggest selling single of all time.
  •     Other UK number 1 singles include 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart', 'Sacrifice' and 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word'.
  •     He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
  •     He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  •     In 1976 he became the Chairman and Director of his beloved Watford Football Club.
  •     He has composed the music for several West End theatre productions including 'The Lion King' and 'Billy Elliot'.
  •     He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s and in 1992 founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
  •     In 1996 he was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 1998 received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
  •     In 2003 he signed an exclusive agreement with Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to perform 75 shows over 3 years, called 'The Red Piano'.
  •     In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.


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