Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 Mairch 1947), is an Inglis rock sangster-sangwriter, componer, pianist an occasional actor. He haes wirked wi lyricist Bernie Taupin as his sangwriter pairtner syne 1967; thay hae collaboratit on mair nor 30 albums tae date.
|Sir Elton John|
CBE, Hon DMus, Hon RAM
Elton John attendin the premiere o
The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
|Birth name||Reginald Kenneth Dwight|
|Born||25 Mairch 1947|
Pinner, Middlesex, Ingland
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, glam rock, soft rock, R&B|
|Thrift||Muisicker, sangster-sangwriter, record producer, componer|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keybuirds, guitar|
|Labels||DJM, Uni, MCA,|
Geffen, The Rocket Record Company/Island,
Universal, Interscope, Mercury,
|Associate acts||Bernie Taupin, Tim Rice, John Lennon,|
Yoko Ono, Kiki Dee, Billy Joel,
George Michael, Eminem, Gladys Knight,
Stevie Wonder, Anastacia, Dionne Warwick,
In his fower-decade career John haes sauld mair nor 250 million records, makin him ane o the maist successfu airtists o aw time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" haes sauld ower 33 million copies warldwide, an is the best sellin single in the history o the UK Singles Chart an the US Billboard Het 100. He haes mair nor 50 Tap 40 hits, includin seiven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Tap 40 singles, 16 Tap 10, fower No. 2 hits, an nine No. 1 hits. He heas wan sax Grammy Awairds, fower Brit Awairds, an Academy Awaird, a Golden Globe Awaird an a Tony Awaird. In 2004, Rolling Stone rankit him Nummer 49 on its leet o the 100 greatest airtists o aw time.
John wis inductit intae the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Haein been namit a Commander o the Order o the Breetish Empire in 1996, John received a knichtheid frae Queen Elizabeth II for "services tae muisic an charitable services" in 1998. John haes performed at a nummer o ryal events, sic as the funeral o Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, an the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert ootside Buckingham Palace in 2012.
He haes been hivily involvit in the fecht against AIDS syne the late 1980s. In 1992, he establisht the Elton John AIDS Foundation an a year later began hostin the annual Academy Awaird Pairty, which haes syne acome ane o the heichest-profile Oscar pairties in the Hollywood film industrie. Syne its inception, the foundation haes raised ower $200 million.
John entered intae a ceevil partnership wi David Furnish on 21 Dizember 2005 an continues tae be a champion for LGBT social muivements. In 2008, Billboard magazine rankit him as the maist successfu male solo airtist on "The Billboard Het 100 Tap Aw-Time Airtists" (third oweraw, ahint anerly The Beatles an Madonna).
- Solo studio albums
- Empty Sky (1969)
- Elton John (1970)
- Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
- Madman Across the Water (1971)
- Honky Château (1972)
- Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
- Caribou (1974)
- Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
- Rock of the Westies (1975)
- Blue Moves (1976)
- A Single Man (1978)
- Victim of Love (1979)
- 21 at 33 (1980)
- The Fox (1981)
- Jump Up! (1982)
- Too Low for Zero (1983)
- Breaking Hearts (1984)
- Ice on Fire (1985)
- Leather Jackets (1986)
- Reg Strikes Back (1988)
- Sleeping with the Past (1989)
- The One (1992)
- Duets (1993)
- Made in England (1995)
- The Big Picture (1997)
- Songs from the West Coast (2001)
- Peachtree Road (2004)
- The Captain & the Kid (2006)
- The Diving Board (2013)
- Collaborative albums
- Soondtracks, scores & theatre albums
- Friends (1971)
- The Lion King (1994)
- Aida (1998)
- The Muse (1999)
- The Road to El Dorado (2000)
- Billy Elliot (2005)
- Lestat (2005)
- Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
See an awEedit
- "Elton John News on Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- BBC – Press Office: Elton John tops million sellers chart BBC Radio 2 The Official Charts Company
- "The American Recording Industry Announces its Artists of the Century". RIAA. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
- "The Immortals: The First Fifty". Rolling Stone Issue 946.
- "Elton John: inducted in 1994 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Rockhall.com. 25 March 1947. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
- "About: All About Elton: Bio". Elton John. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
- 'Thanks for making us all so proud to be British': Prince Charles pays moving and personal tribute to 'Mummy' the Queen at spectacular Buckingham Palace Diamond Jubilee Concert. Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 June 2012
- "Elton John performs Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana's funeral". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2012
- "Elton John AIDS Foundation". Ejaf.org. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
- "Elton John on his idol, Leon Russell". Reuters. Retrieved 30 May 2012
- "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
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