Elton John

Elton John

Rock Singer

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is a British singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is one of the most successful artists of all time, having sold over 300 million records worldwide in a six decade career in music.

Full Name
Elton Hercules John
Mar 25, 1947
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, was born on March 25th, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He is a renowned English singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. His full name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. He began playing piano at the age of three and by the time he was 11 he had won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. 

John first started performing with local bands in pubs and clubs before joining Bluesology in 1967. They provided backing for American soul singers like Patti LaBelle and The Drifters. In 1970, he released his debut album Empty Sky which featured one of his most iconic songs “Your Song”. His fourth album Honky Château (1972) sold more than five million copies worldwide and made him an international star.

In 1973 John wrote the musical score to the animated movie The Lion King which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” as well as a Grammy Award for Album of the Year with The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1994). He has also been awarded multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical Score for Aida (2000). 

John has sold over 300 million albums throughout his career and holds several Guinness World Records including the record for most consecutive hits in the U.K., where he has placed a total of 55 singles in the Top 40 charts between 1975 and 2004. He has performed at some of the world's biggest venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and Dodger Stadium among others. 

He has also been involved in various charity work including his AIDS Foundation which raised $100 million since its inception in 1992 as well as being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for services to music. It is without a doubt that Sir Elton John is one of the greatest rock stars ever known.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1947</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elton John is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 25, 1947, Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with DJM Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs with DJM Records and releases his first single, "I've Been Loving You Too Long".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st US Hit Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his first US hit single, "Your Song", which reaches #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st #1 Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his first #1 single, "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Founding Member of AIDS Foundation</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Founds the Elton John AIDS Foundation to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Sir Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to music and charity work.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour Begins</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Elton John embarks on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which is set to last three years.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Musician</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elton John is one of the most influential musicians in the world. He has been a major influence on many genres of music, including rock, pop, and even classical music. His songwriting skills are second to none and his live performances are legendary.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Iconic Figure</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elton John is an iconic figure in the music industry. He has achieved success as both a solo artist and as part of the band Elton John & Bernie Taupin. His flamboyant style and stage presence have made him a beloved figure in popular culture.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Supports Good Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Elton John is an advocate for many good causes. He has devoted much of his time and money to support AIDS charities and research, as well as other important causes such as human rights and environmentalism.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> One of the Most Successful Singers of All Time</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elton John is one of the most successful singers of all time, with over 300 million records sold throughout his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Playing Piano at Age 3</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elton John started playing piano at the age of three and was a child prodigy. He attended the Royal Academy of Music by the age of 11.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Changed His Name</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming famous, Elton John changed his name from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton Hercules John in honor of saxophonist Elton Dean and blues singer Long John Baldry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elton John has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to music, film and television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for his services to music.</p></div>


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