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[1947-…], Pinner, Greater London, United Kingdom |
|Sir Elton Hercules John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, is an English pianist, singer-songwriter and composer.
Elton John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting 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 “Candle in the Wind 1997” 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 composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club’s home stadium.
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 songwriting 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 1969 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.
Elton John has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his “lasting impact on British culture”, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legend award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.
Elton John has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after gay marriage became legal in England, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide and same-sex marriage.
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The seventies saw the rise of an artist who was on his way to becoming a legend, transcending age groups and generations. In the space of four decades, Elton John has become the uncontested prince of pop in the UK. His most famous songs, such as “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”, have been long established as planetary hits. With his ever-faithful lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he has been writing songs for the past 46 years, Sir Elton John released his 31st solo album, “The Diving Board”, in 2013. Without turning the codes of the genre upside down, this new album is another coherent step in the career of an artist whose talent has long been established beyond all doubt.
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|108 – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone – 1990
107 – Elton John – Club at the End of the Street – 1990
106 – Elton John – Whispers – 1990
105 – Elton John – Sacrifice – 1990
100 – Elton John – A Word in Spanish – 1988
98 – Elton John – I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That – 1988
89 – Elton John – Nikita – 1985
84 – Elton John – Who Wears These Shoes – 1984
83 – Elton John – Passengers – 1984
82 – Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much) – 1984
78 – Elton John – I’m Still Standing – 1983
77 – Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues – 1983
70 – Elton John – Blue Eyes – 1982
68 – Elton John – Chloe – 1981
67 – Elton John – Nobody Wins – 1981
63 – Elton John & France Gall – Donner Pour Donner – 1980
52 – Elton John – Are You Ready for Love? (Parts 1 & 2) – 1979
51 – Elton John – Song for Guy – 1978
50 – Elton John – Part Time Love – 1978
42 – Elton John – Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – 1976
41 – Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – 1976
34 – Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom – 1975
25 – Elton John – Step Into Christmas – 1973
17 – Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long Long Time) – 1972
12 – Elton John – Take Me to the Pilot – 1971
8 – Elton John – Your Song – 1970
1 – Elton John – I’ve Been Loving You – 1968
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