Elton John Bio
March 25, 1947
72 years oldBirthplace:
singer, musician, composerMarital Status:
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Sir Elton John is a 71 years old famous English singer, pianist and composer. He is one of the biggest names in the world of rock and pop music. His contribution in music is nearly of five decades, which is historic ad record breaking. Every single ever released by him, always been part of Billboard top 100. His homage/tribute to Lady Diana, ‘Candle in the wind 1997’ was acclaimed as the best-selling single in the history of UK and US till today.
Elton John was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England to his parents Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen. He completed his high school education from Pinner Wood Junior School and Pinner County Grammar School. Being keenly devoted towards music, he left studies earlier; and started learning piano; he also won scholarship at Royal Academy of music. He started composing music during his time at Royal Academy of music.
Elton John started his career by singing and playing piano at pubs. He then met Lyricist Bernie Taupin in 1967; they formed a partnership and are still going strong. Scarecrow was the first song recorded together by both. By 1968, both Elton John and Bernie Taupin started writing songs and composing for DJM records. In 1969, John recorded his debut album ‘Empty Sky’ and then in following year he released his next flick ‘Elton John’. Soon the album was declared as a hit, it topped the charts US Billboard and UK Albums Charts. In 1972, John came up with next album named ‘Honky Chateau’ it went on to become first US number album. After continuous success and wide spread popularity, Elton John formed his own company his own record label with name ‘The Rocket Record Company’ , however he collaborated with MCA. His rock album ‘Rock the resties’ earned him the star status, he also did ay live shows, his popularity kept growing. In 1976, he came up with yet another single 'don’t go breaking my heart’ it was a hit. His next album was released in 1978 ’A single Man’. In 1997, he wrote songs for Disney movie ‘The Lion King’, the music was applauded; it made him won his first Academy award. Continued with performances and live shows, he composed music for a West end production of Billy Elliot the musical, the show became 11th longest running musical, it also won many international awards. In 2016, Sir Elton John released 32nd album ‘Wonderful Crazy’, which is his last piece of work till today and also a great success.
Sir Elton John is a gay; he briefly dated his partner David Furnish from 1993 to 2014. In 2014, when gay marriages earned legality, he married David Furnish on December 21, 2014 in a private ceremony. The two have two children through surrogacy.
Before his relationship with David Furnish, Sir Elton John was married to Renate Blauel from 1984 to 1988.
Sir Elton John has also started a foundation on awareness and help for AIDS patients with name Elton John AIDS Foundation; it guides and spreads awareness for HIV prevention and educating people for stop discrimination towards AIDS victims.
Elton John’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million according to various media reports.
Awards & Achievements
Elton John is a singer of his own kind, amazingly talented and a great achiever in line of music. He has won several renowned awards like, Academy awards, Grammy award nominations, Tony award, Brit awards, Brit icon awards, Songwriters hall of fame, Rock and Roll hall of fame etc.