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Sir Elton John
CBE, Hon DMus, Hon RAM
Elton John 2011 Shankbone 2.JPG
Elton John attendin the premiere o
The Union at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth name Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Born (1947-03-25) 25 Mairch 1947 (age 72)
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
Years active 1964–present
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,
Neil Sedaka
Wabsteid eltonjohn.com

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.

In his fower-decade career John haes sauld mair nor 250 million records, makin him ane o the maist successfu airtists o aw time.[1] 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

John wis inductit intae the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8]

He haes been hivily involvit in the fecht against AIDS syne the late 1980s.[9] 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.[10]

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).[11]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Elton John discografie
Solo studio albums
Collaborative albums
Soondtracks, scores & theatre albums

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