Sir Elton John is known to be the one soulful musician that can resonate magic in the world of rock and pop music. His five decades of career has been historic and record-breaking with over 300 million records sold. He is one of the most successful and loved musician in the industry.
|Real Name||Reginald Kenneth Dwight|
|Occupation||Songwriter* Singer* Pianist|
|Net Worth||$500 Million USD|
|Name||Reginald Kenneth Dwight|
|Nickname||The Rocket Man|
|Stage Name||Elton John|
|Date of Birth (Age)
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|March 25, 1947 (71-year-old)|
|Place of Birth||Pinner, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom|
(Where is Elton John from?)
|Pinner, (Council House)|
|Height||1.72m (5 foot 8 inches)|
|Hair Color||Red (Elton John was one of the known celebrity who got a hair transplant)|
Elton John Family
|Spouse||Renate Blauer (1984-1988)
David Furnish (2005- present)
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Elton John Net Worth
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Elton John is one of the most talented and renowned musicians in the industry. He is known for his soulful and eccentric compositions, performances and his impact on the music industry. The estimated net worth of him is $500 Million USD.
Elton John Marriage
Elton John and Renate Blauel met on the making of the album Too low for zero. She is a German music producer and sound engineer and worked for Croatia records. The duo wed in 1984 and was divorced in 1988. The people speculate that he married Renate only to hide the fact that he was gay.
Furnish and Elton dated since 1993 after he came out to the world about his sexual orientation. David was his partner through the Civil Partnership Act but was not married because of legal conditions regarding same-sex marriages. David Furnish belongs to the field of advertising and film-making.
The couple got married in 2014 after the legalization of marriage between individuals of the same sex. They married in England. The couple owns Rocket Pictures. The couple welcomed their children through surrogacy Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John in 2010 and Elijah Joseph Daniel furnishes John three years later.
Elton John Present
Elton John performed with Lady Gaga in a piano duet at 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. On 6 June 2010, he performed at the fourth wedding of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh for a whopping US $1M. On 4 June 2012, he performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. At 55th Annual Grammy Awards, he has performed a duet with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
A biopic on John’s years from the 1970s and 1980s is under process by Paramount which is being directed by Dexter Fletcher is titled “Rocketman.”
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Sir John once said that he’s had unprotected sex during the 1980s and he feels lucky to have avoided AIDS epidemic. In 1986, he joined with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder to record the track “That’s What Friends Are For”, with all the profits that were earned were donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Elton John became more closely associated with AIDS charities following the death of his friends Ryan White and Freddie Mercury. He founded his AIDS Foundation in 1992 as a charity to fund programmes for HIV/AIDS.
This still is his personal passion and he began hosting his annual Academy Award Parties in 1993 which has now become one of the highest Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. To raise money for his AIDS charity, John hosts a White Tie&Tiara ball at his home.
Elton John Fashion
A legend whose been rocking an endless number of iconic outfits over decades never fails to amaze his fans with his wardrobe. His Jazzy Jackets and statement specs, hats, wacky sunglasses etc. He is remembered for his wacky sunglasses, he has sunglass of every shape, size, style, and color.
Elton John Early Career
He started playing piano at the age of three and his mother heard him play Winfred Atwell’s “The Skater’s Waltz”. At the age of 7, he took formal piano lessons. He showed interest in music in school including the ability to compose melodies. At the age of 11, he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.
His stepfather Fred Farebrother was very supportive and caring towards him and when they moved into a new house in a building called From Court, Elton John started to write songs that laughed his career as a superstar. He lived there till he had four albums in the American Top 40.
In 1962, John and his friends formed a band called Bluesology and by the mid-1960s the Bluesology was already backing tours with American should and R&B musicians like the Isley Brothers, Major Lance, and Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.
He has written music for the lyrics written by Bernie Taupin that Ray Williams gave to John. In addition, he has posted the music with lyrics to Taupin and thus began the partnership of two successful musicians which continues even today.
He has changed his real name to Elton John to pay homage to two members of Bluesology: saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist Long John Baldry. Bernie Taupin would write lyrics under an hour and John would give music to them in half n hour.
On 24 January 2018, Elton John announced that he would be retiring from touring and would soon go on a three-year farewell tour which begins from September 2018.
Sir Elton has been in the industry for almost five decades and has had nearly 60 top 40 singles. He has won a full slate of music awards is well cherished by the people. Here we look at a few of his best songs of all times.
Elton John Best Hits
Bennie and the Jets (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
Tinny Dancer (Madman Across the river)
Candle in the Wind (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
The Circle of Life (The Lion King)
Empty Garden (Jump Up!)
The Rocket Company
Elton John produced his own label known as ” The Rocket Record Company” he never released his own songs and album under this label. Instead, he picks $8 Million USD contract proposed by MCA, who also was the label Distributor in the United States. Elton signed the contract in 1974, and it is said that MCA took out $25 Million USD from the Elton John insurance policy.
Elton John Awards
Elton John and Bernie Taupin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1992.
For his charitable work, Sir Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 Feb 1998.
In 1975, October, Elton received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
|Academy Awards||Best Original Song:
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
|Brit Awards||Brits Icon
Freddie Mercury Award
Outstanding Contribution to Music
|Grammy Awards||Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: That’s What Friends Are For
Best Instrumental Composition: Basque
|MTV Video Music Awards||Special Recognition Awards||1987|
Elton John Social Media
He has 1.1M followers on Instagram (@eltonjohn) and 698K on Twitter (@eltonofficial). Elton John has a low tolerance for hate speech and when things get homophobic, he cannot bear it. He called for extreme action like boycott social media for hate speech.