Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven numbers ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
|Full name at birth||
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
|Claim to fame||
My Song, Goodbye Yellowbrick Road & Candle in the Wind
|Date of birth||
25 March 1947
|Place of birth||
Pinner, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Record Producer, And Occasional Actor
5' 8" (173 cm)
Royal Academy of Music
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