- Real Name:
- Reginald Kenneth Dwight
- Date of Birth:
- March 25, 1947
- Pinner. Middlesex, England
- Resides in:
- Los Angeles & London
In the five decades since he began his career, Elton Hercules John has lived up to his mythical middle name. He’s had 56 Top 40 singles, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time (“Candle In The Wind”), sold more than 250 million records worldwide, played more than 3,500 concerts, achieved 25 platinum albums, and won a multitude of awards and honors including knighthood in 1998 and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004. The piano protégé played by ear when he was 3 and attended the Royal Academy Of Music on scholarship from 1959-64. He gigged with bands, The Corvettes and Bluesology, before being united with writing partner Bernie Taupin by a 1967 classified. They correspond by mail and have never written a song in the same room. He became an overnight sensation in 1970 with the release of his self-titled debut and his first LA concert and is known for perennial favorites “Your Song,” “Bennie And The Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Rocket Man” and “I’m Still Standing.” When he isn’t busy winning an Oscar for “The Lion King” (1995), a Tony for “Aida” (2000), five Grammys, or being inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame (1994), he heads the Elton John AIDS Foundation, co-produces films like “Gnomeo & Juliet” with partner David Furnish (union legalized in 2005), and raises his sons Zachary (2010) and Elijah (2013), both born through surrogacy.
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Censored CoverSir Elton's family gets shielded from shoppers in Arkansas.
Anti-hateElton John stands up for gay marriage at a Los Angeles fundraiser.
Panty RaiderMegan Fox shows off her skivvies for Armani and more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Anti-RachelJen Aniston secretly hated her iconic Rachel 'do, plus more celeb news in the Shortlist.
Meet Baby ZacharyElton John and David Furnish show off the first photos of their new son.
Wally AwardsWhich Grammy attendees were the 'real' winners? We like Elton John's interpretation of Pig-Pen from "Peanuts."
Imagined ConvosWhat we overheard at the Grammys show and after parties. Or maybe we just made it up. Unclear.
Costume PartyCourtney Love's latest Twitpic series channels he Victorian Age, plus more celeb news in the Shortlist.
New ArrivalElton John and husband, David Furnish welcomed their first child on Christmas.
Weird in 2010Take a look at the weirdest headlines of the year, imagined in comic form.