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Elton John

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Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Gentle Giant. Dwight teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin and changed his name to Elton John (merging the names of saxophonist Elton Dean and Long John Baldry). The duo wrote songs for Lulu and Roger Cook. In the early 1970s, he recorded the concept album "Tumbleweed Connection." He became the most successful pop artist of the 1970s, and he has survived many different pop fads including punk, the New Romantics and Britpop to remain one of Britain's most internationally acclaimed musicians. Elton John announced he was a bisexual in 1976, and in 1984, he married Renate Blauel. The marriage lasted four years before he finally came to terms with the fact that he was actually homosexual. In the 1970s and 1980s, he suffered from drug and alcohol addiction and bulimia but came through it. He is well known as a campaigner for AIDS research and he keeps his finger on the pulse of modern music, enjoying artists such as Eminem, Radiohead, Coldplay and Robbie Williams. He was knighted in 1997.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Elton John Performs 'Your Song' at Meghan and Harry's Wedding Reception

Elton John
Performs 'Your Song' ... At Royal Wedding Reception

Elton John just performed at the reception for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle ... just as we said he would. We've learned Elton sang "Your Song" to the VIP crowd. On hand -- the Queen and… READ MORE >

Elton John To Perform at Royal Wedding for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Elton John
Will Perform at The Royal Wedding

Elton John will take the stage at the royal wedding ... a fitting choice given the singer's history with Prince Harry, Princess Diana and the Royal Family.  Sources close to Elton tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Elton John Loses It When Handsy Fans Get Onstage, Walks Off Vegas Concert

Elton John
Loses It on Handsy Fans 'You F***ed It Up!!'

Elton John's still down to fight unruly fans -- Saturday night or not -- if they get onstage and refuse to keep their hands to themselves. Sir Elton got pissed off, and stormed off his stage… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Elton John Stunned and Silenced After Mardi Gras Beads to the Mouth

Elton John
Pissed After Flying Beads to Face ... NOT Alright on Any Night!!

Elton John was totally down for fighting on a Wednesday night when a fan whacked him in the mouth with some beads ... temporarily silencing the legend. Sir Elton was right in the middle of… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Grammys Seating Chart's Got Elton, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Miley Clustered Together

Grammys Seating Chart
Sir Elton John Fronts Miley Cyrus

Sir Elton John scored a better view than Miley Cyrus at the Grammys ... scheduled duet be dammed. Here's a look at the seating chart for Sunday's Grammys at Madison Square… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Elton John Announces Farewell Tour

Elton John
The Sun's Goin' Down On Me ... Announces Farewell Tour

Elton John is giving touring one last shot, and then he's saying farewell to life on the road. Elton just sat down with Anderson Cooper to announce a world tour, saying it'll span over the course… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Elton John, I'm Not Playing this Wonky Piano!!!

Elton John
I'm Not Playing this Wonky Piano!!!

Elton John stopped his concert dead in its tracks Saturday night, after his piano failed miserably. The OG Rocket Man was pissed when the instrument seemed to freeze up during his hit,… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
Elton John Cancels Weeks of Vegas Shows Due to Illness

Elton John
Cancels Weeks of Vegas Shows Due to Illness

Elton John has canceled multiple shows due to an illness that has dogged him for several months ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. We're told Elton has canceled shows between now… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago
Elton John Turns 70, Draws HUGE Celeb Crowd to Birthday Party (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

Elton John
Jesus ... He's 70!!!

Elton John turned 70 over the weekend ... holy crap. As you might imagine, Sir Elton's birthday party Saturday night drew a HUGE celeb crowd at Red Studios Hollywood, as well as some kick-ass… READ MORE >

- 427 days ago
Mariah Carey & Elton John Rake In $4.2 Million at Russian Wedding (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey & Elton John
Bank $4.2M at Russian Wedding

Mariah Carey and Elton John got hired for a wedding gig over the weekend ... and it wasn't cheap. The singers raked in $4.2 million after a Russian billionaire, Valery Kogan,… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
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