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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 »

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Elton John -- Prince Tribute At Vegas Show ... 'You're a Purple Warrior' (VIDEO)

Elton John
Prince Tribute At Vegas Show 'You're a Purple Warrior'

Elton John paid his respects to Prince in front of a sold-out Caesars Palace crowd Saturday night. Elton paused his 'Million Dollar Piano' show midway to talk about the singer. During his chat,… READ MORE >

Elton John -- Ex Security Guard Is a Lawsuit-Happy Liar

Elton John
Ex Security Guard Is A Lawsuit-Happy Liar

Elton John is firing back at the former employee who's accusing him of groping and sexual harassment ... calling the guy disgruntled and litigious. Elton's attorney says Jeffrey Wenninger is just… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Elton John -- Sued by Security Guard ... Singer Tried to Grab My 'Todger'

Elton John
Sued by Ex Security Guard Singer Tried to Grab My 'Todger'

Sir Elton John forced himself on a former security guard, grabbing the man's genitals on multiple occasions ... at least that's the claim in a lawsuit just filed against Elton. Jeffrey… READ MORE >

- 185 days ago
Charlie Sheen -- Makes HIV Statement at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Party (PHOTO)

Charlie Sheen
HIV Statement at AIDS Foundation Party

Charlie Sheen wanted everyone to know he's HIV free -- at least that's what his wardrobe seemed to be screaming at Elton John's AIDS Foundation party. Charlie's t-shirt at Elton's annual… READ MORE >

- 213 days ago
Elton John & Lady Gaga -- Shut Down The Sunset Strip For Free Show

Elton John & Lady Gaga
Shut Down The Sunset Strip For Free Show

Elton John and Lady Gaga just rocked The Sunset Strip with a surprise show. Thousands flooded the streets Saturday to see the concert after the singers announced it just hours before ... it was… READ MORE >

- 215 days ago
Elton John -- Bringin' Out The Young Guns In L.A. (VIDEO)

Elton John
Bringin' Out The Young Guns In L.A.

Elton John did his best Taylor Swift impression in L.A. ... filling his concert with a ton of other stars.  Elton performed at The Wiltern Wednesday night and surprised fans with Shawn… READ MORE >

- 259 days ago
Elton John and David Furnish's Kid -- Cutest LAX Arrival ... Ever! (VIDEO)

Elton John & David Furnish's Kid
Cutest LAX Arrival ... Ever!!

Elton John and David Furnish have a real showman on their hands -- 'cause their son Elijah stole the spotlight from dad at LAX.  We got David returning home after vacay in Aspen and the… READ MORE >

- 268 days ago
Anderson Cooper and Partner Ben Maisani Lock Hands in NYC

Anderson Cooper and Partner Ben Maisani
Lock Hands in NYC

Anderson Cooper and his partner Ben Maisani made a somewhat rare public appearance in NYC Monday and showed they're still tight after 6 years. Anderson and Ben -- a nightclub mogul -- appeared at… READ MORE >

- 330 days ago
Elton John's Famous Heart-Shaped Glasses ... RECOVERED!!!

Elton John's
Famous Glasses RECOVERED!!!

Police in Memphis did some serious "CSI" stuff to help recover Elton John's famous heart-shaped glasses ... and it worked ... they've been returned safe and sound. The glasses were… READ MORE >

- 519 days ago
Elton John -- Don't Go Takin' My Heart Sunglasses!!!

Elton John
Don't Go Takin' My Heart Sunglasses!!!

The famous sunglasses that became Elton John's signature in the '70s have been mysteriously stolen right out of a famous museum.  A pair of Elton's iconic heart-shaped shades -- which he… READ MORE >

- 526 days ago

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