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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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Britney Spears -- Adios Elton ... I'm Taking Back My Vegas Crib

Britney Spears
Adios Elton ... I'm Taking Back My Vegas Crib

The sheets were still warm when Britney Spears slipped into her Las Vegas pad -- because she didn't even wait 24 hours for Elton John to move out before moving back into the… READ MORE >

Elton John -- Cracks Dolce & Gabbana Joke ... Possible Peace Offering?

Elton John
Cracks Dolce & Gabbana Joke Possible Peace Offering?

Elton John is taking on Dolce & Gabbana again, but instead of trashing the designers ... he's saying he loves them. However, it might be a giant backhanded compliment.  … READ MORE >

- 467 days ago
Elton John -- I'm Still Standing ... And Making Over $500K A Show

Elton John
I'm Still Standing ... And Making Over $500K A Show

Now we know how he can afford that Million Dollar Piano … TMZ has learned Elton John has bumped Britney Spears in her Vegas run by hauling in more than $500K a show. Elton’s… READ MORE >

- 524 days ago
Elton John -- Topples Out of Chair ... AWKWARDLY Recovers (VIDEO)

Elton John
Topples Out of His Chair ... Awkwardly Recovers [VIDEO]

Elton John was NOT still standing ... after tumbling backward out of his chair at a tennis match -- and it all happened on camera.Sir Elton was taking part in a charity tennis match at Royal… READ MORE >

- 568 days ago
Vladimir Putin -- Russia Loves Elton John ... Even Though He's Gay

Vladimir Putin
Russia Loves Elton John ... Even Though He's Gay

Elton John is HUGE in Russia ... so gay people should feel totally welcome at the Olympics -- this according to President Vladimir Putin, who's trying like Hell to prove his country doesn't hate… READ MORE >

- 891 days ago
Elton John -- ANOTHER F-BOMB TIRADE

Elton John
ANOTHER F-BOMB TIRADE

Elton John REAAALLLY hates the paparazzi ... A LOT ... which is why it's weird that he went to a Hollywood restaurant last night that's right in the thick of the pap zone. The whole clip is pretty… READ MORE >

- 1001 days ago
Elton John's Husband -- Cops a Feel of Neil Patrick Harris' Ass!

Elton John's Husband
Cops a Feel of Neil Patrick Harris' Ass!

Please don't squeeze the Neil Patrick Harris.During a Race to Erase MS charity gala in L.A. this weekend, Elton John's husband David Furnish gave the "Doogie Howser" star a real helping hand ...… READ MORE >

- 1148 days ago
Kathy Bates -- I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues

Kathy Bates
I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues

Here's legendary Oscar winning actress Kathy Bates in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (left) -- and the Rocket Man himself, Sir Elton John last year (right).They don't need rose-colored glasses.We're… READ MORE >

- 1187 days ago
Elton John -- Victorious in Lyric-Stealing Lawsuit

Elton John
Victorious In Lyric-Lifting Lawsuit

Elton John has won his legal war over the lyrics to his hit song "Nikita" -- an Illinois judge has dismissed the lawsuit against the singer, which alleged Elton lifted the words.TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

- 1333 days ago
Elton John's Hubby -- We've Made PEACE with Madonna

Elton John's Hubby
We've Made PEACE with Madonna

Might be a good time to check for airborne swine ... because Elton John's husband has finally stopped TRASHING Madonna ... and has begun to sing her praises. Of course, David Furnish fired… READ MORE >

- 1355 days ago

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