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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 625 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 >

- 687 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 >

- 876 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 >

- 883 days ago
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 >

- 889 days ago
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 >

- 917 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 >

- 975 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 >

- 1019 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 >

- 1341 days ago
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