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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in the history of the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John

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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 >

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 >

- 999 days ago
Elton John -- I'm a Wedding Singer Now!

Elton John
I'm a Wedding Singer Now!

Elton John spent his weekend on the wedding circuit -- not as a guest, as a performer ... and one of the gigs was for Jeffrey Katzenberg's daughter ... TMZ has learned. John was a surprise guest… READ MORE >

- 1010 days ago
Madonna -- I FORGIVE ELTON JOHN!

Madonna
I FORGIVE ELTON JOHN!

Madonna is calling for an end to her feud with Elton John -- dedicating one of her songs to Sir Elton during a recent concert in France ... and saying she forgives him for calling her a… READ MORE >

- 1049 days ago
Bob Birch Dead -- Elton John Band Member Commits Apparent Suicide

Elton John
Band Member DEAD Apparent Suicide

Robert Wayne Birch, a bass guitarist who played with Elton John and Billy Joel among many other huge artists, is dead after apparently having shot and killed himself this morning ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1057 days ago
Sir Elton John -- Cracked Out on a Boat!

Sir Elton John
Cracked Out on a Boat!

Music legend Elton John bottomed out on a yacht in St. Tropez on Monday ... by flashing his lily-white ass to some unsuspecting peeps on a neighboring boat.While goofing around on vacation with… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
Elton John -- Hey Loser, I Didn't Steal Your Dumb Lyrics

Elton John
Hey Loser, I Didn't Steal Your Dumb Lyrics

Elton John insists ... he did NOT steal the lyrics to his song "Nikita" -- especially not from some NO-NAME songwriter -- despite a recent lawsuit that says otherwise ... and now, Elton's… READ MORE >

- 1059 days ago
Elton John -- Hospitalized Wednesday

Elton John
Hospitalized Wednesday

Elton John has been hospitalized for a serious respiratory infection ... and it has temporarily derailed his concerts ... TMZ has learned.Elton checked into Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. at 6 AM… READ MORE >

- 1140 days ago
Elton John & Justin Bieber -- Seeing Red

Elton John & Justin Bieber
Are Seeing Red

Looking like father and son, music legend Sir Elton John and teen pop prince Justin Bieber both rocked red Sally Jessy Raphael specs this week.Everything old is new again.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
Elton John Sued Over Hit Song -- You Jacked My Lyrics!!!

Elton John
Sued Over Hit Song -- You Jacked My Lyrics!!!

Elton John is a no good dirty lyric stealer -- at least according to a self-proclaimed "award-winning" photojournalist and songwriter, who claims Elton coldheartedly ripped off the lyrics to the… READ MORE >

- 1167 days ago

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