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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1407 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 >

- 1415 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 >

- 1417 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 >

- 1417 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 >

- 1498 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 >

- 1520 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 >

- 1525 days ago
Elton John Gets Channing Tatum in a Pinch

Elton John
Gets Channing Tatum in a Pinch

While performing at a benefit concert at NYC last night, Sir Elton John got very hands on ... with Channing Tatum's talented ass.Looking like Liza Minnelli in "Cabaret," a sleeveless Tatum backed… READ MORE >

- 1548 days ago
Elton John Cancels Vegas Concerts -- I Was Poisoned!

Elton John
Cancels Vegas Concerts -- I Was POISONED!

Elton John had a crappy weekend ... a very crappy weekend ... because the Rocket Man came down with a nasty case of food poisoning ... TMZ has learned. E.J. was supposed to perform at Caesars… READ MORE >

- 1592 days ago

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