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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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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 >

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 >

- 324 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 >

- 472 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 >

- 511 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 >

- 656 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 >

- 678 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 >

- 689 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 >

- 728 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 >

- 736 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 >

- 738 days ago

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