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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 Auction Includes Costumes and Birthday Collage from John Lennon

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Be Your Own 'Rocketman' Costumes, Collage Up for Grabs!!!

Some of Elton John's extravagant costumes from his rock 'n' roll heyday -- and a unique gift from John Lennon and Yoko Ono -- are hitting the auction block, and expected to fetch over… READ MORE >

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Good Genes or Good Docs?

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Rocket Man Takes Off Forever ... On a Funicular

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Performs 'Your Song' ... At Royal Wedding Reception

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Will Perform at The Royal Wedding

Elton John will take the stage at the royal wedding ... a fitting choice given the singer's history with Prince Harry, Princess Diana and the Royal Family.  Sources close to Elton tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 397 days ago
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Loses It on Handsy Fans 'You F***ed It Up!!'

Elton John's still down to fight unruly fans -- Saturday night or not -- if they get onstage and refuse to keep their hands to themselves. Sir Elton got pissed off, and stormed off his stage… READ MORE >

- 472 days ago
Elton John Stunned and Silenced After Mardi Gras Beads to the Mouth

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Pissed After Flying Beads to Face ... NOT Alright on Any Night!!

Elton John was totally down for fighting on a Wednesday night when a fan whacked him in the mouth with some beads ... temporarily silencing the legend. Sir Elton was right in the middle of… READ MORE >

- 486 days ago
Grammys Seating Chart's Got Elton, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Miley Clustered Together

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Sir Elton John Fronts Miley Cyrus

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