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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 »

Elton John Pledges His Touring Days are Done and Priority is Kids

Elton John
Rocket Man Takes Off Forever ... On a Funicular

Elton John officially said it was a wrap for him forever Wednesday night at L.A.'s Staples Center, as he disappeared into the darkness. Sir Elton told the crowd it was his last performance at the… READ MORE >

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin
Queen of Soul Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like "Respect," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" ... died Thursday after a long battle with… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Donald Trump Sends Kim Jong-un Elton John's 'Rocket Man' CD

Donald Trump
Sends Kim Jong-un Elton John's 'Rocket Man' CD

It's just breathtaking ... Donald Trump sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to North Korea with a gift for Kim Jong-un  ... a copy of Elton John's "Rocket Man" with Trump's John Hancock on… READ MORE >

- 293 days ago
Elton John Performs 'Your Song' at Meghan and Harry's Wedding Reception

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

Elton John just performed at the reception for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle ... just as we said he would. We've learned Elton sang "Your Song" to the VIP crowd. On hand -- the Queen and… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
Elton John To Perform at Royal Wedding for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Elton John
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 >

- 344 days ago
Elton John Loses It When Handsy Fans Get Onstage, Walks Off Vegas Concert

Elton John
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 >

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

Elton John
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 >

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

Grammys Seating Chart
Sir Elton John Fronts Miley Cyrus

Sir Elton John scored a better view than Miley Cyrus at the Grammys ... scheduled duet be dammed. Here's a look at the seating chart for Sunday's Grammys at Madison Square… READ MORE >

- 455 days ago
Elton John Announces Farewell Tour

Elton John
The Sun's Goin' Down On Me ... Announces Farewell Tour

Elton John is giving touring one last shot, and then he's saying farewell to life on the road. Elton just sat down with Anderson Cooper to announce a world tour, saying it'll span over the course… READ MORE >

- 456 days ago
Elton John, I'm Not Playing this Wonky Piano!!!

Elton John
I'm Not Playing this Wonky Piano!!!

Elton John stopped his concert dead in its tracks Saturday night, after his piano failed miserably. The OG Rocket Man was pissed when the instrument seemed to freeze up during his hit,… READ MORE >

- 529 days ago
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