was born in the scenic city of Pinner Middlesex in UK, his date of birth is 25 th March 1947. His full name at the time of his birth was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Hs father was working as a pilot in the air force and while John was a child he always wished that he would go ahead to join some serious profession such as banking and sales. On the other hand while Elton John was still in his A Levels he decided to leave studies and went on to seriously pursue a career in music. He then joined the Royal Academy of Music where he keenly studied and played the music of virtuoso composers like Chopin, Bach, and Mozart.
His passion for music grew more and more with the passage of time and while he was in his final year at the academy John was also taking extra private lessons apart from routine studies. While still studying music he joined a local pub near his flat where he used to play the piano on weekends. It was during this time that he also wrote a few songs and made a band called Bluesology. This band was formed in the year 1964 and it used to play cover songs of artists and bands like The Bluebelles, The Isley Brothers, Major Lance and Billy Stewart. Initial success came to him when he was hired as a composer along with another young lyricist by the name of Bernie Taupin by a famous record producer. The duo of John and Taupin went on to collaborate on over thirty albums and since the year 1967 Taupin has been the song writer of Elton John
Over the years John has worked with almost all the top music labels of the world such as Universal, Geffen, Mercury, Interscope and UMG. Most of the studio albums he has released have received Platinum certification and mostly landed at top positions on charts in various countries like UK, Canada and Australia. His song "Candle in the Wind" which he composed and sang to commemorate the death of Princess Diana till date is the highest selling single in the world with over thirty-three million copies sold all across the globe. The single was certified Diamond in France and the US, it was multi-Platinum in countries like Japan, New Zealand, UK, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Australia and Austria. This single was number one on all the charts across the major country charts worldwide.
Sir Elton John
in the year 1994 was inducted in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his albums sales have crossed the 250 million mark. Rolling Stone magazine has placed him at #49 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of all Times. Elton John
has won awards Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, one Oscar and last but not the least six Grammy Awards. His latest album till date is Gnomeo and Juliet that was released by Buena Vista Records in the year 2011.
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