Elton John

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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE. Was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight 25 Pinner Middlesex, England on 25 March 1947.

He is also known as Rockaday Johnny, Ann Orson, Reggae Dwight, Redget Buntovan, Tripe, Dinah Card, Lord Choc Ice, and Nancy Treadlight. Many of the names he used on various albums.

Elton’s big start on his Star Studded career as singer-songwriter, composer was with a song he wrote with Bernie Taupin called “Scarecrow” but his truly first big hit has to be Rocket Man from the album Honky Chateau, Elton had had a couple of hit albums before but this one could be the one that was the first on many top hits, Crocodile Rock, Daniel and then Candle in the wind followed quickly after and firmly established Elton as star he truly is, in all Elton John has sold more than 250 million records “Candle in the Wind 1997” sold over 37 million alone.

Although Elton had all this fame, he was to go the way of many before him Alcoholism, consumerism, eating disorders snorting super size portions of cocaine up his nose all contributing to his mounting problems and though he was gay he married his female sound engineer Renate Blauel in 1984 In denial, to quote him “They can say I’m a fat old cunt, they can say I’m an untalented bastard, they can call me a poof, but they mustn’t tell lies about me.”

He finely announce he was bisexual and what with his drugs, depression, bulimia, and baldness he had a massive spending problem “I would love to be able to have the money to have this problem” In April 2009 he entered “The Sunday Times Rich List” with an estimated £175 million to play with; he was then ranked the 322nd riches person in Britain.

Although he had been married Elton never had any children but does have ten godchildren including John Lennon’s son Sean, Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian Charles and David and Victoria Beckham’s sons Brooklyn and Romeo for all we know he may well have more by now. In 1975 Elton suffered a drug overdose, he got over this but all the abuse to his body resulted in him having a pacemaker fitted in 1999 due to an irregular heartbeat.

His Academy Awards are:-

  • 1994 – Best Original Song for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice)

Golden Globes

  • 1994 – Best Original Song for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice)

His Tony Awards:-

  • 2000 – Best Original Score for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (award shared with Tim Rice)

Grammy Awards

  • 1987 – Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “That’s What Friends Are For”, performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends (award shared with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)

  • 1991 – Best Instrumental Composition for “Basque”, performed by James Galway

  • 1994 – Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

  • 1997 – Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Candle In The Wind” 1997

  • 2000 – Best Musical Show Album for Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (award shared with Tim Rice, Chris Montan, Frank Filipetti, Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev and Frank Filipetti)

On December 21, 2005 Elton and his partner, David Furnish, married to become one of England’s first legally bound gay couples.

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