Elton John

English Singer-Songwriter

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.
The five-time Grammy and Grammy Legend award winner, songwriter, and singer Elton John – one of the most successful and enduring singers of all time. He is one of the top-selling solo artists, with 25 platinum and 35 gold albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and more than 250 million records sold worldwide.

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Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has had 57 top 40 singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.

The Superstar’s Band

The superstar’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.

You couldn’t sit straight when you hear a setlist of the best most recognized favorites. The well-loved songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock” make the night especially memorable. He has been invited into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received both Academy and Tony Awards for his contributions in “The Lion King” and “Aida.”

"Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Final Tour

Bio

Elton was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England, and given the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight. At the age of three, he astonished his family by sitting at the piano and playing The Skater’s Waltz by ear. At the age of 11, he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music and he attended the Academy on Saturday mornings for the next four years.

Besides his knighthood, Elton’s landmark awards include:

  • Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, 1991;
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Bernie Taupin), 1992;
  • Officer of Arts & Letters (France) 1993;
  • induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994;
  • Polar Music Prize, 1995;
  • MusiCares Person of the Year, 2000;
  • Kennedy Center Honor, 2004;
  • Billboard Magazine Legend of Live Award, 2006;
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award (with Bernie Taupin), 2013;
  • BRITs Icon Award, 2013;
  • Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013
  • Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award, 2013.
  • In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 he became a Fellow of
  • the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers.

Elton has won 12 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2000, been nominated for a Grammy Award 11 times (winning in 1986, 1991, 1994, 1997, and 2000), and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Three of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, including his 1970 eponymous album. Elton has 3 Oscar Award nominations (winning in 1995), and a Tony Award (with 4 nominations) for Best Original Score for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida in 2000. Wiki.

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