Who Is Elton John?
Elton Hercules John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on the 25th of March, 1947. He is an English songwriter, singer, composer, and pianist. He is the eldest child of Stanley Dwight and is Middlesex.
Early life and childhood of Elton John
John’s maternal grandparents raised him in a council house of Pinner. He pursued his schooling and education in Pinner County Grammar School, Reddiford School, Pinner Wood Junior School until he crossed 17. Later, he left his A-level examinations to pursue his career in music.
The career of Elton John
Elton is known for his 300 million records sold for more than 30 albums when he collaborated with Bernie Taupin, a lyricist, since 1967. This record made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With more than fifty US Billboard Hoot 100 and top 40 hits in the UK singles chart, nine number ones in the US and seven in the UK, and seven successive number-one albums in the US, he became famous for his work.
The famous tribute single from Elton John
Elton John’s tribute single was rewritten in dedication to Princess of Wales Diana. It was named “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold nearly 33 million copies globally and is the best-selling chart single of all time. In 2019, according to Billboard, in the US chart history, John is the top solo artist and third in the world; also popularly known as the top Adult Contemporary artist of all time.
John’s meet with Taupin and his first debut
Elton was raised in Greater London of the pinner area, where he learned to play the piano early. He had formed Bluesology by 1962; Bluesology was an R&B band, and John played with them until 1967. John met Taupin, his musical partner, after 1967. They started to write songs together while Elton worked as a session musician for artists such as the Scaffold and the Hollies. John released his debut album, “Empty Sky” in 1969.
The period of 1970-1976 in John’s career
After the first debut of Elton John in 1969, he released his first hit single, “Your Song,” which became his first top ten tracks in the United States and the United Kingdom. Some of his other contributions to the rock music world are Honky Chateau in 1972, Don’t shoot me I’m only the Piano player in 1973, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1973, along with his first compilation of Greatest Hits, which eventually became the official best-selling albums globally.
John AIDS Foundation
John had involved himself in the fight against AIDS from the late 1980s. With regard to this, he established a foundation. He became the founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, where he also began to host the annual Academy Awards Party, which is also the biggest high-profile Oscar party!