Elton John Biography
Sir Elton Hercules John(Elton John) is a famous English singer, pianist, and composer, with a career, spread over six decades. So John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Elton John Age
John was born in the year 1947 on 25th June. Therefore he is yet to celebrate his 75th year as he is currently 74 years of age.
Elton John Height
His body measurement height is 1.72 meters tall.
Elton John Weight
John’s body weight is 87 kilograms
Family and Early Life
When John was born was given Reginald Kenneth Dwight as his name on 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex. He was the first child of the family. Therefore his father was Stanley Dwight while his mother was Sheila Eileen.
Besides that John was brought up by his maternal grandparents in a council house in Pinner. Later when his father discovered that john had taken music seriously, he instead tried to steer him toward a more conventional career, such as banking.
John has said that his wild stage costumes and performances were his way of letting go after such a restrictive childhood.
So at their home, there was a trumpet player with the Bob Millar Band, a semi-professional big band that played at military dances and it really motivated him to do music.
Elton went to Pinner Wood Junior School, then to Reddiford School, and lastly to Pinner County Grammar School until he was 17 years old. He left just prior to his A-Level examinations to pursue a career in music.
Elton John Career
John started by playing piano t the age of 15 at a pub in the Northwood Hills Hotel, playing Thursday to Sunday nights. He got hired with the help of his mother and stepfather.
Later in 1962, Elton joined with some friends to come up with a band called Bluesology. By day, he ran errands for a music publishing company. But he divided his nights between solo gigs at a London hotel bar and working with Bluesology.
Bernie Taupin and John began a partnership that is still there till they met in 1967 and they recorded their first song “Scarecrow” later after six months John began going by the name Elton John in homage to two members of Bluesology. And members were of course saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist Long John Baldry.
Through advice from music publisher Steve Brown. Elton John and Taupin began writing more complex songs for John to record for DJM. So the first single was “I’ve Been Loving You” in 1968.
Elton’s single “Your Song” was his first single and it reached number seven in the UK Singles Chart and number eight in the US, becoming John’s first hit single as a singer.
After realizing many hits and albums that did well Elton decided to open up his record label called The Rocket Record Company. Then signed Neil Sedaka and Kiki Dee, in whom he took a personal interest.
Instead of releasing his own records on Rocket, he signed an $8 million contract with MCA. When the contract was signed in 1974, MCA reportedly took out a $25 million insurance policy on John’s life.
Later in 1974, MCA realized Elton John’s Greatest Hits, a UK and US number one that is certified Diamond by the RIAA for US sales of 17 million copies.
Furthermore, John in 1981 he released an album called The Fox. it included collaborations with Tom Robinson and Judie Tzuke.
In addition to that, in 1990, John achieved his first solo UK number one hit single, with “Sacrifice” from the previous year’s album Sleeping with the Past; it stayed at the top spot for five weeks.
Later in early 2000 Elton disliked appearing in his videos but the video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” featured Justin Timberlake portraying a young John, and the video for “I Want Love” featured Robert Downey, Jr. lip-syncing the song.
John has also performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, which consisted of two songs of Gaga’s, before leading up to “Your Song”.
it was announced on 24th January that John was retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year farewell tour. The first concert took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on 8 September 2018. John has then decided to stay with his children during his retirement.
Through his good performance and great achievements in his music career, John has a net worth that stands at $500 Million dollars.
John was first a husband to Renate Blauel, married from 1984 to 1988. Then took David Furnish as a partner from 2005 to 2014
Elton has two children
- Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
- Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John
- dua lipa cold heart
- Elton john sacrifice
- I’m still standing
- Tiny dancer
- Rocket man
- That’s what friends are for
- Can you feel the love tonight
- ed Sheeran merry Christmas
- Your song
- Bennie and the jets
- Skyline pigeon
- Don’t let the sun go down on me
- Sorry seems to be the hardest word
- Crocodile rock
- I guess that’s why they call it the blues
- Candle in the wind
- Step into Christmas
- Goodbye yellow brick road
- Hakuna Matata
- Saturday night’s alright
- Someone saved my life tonight
- The bitch is back
- Candle in the wind 1997
- Sad songs
- Something about the way you look tonight
- Funeral for a friend / love lies bleeding
- Philadelphia freedom
- I want love