Elton John

British Singer-Songwriter Known for "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer" & "Your Song;" Subject of 2019 Biopic "Rocketman"

Elton John Biography

Elton John is a British singer-songwriter known for songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song.” First coming to prominence in the 1970s, John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, collaborating on over 30 albums.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom he played until 1967. John famously was able to recreate any melody he heard by ear on the piano. He attended the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship for six years, starting at age 11, but dropped out shortly before graduation to pursue a career in rock music.

In 1969, John's debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, his first hit single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and “Billy Elliot the Musical.”

John has received multiple Grammy Awards and Brit Awards, as well as a Disney Legends Award and a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists, and third overall, behind the Beatles and Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a year later he began hosting his annual Academy Awards Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over £300 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005; they married after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014.

In 2018, John embarked on his farewell tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The tour, which began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, included more than 300 stops all over the world. A biopic about John's life from his childhood through the 1980s, Rocketman, was produced by Paramount Pictures and released in May 2019. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who directed Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about John's close friend Freddie Mercury, and stars Taron Egerton as John. John and Egerton performed a new song written for Rocketman, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 2019. In October 2019, John released his first official autobiography, “Me.” As part of his farewell tour, in June 2019, John was presented with France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur, by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Macron called John a "melodic genius" and praised him for being one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community.

John won an Oscar Award for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman.

John has had epilepsy since the 1980s. It is thought that his severe drug use at the time, particularly of cocaine, triggered the seizures.

In his younger years, John battled bulimia, as well as an eating disorder which consisted of chewing and spitting. He checked himself into a rehabilitation center for cocaine addiction and bulimia in 1990.

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Elton John Videos

Elton John - Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, London 1972)
2013 BBC interview with Elton John on his life and music
Elton John BBC Radio 2 In Concert (Interview)

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Elton John Videos

Elton John - Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, London 1972)
2013 BBC interview with Elton John on his life and music
Elton John BBC Radio 2 In Concert (Interview)
Extended Interview: Elton John
Sir Elton John speaks about Freddie Mercury...

Elton John News

  • Watch Elton John's Emotional Performance in Honor of George ...

    Elton John paid tribute to his longtime friend George Michael last night. ... John also spoke to the crowd through his tears about how close he was to the former ...

  • Tennis Stars To Join Elton John For 2016 World TeamTennis Smash Hits

    On Monday, October 10, 2016, tennis stars Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, and Andy Roddick will headline World TeamTennis (WTT) Smash Hits at Caesars Palace, a charity night of tennis co-hosted by longtime friends Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King...

  • Elton John's Good Heart Boosts Love Bravery Range

    The Elton John AIDS Foundation and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation have launched a new website – www.lovebravery.com – to promote love and compassion...

  • Sir Elton John Visits Moscow

    Elton John made a heartfelt message from the stage at his concert last month in Moscow. “So wonderful to be back in Moscow on such a beautiful evening!” said Sir Elton, who first performed in Russia in 1979. "I always feel so welcome when I come here – thank you! “As some of you may know, I had hoped to meet with President Putin on this trip. Although it wasn’t possible, I’m deeply grateful to him for inviting me to discuss some serious issues in Russia, including LGBT rights and HIV. I very much hope we will find the time to meet in the future.”

  • Elton John and Desmond Tutu Pen Op-Ed On Making AIDS History

    Elton John and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu penned an op-ed published on CNN.com about the United Nations’ 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS to be held this month. In the article, they urge global leaders to actively engage in this important meeting and secure an agreement that will bring about the end of the AIDS epidemic worldwide by 2030...

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