Sir Elton Hercules John  was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 and he is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer. 

Elton John Biography

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest son of Stanley Dwight (1925–1991) and the only child of Sheila Eileen (born Harris; 1925–2017),  and was raised in a council house in Pinner by his maternal grandparents. 

His parents married in 1945,  when the family moved into a nearby row house.

He was educated at Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School and Pinner County Grammar School, until age 17, when he left just before his A-Level exams to pursue a career in music.

Elton John Career

At age 15, with the help of his mother and stepfather, John was hired as a pianist at a nearby pub, the Northwood Hills Hotel, playing Thursday through Sunday nights. 

Known simply as “Reggie”, he played a variety of popular standards, including songs by Jim Reeves and Ray Charles, as well as his own songs. 

A stint with a short-lived group called the Corvettes completed his time.  Although a teenager with normal eyesight, John began wearing horn-rimmed glasses to imitate Buddy Holly. 

In 1962 John and some friends formed a band called Bluesology. By day, he ran errands for a music publisher; he divided his nights between solo gigs in a London hotel bar and working with Bluesology. 

By the mid-1960s, Bluesology was supporting touring American R&B and soul musicians such as the Isley Brothers, Major Lance and Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. In 1966, the band became Long John Baldry’s backing band and played 16 times at the Marquee Club. 

In 1967, John answered an advertisement in the British magazine New Musical Express , placed by Ray Williams, then A&R manager for Liberty Records.  At his first meeting, Williams gave John an unopened envelope with letters written by Bernie Taupin, who had responded to the same ad. 

John wrote the music for the lyrics and then sent it to Taupin, beginning an association that continues to this day.  

When the two met in 1967, they recorded the first Elton John/Bernie Taupin song, “Scarecrow.” Six months later, John began calling himself Elton John after two members of Bluesology: saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist Long John Baldry. He legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John on January 7, 1972. 

The team of John and Taupin joined Dick James’s DJM Records as staff songwriters in 1968, and over the next two years wrote material for various artists, including Roger Cook and Lulu

Taupin would write a batch of lyrics in under an hour and give them to John, who would write music for them in half an hour, getting rid of the lyrics if he didn’t come up with anything quickly.

For two years they wrote easy listening tunes for James to sell to singers. Its initial output included a contender for the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, for Lulu, called “I Can’t Go On (Living Without You)“. 

The sixth of six songs arrived. In 1969, John provided piano for Roger Hodgson on his first released single, “Mr. Boyd” by Argosy, a quartet that was completed by Caleb Quaye and Nigel Olsson.

Elton John Songs

  • Empty Sky (1969)
  • Elton John (1970)
  • Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
  • Mad Across the Water (1971)
  • Honky Château (1972)
  • Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973)
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  • Caribou (1974)
  • Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  • Rock of the Westies (1975)

  • Blue Moves (1976)
  • A Single Man (1978)
  • Victim of Love (1979)
  • 21 a 33 (1980)
  • The Fox (1981)
  • Skip! (1982)
  • Too Low for Zero (1983)
  • Breaking Hearts (1984)
  • Ice on Fire (1985)
  • Leather Jackets (1986)

  • Reg Strikes Back (1988)
  • Sleeping with the Past (1989)
  • The One (1992)
  • Made in England (1995)
  • The Big Picture (1997)
  • West Coast Songs (2001)
  • Peachtree Road (2004)
  • The Captain and the Boy (2006)
  • The Trampoline (2013)
  • Wonderful Crazy Night (2016)
  • Regimental Sgt. Zippo (2021)

Elton John Tour

On January 24, 2018, it was announced that John was retiring from touring and would soon be embarking on a three-year farewell tour. The first concert took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on September 8, 2018.

He was citing that he is spending time with his children as the reason for his retirement: “Ten years ago, if you asked me if I would stop touring, I would have said no. “We had children and that changed our lives. I’ve had an amazing life and career, but my life has changed. My priorities now are my children, my husband and my family.” 

With more than 300 concerts worldwide, the tour is expected to end in New Zealand in January 2023. In September 2018, he signed a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to represent his new music “for the rest of his career” in addition to his work from the last 50 years. 

A biopic about his life from his childhood through the 1980s, Rocketman , has been produced by Paramount Pictures and released in May 2019. 

It was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who had also directed Bohemian Rhapsody,a biopic about Freddie Mercury, John’s close friend, and stars Taron Egerton as John. 

Him and Egerton were performing a new song written for Rocketman , “I’m Gonna Love Me Again“, which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 2019. 

The song would see him win the Oscar for Best Original Song for the second time.

In October 2019, Jhe published what he described as his “first and only autobiography”, Me .  The Me audiobook was narrated by Egerton, with John reading the prologue and epilogue. 

As part of his farewell tour, in June 2019, John was presented with France’s highest civilian award, the Legion of Honor, by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron called John a “melodic genius” and one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community.

​​On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed John as one of hundreds of artists whose master recordings were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.

Cold Heart Elton John

This is a song that was released in 2021 and he is singing with Dua Lipa.

How Old Is Elton John

He is 75 years old.

Elton John Tickets

At all of his concerts all the tickets has been sold very quick.

Elton John Net Worth

Bankrate estimates his net worth to be $500 million. Rich Gorilla COMPETITION while The Richest offers a slightly lower estimate of $480 million . 

Elton John Private Life

In the late 1960s, he was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song “Somebody Saved My Life Tonight”. Woodrow provided financial assistance to John and Taupin at this time. 

He ended the relationship two weeks before their planned wedding, after counseling by Taupin and Long John Baldry. In 2020, he helped pay for Woodrow’s medical fees at her request, despite having lost contact with her 50 years earlier. 

In 1970, just after his first US shows in Los Angeles, he lost his virginity and began his first gay relationship with John Reid, the Tamla Motown label manager for the UK, who later became the manager of John. The relationship ended five years later, although Reid remained her manager until 1998. 

He married German recording engineer Renate Blauel on February 14, 1984, in an extravagant wedding ceremony in Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia.  Blauel said that she attempted suicide during their honeymoon in St-Tropez after John told him that she wanted to end the union.  Their marriage ended in divorce in 1988.

He stated, “She was the classiest woman I’ve ever met, but she wasn’t meant to be. She was living a lie.”  In 2020, Blauel sued him for writing about her relationship in her 2019 official autobiography Me: Elton John,which she claimed broke the terms of her divorce settlement. 

He had come out as bisexual in a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone, and in 1992 told Rolling Stone in another interview that he was “pretty comfortable being gay”. 

In 1993, he was starting a relationship with David Furnish, a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto. 

On 21 December in 2005 (the day the Civil Partnership Act came into force), them two were among the first couples to form a civil partnership in the United Kingdom, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. 

After same-sex marriage was becoming legal in the United Kingdom in March 2014, him and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on December 21, 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil union. They have two children. The eldest, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born via surrogacy on December 25, 2010, in California. 

The youngest, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born on January 11, 2013 through the same surrogate. 

He also has 10 godchildren, including Sean Lennon, David and Victoria Beckham‘s sons Brooklyn and Romeo, Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian Hurley, and Seymour Stein’s daughter. 

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