Last Updated: 28 Nov, 2022 | Views: 47
Other Profession(s): Composer, Pianist
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John is a pianist, songwriter, and singer from England. John has had a long and prosperous solo career, releasing 31 albums since 1969, earning the nickname "Rocket Man" after his hit song of the same name from 1972. Since 1967, John has collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin, who has received recognition from both artists and critics for his work in the 1970s and his enduring influence on the music industry. John has had a significant impact on popular music through his music and stage appearance. He and Taupin collaborated on some of the most successful songs in music history.
At Age 15: John was hired as a pianist at the Northwood Hills Hotel, a nearby pub, with the help of his mother and stepfather.
In 1962: John started a band called Bluesology with a few of his buddies.
In 1972: A member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, "Legs" Larry Smith, was upstaged by John during the Royal Variety Performance.
In 1975: John gave the lineup's introduction at Wembley Stadium in London.
In 2012: He performed three songs at Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1994: John's first year of eligibility resulted in his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1995: John received the title of Commander of the British Empire.
In 2010: John's first gig was at the Namaste Lounge Pub in Northwood, London, where he received the PRS for Music Heritage Award.
In 1972, he legally changed his name to Elton John from Reginald Kenneth Dwight, which his family called him Reggie or Reg.
Elton John, a musical genius, taught himself to perform songs by ear at a very young age.