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Elton John

Singer Elton John
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Full Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Profession: Singer


Why Famous: In his five-decade career he has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than 50 "Top 40" hits, including 58 "Billboard Top 40" singles.

He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award.

Born: March 25, 1947
Birthplace: Pinner, Middlesex, England
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

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Married Life

  • 1984-02-14 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
  • 2014-12-21 British pop piano player and singer Elton John marries producer David Furnish

Historical Events

  • 1970-08-25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
  • 1970-11-16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album
  • 1972-07-15 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"
  • 1973-10-05 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released
  • 1974-11-08 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released
  • 1975-06-21 Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play Wembley Stadium
  • 1975-10-21 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood
  • 1977-01-31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
  • 1977-10-01 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
  • 1979-05-01 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
  • 1979-05-20 Elton John is the 1st western pop star to tour USSR
  • 1979-09-27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater
  • 1988-10-22 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
  • 1993-11-04 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet
  • 1997-09-13 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK
  • 1997-09-13 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" single is released in the UK by Elton John
  • 1997-09-22 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US
  • 1998-02-24 Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London
  • 2012-02-05 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI
  • 2019-03-31 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death
  • 2019-05-16 "Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

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