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Elton John

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Pinner, Middlesex, England (1964 – present)

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England on 25 March 1947) is an immensely popular English singer, composer (mostly with lyricist Bernie Taupin) and pianist. In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 250 million records and has over fifty Top 40 hits, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. His 1997 tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, “Candle In The Wind 1997,” remains the world’s biggest selling and fastest selling single of all time.

In 1964, Dwight and his friends formed a band called Bluesology. By day, he ran errands for a music publishing company; he divided his nights between solo gigs at a London hotel bar and working with Bluesology. By the mid-1960s, Bluesology was backing touring American soul and R&B musicians like The Isley Brothers, Major Lance, Billy Stewart, Doris Troy and Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles. In 1966, the band became musician Long John Baldry’s supporting band and played 16 times at The Marquee Club.

John was one of the dominant commercial forces in the rock world during the 1970s, with a string of seven consecutive #1 records on the U.S. album charts, twenty-three Top 40 singles, sixty Top 10 hits, and six #1 hits. His success had a profound impact on popular music, and contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll.

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  • Olive-Bara-

    Amor eterno!!!

    24 Feb 9:49pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Сборник лучших вещей просто божественен, а вот до альбомов руки что-то не доходят.

    6 Feb 6:24pm Reply
  • thundernoob1337

    неинтересно

    4 Feb 7:00pm Reply
  • O2431

    the Alex was illegal the tickle one "very important" we have some notes how bout my Crack dealer ahh. and some people had some notes,the wines amazing with Alex on those checks how we cornered with a pen lol! and got what he was doing illegal mm.See you at the Abbey ahh. "them and some others like producers wanted that information-Alex illegal "blocks Alex" T5's coming out some other stuff,I got on that might close this some shadows you know "hero"

    31 Jan 4:57am Reply
  • AnnaTimek

    love <3

    12 Jan 7:47pm Reply
  • ramos9128

    Love Elton. :)

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MrNorway

    Congratulations to Elton & David!

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Blacknuz

    Sleeping with the Past sure is a masterpiece. Might be his best from the '80s.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • viathin12

    I have to say with all of his albums I have to say the one that I have enjoyed from the day it first came out is sleeping with the past every song from that album just seems to flow smoothly right into the next one and can be very feet moving lol

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    HOLD MEH CLOZUR TAHNEH DAYANZERRRR. This guy, Taupin too obv, he has such a goddamn beautiful tapestry of work, every album I check out is a wonderful treasure.

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Atreyuvich

    Can You Feel the Love Tonight

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • surferpip3

    still when i see him i think he looks wrong and should look like Matt King from star stories lol (i bet that just me though )

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • surferpip3

    I'm in love with his music and Bernie Taupin lyrics even the stuff he did with tim rice and all the musicals he done what a true true musical genius

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dudu_rocknroll

    Ele foi o primeiro músico estrangeiro que eu ouvi, juntamente com Bee Gees e ABBA! Elton sem palavras te amo muito! <3

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • eryk_widawski

    Koncert Eltona John'a z Kraków Areny będzie transmitowany na żywo tutaj: http://xbf.lt/eltonjohn

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Diegox1012

    First Episode at Hienton ♥

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • CoffeeCharlie

    Love Elton. :)

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • zecchin19

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Can You Feel the Love Tonight ♥

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • AvrilsRockstar

    Something About The Way You Look Tonight . ♥

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
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