Who is Elton John? Know Everything About British Singer!

Who is Elton John? Elton John, full name Sir Elton Hercules John, original name Reginald Kenneth Dwight, is a British singer, composer, and pianist who was one of the most popular entertainers of the late twentieth century.

In a concert and recording career that encompassed the selling of hundreds of millions of records, he blended as many strands of popular music and stylistic flair as Elvis Presley.

Elton John: Early Life

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in the Middlesex town of Pinner. He was an only kid who was overweight and wore glasses, and he was terrified of his father, a squadron leader (a ranking officer) in the Royal Air Force, whom he described as “quite snooty and sort of stiff.”

His mother, Sheila, brought home albums that exposed him to rock music. At the age of four, John trained himself to play the piano. He attended the London Academy of Music but dropped out two weeks before graduation to pursue a musical career.

He made up his stage name by combining the middle name of Bluesology's singer, Long John Baldry, with the first name of the saxophonist, Elton Dean. Later in adulthood, John added the surname Hercules to his name.

Elton John: Career

John met Bernie Taupin (1950-) in 1968, and they became long-term songwriting partners. Empty Sky (1969), John's debut album, was a commercial flop. “Your Song,” from his second album, was a smash in both the United States and England.

Who is Elton John?

“Rocket Man” became his first number-one song in the United States in 1972. Other singles from the album Don't Shoot Me, I'm Just the Piano Player were “Daniel” and “Crocodile Rock.” “Candle in the Wind,” written about actress Marilyn Monroe, was included on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973).

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The following year, John established his own record company, Rocket Records. John became well-known for his oversized glasses and outlandish attire. He was known as the “Queen Mum of Pop,” and he loved costly automobiles, enormous residences, and shopping sprees.

He played the Pinball Wizard in the 1975 film adaptation of the rock opera Tommy. “Don't Go Breaking My Heart,” a duet with Kiki Dee, became his first British number-one single in 1976.

Although John continued to perform throughout the 1980s, his drug and alcohol issues caused him to lose his magic touch. John met Renate Blauel, a German-born recording studio worker while recording Too Low for Zero in 1983. They married on February 14, 1984, Valentine's Day.

Who is Elton John's Husband?

Who is Elton John?

In a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone, Elton John revealed that he was bisexual, and in 1992 he told the magazine that he was “very comfortable about being gay.”Elton began dating director David Furnish, a former advertising executive from Toronto, in 1993.

Elton John's Husband and Children

Elton and David were one of the first couples in the UK to form a civil partnership, which took place at the Windsor Guildhall on December 21, 2005 (the day the Civil Partnership Act went into effect).

Who is Elton John?

Elton and David married in Windsor after homosexual marriage became legal in the United Kingdom in 2014. They have two sons: Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John (born in December 2010 via surrogacy) and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John (born in January 2013 via the same surrogate).

Who is Elton John's Wife, Renate Blauel?

Who is Elton John?

In 1988, their marriage terminated in divorce. Later, Elton stated: “She was the most refined woman I'd ever met, but it wasn't to be. I was deceiving myself.”Blauel sued Elton in 2020 for writing about their relationship in his 2019 book Me.

The Real Story Behind Elton John's Stage Name

Later, Elton picked his stage name as a tribute to two members of his early band Bluesology: saxophonist Elton Dean and singer Long John Baldry. In 1972, he legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John.

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What is Elton John's Net Worth?

Elton John is an extremely popular and successful British singer, composer, pianist, and songwriter. According to celebrity net worth, Elton John has a net worth of $500 million.