"Sir Elton Hercules John", CBE (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. In a career spanning over four decades, Elton John has sold over 250 million records and has had over 50 Top 40 hits, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time.
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, 23 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10 ones, 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. Key musical elements in John's success included his melodic gifts matched with the contributions of his lyricist partner Bernie Taupin, his rich tenor and gospel-chorded piano, aggressive string arrangements, and his flamboyant fashion sense and on-stage showmanship.
In the early 1990s, John publicly revealed the personal costs of his rock-star extravagance: his ongoing struggle with drug abuse, depression and bulimia. He continues to be a major public figure, and has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. He was inducted into the Roc...
|Born||March 25, 1947|
|Genre||Singer-songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Rock music|
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, pianist, record producer|