elton john

The first time I heart about Elton John in 1997. Then he sang Candle In The Wind 1997 at Princess Diana’s funeral. I was very impressed by this song. Since this time I started to listen his music more.
I have the CD of Elton Johns’ songs (it’s the one CD of music, witch I have). I enjoy listening his songs and especially I like the songs from The Lion King.
Now I want to know something more about Elton John life:

A maan who changes his name from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton Hercules John cannot be anything but a showman.

Elton John (or Reginald Kenneth Dwight) was born on March 25 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England.
Elton was an excellent piano player at a young age. His mother remembers: “He started banging away at the piano when he was a 3. When he was 4 he used to put him to bed in the day and get him up to play at night for parties”. He woon a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music when he was 11, he attended until he was 15. When Elton was 13, he wanted to be just like Buddy Holly, so much in fact that he even copied his look, by wearing gl

lasses even though his vision was perfect. But after a year or two he had ruined his vision and then actually needed glasses.
In 1960, Elton and his friends formed a band called the Corvettes, it eventually evolved into Bluesology. Elton had a plethora of jobs: he ran errands for a London publishing house, played piano in a hotel, and re-recorded cover versions of pop singles to be sold in supermarkets. In 1967 Elton quit Bluesology and teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he had some of the biggest hits of his career. They met after both being turned down for a job at Liberty Records. Elton named himself Elton Hercules John after his friend Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. Elton and Bernie’s first album came out in 1970 named Empty Sky, their first hit, Your Song came out on the second album Elton John. Elton made his American concert debut at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, on August 25 1970. The hit Something About The Way You Look Tonight is now the all-time selling single in history. In 1995 Elton was honoured with an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music for an Original Song, for Can You Feel The Love Tonight from Disney’s bo
ox office smash hit The Lion King.
In 1997 Elton sang Candle In The Wind 1997 at Princess Diana’s funeral, a song he and Bernie had rewritten for her.
Elton John who has became an overnight superstar as singer and composer last year, has been working towards a musical career most of his 24 years, with the active encouragement of his mother.
Recording and touring have not been John’s only activities. In November of 1992, after his friend, Ryan White died of the disease, he established his own AIDS foundation. Based in Atlanta, it’s a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of the AIDS crisis, from education and research to direct patient care. All singles’ profits are donated to the foundation.
Elton likes shopping and giving expensive gifts. He is known as impulsive, kind, stubborn, competitive, impatient, emotional, flamboyant, funny, and a perfectionist. Elton enjoys playing tennis and he is a big fan of English football (soccer).

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