Sir Elton Hercules John ( real name Reginald Kenneth Dwight ) was born on 25 March He is an English rock singer, composer and pianist. Knight bachelor (1997) and knight of the order of the British Empire.
During his career, Elton John has sold in the United States and Britain has more albums than any other British solo artist.
Elton John is also known as a social activist, particularly in the field started in the late 1980s in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. Elton John was inducted into the Hall of fame rock and roll hall of fame in 1994, is still one of the most successful rock artists in the UK.
Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born in Pinner, England in the family of a commander of a squadron of the air force Stanley Dwight and his wife Sheila (nee Harris). Young Dwight was raised primarily by his mother and father were not often seen. Stanley and Sheila divorced in 1962, when Dwight was 15.
Dwight began playing piano when he was four. He was able to play any song. At age eleven he won a scholarship to the Royal Conservatory, where he then studied for six years
Awards Elton John is a six-time winner of the Grammy award.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin in 1992 were included in the Hall of Fame songwriters. Elton John was included in the Hall of Fame rock and roll hall of fame in 1994.
In September 1997, released a special version of the single "Candle in the Wind" was released This single became the most selling at all times. It has sold over 37 million copies worldwide, and £55 million from its sales went to the Memorial Fund of Princess Diana.
February 24, 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II dedicated the singer knighted and bestowed upon him the title of "sir".
At the beginning of 2010 Elton John is the author of 29 Studio albums, 128 singles, the author of music for several films, animated films and productions.