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imagesElton John at 70 years old has announced his upcoming tour will be his last.

Elton John baby picture

Elton John,s birth name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight.  His father Stanley Dwight, a Royal Air Force Officer his mother Shella (Harris) Dwight lived in Pinner, Middlesex  where Elton was born on March 25th,1947, and was raised by a council house by his maternal grandparents, in Pinner.

At four years old Elton John was starting to play the piano.  At 11 years old he won his first scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.  His first band was called Bluesology.  When Dwight teamed up with lyricist Bennie Taupin, he changed his name to Elton John.  His name change came from a saxophonist Elton Dean and Long John Baldry who was the lead singer in their band.

Just some fun facts;

Elton was nominated for three Academy Awards and has won once.  He has four Tony Awards and has won only once.  After 34 Grammy Awards he one five times.

In Elton John,s early days he wore whimsical costumes and crazy glasses.  Your may remember his duck suit, a sequined baseball uniform and a Ronald McDonald outfit.  Due to his shyness onstage he wore colorful clothes to offset it.

He is the third most successful Billboard Hot 100 artist of all time.  Madonna and the Beatles rank higher.

I remember  at Princess Diana,s memorial Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind”, this song then sold over 10 million copies in the United States and became the best-selling single of all times.  Proceeds form the record sales went to Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. “Candle in the Wind” was originally written as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

In 1970, was Elton John,s first world tour., 1973 “Crocodile Rock” reaches the top of the Billboard singles chart.  He also released a double album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”.

There is so much to be said about Elton John there just isn’t enough room in this blog to write it all.  ( I might have to do another blog just to say everything I would like to saw about  Elton John, this icon of a singer, song writer).

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