Elton John is one of the most famous English singer, composer, songwriter, recording artist and pianist. The singer who was born on 25th March 1947 is also an occasional actor.
He is one of the best-selling artists in the world selling more than 300 million records over the period of five decades. He was born on 25th March 1947 at Pinner, Middlesex which is located in England.
Despite his age, he is still contributing towards music. His height is 5 feet 7 inches, which makes him quite a tall guy. He has acted in several movies as himself. There are movies which are based on his biography.
Talking about his musical styles, he is a prominent figure in genres like soft rock, glam rock, pop rock, and R&B.
He has achieved six Grammy Awards and five Brit Awards including two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
According to Rolling Stone a musical magazine, he is ranked number 49 on the list of 100 most influential music figure of the rock and roll era.
He was stated as the most successful male solo artist of all time by Billboard in 2008.
In August 2011, shirtless pictures of Neil Patrick Harris in John’s watch was flashed. He composed the song called Circle of Life for the Disney animated movie The Lion King.
In 1994, the song was nominated for the Best Song category at the Academy Awards along with the other two songs from the same movie.
During the late 1960s, the singer was engaged and was going to get married to his secretary Linda Woodrow. But on 14th February 1984 he married German recording engineer Renate Blauel.
He came out as a bisexual in 1976 in an interview with Rollingen Stones. But he didn’t have any girlfriend then. In 1988 he got a divorce from his wife, and then he clarified his sexual orientation as gay to the magazine.
After that, he was dating David Furnish. When the gay marriage became legal in England in March 2014, he married his long-time partner.
To support same-sex marriage, he quotes his argument as there is a difference to call somebody a husband and calling him a partner.
Currently his net worth is more than GBP 195 million. He is also very popular in social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram.
Last night’s #RadicalEye @ejaf fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who contributed in helping us win the fight against HIV/AIDS
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 2, 2016
Don’t believe what you read in the papers today.
More info about him can be searched from wiki sites like Wikipedia.