Elton John

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Legal name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight

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Sir Elton Hercules John, (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947), is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single, re-penned in dedication to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970 a single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single. After decades of commercial chart success, John has also achieved success in musical theatre, both in the West End and on Broadway, composing the music for The Lion King (film and musical), Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical.

He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists (third overall behind the Beatles and Madonna). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Having been named a Order of the British Empire in 1996, John was made a Knight Bachelor by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Top Hits U.S.A. T124 Various Artists 1
1992 Midnight Cruising Various Artists 1
1992 Now That’s What I Call Music! 22 (UK) Various Artists 3 3
1992 Billboard Top Hits: 1980 Various Artists 1
1992 Top Hits U.S.A. T137 Various Artists 1
1992 Kuschelrock 6 Various Artists 2
1992 Blue Eyed Soul Various Artists 1
1992 Hit Parade International 6/92 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Times, Volume 16: 1985-1986 Various Artists 1
1992 32 Ones on One: Radio 1FM's 25th Birthday Various Artists 1
1992 40 Years of Top Ten Hits Various Artists 1
1992 Arm in Arm Various Artists 1
1992 Best of 92 Various Artists 1
1992 Blockbuster! The Sensational 70's Various Artists 2
1992 Can't Beat the Music, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Classic Rock Box: WNEW-FM 25th Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
1992 Coca-Cola, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 De Pre Historie 1983 Various Artists 1
1992 Dreams and Memories Various Artists 1
1992 Earthrise: The Rainforest Album Various Artists 5
1992 Flight of the Condor: The Magical Sound of the Pan Pipes [unknown] 1
1992 Forever Young II: The Very Best of Pop and Classic Various Artists 2
1992 Formel Eins: Movin' On Various Artists 1
1992 Goldene Europa ’92 Various Artists 1
1992 Heart Rock: Rock für’s Herz, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1992 Het beste uit de Top 40 van '92 Various Artists 1
1992 Hitbox '92, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Hits of… 81+82, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
1992 Hits of... 83+84, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1992 Internationale Hits 92 Various Artists 1
1992 It's Christmas Time Various Artists 1
1992 Julebryg - Julebryggede Rock & Pop Hits Various Artists 1
1992 Knuffelrock Various Artists 1
1992 Knuffelrock 4 Various Artists 1
1992 Love After Midnight Various Artists 1
1992 Mr Music Christmas Collection 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Now That's What I Call Music 1 (New Zealand original series) Various Artists 5 1
1992 Nr 1 Hits Uit de Top 40: 1965-1991 Various Artists 1
1992 Our Songs: Singers & Songwriters Encore Various Artists 1
1992 Promises Various Artists 1
1992 Radio City Hits 3 Various Artists 1
1992 Radio City Love Songs Various Artists 1
1992 Reflections Various Artists 1
1992 Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits of the 70’s Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Christmas, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Nights Various Artists 1
1992 Ronny's Pop Show 19 Various Artists 1
1992 Smash 11 Various Artists 1
1992 Smash Hits '92 Various Artists 1
1992 Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock III Various Artists 1
1992 Summer in the City Various Artists 1
1992 Sun Jammin' 2 Various Artists 1
1992 Tendrement Slow Various Artists 1
1992 The Awards 1992 Various Artists 1
1992 The Boys Are Back in Town Various Artists 1
1992 The Greatest Rock Album of All Time Various Artists 1
1992 The Power of Love Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: FM Rock Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Rock Christmas Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Rock Dreams Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Rock Giants Various Artists 1
1992 The Rock Collection: Soft Rock Various Artists 1
1992 The Synthesizer Album Various Artists 1
1992 Tour of Duty 5: The Strongest Popclassics From the 60's and 70's Various Artists 1
1992 Zart Rock, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1993 Top Hits U.S.A. T156 Various Artists 1
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock Various Artists 2
1993 Ces annèes la :1976/1985 Various Artists 1
1993 The Awards 1993 Various Artists 1
1993 Under the Covers Various Artists 1
1993 Glam Mania: 20 Glamtastic Hits Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1983 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1985 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1992 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 More Than Unplugged Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1990 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 The Very Best of That Loving Feeling Various Artists 1
1993 100% Hits, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1993 Back to the 70's Various Artists 1
1993 Best Love Songs, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1993 Best of the World Various Artists 1
1993 Celebrate the Seasons Various Artists 1
1993 Classic Pop Various Artists 1
1993 Close Encounters Various Artists 1
1993 Covering 'Em Guns N’ Roses 1
1993 Fido’s Summer Fun, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1993 Glam Rock Various Artists 1
1993 Great Original Hits of the 80’s Various Artists 1
1993 Greatest Love VI: With Love From the Stars Various Artists 1
1993 He - The Album Various Artists 1
1993 It Must Be Love Various Artists 1
1993 Larry’s Party Rock 4 Various Artists 1
1993 Live Album Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1993 Love to Love You Various Artists 1
1993 Merry Christmas Everybody! Various Artists 1
1993 Mr Music 93-02 Various Artists 1
1993 Power & Sound - The Best Of Symphonic Rock Various Artists 1
1993 Reasons to Believe: Love Songs Various Artists 1
1993 Rock Times, Volume 18: 1989-1990 Various Artists 1
1993 Schön, daß es Dich gibt ! Various Artists 1

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