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English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist

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Elton John: English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist
Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, 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 produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.

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Elton John joins celebrities thanking NHS staff for battling coronavirus [Video]

Elton John joins celebrities thanking NHS staff for battling coronavirus

CreditA long list of celebrities have appeared in a supportive video, as part of a continued swell of support pouring in for NHS and social care heroes working hard in the fight against coronavirus.

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Lady Gaga teams up with WHO to support healthcare workers [Video]

Lady Gaga teams up with WHO to support healthcare workers

Pop music superstar Lady Gaga made an appearance over video link during the daily World Health Organization's (WHO) daily briefing to announce details of a benefit concert for heathcare workers around..

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Elton John and David Beckham among stars thanking NHS [Video]

Elton John and David Beckham among stars thanking NHS

Some famous faces express their gratitude to the NHS. Sir Elton John, David Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Winslet and Phoebe Waller-Bridge thank staff on the front lines of the coronavirus..

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Elton John's Living Room Concert raises $8M for COVID-19 relief efforts [Video]

Elton John's Living Room Concert raises $8M for COVID-19 relief efforts

Sir Elton John's Living Room Convert For America has raised $8 million to go towards relief efforts in the fight against coronavirus.

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Elton John's online special raises $8 million for charity [Video]

Elton John's online special raises $8 million for charity

Elton John’s Living Room Concert for America has raised over $8 million dollars supporting charities Feeding America and the First Responders Children's Foundation.

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From sofas and kitchens, music stars hold lockdown concert fundraiser [Video]

From sofas and kitchens, music stars hold lockdown concert fundraiser

Billie Eilish sang on her sofa and the Backstreet Boys sang in harmony from five locations as dozens of musicians put on a virtual show and fundraiser.

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Elton John to host remote concert featuring Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and more [Video]

Elton John to host remote concert featuring Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and more

On March 29, the ‚ÄėiHeart Living Room Concert for America‚Äô will air on all FOX platforms and iHeartMedia stations across the United States.

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Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline benefit concert [Video]

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish to headline benefit concert

Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish and Alicia Keys will be part of a benefit concert this weekend recorded from their homes to be broadcast on Fox television and IHeartRadio stations. Conway G. Gittens has..

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Birthday Boy Elton John's most successful songs [Video]

Birthday Boy Elton John's most successful songs

Elton John is now 73-years-old, and we're listing his top 5 most successful songs (according to officialcharts.com) to celebrate his special day.

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Sir Elton John enjoying family time [Video]

Sir Elton John enjoying family time

Sir Elton John is having a "fantastic" time with his sons amid the coronavirus pandemic because he's getting to be with them far more than usual.

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Niall Horan appreciates Sir Elton John's 'criticism' [Video]

Niall Horan appreciates Sir Elton John's 'criticism'

Pop star Niall Horan has revealed he values Sir Elton John's "criticism" of his songwriting.

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Elton John postpones New Zealand shows after walking pneumonia diagnosis [Video]

Elton John postpones New Zealand shows after walking pneumonia diagnosis

Elton John has postponed his final two shows in New Zealand as he recovers from an illness.

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Elton John's tour to continue despite walking pneumonia diagnosis [Video]

Elton John's tour to continue despite walking pneumonia diagnosis

Elton John's world tour will continue as planned, despite the singer suffering from walking pneumonia.

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Walking pneumonia prompts Elton John to cut short Auckland gig [Video]

Walking pneumonia prompts Elton John to cut short Auckland gig

Sir Elton John was forced to cut short a concert in New Zealand on Sunday after falling ill with walking pneumonia.

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Trending: Robbie Williams and Ayda Field welcome fourth child, Elton John cuts short gig due walking pneumonia and Queen reprise [Video]

Trending: Robbie Williams and Ayda Field welcome fourth child, Elton John cuts short gig due walking pneumonia and Queen reprise

In case you missed it, here's what's trending right now....

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Elton John cuts concert short due to illness [Video]

Elton John cuts concert short due to illness

Singer Elton John was forced to end his concert in New Zealand early on Sunday (February 16) after falling ill with walking pneumonia.

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Sharon Stone seeks love advice from Elton John [Video]

Sharon Stone seeks love advice from Elton John

Sharon Stone regularly reaches out to Elton John and other celebrity friends for advice about her online dating pursuits.

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Elton John raises $6.4 million to help AIDS epidemic with Oscars viewing party [Video]

Elton John raises $6.4 million to help AIDS epidemic with Oscars viewing party

The 28th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raised an impressive $6.4 million dollars to support the global effort to end AIDS.

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Elton John thanks husband and their 'beautiful boys' following win at 2020 Oscars [Video]

Elton John thanks husband and their 'beautiful boys' following win at 2020 Oscars

Elton John paid an emotional tribute to his husband David Furnish and their "beautiful boys" as he collected the Academy Award for Best Original Song on Sunday night.

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Drew Barrymore inspired by Madonna and Cher’s style growing up [Video]

Drew Barrymore inspired by Madonna and Cher’s style growing up

Drew Barrymore looked to Madonna, Cher, and Elton John for style inspiration growing up.

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Elton John couldn't perform in 'Living Room Concert for America,' but Mariah Carey, others did

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Ozzy Osbourne's darkest 'Ordinary Man' album lyrics: Filled with regret, death, drug havoc

From an Elton John duet about death to a scathing look at drug abuse, here are the most compelling lyrics from Ozzy Osbourne's "Ordinary Man" album.
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Elton John cuts concert short in tears, says he's suffering from walking pneumonia

A visibly frustrated Elton John exited the stage early Sunday at his New Zealand concert, then revealed he'd been diagnosed with walking pneumonia.
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On This Day: 11 February 1998

Lyrics for the 1997 version of "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John were auctioned in Los Angeles. (Feb. 11)  
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Brutally honest rankings of Oscars 2020 musical performances, from Eminem's shocker to Elton John

There were a few musical performances to admire (Billie Eilish! Cynthia Erivo! Elton!) during the 2020 Oscars telecast, and a few to cringe at (Eminem).
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Oscars backstage gossip: Brad Pitt coy about his Tinder profile, 'Parasite' goes (bleeping) crazy

Brad Pitt said he's going to disappear for a while; Elton John immediately FaceTimed his kiddos. Here's what happened backstage at the Oscars.
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UK honors recipients' addresses accidentally leaked online: BBC

The British government accidentally published online the home and work addresses of more than 1,000 New Year's Honors recipients including singer Sir Elton John, the BBC reported on Saturday.
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Bernie Taupin on Elton John's "suicide" song

In this web exclusive, lyricist Bernie Taupin talks with Lee Cowan about writing the words for the 1975 Elton John song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," and how it was inspired by John's "very feeble"..
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'I am extremely unwell': Elton John postpones Indianapolis farewell show to 2020 due to illness

Elton John has postponed Saturday night's show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, writing on Twitter that he is "extremely unwell."
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Elton John and Taron Egerton rock 'Rocketman' revival with 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down' duet

Elton John and the man who played him onscreen, Taron Egerton, sang a duet as part of "Rocketman Live In Concert" on Thursday.
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Elton John calls Disney's "Lion King" remake a "huge disappointment"

"The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up," John said. "The magic and joy were lost."
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This week "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Rita Braver's cover story in which she revisits three transgender youth to see how their lives have progressed since our initial story with..
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Elton John on his autobiography, "Me"

The singer who is midway through his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" has just released his first official autobiography, "Me." Tracy Smith talks with Sir Elton John about the reasons for writing the..
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Book excerpt: "Me" by Elton John

In his first official autobiography the music legend writes of exiting the comfort zone by composing songs for "The Lion King"; meeting his future husband; having Michael Jackson over for dinner; and..
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Preview: Elton John's mother told him, "I love you, but I don't like you"

In an interview to air on "CBS Sunday Morning," the music legend opens up about his contentious relationship with his mother; drugs; his farewell tour; and his new autobiography, "Me"
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Elton and the Jet - 'Rocketman' crew recall meeting Elton John

"Rocketman" director Dexter Fletcher and music producer Giles Martin talk about being flown to Las Vegas for a "whirlwind" lunch with Sir Elton John. (Sept. 20)  
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Despite Turning Down Inauguration Gig, Elton John Has a Recurring Role in Trump’s Presidency

The use of Mr. John’s music is a persistent reminder of the president’s interest in showmanship and celebrity.
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Elton John, Prince and Demi Moore bare all in autobiographies; while Ann Patchett, Steph Cha and Jami Attenberg stun with powerful literary fiction.
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Elton John blasts press coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan

He explained Harry's mother, Princess Diana, was one of his "dearest friends" and that he feels "a profound sense of obligation" to protect him
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Elton John defends Harry & Meghan from 'distorted and malicious' media coverage

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan on Twitter from "distorted and malicious" media coverage as "eco-hypocrites."
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'Rocketman' missing scene reveals there was more to Elton John's 'Saturday Night's Alright' number

There was much more to Elton John's infectious "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" number in "Rocketman." We reveal the missing bumper car action.
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Director Jon Favreau praised Beyonce's performance in his remake of "The Lion King" at the film's London premiere. Other stars in attendance included Elton John, Pharrell Williams and Billy Eichner...
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Putin says 'genius musician' Elton John mistaken on Russia LGBT rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Elton John was "mistaken" about LGBT rights in Russia, while praising the British singer as a musical genius.
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Elton John blasts Putin after leader claims Russia has 'no problem' with LGBTQ people

Elton John called out 'hypocrisy' after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia has "no problem with LGBT persons."
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Elton John blasts Putin for calling liberal values 'obsolete'

British singer Elton John said on Friday he was deeply upset by Russian President Vladimir Putin's comment that liberal values were "obsolete" and had been rejected by the majority of people in Western..
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Universal Music fire may have destroyed irreplaceable music heritage

The 2008 fire on Universal Studios' famed backlot was deemed a tragedy by movie lovers. But this week, The New York Times Magazine reported that the fire may have destroyed a staggering swath of music..
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Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' banned in Samoa for depictions of homosexuality

The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic ‚ÄúRocketman‚ÄĚ because of its depictions of homosexuality.
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ShowBiz Minute: Rocketman, Paltrow, Led Zeppelin

Samoa bans Elton John movie "Rocketman" due to homosexuality; Utah ski resort wants out of lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow; Court agrees to listen to Led Zeppelin in "Stairway" appeal. (June 11)
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Recordings by Elton John, Nirvana and Thousands More Lost in Fire

A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008.
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Even Elton John's rooster codpiece had sequins: How his 'Rocketman' costumes steal the movie

Any movie depicting Elton John is going to need spectacular stage outfits. Here's how the musical "Rocketman" even amped up John's flamboyant style.
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'Godzilla' crushes competitors with $49M, but Elton John's 'Rocketman,' 'Ma' found their fans

The new 'Godzilla' underperformed, opening with half the $93 million debut of the 2014 predecessor. Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' fell to second.
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Elton John’s best albums

In honor of the release of “Rocketman," 24/7 Tempo has identified Elton John’s best albums based on Billboard performance.
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