A singer of 'Candle in the Wind' (1973) and one of the world's best-selling music artists who sold more than 300 million records. He was involved in the crafting the song 'Rocket Man' (1972) as well.
March 25, 1947
Elton John was regarded by many as one of the most influential singers of the rock genre. He was known for partnering with Bernie Taupin in writing some of his famous hits and works. Some of his famed singles were ‘Blue Wonderful’ (2016) and ‘Oscar Wilde Got Out’ (2013). He also received positive recognition with his 1970s singles ‘Your Song’ (1970) and ‘Candle in the Wind’ (1973), the latter being a tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. John was recognized for his works and awarded with multiple accolades, such as five Grammy Awards and five Brit Awards, among others.
His stage name was taken from two musicians: the saxophonist Elton Dean and vocalist Long John Baldry. Soon after, he legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John.
He has a knack for naming his piano after female singers such as Blossom from singer Blossom Dearie, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Diana Krall.