Facts of Elton John
|Full Name:||Elton John|
|Age:||72 years 10 months|
|Birth Date:||March 25, 1947|
|Birth Place:||Pinner, Middlesex, England|
|Net Worth:||$500 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)|
|Father's Name:||Stanley Dwight|
|Mother's Name:||Sheila Eileen Dwight|
|Education:||Pinner County Grammar School|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo|
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I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose
they should draw the line at goats, though.
Nowadays, record companies want the quick buck from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, S Club 7, Steps. They've always been around, I'm not knocking the music perhaps, but it's like packets of cereal. There are too many of them, too many of them are just mediocre. And I think it damages real people's chance, real talent, of getting airplay. It's just fodder.
There's so much you're expected to do and you follow a pattern. You make a record, you do a video. I like to break the rules a little bit more and I did in the 1970s, I should try a little bit more now.
I thought it was a bit of an anti-climax, to be honest. The thought behind it was fantastic, but Hyde Park is a charisma-free zone. There was no sense of occasion and from a musical point, I didn't think there were too many highlights. I was very pleased to be a part of it, but I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as the first one (Live Aid (1985)). How could it be?
Relationship Statistics of Elton John
|What is Elton John marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Elton John get married ? (married date):||December 21, 2014|
|How many children does Elton John have ? (name):||Two (Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John)|
|Is Elton John having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Elton John gay ?:||Yes|
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More about the relationship
Elton John dated Scottish manager, John Reid for over 5 years who manages personalities in the music industry Reid served as Elton’s manager for a huge 28 years. Their relationship ended when Reid leaked about Elton’s spendings. Elton started dating his secretary Linda Woodrow.
The couple was also engaged later in the year. The relationship however ended in 1970. He also mentioned her in the song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.”
Then, he was romantically linked with actor Gary Clarke from 1982 to 1984. Elton started dating German recording engineer, Renate Blauel and engaged later in the year. The duo married on Valentine’s Day 1984. After 4 years of a successful relationship, the couple split and filed for divorce, which was finalized on November 18, 1988.
In October 1993, Elton John started dating Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, who is 16 years junior to Elton. They first met during a dinner party, where Elton asked for David’s phone number. After more than 10 years of dating together, the couple got engaged in May 2005.
They married on December 21, 2014, at their Windsor estate. They have two children – Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John (born on December 25, 2010) and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John (born on January 11, 2013) via a surrogate mother.
- 1 Who is Elton John?
- 2 Elton John: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 3 Elton John: Education, School/ College University
- 4 Elton John: Professional Life, Career
- 5 Elton John: Awards, Nomination
- 6 Elton John: Net Worth ($500M), Income, Salary
- 7 Elton John: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
- 8 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
- 9 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Who is Elton John?
Elton is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Likely, he has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums.
Elton John: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947. His birth name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. His father’s name is Stanley Dwight and his mother’s name is Sheila Eileen Dwight.
He has four siblings namely, Geoff Dwight, Robert Dwight, Simon Dwight, Stan Dwight. Elton holds English- British citizenship and English ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries.
Elton John: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Elton’s education history, he gained his education from Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School. However, he left studies before A-Level examinations to pursue a career in music.
Elton John: Professional Life, Career
Talking about his profession, Elton John’s first job was as a weekend pianist at a pub. Thereafter, he took up several roles, forming a band with friends, working in a music publishing house, performing solo at hotels. In the year 1962, he formed the band Bluesology.
In the year 1967, he collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin. He wrote musical compositions for the latter’s lyrics. This led to the beginning of the historic partnership that still survives today. ‘Scarecrow’ was the first song recorded by the two.
During 1968, Elton John and Taupin became successful staff songwriters for DJM Records. They were writing and composing a song for other singers and musicians. Starting off with easy lyrics and catchy music, they switched to more complex forms.
Likewise, in 1969, Elton John received his first break as a singer and came up with his debut album ‘Empty Sky’. He soon backed it with a follow-up album, ‘Elton John’ that was released on April 1970.
Though the early 1970s was the most successful period for John, both commercially and critically, given his seven consecutive albums reached number one spot in the US, John became equally famous for his live shows and his dressing sense.
He produced several smash hits during this time including ‘Little Jeannie’ ‘Empty Garden (Hey Hey Thanks)’, ‘I’m Still Standing’, ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’ and ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ which reached No 1 spot in the US. He performed several live shows during this time.
Whereas, he opened the decade of 1990 in style with his first single ‘Sacrifice’ hitting the number one spot in UK charts. It became his first solo UK hit single. Following a series of hit singles and albums, he tried his hand at other fields. Together with Tim Rice, he wrote the songs for the 1994 Disney animated film ‘The Lion King’.
Likewise, Elton John performed ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’ at the funeral of Princess Diana. In the year 2003, Elton John scored his fifth UK number one single with ‘Are You Ready for Love’. Returning to musical theatre, he composed music for a West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005 with playwright Lee Hall.
Elton John: Awards, Nomination
He won Best Music, Original Song for The Lion King (1994) at the Oscar in 1995, he won Performance in a Music Special or Series for A Special Evening with Elton John (1995) at CableACE Awards, he also won Best Talk Series for Spectacle: Elvis Costello with… (2008) at Gemini Awards in 2010.
Likewise, he won Best Original Song – Animated Film for Sherlock Gnomes (2018) at Hollywood Music In Media Awards in 2018. Similarly, he won Best Music, Adapted Song for Almost Famous (2000) at OFTA Film Award.
Elton John: Net Worth ($500M), Income, Salary
He has an estimated net worth of around $500 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career. In 2001, he appeared in a print ad for Got Milk?.
Elton has appeared in TV commercials for Royal Mail (2001), Diet Coke (1992), Pepsi-Cola (2012), and others. Elton’s song “Rocket Man” was mentioned in the 2012 Volkswagen Passat commercial.
Elton John: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
There was a rumor about Elton John’s retirement. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Elton John has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and he weighs 87 Kg. Elton’s hair color is brown and his eyes color is dark brown.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Being an English singer, Elton John has a huge fan following rate. He has been active in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 5.5K followers on his Facebook. Around 776K followers on his Twitter, he has around 1.9Mfollowers on his Instagram.