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Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He is a married man.

Relationship Facts of Elton John

Elton John is married to David Furnish {Compare Couple}.
Elton John married on December 21, 2014.
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He is father of Two (Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John).
Elton John is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is not straight and is gay.

Elton John's Dating History!

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 spending.  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 a 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.

Elton John: Biography in Details

Who is Elton John?

Elton John 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, and Stan Dwight.

He holds English- British citizenship and English ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries.

In which school did Elton John attend?

Talking about Elton’s education history, he gained his education from Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School.

However, Elton John left his 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, and 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.

In 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 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’.

Elton John soon backed it with a follow-up album, ‘Elton John’ that was released in April 1970.

Though the early 1970s was the most successful period for John, both commercially and critically, given his seven consecutive albums reached the 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, Elton John opened the decade of 1990 in style with his first single ‘Sacrifice’ hitting the number one spot in the 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.

Opening to strong reviews, the show became the eleventh longest-running musical in West End history.
The decade of the 2010s has seen Elton John perform for a variety of shows.
He has his hands full with concert shows, live performances, remix albums, performances at award ceremonies, and so on.
In the year 2016, he came up with his 32nd studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy’ which was also his last one.

Awards, Nomination

Elton John 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, Salary

Elton John has an estimated net worth of around $550 million as of 2023, 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

There was a rumor about John’s retirement. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.

How tall is Elton John?

Elton John has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and he weighs 87 Kg.

His hair color is brown and his eyes color is dark brown.

Social Media

Being an English singer, Elton John has a huge fan following rate. He has been active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has around 5.5K followers on his Facebook. Around 776K followers on his Twitter, and he has around 1.9M followers on his Instagram.


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