What part of England was Elton John from?

Singer, songwriter, composer and icon Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

Was Elton John really a musical genius?

John was a musical prodigy, reportedly teaching himself how to play the piano. At the age of 3, he played “The Skater’s Waltz” after learning it by ear. That innate talent for music earned him a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London at age 11.

Is Elton John’s real name Reggie?

Elton Hercules John
Elton John/Full name

Is Elton John and Olivia Newton John Related?

Q Are Elton John and Olivia Newton-John brother and sister? No. Even though both were born (18 months apart) in England, the singers are not related. Elton did, however, co-write and sing on the title track to Olivia’s 1988 album The Rumour.

Are Elton John’s sons his?

Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John
Elton John/Sons

What kind of piano does Elton John use?

Sir Elton has used Yamaha Disklavier® grand pianos exclusively since he first played one many years ago.

Why is Elton called Rocketman?

“Rocket Man” became a nickname for Elton John. As song-based nicknames go, it’s a good one, and Elton embraced it (Madonna hates the “Material Girl” moniker). In 1973, he started a record company called Rocket Records, which was the label that released Neil Sedaka’s comeback songs.

Who are Elton John’s siblings?

Geoff Dwight
Stan DwightRobert DwightSimon Dwight
Elton John/Siblings

How many brothers and sisters does Olivia Newton-John have?

Rona Newton-John
Hugh Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John/Siblings

How do Elton and Bernie split royalties?

That means everyone will have a piece of a 100% royalty pie. One industry practice says the music is worth 50% (chords, melody, arrangement, etc.) and the lyrics are worth 50%. Elton John and Bernie Taupin are good examples: Elton writes the music (50%) and Bernie writes the lyrics (50%).

What was the original name of Elton John?

Sir Elton John, in full Sir Elton Hercules John, original name Reginald Kenneth Dwight, (born March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England), British singer, composer, and pianist who was one of the most popular entertainers of the late 20th century.

How many records has Elton John sold in his career?

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.

What was Elton John’s first solo hit in the UK?

In 1990 John achieved his first solo UK number one hit single, with “Sacrifice” (coupled with “Healing Hands”) from the previous year’s album Sleeping with the Past; it stayed at the top spot for six weeks.

When did Elton John become an Honorary Life President?

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998. His music career was dramatised in the 2019 biopic Rocketman. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club. John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s.