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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 as his songwriting partner 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 in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the United States, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10 singles, four which reached number two and nine which reached number one. 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 composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.


Sir Elton John's best movie moments

sir elton john's best movie moments
As Rocketman is released in UK cinemas we give a brief history of Sir Elton on the big screen.
BBC News - Published

On This Day: 21 May 1979

In 1979, Elton John played the first date on his USSR tour in Leningrad. (May 21) - Published

Videos for Elton John

Rocketman creators hope film will help LGBT community [Video]Rocketman creators hope film will help LGBT community

The star and director of Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman hope the film can make a difference to LGBT issues. Director Dexter Fletcher said he hopes the frank portrayal of Sir Elton's sexuality will..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Elton John's 'Rocketman' touches down in Cannes [Video]Elton John's 'Rocketman' touches down in Cannes

The star power of Elton John brought the crowds to the Croisette on Thursday as "Rocketman" -- the film charting his first steps towards stardom -- opened at the Cannes Film Festival. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Elton John and Rocketman arrive in Cannes [Video]Elton John and Rocketman arrive in Cannes

Sir Elton John and his biopic Rocketman have landed at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty [Video]Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah extends a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Brunei to punish gay sex with death by stoning [Video]Brunei to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published


The highs and lows of Rocketman

Actor Taron Egerton is joined by the cast and director of musical biopic "Rocketman" in discussing the highs and lows of Elton John's life. (May 20) - Published

Madden flattered to be involved in Bond conversation

At the press conference for Elton John biopic "Rocketman" in Cannes, Scottish actor Richard Madden, who is being tipped as the next James Bond, says "it's flattering to be involved in that.. - Published

Cannes 2019, Day 4: The Brits are back, firing rockets and workers’ rights

Elton John brought a shot of star power with "Rocketman", but the kick in the gut came from two-time Palme d’Or-winner Ken Loach, whose heart-wrenching “Sorry We Missed You” makes him an early..
France 24 - Published

Fashion Watch: 'Rocketman' lands in Cannes

Elton John brought sparkle to his tuxedo at Cannes 2019 but it was Deepika Padukone who turned up the style volume to 11. Priyanka Chopra eluded Hollywood glamour and Bella Hadid brought ruffles to the.. - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Cardi B, Elton John, 'Big Bang Theory'

Cardi B is most nominated act at 2019 BET Awards; Elton John lands "Rocketman" in Cannes; "The Big Bang Theory" closes with emotional final episode. (May 17) - Published

Anthony Mason on his dream interviews, and how he ended up on TV

The newly-minted "CBS This Morning" co-host has interviewed everyone from Bill Clinton to Elton John, but still has a few people on his list
CBS News - Published

Elton and Taron duet in Cannes

Elton John and Bernie Taupin reflect on how emotional they felt watching biopic "Rocketman," as Elton and the film's star - Taron Egerton - duet on the title track. (May 17) - Published

Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back. The film stars Taron Egerton as the.. - Published

Cannes 2019: 'Rocketman', 'Atlantique' and 'Sorry we missed you"

FRANCE 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson brings us the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, telling us about the premiere of Elton John’s biopic, "Rocketman" by Dexter Fletcher. She also reviews..
France 24 - Published

Elton John, Taron Egerton release duet ahead of 'Rocketman' debut

elton john, taron egerton release duet ahead of 'rocketman' debut
Elton John and Taron Egerton have debuted an all new duet that will feature in the singer’s biopic Rocketman. The track, penned by John and his songwriting partner of more than 50 years Bernie..
WorldNews - Published

'Rocketman' Taron Egerton says he's 'at peace' as Elton John film lifts off at Cannes

Taron Egerton prepares to show off his moves as Elton John in 'Rocketman,' which premieres Thursday at Cannes Film Festival in France. - Published

Taron Egerton of 'Rocketman' dishes on his music inspiration for the film

Taron Egerton plays Elton John in biopic 'Rocketman'. He describes his favorite outfit from the movie and his music inspiration. - Published

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