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Elton John

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial: Diet Coke, with archival footage of Louis Armstrong and Humphrey Bogart. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 13 Interviews | 27 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sir Elton John CBE | Ser Elton Dzhon | Sir Elton John


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The X Factor (2004) is a cruise ship show. I've got nothing against the people who go on - good luck to them. But I hate how they're treated. They're given an awful sense of stardom and pressure straight away but they're only successful until the next series. The record companies sell a lot of records and those people are gone. It's cruel. Will Young is the best thing that's ever come out of ... See more »


2001: Declared that "Songs from the West Coast" would be his final studio album, and thereafter he would concentrate on just live performances. In 2004, however, he released a new album, "Peachtree Road", which despite some favorable reviews flopped in every country it was released in. See more »


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