Real name: Elton Hercules John (née Reginald Kenneth Dwight)
Effective period / Period of releases: 1968 - 2019Note: Please use the entry Elton John & Bernie Taupin when credited together [NB Only do this when no other writer is involved in which case you must credit them separately].
English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist, born March 25, 1947, Pinner, Middlesex.
Elton John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music, especially during the 1970s. He has sold over 200 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums, 59 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. His success has had a profound impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll.
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (as performer).