Elton John

Elton John

Full Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Date of Birth : 25th March 1947
Place of Birth: Pinner, Middlesex
Career Highlights: Started playing the piano at the age of 3, performed at Live Aid in 1985 and at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1999.
Highest charting singles include: Elton has enjoyed four UK No 1s - Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Sacrifice, Candle In The Wind 97 and Are You Ready For Love

Key Facts:

  • In his career Elton John has sold more than 250 million records
  • His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 37 million copies, becoming the best selling single of all time.
  • He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.
  • Was knighted in 1998
  • Performed a special version of Candle in the Wind at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Cried at the FA Cup Final in 1984 when his beloved Watford lost to Everton.


Your Song Rocket Man
I'm Still Standing All You Ready for Love
Don't Go Breaking My Heart Candle in the Wind