- NAME: Elton John
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: March 25, 1947 (Age: 66)
- Did You Know?: Elton John holds the record for the second best-selling single of all time with the song "Candle in the Wind (1997)," his tribute to the late Princess Diana.
- EDUCATION: Royal Academy of Music, England
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Pinner, Middlesex, England
- Originally: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
- Full Name: Sir Elton Hercules John
- AKA: Elton John
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Elton John is a British singer, pianist and composer who was one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. Along with selling more than 250 million records he has found success on Broadway, composing the music score for the Tony award winning hit Billy Elliot (2008).
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He plays numerous concert dates each year as a solo act and with other performers, including a performance with Ozzy Osbourne, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney, among others, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne in 2012.
John married his longtime partner David Furnish in a civil ceremony in 2005. With the help of a surrogate, the couple welcomed their first son, Zachary Furnish-John, in December 2010, and welcomed their second child, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, in January 2013. John was previously married to Renate Blauel from 1984 to 1988.
In addition to his own foundation, John supports a number of different charities and arts organizations, including the Globe Theatre and the Royal Academy of Music.
While performing his show "The Million Dollar Piano" at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2012, John became ill with serious respiratory infection, and was hospitalized in Los Angeles. Following his doctor's recommendation, John canceled the show's last four concerts for 2012. He had to cancel shows during his 2013 European tour as well due to health issues. John canceled the shows in July 2013 to have surgery for an apendix abcess. He is scheduled to perform at Caesars Palace through 2014.
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