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    Elton John
    (Sir Elton Hercules John)
    Born: Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947


    Biography:

    Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He has worked with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

    John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998.

    John's voice was originally a tenor, it is now a baritone. His piano playing is influenced by classical and gospel music. He used Paul Buckmaster to arrange the music on his studio albums during the 1970s.



    Awards:

    1987 - Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "That's What Friends Are For", performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends (award shared with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)
    1991 - Best Instrumental Composition for "Basque", performed by James Galway
    1994 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
    1997 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Candle In The Wind" 1997
    1999 - Grammy Legend Award
    2000 - Best Musical Show Album for Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (award shared with Tim Rice, Chris Mountain, Frank Filipetti, Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev and Frank Filipetti)

    Media:

    Studio albums

    Empty Sky (1969)
    Elton John (1970)
    Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
    Madman Across the Water (1971)
    Honky Château (1972)
    Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player (1973)
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    Caribou (1974)
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
    Rock of the Westies (1975)
    Blue Moves (1976)
    A Single Man (1978)
    Victim of Love (1979)
    21 at 33 (1980)
    The Fox (1981)
    Jump Up! (1982)
    Too Low for Zero (1983)
    Breaking Hearts (1984)
    Ice on Fire (1985)
    Leather Jackets (1986)
    Reg Strikes Back (1988)
    Sleeping with the Past (1989)
    The One (1992)
    Duets (1993)
    Made in England (1995)
    The Big Picture (1997)
    Songs from the West Coast (2001)
    Peachtree Road (2004)
    The Captain & the Kid (2006)
    The Union (with Leon Russell) (2010)

    Soundtracks

    Friends (1971)
    The Lion King (1997)
    Aida (1998)
    The Muse (1999)
    The Road to El Dorado (soundtrack) (2000)
    Billy Elliot (2005)
    Lestat (2005)

    Films

    Elton John: Me, Myself & I (2007) autobiography as himself
    The Country Bears, US (2002) as himself
    Spice World, UK (1997) as himself
    Tommy, UK (1975) as Pinball Wizard
    Born to Boogie, US playing as himself with Marc Bolan and Ringo Starr


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    Nice thread. I didn't know he won that many awards. I personally wasn't a huge fan of his stuff. I know a lot of people though who are really into him though. Didn't he sing with some rapper one time? I think it was like Eminem or someone like that. It's funny too, because after that, my mom completely lost respect for him. XD

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    Yeah, he did duets with a lot of people.

    Eminem:


    Lady Gaga:


    Leon Russell:

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    he and taupin were the best writers in the world 35 yrs ago.no one could ever touch that kind of consistent greatness for top 40 music... the very very best

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    This is such a cute vid

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    What a song this is

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    Elton John has such a powerful voice. Always has

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    Elton John has such a powerful voice. Always has
    He used to have a powerful voice, he cant really sing anymore, he definately cant do his early work justice anymore. Its a bit sad to see actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    He used to have a powerful voice, he cant really sing anymore, he definately cant do his early work justice anymore. Its a bit sad to see actually.
    I can agree and disagree. Because his new work isn't all that bad, he's still got a pretty good voice. But...compared to his earlier work, it's like comparing apples to oranges. Unfortunately, voice goes with age, and he is getting up there in age.

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    Elton is a legend, it`s allowed for him to age gracefully....A old Elton is still far more talented than most entertainers today. Like most of Hippie types from my era, I had several of his albums from the 70`s, he rocked the 70`s! I was never fortunate enough to have met Elton but I did meet Bernie Taupin at the J Bar in the Hotel Jerome in 1978 while I was living in Aspen, Colo.....Hell of a nice guy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
    Elton is a legend, it`s allowed for him to age gracefully....A old Elton is still far more talented than most entertainers today. Like most of Hippie types from my era, I had several of his albums from the 70`s, he rocked the 70`s! I was never fortunate enough to have met Elton but I did meet Bernie Taupin at the J Bar in the Hotel Jerome in 1978 while I was living in Aspen, Colo.....Hell of a nice guy.
    It would have been so cool to meet Elton, so I know what you mean. Elton has left us some great music to always go back on. Even when he's gone, he'll still grace us with his voice and performance stature.

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    Elton John is one of my favorite artist, Crocodile Rock, then Benny And The Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and so on. I liked his single, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word from the 2002 album One Love (Blue album). I would rank Elton John with artist like David Bowie.

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