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Elton John

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Birthday
25, 1947
Birthplace
London, England
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
London, England

About

Rock and roll legend who has sold over 250 million albums in a career that's spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."

Before Fame

He began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

Trivia

He performed at Princess Diana's funeral at Westminster Abbey in 1997 and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

Family Life

He married Renate Blauel on February 14, 1984, and they divorced on November 18, 1988. He then married David Furnish on December 21, 2014. He has two sons named Zachary and Elijah.

Associated With

In 1974, he collaborated with John Lennon on a rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."