Who is Elton John?

During his early career, Sir Elton John had a number of hits and was known as “Rocket Man.” He had a successful solo career and has been credited with 31 albums since 1969. He is known for his piano playing and is a singer and composer.

Elton John

Early years

During the early years of Elton John, he worked in a variety of bands, including Bluesology and Captain & Tennille. His music had a strong American influence. He was also a big fan of early rock and roll. His early records paid homage to country and folk rock artists. He also worked on the soundtrack for The Lion King.

His albums and singles sold well. In 1994, Elton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his achievements in music. He later came out as gay. He also donated proceeds from his singles to charity.

In the early 1970s, John’s music paid homage to country and folk rock musicians such as Crosby, Stills and Nash. He also collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Their recordings also had grandiose string arrangements.

John Lennon also collaborated with Tim Rice. They wrote songs for the film The Lion King, including the hit ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’. They also won the Tony Award for their musical Aida. The album ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’ sold over 30 million copies and was the best selling single of all time in the UK. The proceeds went to a charity established in Princess Diana’s name.

After his first three albums, John began to record in a more church-like style. He and his live band included Davey Johnstone, Ray Cooper and Nigel Olsson. They also had guest musicians including Toto’s Steve Lukather. He also worked on a disco album featuring Captain & Tennille.

In the early 1990s, Elton John began to donate profits from his singles to charity. He was also treated for addictions.


During the 1970s, Elton John was one of the biggest rock musicians in the world. The press dubbed him the first “big rock star” of the new decade. He was a pop tunesmith, songwriter and live performer. He had 17 top twenty singles and 14 albums. He had 2% of all record sales in the world. His albums were critically acclaimed and sold millions of copies.

After “Island Girl”, Elton John’s album career started to take a downward turn. He released “Rock of the Westies” in the fall of 1975. It was the first of four albums to sell out in less than two years. Several singles, including “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” and “Cold Heart”, hit the top ten.

The next two albums reached the top of the charts. They featured hits such as “Don’t Shoot Me”, “Levon” and “Your Song”. His third album “Good Morning To The Night” reached the top of the album chart. The singles “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” and “Bennie & The Jets” cracked the R&B top twenty. The album was a big hit in the UK.

John teamed with lyricist Bernie Taupin, who had written several hits for other artists. The two would continue to write songs together through the 1990s. Their partnership resumed in 1981 with the release of “21 at 33”.

In 2004, Elton released a live album, “Here and There”, that included concerts in New York, London and Paris. The album was also released on DVD. The live performance includes a number of cover songs.

John’s career continued to evolve into the 1990s, when he found less success. He had 17 top twenty singles and eight albums, and was the oldest artist to have a top ten hit in Australia. He also teamed up with modern dance pop artist Gary Barlow.

Drug and drinking problems

Despite the fame and fortune that Elton John has attained, he has suffered from drug and alcohol addictions. His addiction started in the early 1970s. He began using drugs to escape stress and anxiety. However, he soon discovered that his addiction was making him more insecure. He also learned that he could not fight his addiction alone.

Despite this, Elton still tried to help his friends overcome their addictions. He went to great lengths to help Robbie Williams, for example. He even arranged for Robbie to go to rehab for his alcohol problem.

However, while John’s sobriety may have been the obvious “miracle” of the day, there were actually several other celebrities that have had to fight their addictions. One of them is John Legend. He claims that he was unaware that Donatella Versace had an addiction to cocaine until an intervention by John.

Another celebrity who is still fighting his addiction is John Mayer. He has battled addiction to alcohol and non-drug substances. He also has a sex addiction. Despite this, he has stuck to a 12-step recovery program for more than three decades. He even claims to have learned the secret to surviving an addiction.

During his early years in the music industry, John Travolta had an obsession with his appearance. He resorted to drugs to cope with his fame and fortune. This led to further despair. However, he ultimately overcame his addictions one step at a time.

Elton John has been clean and sober for thirty years. He has also been involved in helping other artists overcome their addictions. He has even donated his sobriety coin to the AIDs Foundation.

He has also been featured on the Jonathan Ross show. He is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He has sold over 300 million records worldwide. He has also won five Grammy Awards.

Relationship with Renate Blauel

During the 1980s, Elton John had an infatuation with Renate Blauel. The two met when Elton was recording his album Too Low for Zero. They began spending more time together after the recording session. They toured in Australia together in 1984. They later divorced in 1988.

Renate Blauel was born in Berlin. She lived in a privileged middle-class family. She had dreams of becoming a record producer. She rebelled against her upper-crust upbringing. She was 22 years old when she moved to London to pursue a music career.

She began working for Croatia Records. She remained quiet about her relationship with Elton. She was not present at his 40th birthday celebration in 1987. She also was not present at Elton’s 40th anniversary dinner.

Blauel worked on John’s albums Too Low for Zero and Breaking Hearts. She also helped record the album in Montserrat in the Caribbean.

She later moved back to Germany to care for her parents. Her parents were wealthy publishers. However, she continued to work in music production. She was also a flight attendant for Lufthansa Airways. She got her first job in the music industry working for Croatia Records.

When Elton was in a creative slump, Blauel provided a healthy dose of reality. She was also a confidante and an asset to Elton’s music career.

Elton John and Renate Blauel divorced in 1988. Renate was devastated by the split. She had no idea that Elton had been cheating on her. She believed he was just too decent to take her to the cleaners. She had thought that she would get a modest settlement of PS5 million to PS10 million. She was also hoping to keep divorce proceedings amicable.

Live duet with George Michael

During the Live Aid concert in 1985, Elton John and George Michael performed their song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” together for the first time. It was then released as a single, and later on, it was featured on Elton John’s album Duets.

In 1992, it reached number one in the UK and US. It was also a hit in several other countries. The song was nominated for a Grammy award.

The song was also featured on the Cover to Cover tour. It was a cover of a Queen song, and was recorded with the surviving members of Queen. This was George’s last number one hit.

The song was released as a single in 1992, and it topped the Billboard Hot 100. It spent two weeks at the top of the Adult Contemporary charts. During the 1991 Cover to Cover tour, it was a regular part of the set.

George Michael and Elton John performed a song together onstage at the Wembley Arena in 1991. The song was originally recorded in 1974, and was released on Elton’s Caribou album. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

George Michael and Elton John reunited in 1991, and toured together. Their cover of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” reached number one in the UK. The duet also topped the singles charts in several other countries. The song was nominated at the 1991 Grammy Awards. It was also featured on Elton John’s 1993 album Duets. The song is dedicated to George Michael.

The song is now one of Elton’s best-selling tracks. It was released as a single, and a live recording was also released.

Frequently Asked Questions


Elton John Date of Birth is  Mar 25, 1947


Elton John Net Worth is $500 Million


Elton John Height is 172 cm