Elton John is an English vocalist, pianist, and composer who was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. John has had a commercially successful solo career since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. He is known as the “Rocket Man” after his 1972 hit single of the same name.
John has been collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, and he is praised by critics and artists for his work in the 1970s, as well as his continuing influence on the music industry. John’s songs and stage presence have had a huge influence on mainstream music. One of the most successful songwriting collaborations in history is with Taupin.
Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, to Stanley Dwight (1925–1991) and Sheila Eileen (née Harris; 1925–2017), and was reared by his maternal grandparents in a council house in Pinner. In 1945, his parents married, and the family relocated to a nearby semi-detached house.
He attended Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School until he was 17, when he dropped out right before his A-Level exams to pursue a music career.
Elton John Wheelchair
Sir Elton John arrives in a wheelchair at the airport ahead of his Jubilee concert and a busy summer schedule.
Sir Elton John has been photographed only days before he will perform at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration alongside a star-studded lineup of performers.
The vocalist of Candle In The Wind arrived at Leipzig Airport this week on his way back to Nice on the Cote d’Azur.
Sir Elton had performed two gigs in Germany during his stay, in Frankfurt and Leipzig, as part of his long-running Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
The 75-year-old artist was seen getting out of a car and into a wheelchair before being pushed forward by a staff member as he arrived at the airport. Sir Elton was given the red carpet treatment as he was brought inside the airport, dressed in a Gucci tracksuit and flanked by six security officers.
Sir Elton has used a wheelchair on occasion in recent years, beginning with a sprained ankle in 2019.
‘Not even a sprained ankle could keep me away from seeing one one of the most beautiful museums in the world.’ the singer stated at the time during a visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.