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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elton John

Elton John
Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
DOB: March 25, 1947
Where: Pinner, Middlsex, England
Genres: Rock, glam rock, R&B, soft rock, pop rock
Occupations: musician, singer-songrwriter, record producer, composer, humanitarian
Instruments: voacls, piano, keyboards, guitar
Years Active: 1964-1968(Bluesology), 1969-present(solo)
-In 1998, received the honor of knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
-Since the late 1980s, has been involved in the fight against AIDS
-On Dec. 21, 2005, been in a relationship with David Furnish.
Early Life
-Oldest child of Sheila Eileen Dwight and Stanley Dwight
-Left school at 17 just before his A Level exams to pursue a career in music
-His father tried to steer him into a career in banking.
-Started playing the piano at age 3
-At age 11, won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music

-Has written songs with song writing partner Bernie Taupin since 1967.
-John's voice was once a tenor, but it is now baritone.

Personal Life
-In a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, he came out as bisexual.
-In 1993, began a relationship with a former ad exec named David Furnish
-They recently adopted a child named Zachary and for the role of godmother, he chose Lady Gaga. In my opinion, she would make a wonderful godmother.
-In Sept. 2009, John announced he wanted to adopt a 14 month old boy named Lev from an AIDS orphanage in the Ukraine. But he was denied because of his marital status and age. He is the godfather to Sean Lennon, David Beckham's sons Brooklyn and Romeo, Elizabeth Hurley's son Damian Charles, and daughter of Seymour Stein.

AIDS Foundation
-Has been involved in this charity ever since the death of Ryan White and Freddie Mercury.
-In 1986, he paired with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder to record the single That's What Friends Are for, and all profits were donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

-On April 1, 2010, John joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community as part of her True Colors Fund.

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