The worst thing about being in the hospital was that it's the first time I've been in bed for about nine days in the whole of my lifeElton John bouncing back from illness Nov 18, 2009
Grace Jones is not only an amazing performer, but a dear friend and a fellow activist in the fight against HIV/AIDSGrace Jones to sing at Elton's Oscar party Feb 26, 2010
In the late '60s and early '70s, the one piano player and vocalist who influenced me more than anybody else was Leon RussellElton John, Leon Russell reunite for CD Jul 06, 2010
He's going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they've been lightBilly Joel: I don't hate Elton John Feb 11, 2011
Caesars Palace is just a perfect, idyllic place to play, and the show will be a gargantuan feast of music and imageryElton John plans 3-year Vegas stint Apr 19, 2011
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the most high-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $200 million. John entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005 and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" (third overall, behind only The Beatles and Madonna).