Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Elton on 'The View'


Sir Elton will be a very special guest on 'The View' on ABC next Tuesday, Nov 11, at 11:00 AM live.

Here is some interesting biographical information:

Birth Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Birth Place: Pinner, England
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/25/1947, Aries
Profession: Singer; musician; composer; music producer; actor

Elton John Fast Facts:

Won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London at age 11; dropped out in 1964 to pursue a music career.
In 1971, he became the first artist since The Beatles to have four albums on Billboard's top-10 chart simultaneously; starting with 1972's Honky Chateau, he released seven consecutive albums that went to No. 1.
Made his film acting debut in 1975's Tommy.
Formed the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992; since then, profits from his singles have gone to fight the virus.
His version of "Candle in the Wind" in honor of the late Princess Diana became the biggest selling single of all time.
Godfather of Sean Lennon.
Collaborated with lyricist Tim Rice on five songs for the soundtrack of Disney's animated The Lion King, which sold over 7 million copies and won them an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe. The movie was subsequently turned into a Tony-winning Broadway musical.
Was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

Elton John Relationships:

Fred Farebrother - Stepfather
Hugh Williams - Ex-significant Other
John Reid - Ex-significant Other
John Scott - Ex-significant Other
Linda Woodrow - Ex-fiancée
Renate Blauel - Ex-wife
Sheila Farebrother - Mother
Stanley Dwight - Father
David Furnish - Husband

Elton John Awards:

1995 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
1995 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
2004 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
1991 Grammy: Best Instrumental Composition - Winner
1994 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
1997 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
2000 Grammy: Best Musical Show Album - Winner
1986 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
1994 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Winner
1994 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Nominee
1994 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Song) - Nominee
1998 Tony: Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for Theatre - Nominee
2000 Tony: Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for Theatre - Winner

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