Sir Elton John is one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. The Brit’s unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the biggest music icons. From a young age, “Reginald” excelled in music and released his self-titled American album when he was only 23 years old. He’s even worked with his songwriting partner since 1967, which continues to this very day.
With over fifty 40 Top hits and countless awards, the life of the pianist is a fascinating tale of a rocketman who reached amazing heights. At the height of his career, John suffered somewhat of a fall from grace, but rebounded in a way only the piano man could.
Elton John Was Born As Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Born on March 25, 1947, in the town of Pinner in Middlesex, England, he was the only child to Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen. Reginald was afraid of his father who was a ranking officer with the Royal Air Force. His father is described as “very snobbish and sort of stiff.”
On the other hand, his mother was much more caring. She would bring home records that introduced her son to rock music.