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Elton John Was Always A Music Lover

From a young age, Elton showed an aptitude for music, playing the piano and singing in his local church choir.

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At the age of 11, Elton won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied for six years. During this time, he developed his skills as a pianist and began to write his own songs. He left the Academy at the age of 17 to pursue a career in music.