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Elton John was born in 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and began playing the piano when he was only four years old. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of eleven, and after spending only six years studying, he decided to break into "the business."
His first band was Bluesology which touried with American soul and R&B musicians. That came to an end in 1966 when Dwight left the band, but not without taking his new name from Elton Dean and John Baldry.
In 1968 Elton began releasing his first solo songs and in 1969 his debut album followed with fair reviews and a lack of sales. It wasn't until he began touring the US in 1970 that he began to gain some recognition. "Your Song" reached the Top Ten Charts in the Autumn of 1970 and was quickly followed by his Tumbleweed Connection album in early '71. 1972's Honky Chateau finally saw Elton's breakthrough as a star. 1972 to 1976 saw a four year streak of sixteen Top 20 hits in a row.
"Candle in the Wind," a rewritten tribute for Princess Diana is still the fastest selling hit of all time. Elton has been hugely successful with his music for Disney's "The Lion King" and Broadway's "Aida." His 2004 Peachtree Road album has marked Elton's full return as a successful solo recording artist and there's no sign of Elton John slowing down anytime soon. Please don't miss your chance to see the one of most popular pianist of all time.