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Reginald Kenneth Dwight (be born) on March 25th 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. After taking piano lessons from the age of four, he (form) his first band in the early 60s and (turn) professional in 1965. However John (become) disillusioned with being a pianist in a band. When he then (meet) Bernie Taupin, they (begin) to write songs together. Unfortunately they (not, have) a hit until "Your Song".

Between 1972 and 1975 he (make) seven consecutive number 1 albums, including memorable hits including Rocket Man, Daniel, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle In The Wind. Elton John then (enter) a difficult phase in his life. Admitting his personal insecurities, he (remain) very popular. He even (buy) his favourite football team, Watford and (take) them to the top of the First Division.

His albums and sales during the early 80s were inconsistent but the album Too Low For Zero in 1983, (hit) the top of the charts along with the triumphant single I'm Still Standing. During 1985 he (perform) at the historic Live Aid concert.

During the 1990’s he (appear) more serious and concentrated on music, recording two more strong albums Sleeping With The Past and The One. In 1993 he (record) a selection of his hits with many guest musicians, including Bonnie Raitt, Paul Young, k.d. lang, Little Richard and George Michael. In 1994 he (have) a US number with his songs for Disney’s Lion King. In 1995 he (give) a series of revelations about this private life to the media. By confessing, his public (not desert) him. He (reward) his fans with one of his best albums, Made In England. In September 1997, following the tragic death of his friend Diana, Princess Of Wales, he (sing) at her funeral.

Now Sir Elton John is still one of the most famous and successful recording artists in the world. His music is becoming known to a new generation through his work with new groups and singers, as well as his patronage of new talent on TV shows like Pop Idol in Europe and America.