Thursday, 26 June 2008

Elton John FAQ

  • Question: What is Elton John's real name?
  • Answer : Elton's real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
  • Question: What is Elton John's address?
  • Answer : fanmail@eltonfan.net
  • Question : What is the meaning of the song "Daniel"?
  • Answer : Daniel is the fictional story of a blinded Vietnam veteran who comes home after the war and everybody wants him to be a hero, but all he wants is to be left alone.
  • Question : What is the meaning of the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"?
  • Answer :The song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" is about an episode in Elton's life. In the late sixties, he almost got married to a woman who didn't even like his music and what he was doing. He wanted to get out of that situation, but was too confused, and also didn't want to face her. So one night he got drunk, then left his friends at the bar and went home. When Bernie got back, he found Elton lying on the kitchen floor, his head on a pillow for comfort, the oven open letting gas fill the room.
  • Question : What is the meaning of the song "Empty Garden"?
  • Answer :The song Empty Garden was written in the memory of John Lennon. He is the gardener that cared a lot. In the line "It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain", the insect is the guy who shot Lennon, who was the grain in that imagery. So Elton knocks at John's door, but no one answers, because Lennon's dead. "

Elton John' s Awards


Academy Awards
1995 - Best Original Song for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice)

Grammy Awards
1987 - Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "That's What Friends Are For", performed by Dionne Warwick & Friends (award shared with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)
1991 - Best Instrumental Composition for "Basque", performed by James Galway
1994 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"
1997 - Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Candle In The Wind 1997"
2000 - Best Musical Show Album for Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida (award shared with Tim Rice, Chris Montan, Frank Filipetti, Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev and Frank Filipetti)

Other achievements
John and Bernie Taupin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
John was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995.
In September 1997, Taupin altered the lyrics of "Candle in the Wind" for a special version mourning the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and John performed it at her funeral in Westminster Abbey. A recorded version, "Candle in the Wind 1997", then became the fastest selling single of all time, eventually going on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, with the proceeds of approximately £55 million going to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 February 1998, granting him the title of "Sir". The honour was for his charitable work.
A recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004, along with Joan Sutherland, John Williams, Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
John was given the Disney Legends Award in 2007

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The Best of Elton John

The Very Best of Elton John is a greatest hits compilation album by Elton John, released in October 1990. His first career-retrospective album, and fourth official greatest-hits album overall, it was released in the United Kingdom, and in other countries such Japan and Australia, but not in the United States.
List of Album songs are given below:-
"Your Song" – 4:02
"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be a Long Long Time)" – 4:42
"Honky Cat" – 5:15
"Crocodile Rock" – 3:57
"Daniel" – 3:55
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" – 3:17
"Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" – 4:56
"Candle in the Wind" – 3:51
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" – 5:58
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (Lennon/McCartney) – 6:16
"Philadelphia Freedom" – 5:42
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" – 6::46
"Pinball Wizard" (Townshend) – 5:15
"The Bitch Is Back" – 3:45

One of the good thing of this album is that it has been taken within the position of number 10 in almost all US, UK and European charts.

Elton John regrets marriage sadness

added: 20 Jun 2008 by: Undercover.com.au

Sir Elton John has admitted that his marriage to sound engineer Renate Blauel in the 80s was a mistake and says he is truly sorry for the heartache he caused his wife.

In an interview for a VH1 documentary, a very candid John said of Renate, "She is the classiest woman I have ever met and I do love her desperately, but it wasn't to be. I was living a lie. I'm not exactly proud of that, to say the least."Elton and Renate married in Sydney in 1984 but divorced in 1988.There were no children.Renate was the sound engineer for Human League's 'Hysteria' album. She now lives the life of a recluse in Surrey, UK.

Elton John Red Piano Tour 2008 with Jamie Lidell

Elton John has announced his new tour towards UK because of the requests of their fans and lovers. Elton John named that tour as ‘Red Piano’. Elton John is too much eager to go for performance in Britain. That’s why

Elton John said: "I can't wait to see how British audiences react to the Red Piano. The show is stuffed with hits, it's brash, bright and colourful. Over the past four years we have played almost 200 Red Piano shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and every single one has been an event - the band and I have had a ball!

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 9th June 2008.
A selection of hospitality packages will also be available for the performance. Check out http://www.eltonjohn.com/ for more information.

Full 2008 tour dates are as follows:

Sir John Elton UK Tour Tickets are on sale now!

Due to huge public and fans demand for tickets, Sir Elton John has added a further two UK shows to his 'Red Piano' tour. December 13th 2008 will see the dazzling show return to the O2 Arena in London, where it was so rapturously received upon its British debut in September 2007. There will also be a second Birmingham NIA show on Tuesday 16th December 08. Second dates have already been announced in Liverpool and Manchester. The Red Piano show, conceptualised and designed by acclaimed photographer and good friend of Elton, David LaChapelle, has been running at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to packed houses since 2004. 2007's O2 show, in Sir Elton's 60th birthday year and marking 40 years of touring, received rave reviews and encouraged him to take the Red Piano on tour in the UK for the first time.


Sir Elton John tickets for his Uk tour you can find on the lot of tickets touts websites. Below there is a list of renowned tickets agents where you can buy guaranteed tickets with the reasonable ammount.


Elton John Albums

These are the list of standard releases that were issued world-wideThey can be classified as original-releases of studio songs, plus the the greatest hits volumes and the live concert recordings.

  • 1969 Empty Sky
  • 1970 Elton John
  • 1970
  • Tumbleweed Connection
  • 1971 11-17-70
  • 1971 Friends Soundtrack
  • 1971 Madman Across The Water
  • 1972 Honky Chateau
  • 1973 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player
  • 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 1974 Caribou
  • 1974 Greatest Hits
  • 1975 Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • 1975 Rock Of The Westies
  • 1976 Here And There
  • 1976 Blue Moves
  • 1977 Greatest Hits Volume 2
  • 1978 A Single Man
  • 1979 Victim Of Love
  • 1980 21 At 33
  • 1981 The Fox
  • 1982 Jump Up
  • 1983 Too Low For Zero
  • 1984 Breaking Hearts
  • 1985 Ice On Fire
  • 1986 Leather Jackets
  • 1987 Live In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • 1988 Reg Strikes Back
  • 1989 Sleeping With The Past1990 To Be Continued
  • 1992 The One1992 Rare Masters1993 Duets
  • 1994 Reg Dwight's Piano Goes Pop
  • 1994 The Lion King Soundtrack
  • 1995 Made In England
  • 1996 Love Songs
  • 1997 The Big Picture
  • 1999 Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
  • 1999 The Muse Soundtrack
  • 2000 The Road To El Dorado Soundtrack
  • 2000 One Night Only
  • 2001 Songs From The West Coast
  • 2002 Greatest Hits 1970-2002
  • 2004 Peachtree Road
  • 2006 The Captain And The Kid

Elton John (Album : One Night Only)


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About Elton John


Sir Elton Hercules John CBE was born in Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947. He is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. Elton John is generally known for his rock music. He has sold over 100 million singles and 250 million albums that make him one of the popular artists for all time in the history. He has won five Grammy awards and one Academy Award. Jonathan Kane is widely regarded as one of the top piano / vocalists in Britain today.Now in this stunning show he performs a tribute to one of the world’s best-loved pop icons,
Jonathan is a classically trained pianist and singer who grew up listening to, and building his own style around the music of Elton John.He plays the piano totally live throughout the show.In his own right Jon has performed extensively in the UK and internationally at both private and corporate functions and appears as a visiting headline entertainer on some of the worlds most exclusive and prestigious cruise ships.
Jon’s Elton is a show, which is not just a musical tribute to his hero but a true spectacular, featuring a computer controlled light show, state of the art sound system and top quality costumes made by one of Britain’s top Costumiers. Jon’s genuine love for the music of Elton John, coupled with his own skill as a musician and showman, make this the ultimate tribute.

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