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Singer, pianist and composer – Elton John is a man of many talents. The legendary, 70-year old musician has sold more than 250 million records across the world and is classified as one of the most influential people of the 20th century. An inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the success of Elton John knows no bounds. The flamboyant superstar is currently on the Wonderful Crazy Night Tour that began in January 2016 and is expected to end on 1st July 2018. If you want to experience the unique blend of pop and rock music that turned him into one of the greatest musicians of all time, you need to get your hands on these Elton John tickets at the earliest. And lucky for his fans, ScoreBig is selling them! At ScoreBig, you'll save on every Elton John ticket, every day. Plus with no fees and free shipping, we know you'll score some awesome seats at a great price.
Early Life and Music
Elton John was born to a former Royal Air Force trumpeter as Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947.He showed an early interest in music and began playing the piano at 4 years of age. At 11, he landed a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music. After graduation, he joined his first band called Bluesology. Soon John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin and began writing songs for various artists. In 1969, the budding artist released his first album, Empty Sky. But his first real taste of success came from the first single off of his second album, “Your Song”. This song reached the top 10 in the US and the UK. And so began the success story of the legend we now know as Elton John.
The Music of Elton John
Elton John is one of the most successful musical acts in the history of pop rock, coming in third with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles above him. With 56 top 40 singles in the US, seven number one albums, 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum certified albums, there is no denying the fame of this English artist. To date, he has released 30 studio albums, 4 live albums and 16 compilation albums. And as far as singles go, he has released 133 singles as a main artist and 17 as a featured artist. Some of the best music he made was between 1972 and 1976. Hit singles such as “Rocket Man” and “Honky Cat” ensured he enjoyed weeks at a time on the top of multiple charts.
His recent projects include the 2013 effort, Diving Board, his 30th studio album, with production from T Bone Burnett.
Though the singer/pianist first rose to fame with songs like "Rocket Man," "Crocodile Rock" and "Candle In The Wind," John wasn't content to simply spend his life performing and putting out records. Instead, he widened his creative net to include composing for musical theater he contributed to The Lion King and Billy Elliot: The Musical and becoming an AIDS activist. After losing so many of his friends to the terrible disease, especially 14-year-old hemophiliac Ryan White, he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, which has raised over $200 million dollars for research and programs all over the world. With all his outside endeavors, John still manages to find the time to tour and play for sold-out audiences everywhere. Rocket Man? More like Super Man. See him live with ScoreBig, you'll save on every Elton John ticket, every day.
Elton John has been actively involved in musical theater. He has composed music with lyrics from Sir Tim Rice, Bernie Taupin and Lee Hall for multiple productions - The Lion King (1998), which won six Tony Awards, including the Best Musical; Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (2000), which won the Tony Award for the Best Original Score and a Grammy for the Best Musical Show Album; Billy Elliot the Musical (2005), which won the Olivier Award for Best Musical and also got a staggering 10 Tony Awards including one for Best Musical.
Along with being a class act in terms of music, the artist makes sure he gives back to the society as much as he can. When he is not touring or recording, he devotes his time and efforts to a number of charities including his own Elton John AIDS Foundation. John has also been a regular at a variety of charity shows and fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation and the Rainforest Foundation.
Along with gaining fame for his music, Elton John also became quite a popular live act because of his attire. He dresses up in over-the-top costumes and funky glasses to create an elaborate look unique only to him. Explaining his look in an interview with W, John said, "I wasn't a sex symbol like Bowie, Marc Bolan or Freddie Mercury, so I dressed more on the humorous side, because if I was going to be stuck at the piano for two hours, I was going to make people look at me."
Awards and Achievements
After nearly 50 years performing music, there are very few awards or accolades Elton John hasn't received. Not only is he in the coveted EGOT club named for performers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award but he was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1994. Oh, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services." No big deal, right? Wrong. It's a VERY big deal, and one that's not lost on John. "I'm the luckiest guy in the world," John said to USA Today in 2012. "It's been a joyride. I have a child, which I thought I'd never have. And my life is a constant delight."
He has won many prestigious awards including the BRIT Award for the Best British Male Artist in 1991; Order of Arts and Letters in France in 1993; Kennedy Center Honor in 2004; BRITS Icon Award in 2013; the Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and many others. Elton John was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music.
The artist currently holds 12 Ivor Novello Awards and five Grammy Awards. He has also received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001 and has had three of his studio albums inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In addition to these, the star has had three Oscar nominations, with one victory in 1995 and one Tony Award win. The list of awards and honors for Elton John are truly endless!
Elton John Tour Tickets
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