English rock singer-songwriter Elton John is in on October 26, 2016 at 19:30 clock. In his career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history.
John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Having been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996, John received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s.
John has written with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967 when he answered an advertisement for talent placed in a popular UK music publication. The pair have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. John's voice was once classed as tenor; it is now baritone. His piano playing is influenced by classical and gospel music. He used Paul Buckmaster to arrange the music on his studio albums during the 1970s. (With material from: Wikipedia)