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British Singer-Songwriter Known for "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer" & "Your Song;" Subject of 2019 Biopic "Rocketman"

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Elton John is a British singer-songwriter known for songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song.” First coming to prominence in the 1970s, John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, collaborating on over 30 albums.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom he played until 1967. John famously was able to recreate any melody he heard by ear on the piano. He attended the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship for six years, starting at age 11, but dropped out shortly before graduation to pursue a career in rock music.

In 1969, John's debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, his first hit single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and “Billy Elliot the Musical.”

John has received multiple Grammy Awards and Brit Awards, as well as a Disney Legends Award and a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists, and third overall, behind the Beatles and Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a year later he began hosting his annual Academy Awards Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over £300 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005; they married after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014.

In 2018, John embarked on his farewell tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The tour, which began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, included more than 300 stops all over the world. A biopic about John's life from his childhood through the 1980s, Rocketman, was produced by Paramount Pictures and released in May 2019. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who directed Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about John's close friend Freddie Mercury, and stars Taron Egerton as John. John and Egerton performed a new song written for Rocketman, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 2019. In October 2019, John released his first official autobiography, “Me.” As part of his farewell tour, in June 2019, John was presented with France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur, by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Macron called John a "melodic genius" and praised him for being one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community.

John has had epilepsy since the 1980s. It is thought that his severe drug use at the time, particularly of cocaine, triggered the seizures.

In his younger years, John battled bulimia, as well as an eating disorder which consisted of chewing and spitting. He checked himself into a rehabilitation center for cocaine addiction and bulimia in 1990.

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British Singer-Songwriter Known for "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer" & "Your Song;" Subject of 2019 Biopic "Rocketman"

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Elton John Biography

Elton John is a British singer-songwriter known for songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song.” First coming to prominence in the 1970s, John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, collaborating on over 30 albums.

Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom he played until 1967. John famously was able to recreate any melody he heard by ear on the piano. He attended the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship for six years, starting at age 11, but dropped out shortly before graduation to pursue a career in rock music.

In 1969, John's debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, his first hit single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and “Billy Elliot the Musical.”

John has received multiple Grammy Awards and Brit Awards, as well as a Disney Legends Award and a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists, and third overall, behind the Beatles and Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a year later he began hosting his annual Academy Awards Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over £300 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005; they married after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014.

In 2018, John embarked on his farewell tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The tour, which began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, included more than 300 stops all over the world. A biopic about John's life from his childhood through the 1980s, Rocketman, was produced by Paramount Pictures and released in May 2019. It was directed by Dexter Fletcher, who directed Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic about John's close friend Freddie Mercury, and stars Taron Egerton as John. John and Egerton performed a new song written for Rocketman, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," which premiered on BBC Radio 2 in 2019. In October 2019, John released his first official autobiography, “Me.” As part of his farewell tour, in June 2019, John was presented with France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'honneur, by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Macron called John a "melodic genius" and praised him for being one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community.

John has had epilepsy since the 1980s. It is thought that his severe drug use at the time, particularly of cocaine, triggered the seizures.

In his younger years, John battled bulimia, as well as an eating disorder which consisted of chewing and spitting. He checked himself into a rehabilitation center for cocaine addiction and bulimia in 1990.

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  • Elton John - Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, London 1972)
    Elton’s second concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall was an opportunity for him and his band to perform their newly-recorded album Honky...
  • 2013 BBC interview with Elton John on his life and music
  • Elton John BBC Radio 2 In Concert (Interview)

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  • How to book Elton John?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Elton John for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Elton John, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Elton John or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Elton John?

    Booking fees for Elton John, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Elton John, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Elton John?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Elton John for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Elton John for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Elton John or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Elton John or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Elton John is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Elton John for your event is $200,000 and above. Elton John generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Queen Latifah, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elton John for an upcoming event.

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  • Elton John - Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, London 1972)
    Elton’s second concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall was an opportunity for him and his band to perform their newly-recorded album Honky Château in its entirety. This live debut of ‘Rocket...
    2013 BBC interview with Elton John on his life and music
  • Elton John BBC Radio 2 In Concert (Interview)
    Extended Interview: Elton John
    For more arts coverage and for Gwen Ifill's full conversation with Elton John, visit Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ More of Gwen Ifill's conversation with Elton John, who was in...
  • Sir Elton John speaks about Freddie Mercury...
    Elton: "To think of me as he was so ill... that was the kind of person he was..."

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