Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
Gaysians are having what is hopefully more than a moment in the spotlight. After decades of not seeing queer Asian Americans in big, splashy roles, Fire Island, from writer and star Joel Kim Booster and director Andrew Ahn, hit me like a boozy punch at an afternoon tea dance.
Co-starring Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Yang and inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the rom-com showcases queer Asian American characters who are snide and funny, sad and tender, multidimensional rather than stereotypes or second bananas.
And it’s part of a swelling tide.Colorful and complex queer Asian characters have been storming the gates of Hollywood, with momentum that has surged over the past few years.