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.
A post shared by Elton John (@eltonjohn)Tributes have been paid around the world to Tina Turner. The iconic singer’s death was announced yesterday.
She was 83.Turner shot to fame in the 1960s along with her then-husband, Ike. The two separated and divorced in the late 1970s.
It later emerged Tina had survived years of domestic abuse at Ike’s hands. She went on to reinvent herself in the 1980s. Her Private Dancer albums sold over 12 million copies and spawned huge hits such as ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’.Many LGBTQ stars have paid tribute to Turner, including Elton John.
The singer duetted with Turner on several occasions. They famously fell out for a few years after a disagreement backstage before a 1999 performance together VH1 Divas Live, but are understood to have later reconciled.“We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers.