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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.

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JoJo Siwa recalls Elton John calling her after she came out: “It was the coolest thing”

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JoJo Siwa opened up about the heartfelt phone call she received from Elton John after coming out. On 20 November, the Rocketman singer held his Farewell from Dodger Stadium concert – which featured guest performances from Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile.

In addition to the star-studded duets, the show also saw an array of celebrities flock to the baseball stadium to attend the grand event – including dancer and social media star Siwa.

In an interview with E! News, the So You Think Can Dance judge expressed her excitement for the concert and gave further insight into her heartwarming friendship with John. “I remember the first time I ever got to meet Elton was backstage at one of his concerts, and I got to talk to him for like 45 minutes.

I was only 15, and that conversation changed my life forever,” she recalled. Siwa also reflected on John calling her the day after she came out and the impactful conversation they shared. “When I came out to the world, he called me like the next day, and I got a random number from the UK, and I was like, ‘Who is calling me from the UK?'” she said. “So I answered, and at the same time, I’m a teenager and this sounds fun. ‘Hello, JoJo darling.

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