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Top 10 Facts - Elton John
09.11.2015
Fact #1

SIR ELTON HERCULES JOHN, CBE, IS ONE OF THE MOST

Fact #2

ELTON WAS BORN ON MARCH 25,1947, IN DINNER, MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, AND GIVEN THE NAME REGINALD KENNETH DWIGHT.

Fact #3

HE HAS ACHIEVED 37 GOLD AND 27 MULTI—RLATINUM ALBUMS, HAS SOLD MORE THAN 250 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE, AND HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE BIGGEST SELLING SINGLE OF ALL TIME.

Fact #4

HE ACHIEVED SEVEN N91 ALBUMS IN THE THREE—AND—A—HALF-YEAR PERIOD FROM 1972 TO 1975 — A PERIOD OF CONCENTRATED SUCCESS SURRASSED ONLY BY THE BEATLES.

Fact #5

OVER THE FIVE DECADES SINCE HIS CAREER BEGAN IN I969,

Fact #6

IN 2007, ELTON RELEASED ROCKET MAN — THE DEFINITIVE HITS, A SINGLE CD ALBUM THAT FEATURES I8 CLASSIC HIT SONGS.

Fact #7

ELTON IS THE THIRD MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTIST IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CHARTS, BEHIND ONLY ELVIS RRESLEY AND THE BEATLES.

Fact #8

IN ADDITION, THE LION KING STAGE MUSICAL, WHICH ELTON WROTE THE MUSIC FOR, WAS NAMED THE HIGHEST—GROSSING

Fact #9

HE HAS HAD 56 TOP 10 SINGLES IN THE UNITED STATES, A TOTAL SECOND ONLY TO ELVIS PRESLEY.

Fact #10

HE AND BERNIE TAUDIN HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME IN 1992.

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