JOHN, (SIR) ELTON HERCULES (1947- )
British singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John has sold over 300 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
SP – Signed Photograph: In-person signed 8″x10″ black and white concert image, acquired in person London during the farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, 2018. Very boldly signed in blue marker pen. Professionally double matted and rich black and silver and accompanied by mint UK commemorative stamps. Encased in museum conservation glass and a black lacquer frame. Stunning display piece. Authentic Elton John material is somewhat uncommon.
John is acclaimed by both critics and fellow musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s and for his lasting impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.
Sir Elton has had more than 50 Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including nine number ones in the UK and Us, as well as seven consecutive number-0ne albums in the US. His tribute single Candle In The Wind 1997, a rewritten version of his 1974 single in dedication to the late Princess Diana of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling chart single of all time.
In 2021, Sir Elton became the first solo artist with UK Top 10 singles across six decades.
He is also noted for his humanitarian activity. In 1992 he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation which has raised millions for AIDS research and direct patient care.