Elton John Autographs and Autograph Examples

Elton John Autographs and Autograph Examples

Elton John Autographs and Autograph Examples

 

A British singer, pianist and composer who was one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. Along with selling more than 250 million records he has found success on Broadway, composing the music score for the Tony award winning hit ‘Billy Elliot’ (2008).

 

Who Is Elton John?

Born on March 25, 1947, in England, Elton John’s unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the biggest music icons of the 20th century. He excelled in music from a young age, and released his first self-titled American album in 1970, making him a huge international star. Some of his most famous hits include “Crocodile Rock,” “Philadelphia Freedom” and “Candle in the Wind.” He also found success on Broadway, composing the score for Billy Elliot (2008), which went on to win 10 Tony Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and was knighted in 1998.

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Elton John Autograph from Early 70’s

 

Later examples of autographs.

 

Husband and Children

John married his longtime partner David Furnish in a civil ceremony on December 21, 2005 — the same day the Civil Partnership Act 2004 went into effect. With the help of a surrogate, the couple welcomed their first son; Zachary Furnish-John, in December 2010, and welcomed their second child, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, in January 2013. Furthermore, nine years after their civil ceremony, on December 21, 2014; the couple wed after laws allowing gay marriage took effect the same year in Britain.

 

 

Songs

As one of the top acts of the 1970’s, John became equally famous for his live shows. He dressed in fabulous, over-the-top costumes and glasses for his elaborate concerts. In an interview with W, John explained that “I wasn’t a sex symbol like Bowie, Marc Bolan or Freddie Mercury, so I dressed more on the humorous side, because if I was going to be stuck at the piano for two hours, I was going to make people look at me.”

In 1976 John hit the top of the charts again with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” his duet with Kiki Dee. He soon decided to take a break from music; focusing his energies on his soccer team that he co-owned in England. Around this time, Elton John autographs also publicly announced that he was bisexual (he later came out as a gay man). Additionally, At the time, Elton John autographs and memorabilia was ridiculed and taunted for his sexuality. The controversy died down, and he made a triumphant return to music in 1979 with the album A Single Man.

 

‘Candle in the Wind 1997’

While he enjoyed all of the recognition and praise, he soon found himself rocked by grief. During the summer of 1997, John lost two good friends — fashion designer Gianni Versaceand Princess Diana. He reworked one of his classic songs, “Candle in the Wind,” as a tribute to Princess Diana, with the song’s proceeds going to a charitable trust established in her honor. “Candle in the Wind 1997” proved to be a tremendous success, selling more than 30 million copies that year.

 

 

On January 24, 2018, Elton John autographs announced that he would retire from the road after his planned Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, set to kick off that September. “My priorities have changed,” he said, citing his desire to spend more time with his husband, David, and their kids. “In 2015, David and I sat down with a school schedule … I don’t want to miss too much of this.”