Sir Elton Hercules John was educated in the Royal Academy, thanks to a scholarship that obtained in this institution at the age of 11 years that left six years later to dedicate itself to pop music. As of 1964 it began to collaborate with local groups like Bluesology, where John Baldry knew the singer. As tribute to him and the saxofonista Elton Dean adopted the stage name of Elton John
In the Sixties it participated in several groups, but without too much success. Until in 1967 it knew the letrista and poet Bernie Taupin. Together they achieved its first great success in 1970 with the album "Elton John" by the song "Your Song". In 1971 four albums between the ten first of the lists of the United States were placed simultaneously, something that did not happen from the Beatles. Also in that same Elton year it began to develop a galloping alopecia that would later lead years to him to the wig use.
The Seventies were the one of its consecration as authentic star, began to act adorned with outlandish disguises and other usandolos adornments characteristic of glam rock in multitudinal concerts. At that time it was great successful like Crocodile Rock (1972), Candle In The Wind (1973) Bennie And The Jets (1973) and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (1974). Between 1972 and 1975, seven of their discs entered the first positions of the lists of British sales.
In 1975 it participated in the Tommy film, directed by Ken Russell and written by Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who. By that time I scandalize to the public opinion with certain declarations on its homosexualidad.
When entering the decade of 1980, left of side temporarily its relation with Taupin in addition to that moderated its image and its music, doing it more melódica. It already produced new successes like "Ím Still Standing" and Little Jeannie but with less frequency, and its private life also lived some problems. The 14 of February of 1984 contracted marriage with the engineer of sound Renata Bauer.
In 1985 July, Elton John participated in the concert Live Aid made in the Wembley Stage of London in that also they were David Bowie, Sting, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Queen, among others.
In 1990 it deeply affected the death to him by AIDS of a hemophilic friend his, Ryan White. After the funeral it confirmed to be to treatment to surpass his addiction to the alcohol, the drugs and bulimia. On 1992 it founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation, one of the greater nonlucrative organizations for the eradication of the AIDS, to which singles decided to destine all the benefits of his.
Elton John already renewed and more sober achieved a new success in 1994 with its participation in the sound track of King Leon in collaboration with Tim Rice. Also it gained a Grammy and an Oscar.
The murder of their friend Gianni Versace and the death in traffic accident of his also friend Morning call of Wales supposed for Elton a strong blow in 1997. It achieved a full success with his tribute to princess Diana, with the Candle subject in the Wind, that broke all the records and turned out to be single more sold in the history of music.
The following year Horseman of the Order of the British Empire was named later received a honorary Grammy by his musical trajectory. In 2001 he recorded once again with his letrista of head Bernie Taupin, Songs From the West Coast followed in the 2004 album number to him 43 of his race Peachtree Road. In December of 2005, Elton John contracted marriage with its pair of 12 years ago the director of Canadian cinema David Furnish, when entering use the new British law of homosexual civil unions.