Elton John

Topics: Elton John, Long John Baldry, Bernie Taupin Pages: 4 (1663 words) Published: January 1, 2006
On March 25th, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England a child was born. His name? Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but we know him as Elton John. Reginald was born a musician. How do I know this? Look at him! At age three Reginald began learning Piano and it really got him far when he was eleven. Reginald received a scholarship to the Royal Music Academy. Elton studied at the academy for a while. Then sometimes in the sixties Reginald began a band named "Bluesology." "Bluesology's" main members were Reginald Dwight, Elton Dean, and Long John Baldry. "Bluesology" became quite famous in '65 but Reginald broke up the band to start his solo career. Reginald knew that his name wasn't suitable for the music Biz sp he changed his name to Elton John. His new name, Elton John, came from the first name of previous band mates Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. At the start of Elton's solo career he recorded to major things: "Lady Samantha" and his first album "Empty Sky." "Lady Samantha" was never a huge Hit and "Empty Sky" was greatly reviewed but was poorly sold. These two failures made Elton start to regret some things about his past, but his luck changed when Elton released the self-titled album "Elton John." This album included the Hit song "Your Song." In this research paper I will explain the recording experience of Elton's self-titled album "Elton John," The meaning of Elton's Hit song "Daniel" and how it resembles Elton's other Hit song "Levon," I will describe some of Elton's famous outfits and how they affected his life and career, I will also talk about some charities Elton has given to and how his charitable soul helped him receive the honor of being knighted, and I will also talk about why Elton had throat surgery and how it affected his career and singing. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me..." I don't think Elton should worry about that. In 1967 Elton released his first album "Empty Sky." This album was more of a failure than a success and Elton knew that. This is...
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