HOW HE BECAME KNIGHT TO REMEMBER
BORN in 1947 in the suburbs of London, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, now known all over the world as Sir Elton John, grew up to become one of the biggest pop stars the world has ever known. Sir Elton started playing piano at the age of three and released his first album in 1969. His music has spanned generations and even those who claim not to be fans will know his work. Your Song,
Crocodile Rock and Can You Feel
the Love are among some of his biggest hits. Sir Elton has written and performed songs for Broadway musicals and Hollywood soundtracks and recently made a cameo appearance in Kingsman 2. Known for his outlandish stage costumes and giant glasses, the 70-year-old was honoured for his contribution to the arts and charity when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on February 24, 1998.
HONOUR: Singer Elton John with husband David Furnish, mum Sheila and stepfather Fred Fairebrother.