HOW HE BE­CAME KNIGHT TO RE­MEM­BER

The Weekend Post - - News -

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.

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