McCann-dle in the wind

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Special Report -

El­ton John has sold more than 300 mil­lion records in his ca­reer, which started when he re­leased his first sin­gle in 1968. Born Regi­nald Dwight, El­ton holds the record for the best sell­ing sin­gle in the his­tory of the UK and US charts. The record was bro­ken with the 1997 ver­sion of Can­dle in the Wind, re­leased as a trib­ute to Princess Diana. He won an Os­car for Best Orig­i­nal Song for ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from The Lion King in 1995, and has picked up scores of other awards and prizes. His first UK num­ber one sin­gle came in 1976 with ‘Don’t Go Break­ing My Heart’ with Kiki Dee. He has had a to­tal of seven num­ber one sin­gles, and more than 50 reached the top 40 He is no stranger to the foot­ball field, and is well known as a life­long Wat­ford fan. He was even chair­man of the club in the 1970s and 80s, lead­ing them to the run­ners-up spot in the first di­vi­sion and the FA Cup fi­nal. His cousin, Roy Dwight, was also a suc­cess­ful foot­baller, scor­ing for Not­ting­ham For­est in a 2-1 win in the 1959 FA Cup fi­nal

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.