Elton John

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Eltons Childhood

We may know Elton John as one of the most successful solo artists of all time,(third to be exact)* but what was Elton's life like before the singing/ songwriting?

  • Elton was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England.
  • Elton today, is 68 years old
  • Reginald Kenneth Dwight is Elton's given name
  • Elton John was born with a natural, given talent, His faily ifrst notoced this talent when Elton was only 3 years old, and he taught himself to play The skaters waltz by ear
  • Since then, Elton has sold over 300 million records/albums, Won Many awards, and is still succeeding to this day.

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Obstacles

Although Elton may seem like he had a very easy, successful life, he has had some struggles in life, just like the rest of us.

For example:


  • Elton, up until he was 29, was keeping a secret from his fans, He came out as bisexual in an interview with Rolling Stones in 1976
  • Later in life,in 1988, Elton admitted to being fully gay after his divorce of a woman(Renate Blauel) and he is now in a happy, gay marriage with a man named David Furnish
  • Another obstacle Elton has faced would be his drug and alcohol problem
  • Elton is now sober, has been for years, but He does admit that the memories of his past addictions still haunt him
  • Elton has also faced many losses in his life, such as his ex- wife, his two close friends, Gianni Versace, and his friend Diana to which Elton rewrote the song "candle in the wind" dedicated to her.
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Overcoming Obstacles

Elton may have had obstacles throughout his life, but he kept a positive attitude throughout it all, and faced the obstacles.

  • Elton kept his head high, and he kept a positive attitude during his coming out, he decided to focus on what was best for him, and he was brave enough to tell the whole world about his orientation.
  • "I wasted a big part of my life on cocaine" Elton once admitted, but 20 years ago, Elton dedicated a part of his life to overcoming this addiction. He kept a positive attitude through it all and overcame this obstacle
  • For many years, Elton has been haunted by his past as an addict.. So rather than moping over the sorrow memories, Elton helps others who have drug problems
  • Such as the famous rapper Eminem. Eminem reached out to Elton to help him out, knowing about his past problems
  • Elton faced many losses in his life, such as few close friends or relatives, this happens to most of us, but for Elton, he kept up a career and somehow turned out to be the third most successful solo-artist in history, even after all of these obstacles.
  • Throughout all of Elton's life, he faced many obstacles that could have brought Elton down, but instead, Elton's attitude stayed high just as the memory of him will.

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