Elton John is one of the most famous artists of 20th and 21st centuries. He is a singer, a piano player, and a composer. Elton John was nominated for Grammy awards over 30 times and won 5 of them. He also holds a Tony Award and an Academy Award. Elton is mostly famous for his hits “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Something About The Way You Look Tonight”, and “Sacrifice”.
Elton John started playing the piano when he was just 4 years old. He was an extremely talented boy, who managed to play virtually any melody. When he turned 11, he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he studied for 6 years.
In 1960, John and his friends established a group The Corvettes. A year later, the band changed its name to Bluesology. John and his band performed in bars during the night and worked on the music during the day.
In 1967, Bernie Taupin and Elton John recorded their first song Scarecrow. Later they started writing songs for other artists. In 1968, they released a single “I’ve Been Loving You” and “Lady Samantha”. The songs weren’t successful but received good reviews.