John owned Watford F. He is an honorary life president of the club. He met his longtime musical partner Taupin in , after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for artists including Lulu , and John worked as a session musician for artists including the Hollies and the Scaffold. In , John's debut album, Empty Sky , was released. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation , Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical. In , Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of influential musicians of the rock and roll era.
Who Is Elton John?
Elton John's unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the 20th century's biggest music icons. He was musically gifted from a young age, and released his first self-titled American album in , making him a huge international star. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in and knighted in He discovered his passion for music at an early age and taught himself how to play the piano when he was only four years old. Proving to be a great talent, he won a scholarship to a youth program at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
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