Elton John is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time. Elton John, who is recognised for his soulful and unorthodox compositions and performances, has had a tremendous impact on the music industry and has paved the way for a large number of comparable performers.
At age seven, he began taking regular lessons, and at age eleven, he was offered a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His father, a veteran, strove in vain to steer him away from a route that was less conventional, such as banking.
Warner Bros. signed Elton and Taupin to a $39 million, 12-year contract in 1992. It was the largest cash advance in music history. In 1994, he composed The Lion King’s music, which received a Grammy for Best Song and sold 15 million copies.
Elton is one of the most astute art collectors in the world. His art collection may be valued at $200 million on the right market. His collection consists of works by Mapplethorpe, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, and Damien Hirst, among others. Elton sold 70 photographs for $900,000 in 2004. H
During the years 1984 to 1988, he was married to the German recording engineer Renata Blauel. In 1993, he came out of the closet after a period of time and established a relationship with the filmmaker David Furnish. In 2005, they entered into a civil partnership to formalise their relationship.