Saturday, 14 November 2009

Elton John - singer on Malta's stamp

Malta Post has issued the stamp with background of Elton John , a famous singer on July 2003. His picture depicted the singer in many decades.

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947. John has sold more than 200 million records in his four-decade career and making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 37 million copies, becoming the best selling single of all time. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. His success has impact on popular music and has contributed to the continued popularity of the piano in rock and roll.

Some of the characteristics of John's musical talent and work include an ability to quickly craft melodies for the lyrics of song writing partner Bernie Taupin. In 2008, Billboard magazine placed John at #3 behind only Madonna and The Beatles in the list of the top 100 most-frequently-charting artists in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998.

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