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Elton John

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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is a British singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, John has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elton John has received more than 42,504,657 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Elton John is the 11th most popular musician (up from 16th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 109th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Musician.

Elton John is a singer and songwriter who is most famous for his music. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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  • 43M

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  • 75.78

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  • 89

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Elton John ranks 11 out of 2,662Before him are Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Leonard Cohen. After him are Clara Schumann, Paul McCartney, Leopold Mozart, Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, and Ray Charles.

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Among people born in 1947, Elton John ranks 7Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, and David Bowie. After him are Brian May, Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, Dilma Rousseff, and Mario Draghi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 84 out of 7,765Before him are John Dee (1527), David Bowie (1947), Mary Shelley (1797), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Moore (1927), and Maggie Smith (1934). After him are Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), Edward V of England (1470), Alan Rickman (1946), Roger Bacon (1220), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Elton John ranks 2Before him are John Lennon (1940). After him are Paul McCartney (1942), Brian May (1947), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).

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