Elton John's birth name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

Reginald Kenneth Dwight  legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John in 1972. 

Elton John  received formal piano training at the Royal Academy of Music in London. 

Elton John composed the music for Disney's animated film "The Lion King,". 

Elton John won a Tony Award for Best Original Score for the Broadway musical "Aida,". 

The Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy. 

Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for his contributions to music and his charitable work. 

Elton John was the chairman and president of the English football club Watford FC from 1976 to 1987. 

Elton John is known for his flamboyant and energetic stage performances. 

Elton John is an influential advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has been open about his own journey as a gay man.