Reginald Kenneth Dwight may not be the name you know him by, but you surely do know him -- Sir Elton Hercules John, that is. Having sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, he's one of the most successful artists of all time and he's not quite finished. Among his greatest achievements was 1997's “Candle in the Wind” which sold more than 37 millions copies making it the top-selling single of all time.
John began pounding the keys at the age of 3 and was playing by ear within a year with formal tutelage starting at age 7. When he was 11, he earned a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he was able to play by ear a four-page Handel composition after hearing it only once. Of his less-than-challenging experience, John once said, "I kind of resente... Read more