The original “Rocket Man” deserves to have his name written in the stars! Elton John was born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, a suburb of London in the United Kingdom. Anyone can buy a star certificate and have their star located in the same constellation a s the "rocket-man."
Sir Elton John is a British singer, pianist and composer. His first album was recorded in the UK in 1969, but not released in the US until 1975. His second album, Elton John, was released in 1970 and became a breakout hit. It included some of the most well-known songs of all time, including Your Song, Take me to the Pilot, and Border Song.
He has carried the nickname “Rocket Man” since 1972, the year the song hit the airwaves. In 1972 he also legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John. Hercules is, of course, the constellation of the Hero.
From there, his career launched skyward. Along with selling more than 300 million records, he has found success on Broadway, composing the music score for the Tony award-winning hit “Billy Elliot” and pre-Broadway show premiering in Chicago “The Devil Wears Prada.”
Elton John's unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the 20th century's biggest music icons. He was musically gifted from a young age and released his first self-titled American album in 1970, making him a huge international star. Some of his chart-topping hits include "Crocodile Rock," "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Candle in the Wind."
Superstar Elton John has Several stars named for him! These include a star named “Elton Hercules John & Bernie Taupin” on his 50th Birthday. Other stars include “Sir Elton John” received on March 25, 1999, and “Elton John” received December 25, 1993!
Elton is a Grammy winner, Academy Award winner, and a Tony winner, and only needs an Emmy win next to gain the coveted “EGOT” status.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and knighted in 1998.
Elton Hercules John & Bernie Taupin
Hercules RA 18h 3m 55.00s D 40° 4' 0.00"
March 24, 1997
Lacerta RA 22h 1m 57.00s D 40° 39' 0.00"
December 25, 1993
Sir Elton John
Cepheus RA 21h 21m 52.58s D 60° 50' 7.96"
March 25, 1999