There are Three Stars Named for Sir Elton John

November 17, 2022

International Star Registry

Elten John

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

Elton John
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

  • Q. Is Elton John holding an International Star Registry Certificate

  • A. Superstar Elton John has Several stars named for him! On March 24, 1997 he received a star in his name for his 50th Birthday called “Elton Hercules John & Bernie Taupin” which he is shown holding his "name a star" Certificate here.
  • Q. Where are Elton John’s Stars recorded?

  • A. The stars named for Elton John are recorded in three different volumes of Your Place in the Cosmos. The first star named is in Volume 4 which was published and copyrighted 1996. Two later stars are recorded in volume 7 which was copyrighted in 1999.
  • Q. My friend is a huge Elton John Fan. Can I name a star nearby?

  • A. Absolutely, you can buy a star kit for your friend near one of Elton’s stars. We can look up the location of any star and find a numbered star nearby for you to name.