November 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Sir Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25th March 1947. At a point in time when he was actually considering to pursue a career in music, his father had tried to encourage him into a more conventional career, like banking. One must have wonder how things would have turned out if Sir Elton John had decided to take his father’s advice and not listen to his own instincts. He started playing the piano at a tender age of three, and in just one year he could pick out a tune just by listening to it. He began to take formal music lessons when he was seven years old.
Ever since young, Sir Elton John has always displayed a natural talent towards music, including the ability to compose melodies and even won a junior scholarship award to the Royal Academy of Music when he was 11 years old. He started performing in a pub at the age of 15, and it was not until he answered an ad several years later that led him to where he is right now. In 1967, he started going by the name ‘Elton John’, in homage to Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. It was also during this time that Sir Elton John started working with Bernie Taupin, a team that is still working together till today.
Sir Elton John first released his first album in 1970, which later saw the first single from that album making its way into the US Top 100. The second single, ‘Your Song’ made the US Top Ten, peaking at number eight and became his first hit single as a singer. The same album later became his first hit album, reaching number four on the Billboard 200 album chart. Over the next few decades, Sir Elton John has released numerous albums, including the Blue Moves album in 1976, which featured the single ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’.
In a successful career that spanned over four decades, Sir Elton John has won 5 Grammy Awards and has sold over 250 million albums worldwide. This legendary star will be coming to Malaysia this 22nd November 2011 at Genting Highland’s Arena of Stars. Entitled the ‘Elton John Band Greatest Hits Tour’, this concert will see Sir Elton John singing together with his long-time band; Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Bob Birch, Kim Bullard and John Mahon. Tickets are priced as below:
VVIP Arena RM 1,380
VIP Arena RM 1,180
VIP Lower Terrace RM 1,180
PS1 Lower Terrace RM 880
PS2 Arena RM 780
PS3 Lower Terrace RM 480
PS3 Upper Terrace RM 480
PS4 Upper Terrace RM 380
For more information, please log on to AirAsia RedTix.com or call 03 8775 4666 for enquiries only.
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