John, Sir Elton

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John, Sir Elton (1947– ) English rock singer and pianist, b. Reginald Kenneth Dwight. John collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin (1950– ) on albums such as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), and singles “Rocket Man” and “Daniel” (both 1972). In 1997, he sang a revised version of “Candle in the Wind” (1973) at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.