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March 25, 1947 in Pinner
Pinner, United Kingdom
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England on 25 March 1947) is an immensely popular English singer, composer (mostly with lyricist Bernie Taupin) and pianist. In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 250 million records and has over fifty Top 40 hits, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. His 1997 tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, "Candle In The Wind 1997," remains the world's biggest selling and fastest selling single of all time. In 1964, Dwight and his friends formed a band called Bluesology.
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1 year ago
It is a tribute to Australian Rock and Roll musicians. The crocodile is symbolic of Australia. Imagine that the singer is Australian. Then "while the other kids (Americans) were rocking round the clock we (Australians) were hopping and bopping to the crocodile rock" (Australian rock). "Suzie went and left us for some foreign guy". The foreign guy is American. It symbolizes the difficulty in competing with America,
3 years ago
"Rock n Roll" seems to stand as something important, in this case there's a rock band claiming they're here to save Rock'N'Roll which makes sense in a realistic frame; It's about getting over all hardship and dedicate yourself to something that is unique to you, something that has your pure love.