Elton John Elton and Bernie 1968 Rocketman , the story of Elton John is due in theatres May 31 Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947 in London, England. Surrounded by music at an early age he learned to play on his grandmother's piano. The young Reginald could play back anything he heard including complex classical compositions. His music career started with his band 'Bluesology' but really began gaining traction when he met Bernie Taupin at Liberty Records, writing songs for people like Roger Cook a noted British songwriter and recording artist who co-wrote " Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) " by the Hollies. His first release as Elton John is now a very rare song " I've Been Loving You " Written entirely by Elton but he gave Bernie songwriting rights to help him establish his publishing credit. He has gone on to become the fifth best selling artist (alb
A blog about cover songs. Much about the 50's thru 70's and beyond. Blues, Rock, and Country focus with a bit of everything in between. Artist profiles, song profiles and theme's with cover songs being the central focus.