How Well Do You Know Elton John?
Did you know Sir Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight? If so, this quiz has your name written all over it. Actually, all the questions are about Elton John. Participation in this “Rocket Man” rendezvous requires zero astronaut experience. Expansive knowledge of Elton’s career fuels quiz takers to the top. You’ll be tested on Elton’s discography, famed musical partnership, influences, inspirations, and the circumstances surrounding career highlights. Don’t worry about memorizing Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John’s name, though— for learning purposes, that’s Elton’s second child. You won’t need to become a renowned pianist or adhere to a dress code of eccentric eyewear, equally crazy jackets, and high platform boots.
Unlike Elton’s fashion sense, our quiz might be quite simple. Now that it’s done, we hope you don’t mind we put down in words how wonderful trivia is when you’re in our world! If you recognize that’s a wordplay on “Your Song,” this is definitely your quiz!
Sir Elton Hercules John enjoys almost unparalleled success as a singer, pianist, and songwriter. He blends pop, rock, and occasionally country ingredients for a unique musical concoction that has remained a potent recipe for success over a span of six decades. Elton wraps his talent in showmanship for a complete package. He is known for extravagant outfits and charismatic spontaneity during live performances. Generations accept that package without return.
Widespread sales estimates place Elton in the top five highest-selling artists of all time. Supreme skill and success made him a guaranteed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1994. He even played a role in the rock opera movie Tommy. The performance failed to capture an Oscar, but Elton has won an Academy Award for Best Original Song twice.
Outside of the entertainment world, Elton is well-known for AIDS advocacy, as evidenced by the Elton John Aids Foundation. He's also been a strong supporter for gay marriage, and he is married to David Furnish.