One of the most successful artists of all time, Elton John (1947- ) has sold over 300 million records. Ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 greatest artists of all time, his career has taken him from session musician, to recording innovative music written with Bernie Taupin, to film soundtracks, and finally to the Broadway stage. A tireless AIDS activist, he has received a Brits Icon Award for his “lasting impact on British culture”.