HE'S one half of one of the biggest celebrity couples in the world, but how much do you know about David Furnish? We've got the lowdown on the Candian filmmaker who is married to Elton John... Who is David Furnish and what's his background? David Furnish was born in 1962 in Toronto, Canada. His father, Jack Furnish, was a director at a pharmaceutical company and he is the middle of three brothers. David graduated from university in 1985 after studying business administration. He was later recruited by advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, where he was transferred to London and transferred to the company's board. He since transferred his talents to film making, famously directing Elton John documentary Tantrums & Tiaras in 1997, as well as producing Pride and Predator in 2009 and Gnomeo & Juliet in 2011. He also serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS charity and is a contributing editor to Tatler and a regular columnist for GQ. How long has David Furnish been with … [Read more...] about Who is David Furnish? Elton John’s husband who has two children with the legendary singer
The 71-year-old singer is set to take to his piano to serenade the royal couple – who will tie the knot on Saturday (19.05.18) – nearly 21 years after he played ‘Candle in the Wind’ at the funeral of Harry’s mother Princess Diana. Sources close to the ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker told TMZ it is unclear whether he will perform at the church ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, or at their reception, which will be held at St George’s Hall. Elton initially had Las Vegas shows booked for this weekend but he pulled out of them months ago due to a “scheduling conflict”. Just last month, the legendary singer – who attended the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine in April 2011 – admitted he would love to perform for Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, but claimed he was yet to receive an invite to the nuptials. He said: “If they asked me to – but I haven’t been asked to the wedding yet. … [Read more...] about Sir Elton John to perform at royal wedding
ELTON John will reportedly perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on Saturday - 21 year after singing at Princess Diana's funeral. The 71-year-old singer is a close friend of the Royal family and attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. It's unclear whether he'll be playing the piano during the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor or performing at the reception later in the evening, according to TMZ. The Sun exclusively revealed in February that Elton had quietly cancelled two of his Vegas shows - freeing him up for the weekend of the Royal Wedding. He was due to play concerts at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 but is now expected to head to Windsor with his partner David Furnish. Speaking to executive editor Dan Wootton in January, the Rocket Man singer was coy and said "no one has been asked" to the wedding, yet. What we know so far... The complete timeline of Meghan Markle and … [Read more...] about Elton John ‘to perform at the Royal Wedding’ 21 years after singing at Princess Diana’s funeral
ELTON John is a well-loved and world-famous English singer, who has a back catalogue of work dating back over 50 years. The icon has announced he is retiring from touring but first he is off on a 300-show world tour - here's what we know about the superstar... How old is Elton John? Elton John is a 71-year-old singer/songwriter responsible for some of the most well-known pop songs in music history. These include Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Your Song, Tiny Dance, and Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting). Starting life as a pianist in a pub at the age of fifteen, his career in the spotlight has spanned over half a century. He was born Reginald "Reggie" Dwight, but adopted the stage name Elton John when he started performing professionally. The name is a combination of saxophone player Elton Dean, and blues singer Long John Baldry. He has had a long-term professional collaborator in songwriter Bernie Taupin, who has been credited for many of Elton's hits. Elton is a … [Read more...] about How old is Elton John, what’s his net worth, who is his husband David Furnish and what are his most famous songs?
TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the second biggest single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The single became … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?