To celebrate the release of Rocketman we thought we’d compile some of our FAVOURITE facts about Sir Elton John (aka Reginald Dwight) himself!!

There were just so many! I mean .. the man is freakin’ ELTON JOHN!

The wardrobe alone is a fun fact about himself.

But, we rallied and came up with our favourite five:

  1. Elton started wearing glasses to copy one of his idols, Buddy Holly. Eventually his eyes adjusted to them and he’s had to wear glasses ever since.
  2. He’s sold more than 250 million records worldwide and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time (“From Denver To L.A.,” when it hit #1 in every country that it charted).
  3. Speaking of glasses he once revealed that he owns 250,000 pairs of them.
  4. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries. (That means that if you played a concert every day it would take nearly TEN years to catch up!!)
  5. Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts right after the one and only Elvis Presley and The Beatles.

Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton, is out today !!

Check out the trailer (WARNING: singing may incur in those who watch this video)