Sir Elton John, CH, CBE, may now add three more initials to his CV. The British musician, who often dresses like an Irwin Allen alien, or at least the way Mr. Allen would have dressed aliens if he’d had Sir Elton’s budget, has just become the 19th person to earn the coveted EGOT status: the quadruple crown of the entertainment world. He has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. He is also a Disney Legend, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 and declared a Companion of Honour in 2020.

Elton John has been writing music and performing it for a lot of the stuff we as animation and fantasy geeks love. Here are the awards, and what he won them for:

  • Emmy: Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium won it for 2024, completing the EGO.
  • Grammy: As one of the world’s most popular singer / songwriters, he’s won five Grammies so far: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2022.
  • Oscar: Two so far,1995 “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Disney’s The Lion King and 2020 “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman.
  • Tony: One, for the score to the musical Aida. Aida is, of course, based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera of the same name. Sir Elton wrote the music, with Tim Rice’s lyrics. Linda Woolverton, the scriptwriter for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast (1991), Maleficient (2014), and Maleficient, Mistress of Evil (2019), wrote the script.
President Barack Obama meets with Elton John and his spouse David Furnish during a drop-by in the Oval Office, May 6, 2015. Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant and Senior Director for Development and Democracy were in attendence.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sir Elton’s Music

We have played some of Elton John’s music on SciFi.Radio before and doubtless will do so again. (Our DJs are happy to take requests). ?But if you need to hear his music now, turn down the SciFi.Radio stream so you can listen to these videos.

Sir Elton John is a noted philanthropist and an international advocate for LGBTQ rights. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight March 25, 1957, but he legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John in 1972, after saxophonist Elton Dean and singer Long John Baldry. He’d begun using it as a stage name in the late Sixties.

Congratulations, Sir Elton H. John!

Seriously, man, awesome.

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.