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John Lennon and Elton John : Two English Music Icons

Updated on June 23, 2013

John Lennon and Elton John : Two English Music Icons

In this hub I will feature two of my favorite English singers who gave joy, fun, entertainment to the world, Elton John and John Lennon -- the two English music icons. There are thousands of talented English people from scientists, poets, philosophers, painters, people who have been the "frontiers of knowledge" and much of what is called the great English tradition.

Every 23rd of April, the English people celebrate the day of their patron saint -- St George and like other parts of UK, English people have traditions and customs that goes with it. England has been known for the many things, customs, traditions, music and a legacy which make them a country with a great honor and tradition.

John Lennon and Elton John -- the two English music icons

Elton John and John Lennon are two of their musicians which I like and everybody consider them an icon on their own genre. Come and join me in celebrating these two icons. This is the story and music of John Lennon and Elton John -- the two English music icons.

John Lennon

John Lennon and Elton John : Two English Music Icons

For me John Lennon is an icon topnotch not only to the English people but throughout the whole world. He didn't live to see that after three, four, five decades and beyond, after he first sang a song, his songs are still popular and is saleable. He is still alive in the memory of his followers. I like John Lennon because of his song "Imagine" which should be our theme song for peace and that song should be the theme song around the world. He also sang a lot of beautiful songs with or without the Beatles. I love the fact that he loves a woman -- Yoko Ono and he shows it in his actions, songs and writings. He loves her and he is the best example of a true man in that sense -- an English gentleman, a singer, writer, rock musician, author and an activist -- world class.

  • He formed one of the best rock in the world of music -- The Beatles -- formed one of the most influential and successful songwriter partnerships of the 20th century
  • He was responsible for 27 Hot singles who is always on the top 100 List of Hot Singles
  • Lennon's album sales in the US stand at 14 million units.
  • In 2002, respondents to a BBC poll on the !00 Greatest English man and he is voted 8th place
  • In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Lennon #38 on its list of "The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time" and while the The Beatles were ranked number one.
  • He was also ranked fifth greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2008.
  • In 1987, he was posthumously inducted into the songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987
  • In 1994 John Lennon was Included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame World
  • Activist and promote peace
  • Lover and a true English gentleman married to Yoko Ono -- his lady love

Birthdate : 9 October 1940, Liverpool, England UK

Died : 8 December 1980 (aged 40), New York, New York, US

Elton John

Elton John : English Music Icons

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist and is considered one of the greatest English singer of all time. Elton John was an all time favorite of many people including me, I like his song about Lady Di in her funeral, Candle in the Wind -- that song give me shiver every time it is played. I like Lady Di as well, a true English rose.

Highlights of Elton John's career:

  • Elton John is an activist fighting for LGBT rights and HIV- AIDS awareness
  • In his almost five decades decades singing career, Elton John sold more than 250 million records, thus making him one of the most successful artists of all time.
  • His single -- the song in which he gave the dedication to Lady Di in 1997 " Candle in the wind" sold over 37 million copies, becoming the best selling single of all time.
  • Elton John has more than 50 Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums -- 56 Top 40 Singles -- 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits -- nine No. 1 hits.
  • Elton John has won five Grammy awards, Academy award, Golden Globe and Tony award
  • In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time,
  • In 1994 Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him as the most successful male solo artist on "The Billboard Hot Top 100 All- Time Artist

Birthdate : 25 March 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight; name change occurred in 1972


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    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      You are so lucky to have met Elton John in person, that is wonderful, They are my favorite, everybodys favorite I suppose. Thank you earnest,

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      9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Two of my favourites too! I have "John Lennon in his own write" A little book of nonsense that John wrote that is great fun.

      I had the pleasure of meeting Elton John in the street where I lived!

      He was visiting Ian "Molly" Meldrum of "Countdown" fame who lived opposite me in Prahran.

      He was very sweet to the kids playing cricket in the street and very friendly to me as well.

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      Thank you Ann!

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      Hi Ron, I see you there, Thank you! Maita

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      Thank you Pam,

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Definitely two great singers. good hub.

    • a2z50 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great Hub ! Yea Yea Yea (From The Beatles).Very cool work .These are a couple of my favs.

      Thank you !


      As Always Also Rprcarz50

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      Ann Nonymous 

      9 years ago from Virginia

      Good hub and tribute, alexandria! Indeed they are exceptional musicians! Well done!

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      Thank you Sandy!

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      hi kowality, they are my fav too, thank you,

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I never seen anyone write about the two together before. These are two talented men. Great hub.

    • kowality profile image


      9 years ago from Everywhere

      These are 2 of my all time favorites. This hub is a wonderful tribute to both Johnny's.I got a chance to see Elton live in Portland. What a treat. Thank You for this hub!!


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