By Roza Grigoryan
Elton John is in Armenia…Discovering the famous singer
Famous British rock singer, composer, songwriter and pianist Sir Elton Hercules John is in Armenia. According to NEWS.am, the 71-year-old famous artist is in Yerevan through a charity program of Starkey Hearing Technologies. Upon his arrival in Armenia, Elton John managed to meet with President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sargsyan, and his visit caused a commotion on the Internet. Eritasard.am recommends discovering (or rediscovering) Elton John through this article. After all, President Sargsyan said Elton John might give a concert in Armenia next year.
Who is Elton John?
Elton John is a British rock singer, composer, songwriter and pianist. His real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Throughout his nearly 50-year musical career, he has sold more than 250,000,000 albums, and 52 of his singles have been on the British Top 40. Elton John is 49th on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the world’s top performers. In the 1970s, Elton John was one of the most financially successful performers. Six of his albums have been on the top of Billboard 200, and he has had 23 singles on the American Top 40. One of those singles is the song “Candle in the Wind” (the version dedicated to Princess Diana), which was sold in 37,000,000 copies.
Elton John is also known as a public figure for the struggle that he led against HIV in the 1980s. To this day, Elton John is one of the most successful artists in the United Kingdom.
In March 2017, the world famous singer and his Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) screened the Armenian Genocide film ‘The Promise” during the charity banquet dedicated to the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. “I am excited to announce the release of The Promise, a story of the Armenian Genocide at the outset of World War I. What happened in Armenia was awful. It was wrong. Let’s Keep the Promise to never forget and to promote human rights wherever we are and however we can,” Elton John wrote on his Facebook page in March 2017.
Besides that, Elton John is one of RA President Armen Sargsyan’s close friends, and this close friendship might be to Armenia’s benefit.
In closing, we present some of the famous artist’s popular performances as we wait for Elton John’s concert in Yerevan…