Sir Elton John & David Furnish
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British artist Sir Elton John – born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, arose as a pop superstar in the 1970s. 250 million records and 50 Top 40 hits later, John remains one of the music industry’s greatest songwriters. Pictured here, Sir Elton John (R) and his partner David Furnish attend the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey in central London, on April 29, 2011.