Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer….who has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967….as they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date….while selling more than 300 million records in his five-decade career…. making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits ….including seven consecutive # 1 US albums….58 Billboard Top 40 singles….27 Top 10….four # 2….and nine # 1. For 31 consecutive years from 1970 – 2000….he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997”….which was rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales….sold over 33million copies worldwide….and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. Elton John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987….and again from 1997 to 2002….as he is an honorary Life President of the club….and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club’s home stadium.
This video rendition of Can I Get A Witness was performed live on the stage of the 1985 Live Aid charity concert.