From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJohn, EltonElton JohnJohn, El‧ton /ˈeltən/ 🔊 🔊 (1947–) a Britishpopsinger and songwriter who was especially successful in the 1970s, and has continued to be popular. He is known for his unusual brightly decorated clothes and glasses. His songs include Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), Candle in the Wind (1974), and I'm Still Standing (1983). His civilpartner is the film director David Furnish. The two men have two sons. The singer's birthname is Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and his official title is Sir Elton John.