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Detail: Winifred Atwell by an Unknown Photographer, c. 1950s Courtesy of Getty Images
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ELTON JOHN

Sir Elton John's music career has spanned four decades. He has sold more than 200 million records, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. In 1992 he set up the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has given out more than £50,000,000 of funding for HIV/AIDS projects in fifty-five countries across the world. In 1998 John was honoured with a knighthood for services to music and charitable services.

John's selection includes:

WINIFRED ATWELL

'Winifred Atwell's piano performances were simply captivating. She showed me what was possible and was a total inspiration.'

Elton John


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