Next month Elton John will join the ranks of
Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Laurence
Olivier and Alec Guinness, when he is
knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
The entertainer's long career in pop and his tireless efforts to
raise money for charity are cited as the deciding factors to bestow
upon him Britain's highest honor .
The knighthood solidifies John's current image as a crusader for
those in need — especially working with people living with
John is currently riding high on the charts due to his tribute
to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind
'97," which has grossed more than $32 million for the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. In his career John has produced 30 smash hits including "Rocket Man," "Crocodile Rock," "The Bitch is Back" and "Bennie and the Jets."