Elton Hercules John, is an English singer, songwriter, and composer. His voice was once classed as tenor; it is now baritone. His piano playing is influenced by classical and gospel music. John's original name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The name Elton comes from Elton Dean, a Bluesology sax player. John comes from Long John Baldry, a British R&B singer and founder of Blues Inc. As a child, John didn't need glasses, but wore them anyway to look like Buddy Holly. They damaged his eyes so much that he was soon forced to wear them. Elton John's "Million Dollar Piano" that he plays in concert features more than 60 LED video screens. It took Yamaha almost four years to make and weighs 220 stone.