Sir Elton Hercules John, CH, CBE is an English singer-songwriter and composer. He is well known for composing several songs for Disney's 1994 animated film, The Lion King, including "Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King", "Be Prepared", "Hakuna Matata", and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", with English lyricist Tim Rice. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" won an Acadamy Award for Best Song and the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Elton also performs popular cover versions of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Circle of Life", and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King".
He is known for many songs, such as "Crocodile Rock," Bennie and the Jets" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", which were also played in the The Muppet Show episode in which he guest starred. Elton also sang "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Minnie Mouse in Totally Minnie and Miss Piggy in his guest appearance on The Muppet Show.
In 1980, during a concert in Central Park, he performed his song "Your Song" dressed as Donald Duck.
John also appeared in Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular.
John's flashy onstage persona partly inspired Dr. Teeth's groovy look. Michael Frith's original sketch for Dr. Teeth has the heading "Leon 'Doctor' Eltonjohn Dontshoot (the Piano Player)".
When asked about their musical influences during an interview to promote The Muppets, Dr. Teeth said, "Personally speakin' I gotta shout out to the great Dr. John, as well as the inestimable Elton John and the inextinguishable Liberace."
He was mentioned in Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!