Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Elton John

The Elton John movie “Rocketman” opens today.  So it’s a good time to check out this list of The Top Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Elton John.

  • His birth name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight . . . Mellencamp.

  • “Candle in the Wind” was originally called “Bouncy Flame”.

  • At age three, he started playing the piano by ear.  And not long after, with his hands.

  • His middle name is Hercules, which comes from all the strength he needs to put his giant glasses on.

  • He constantly gets conversion therapy literature mailed to him from Mike Pence.

  • He once hid in a pouch made of skin from underneath Keith Richards’ chin to get through customs without a passport.

  • Sometimes he and William Shatner trade toupees, just to see if anyone notices.

  • Without sequins, most of his outfits would look like Jiffy Lube jumpsuits. 

  • He actually prefers fighting on Tuesday nights.

  • “Tiny Dancer” was inspired by Tom Cruise’s performance in “Risky Business”.

  • He and Elizabeth are engaged in a legal battle over rights to be called the Queen of England.

  • His DNA test came back 40% glitter.