Though it’s true Sir Elton copied the identify of his bandmate, Elton Dean, to give you his first identify.
He advised Rowan Atkinson in 1991: “I was in a band, and I needed to develop into a singer in my very own proper, and I needed to decide on a reputation.
“And the saxophone participant within the band was referred to as Elton, so I selected that identify.”
However, his final identify is just not believed to have come from John Lennon, and the second within the film is extra seemingly a tribute to the Beatles star.
In truth, the band which Sir Elton started his life, Bluesology, was the assist act for performer Long John Baldry, which is believed to be the place his surname got here from.