First off, I had NO idea that Elton legally changed his name from Reginald Kenneth Dwight to Elton Hercules John in early 1972. And the story behind the name change which is really cool will be shown in the new Elton John biopic coming out May 31st of this year.
Welsh actor/singer Taron Egerton, who plays Elton said it’s not going to be the traditional biopic but rather: “It’s a fantasy musical, so it’s actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments. He’s not the only character that sings. It’s going to be fun…”
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