Despite being a musician himself, former Royal Air Force officer Stanley Dwight discouraged his son Reg from a musical career. After his parents divorced and his mother remarried, Reg’s new stepfather, Fred Farebrother, was more supportive. By the time Reg moved out of Sheila and Fred’s apartment in 1971, he had changed his name to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm].
At the time Elton moved out of the family home, he was also an international star with several hit albums under his belt. Here’s a track from one of them.
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