Surprising facts about Elton John that you may not have known

"More than anything, I wanted to be a good husband. But I denied who I really was, which made my wife sad and I felt great guilt and regret.

What You Didn't Know About Elton John - Little Known Facts About the Beloved Musician

The Rocketman Movie was originally presented as a musical fantasy by Dexter Fletcher - neither creator called the blockbuster about a unique life Elton John biographical film. However - the motion picture does contain many facts about the musician that even devoted fans may not have known!

Dedicated to key moments in the life of the legendary artist - today we decided to remember little known details about John, based on the plot of the film.

His father was in the Royal Air Force and was often absent

Elton John's Parents
Elton John's Parents

Stanley Dwightplayed in the film by the famous British actor Stephen McKintoshHe was in the Royal Air Force. We see him come home on leave, but... his relationship with his son apparently leaves a lot to be desired. It's quite complicated and dry...

By the way: John's mother, Sheilaplayed by Bryce Dallas Howardwas more supportive, encouraging her son's early love of rock 'n' roll.

"I Want Love" describes a family scene from the '50s

Elton John
Elton John

In 2001, Elton received a nomination for a Grammy Award and made the top ten in the UK with the song "I Want Love.", a powerful ballad from the album Songs From The West Coast!

As a prime example of how the film "Rocketman" creates a unique timeline illustrating the life of a star, the song becomes ensemble pieceshared by young Elton's family at their home in Middlesex. It's a very emotional and atmospheric scene that's fun to watch...

His grandmother was his inspiration

Shot from the movie "Rocketman"
Shot from the movie "Rocketman"

Despite the fact that as a child Elton was brought up mainly by his mother, his Ivy's grandmother played a big role in his grandson becoming a musician. They had a close relationship, largely because of his father's busy schedule.

Ivy was the only the person who inspired the future idol to preserve his early love for the piano. In the film episodes with her (played by the actress Gemma Jones) are especially sweet and emotional.

The Meaning of Ray Williams

Elton John
Elton John

The film pays decent attention to a vital role, a man who played a tremendous role in Elton's career! And that person was. Ray Williams, music producer and head of the A&R department at Liberty Records: in 1967, he placed a fateful ad in the New Musical Express, to which John and his future fellow songwriter responded Bernie Topin.

Williams gave Elton (then Reginald Dwight) a collection of texts written by Topin. Neither of them won the contest, but John wrote music to Topin's lyrics, which he then mailed to Topin. This began the story of their of dizzying cooperation!

He met his wife Renata Blauel in the studio

Elton John and Renata Blauel
Elton John and Renata Blauel

Renata Blauelplayed by Celinda SchoenmakerShe was a sound engineer. They met Elton in the studio when he was going through bad times - alcohol addiction, addiction to illegal substances, depression...

Their wedding in Australia in 1984 is part of the movie. Alas, the couple divorced in 1988, and shortly thereafter John announced that he liked exclusively by men

"More than anything, I wanted to be a good husband. But I denied who I really was, which made my wife sad and I felt great guilt and regret.

The movie shows a heated argument between Elton and Bernie, but in real life they never quarreled

Elton John and Bernie Topin
Elton John and Bernie Topin

In "Rocketman." There are episodes that show the altercations between Elton and Bernie. As the artist himself confessed, sometimes there was indeed "a spark between them," but it never had time to flare up. Most of the time, everything ended peacefully, because neither of them pursued the goal of conflict:

"We had some arguments, but they were mostly about my outlandish stage costumes. We never fought, despite all the ridiculous heresy we went through! That's why we've been working together for so long..."

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