How Elton John Became Global Icon Despite Dark Past With Addiction

Early Beginnings

Elton John was actually born with the name Reginald Dwight. Affectionately known as ‘Reg’ and ‘Reggie’ by family members growing up, he was the only child to mother Sheila and father Stanley. Elton’s childhood was far from conventional — particularly as it related to his father.

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