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Where did the name Elton John come from?

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By 1967, Reg was going by the name ' Elton John '. This was a homage to two members of Bluesology: saxophonist Elton Dean and singer Long John Baldry. His name was legally changed to Elton Hercules John on January 7, 1972. So, it wasn't a photo of John Lennon that gave him the inspiration, like the film suggests.
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