'Top 6 Facts about Elton John'

His Name is Not Really Elton John

Elton John’s real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.

Elton John legally changed his name in 1972.

'Elton’s Middle Name is Hercules'

'Elton John also ditched his given middle name Kenneth in favor of the name Hercules.'

He said that he chose the name after a horse in a popular British sitcom.

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He has charged more than $1 million for the right to perform at your event

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He donates the funds to his Elton John AIDS Foundation, which he created to honor his long-time friend, Freddie Mercury after his death.

'There are Bleachers Named After Him'

In 2014, the Watford Football Club named a set of bleachers after Elton John.

As an avid fan, Elton was once president and chairman of the club.

'He Performed in the Soviet Union'

Despite chilly relations between the Soviet Union and most of the rest of the world, Elton John held eight shows in Leningrad and Moscow in May of 1979.

His Signature Glasses Were Originally a Prop

The glasses were merely a prop, becoming a part of his iconic presence on stage.