Retronaut is a great spot for a stroll down history lane, and it’s during one of these strolls that I found what can only be described as a fabulous Elton John rocking furs and leopard fedoras. But let’s take a step back.
Here is how the story goes: music talent Reginald Kenneth Dwight was playing the piano at 3 and being awarded a scholarship for the Royal Academy of Music at 11. Basically like all of us. At 20, he started collaborating with songwriter Bernie Taupin, and one year later he became the protagonist of this photo shoot with an extreme 60s flair — it was 1968, so nothing weird there.
The reason why the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight doesn’t ring a bell is because Dwight became Elton John in order to honor the former members of his teenage band — Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.