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Elton John legally changed name to boost music career

Born Reginald Dwight, Elton John opted for a legal name change via Deed Poll to create a catchy stage name better suited for a pop career. After years building fame as Elton John, he changed his name again by deed poll in 1972, tweaking it to Elton Hercules John. His name changes allowed him to craft his public image and become an iconic pop superstar.

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