Elton was to have married his girlfriend who was an heiress to a pickle company, but John Baldry (who is Sugar Bear) and part of Bluesology Band, talked him out of it. He told Elton he was gay (Elton wasn't sure about his sexuality a that time). He called the wedding off ... his mother and stepfather then came in a van next day to move his stuff (and Bernie;s) back to their flat. That woman is still bitter forty years later.

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