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The windows are filthy but the woodburning stove is toasty warm, and the one downstairs room is decorated with animal skulls, plastic trolls, dozens of bongo drums, a homemade harp, faded rugs and a 10ft, three-pronged Hindu ­trident that’s leaning against the back door. He’s right. ‘I’ve been designing a database capable of ­holding the whole world’s data,’ he explains earnestly. The comments below have been moderated in advance.

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But he once played one of Elton’s songs — I think it was Your Song, the best he ever did — and he was brilliant. In concert: Elton John has made millions during his career, ‘I’d never been to Elton’s house, but I was in the area — it’s not exactly difficult to find — so I left my van on the grass verge on the edge of the driveway, went up to the house and explained who I was and that my van had broken down, and that I’d be back soon and to pick it up.’, But when he returned, the van had gone. 'As a kid, my memories of Dad are of him laughing and larking around. It's true that Geoff and Elton have had hugely disparate lives and that they make unlikely siblings – even though their physical resemblance is clear.

The last time Geoff sought help from his brother was, he claims, in 1995, when his battered old Bedford van broke down near Elton’s home in Old Windsor, but he ended up being turned away by the singer’s security men and sleeping rough on the grass verge outside his brother’s enormous mansion. Dad had a big heart and he loved us all equally.

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In Rocketman, Stanley is shown walking out, icy calm, in a homburg and trench-coat without even looking back at his son, who is weeping at a bedroom window.

What I was doing clearly wasn’t really his thing.'. But he said there was nothing wrong with Sir Elton using his superstar status to try to overcome the rules standing in the way of the boy’s adoption. This, says Geoff, does ring true, for Stanley was proprietorial about his records, his toolbox and his favourite green armchair. The magistrates were made aware of Mr Dwight’s family link to Sir Elton, 63.

Geoff Dwight, who lives in Ruthin, North Wales, has only spoken to Elton once since Stanley’s death in 1991. don’t recall [my father] ever coming to see me play live, or talking about music with him. ‘If you ask me,’ says Karen, ‘he flipped his lid.’, Next came the Celtic harps. It means Geoff refutes Elton's long-time claim, almost the opening scene in Rocketman, that Stanley, then a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, came home from a lengthy posting overseas and demanded dinner instead of racing upstairs for a reunion with his son.

You could put them back to back and you wouldn’t know the difference.’. I must have made millions in royalties for him, though it’s not like he needs my help.’. 'I don’t understand because my mum, my dad and me, we all went to see him as his guests in Liverpool,' Geoff told The Mirror.

‘When he did finally call one morning, it was too late: our dad had died the night before.’ It was an awkward conversation. Father-of-two Geoff told Wales on Sunday: “That’s sensible (to have an age limit for adoption) because you have to look at children growing up and the age of their parents.”. And luxury is having logs to burn in the fire: it’s not about ­jetting round the world in a private plane.’. Smooth Breakfast with Jenni Falconer One taste of prison was enough and, determined to go straight, the next ten years were a blur of odd jobs, travelling, dabbling in drugs and religion, and trying to make ends meet.

They’ve been at loggerheads for years. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. 'I remember it because it was the only time Elton came to see us. ‘Elton didn’t come to the funeral — maybe he did us a favour by not coming — the media would have made it all about him if he’d come.’, And that was the last time they spoke.

[Fred later married Sheila. Any physical likeness? Elton, 63, has an ­estimated fortune of at least £160 million, a £7 million mansion in Old Windsor, homes in London, the South of France and America, which he flits between by private jet and Bentley.

The windows are filthy but the woodburning stove is toasty warm, and the one downstairs room is decorated with animal skulls, plastic trolls, dozens of bongo drums, a homemade harp, faded rugs and a 10ft, three-pronged Hindu ­trident that’s leaning against the back door.

Computer engineer and brother of Sir Elton John, Geoff Dwight. When he was 18, he was given a four-year prison sentence for a bungled robbery.

Sir Elton said “he had never really connected” with their dad. Dad had his own swing band, for goodness sake. He went round to his house. A spokesman for Sir Elton declined to comment. He was there when Elton was born and he did not stop caring.'. Both parents remarried, Sheila to a chap called Fred, and Stanley to Edna, whom he met in Port Sunlight in Merseyside, having relocated there for a fresh start after his first ­marriage ended. And sad. The only other time he’s tried to contact Elton, he says, was in 1991, when their father was losing his battle against heart disease. Elton, 63, has an ­estimated fortune of at least £160 million, a £7 million mansion in Old Windsor, homes in London, the South of France and America, which he flits between by private jet and Bentley. He never lied about anything and he and I were close.'. ‘And then he talked about adopting a Ukrainian baby,’ chips in Karen. 'Far from it. So the way in which Elton described his childhood in an interview to Playboy magazine in the mid-70s must have come as a terrible shock to Stanley — something that today Geoff puts down to Elton taking ‘a load of drugs at the time, and not being able to handle his depressing comedowns very well’. He’s not exactly my cup of tea, so only when I have to. Though the pair are no longer in touch Geoff has spoken of how Sir Elton was like a “long lost big brother” when he was growing up.

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