BY MITCHELL COOPER / He’s been doing the Crocodile Rock for a fair spell now, and one thing we know for sure about Britain’s favourite beknighted Rocket Man is that he’s pretty much over life on the road. In his retirement, Sir Elton John will be missed on arena stages across the globe, but two good things remain: his library of soulful, funky hits can never be stripped away from us, and he’s agreed to take on one last mega farewell tour.

Before his glittering tuxedo pants get pressed for the last time, take a moment to get acquainted with some little-known ‘facts’ about the singer-songwriter-Honky Cat extraordinaire. Courtesy of the I Didn’t Know That comedy short series by Manchester-based animation firm Young, you might just pick up a thing or two Sir E. would be keen to learn himself. – Mitchell Cooper

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