Elton John Lookalike Questions Whether He's Long-Lost Relative Of Music Legend
| Last updated
Everybody loves a good lookalike - or a bad one, for that matter.
If they're good, you can enjoy the weird pleasure of gawping at a celebrity clone - and if they're bad, you can enjoy the weird pleasure of gawping at someone who thinks they're a celebrity clone.
So, without further ado, I bring you the case of apparent Elton John lookalike, Peter Barber.
The 65-year-old writer claims people regularly tell him that he looks like the 'Rocketman' singer, so much so that he's considered the possibility that they could be long-lost relatives.
His theory isn't solely based on the fact their appearances might indicate a genetic link. The pair share a number of connections: Peter's family knew Sir Elton, his wife lived in Pinner Hill Road - the street where Elton grew up - and they share a love of the Hornets.
I mean, if historic spousal proximity and supporting the same football team isn't evidence of a familial link, then I don't know what is.
"Perhaps he is a long-lost half-brother?" the dad-of-three told the Watford Observer.
"I don't remember an older sibling growing up in Watford. However, our lives have crossed frequently.
"In the 1970s my grandfather knew Elton very well and I would visit The Northwood Hills Hotel pub where Elton started his career, but I never attended a gig."
Actual Sir Elton is currently on a 300-plus date worldwide run, due to conclude next year, which will mark his retirement from touring after 52 years on the road.
So far, it has seen him perform across Europe with shows in Milan, Paris and Frankfurt, and he also recently treated fans in London to a career-spanning set when he performed at British Summer Time's Hyde Park music festival.
The 75-year-old said he is 'determined to deliver something truly special' on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
He told the PA news agency: "I honestly believe that they're up there with the best shows I've ever done. Everyone has been cooped up and not seen any live music for quite some time, so I think people are ready for it.
"My fans have been so patient waiting for these shows to come around so I'm determined to deliver something truly special.
"For them to welcome me with such love and energy is wonderful. Also, I've never felt fitter and in better shape. I'm playing for over two-and-a-half hours a night and have so much more in the tank.
"Also, as I'm visiting lots of places for the last time, the shows are really poignant.
"The fans in all these countries have been a huge part of my life and it's an honour to say goodbye with the best shows I've done – ultimately they're hugely celebratory moments."