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Updated: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:00:00 GMT | By Felicity Thistlethwaite
Happy birthday Elton John

Elton John and Renate Blauel

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On Valentine's Day 1984 Elton John married German recording engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, despite Elton coming out in Rolling Stone magazine as bisexual in 1976.

The singer and his then-wife divorced in 1988.