1970s rock fans everywhere had an excuse to play one of their favorite Elton John songs on repeat today. John and partner David Furnish announced they were welcoming home their new son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born on Christmas Day. On Twitter, many congratulations and references to other famous John lyrics ensued.

The Guardian was excited about its clever headline for the occassion

You can tell everybody, this is our son: Elton John becomes a father at 63 http://gu.com/p/2m4a3/tfless than a minute ago via twitterfeed


Radio Station Kopr94 marveled at the child's birthday

Sir Elton John has become Daddy Elton John! He is now a proud parent of a baby boy born on Christmas day! How bout that for a xmas present?less than a minute ago via web


Jezebel predicted a fashionable future for baby Furnish-John

Elton John & David Furnish are now parents of a baby boy, who will someday inherit quite the closet. http://bit.ly/foD8TJless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


CNN's Piers Morgan is embarrassed he didn't know about this sooner.

Feel such a fool - Sir Elton never even hinted he was pregnant during our interview.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


CNN Anchor Hala Gorani obviously didn't get the reference.

My producers berated me for getting it wrong RT@shuttersny @HalaGorani Elton John child name is the American Southern pronunciation LEE-Von.less than a minute ago via web


Eric Holmes at The Radio Experience took the opportunity enjoy some classic Elton John

Playing LEVON by ELTON JOHN from the album MADMAN ACROSS THE WATERless than a minute ago via TRE - The Radio Experience