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/tf
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?
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/foD8TJ
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.
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.
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 WATER