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Elton John gets married in Miami, and Richard Nixon lives!

Sunday 21 September 2003 @ 22:50 - GMT

Elton John got married, to a woman, thundered the Miami Herald on September 19, 2003.

The singer and his bride are calling Miami home. And elton no longer complains of any bad hair days. Not even the tabloids have caught on.

Aw, Elton John is a 26-year-old barber-pianist from the Virgin Islands. His parents, surname John, were overly fond of the English singer. And his name.

They had quite the sense of humour, Elton says. They named his sister Olivia "Newton."

Celebrity pseudo-names abound in South Florida. Check out the phone book.

What's in a name anyway?

''Upgraded hotel rooms, the best seats in the house and never waiting in line,'' says Richard Nixon.

This Richard Nixon is alive, living in Miami Shores and a registered, gasp, Democrat.

''Sure works as a conversation opener,'' says the 48-year-old.