Elton doodles for dinner

A SOLO musician since he left the group Bluesology more than five decades ago, is Sir Elton John planning to start his own band again?

For I can reveal that he has taken to calling his family ‘the Johnettes’, in the manner of a Sixties pop combo.

Sir Elton took his husband, the film-maker David Furnish, and their two sons, Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, to Da Ivo restaurant in Venice for lunch on Sunday.

And to say thank you to the owner, Giovanni Fracassi, he drew this charming doodle of his family. Next to it, he wrote, ‘Elton John and the Johnettes’. After Zac’s birth, Sir Elton declared: ‘I want music to be a huge part of his life.’

How long before the boys start tickling the ivories?