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Elton John’s new baby “likes to be sung to”

1295294410_elton-furnish-290Elton John has a new singing gig – for a tiny audience of one.

John and David Furnish debuted images of their son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John in Us magazine and say they’ll donate the proceeds of the deal to charity.

“I’ve never felt anything like it in my life,” John told the magazine. “You’re so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing.  will never forget that experience ever.”

Added Furnish:  “He’s a content little guy. He just loves to be nurtured, cuddled, and sung to.”

If the kid likes music he’s in the right place! “Hold me closer, tiny dancer…”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

35 comments Add your comment

Bwana

January 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

First?! What a lucky little guy. I hope he’s got musin in his genes like his daddy.

Music Fan

January 18th, 2011
4:25 pm

….that baby is gonna be confused…

Kia

January 18th, 2011
4:35 pm

Verlie Mae Hobgood, Social Circle

January 18th, 2011
4:42 pm

Sodom & Gomorrah revisited !

With Obama we got more “change” than anyone expected !

Sue

January 18th, 2011
4:43 pm

What an awesome little guy.

Herb

January 18th, 2011
4:43 pm

Guess I missed something, but who is the Mom and who is to Dad? Remember, back in the 70’s, Willis the Guard on Quixie announced that he had heard that Elton John was a bicycle?

SLP

January 18th, 2011
4:57 pm

Congratulations to Elton and David, you will be wonderful parents to this little guy. Ignore the haters, they will reap what they sow.

Just Wondering

January 18th, 2011
5:21 pm

SLP, what are people hating? Haters usually means,to speak bad of someone because of jealously and envy. I really don’t think anyone is jealous or envious of Mr. John and Mr. Furnish. But anytime some ones says anything negative about the homosexual lifestyle, they are now depicted as hate mongers, or homophobic. Please, sin is sin. They need to turn their lives over to Jesus and be set free, just like the adulterer, the crack head, or any person who is caught up in a sinful lifestyle.That’s not said out of hate, but love. Telling the truth, instead of celebrating perversion.

guy

January 18th, 2011
5:55 pm

Just Wondering is right but it’s not cool now to try and tell others about their sick, sinful lifestyle. We can legislate morality but we can’t legalize sin. We are all sinners but same sex marriage is sick and 100% wrong.
Enjoy it while you can,but ????????

john

January 18th, 2011
6:08 pm

who cares if two people of the same gender get married? it’s not anyone’s business but their own. there are plenty of traditional man\woman marriages that have resulted in children being murdered or abused mentally\physically, so who cares if two homosexuals want to raise a child with love and compassion. there are way too many other things in this world to be concerned about than this.

Ellen

January 18th, 2011
6:21 pm

Just Wondering,

Selective choosing which ancient customs to still consider sinful is born of ignorance and a need to be more correct than someone else. Remember women were once considered chattel. And it is a biblical sin to touch anything made of pigskin (football, anyone?)

Why don’t you try loving kindness for a change? I’m sure Jesus would approve of that approach instead. Try it…

Just Wondering

January 18th, 2011
7:40 pm

Ellen,

What I spoke was in love- telling people truth from my “ancient custom” book called the Bible. Jesus was and is not some mamby pamby whimp guy who was afraid to tell the truth. He spoke truth regardless of the consequences or social pressure or opinion. I feel bad for those that are believing lies about sin, because sin equal death, emptiness, frustration, separation from God. I challenge you to read the Words of Jesus and see if He was always “nice’ or ‘pc”. He called the Pharisees snakes and called sin sin. He spoke of love and hell, he spoke of the consequences of sin and living in rebellion to these “ancient customs”. He healed and delivered, but always said repent! He always had open arms for all, but said repent, turn from your sin!. I guarantee you if you read the Bible ( these ancient customs), Jesus’s Words, for the next 30 days you life will change forever for the good. Are you afraid that you will change your mind, turn your life over to Jesus? Go ahead try it and see what happens. He loves you Ellen, and He no longer wants you deceived.

Dobermanman50

January 18th, 2011
8:22 pm

Just Wondering,

The world needs more moral voices such as yours. Thanks for standing up for what you believe.

woohoo

January 18th, 2011
8:34 pm

even ridicules blogs like this we still get idiots that have to say first… duh

Just Wondering

January 18th, 2011
9:04 pm

Dobermanman50 Thanks

topaz49

January 18th, 2011
9:27 pm

Marriage between a man and a woman an “ancient custom”? According to Ellen, we need to defend it as the correct thing. Read the Bible and you will know that it is the correct thing.

Tim

January 18th, 2011
9:29 pm

Wow, even at 70 Elton, is smarter than all married couples who have kids. We are all shocked to learn babies like to be sung to. I guess next you’ll tell us that babies like to poop.

No offense, Elton. Please just go away. The non-Hollywood type don’t give a —-.

Kimberly

January 18th, 2011
9:34 pm

Elton, my baby just passed gas. Is that a news-worthy story??

ajc … and you wonder why you are losing subscribers???

jim

January 18th, 2011
9:39 pm

Just Wondering,
Thanks for saying that. I wish I could have said it myself.

And as Tim said, ‘…Elton. Please just go away..’

Music Fan

January 18th, 2011
10:04 pm

man…that’ll be one confused baby..

guy

January 18th, 2011
10:07 pm

Elton,
You and your partner need to go to the doctor because you both are very SICK!

Jeffrey

January 18th, 2011
10:07 pm

This world needs more love….much more, as demonstrated by the hateful comments left by folks who, I am assuming, are above reproach, virginal and saintly. I know you are providing a public service by pointing out the faults of everyone else. Now, Let’s talk about YOU! Which of you have had sex outside of wedlock, worn unnatural fibers or didn’t do what your parents told you to do. Verlie Mae, Just Wondering, Guy, Tim, Jim and Dobermanman50, which one of you will stand and submit to a proper public review of all your sins ? I doubt any of you have the intestinal fortitude and spine for that……….Just sayin’.

betbet

January 19th, 2011
1:48 am

love is love!!!! congrats to you and david> if a child grows up with love and affection, you will have given him all he needs. ignore all the negative stuff. I know you are bigger than that, just raise your son and be happy,happy,happy

tt

January 19th, 2011
2:12 am

future homo .. SMH If you are gay just be gay and stop confusing young kids

Ann

January 19th, 2011
6:22 am

Those of you wondering why they published this article, saying it itsn’t “newsworthy”. You did actually click on the headline, read it, and take time to post a comment, didn’t you? That is why they published it. Because people like you read the item. You “upped” the click ratings that are tracked.

diana

January 19th, 2011
1:29 pm

CONGRATULATION ON YOUR NEW SON! He’s beautiful and a well-deserving parents like you can give kid a better life. I know you’ve been waiting a long time to be a parents.

I believe rest of the world should suck it up and accept to move on, and stop be a comment-hater about gay marriage, gay parentings, because love is love, period. Love is not gender. Love is not fell in love with same sex, love is fell in love with love. Remember, bible said those who is pure, have no lust, commit no sins, can cast a stone. Unfortunately, we are all sinners, just the same. So who are you, comment-haters, dictating on how they live their lives??

anna

January 19th, 2011
4:24 pm

Children need love, it is the life giving seed of life,and this child will have plenty of that. Why does it matter that he has 2 fathers, better than 1 parent which is what US and Uk often are, I can not believe these so called moral standard bearers who would probably be less than perfect parents themselves, definately not perfect people. Congratalations Elton and partner, you will give that child a good life.

anna

January 19th, 2011
4:25 pm

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mojo

January 19th, 2011
6:59 pm

never met a baby that didn’t like to be sung to…just an observation..but good luck to all of them

Jen

January 19th, 2011
9:04 pm

All of us are sinners in some way or another, the judgement of man is God’s responsibilty. A true believer in the word of god, loves and accepts everyone despite all our differences! I am happy to read a story about a child who was desperately wanted and will be raised with love and care instead of another sad story of a child being tortured and murdered!

Mike

January 20th, 2011
1:19 am

I’ve always felt that if you have to advertise how “Christian” you are, it’s probably because you’re a hypocritical, adulterous crook.

And “homophobia” isn’t a fear of gay people – it’s the fear of being gay, or being perceived as gay. So the people who are on here spewing hatred and making judgements will probably be back in the AJC under their real names because they were busted in an airport bathroom.

I wish the gentlemen and their new son the best.

robert

January 20th, 2011
5:19 pm

Elton , you have brought much joy to the world over many years. Much joy to you and David and your new son . Robert

Lesa

January 22nd, 2011
11:58 am

@Just Wondering, I could believe you are sincere in what you say if you also think that all the adulterers in this country, who are on their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th marriage should leave the person they are with, turn from their sinful lifestyle, and remain celibate for the rest of their lives or until their former spouse(s) dies. What say you?

Lesa

January 22nd, 2011
12:07 pm

On a different note, congratulations to Elton and David. As others have said, love is love. It looks like this child will be loved and cherished by two parents. There are many children who are not so fortunate. As the mother of two adopted children I know that biology alone does not make a good parent. Best wishes to the happy family!!

So Blessed

January 22nd, 2011
10:36 pm

I think that this is Great! This is a wonderful experience for Elton and his partner. They may be gay, but who cars. People can say that the child may be confused, but this is NOT true! This is 2011 and there are so many children being raised by same sex couples. One thing that is for sure is that this is a child that will have all of the LOVE in the world, an EDUCATION, great ROMODELS, and TWO parents that will make sure that there is NOTHING his little heart does NOT desire. So, yes they may be gay and blah blah but that does not make them any less of a parent!