About Fred Farebrother
He was the stepfather of music megastar Elton John. "Derf," as John affectionately callled him, was caring and supportive. When John's mother, Sheila, married Farebrother, they moved into flat #1A in an eight-unit apartment building called Frome Court not far from both previous homes. It is here that Elton would write the songs with Bernie that would launch his career as a rock star. William A Bong, was created in 1971, and had one director, Sheila Farebrother, Elton's mother.
Fred Farebrother died Friday, June 11, 2010 after a long illness.