Rocker SIR Elton John has continued his staff clearout, and sacked his publicist BARBARA CHARONE.

The move comes just weeks after John ditched his manager of five years DEREK MacKILLOP.

The ROCKET MAN has handed control of his publicity over to longterm friend GARY FARROW.

A source says, "Elton's having a clearout where some of his key personnel are concerned and getting fresh blood in to do his publicity was at the top of his list.

"It's a major blow for an independent PR to lose a client this big, but once Elton's made up his mind there was no going back."

16/03/2005 13:58