SIR Elton John has been snapped wigless, with only a scrap of sideburn hair on show. The 59-year-old has been balding since his late twenties, and has openly adorned his scalp with a lavish collection of hats and hair pieces because it makes him feel more comfortable. But in pictures published in the UK, John can be seen wearing casual sports wear and a small cap, which leaves a wide band of bald scalp in plain view. The CANDLE IN THE WIND hitmaker's publicist refuses to comment on the pictures of his client, and only says, "Obviously Elton wears a wig - that is common knowledge."