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His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton Johnby Elizabeth Rosenthal
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Few artists in the music world have achieved the awesome success of Elton John. From his self-titled debut album in 1970 to his Academy Award for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to his music for the hit Broadway musical Aida, he has been lauded both for his recordings and his extravagant live performances.
His Song is destined to become the definitive critical volume about this remarkable artist. More comprehensive and in-depth than other biographies, this authoritative reference reveals the full story behind all Elton's recordings; offers a complete chronicle of the artist's concert tours, including his 1979 tour of the Soviet Union and his 1994?1995 tour with fellow piano superstar Billy Joel; divulges how he grew from a meek, unassuming man into a personality powerhouse and major superstar; and uncovers the untold story behind his flamboyant costumes and why he wore them.
This enlightening biography also examines the ebb and flow of this outstanding artist's career. It discloses the real reason for Elton's commercial downturn and his difficult business relationship with David Geffen; his "coming out," first as a bisexual and finally as a gay man; his problems with drugs, alcohol, bulimia, and sexual addictions; his relationship with AIDS sufferer Ryan White; and much more. It also tells the true story regarding his performance at Princess Diana's funeral and his rewriting of "Candle in the Wind," which went on to become the biggest-selling single in music history. Plus, over 40 photographs and a complete discography chronicle the breadth of this legend's celebrated career.
A biography of Elton John. It seeks to reveal the full story behind all Elton's recordings; offer a chronicle of the artist's concert tours; and divulge how he grew from a meek unassuming man into a major superstar. It also uncovers the story behind his flamboyant costumes and why he wore them.
About the Author
Elizabeth J. Rosenthal is a freelance writer who has written for two Elton John fanzines, East End Lights and Hercules. She lives in Burlington, New Jersey.
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