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His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John

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Publisher Comments:

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.

  • An authoritative biography on the legendary artist who has sold over 200 millino records; amassed five Grammys, one Academy Award, and one Global Globe; and was inducted into both the Songwriter's and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • By the spring of 1999, Elton John had had a song in the Top 40 every year for 30 years. As of 2000, he had 10 multiplatinum, 24 platinum, and 33 gold albums in the US alone
  • The most up-to-date biography of Elton John available, focusing not only on his esteemed professional career, but also on his tumultuous personal life
  • Exposes behind-the-scenes information Elton John fans won't find anywhere else

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823088935
Subtitle:
The Musical Journey of Elton John
Author:
Rosenthal, Elizabeth J.
Author:
Rosenthal, Elizabeth J.
Publisher:
Billboard Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
England
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Pop
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
John, Elton
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
533
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.31x6.35x1.44 in. 1.97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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