Rocket man : the life of Elton John
by Bego, Mark,
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 9 copies|
Here's the book every pop music lover has been waiting for--full of the scandals, addictions, affairs, and tantrums that underscored the life of arguably the world's greatest pop musician. Flamboyant, iconic Elton John is as much part of the American musical landscape as he is in his native England.In the 1970s, when popular music on both sides of the Atlantic fragmented into disco, soul, hard rock, pop, and folk, Elton John embraced them all with his signature creative panache. Emerging in the late 1960s as a singer/songwriter, Elton was widely acknowledged as the most prolific pop and rock star of the decade by the mid-1970s. His peerless musical style and ability to jump from sensitive ballads to bawdy rock anthems to campy pop have made him a musical superstar for the ages.From his heartfelt ballads like "Tiny Dancer" and "Your Song" to his rock & roll hits including "Bennie and the Jets" and "Crocodile Rock," Elton has lived one of the most outrageous and colorful lives in show business.Having met the "Rocket Man" the first time in the 1980s, Bego has drawn upon his personal observations and vast research, and has been able to interview dozens of Elton's collaborators and lifelong friends to produce the the ultimate story on the amazing and larger-than-life Elton John.
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Rock musicians -- England -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :2020
|Edition||First Pegasus Books cloth edition.|
xiv, 400 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-390) and discography (pages 391-398).