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'The rock memoir of the decade' Daily Mail
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.
Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.
His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.
In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.
Essential reading - Rolling Stone
A fitting testament to Elton's life . . . unrelentingly enjoyable. - GQ
Hilarious, touching and surprising - Independent
It's a gift to finally hear from someone who has delivered so many of Taupin's words and so few of his own. - New York Times
A chatty, gossipy, amusing and at times brutally candid account - Telegraph
Self-deprecating, funny . . . You cannot help but enjoy his company throughout, temper tantrums and all. - The Times
The rock memoir of the decade - Daily Mail
Publication date: 15/10/2019
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||15th October 2019|
|Publisher:||Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Rock & Pop music, Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups,|
Sir Elton John, CBE, is a multi-award winning solo artist who has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, 'Candle in the Wind 1997'. In August 2018 Elton was named the most successful male solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine Number 1s and 27 Top 10s. Elton launched his first tour in 1970 and since then has performed over 4,000 times in more than 80 countries. When not recording or touring, Elton devotes his time to a number of charities, ...More About Elton John