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Elton John: Fifty Years On

Elton John: Fifty Years On

The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

by Stephen Spignesi and Michael Lewis

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/11/2019

RRP  $22.95 $22.75
A great companion to ME, Elton's official autobiography!

Elton John is as big as they come...

the albums * the songs * the concerts * the musicals * the charities * the accolades * the costumes * the glasses * the music!

We can count on one hand the musical legends equal to Elton John (the Beatles and the Rolling Stones each get a finger).

Elton John: Fifty Years On looks at the impact songwriting partners Elton John and Bernie Taupin have had on popular music and culture, and also discusses every song on all thirty albums, plus his work on Broadway, in movies, and elsewhere.

Part 1 is a collection of essays and interviews with musicians and music writers chatting about Elton and Bernie.
Part 2 is a bullet-pointed look at every released song, complete with insights, trivia, and meanings, including musical insights-like Elton's favorite chord progressions, or the most notable melodies in his discography.


Did you know?

Elton and Bernie's revision of "Candle in the Wind" (known as "Goodbye England's Rose"), a tribute to Princess Diana after her untimely death, is the biggest-selling single in the UK and the second-biggest selling single in music history (after Bing Crosby's "White Christmas").
"Tiny Dancer" may or may not be about Bernie Taupin's wife, Maxine...quotes from Elton and Bernie contradict each other.
The biggest music stars in the world routinely show up at Elton John concerts to sing duets with the Rocket Man, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, George Michael, Bruce Hornsby, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Adams, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, and many more, as well as Elton's legendary "dual" shows with Billy Joel!
The background vocals for the song "White Powder White Lady" on the 21 at 33 album are sung by the Eagles.
The background vocals for the song "Cage the Songbird" on the Blue Moves album are sung by Graham Nash and David Crosby. (Stephen Stills must have been busy?)


Elton John: Fifty Years On was written for ultimate Elton John fans. A browsing book, a reading book, a treasure trove of facts, trivia, insights, and commentary, it's the perfect companion to Elton leaving the Yellow Brick Road.
ISBN:
9781642933277
9781642933277
Category:
Individual composers & musicians
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-11-2019
Publisher:
Permuted Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x20mm
Weight:
0.37kg
Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.

He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters).

Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio Magazine.

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