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Captain Fantastic: Elton John’s Stellar Trip Through the ’70s

Captain Fantastic: Elton John’s Stellar Trip Through the ’70s

Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock ’n’ roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John’s meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade of the twentieth century.

In August 1970, Elton John achieved overnight fame with a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Over the next five years, the artist formerly known as Reginald Dwight went from unheard of to unstoppable, scoring seven consecutive #1 albums and sixteen Top Ten singles in America. By the middle of the decade, he was solely responsible for 2 percent of global record sales. One in fifty albums sold in the world bore his name. Elton John’s live shows became raucous theatrical extravaganzas, attended by all the glitterati of the era.

But beneath the spangled bodysuits and oversized eyeglasses, Elton was a desperately shy man, conflicted about his success, his sexuality, and his narcotic indulgences. In 1975, at the height of his fame, he attempted suicide. After coming out as bisexual in a controversial Rolling Stone interview that nearly wrecked his career, and announcing his retirement from live performance in 1977 at the age of thirty, he gradually found his way back to the thing he cared about most: the music.

Captain Fantastic gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the rise, fall, and return to glory of one of the world’s most mercurial performers. Rock journalist Tom Doyle’s insider account of the Rocket Man’s turbulent ascent is based on a series of one-pn-one interviews in which Elton laid bare many previously unrevealed details of his early career. Here is an intimate exploration of Elton’s working relationship with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, whose lyrics often chronicled the ups and downs of their life together in the spotlight. Through these pages pass a parade of legends whose paths crossed with Elton’s during the decade—including John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, Princess Margaret, Elvis Presley, and an acid-damaged Brian Wilson.

A fascinating portrait of the artist at the apex of his celebrity, Captain Fantastic takes us on a rollicking fame-and-drug-fueled ride aboard Elton John’s rocket ship to superstardom.

Praise for Captain Fantastic

“Veteran rock journalist [Tom] Doyle continues his foray into the 1970s music scene with a compelling profile of an unlikely rock star. . . . In chronicling Elton John’s stratospheric rise to fame, replete with platinum records, increasingly outlandish stage shows, and mountains of cash, the author deftly manages to keep his subject in sharp focus. Based on hours of one-on-one interviews with Captain Fantastic himself, this breezy yet comprehensive biography demonstrates what it was like for the talented musician to churn out an impossible string of hit records. . . . A great way to better understand the man behind the garish glasses and platform boots.”Kirkus Reviews

“In this adoring and candid set of fan’s notes, music journalist Doyle (Man on the Run) draws on interviews with John and his colleagues, especially his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, to capture the meteoric rise and fall of the man who released at least one album every year of the 1970s. . . . This energetic book . . . makes a convincing case that John reached his peak and made his best music in the ’70s.”Publishers Weekly

“A breezy and surprisingly poignant romp through a decade, and a career, that effectively invented modern celebrity culture.”—Peter Doggett, author of You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

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Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002

  • Used Book in Good Condition

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This fabulous collection features 34 of Elton’s all-time greatest hits, including: Bennie and the Jets * The Bitch Is Back * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle in the Wind * Crocodile Rock * Don’t Go Breaking My Heart * Don’t Let the Sun Go down on Me * Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * Honky Cat * I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues * I’m Still Standing * Philadelphia Freedom * Rocket Man (I Think It’s Gonna Be a Long Long Time) * Sad Songs (Say So Much) * Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) * Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word * Tiny Dancer * Your Song * and more!

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Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Girls Black T Shirt (M)

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Girls Black T Shirt (M)

  • Official and Licensed
  • Brand New
  • Tultex – Preshrunk 100% Ringpsun Cotton
  • Color printed image on the front
  • Girls/Juniors/Babydoll sizing

Fully licensed and original t-shirt

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ELTON JOHN – 17-11-70 (2 x LP) RSD 2017

ELTON JOHN – 17-11-70 (2 x LP) RSD 2017

Brand new, RSD 2017 issue, in factory shrinkwrap, upper right hand corner has a crease from being bent in shipping to us, all our EJ RSD vinyl came this way unfortunately, we opened one and everything is perfect !! We ship within 24 hours too!

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Here And There [2 CD Remastered]

Here And There [2 CD Remastered]

  • Artist: JOHN,ELTON
  • genre: Popular Music
  • product type: Compact Disc
  • Release Date: 14-MAY-1996
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No description available.Genre: Popular MusicRating: Release Date: 0000-00-00Media Type: Compact Disk

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To Russia…With Elton

To Russia…With Elton

Brand new, factory sealed – never opened or viewed. Small hole-punch through barcoode on back cover. Ships immediately!

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: 1979 – 1987 (Vol. III)

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3: 1979 – 1987 (Vol. III)

  • Original Title: Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (1979-1987) – Elton John.
  • Format: CD.
  • Language: English.
  • Genre: Rock.Track Listing: Disk 1.

NEW Combo BLUWAVS CD and FLAC FILE

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Songs from the West Coast

Songs from the West Coast

Elton John – Songs From The West Coast – CdThe appearance of “Rocket Man”-era cohorts Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone as backing vocalists touches this CD with one of the trademark sounds of Elton John’s 1969-75 LPs. John has acknowledged those records–his most typically singer-songwriterish–occasionally, if mostly to revisit audience favorites in concert (1987′s Live in Australia, a late-’90s VH1 show). But on Songs from the West Coast, his admiration of Ryan Adams and Rufus Wainwright (a guest here) inspires him to recall the stripped-down, lyric-driven sensibility of his early days. The tone of the words Bernie Taupin feeds this notorious diva is elegiac, rooted in a wearier version of the romanticism that fueled oldies as diverse as “Your Song,” “Love Lies Bleeding,” and “Burn Down the Mission.” West Coast sidesteps bombast with a couple of exceptions; only “The Wasteland,” with its invocation of Robert Johnson, is enough to provoke a dismayed “oy.” The standout track is “I Want Love,” a Lennonesque rumination that’s their most impressive writing, separately or together, in more than a decade. –Rickey Wright

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Breaking Hearts

Breaking Hearts

Digitally remastered edition of John’s 1984 follow up to the resurgent success of “Too Low for Zero”. “Breaking Hearts” would produce two Top 10 singles in “Sad Songs (Say So Much”) and “Passengers”. This edition includes enhanced packaging and sleeve notes by John Tobler.

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MLC EYEWEAR ® Small Metal Round Circle Ozzy Elton John Color Tint Lennon Style Sunglasses (Silver, Red)

  • 100% Protection Against Harmful UVA/UVB Rays
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  • Classic Metal Hinges
  • Celebrity Inspired Design
  • Color Tinted Polycarbonate Lens

These classic round metal sunglasses are inspired by the legends such as John Lennon, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John. These retro sunnies feature a variety of color tinted lenses. Made with a metal based frame, metal hinges, and colored polycarbonate Lens.

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The Diving Board Reviews

The Diving Board

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  • Manufacturer: UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
  • Genre: Popular Music
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Elton John s The Diving Board, is his first studio album in seven years Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by the artist.

The Diving Board returns Elton John to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artist s introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As Elton explains, In many ways, I feel like I m starting again, making records. Several years ago when beginning to work with T Bone and being in the studio with Leon Russell for The Union, I had to ask myself, What kind of music do I really want to make? , and I realized that I had to go back to go forward again. I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That s what The Diving Board represents. The Diving Board is the album I ve been waiting to make for decades. According to producer T Bone Burnett, The Diving Board is an album of music by a master at the peak of his artistic powers.

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