Elton John: A Visual Documentary
Published in 1993 by Omnibus Press.
Elton John: A Visual Documentary is the most comprehensive manual ever produced, with all the facts about the singer’s magnificent rise to stardom, where he has become a household name of thirty years standing.
From the early days with his band Bluesology and his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin, to his virtual overnight success in the early Seventies, the book sets the record straight and charts every important event in Elton’s life, in chronological order.
It has been a rocky road to success for the mega-star and his career, and lifestyle have proved an endless source of speculation for the tabloid press. Despite problems with drink and drugs, scandal and speculation about his sexuality, and marriage, and disputes with the tabloid press, Elton John has remained one of the most colourful and much loved artists of the day.
Elton John: A Visual Documentary not only includes his phenomenally successful music career, but Elton John as the owner of a first division football team, a worker for charity and all round pianist for hire by such eminences as John Lennon and Eric Clapton. The book charts all Elton’s concerts over the 30 years and includes a comprehensive discography, unique quotes from the artist himself, and a wealth of full colour pictures.
For Elton’s fans, who span all ages and backgrounds, including members of the Royal Family, Elton John: A Visual Documentary is a marvellous tribute to their favourite songmaster – and is Elton’s story in words and pictures – the music, the concerts, the laughter and the heartache. It will appeal to all fans of this flamboyant and enormously popular musical genius.