Author: Newman, Gerald, and Joe Bivona
Published by Signet Books
188 pages, paperback
Includes short discography and some photos
Also Published in the UK by New English Library. Catalog Number 45003235 3 in 1976, 159 pages, paperback. Includes short discography, no photos
Who was this funny-looking kid with the weird glasses? Who was this.. What's his name? - This Elton John?
That was the kind of question that the powers in the music industry asked when Elton John flew out of obscurity in 1970, and landed in Los Angeles' showplace club, The Troubadour, to show America his stuff for the first time.
But if they laughed when Elton John sat down at the piano, they were cheering by the time he finished his first song. The rest is history - the sensational hits, the explosive albums that sold over 42 mission copies, the smash movie Tommy, the piano-stomping concerts, the annual seven-million-dollar mountain of money, the huge mansions, the 200 pairs of bejeweled eyeglasses, the bizarre costumes, a whole crazy tecnicolor dream of triumph come wildly, wonderfully true.
This is the behind-the-spotlight-and-sequins story of the kid who dreamed that dream - and made it all happen - rock's Captain Fantastic... Elton John.