The Elton John Scrapbook
Author: Cassata, Mary Anne
Published by Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp.
222 pages, softcover
For more than thirty years, Elton John has endeared himself to millions of American fans by charting, touring, recording and entertaining with unparalled [sic] enthusiasm. The England-born star has confounded the oddmakers with his staying power. While many of his peers from the time of his 1970 U.S. debut have since disappeared from the public eye, Elton remains vital, vibrant and highly visible. Along the way, he has created a virtual soundtrack to life for generations of music lovers.
If you've ever seen him in concert, if you've ever admired his manic piano playing on albums like Madman Across the Water, if you've ever bopped to "Crocodile Rock" or hummed the chorus to "Sad Songs" or taken a child to see The Lion King, if you've ever been amazed by the blending of his music with the lyrics of Bernie Taupin - you know what it's all about.
You know why he's a legend. You know why he's one of the few people on a first-name basis with the world. And you will have fun with this book.
The Elton John Scrapbook offers a rollicking journey through decades of memories - a celebration of the life and career of one man. Whether you are a new fan or an old one, these pages will connect you with one of our premier entertainers and give you a greater appreciation for his genius.
- Tom Stanton, publisher of East End Lights (The Magazine for Elton John Fans) - 1990-2001.