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The Resource Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s, Tom Doyle

Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s, Tom Doyle

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Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s
Title
Captain Fantastic
Title remainder
Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s
Statement of responsibility
Tom Doyle
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Captain Fantastic
Title variation remainder
Elton Johns stellar trip through the 70s
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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-on-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."--Jacket
Summary
Draws on first-person interviews to trace the iconic rock artist's meteoric rise in the 1970s, documenting his significant achievements and the private struggles that led to his suicide attempts and temporary retirement. By the author of Man on the Run
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10554518
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Doyle, Tom
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.J64
LC item number
D69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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True
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  • John, Elton
  • John, Elton
  • Rock musicians
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Rock musicians
  • England
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
Target audience
adult
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Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s
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Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s, Tom Doyle
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A long, long time -- Elton John has arrived -- Reborn on the West Coast -- A well-known gun -- Hope you don't mind -- Hercules -- No Superman gonna ruin my plans -- All aboard the starship -- High in the snowy mountains -- From the end of the world to your town -- Drift of the Fantastic voyage -- Burning out his fuse -- An audience with the King -- Floating into space -- Super Czar -- Quack!
Control code
ocn952546810
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9781101884188
Lccn
2016034659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952546810
Label
Captain Fantastic : Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s, Tom Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references (pages 279-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A long, long time -- Elton John has arrived -- Reborn on the West Coast -- A well-known gun -- Hope you don't mind -- Hercules -- No Superman gonna ruin my plans -- All aboard the starship -- High in the snowy mountains -- From the end of the world to your town -- Drift of the Fantastic voyage -- Burning out his fuse -- An audience with the King -- Floating into space -- Super Czar -- Quack!
Control code
ocn952546810
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9781101884188
Lccn
2016034659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952546810

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