In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 250 million records worldwide and has appeared in nearly 4 000 live performances. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning singer-songwriter is the most successful solo artist Great Britain has ever produced and the third-most successful artist overall in American music history (behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles).
Elton John FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Rocket Man chronicles the music legend's entire career to date. Beginning with his humble, and at times disheartening, childhood in the North London suburb of Pinner, readers are privy to the serendipitous meeting between John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he'd form a songwriting partnership that would ultimately rank alongside Lennon and McCartney in its success.
Investigating the highs and lows throughout each of John's musical phases and sartorial changes, the book underscores not only the talent behind the legend but the unvarnished truth behind tales that are familiar only to diehard fans.
Donald Gibson (Pinellas, FL) is a freelance music journalist and the editor in chief of Write on Music (writeonmusic.com). A former senior music editor for the web magazine Blogcritics, Gibson's work has also appeared at No Depression, AOL Spinner, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Gibson holds a BA in English from the University of South Florida, where he graduated in 2007 with honors.