Subtitle Captain Fantastic on the Yellow Brick Road

Gillian G. Gaar
Price $24.99 / £18.99
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A beautifully produced celebration of the iconic and beloved rock star, Elton John features live onstage and candid offstage photography, an entertaining history, and gatefold timeline.

Few rock artists continue to gather more and more adulation with age than Sir Elton Hercules John. In this re-release of Elton John at 75 (2022), veteran rock journalist Gillian Gaar provides a unique examination of Elton’s life and career through the lens of 75 career accomplishments and life events—from his first steps as a solo artist to the breakthrough album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to his flamboyant stage presence, and beyond.

Key studio albums are featured, of course, as are a curated selection of his earworm singles. But Gaar delves deeper to reveal the events that helped chart the course of Elton’s career:
  • Key performances such as his breakthrough performance at LA’s Troubadour, and the historic Soviet Union and Dodger Stadium concerts
  • Legendary collaborations with the likes of Dua LIpa, Billy Joel, and Kate Bush
  • His many film and television roles, including Tommy and The Muppet Show
  • Tireless work on behalf of AIDS research
  • Notable awards and honors, including knighthood
  • And of course his collaboration with longtime cowriter Bernie Taupin

Every page is illustrated with stunning photography, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, and more. This incredible package also includes a gatefold Elton John timeline.

The result is a fitting tribute to one of the most admired stars in rock.
Format Hardcover Book 200 Pages
ISBN 9780760387603
Size9.25 in x 10.63 in / 234.95 mm x 270.00 mm
Published Date January 30th, 2024
Gillian G. Gaar

Gillian G. Gaar has written for numerous publications, including MojoRolling Stone, and Goldmine. Previous books include She’s a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & RollEntertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana; Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great ComebackElton John at 75; and Bruce Springsteen at 75. She lives in Seattle.

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