A Life in Pictures

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: Evans Mitchell Books

ISBN: 9781901268331

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 9068

This book spans four decades chronicling the public and private journeys of a man voted as one of the 50 greatest artists of all time. With over 30 albums and an endless production line of singles that rank among the 20th century's greatest classics, he has accumulated 5 Grammys, 11 Ivor Novellas and an Oscar. Terry O'Neill's camera has chronicled the careers of the greatest names in show business, from Frank Sinatra and The Beatles to Hollywood stars.


The Biography

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9376

One of music’s true global superstars and most admired figures, Elton John has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide to date, and continues to appear regularly in the singles charts, thanks largely to a series of high-profile collaborations with new faces. But he is loved as much for his outrageous personality and witty outspokenness as for his music: recent memorable outbursts have included a public comment that "people who charge £75 and lip-sync should be shot” and calling some pushy photographers "rude, vile pigs.” He has even admitted that, in one of his more comedic cocaine-fueled moments, he phoned one of his management team "to tell him to do something about the wind outside my hotel room.” Such shamelessness and sheer silliness rivals anything uttered by punk rockers, yet it is so typically Elton: honest and wittily intemperate. Tragedy and heartbreak have played a large part in his life too. Behind the parties, the hedonism, the lavish stage costumes and silly glasses lies a more somber story. There have been disputes with managers, legal wranglings, splits with partners, and a divorce. Added to that there have been serious health problems, a very public battle with his expanding waistline and receding hairline, drug addictions, and spells when he wanted to quit the music business altogether. But now, at 60 years old, Elton enjoys a stable relationship with his husband David Furnish. His demons have been overcome. His commercial and critical stock is rising. With popular acts like the Scissor Sisters sounding more like Elton than Elton himself, Elton John is finally cool again. Drawing on many firsthand interviews with his associates and musical collaborators, this page-turning story of high drama and prodigious talent traces Elton’s astonishing journey through life as the colossus of camp, while also offering a critical history of his work and analyzing afresh his contribution to popular music.

Two Days That Rocked the World

Elton John Live at Dodger Stadium: Photographs by Terry O'neill

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: ACC Distribution

ISBN: 9781851498062


Page: 224

View: 2339

Photographs by world-renowned photographer Terry O Neill on stage with Elton John in one of the bigger moments in pop history150 sumptuous photographs bound in a beautiful slipcase with an introduction by Billie Jean King Looking at Terry s photographs is like gazing through a window at the most extraordinary and exciting moments of my life. I m so glad he was with us throughout the madness: in his evocative and stylish photos he captured those moments as no other photographer could. -Elton John On October 25 and 26, 1975, Elton John performed two sold-out shows in LA's Dodger Stadium. It would be the largest rock concert of its time and the first time a musical act was performed at the ballpark since The Beatles in 1966. With Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the first ever album to debut straight at number one, and the impending release of his next #1 Billboard charts topper, Rock of the Westies, Elton s fame was at an all-time high. The biggest rock star in the world was going to stage two nights in one of America's most beloved and famous venues, and Terry O Neill, the restless photographer who documented The Beatles, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, was there on stage to make sure posterity would see what thousands experienced for themselves. Through private moments as well as public ones, including backstage exchanges with fans as diverse as Cary Grant and Billie Jean King, O'Neill s Two Days that Rocked the World: Elton John Live at Dodger Stadium creates a visual record of a musician at the peak of his powers."

Alice in Chains

The Untold Story

Author: David de Sola

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466848391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 560

Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems. Acclaimed journalist David de Sola follows the members from their inauspicious beginnings at a warehouse under the Ballard Bridge through the history of the band, charting: - The local hair metal scene in Seattle during the 1980s. - How drugs nearly destroyed the band and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr. - Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band. - The band's resurrection with William DuVall, the Atlanta singer/guitarist who stepped into Layne Staley's shoes. Based on a wealth of interviews with people with direct knowledge of the band and its history, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time, Alice in Chains will stand as the definitive Alice in Chains biography for years to come.

The Elton John Scrapbook

Author: Mary Anne Cassata

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806523224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 9306

Chronicles the life of the world-renowned rock musician/singer/songwriter, from his childhood as Reginald Dwight to his flamboyant fashion and humanitarian projects, and examines his personal and professional accomplishments.

Captain Fantastic

Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

Author: Tom Doyle

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101884207

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2301

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-pn-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.


Frank and Friendly: A Unique Photographic Memoir of a Legend

Author: Terry O'Neill

Publisher: Evans Mitchell Books

ISBN: 9781901268324

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 3593

This book contains images capturing a relationship that spanned three decades, and takes us behind the scenes of Sinatra's incredible journey. The superstar of music and movies allowed O'Neill's camera to follow his every move, on the road, at home and backstage. In the age of paparazzi, doorstep photography, and big-budget publicity shoots, O'Neill's fascinating archive of his relationship with Sinatra reminds us there was once a golden age, when the stars and their audience were intimate and inseparable. Most of the photographs in "Sinatra: Frank and Friendly" have never been published before. Together with O'Neill's personal memories of the times they spent together, "Sinatra: Frank and Friendly" is O'Neill's personal homage to the man and his music.

Elton John

Author: Jean-Pierre Hombach

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471611868


Page: N.A

View: 3161


Elton John (Songbook)

Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Popular Songs Series

Author: Elton John,Carol Klose

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147683685X

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 3115

(Educational Piano Library). 8 classic Elton John songs arranged as intermediate solos: Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle in the Wind * Crocodile Rock * Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word * Tiny Dancer * Written in the Stars * Your Song.

Practical Field Robotics

A Systems Approach

Author: Robert H. Sturges, Jr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118941152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 1932

Practical Field Robotics: A Systems Approach is an introductory book in the area of field robotics. It approaches the subject with a systems design methodology, showing the reader every important decision made in the process of planning, designing, making and testing a field robot. Key features: • Takes a practical approach to field robotics, presenting the design and implementation of a robot from start to end • Provides multiple robot examples including those used in in nuclear service, underground coal mining and mowing • Bridges the gap between existing mathematically based texts and the real work that goes on in research labs all over the world • Establishes a structured approach to thinking about hardware and software design • Includes problems and is accompanied by a website providing supporting videos and additional problems

Love Is the Cure

On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

Author: Elton John

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219894

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2152

A deeply personal account of Elton John's life during the era of AIDS and an inspiring call to action. In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. He befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis. Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure includes stories of Elton's close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

His Song

The Musical Journey of Elton John

Author: Elizabeth J. Rosenthal

Publisher: Bpi Communications

ISBN: 9780823088935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 538

View: 5892

A comprehensive overview of the musical career of Elton John provides the full story behind all of the musician's recordings, a complete chronicle of his concert tours, an assessment of his musical odyssey, and a study of his sometimes turbulent personal life, along with more than forty photographs and a complete discography.

The Century of Artists' Books

Author: Johanna Drucker

Publisher: Granary Books

ISBN: 9781887123020

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 1011

The Century of Artists' Books is the first full-length study of the development of artists' books as a twentieth century art-form. This work situates artists' books within the context of mainstream developments in the visual arts from Russian Futurism and Surrealism to Fluxus, Conceptual Art, to Postmodernism. Designed to raise critical and theoretical issues as well as provide a historical overview, this book explores more than two hundred individual books in relation to their structure, form, and conceptualization. Topics include the discussion of the poetics of the book, the book as a metaphor, the conceptual space of the book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences. Each chapter uses these specific issues to examine the works of well-known book artists and publishers. The book provides a foundation for future work in the history and critical interpretation of artists' books, as well as offering a structure for teaching artists' books to practitioners, collectors, and curators.

Elton John (Songbook)

Author: Elton John

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476827907

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 8057

(Paperback Songs). Melody, chords and lyrics for 66 of Elton's best, all in a handy pocket-sized collection. Includes: Bennie and the Jets * The Bitch Is Back * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle in the Wind * Candle in the Wind 1997 * Crocodile Rock * Don't Let the Sun Go down on Me * Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * I'm Still Standing * Little Jeannie * Philadelphia Freedom * Pinball Wizard * Rocket Man (I Think It's Gonna Be a Long Long Time) * Sad Songs (Say So Much) * Tiny Dancer * Your Song * and more.

The Game Behind the Game

High Pressure, High Stakes in Sports Television

Author: Terry O'Neil

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 383

Provides access to the worlds of Howard Cosell and John Madden and the many sports personalities they cover, from the man responsible for making a winner out of the ailing CBS sports

Shadow Type

Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering

Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616892111

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 7870

The first-ever compilation of shadow typefaces is now available in paperback. Letters with relief and shadow have long been an effective way to add spectacle or intrigue to otherwise mundane words. Shadow Type presents a broad spectrum of examples—advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books— drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, a particularly rich period in the history of shadow type. Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this invaluable collection, packed full of typographic ideas, will inspire anyone aiming to give more depth to their design.

The Many Lives of Elton John

Author: Susan Crimp,Patricia Burstein

Publisher: Birch Lane Press

ISBN: 9781559721110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 2052

A probing biography of the unlikely superstar looks beyond Elton John's flamboyant costumes to focus on his stormy relationship with his father, and his battles with alcoholism and overeating


Made in England

Author: Judy Parkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854793140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6885

In this authoritative account of the music superstar, Parkinson chronicles Elton John's rise to fame with extensive research and insightful interviews. 32 pages of full color photos.