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Sir Elton John is a renowned musician, song-writer, performer, and humanitarian. His five-decade career has included many achievements as a recording artist, as well as in theater and film.
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Works by Elton John

Me: Elton John Official Autobiography (2019) — Author — 1,235 copies
The Road to El Dorado [2000 film] (2000) — Composer — 237 copies
Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS (2012) — Narrator, some editions — 83 copies
The Lion King (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (1813) — Composer — 71 copies
Madman Across the Water (1971) 57 copies
Love Songs (1989) 56 copies
Tumbleweed Connection (1970) 54 copies
The Very Best of Elton John (1990) 45 copies
Honky Chateau (1990) 41 copies
The One (1980) 38 copies
Aida (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (2001) — Composer — 38 copies
The Lion King: Original 1997 Broadway Cast Recording (1997) — Composer — 33 copies
Sleeping With The Past (1989) 30 copies
4 Inches (2005) 28 copies
Duets (1993) 25 copies
Caribou (1974) 25 copies
The Lion King: Original Songs (Easy Piano) (1994) — Composer — 25 copies
Songs From the West Coast (2001) 24 copies
The Union (2010) 22 copies
Reg Strikes Back (1988) 19 copies
Blue Moves (1976) 18 copies
Diamonds (2012) 17 copies
Rock of the Westies (1995) 17 copies
Peachtree Road (2004) 16 copies
Empty Sky (1995) 15 copies
The Captain and the Kid (2006) 15 copies
Aida: Original 2000 Broadway Cast Recording (2000) — Composer — 15 copies
Billy Elliot: The Musical (Piano/Vocal Selections) (2006) — Composer — 13 copies
The Big Picture [CD] (1997) 12 copies
A Single Man (1978) 11 copies
T. Rex: Born To Boogie (Special Edition) (1999) — Actor — 10 copies
A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas (1995) 10 copies
Ice on Fire [1985 album] (1985) 10 copies
Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture (2019) — Composer — 10 copies
The Lockdown Sessions (2021) 9 copies
21 at 33 (1980) 9 copies
Breaking Hearts [CD] (1984) 9 copies
Classic Elton John (1994) 9 copies
Here And There (1976) 8 copies
11-17-70 (1971) 8 copies
Jump Up! (1982) 8 copies
The Diving Board (2013) 7 copies
The Elton John tapes (1981) 7 copies
Rare Masters (1993) 6 copies
Wonderful Crazy Night (2014) 4 copies
Leather Jackets (1986) 4 copies
Diamonds 3CD (2017) 4 copies
Duets 4 copies
Ice on Fire 3 copies
Honky Chateau (songbook) (1972) 3 copies
Elton John Ballads (1994) 3 copies
The Fox [CD] (1983) 3 copies
Daniel / Skyline Pigeon (1972) 3 copies
The Collection 2 copies
Lady Samantha 2 copies
Runaway Train (1992) 2 copies
Harmony 2 copies
Candle in the Wind (PVG) (2008) 2 copies
Aida (Easy Piano) (2003) 2 copies
Fox (2003) 2 copies
Philadelphia Freedom (1975) 2 copies
Diving Board (2013) 2 copies
Rare Masters 1 copy
FM rock. III 1 copy
Dream Ticket 1 copy
Tiny Dancer 1 copy
True Love (1993) 1 copy
Milestones (1980) 1 copy
Honky Cat 1 copy
All Things Must Pass (2016) 1 copy
El Rey León 1 copy
Let the music out! (2004) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Lion King [1994 film] (1994) — Composer — 1,239 copies
Kingsman: The Golden Circle [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 241 copies
The Lion King [2019 film] (2019) — Composer — 237 copies
Gnomeo & Juliet [2011 film] (2011) — Producer — 191 copies
Rocketman [2019 film] (2019) — Producer — 159 copies
Come On Over (1994) — Contributor, some editions — 152 copies
Tommy [1975 film] (1999) — Actor — 110 copies
Genius Loves Company (2004) 89 copies
The Simpsons: Season 10 (2007) — Guest star — 85 copies
Sherlock Gnomes [2018 film] (2018) — Producer — 64 copies
The Queer Bible (2020) — Contributor — 62 copies
Duets: An American Classic (2006) — Contributor — 58 copies
As I See It (1655) — Foreword — 46 copies
Live Aid [video recording] (2004) — Contributor — 38 copies
Ta-Dah (2006) — Contributor — 36 copies
Greatest Hits III (1999) — Contributor — 31 copies
Tower of Song: Songs of Leonard Cohen / Various (1995) — Artist — 25 copies
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 2 (US) (2003) — Contributor — 17 copies
Chromatica (2020) — Contributor — 16 copies
Elton John: Dream Ticket [2004 film] — Artist — 16 copies
Tommy the Movie: Original 1975 Soundtrack Recording (1975) — Performer — 11 copies
The best christmas album in the world ...ever! [sound recording] (1996) — Composer, Performer — 10 copies
A Rosie Christmas (1999) — Contributor — 10 copies
Elton John: The Red Piano [2005 film] (2008) — Performer — 10 copies
Blender (2000) — Contributor — 7 copies
Exposed (1800) — Foreword — 7 copies
Matthew Morrison (2011) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Million Dollar Piano [2014 film] (2014) — Performer — 5 copies
Ghostbusters II: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014) — Contributor — 4 copies
Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (2020) — Contributor — 4 copies
Music of the Millennium II [2000 album] (2000) — Contributor — 2 copies
Montero (2021) — Contributor — 2 copies
Graham Taylor In His Own Words: The autobiography (2017) — Foreword — 2 copies
Music from the Sound FM — Contributor — 1 copy
Don't Waste Your Wishes (2016) — Contributor — 1 copy

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I have been an Elton John fan all my life after borrowing the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album from my sister and never giving it back. I had a major crush on Elton John, and I fell in love with the music, the collaboration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Their songs told stories with often tragic characters.

I have seen Rocketman, the biopic that came out around the time of Me, the memoir I just finished, so I was somewhat aware of the sex, drugs and rock and roll aspect of Elton's life. What I wasn't prepared for, perhaps, was the gossipy, b****y side of Elton; he can be downright mean. But he is also funny and often self-deprecating as well as completely honest about his addictions from drugs to sex to shopping as well as his terrible temper.

And, if he did brag a bit, he IS Elton John after all. He chose a variety of stories that showed him at both his best and worst. Besides getting behind the scenes looks at his concerts over the years, we learn about his relationships with family, friends, and the famous and *very* famous including an odd frenemy kind of thing with Rod Stewart. We follow his struggles with substance abuse and his success in getting clean. And, we see him finally get what he never thought he could have: a real family.

I enjoyed the book, learning more about Elton and feeling nostalgic for the times he describes, especially the creation of the early albums I adore.
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witchyrichy | 40 other reviews | Nov 29, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading this book and fully recommend it. It carries Elton John's personality, often with his dry sense of humor. It is interesting to see his perspective on popular culture events and people, and from a human viewpoint. The writing is conversational and flows. Generally, the book follows his life in time order, with topics that sometimes overlap the timeline of other chapters. The opening felt confusing to me, so I did not like how the book started, but the rest was great. At first, it seemed like a barrage of naming names, dates, and so forth, and I was surprised by the detailed quotes of things other people said from early in his life. Then later in the book, when he mentioned his diaries, and the style in which they were written, that would account for a lot of his specific information, and he noted his writing style. Note: There's plenty of adult language, which is fitting for this book, and which may be a consideration for potential readers who are sensitive to such. Editorial Note: I noticed that for companies and organizations, he uses the plural of a verb instead of singular. This was new to me, and since this was done repeatedly, I took it as deliberate. I'm from the U.S., and maybe that's a British thing.
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pandr65 | 40 other reviews | Nov 2, 2023 |
Easy piano scores, lyrics, and guitar chords for 28 songs from Elton John albums dated 1970-1984.
 
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juniperSun | Aug 18, 2023 |
Six stars! It was everything I'd hoped it would be.

I've also started listening to musicians that were never part of my scene (Little Richard, Rod Stewart, The Band) because Elton John talks about them in a way that really sparked my interest. So that's nice, to have the book unexpectedly launch me into something new; a tiny surprise gift.
 
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