As a Rocket Club member, we’re delighted to be able to share the title and cover of Elton’s forthcoming autobiography with you before anyone else!
In his first and only official autobiography, Elton reveals the truth about his extraordinary life. The result is Me – the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.
Christened ‘Reginald Dwight’, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was on his first tour of America, facing an astonished audience in his tight silver hotpants, bare legs and a T-shirt with ROCK AND ROLL emblazoned across it in sequins. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.
His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.
In Me, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.
Watch the video below to see Elton introduce the cover himself:
Listen back to this week’s Rocket Hour special with Q-Tip
Elton John had a special edition of the Rocket Hour this week, where he was joined by Q-Tip. The pair sat down together recently in New York to play each other music they love and talk about everything from A Tribe Called Quest, Tip meeting Little Richard for the first time, how Elton ended up performing with John Lennon in New York and their mutual love and appreciation of Mary J Blige.
You asked and we listened – every show on Farewell Yellow Brick Road is now available to be added to one of our custom t-shirts!
Whether you’ve already been to a concert and want a personalised memento, or need to get kitted out for an upcoming show, you’ll be able to create a custom shirt just how you want it. Choose your style and colour, add your favourite Elton photo and logo and finish off by adding your show date!