Readers may remember that Donald Gibson‘s Elton John FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Rocket Man was to be released in 2017–then in 2018.
It has a new publication date now: June 11, 2019.
Like others in Backbeat Books‘ FAQ series, it contains enlightening data, compact histories, rare photographs and period ephemera, all organised into chapters equally suitable for a straight-through read or random perusal.
Gibson touches on every major episode from Sir Elton’s life, from his humble, and at times disheartening, childhood in the North London suburb of Pinner to his serendipitous meeting with lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he’d form one of pop’s most successful songwriting partnerships.
Scrutinising the highs and lows of a life crammed with musical phases and sartorial changes, the book underscores not only the renowned musician’s talents, but the truth behind tales that are familiar only to diehard fans.