In 1998, Michael Heatley’s Elton John: The Life And Music of a Legendary Performer was published.
Since then the author has completed many more titles about household names: They include subjects like Ricky Gervais, Ryan Adams, Michael Jackson, and Deep Purple.
More recently, Heatley, along with Frank Hopkinson, has written The Boy in The Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics. Two of these are Elton’s: Someone Saved My Life Tonight and Song For Guy.
Besides explaining the songs’ origins, the book discusses how they fared in the charts.
Other acts who are mentioned in the book include Lou Reed, Kate Bush, R.E.M., Amy Winehouse, U2, Heart and the Pretenders.