Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

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 art...

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Title:Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s
Author:Tom Doyle
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ISBN:1101884185
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s Reviews

  • Cat
    Dec 05, 2016
    Not a huge Elton John fan, but thought I'd take a peek at this one. Too slow and too many redundancies. Needs better editing. Maybe a die hard fan would appreciate it. I'd pass on it....
  • Kristine
    Mar 05, 2017
    Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s by Tom Doyle is a free NetGalley ebook that I read between late February into early March.Stopping briefly to describe Reg Wright, a tightly-worn, worrisome, insecure lad, Doyle fully unleashes who will become the flamboyant balladeer, pi...
  • Wendi Manning
    Jan 18, 2017
    So richly detailed!! Occasionally a bit too detailed, but still a great book. I learned so much about Elton John and the times that I never knew. I love Elton's music from that time and to find out what his life was like while all those amazing songs were being written was fascinating. I highly reco...
  • Mike
    Jan 21, 2017
    Tom Doyle, author of Paul McCartney Man on the Run returns with another captivating book, Captain Fantastic, the glitter and glam story of legendary songwriter Elton John during the colorful 1970's. Doyle takes the reader on a magical parallel persona alteration as ordinary Reginald Kenneth Dwight ...
  • TMcB
    Apr 08, 2017
    I admit it. I am an Elton John fan…..specifically, the Elton John from 1970 thru 1975. You know, the one that had 7 consecutive #1 albums (in less than 5 years), the one who produced 58 Top 40 singles (27 in the Top 10 and 9 #1’s), who had a Top 100 hit for 31 consecutive years. The sexual...
  • Chris Jaffe
    Apr 17, 2017
    It's OK, but nothing great. You get some nice info - the horrible studio in Jamaica with the toilet seat caked in yellow; Elton owning goldfish in the late 1960s named John & Yoko; him enjoying the friendship of Groucho Marx. But it's fairly standard for the most part. ...
  • Timothy Neesam
    May 06, 2017
    Fairly straightforward recounting of Elton John's career, focusing on the 1970s. John made a series of incredibly popular albums over a very short period of time (roughly 1970-75) and the book does a good job of his rise, relating the stresses that came with such an intense period of creativity, the...
  • Sara Goldenberg
    May 12, 2017
    It wasn't that good. ...
  • P.e. lolo
    May 11, 2017
    This is a good book into the rise of Elton John from his childhood to his chart success from “your song” and throughout the 70’s. The author takes you through the different bands he joined and how he began writing music until he met Bernie Taupin. Together they would have some of the ...
  • Andy Miller
    May 22, 2017
    Reading this book about Elton John during the seventies, when he went from being a nobody to the top in just a couple of years and where he stayed for the rest of the decade ,reminded me of listening to him at the time and how he absolutely dominated the music scene. I loved reading the back story o...