Elton John Announces ‘Me’ Autobiography

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Elton John has revealed the cover and title of his first official autobiography. The book, simply titled Me, will be released on October 15 via Henry Holt and Co. in the U.S. and MacMillan in the U.K. The classic rock legend announced the news on March 25, his 72nd birthday.

The book is available for pre-order in the U.S. here and the U.K. here.

John is also the subject of the upcoming biopic, Rocketman, scheduled to open on May 31. He is currently on what he calls his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which began on September 8, 2018, and is expected to encompass three years and 300 dates. Tickets are available here and here.

Watch John introduce the book

From the book’s announcement: “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 song-writing 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.”

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