With over 300 million records sold in his five-decade career, Elton John is the best-selling artist worldwide. He ranks second only to the Beatles in the pantheon of the most collectible rock and pop artists ever. The Elton John Scrapbook Revised and Updated eBook edition is what his fiercely loyal following has been waiting for —it explores more of the much-loved legendary rock musician's extraordinary career with biographical background, interviews with his associates and musical collaborators, anecdotes, critical commentary, fan favorite lists, an ultimate pop trivia quiz, collecting Elton memorabilia, his humanitarian efforts, including the worldwide Elton John AIDS Foundation, and so much more!
Praise for The Elton John Scrapbook
"M. A. Cassata has a long history of writing fascinating books about several of the pop world's true icons. This book shows off all of her strong points, which draws upon her vast knowledge about Elton, and about the music business in general. Music fans love Cassata for her adherence to detail, and with Elton John as a subject she truly has a true field day! From fascinating facts about Elton's vast catalog of music, to his addictions, his outrageous fashion sense, his personal life, and a complete discography, this book has it all!" — Mark Bego, author of 60 books on rock & roll and show business including Elton John: The Bitch is Back
The energy, the melody, and the poetry of Elton John and Bernie Taupin—a songwriting team equal to John Lennon and Paul McCartney—demanded my attention from the moment, in 1971, that I first heard “Your Song” pouring from my stereo speakers. I’ve been paying attention ever since, and that’s why I find M.A. Cassata’s Elton John Scrapbook a delight. This revised and updated tribute—long awaited by many—contains a wealth of information and rarely seen photos that paint an intimate and unforgettable portrait of one of our most compelling performers. Cassata, a veteran rock journalist who has interviewed such icons as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, McCartney, and Elton himself, has put together a book that his fans will treasure. —Robert Rosen, author of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon
"Long-time entertainment journalist M.A. Cassata is in a class all by herself when it comes to covering the legends of show biz. The revised and updated Elton John Scrapbook is one of her finest works, and this very well-written, riveting glimpse into the fascinating career of the inimitable showman will delight fans of all ages." —Alissa Wolf, author of Punk Rock Princess
"The Elton John Scrapbook offers a rollicking journey through the decades of memories—a celebration of the life and career of one man. Whether you are a new fan or an old one, these pages will connect you with one of our premier entertainers and give you a greater appreciation for his genius.” —Tom Stanton, NYT bestselling author and founder of the Elton Expo and East End Lights, the Elton John magazine
“I was honored to be asked to contribute to the first edition of The Elton John Scrapbook by M.A. Cassata. I've been a fan of Elton John's music for many, many years, and it was exciting to be part of a book that I thought delivered on exactly what it intended to do - offer an informative, fun and entertaining look at Elton's career. This updated version provides additional info on Elton’s career through 2017.”—David Sigler, Radio Show Host of Two Rooms: Celebrating the Music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
“Refusing to take a paint-by-numbers approach and showing a true, honest appreciation for her subjects, pop-culture author M.A. Cassata has always been in a class by herself. Throughout The Elton John Scrapbook, she takes readers, and fellow fans, on a thrilling, page-turning ride that never lets up.” —Vinny Cecolini, Author of Shooting the Sh*t Volume One: Conversations with Rock Anti-Heroes, Icons & Metal Gods
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About the Author
M.A. Cassata is a 25-plus year veteran writer in the entertainment field. Always fascinated by pop culture, her diverse writing career has included such publications as Variety, Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, The New York Daily News, Goldmine, American Songwriter, People Weekly, Rolling Stone, Hit Parader, and others. Cassata has penned several books on celebrities including One Direction, Big Time Rush, Ariana Grande, Cher, Elton John, Jim Carrey, Britney Spears, Michael J. Fox and The Monkees. She was the former Editorial Director of Popstar! Publications which published popular celebrity entertainment/teen magazines. Cassata continues to contribute to a variety of entertainment-oriented print and online publications. She also maintains two entertainment-based websites: The Macwire.com and Ontheteenbeat.com. She lives in northern New Jersey. For more info on her complete works visit the author's site at Macassata.com.