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TitleScattershot : life, music, Elton, and me / Bernie Taupin.
AuthorTaupin, Bernie, author.
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DublinChecked OutBIO TAUPIN31952002400211Due on 3/19/2024

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International Standard Book Number 9780306828676
International Standard Book Number 9780306828690 (electronic bk.)
International Standard Book Number 0306828693 (electronic bk.)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 782.42166092 23/eng/20230915
Personal Name Taupin, Bernie, author.
Title Statement Scattershot : life, music, Elton, and me / Bernie Taupin.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, : Hachette Books, 2023.
Physical Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Formatted Contents Note Prologue: Once upon a time in the West End -- What's it all about, BT? -- The ballad of Reg and Bern -- Turning left at Greenland -- First bite -- Close encounter of the literary kid -- Nous Avons des Canards dans le Hall -- Straight time -- Ralphie and the Dali -- The Bajan Chronicles -- Showdown at the Gilded Grape -- John Lennon's not so lost weekend -- Weird scenes from the old world -- Rocky Mountain high for real -- The days of wine and noses -- The little white wonder -- The ragtop leaves on Friday -- Bad day in Montserrat -- Overdone down under -- In-between -- Don't fence me in -- Welcome to the reckoning -- Epilogue.
Summary, Etc. An evocative, clear-eyed, and revealing memoir by Bernie Taupin, the lyrical master and long-time collaborator of Elton John"I loved writing, I loved chronicling life and every moment I was cogent, sober, or blitzed, I was forever feeding off my surroundings, making copious notes as ammunition for future compositions. . . . The thing is good, bad, or indifferent I never stopped writing, it was as addictive as any drug." This is the memoir music fans have been waiting for. Half of one of the greatest creative partnerships in popular music, Bernie Taupin is the man who wrote the lyrics for Elton John, who conceived the ideas that spawned countless hits, and sold millions and millions of records. Together, they were a duo, a unit, an immovable object. Their extraordinary, half-century-and-counting creative relationship has been chronicled in biopics (like 2019's Rocketman) and even John's own autobiography, Me. But Taupin, a famously private person, has kept his own account of their adventures close to his chest, until now. Written with honesty and candor, Scattershot allows the reader to witness events unfolding from Taupin's singular perspective, sometimes front and center, sometimes from the edge, yet always described vibrantly, with an infectious energy that only a vivid songwriter's prose could offer. From his childhood in the East Midlands of England whose imagination was sparked and forever informed by the distinctly American mythopoetics of country music and cowboy culture, to the glittering, star-studded fishbowl of '70s and '80s Beverly Hills, Scattershot is simultaneously a Tom Jones­-like picaresque journey across a landscape of unforgettable characters, as well as a striking, first-hand account of a creative era like no other and one man's experience at the core of it. An exciting, multi-decade whirlwind told in a non-linear yet grounded narrative, Scattershot whizzes around the world as we ride shotgun with Bernie on his extraordinary life. We visit Los Angeles with him and Elton on the cusp of global fame. We spend time with him in Australia almost in residency at an infamous rock 'n' roll hotel in an endless blizzard of drugs. And we spend late, late night hours with John Lennon, with Bob Marley, and hanging with Frank Sinatra. And beyond the world of popular music, we witness memorable encounters with writers like Graham Greene, painters like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, and scores of notable misfits, miscreants, eccentrics, and geniuses, known and unknown. Even if they're not famous in their own right, they are stars on the page, and we discover how they inspired the indelible lyrics to songs such as "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," "Bennie and The Jets," and so many more. Unique and utterly compelling, Scattershot will transport the reader across the decades and around the globe, along the way meeting some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century, and into the vivid imaginings of one of music's most legendary lyricists.
Subject-Personal Name John, Elton Friends and associates.
Subject-Personal Name Taupin, Bernie.
Subject-Personal Name Taupin, Bernie Friends and associates.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Composers Biography. Great Britain
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Lyricists Biography. Great Britain
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Paroliers Biographies. Grande-Bretagne
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Compositeurs Biographies. Grande-Bretagne
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