Elton John is the most enduringly successful singer-songwriter of all time. His life is extraordinary, his seven decades (so far) packed with incredible highs and lows. Now, in his own words and with his usual honesty, he shares his story - every hilarious, heartbreaking moment.
He reveals the truth about his childhood growing up in the London suburb of Pinnef, and his difficult relationship with his parents. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with unlikely dreams of pop stardom. By the age of twenty-here, he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled at-shirt and boots with wings.nElton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.