After 54 years of legendary entertainment, Sir Elton John has announced that he finally doesn’t mind putting into words how wonderful life is with him in the world.
Partnering with The Guardian critic Alexis Petridis, John will write his first, and only, autobiography, set for publishing via Henry Holt & Company in 2019. Petridis has penned an acclaimed succession of musicians’ memoirs for the likes of Bob Dylan, Morrissey, Patti Smith and Keith Richards.
John said of the book in a statement:
I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person. I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realise what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living. I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world ? and have had the joyful honour of rubbing shoulders and working with so many of the people at the heart of these changes. My life has been one helluva rollercoaster ride and it’s still lumbering on. I hope readers will enjoy the ride too.
Enjoy Paste Cloud audio from a 1982 John concert below.