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Tin Pan Alley : The Rise of Elton John
by Keith Hayward


Overview - This unique book focuses on two stars. One is Sir Elton John and his rise from jobbing songwriter to the breakthrough gigs at the LA Troubadour in 1970. The other is Tin Pan Alley itself. Denmark Street, in London's west end, was home to Britain's music publishing industry.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This unique book focuses on two stars. One is Sir Elton John and his rise from jobbing songwriter to the breakthrough gigs at the LA Troubadour in 1970. The other is Tin Pan Alley itself. Denmark Street, in London's west end, was home to Britain's music publishing industry. A world filled with sharp, but often surprisingly generous, publishers and the songwriters who needed to sell them their songs to survive. Elton John and Bernie Taupin found themselves in exactly this position before success came knocking. Author and Elton John fan, Keith Hayward, seamlessly weaves these two worlds together by interviewing those that were there. Band mates in Bluesology and the Elton John Band, Tony Taupin (brother of Bernie), manager Ray Williams, lyricists Gary Osborne and Bill Martin, songwriter Tony Hatch, music publicist Tony King and many more share their thoughts and memories. With never-before-seen photos, Tin Pan Alley: The Rise of Elton John is the first book to focus solely on the artist's formative years. It is a must not only for Sir Elton's army of fans but for anyone with an interest in music history. Music business journalist, Nigel Hunter, who worked in the Alley, provides a funny and touching preface and epilogue. The jacket has been specially designed by David Larkham, who was responsible for producing many of Sir Elton's early album covers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780957144200
  • ISBN-10: 0957144202
  • Publisher: Soundcheck Books
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 214
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 6.25 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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