Bernie Taupin Signed “Elton: It’s A Little Bit Funny” Hardcover - 1977
Extremely rare First Edition oversize Hardcover edition of Bernie Taupin’s 1977 homage to his friend, former partner, and lifelong collaborator Sir Elton John. The hardcover is virtually impossible to find now, making this a standout collectible for the discerning Elton John fan. Book is in fine, impeccable condition with bright orange boards and yellow and blue pastedowns, with original dust jacket in Very Good condition, having just minor folds on reverse and slight tear at the top of the spine. Original price of $12.95 printed on the back cover. Facsimile signature opposite copyright page.
In 1976, Elton John’s year-long world concert tour smashed attendance records from Earl’s Court, London, to Madison Square Garden. Onstage, he was seen by millions; offstage, he lived in a private world known only to a few close friends. Now, with the help of gifted lyricist/poet Bernie Taupin and rock photographer David Nutter, Elton shares that very private world with the public, revealing for the first time an entire year of personal adventures and memories aboard his private plane, on the beaches of Barbados, at intimate backstage gatherings, and in quiet moments with friends (including some very famous faces).
Never before has a rock performer authorized such a candid exploration of his private life; never before has the glitter – and lunacy – of the concert touring scene been recorded with such sensitive clarity. Through photographs and text, this magical memoir captures the essence of one legendary superstar and one very special human being: Elton John (and it’s a little but funny, too).