"The Elton John Tapes-Elton John In Conversation With Andy Peebles"-1981-St. martin's Press-6" X 9"-54 pages-softcover book-with photos-Signed By Elton John.A prolific songwriter and a flamboyant performer, Elton John had 30 different hits on the top 40 charts between 1970 and 1982. His super-theatrical stage appearances, with Elton John changing into a succession of elaborate costumes and outlandish spectacles, helped make him a pop megastar. His hit tunes included "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road," "Your Song," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Rocket Man." All were written with his longtime lyricist, Bernie Taupin. Although John lost a bit of his shine during the '80s, he re-emerged as a force in the 1990s, touring and recording and cementing his spot among the pop music aristocracy. Elton John performed his song "Candle in the Wind" at the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997, and the song went on to become an international best-seller. John (like Paul McCartney) was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. In the 21st century he has continued to perform widely, doing a long series of tours with fellow 1970s pop star Billy Joel and taking up a semi-permanent residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.The book has been autographed on the front cover by Elton John...........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.