Tomahawk Press has just released Cosmic Dancer, about Elton's late friend, Marc Bolan.
Author Paul Roland tells the story of the rocker's rollercoaster rise to fame and his resurrection as the selfstyled 'Godfather of Punk' that promised to put him back on top until the fatal accident which cut short his life and hopes of a comeback.
Roland, who was himself managed as a recording artist by Marc's widow June Bolan, has been the acknowledged expert on the singer since 1978 when he published the first British fanzine, Cosmic Dancer and the first full-length biography, Electric Warrior.
But now having interviewed several members of Bolan's family and friends (some for the first time), as well as band members, roadcrew and other associates, Roland is able to present a truly definitive account of one of the most colourful and contradictory characters in rock augmented with excerpts from archive interviews with Bolan himself. The writer did not speak with Elton, although there are some references to the pop star.
Cosmic Dancer features a cover by the renowned artist George Underwood and is illustrated with many rare and previously unpublished photographs.