This Web site recently reported that a joint celebration is in the works. The L.A. gala is to mark both Elton's 70th birthday and his 50-year songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin.
And just a few days before the star turns 70, a new biography will be published.
Tom Doyle's Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through The '70s (in hardcover and eBook versions) is based on a series of one-on-one interviews with the Rocket Man, and is already earning kudos. Publishers Weekly, for instance, calls it ''energetic,'' while Kirkus Reviews considers the book to be ''an intriguing portrait.''
Eltonjohnworld.com will also be featuring a review in the near future.