Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed

Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed


By (author) Dr Gavin Edwards

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  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 18mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 030734603X
  • ISBN 13: 9780307346032
  • Sales rank: 745,799

Product description

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches? If you are a music fan, you may be aware of some of music's most enduring mysteries. Where did Pearl Jam get their name? Are the White Stripes related by blood or by marriage? Did Mama Cass really die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard just about every strange question, racy rumor, and legend of the music world. As the writer of "Rolling Stone"'s "Rolling Stone Knows" column, Edwards proved himself as a one-man encyclopedia of music trivia. Now he shares all of his knowledge with you. Look inside to find the answers to these questions and more: -What's the connection between The Beach Boys and Charles Manson? -How did Dr. Dre and Eminem meet? -Did Mick Jagger and David Bowie really sleep together? -What's the deal with Led Zeppelin and the shark? -What's the feud between The Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement all about? -Was Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" really written about his most private body part? "Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?" might not tell you who shot Tupac or why Celine Dion is still allowed to make records, but with thorough research and answers straight from the mouths of the performers themselves, Edwards will help you become a music geek extraordinaire.

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Author information

Freelance know-it-all Gavin Edwards is a contributing editor for "Rolling Stone" and has written for "Details" and "Spin." He is the author of "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Pants." He lives in New York City with his wife, Jen, and their son, Strummer.

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" Gavin' s the best writer ever. Shakespeare' s an asshole next to this guy." -- Mark Hoppus, Blink-182