In October 1975, Elton John was the biggest pop star in the world. His last two albums, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" and "Rock of the Westies, " had entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1, a first for any artist."No one had ever done that before, " he wrote in his 2019 memoir, Me. " "Not Elvis, not the Beatles.
John and his manager/romantic partner, John Reid, had flown their friends and families, along with a British documentary film crew, from London to L. To help celebrate this milestone, and all had gathered at John's secluded Beverly Hills estate the day prior to the Dodger Stadium concert to hobnob, sip champagne and fete the host. "And that, " wrote John, was when I decided to try and commit suicide again. John goes on to say he had no intention of actually killing himself, having swallowed "a load of Valium" and thrown himself in his swimming pool in full view of his guests. His songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, who was there that day, wholeheartedly agrees.
Just our boy putting on a dramatic show for friends and relatives. He was very good at that! John was still a year away from publicly revealing his bisexuality, as he framed it, to Rolling Stone, and was in the throes of an addiction trifecta, to drugs, food and sex.
If life didn't come easily to him, writing some of the rock era's most indelible hit songs and performing them for thousands did. "It was the only time I really felt in control of what I did, " John wrote of playing live. Indeed, twenty-four hours later I was onstage at Dodger Stadium. " The shows, he concluded with no false modesty, "were a complete triumph.
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