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Stories of sex, drugs, rock & roll galore in Elton memoir

Stories of sex, drugs, rock & roll galore in Elton memoir

New Delhi: Did you know that Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere once almost had a fistfight over Princess Diana or, Katharine Hepburn used Elton John's swimming pool and ended up cleaning' it?

These interesting facts are mentioned by Elton in his just-released memoir Me: Elton John , which is a no-holds-barred account of his life and work and is filled with sex, drugs and rock and roll.

In 1993, he hosted a dinner in honour of the then head of Walt Disney Studios Jeffrey Katzenberg and among the guests were Stallone, Gere and Diana besides George Michael and Richard Curtis and his wife Emma Freud. In his official autobiography, published globally by Pan Macmillan, Elton reveals several other truths about his extraordinary life.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from halfheartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation.

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