Elton John to Write First Book- 'Love is the Cure'

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According to the New York Times, Tony winner Elton John will pen his first book, titled 'Love is the Cure: Ending the Global Aids Epidemic.' Publisher Little, Brown & Company told NYT that the book will include 'the very personal stories of Sir Elton's life during the AIDS epidemic, including his agony at seeing friend after friend perish needlessly.' A release date has not yet been announced.

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In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award.

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. John composed the music for a West End Theatre production of Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005 with playwright Lee Hall. Along with 'Billy Elliot', John's other Broadway hits include 'The Lion King' and 'Aida'.

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