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8 September 2017 #545

Cover Story: Elton

Ed#545 Elton

From ‘Crocodile Rock’ to ‘Candle in the Wind’, Elton John has a song for just about any occasion, and any person. On the eve of his Australian tour, we take a look at the epic legacy of the Rocket Man. Music journalist Stuart Coupe wises up and realises that, after years of dismissing him, Elton John is a music master. And musician Megan Washington writes about how Elton has influenced her, from a childhood obsession to a shared stage. We also take a trip down memory lane with Elton and some of his pals in Click.

Also in this issue...

Melina Marchetta reflects on the 25 years since the release of her book Looking for Alibrandi in Letter to My Younger Self; we talk to Angus and Julia Stone about their new album; Tex Perkins talks about his memoir and tales of rock’n’roll; we look at how Finland is solving its housing problem; and in The Big Picture, we look at photographic masterpieces from around the world – all taken on iPhones. 

The star of this edition’s Vendor Profile is Doug from Canberra. We have Streetsheet contributions from Richard K and Mariann B from Melbourne; Steve W from Perth; Jason A from Brisbane; and Anthony from Adelaide. We also have a letter and photo from David S in Sydney. In Return to Vendor this edition we hear about the friendship between Jacob from Sydney and his regular customer Kelly.

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