“By the time I started working with Elton John, the papers and magazines were always asking me if I knew who would be the ‘next big music star’. I worked with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones very early in their careers, and the papers always sold out when photos of the bands ran. I was in America, I think, when I first heard Elton on the radio in the early 1970s. I thought – wow – what talent! I had no idea that he was British. I tracked him down in London and took some portraits – and not one single magazine or newspaper was interested. Finally, British Vogue ran one of my pics. And sure enough, soon after, Elton John’s music was everywhere.
Back in 1975, when I worked with Elton for his famed two career-defining shows at Dodger Stadium, there was no one bigger in the world. Numerous number one albums and a sold-out world-wide tour – he was at the top. And he’s stayed at the top ever since. Elton allowed me full access to record these moments with my camera – on stage, at home, in the office, in the recording studio, we even went to see his beloved Watford FC play. I was really honoured to be let into his circle and consider him not only a dear friend, but an absolute genius.”