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Newswire: Elton John is finally writing his memoirs

For all of us who’ve spent the last 40 years wondering about the backstory of Elton John’s massive collection of funky spectacles, we’re finally going to get some closure. That seems like the most pressing issue for the 69-year-old music icon to cover in his upcoming memoir, right? John announced today that he will be co-writing the autobiography with the Guardian’s music critic Alexis Petridis, Vulture reports.

“I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person,” John confessed in a statement. “I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living. I have grown up in a period of extraordinary change in our world—and …

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