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You may have heard about Bernie Taupin's memoir around the podcasts. If so, you would also have heard that Taupin's recollections are beautifully written - what else would you expect!

We have a wonderful bonus for fans of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin collaboration... With every purchase of SCATTERSHOT you will also receive a beautiful hardback packed with imagery and tidbits - ELTON JOHN by Terry O'Neill, normally $69.99!

The bonus book is applied in the Checkout when you Add-to-Cart. Stock is limited so get in quickly!

SHAKE SOME ACTION

Stuart Coupe lifts the lid on what it was like to interview renowned musicians like Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger; and shares other stories from his time in the music industry.

CAST MATES

Sam Twyford-Moore came to Abbey's Bookshop to chat about his new group biography, Cast Mates. Cast Mates is an in-depth look at the Australian film industry over the last few decades from the Golden Age of Hollywood, to today when the streaming giants have changed the industry.

PROBY AND ME

M.J. Cornwall writes about the life of American rockstar, PJ Proby who attracted a lot of controversy during his career. He was deported from the UK, blew his fortunes and had troubled marriages.

NO FIXED ADDRESS

Donald Robertson dropped into Abbey's to talk about his new book, No Fixed Address. The biography tells the story of Adelaide born Indigenous rock and reggae band, No Fixed Address who were the first Aboriginal rock band to release an album, appear on Countdown and tour overseas. The band has reunited and is currently touring to support the book this year.

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