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MADMEN ACROSS THE WATER — How America fell in love with Elton John (and Bernie Taupin, right): Harvey Kubernik chronicles Elton's U.S. breakthrough in 1970. PLUS Melody Maker's Richard Williams reports on the former Reg Dwight's storming of the States and Circus' Jacoba Atlas talks to Bernie in the wake of Elt's Troubadour triumph…
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