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Elvis '68 Comeback

Author : Steve Binder
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2022-04-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781645176732

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"An in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/ producer Steve Binder. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis's controlling manager Colonel Parker, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis's trust."--Amazon.com

The Comeback

Author : Simon Goddard
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2018-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1785585819

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1968. A year of riots, revolution and world-changing Rock'n'roll. Except for Elvis Presley. The King of the Fifties had become the Clown of the Sixties, churning out bad music in dismal films, a humiliating spectre of his former glory. In the words of the hip young director assigned to his first TV special, Elvis' reputation was "in the toilet." However the same director, Steve Binder, was now about to save it. Together they would embark on the biggest creative fight of Elvis' life. Overcoming insecurity, paranoia, a failing marriage, network censors, drugs, the over-protective Memphis Mafia, the sabotaging whims of manager Colonel Tom Parker and the heat exhaustion of his soon-to-be iconic black leather suit, with his '68 TV Special Elvis gave the defining performance of his career. He never sang harder, rocked wilder or blazed sexier. This was Elvis, The Resurrection.

Elvis '68 Comeback

Author : Steve Binder
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 347 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2022-05-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781645179320

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A chronicle of the comeback performance that marked Elvis Presley’s return from the screen to the stage. Includes exclusive content from the show’s director, Steve Binder. The book contains a foreword by noted film director Baz Luhrmann, whose film credits include Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, and the 2022 Warner Brothers feature film, Elvis. Take a tour behind the scenes at the NBC television special that relaunched Elvis Presley’s career as a stage musician. Author Steve Binder—who directed the TV special—provides exclusive content that gives fans even more insight into the performance that many see as a high point in the King of Rock’s reign of American music. Elvis ’68 Comeback includes full-color photographs and detailed commentary on the show’s development and production, making this an excellent addition to the shelf of every Elvis fan. Foreword by film director Baz Luhrmann.

Elvis in Vegas

Author : Richard Zoglin
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2020-11-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501151200

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Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin Pdf

“Outstanding pop-culture history.” —Newsday The “smart and zippy account” (The Wall Street Journal) of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time. Elvis’s 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage in more than eight years. His career had gone sour—bad movies, mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts—and he’d been dismissed by most critics as over-the-hill. But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawing more people for his four-week engagement than any other show in Vegas history. His performance got rave reviews; “Suspicious Minds,” the song he introduced there, gave him his first number-one hit in seven years; and Elvis became Vegas’s biggest star. Over the next seven years, he performed more than 600 shows there, and sold out every one. Las Vegas was changed, too. By the end of the ‘60s, Vegas’ golden age—when the Rat Pack led a glittering array of stars who made it the nation’s premier live-entertainment center—was losing its luster. Elvis created a new kind of Vegas show: an over-the-top, rock-concert extravaganza. He set a new bar for Vegas performers, with the biggest salary, the biggest musical production, and the biggest promotion campaign the city had ever seen. He opened the door to a new generation of pop/rock artists and brought a new audience to Vegas—not the traditional well-heeled older gamblers, but a mass audience from Middle America that Vegas depends on for its success to this day. At once “a fascinating history of Vegas as gambling capital, celebrity playground, mob hangout, [and] entertainment Valhalla” (Rolling Stone) and the incredible “tale of how the King got his groove back” (Associated Press), Elvis in Vegas is a classic feel-good story for the ages.

Return of the King

Author : Gillian G. Gaar
Publisher : Jawbone Press
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2010-06-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781906002961

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Return of the King by Gillian G. Gaar Pdf

(Book). On January 1, 1967, a contract between "Colonel" Tom Parker and his sole client, Elvis Presley, gave Parker a 50 percent cut of profits that Presley generated. It was a shameless grab for a bigger piece of a pie that had actually been shrinking for some time. Though Parker's plan to reestablish Presley as a star after he left the army proved successful at first (with the triumph of films like G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii ), by 1967 Presley's singles struggled to break the top 20, and he hadn't hit number one for six years. Amazingly, by the end of 1968 he was artistically revitalized, reemerging in a TV comeback special and slimmed down for the now-iconic black leather suit. It was the pivotal moment of the second great period of Presley's career, which lasted through to the end of 1970, during which he recorded some of his most enduring records, including "Suspicious Minds" and "In the Ghetto." Return of the King document's Presley reclamation of his crown, making an extraordinary transition from fading balladeer to engaged, vital artist.

Real Life Rock

Author : Greil Marcus
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 599 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2015-01-01
Category : Newspapers
ISBN : 9780300196641

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The Washington Post hails Greil Marcus as our greatest cultural critic. Writing in the London Review of Books, D. D. Guttenplan calls him probably the most astute critic of American popular culture since Edmund Wilson. For nearly thirty years, he has written a remarkable column that has migrated from the Village Voice to Artforum, Salon, City Pages, Interview, and The Believer and currently appears in the Barnes & Noble Review. It has been a laboratory where Marcus has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to movies to advertisements, teasing out from the welter of everyday objects what amounts to a de facto theory of cultural transmission. Published to complement the paperback edition of The History of Rock & Roll in Ten Songs, Real Life Rock reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce, vivid, astute, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and casual brilliance.

Elvis Presley

Author : Spencer Leigh
Publisher : McNidder & Grace
Page : 631 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2017-08-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780857161666

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If you love Elvis you will love this book. Everything you wanted to know about Elvis in astonishing detail: his life, his love of music, his movies and his career. 'If you had just landed on this planet and had no idea who Elvis Presley was, you might listen to a song and say, 'That's good', but if you walked into an arena and watched him perform, it would be a different beast altogether. He had incredible stage presence. If you want to know what the 'X Factor' really is, watch Elvis Presley' from the Foreword by Russell Watson. On Tuesday 16 August 1977 Elvis Presley collapsed and died in the bathroom of his home in Memphis. He was 42 years old. The media went into overdrive. On the news, there were pictures of fans weeping and late-night vigils. There were special supplements in the newspapers and experts analysed his career – the good and the bad, but never the ugly. Once again, Elvis Presley was the biggest-selling record artist on the planet. Spencer Leigh, renowned biographer, has written a masterful account about Elvis. He delves into how music became an integral part of the America's Deep South - Elvis' birthplace. He discusses what separated Elvis from his contemporaries, just how old was Priscilla when they first met, his bizarre relationship with his manager Colonel Parker, how did he reinvent himself for Las Vegas and most importantly, why did he have to die so young?

The Comeback

Author : Simon Goddard
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2018-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1785585819

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1968. A year of riots, revolution and world-changing Rock'n'roll. Except for Elvis Presley. The King of the Fifties had become the Clown of the Sixties, churning out bad music in dismal films, a humiliating spectre of his former glory. In the words of the hip young director assigned to his first TV special, Elvis' reputation was "in the toilet." However the same director, Steve Binder, was now about to save it. Together they would embark on the biggest creative fight of Elvis' life. Overcoming insecurity, paranoia, a failing marriage, network censors, drugs, the over-protective Memphis Mafia, the sabotaging whims of manager Colonel Tom Parker and the heat exhaustion of his soon-to-be iconic black leather suit, with his '68 TV Special Elvis gave the defining performance of his career. He never sang harder, rocked wilder or blazed sexier. This was Elvis, The Resurrection.

Elvis

Author : Ken Sharp
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2009-08-10
Category : Rock concerts
ISBN : 0615299512

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Elvis by Ken Sharp Pdf

July 31, 1969 marks an historic milestone in Elvis's career. Bolstered by the runaway success of the '68 Comeback show and energized by productive recording sessions at American Sound Studios, which would spawn such timeless hits as "Suspicious Minds", "In The Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy," Elvis launched his return to live performance at Las Vegas's International Hotel in the summer of 1969. "Elvis: Vegas '69" commemorates the 40th anniversary of Elvis's historic return to live performance. Written by Ken Sharp, the book tells the remarkable story of Elvis's return to the concert stage told through first-hand accounts by those lucky enough to be on hand to witness Elvis's miraculous artistic and creative rebirth. Culling 100 new interviews, the 60,000 word text offers a gripping account of this seminal event told by the people who were there including Priscilla Presley, Elvis's TCB bandmates, the Sweet Inspirations, the Imperials, the Memphis Mafia, celebrities in attendance, International hotel personnel including owner Kirk Kerkorian, hotel President Alex Shoofey, publicity and showroom staff, security, international media and much more. Learn the backstory behind what led to Elvis's triumphant return to live performance. You'll go behind closed doors with Elvis and the band in pre-show rehearsals and revel in the excitement and anticipation of opening night. We'll also exhaustively chronicle the opening show on July 31, 1969 through the eyes of the people that were there, press conference, after show celebration and more. Packed with over 150 stunning full color and B&W images, many culled from the Graceland archives, vintage Vegas/Elvis concert memorabilia, a '69 show index and much more, the book will transport the reader back to the Strip for one of the most electrifying moments in Elvis's monumental career.

Elvis Presley

Author : Joel Williamson,Donald Lewis Shaw
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780199863174

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Elvis Presley by Joel Williamson,Donald Lewis Shaw Pdf

One of the most admired Southern historians of our time paints an intimate portrait of Elvis Presley, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society, that illuminates the zenith of his career, showing how Elvis himself changed—and didn't—and providing a deeper understanding of the man and his times.

The Impressionist Murders

Author : William Sargent
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2012-10-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1475956649

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The Impressionist Murders by William Sargent Pdf

Two Arab men are found murdered near downtown Houston, Texas, and detectives Ross Clayton and Leona Stillwell are sent to investigate. These arent ordinary murders, howeverthe bodies are arranged to mirror a famous Impressionist painting, and the exactitude of the killing gives Clayton cause to be concerned. He suspects this killer isnt finished. His suspicions turn out to be correct as more men end up dead and similarly arranged. Every victim is of Arab descent, and its hard to deny the killer must have both some kind of racial vendetta and a love for Impressionist art. Clayton and his partner have no choice but to seek out an expertLund Corbel from the Houston Fine Arts Museum. He sets them on the right path, but their path gets crowded as the serial killer continues the spree. Clayton has solved plenty of strange crimes before, but hes beginning to feel out of his depth, especially following the death of a fellow cop in pursuit of another investigation involving drugs, prostitution, and murder. Soon, two investigations collide, and the end wont be as pretty as a painting.

Scotty and Elvis

Author : Scotty Moore
Publisher : University Press of Mississippi
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2013-05-24
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781617038181

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Scotty and Elvis by Scotty Moore Pdf

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the triorecorded an old blues number called "That's All Right, Mama." It turned out to be Elvis's first single and the defining record of his early style, with a trillingguitar hook that swirled country and blues together and minted a sound with unforgettable appeal. Its success launched a whirlwind of touring, radio appearances, and Elvis's first break into movies. Scotty was there every step of the way as both guitarist and manager, until Elvis's new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, pushed him out. Scotty and Elvis would not perform together again until the classic 1968 "comeback" television special. Scotty never saw Elvis after that. With both Bill Black and Elvis gone, Scotty Moore is the only one left to tell the story of how Elvis and Scotty transformed popular music and how Scotty created the sound that became a prototype for so many rock guitarists to follow. Thoroughly updated, this edition delivers guitarist Scotty Moore's story as never before

Elvis Lives

Author : Elvis Presley
Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Music
ISBN : 1423445775

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Elvis Lives by Elvis Presley Pdf

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Matching folio to the special live-concert show at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis on August 16, 2002 celebrating the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Featuring Elvis via video and a host of former bandmates live on stage, the two-hour concert showcased many favorite hits, including: Are You Lonesome Tonight? * Burning Love * Can't Help Falling in Love * In the Ghetto * My Way * Suspicious Minds * That's All Right * and many more. 23 songs in all!

Elvis Music FAQ

Author : Mike Eder
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2013-09-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781617135811

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Elvis Music FAQ by Mike Eder Pdf

Why is Elvis Presley's body of recorded work still so relevant nearly 60 years after he began recording? ÊElvis Music FAQÊ is for anyone who has been inspired by an Elvis Presley record. Following in the tradition of the FAQ series in ÊElvis Music FAQÊ a lot of rare information is woven together in one concise entertaining package. There are chapters about every year of Elvis's career including a look at his pioneering original record label Sun; insight on his management; the continued importance of television in his career; a summation of each Presley concert tour; the inside scoop about the role Elvis's band members and songwriters played in his sound; stories about the amusing musical oddities created by those trying to ride on the Elvis success train; details about the contentious role drugs played in his career; and finally a full review of every record the King ever issued. One might say that the only truths about Elvis Presley can be found in the grooves of his records where his natural talent and passion for music comes through always. ÊElvis Music FAQÊ aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.

Elvis

Author : Michael Heatley
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2011-05-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 078582779X

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Elvis by Michael Heatley Pdf

Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known simply as Elvis and is often referred to as "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on 8th January 1935, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor and by 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences such as pop, country, gospel and R&B he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. He starred in 33 successful films, sold over a billion records earning him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards, received 14 Grammy nominations, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and has been honored in four Halls of Fame. He was truly a legend. The book is accompanied by a fabulous CD showcasing Elvis’ legendary Sun Sessions—including his first recorded single, “That's All Right”. Elvis may have left the building but his music will forever live on. SONGS ON THE CD That's All Right I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') I Love You Because Just Because Harbor Lights Tomorrow Night When It Rains It Really Pours Satisfied I Got a Woman My Happiness Blue Moon of Kentucky I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine Good Rockin Tonight