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Elvis After Elvis

Author : Gilbert B. Rodman
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-18
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781136155062

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Elvis After Elvis by Gilbert B. Rodman Pdf

'For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy. His body may have failed him in 1977, but today his spirit, his image, and his myths do more than live on: they flourish, they thrive, they multiply.' Why is Elvis Presley so ubiquitous a presence in US culture? Why does he continue to enjoy a cultural prominence that would be the envy of the most heavily publicized living celebrities? In Elvis after Elvis Gil Rodman traces the myriad manifestations of The King in popular and not-so-popular culture. He asks why Elvis continues to defy our expectations of how dead stars are supposed to behave: Elvis not only refuses to go away, he keeps showing up in places where he seemingly doesn't belong. Rodman draws upon an extensive and eclectic body of Elvis 'sightings', from Elvis's appearances at the heart of the 1992 Presidential campaign to the debate over his worthiness as a subject for a postage stamp, and from Elvis's central role in furious debates about racism and the appropriation of African-American music to the world of Elvis impersonators and the importance of Graceland as a place of pilgrimage for Elvis fans and followers. Rodman shows how Elvis has become inseparable from many of the defining myths of US culture, enmeshed with the American dream and the very idea of the 'United States', caught up in debates about race, gender and sexuality and in the wars over what constitutes a national culture.

Elvis, Rock 'n' Roll Legend

Author : Susan Doll
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0785308717

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Elvis Presley

Author : Pamela Clarke Keogh
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2008-06-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781439108154

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Elvis Presley by Pamela Clarke Keogh Pdf

That voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls...Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture when, at the age of twenty-one, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he found fame, Elvis had a personal style that, like his music, had such a direct impact on his audience that it continues to influence us to this day. Elvis Presley compellingly examines Elvis' life and style to reveal the generous, complex, spiritual man behind the fourteen-carat-gold sunglasses and answers the question, "Why does Elvis matter?" "Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century," proclaimed Leonard Bernstein. By any measure, Presley's life was remarkable. From his modest beginnings in a two-room house to his meteoric rise to international fame, everything about his life -- his outsized talent to his car collection -- clamored for attention. And he got it; even today, Elvis continues to fascinate. Written with the assistance of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Pamela Clarke Keogh's biography draws on extensive research and interviews with Presley friends and family, among them Priscilla Presley, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Larry Geller, Bernard Lansky, famed Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby, and designer Bill Belew. Offered access to the Graceland archives, the author considered thousands of images, selecting more than one hundred color and black-and-white photographs for this book, many of them rarely seen before. Both a significant biography of the greatest entertainer of our time and a provocative celebration of what Presley means to America today, Elvis Presley introduces the man behind the myth, a very human superstar beloved by millions.

Last Train To Memphis

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Abacus
Page : 723 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2020-04-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780349144450

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Last Train To Memphis by Peter Guralnick Pdf

This is the first of two volumes that make up what is arguably the definitive Elvis biography. Rich in documentary and interview material, this volume charts Elvis' early years and his rise to fame, taking us up to his departure for Germany in 1958. Of all the biographies of Elvis - this is the one you will keep coming back to.

The Legend of Elvis Presley

Author : William Allen Harbinson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Singers
ISBN : 185051268X

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Elvis Presley

Author : Connie Plantz
Publisher : Enslow Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 0766021033

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Elvis Presley by Connie Plantz Pdf

The King still rules! Blending blues and country, gospel and pop, Elvis Presley sang and gyrated his way into superstardom. In this vivid, fast-flowing portrait, readers will meet the shy teen behind the sassy performer, the celebrity who sparked swoons around the world, the overworked actor and his fatal dance with prescription drugs. More than twenty-five years after Elvis's death, people of all ages still delight in his music. Author Connie Plantz introduces new fans to the man behind the Elvis mystique. Book jacket.

Careless Love

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2012-12-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316206723

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Careless Love by Peter Guralnick Pdf

Hailed as "a masterwork" by the Wall Street Journal, Careless Loveis the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography. Winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking revelatory drama that for the first time places the events of a too-often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context. Elvis' changes during these years form a tragic mystery that Careless Love unlocks for the first time. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing elements of race, class, wealth, sex, music, religion, and personal transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and passion, Careless Love is a unique contribution to our understanding of American popular culture and the nature of success, giving us true insight at last into one of the most misunderstood public figures of our times.

Elvis and Gladys

Author : Elaine Dundy
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2022-11-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781496847218

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Elvis and Gladys by Elaine Dundy Pdf

Who on the planet doesn't know that Elvis Presley gave electrifying performances and enthralled millions? Who doesn't know that he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll? But who knows that the King himself lived in the thrall of one dominant person? This was Gladys Smith Presley, his protective, indulgent, beloved mother. Elvis and Gladys, one of the best researched and most acclaimed books on Elvis's early life, reconstructs the extraordinary role Gladys played in her son's formative years. Uncovering facts not seen by other biographers, Elvis and Gladys reconstructs for the first time the history of the mother and son's devoted relationship and reveals new information about Elvis—his Cherokee ancestry, his boyhood obsession with comic books, and his early compulsion to rescue his family from poverty. Coming to life in the compelling narrative is the poignant story of a unique boy and the maternal tie that bound him. It is at once an intimate psychological portrait of a tragic relationship and a mesmerizing tale of the early years of an international idol. “For once, a legend is presented to us by the mind and heart of a literate, careful biographer who cares,” wrote Liz Smith in the New York Daily News when Elvis and Gladys was originally published in 1985. This is the book, Smith says, “for any Elvis lover who wants to know more about what made Presley the man he was and the mama's boy he became.” The Boston Globe called this thoughtful, informative biography of one of popular music's most enduring stars “nothing less than the best Elvis book yet.”

Elvis and Ginger

Author : Ginger Alden
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 475 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101616130

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Elvis and Ginger by Ginger Alden Pdf

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elvis Presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story… In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life. Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Elvis

Author : Michael Heatley
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,8 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

Elvis, Linda and Me

Author : Jeanne LeMay Dumas
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 155 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2007-03
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 9781600080364

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Elvis, Linda and Me by Jeanne LeMay Dumas Pdf

This special, limited edition, features 70 Full-Color, Never-Before-Seen Photos from Graceland. Millions of Elvis fans all over the world fantasized what it would have been like to know The King. Jeanne LeMay Dumas lived that dream. As Miss Rhode Island, Jeanne met Miss Tennessee Linda Thompson at the 1972 Miss USA Pageant. Striking up an instant friendship, Jeanne moved to Memphis and lived with Linda. As fate would have it, the two young beauties soon met Elvis Presley, and within a few months, Linda moved into Graceland as Elvis's girlfriend. An unforgettable four-and-half-year odyssey had begun... In Elvis, Linda & Me, Dumas offers an intimate portrait of her relationship with Elvis and Linda, recounting the night Linda met Elvis to their breakup just months before Elvis's death. Jeanne saw it all she toured the country with Elvis, worked as one of his secretaries in the office behind Graceland, and even threw sleepovers at Graceland with Thompson. Elvis, Linda & Me recalls...

Elvis Presley

Author : Pamela Clarke Keogh
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 263 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 0743263324

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Elvis Presley by Pamela Clarke Keogh Pdf

That voice, Graceland, the cars, the girls, the hair...Elvis Presley revolutionised Western pop culture when, at age twenty-two, he became the world's first modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he was famous, Elvis's personal style, like his music, had such a direct impact on his audience that it continues to permeate our world today. With ELVIS PRESLEY Pamela Keogh compellingly examines Elvis's life and style to reveal the generous, complex, spiritual man behind the fourteen-carat gold sunglasses. As Keogh demonstrates in ELVIS PRESLEY, Presley is in every sense a dynamic style icon - a man who travelled from poverty to fame, and through his very life defined modern culture. From his days as a young man in Memphis who wore black lace shirts and long hair, to his years as a rockabilly bad boy in a slouchy Lansky jacket, through the clean cut Hollywood phase, and finally to the jumpsuit-wearing Vegas era, Presley's sense of style - like his voice - was unmistakable. Drawing from extensive research and interviews Keogh introduces readers to the distinctive Elvises that emerged throughout his career, complete with fascinating insights into his life and times.

Elvis

Author : Alfred Wertheimer,Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Page : 215 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2017-10-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780785833031

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Elvis by Alfred Wertheimer,Peter Guralnick Pdf

As Alfred Wertheimer photographed Elvis during 1956, he created classic images that are spontaneous, unrehearsed and without artifice.

The Little Book of Elvis Presley

Author : Malcolm Croft
Publisher : Little Book of
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2019-07-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1787392945

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The Little Book of Elvis Presley by Malcolm Croft Pdf

A bite-sized collection of quotes by and about the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis was one of the most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century, and his music and movement changed the course of rock. This collection of more than 170 fascinating quotes captures what made the star so special. They come from Elton John, Mick Jagger ("He was a unique artist--an original in an area of imitators"), Cher, and of course Presley himself.

Elvis Presley

Author : Hourly History
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 44 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2018-02-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1985229579

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Elvis Presley by Hourly History Pdf

Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was much more than a cultural icon; he was a reliable barometer of the world he grew up in. Long before the cultural revolutions of the '60s and '70s, Elvis was sparking a dynastic change of hands in American society. And by his own admission, much of it was by accident. Whenever his performances caused a stir, Elvis was always the first to ask what all the fuss was about. When questioned if he was trying to provoke a response from his audience, Elvis innocently replied that he was just doing what came naturally. Inside you will read about... - Elvis and His Twin - That's All Right - Presley's Controversial Rise - Elvis Joins the Army - Comeback in Las Vegas - Last Years and Death And much more! According to Elvis, as much as James Dean was a "rebel without a cause," he was a rebel completely by accident. If we believe him, everything he did that led to his rise to stardom was just some sort of cosmic alignment of happenstance. Elvis claimed that when he went into Sun Records to record his first song, he wasn't looking to become famous; he maintained that he just wanted to record a song for his mom's birthday. This book will let you decide for yourself as you learn about the life, the legend, and the unmistakable icon-Elvis Presley.