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Elvis Presley : a biography

Author: Lily McNeil
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Hyperink, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
You may know him by his epithets: "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," or maybe just "The King." "Memphis Flash." "The Hillbilly Cat." "Elvis the Pelvis." "Sir Swivel," perhaps. Elvis Presley was a teen girl's heartthrob, a studio's golden goose, a movie star, a sexual icon, a rock legend. He battled both internal demons and management fiascos. He loved music, and both loved and loathed the fame it brought him. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lily McNeil
ISBN: 9781614645269 1614645264
OCLC Number: 872364928
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: by Lily McNeil.
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You may know him by his epithets: "The King of Rock 'n' Roll," or maybe just "The King." "Memphis Flash." "The Hillbilly Cat." "Elvis the Pelvis." "Sir Swivel," perhaps. Elvis Presley was a teen girl's heartthrob, a studio's golden goose, a movie star, a sexual icon, a rock legend. He battled both internal demons and management fiascos. He loved music, and both loved and loathed the fame it brought him. He influenced singers and bands as diverse as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Pat Benatar, Queen, The Clash, Billy Idol and Elton John. He found his sound in African-American gospel music and blended it with country and blues to produce a newfangled thing called "rock 'n' roll." He started out with nothing and ended his life as a wealthy and generous man. He never performed a concert outside of North America (he played five shows in Canada in 1957), and yet his records went gold and platinum in countries such as Belgium, Sweden, Germany, France, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Japan, England, Australia and Norway. He is known throughout the world by his first name. He has spurred fan clubs, blogs, impersonators and tribute acts galore. Sometimes he's spotted leaving the building, decades after his death. Graceland, his beloved Memphis mansion, is a mecca for fans worldwide. His records and outlandish costumes are on display, as well as his more personal mementos from an incredible life. Although his image has often descended into camp, Elvis was first and foremost an artist who was deeply engaged with the history and future of music and with blurring the racial divides in mid-century America.

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