Elvis for Dummies®

Elvis for Dummies®


384 Pages


The ultimate introduction to the life and works of the King

Want to understand Elvis Presley? This friendly guide covers allphases of Elvis's career, from his musical influences as a teenagerin Memphis and his first recordings to his days at Graceland andthe mystery surrounding his death. You'll discover little-knowndetails about his life, appreciate his contributions to music andfilm, and understand why his work still resonates with so manypeople today.

  • Explore Elvis's musical roots — see how Elvis's childhoodand his Southern background influenced the development of hissound
  • Trace the beginnings of his storied career — be there asElvis makes his first recordings for Sun Records

  • Relive the magic — experience the frenzy and excitementthat surrounded Elvis's entrance to the national music scene

  • Take a fresh look at Elvis's films — understand themisconceptions surrounding Elvis's Hollywood career

  • Watch as Elvis reinvents himself — witness his comeback tolive performances, culminating with an historic act in LasVegas

Open the book and find:

  • The significance of the major events in Elvis's career
  • Meanings behind Elvis's music

  • The controversy over his musical performing style

  • Career highlights that no other performer has accomplished

  • A typical Elvis concert — what it was like and what itmeant

  • Details on Elvis's television appearances

  • The many ways fans keep Elvis's memory alive

  • An appendix of the important people in Elvis's life



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Published 05 June 2009
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EAN13 9780470562086
Language English

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