Walk A Lonely Street - Elvis Presley, Country Music & The True Story Of Heartbreak Hotel

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Für das Jahr 2016 ist die Veröffentlichung des Buches "Walk A Lonely Street - Elvis Presley, Country Music & The True Story Of Heartbreak Hotel" von Tony Plews geplant und wird mit folgenden Worten beworben:

"Heartbreak Hotel was the electrifying record that launched the career of the world’s most popular entertainer, Elvis Presley, and helped establish rock ‘n’ roll as a genuine musical force. Recorded and released in January 1956 as the singer turned 21 and was breaking out of the claustrophobic Country music scene, the song quickly became a worldwide hit and awakened an entire generation, kick-starting the cultural revolution of the 1960s.

For sixty years a legend flourished around Presley’s hit record: the saga of how and why it was written became the most famous story-behind-the-song in music history. But the fabled scenario of an anonymous suicide victim and his enigmatic note  –  “I walk a lonely street”  –  posed more questions than it answered.

This is the book that solves the last great mystery of rock 'n' roll: who was the anonymous man whose death inspired Elvis Presley's first hit record?

It is a story that spans over one hundred years and involves scores of singers and their songs, uncovering the truth, placing events in context and revealing the astonishing depth of Presley’s artistic vision and achievements.

There is a tale to tell …"

Quelle: GeorgeSmithPublications.Com

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Jimmy Ellis - In The Shadow Of A King

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Der norwegische Fanclub "Flaming Star" will Mitte August eine 400 Seiten starke Biografie von Orion unter dem Titel "Jimmy Ellis - In The Shadow Of A King" nebst Bonus-CD veröffentlichen.

Quelle: ElvisMatters.Com

Elvis - Return Of The Dragon

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"JAT Publishing" kündigt das Buch "Elvis - Return Of The Dragon" an, welches über 150 unveröffentlichte Fotos - so die Ankündigung - von Aufritten der Jahre 1974 und 1976 beinhalten wird. Weitere Infos folgen!

Quelle: JATPublishing.Com

A Little Thing Called Life - From Elvis's Graceland To Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs In Between

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ISBN: 0062469746Für den 03.05.2016 sollte die 304 Seiten starke Autobiografie "A Little Thing Called Life - From Elvis's Graceland To Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs In Between" von Linda Thompson bei "Dey Street Books" erscheinen.

Der Veröffentlichungstermin ist nun auf den 23.08.2016 verschoben worden und der Verlag kündigt das Buch mit folgenden Worten an:

"Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars—Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.

For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.

Now for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between. From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland's greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis's twin demons—drug abuse and infidelity—forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death.

It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis's death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal-winner Bruce Jenner. Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the apparently perfect life that they built with their two young sons—Brandon and Brody—before Bruce changed everything with a secret he'd been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce's transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world. Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce's identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together,

And yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, a relationship that lasted for 19 tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before. Filled with compelling and poignant stories and 16 pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda's incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures. "

Quelle: DeyStreetBooks.Com

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Being Elvis

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ISBN: 1631492802Am 06.12.2016 veröffentlicht der Autor Ray Connolly das 368 Seiten starke Buch "Being Elvis" bei "Liveright".

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner?

As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis. On the outside he was all charm, sex appeal, outrageously confident on stage and stunningly gifted in the recording studio.

To his fans he seemed to have it all. He was Elvis. With his voice and style influencing succeeding generations of musicians, he should have been free to sing any song he liked, to star in any film he was offered, and to tour in any country he chose. But he wasn't free. The circumstances of his poor beginnings in the American South, which, as he blended gospel music with black rhythm and blues and white country songs, helped him create rock and roll, had left him with a lifelong vulnerability.

Made rich and famous beyond his wildest imaginings when he mortgaged his talent to the machinations of his manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, there would be an inevitable price to pay. Though he daydreamed of becoming a serious film actor, instead he grew to despise his own movies and many of the songs he had to sing in them. He could have rebelled.

But he didn't. Why? In the Seventies, as the hits rolled in again, and millions of fans saw him in a second career as he sang his way across America, he talked of wanting to tour the world. But he never did. What was stopping him? BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame."

Quelle: Verschiedene

The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley

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ISBN: 9781780236377Ted Harrison veröffentlicht das 256 Seiten starke Buch "The Death And Resurrection Of Elvis Presley" am 15.08.2016 bei "Reaktion Books", welches mit folgenden Worten angekündigt wird:

"There is no other way to put it: Elvis is the King. Note the present tense: even though Elvis (supposedly) died nearly forty years ago, he has lived on in our hearts, as a sound, as an image, and as an especially vigorous personality. In fact, it’s safe to say no other celebrity has done so quite as well. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley is the story of that afterlife, of Elvis after he left the building. Walking the eccentrically carpeted rooms of Graceland, bidding into stratospheric sums on his auctioned relics, and mingling among the some 200,000 impersonators of his likeness, Ted Harrison offers nothing less than the ultimate Elvis tribute.

Harrison begins, of course, in pilgrimage: to Graceland. He shows how Elvis’s estate was pillaged nearly to ruin by his manager but was saved through the deft business acumen and financial vision of his divorced wife, one Priscilla Presley. If Graceland seems holy, that’s because it is: Harrison unveils in Elvis’s allure a deeply spiritual dimension, showing how Elvis fans, over the decades, have anointed their idol with Christ-like qualities. Through Elvis’s extravagance, Harrison raises fascinating links between money and faith, and through Elvis’s life, he shows how the King actually fulfilled a host of roles ranging from hero to martyr to saint. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis’s extraordinary charisma and—lest we forget—his astonishing musical genius.

Fascinating, colorful, and deeply informative, this book is a must-have for any fan, anyone who was ever lucky enough to see Elvis alive or who hopes they might still be able to."

Quelle: UChicago.Edu

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Restaurierung von Elvis' BMW

Restaurierung von Elvis' BMW

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Elvis - It´s A Rock ´n´ Roll Christmas

Elvis - It´s A Rock ´n´ Roll Christmas

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Elvis - Silver Screen Treasures (The Essential Recording Sesson Rarities 1962 - 1965): Volume 1

Elvis - Silver Screen Treasures (The Essential Recording Sesson Rarities 1962 - 1965): Volume 1

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Elvis' Christmas Album (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Green Vinyl/Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover)

Elvis' Christmas Album (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Green Vinyl/Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover)

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Nashville City Limits: Elvis Presley - Recorded In Studio B Nashville

Nashville City Limits: Elvis Presley - Recorded In Studio B Nashville

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