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Erst kürzlich ist ein Bildband eines Pressefotografen erschienen ("Can I Get A Witness") und nun veröffentlichte Terry O´Neill erneut seinen 300 Seiten starken Bildband "Rock ´n´ Roll Album" in dem auch Elvis vertreten ist.
Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Terry O'Neill is one of the world's most celebrated and collected photographers. No one has captured the frontline of fame so broadly - and for so long.
Terry O'Neill's Rock 'n' Roll Album contains some of the most famous and powerful music photographs of all time. At the same time the book includes many intimate personal photos taken 'behind the scenes' and at private functions. Terry O'Neill photographed the giants of the music world - both on and off stage.
For more than fifty years he captured those on the frontline of fame in public and in private. David Bowie, Elton John, Led Zepplin, Amy Winehouse, Dean Martin, The Who, Janis Joplin, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Sammy Davis Jnr., The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry and The Beatles - to name only a few. O' Neill spent more than 30 years photographing Frank Sinatra as his personal photographer with unprecedented access to the star.
He took some of the earliest known photographs of The Beatles and then forged a lifetime relationship with members of the band that allowed him to photograph their weddings and other private moments. It is this contrast between public and private that makes Terry O'Neill's Rock 'n' Roll Album such a powerful document. Without a doubt, Terry O'Neill's work comprises a vital chronicle of rock 'n' roll history. To any fan of music or photography this book will be a must buy."
Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Oh Elvis, where art thou? Living on the Moon? Witness Protection? Kalamazoo? For more than 35 years Elvis lovers have been asking themselves this question, desperately wanting to believe their musical hero is still alive. Seeking to finally put the matter to rest, Xaviant Haze blows the Elvis conspiracies vault wide open with the first book dedicated solely to the mysteries surrounding the King of Rock n’ Roll.
While giving an accurate and concise history of the King's life, he also illustrates how Elvis's talent was seized and controlled by the darker forces within the entertainment industry. The rise of an artist to celebrity status, his work while a mind control victim and his (or her) ultimate self-destruction has become an all-too-familiar story in pop culture, so frequently seen it can hardly be considered a coincidence.
But Elvis was no manufactured Disney creation, he was a true one-of-a-kind talent rising from epic poverty to become one of the most iconic entertainers the world has ever seen. His was a tale of screaming fans, groundbreaking music, untold riches, dizzying fame and a spectacular free fall into obliteration. It was also a tale of UFO encounters, zany fake funerals, studies in metaphysics, numerology, occult theology—and a strange connection with Michael Jackson. An infamous pill addiction led the King to an early “death” and in the aftermath a pop culture phenomenon was born, enabling Elvis to sustain a famous afterlife thanks to over three decades of conspiracy theories.
It’s time to reexamine these theories and put to rest once and for all the notion that Elvis could have faked his own death. If we can…"
Die "University Of Toledo Press" fasst einige dieser Fotografien in dem Buch "Can I Get A Witness" zusammen und Elvis ist mit seinem Auftritt in der "Centennial Hall", Toledo vom 23.04.1977 auch darin vertreten.
Ankündigung des Verlages:
"Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone.
It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music establishment in particular. Its pioneer exponent, Elvis, eventually become respectable in the eyes of straight society but he was the exception.
1950s rockabilly was a spontaneous outburst of spirited three-chord songs, tiny record labels, primitive studios, fiercely partisan audiences and wild-eyed, driven performers who weren't even sure that their musical careers would last the week.
The book charts the rise (and fall) of the original 50s wave of rockabillies. It will also follow the progress of the music, in clubs, on radio, TV and film, pinpointing the key record labels and important regional centres, showing how fashions eventually changed and left rockabilly high and dry, far too wild and primitive in an era of smoother sounds. Décharnétraces the music to its Memphis roots."
Anne E. Nixon hat ihre Erinnnerungen der von ihr besuchten 40 Elvis Presley Shows in den Jahren von 1972 bis 1976 in dem Buch "King Of The Hilton - Memories Of Elvis Presley´s Las Vegas" zusammengefasst.
Auf über 300 Seiten finden sich Anekdoten, Details über die anwesenden Musiker, den getragenen Jumpsuits, den Setlists, über 100 Abbildungen und vielem mehr. Veröffentlichungstermin der limitierten Edition ist in England im Oktober 2014.
ElvisInfoNet erhielt nun neue Informationen zum Buch direkt vom Autor:
"The book has a lot of new information that has not appeared in other books, including a rather amusing confrontation between Colonel Parker and Frank Sinatra, entirely new takes on the Steve Allen Show, Aloha From Hawaii, and Elvis in Concert, and observations about Elvis from those who worked on the TV shows. Each of Elvis' TV appearances is covered in far greater detail than in any previous book. With the exception of the interview program Hy Gardner Calling!, which occupies a single chapter, all shows are given at least two chapters and some even more.
The 1968 "Comeback Special," Elvis, is covered in four chapters, for example, and his final show, Elvis In Concert, which has never really been explored in detail, occupies three. There are connecting chapters between the television shows, since many years passed between some TV appearances. These chapters cover Elvis' years in the army, his film career, and his return to touring in the 1970s, and are designed to lend context to the TV show chapters by describing what transpired in Elvis' life and career during the interims.
I conducted more than 35 new interviews with people like Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Gordon Stoker, Glen D. Hardin, Joe Guercio, Debra Paget, Steve Allen, Steve Binder, Bones Howe, Marty Pasetta, Gary Smith, Dwight Hemion, Bob Finkel, Jerry Schilling, Skitch Henderson, Bobby Ogdin, Irish McCalla, Al Wertheimer, and many others. I also spent countless hours viewing all of the television footage, including outtakes, many hours of 1969-1970 live performance footage, all available footage from the two concert documentaries, Elvis: That's the Way It Is and Elvis on Tour, and reviewed existing literature about Elvis. The book includes a bibliography, discography and videography."
Quelle: ElvisInfoNet.Com / KingElvisPresley.EU