Das Buch soll eine Menge neue Informationen bezüglich den TV-Shows, in denen Elvis aufgetreten ist, beinhalten. So findet man u. a. amüsante Anekdoten über Colonel Parker und Frank Sinatra.
Mehr als 35 Interviews wurden u. a. mit 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 und viele andere für dieses Buch durchgeführt.
- Exclusive Interview: Brian Setzer
- The Story Of The Stray Cats
- 40 Of The Best British Rock ´n´ Roll Records
- Chuck Berry:
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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.