Elvis In Vegas - How The King Of Rock 'n' Roll Reinvented The Las Vegas Show

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ISBN 9781501151194ISBN 9781501151194"Elvis In Vegas - How The King Of Rock 'n' Roll Reinvented The Las Vegas Show" heißt ein von Richard Zoglin geschriebenes und 320 Seiten starkes Buch, welches bei "Simon & Schuster" für den Juli 2019 angekündigt ist.

Richard Zoglin ist Redakteur und Theaterkritiker für das "Time Magazine" und schrieb u. a. die Bücher "Comedy At The Edge: How Stand-Up In The In The 1970s Changed America" bzw. "Hope".

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"The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.

The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.

 Elvis’s 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage in more than eight years. His career had gone sour—bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts. He’d been dismissed by most critics as over the hill. But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawing more people for his four-week engagement than any other show in Vegas history. His performance got rave reviews, “Suspicious Minds” gave him his first number-one hit in seven years, and Elvis became Vegas’s biggest star. Over the next seven years, he performed more than 800 shows there, and sold out every one.

 Las Vegas was changed too. The intimate night-club-style shows of the Rat Pack, who made Vegas the nation’s premier live-entertainment center in the 1950s and ‘60s, catered largely to well-heeled older gamblers. Elvis brought a new kind of experience: an over-the-top, rock-concert-like extravaganza. He set a new bar for Vegas performers, with the biggest salary, the biggest musical production, and the biggest promotion campaign the city had ever seen. In doing so, he opened the door to a new generation of pop/rock performers, and brought a new audience to Vegas—a mass audience from Middle America that Vegas depends on for its success to this day."

Quelle: SimoneAndSchuster.Com

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Seven + Ten Inch From Cover To Vinyl

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Der erste Teil "Seven + Ten Inch" der Reihe "From Cover To Vinyl - The Artistry Of Elvis Bootlegs" erschien diese Woche, ist auf 750 Stück limitiert und hat mehr als 300 Seiten bzw. 1600 Fotos der Cover von 7"- und 10"-Bootlegs.

Der zweite Band wird alle 12" Veröffentlichungen abdecken und ist für den Sommer 2019 geplant.

Quelle: ElvisMatters.Com

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Memphis Going Down: A Century Of Blues, Soul And Rock 'n' Roll

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ISBN: 1941644538ISBN: 1941644538Für den 15.10.2018 war das von James L. Dickerson (Autor von "Colonel Tom Parker - The Curious Life Of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager") geschriebene und 290 Seiten starke Buch "Memphis Going Down: A Century Of Blues, Soul And Rock 'n' Roll" bei der "Sartoris Literary Group" mit folgenden Worte angekündigt:

"For over one hundred years, Memphis, Tennessee, has been the center of musical innovation for American popular music. From W. C. Handy to Alberta Hunter and Lil Hardin Armstrong, in the early years, to B. B. King in the late 1940s, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis in the 1950s, to Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, and Al Green in the 1960s and early 1970s, Memphis music sizzled with a level of creativity unrivaled in the history of American music.

For five decades of the city's marvelous music history, author James L. Dickerson was at ground zero, first as a high school rock musician and then as a student rhythm and blues musician at the University of Mississippi, where his band made history by becoming the first all-white musical group to perform at a black Memphis nightclub, and finally as a Memphis journalist, magazine publisher, and radio syndication owner, who had unparalleled access to many of the music greats of the latter half of the century.

Memphis Going Down is told in the words of the record producers, performers, and songwriters themselves as they reflect on their lives and music and its impact on popular culture. You'll hear legendary record producers such as Chips Moman, Willie Mitchell, Sam Phillips, and Jim Stewart talk about the ups and downs of the industry. And you'll hear the artists themselves: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Bobby Womack, B. B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rufus Thomas, members of the Box Tops, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds go one-on-one with the author in an effort to understand the mysteries of Memphis music."

Quelle: SartorisLiterary.Com

Elvis Presley - Stories Behind The Songs: Volume 1

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ISBN: 0995483434ISBN: 0995483434Matt Shepherd veröffentlicht am 03.12.2018 das Buch "Elvis Presley - Stories Behind The Songs: Volume 1" bei "Libri Publishing" und dieses wird wie folgt angekündigt:

"It starts in 1969 - 50 years ago - when Elvis was re-discovering himself as an artist, after years in the Hollywood wilderness. He had just performed the 68 comeback special - showing that he was still able to excite as a performer. However 1969 was crucial to prove that Elvis was not a golden oldies act, but in fact a contemporary artist and still a relevant chart force.

The book looks at those essential 1969 Memphis recordings, it looks at Elvis' majestic return to the live stage, and the huge concerts at Madison Square Garden and the Aloha Satellite Show from Hawaii. Although many of Elvis' countless solid gold hits feature in the book, the author is also keen to explore the lesser known album tracks - all of which he feels deserves their special place centre stage.

This title will help you go deeper into the songs themselves. Featuring images of the author's own record collection, with different record covers from different countries, which will also appeal to fans, lovers of vinyl, and people who enjoy the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The book aims to have the reader look at each song in a different light - maybe go back and play the lesser heard songs and appreciate them in a whole different way after reading the story behind that particular track. If it further builds on the fans' knowledge about Elvis and brings around a bigger appreciation of Presley's music then the book will have achieved its purpose."

Quelle: LibriPublishing.Co.Uk

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Las Vegas ´56

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Erik Lorentzen kündigt in der "Golden Standard Series" (Verlag: "KJ Consulting") das Buch "Las Vegas ´56" an.

Dieses soll im Dezember 2018 erscheinen und als Schwerpunkt das Debüt von Elvis in Las Vegas am 23.04.1956 beinhalten. Weitere Infos folgen!

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