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".

Ankündigung des Verlages:
"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."

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Ciscokings Avatar
Ciscoking antwortete auf das Thema: #917956 28 Jan 2019 15:55
Elvis hat 637 Vegas Konzerte gegeben. Wenn jemand ein Buch über dieses Thema verfasst und diese grundlegende Zahl so verfehlt ("over 800") muss er sich nicht wundern wenn man darüber nachdenkt es überhaupt zu kaufen.
Earth Boys Avatar
Earth Boy antwortete auf das Thema: #917958 28 Jan 2019 17:23
Na nichts, was ich bei dieser Kurzbeschreibung lese, hätte mich dazu veranlasst, diesen Schmöker zu kaufen. Richtige Zahl hin oder her. Irgend ein Journalist klöppelt ein Buch über Elvis zusammen, in welchem er seine Meinung auswalzt ohne neue Fakten oder (fundierte!) Einsichten zu vermitteln. Andererseits sollen solche Bücher ja "sehr inspirierend" sein.
Riders Avatar
Rider antwortete auf das Thema: #917968 29 Jan 2019 09:02
"Fatal overdose"?? Was für ein Schwachsinn.
DumbAngels Avatar
DumbAngel antwortete auf das Thema: #922792 20 Jul 2019 10:50
Hier ein Artikel dazu von pagesix:


How Elvis’ lucrative hotel residency invented modern Las Vegas


pagesix.com/2019/07/18/how-elvis-lucrati...903328497.1552246480

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