Elvis Presley

Caught in a Trap

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Author: Spencer Leigh

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857161660

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts out facts from the fiction. What separated Elvis Presley from his contemporaries, just how important was Colonel Parker, how did he come to reinvent himself for Las Vegas, did he have to die so young, and why does his legend endure. How good a singer was he, how good an actor was he, and was he caught in a trap, perhaps set by Colonel Parker Spencer Leigh has spoken to band members, songwriters, friends, fans and many people who have worked with the King, and he examines the evidence with the scrutiny of a forensic scientist. With a Foreword by RUSSELL WATSON, the 'People's Tenor'.

Caught In A Trap: Kidnapping Elvis

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Author: Chris Charlesworth

Publisher: Red Planet Publishing

ISBN: 1787590526

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Caught in a Trap draws back the veil of secrecy on the most dramatic event in the life of Elvis Presley. In October of 1975 Elvis was kidnapped and held in a cabin in the Kentucky mountains where he was made to sing for his supper. After a week in captivity a ransom was paid to ensure his release, a sensational affair that was hushed up on orders from the White House. This psychological thriller not only tells the dramatic tale of how Elvis was snatched but delves into the innermost thoughts of the King of Rock'n'Roll. How does Elvis react when he is treated like an ordinary citizen, told to sweep floors and chop wood? How does he interact with his kidnappers? And how do those close him, among them ex-wife Priscilla and manager Colonel Tom Parker, respond to the crisis? "With all of his needs catered for by others, Elvis Presley was the very opposite of self-sufficient; simultaneously the neediest man that Priscilla would ever encounter yet at the same time in need of nothing. Elvis was a paradox, reared on a diet that had left him as helpless as a child when he wasn't surrounded by his courtiers... whoever had kidnapped him, thought Priscilla, would soon realise what a handful he could be."

Elvis - mein bester Freund

Erinnerungen ; über die großen Tage des Radios, die wilden Zeiten des Rock 'n' Roll und meine lebenslange Freundschaft mit Elvis Presley

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Author: George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453284

Category:

Page: 381

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Elvis Presley

A Southern Life

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Author: Joel Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314942

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible of Race and William Faulkner and Southern History, Joel Williamson is a renowned historian known for his inimitable and compelling narrative style. In this tour de force biography, he captures the drama of Presley's career set against the popular culture of the post-World War II South. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley was a contradiction, flamboyant in pegged black pants with pink stripes, yet soft-spoken, respectfully courting a decent girl from church. Then he wandered into Sun Records, and everything changed. "I was scared stiff," Elvis recalled about his first time performing on stage. "Everyone was hollering and I didn't know what they were hollering at." Girls did the hollering--at his snarl and swagger. Williamson calls it "the revolution of the Elvis girls." His fans lived in an intense moment, this generation raised by their mothers while their fathers were away at war, whose lives were transformed by an exodus from the countryside to Southern cities, a postwar culture of consumption, and a striving for upward mobility. They came of age in the era of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, which turned high schools into battlegrounds of race. Explosively, white girls went wild for a white man inspired by and singing black music while "wiggling" erotically. Elvis, Williamson argues, gave his female fans an opportunity to break free from straitlaced Southern society and express themselves sexually, if only for a few hours at a time. Rather than focusing on Elvis's music and the music industry, Elvis Presley: A Southern Life illuminates the zenith of his career, his period of deepest creativity, which captured a legion of fans and kept them fervently loyal for decades. Williamson shows how Elvis himself changed--and didn't. In the latter part of his career, when he performed regular gigs in Las Vegas and toured second-tier cities, he moved beyond the South to a national audience who had bought his albums and watched his movies. Yet the makeup of his fan base did not substantially change, nor did Elvis himself ever move up the Southern class ladder despite his wealth. Even as he aged and his life was cut short, he maintained his iconic status, becoming arguably larger in death than in life as droves of fans continue to pay homage to him at Graceland. Appreciative and unsparing, culturally attuned and socially revealing, Williamson's Elvis Presley will deepen our understanding of the man and his times.

Die Trapp-Familie

von Welterfolg zu Welterfolg. II

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Author: Maria Augusta Trapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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Elvis Presley

Fighting for the Right to Rock

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Author: John Micklos, Jr.

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766095495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7039

This biography revisits an all American classic; the King of Rock and Roll. The original rock-n-roll rebel, Elvis Presley revolutionized the music industry. His hip-shaking performances made young fans scream, television censors scramble, and parents furious. But Elvis was far more than a sex symbol. Over a period of two decades, he had nearly 40 Top 10 hits. His music influenced The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, and many others. Elvis showed remarkable range as a singer, excelling at rock songs, ballads, rhythm and blues, country, and even gospel. Elvis died of heart failure in 1977 at the age of 42, but his legend and music live on.

Sound Tracks

Popular Music Identity and Place

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Author: John Connell,Chris Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699123

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

Tausend kleine Lügen

Roman

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Author: Liane Moriarty

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732514781

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Jane flieht vor ihrer Vergangenheit. Sie hat es seit der Geburt ihres Sohnes vor fünf Jahren nirgendwo länger ausgehalten. Nun ist sie im idyllischen australischen Küstenstädtchen Pirriwee gestrandet und hat das Gefühl, endlich angekommen zu sein. Schnell schließt sie Freundschaft mit der lebhaften Madeline und der wunderschönen Celeste. Doch plötzlich geraten die drei Frauen in den Strudel von dunklen Geheimnissen, Lügen und Intrigen. Als dann bei einem Elternschulfest ein Mann tödlich verunglückt, stellt sich die Frage: War es ein Unfall oder Mord?

Die Kane-Chroniken 3: Der Schatten der Schlange

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Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921889

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Der Weltuntergang steht bevor – schon wieder! Und schon wieder bleibt es an Sadie und Carter Kane hängen, das Ende der Welt zu verhindern und die Chaosschlange Apophis aufzuhalten. Aber alles wäre etwas einfacher, wenn Thot, der Gott des Wissens, nicht immer in Rätseln sprechen würde; wenn der Sonnengott Re nicht so schrecklich senil wäre; und wenn ihnen nicht dauernd fremde Götter in die Gedanken quatschen würden. Werden es die Kane-Geschwister auch diesmal schaffen, die Welt zu retten? Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

635 Tage im Eis

Die Shackleton-Expedition -

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Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641211050

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Am Anfang steht der Plan von der erstmaligen Durchquerung des weißen Kontinents. Doch das gewaltige Naturwunder Antarktis wird im Jahr 1915 für die Crew der 'Endurance' zur Hölle aus Eis. Beharrlich verfolgt Expeditionsleiter Sir Ernest Shackleton bald nur noch ein Ziel: 28 Männer lebend wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzubringen. Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Irrfahrt ans Ende der Welt. "Gebt mir Scott als wissenschaftlichen Expeditionsleiter ..., gebt mir Amundsen für eine störungsfreie und effiziente Polar-Expedition, aber wenn sich das Schicksal gegen euch verschworen zu haben scheint, dann fallt auf die Knie und betet um Shackleton."

Elvis by the Presleys

der King, wie ihn keiner kannte ; Priscilla, Lisa Marie und andere Presleys erinnern sich

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Author: David Ritz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502110163

Category:

Page: 231

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Infinite Elvis

An Annotated Bibliography

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Author: Mary Hancock Hinds

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556524103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Here, for the first time anywhere, is a precise measurement of a celebrity's impact on American culture. This annotated, highly readable listing details the verified book titles, magazines, dissertations, and significant articles about Elvis Presley. The entries show that Elvis was more than just a popular-culture phenomenon. Besides documentation of his concerts, the food he ate, and posthumous Elvis sightings, here is the proof of Elvis's impact on every aspect of American life: his invention of rock 'n' roll; his spurring of the sexual revolution; his influence on the civil rights movement; how his death changed the media's treatment of celebrities; and how a new religion devoted to Elvis has become part of the mainstream.

Elvis Presley, Histoires & Légendes

Biographie d'Elvis Presley

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Author: Daniel Ichbiah

Publisher: DanicArt

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 220

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Une brève histoire d'Elvis Presley, la genèse de ses plus grands hits et plusieurs sujets de réflexion : . Le Colonel Parker a-t-il brisé la carrière d'Elvis après l'avoir propulsé au sommet ? . En rendant visite à Nixon, Elvis a-t-il cherché à devenir un agent de la lutte contre la drogue ? . Que penser des très nombreuses preuves parfois troublantes brandies par ceux qui prétendent qu'il serait encore vivant ?

Mörderischer Auftritt

Roman

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Author: Anne George

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342341846X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Cosy Crime vom Feinsten! Wie gut, dass Mary Alice und Patricia Anne Plätze in der ersten Reihe ergattert haben! Denn auf der Bühne lässt eine Schar von Elvis-Imitatoren in Glitzeranzügen die Hüften kreisen. Doch wo »Miss Marple im Doppelpack« auftaucht, lässt das Verbrechen nicht lange auf sich warten. Schon stürzt ein Elvis ins Orchester - tot! Und die Mordwaffe taucht ausgerechnet in Patricia Annes Handtasche wieder auf ... Maus und Schwesterherz ein weiteres Mal auf Mörderjagd.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

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Author: Derek B. Scott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409423212

Category: Music

Page: 576

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The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars.

Unfaithful Music – Mein Leben

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Author: Elvis Costello

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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»Mit guten Manieren und schlechtem Atem kommt man nirgendwo hin.« Getreu dieser Devise sang Elvis Costello in seinem Protestsong gegen Margaret Thatcher, er werde auf ihrem Grab stehen und darauf herumtrampeln. Bei seinem legendären Auftritt bei Saturday Night Live stellte er sich der Zensur von Bands wie den Sex Pistols im Radio entgegen. Bis heute nimmt Costello bei seiner Kritik an politischen Missständen und jeder Form von Nationalismus nie ein Blatt vor den Mund. In den dreißig Alben, mit denen der Brite seit 1977 Erfolge feiert, erfand sich der eigenwillige Künstler immer wieder neu. Seine rauen Anfänge lagen zwischen Rock, New Wave und Punk - und schon damals erreichte er ein Millionenpublikum. Mit »She«, aufgenommen für die romantische Komödie »Notting Hill«, rührte er die Herzen aller Liebenden. Über alle Hinwendungen zu so unterschiedlichen Stilrichtungen wie Country, Folk, Motown, Jazz, Ska und Klassik hinweg begeistert Costello seine Fans - und ist dabei in Deutschland gerade mit seinen jüngsten Alben besonders erfolgreich. Elvis Costellos Buch erklärt die Hintergründe seiner legendären Songtexte und berührt durch seine Poesie.

König Richard III.

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625834

Category:

Page: 130

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Die Tragödie von König Richard III. (engl. The Tragedy of King Richard the Third) ist ein Drama von William Shakespeare in fünf Akten über den englischen König Richard III. Das um 1593 entstandene Werk schließt an Heinrich VI., Teil 3 an und ist der letzte Teil der York-Tetralogie. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.