Elvis Presley

Caught in a Trap


Author: Spencer Leigh

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857161660

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 5126

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


Author: Chris Charlesworth

Publisher: Red Planet Publishing

ISBN: 1787590526

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1621

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."

Als ich unsichtbar war

Die Welt aus der Sicht eines Jungen, der 11 Jahre als hirntot galt


Author: Martin Pistorius


ISBN: 3838711327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 8297

Gefangen im eigenen Körper. Martin ist zwölf, als ihn eine rätselhafte Krankheit befällt: Er verliert seine Sprache, die Kontrolle über seinen Körper, ist nach wenigen Monaten völlig hilflos. Die Ärzte sagen seinen Eltern, er werde für immer schwerstbehindert bleiben. Was niemand ahnte: Im Kokon seines Körpers verbirgt sich ein schrittweise erwachender Geist und eine zutiefst lebendige Seele. Als Martin aufwacht, kann er nur mit den Augen Lebenszeichen geben. Eine Pflegerin erkennt schließlich, dass er sehr wohl bei Bewusstsein ist und alles um sich herum mitbekommt. Dann endlich erhält er die Hilfe, die er benötigt, um sich ganz ins Leben zurück zu kämpfen. Martin Pistorius erzählt bewegend und absolut authentisch darüber, was ihn in den elf Jahren der Hilflosigkeit am Leben gehalten hat. Sein dramatisches Buch über seine Erfahrungen zeigt, dass mit der Unterstützung einer Familie, die nicht aufgibt und einem großen Lebenswillen sogar Wunder möglich sind.

Elvis Presley

A Southern Life


Author: Joel Williamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314942

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 8949

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.

Elvis Presley

Fighting for the Right to Rock


Author: John Micklos, Jr.

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766095495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5415

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


Author: John Connell,Chris Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134699123

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 5383

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.

Unintended Consequences


Author: Dermot Coburn

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468951238

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

View: 9548

Driven by a burning ambition to be a world famous rock star, Christy McCartney set out on a journey to stardom, unaware that this journey would take him into danger past imagining, after an unexpected and sudden encounter with a stranger on a moonlit night in Cherry Blossom Lane, Rossnew; a sleepy town in south east Ireland. From “The Royal Albert,” London to “The Hollywood Bowl,” L.A., Christy believed he had reached the dizzy heights of fame but beset by dark secrets, he found his sanity threatened in ways he could never have imagined until bewildered and unhappy, after one terrifying incident after another, he sought help from the one person he could trust, Father Collins whose own life was now in danger. What were the secrets that drove Christy to the verge of insanity? Who was his hidden enemy with uncanny powers? When he found the answer, his whole life and the lives of his family and friends was changed, utterly, forever.

Unter Verdacht



Author: Robert Crais

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641158060

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6865

Scott James ist Cop beim Los Angeles Police Department. Eines Nachts kommt es zu einem tragischen Vorfall. Scotts Partnerin Stephanie wird von fünf maskierten Gangstern erschossen, er selbst überlebt schwer verletzt. Elf Wochen später: Scott hat sich erholt, besessen davon, Stephanies Mörder zu finden. Da er noch immer traumatisiert ist, wird Scott zur Hundestaffel versetzt. Als er von Ermittlern des Dezernats für Polizeiinterna vom Dienst suspendiert wird, ahnt er, dass seine Feinde womöglich in den eigenen Reihen zu finden sind. Scott kann niemandem mehr trauen und muss schon bald ums nackte Überleben kämpfen ...

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


Author: George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453284


Page: 381

View: 7086

Infinite Elvis

An Annotated Bibliography


Author: Mary Hancock Hinds

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556524103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 549

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.

Literature of American Music III, 1983-1992


Author: Guy A. Marco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 451

View: 1030

Literature of American Music III, 1983-1992 is the second supplement to the original Literature of American Music in Books and Folk Music Collections. Taken together, the three volumes provide a comprehensive inventory of the 5,100 books representing the core literature on American music. This volume cites and critically annotates monographs on American music published from 1983 to 1992, but does not include literature in folk music collections. More than 1,300 entries cover all aspects of American music, including folk, blues, jazz, rock, music of major cities, festivals, the music industry, instruments, music education, and music for TV and film. Entries are arranged according to Library of Congress classification numbers, which allows librarians to check their own holdings. Each citation provides full imprint data, ISBN, facts about earlier editions, series notes, references to reviews in standard media, descriptions of favorable and unfavorable features, and special notes of reference elements such as indexes and bibliographies. Includes title and subject indexes. Author indexing is included in the Checklist of Writings on American Music, 1640-1992.

Elvis Presley, Histoires & Légendes

Biographie d'Elvis Presley


Author: Daniel Ichbiah

Publisher: DanicArt



Page: 220

View: 5733

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 ?

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology


Author: Derek B. Scott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409423212

Category: Music

Page: 576

View: 7912

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.

Sweet Soul Music


Author: Peter Guralnick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865433213

Category: USA - Soul - Geschichte

Page: 541

View: 5704

FM247: This Is Radio Binfield!


Author: Rob Spooner,Andrew Worsdale

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409283402


Page: 375

View: 2065

Imagine a perfect day of pop radio. All your favourites - played by your favourite DJs. Taking you way, way back, to those carefree days of your youth. Now welcome to the perfect day of Lugwin S. Loggins, door-stepping charity worker by day job and The Emperor, DJ supremo of his own radio station, in his dreams. Hear him present his all-time favourite 100-song countdown, telling his own life story, as he seeks to make sense of the modern world and his precarious place within it. A day in the life or a life in a day the like of which you've never heard before. Can The Emperor make his dreams of true public service a reality? And can he find The Captain, his boyhood friend and fellow broadcaster, whom he betrayed? Tune in to FM 247, and find out.

Unfaithful Music – Mein Leben


Author: Elvis Costello

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 6835

»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.