Elvis Presley The King Of Rock N Roll
In 1970, Elvis Presley went to the White House on a whim to request a meeting with the President; his intention: to become an honorary Federal Agent. This is a brief history of what took place. It still is bitterly ironic and will remain as a historical fact that the King of Rock n Roll, prescribed on more than 14 drugs at the time of his death, was suggested by Nixon to use an anti-drug theme in his songs.
Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and humorous aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person or animal, what would you choose? Pilcher highlights her own choices from eras gone, including the King of the Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, and the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.
FULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH IMAGES OF THE '60s. On a warm summer night in 1964, twelve-year-old Robbie Donner's life is changed forever. He encounters hate, prejudice, and finally the ultimate evil-murder. In an effort to discover the identity of the killer who has been stalking his small mid-western town, he enlists the help of an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll: Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley was a virtual unknown when, in 1956, he strutted his stuff in front of a national television audience for the very first time. By year s end, following a dozen TV appearances, he was an international superstar. Over the next two decades, Elvis turned to TV whenever his career required a boost or a complete makeover. "Channeling Elvis: How Television Saved the King of Rock 'n' Roll" peers through TV s unique lens to take a close-up look at his 20-year career.
Beginning in 1949, while Elvis Presley and Sun Records were still virtually unknown-and two full years before Alan Freed famously "discovered" rock 'n' roll-Dewey Phillips brought rock 'n' roll to the Memphis airwaves by playing Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters on his nightly radio show Red, Hot and Blue. The mid-South's most popular white deejay, "Daddy-O-Dewey" is part of rock 'n' roll history for being the first major disc jockey to play Elvis Presley (and subsequently to conduct the first live, on-air interview with Elvis).
ELVIS PRESLEY The King Of Rock N Roll - The Complete 50s Masters (2012 UK 140-track 5-CD album box set featuring every orginal master take released during the 1950s plus many additional performances including fourteen previously unreleased tracks. The discs are mounted inside a in a 44-page 7? x 5? hardbound book which is packed with rare pictures and memorabilia.
According to medievalist Gary Vikan, Graceland is much more than a wildly popular tourist destination associated with a famous entertainer, and Elvis Presley is much more than the King of Rock n Roll. In this fascinating new book, Vikan posits that Graceland, the second-most visited historic house in the United States, is a locus sanctus a holy place and Elvis is its resident saint.
The King of Rock n Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes Elvis who? was photographer Alfred Wertheimer response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was as we now know about to become a legend.
Known the world over as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley still holds an enduring influence on our society that reaches across borders and puts everyone in the world on a first name basis with him. Echoes of Elvis, originally a Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery exhibit of the same name, examines how Elvis' story and widespread fame fit into the greater framework of American culture.