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Elvis Presley: Graceland - Official Guidebook

(2003/EPE) Paperback with flaps, full color photobook, 25x32 cm, 108 pages, english.


Foreword

Welcome to my home. Graceland is a very special place. The incredible memories here are countless. It is now suspended in space like a time capsule for those who would like to get a sense of what it was like for my father and our friends and family for so many years. It sits untouched now, still as it was for all those years.

Life and people have changed, but Graceland remains preserved and, as I said,suspended in time for all to now get a sense of, and appreciate, the historical nature of what it represents for our culture in music and rock and roll.

It was very dear to my father, my mother and myself.

It's too bad "the walls can't talk" as they say because I can assure, much went on here. The walls would have a lot to say and it would be much more interesting than any taped audio. ‘

It is my pleasure to share this with you, as I know what it represents to our culture and history. But, to me, it was just my home that I lived in with my family and friends and that was a lot of fun to grow up in. None of that I feel can be recaptured again as it existed during all those years, so it is now better left alone, preserved and open lot others to now experience. It is also still there for me to visit when I need to as well.

I thank you for your support and interest and I welcome you. I hope you enjoy it.

Much love,

LMP

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  • Interpret: Elvis Presley

  • Album titlle: Graceland - Official Guidebook

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label GRACELAND

  • Language Englisch
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Einband Taschenbuch
  • Seiten 108
  • Größe 30 x 23 x 1 cm
  • UPC 603192237119
  • Artikelart Bücher/Books

  • EAN: 0603192237119

  • weight in Kg 0.8
Elvis Aaron Presley - The King of Rock'n'Roll (January 8, 1935, Tupelo, MS – August... more
"Elvis Presley"

Elvis Aaron Presley - The King of Rock'n'Roll

(January 8, 1935, Tupelo, MS – August 16, 1977, Memphis, TN) 
 
Elvis Presley (full name Elvis Aaron Presley) is the most outstanding personality in showbiz ever since, and the most popular entertainer the world has ever seen! His musical influence within music history and its following generations of musicians is still unbroken. His huge 'Blast-Off' in the mid-1950s, the rising star from a simply called 'Hillbilly Cat' (at Sun Records) to a lascivious Rock'n'Roll singer with charisma, a male sex symbol (then at RCA Victor) soon popularized him as "The King of Rock'n'Roll" or simply "The King".
 
His first cut within his tremendous career happened between October 1958 and March 1960 while Elvis was on duty with the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany. It was there in 1959 when he met his later wife Priscilla Beaulieu at age 14. Elvis and Priscilla married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas (divorce in 1973). Elvis evolved into an all-around entertainer after his Army service and started starring in Hollywood films. 33 movies in total, including the two concert documentaries 'That's The Way It Is' and 'On Tour'. He again shook the world with his 1968 NBC Comeback TV Special after his movie period without any stage appearances.
 
This TV special included the first ever unplugged session presented together with musicians from the early days such as Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. 1973 saw THE TV mega event at all: Elvis Presley, 'Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite'! Elvis' Honolulu appearance, the first time that a show was broadcasted worldwide via satellite! He was ahead of his time! Elvis Presley had 148 US single chart hits, including some so-called double-sider when A- and B-side both hit the charts like his 1956 smash 'Don't Be Cruel b/w Hound Dog', plus 15 EP hits between 1956 and 1977. Two billion of sold media and sound carriers by Elvis Presley is the estimated number! He received 14 Grammy nominations until 1978 and three Grammy for his Gospel interpretations. Elvis was the youngest artist when honored with the Bing Crosby Award (Lifetime Achivement Award) in 1971.
 
He is presented in 5 Halls of Fame (Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Blues and Gospel). Six of his song interpretations are collected in the Grammy Hall of Fame. On top of it all Elvis Presley got the most gold and platinum records and a Diamond-Award. He definetly is the 'Best selling solo artist in U.S. History' (RIAA – Record Industry Association of America)! Elvis Presley CD albums, vinyl records as LPs or singles at 45rpm - Bear Family offers a huge number of various Elvis Presley CDs, vinyl-LPs and 45rpm singles, vinyl- and CD box sets, books and mags, DVDs, unique and extraordinairy memorabilia! Let's say it in the words of one of Elvis sixties album title: There is "Something For Everybody"! And hey, you name it! Elvis Presley is the King of Rock'n'Roll, the biggest icon in showbusiness, and a great person who lives on forever!
Bear Family Records treats his legacy with the most respect and an optimum capacity of expert knowledge.

 

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