From the Back Cover
of Elvis Presley. By 1967, The King Of Rock’n’Roll was all but washed-
up, thanks to a string of bland movie roles and lackluster records.
But within a year he had roused himself, loosened the creative
shackles imposed by his grasping manager, ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, and
reconnected with the rock audience through a riveting TV special.
There followed a glorious but all too brief artistic flowering, in
which he made some of his most enduring records, including
‘Suspicious Minds’ and ‘In The Ghetto.’ This meticulously researched
and elegantly written book, based on a string of new interviews with
colleagues, friends, fans, and observers of The King, sheds new light
on the events of Elvis’s great comeback.
About the Author
Gillian G. Gaar is the author of several books about music, including She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll, Green Day: Rebels With A Cause and The Rough Guide To Nirvana. She has also written for Mojo, Rolling Stone, Record Collector, Goldmine, and the Experience Music Project museum, among others.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Jawbone Press (May 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906002282
- ISBN-13: 978-1906002282
I don’t know of any one who dislikes Elvis. His songs are infectious and you can’t deny his place in rock and roll history. I heard his former band mates discuss touring with Elvis at a SXSW panel years ago and it was just fascinating. The thing I remember most was how they told about Elvis leaving the building. That famous line “Elvis has left the building” really meant that Elvis had left the building.