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Being Elvis

Ray Connolly

Being Elvis

a lonely life

by Ray Connolly

  • 256 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rock musicians,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-346) and index.

    StatementRay Connolly
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML420.P96 C656 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 362 pages
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27221043M
    ISBN 101631492802
    ISBN 109781631492808
    LC Control Number2016054735
    OCLC/WorldCa964624800


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A couple of little things annoyed me, as Gladys once being written as "Grace" in the book and a picture of Priscilla saying they were married when she when she was actually 3 weeks shy of her 22nd birthday. but overall, I think this book tells Elvis' story superbly/5(60). Being Elvis book.

Read 64 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whos /5. A couple of little things annoyed me, as Gladys once being written as "Grace" in the book and a picture of Priscilla saying they were married when she when she was actually 3 weeks shy of her 22nd birthday.

but overall, I think this book tells Elvis' story superbly/5(). In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world’s most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world.

For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed 2/5(1). Being Elvis meant being a bundle of contradictions. The singer could reduce a crowd of teenage girls to a weepy, screaming mess with his instinctive, provocative performances, then be.

According to Geller: "Elvis charged me with this responsibility, empowering me and inspiring me to write this book when he said, 'The world knows Elvis Presley all right, but they don't know me. In this sympathetic portrayal of Elvis Presley, English writer and journalist Connolly tells the much-recounted saga of a hillbilly from Tupelo, Miss., who became the first rock-and-roll superstar.

Prior to publication of Being Elvis, Ray Connolly was best known in Elvis circles for his excellent biographical article (A Rock Odyssey) which, quite strangely, complemented a series of sheet music for 69 Elvis recordings in the popular book release, Elvis Complete (released as The Compleat Elvis in the US - the US edition including sheet music for an additional six songs).

A veteran London-based journalist rehearses the rise and fall of Elvis Presley (). Connolly (The Ray Connolly Beatles Archive,etc.), who interviewed Presley while working for the London Evening Standard, is a fan as well as a stout critic, and his work is full of praise for his subject’s musicianship, voice, and work the author is unblinking about the myriads of.

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Being Elvis takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame.5/5(1).

Being Elvis | Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end.

A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing.

Being Elvis A Lonely Life (Book): Connolly, Ray: Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end.

A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and traditionally black rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind.

From Elvis Impersonator to Mark Twain Lecturer, the journey has been a long, wonderful and continuing quest for the complete Mark Twain story for Dave Ehlert. After performing for 50 years, Dave has become a published Author. His first book, If I Can Dream, The Story of Being Elvis for 50 Years is Available at : Dave Ehlert.

BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame.

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A brisk and informative introduction to Presley's life * The Times * Esteemed writer, Ray Connolly, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of an icon in BEING ELVIS: A LONELY LIFE. * Choice * Elvis changed the world triumphantly and his own world tragically, living and dying the American Dream, never knowing how it had happened.

Get this from a library. Being Elvis: a lonely life. [Ray Connolly] -- Aking a fresh look at the twentieth-century icon who fundamentally transformed American culture, a veteran rock journalist explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology.

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Being Elvis by Ray Connolly,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Being Elvis (Book): Connolly, Ray: What was it like to be Elvis Presley.

What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner. As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis.

On the outside he was all charm, sex appeal, outrageously confident on stage and stunningly gifted in. In Being Elvis veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world’s most loved singer, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world.

For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed. The story of the book’s provenance—its being given to Elvis fourteen days before his death and being read and digested from first page to last—does not fit within the constraints of a period in which he hosted his daughter, prepared for a tour, and responded to an exposé about his prescription drug abuse and erratic behavior.

From Elvis Impersonator to Mark Twain Lecturer, the journey has been a long, wonderful and continuing quest for the complete Mark Twain story for Dave Ehlert.

After performing for 50 years, Dave has become a published Author. His first book, If I Can Dream, The Story of Being Elvis for 50 Years is Available at 5/5. A couple of little things annoyed me, as Gladys once being written as "Grace" in the book and a picture of Priscilla saying they were married when she when she was actually 3 weeks shy of her 22nd birthday.

but overall, I think this book tells Elvis' story superbly/5. Unfortunately, many of the books about Elvis in recent years mix half-truths and bias to distort his real legacy. At one end of the spectrum are the Elvis detractors, best typified by Albert Goldman's spurious biography, Elvis, published in Much more numerous, but just as untrustworthy, are books written by the Elvis myth-makers.

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, got his start performing in an Assembly of God Church in Tupelo, Miss., so it's no surprise his work was somehow impacted by the : Caleb Parke.

Finally, here are two of the best lines about Elvis in Linda Thompson’s book. (1) On why Elvis wore sunglasses even at midnight: “because when you’re that cool, the sun shines on you twenty-four hours a day.” (2) “There’s right, there’s wrong, there’s black, there’s white, and then there’s Elvis Presley.”.

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Elvis was obese at that time, and the book contends that he fell asleep while eating one night, forcing Thompson to dig food out of his mouth or risk him choking to death.

Other “info” shared in Williamson’s book include the affair Cybill Shepherd reportedly had with Presley in — a short-lived sexual encounter in which Shepherd. Elvis: What Happened. is a book about the personal life of singer Elvis Presley.

The book, which is based on the personal accounts of three of Elvis' former bodyguards, went into detail on the singer's dangerous drug-dependence. His death, only two weeks after the book's publication in Julymade it highly topical and helped boost its Author: Steve Dunleavy.

Download Elvis and You: Your Guide to the Pleasures of Being an Elvis Fan Epub Full Book. Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, – Aug ), also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer, dancer and ed as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent.

Elvis and Kathy had a similar interest in spiritual matters and he was pleased that they both liked the same kind of books, such as Joel S. Goldsmith's The intimate way and Kahlil Gibran's The impersonal life.

According to Kathy, it was Elvis and Kathy singing "How Great Thou Art" together informally that made Elvis decide to put that gospel. The book is a collection of short stories about her life around Elvis and his family and includes dozens of previously unpublished photos.

“He was. The book, which is based on the personal accounts of three of Elvis' former bodyguards, went into detail on the singer’s dangerous drug-dependence. His death, only two weeks after the book’s publication in Julymade it highly topical and helped boost its sales to over 3 n: May,