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Elvis The Sun Years: The Story Of Elvis Presley In The Fifties
DeWitt, Howard A. ; Burke, Ken K. ; Amonson, Scott S. (2023)

Horizon Books , Revised Ed.
paperback , 412 pages
ISBN-10: 0-938840-13-4 , ISBN-13: 978-0-938840-13-8

Category: Biographies
Language: English
Description: This book draws upon 200 interviews with those close to Sun Record founder, Sam Phillips. DeWitt offers a personal as well as professional portrait of young Elvis, who, from behind a facade of great confidence, revealed to his closest friends the rather shy, nervous, decent, respectful and polite individual whose primary desire as a performer was to always do his best. The forgotten heroes behind Elvis are also examined in detail. "That's All Right (Mama)" created the power of the Hillbilly Cat. He became a regional star. When Col. Tom Parker became Presley's manager, this created the myths surrounding Elvis' unique talent. The back story of family, friends and musicians who brought Elvis to the pinnacle of rock stardom has never been told. They are the "forgotten heroes." They tell a new story of Presley and the Sun Record label. This expanded revised edition focuses on the talent of the King of Rock 'n' Roll as he entered the rock music mainstream. Supported by nine appendices devoted to Elvis' early concerts, recordings, and musical influences, rare photos of his early life, a bibliographical essay, and a list of sources, Elvis the Sun Years is a unique, insightful, and entertaining portrait of a little-known period in the life of the greatest entertainer of our time.
Source: book back cover.
Previously released in 1991 with a reprint in 1993. This revised edition has updated chapters plus an aditional chapter 'Afterward To Elvis'. This revised edition includes updates in the 'bibliographic essay', the 'source listing for each chapter' and the 'Index'. Also released as hardback (ISBN-10: 0-938840-12-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-938840-12-1).
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