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Author:
Peter Guralnick


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Peter Guralnick

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Peter Guralnick
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Peter Guralnick (born December 15, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American music critic, author, and screenwriter. He specializes in the history of early rock and roll and has written on Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, and Sam Cooke (source: Wikipedia ... ).

In the Elvis world he is most known of the two-volume biography Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley and Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley. These were published in various editions and languages over the years. Not all editions are included on the reference list below.

In 2015 he wrote Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll about Sam Phillips, the man who discovered Elvis Presley (amongst others), and his label Sun Records in Memphis. In 2022 the book "The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records" is scheduled to appear. It will have a look at the history of Sun Records, the label that started Rock 'n' Roll, told through 70 of its iconic recordings. This book is written in cooperation with Colin Escott.

More info about Peter can be found on his website ... .
A short review of some of his books can be found on Randy's Rodeo ... .


Text updated: 1 April 2022

References (under construction):

1964 - Almost Grown. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Larry Stark Press)
1967 - Mister Downchild. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Larry Stark Press)

1971 - Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues, Country, and Rock 'n' Roll. (ISBN 0-87690-046-5)
1979 - Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians. (ISBN 0-316-33274-7)

1982 - The Listener's Guide to The Blues. (New York: Facts on File)
1986 - Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom. (ISBN 0-316-33273-9)
1988 - Nighthawk Blues: A Novel. (Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 0-938410-64-4)
1989 - Searching for Robert Johnson. (ISBN 0-452-27949-6)

1994 - Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
1998 - Searching for Robert Johnson (reprint)
1998 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley (audio)
1999 - Elvis Day by Day: The Definitive Record of His Life and Music (with Ernst Jørgensen)
1999 - Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock 'n' Roll (reprint)
1999 - Lost Highway: Journeys & Arrivals of American Musicians (reprint)
1999 - Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom (reprint)
1999 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
1999 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
1999 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
1999 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

2000 - Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
2003 - Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues
2004 - Elvis - Amore Senza Freni (Italian)
2004 - Elvis - L'Ultimo Treno per Memphis (Italian)
2005 - Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke
2006 - Last Train To Memphis - Elvis Presley - Sein Aufstieg (German)
2006 - Careless Love - Elvis Presley - Sein Niedergang 1958-1977 (German)

2015 - Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll (hardback)
2015 - Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll (paperback)
2016 - Sweet Soul Music (ISBN 2844859674, French Ed.)
2019 - Sam Phillips: Der Man, Der Den Rock 'n' Roll Erfand (German Ed.)

2020 - Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing

Announced:

2022 - The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records (with Colin Escott)

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