28. feb, 2014

New Book; Elvis Has Left The Building

Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd has announced a new book written by Dylan Jones; Elvis Has Left The Building: The Day The King Died. 336 pages. Due for release on July 17th.


Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd har annonsert en ny bok skrevet av Dylan Jones; Elvis Has Left The Building: The Day The King Died. 336 sider. Boken slippes 17. Juli.


From the publisher; The King departed this world during the month of punk rocks apotheosis. Punk had set out to destroy Elvis, or at least everything he came to represent, but never got the chance. Elvis destroyed himself before anyone else could. Nearly forty years after his death, rocks ultimate legend and prototype just won’t go away and his influence and legacy are to be found not just in music today, but the world over. Elvis Presley has permeated the modern world in ways that are bizarre and inexplicable: a pop icon while he was alive, he has become almost a religious icon in death, a modern-day martyr crucified on the wheel of drugs, celebrity culture, junk food and sex. In Elvis Has Left the Building, Dylan Jones takes us back to those heady days around the time of his death and the rise of punk. He evokes the hysteria and devotion of The Kings numerous disciples and imitators, offering a uniquely insightful commentary on Elvis’s life, times and outrageous demise. This is a fresh account, written with the author customary panache, recounting how Elvis single-handedly changed the course of popular music and culture, and what his death meant and still means to us today.

 

Source; Amazon - ELVIS and his MUSIC