Elvis: Behind The Legend: Startling Truths About The King Of Rock And Roll's Life, Loves, Films And Music

Elvis: Behind The Legend: Startling Truths About The King Of Rock And Roll's Life, Loves, Films And Music

by Trina Young


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It's time to look at Elvis Presley from the inside out.

Elvis: Behind The Legend uncovers stunning secrets about The King of Rock and Roll's life, loves, films and music. Elvis: Behind The Legend is a collection of over 30 succinct articles revealing surprising facts and discoveries about The King - some light-hearted and fun, and some striking at the core of Presley's heart and passions. With topics covering the full span of Presley's life, it also explores some of the myths in the Elvis legend.

Elvis: Behind The Legend explores the inner motivations and desires of the man crowned The King of Rock and Roll, and reveals how Presley's success actually conflicted with many of his own personal passions.

Elvis Presley's public image as The King of Rock and Roll was constantly at war with his inner desires: the rock and roll revolutionary who wanted to be a mainstream pop star, the teen heartthrob who wanted to be a serious actor, the defiant rebel who dutifully served in the military, the sex god who released religious gospel records and the anti-establishment symbol who proudly shook hands with President Nixon.

Similar to Bob Dylan, Presley was ultimately assigned a title and image that he never aspired to. While Dylan abruptly left the musical genre of folk music that made him famous to freely pursue his other musical passions, Presley was never allowed to escape his rock and roll image.

Many rock and roll fans wondered why Elvis had changed so much over the years and some even criticized him for it. Elvis was forever compared to his 1950s image of sex, defiance and rebellion which in many ways led him to be misunderstood.

Startling revelations about Elvis Presley include:

His hidden speech impediment

How he truly felt about rock and roll

The famous outfit Elvis hated to wear

How Elvis learned to bump and grind

Why serving in the army terrified him

How Elvis launched his career by accident

The woman who stood between Elvis and Priscilla

What his ultimate ambition in show business really was

Why he sang with a professed hater of rock and roll

Why Elvis was willing to give up his career

The acclaimed Elvis film that was surprisingly a flop

What really happened when Elvis met The Beatles

The tragic backstory to Jailhouse Rock

Why Elvis never attended any of his movie premieres

The real reason Elvis went to meet President Nixon

How Elvis designed his own gravesite

Who was bigger - Elvis or The Beatles?

Plus, for the first time in print, a complete list of Elvis Presley's movies ranked by box office earnings and the full list of Elvis Presley's and The Beatles' certified record sales (albums, singles and EPs).

The book includes an 8-page photo section.

By looking beneath the surface, this book gives music fans an insight into The King of Rock and Roll like never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516973880
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/16/2015
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 634,965
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Trina Young is a freelance entertainment journalist who has been writing about Elvis Presley for several years online.

She founded a popular biography website on The Beatles at Beatles-History.net. Her former fan magazine about The Beatles called Daytrippin' is now part of the permanent collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

Her extensive research has included traveling to famous Elvis landmarks around the U.S. in Memphis, Tupelo, Las Vegas, Fort Chaffee, Palm Springs and Honolulu.

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