Elvis Presley was born in 1935, in very humble circumstance. He grew up in Memphis surround by black R&B as well as country and gospel music, all of which shaped his musical development.
He burst onto the American music scene in 1956 with a sound unlike any other well known singer of the time and a sensual performing style that brought him many female fans but also led to considerable criticism in the press. He could belt out rock 'n' roll numbers and gospel with really sincerity.
This richly illustrated book, supported by an informative text, tells the story of the King of rock and roll who lives on forever in the hearts of his fans around the globe.
About the Author
Marie Clayton studied popular culture at Bournemouth University as part of an arts course, and went on to become a designer, journalist and author. She has spent a great deal of time studying the history of pop culture and its most celebrated icons. She has a particular interest in cultural icons of the twentieth century and has written several books, her most recent being The Beatles : Unseen Archives.
Series: Classic, Rare and Unseen
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st May 2011
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 25.0