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Elvis: All Shook Up: Stories and Insights from Family Members, Journalists, and Those Who Were There

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Elvis remains the “King” of rock--and this engaging collection pays tribute to his enduring power. Admirers from all walks of life weigh in, including award-winning journalists, acclaimed authors, music critics, influential thinkers, co-stars, family, and friends. There are even declassified FBI documents pertaining to this groundbreaking cultural and musical icon. Entertaining and illuminating, this anthology shows why people are still “all shook up” over Elvis.
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Overview

Elvis remains the “King” of rock--and this engaging collection pays tribute to his enduring power. Admirers from all walks of life weigh in, including award-winning journalists, acclaimed authors, music critics, influential thinkers, co-stars, family, and friends. There are even declassified FBI documents pertaining to this groundbreaking cultural and musical icon. Entertaining and illuminating, this anthology shows why people are still “all shook up” over Elvis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402784187
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 265,898
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER GURALNICK is author of a two-volume biography of Elvis (Last Train from Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley and Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley), and co-writer with Ernst Jorgensen of Elvis Day by Day: The Definitive Record of His Life and Music.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Roy Blount, Jr. xi

The Start of a Revolution 1

From The Fifties David Halberstam

Prom Date of the Century 17

From "Elvis's Prom Date Remembers a Shy Guy in Blue Suede Shoes," People Weekly Steve Dougherty Linda Marx

An Intuitive Master of Provocation 21

From "A Hillbilly Who Wove a Rock-and-Roll Spell," New York Times Stephen Holden

A Definite Danger to the Security of the United States 27

From Declassified FBI memos dated 5-16-1956 and 11-7-1956

Elvis, We Must Let Her Go 31

From The Forgotten Family of Elvis Presley: Elvis' Aunt Lois Smith Speaks Out R. A. Hines Sr.

The Love of My Life 37

From "The Women Who Loved Elvis," Ladies' Home Journal Alanna Nash

You'll Be Next on My List 49

From Declassified FBI memo dated 2-20-1964

Turned Loose Again 53

From Elvis Presley, "The Comeback Special," Bobbie Ann Mason

Mr. President, this is Mr. Elvis Presley 61

From The Day Elvis Met Nixon Egil "Bud" Krogh

A Sober, Clean-Minded Young Man 71

From Declassified FBI memo dated 1-4-1971

He Didn't Even Seem Real 77

From Breathing Out Peggy Lipton David Coco Dalton

I'm The Teacher 89

From "Elvis Presley: The Untold Story," an excerpt from Elvis: We Love You Tender, Ladies' Home Journal Dee Presley Billy Stanley David Stanley Rick Stanley

I Got A Call From Elvis Presley 107

From "The White House-Graceland Connection That Might Have Saved Elvis," The New Yorker Douglas Brinkley

Very Devoted to Elvis 111

From I Called Him Babe: Elvis Presley's Nurse Remembers Marian J. Cocke

Eternal Life 117

From "Elvis Forever!," TV Guide William F. Buckley Jr.

He Doesn't Look Anything Like Himself 121

From "Graceland," Rolling Stone Caroline Kennedy

It Wasn't All Just Giving Pink Cadillacs to his Friends 125

From "On the Road," Newsweek Michael Beschloss

Someone Truly Singular 129

From "Elvis's Bad Break," National Review William F. Buckley Jr.

Something for Everybody 133

From "25 Years Later, Elvis Rolls On," New York Times Jon Pareles

Index 139

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