Return Of The King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback

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Return Of The King tells the story of a tumultuous period in the life of Elvis Presley. By 1967, The King Of Rock 'n' Roll was all but washed-up, thanks to a string of bland movie roles and lackluster records. But within a year he had roused himself, loosened the creative shackles imposed by his grasping manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, and reconnected with the rock audience through a riveting TV special. There followed a glorious but all too brief artistic flowering, in which he made some of his most enduring ...

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Overview

Return Of The King tells the story of a tumultuous period in the life of Elvis Presley. By 1967, The King Of Rock 'n' Roll was all but washed-up, thanks to a string of bland movie roles and lackluster records. But within a year he had roused himself, loosened the creative shackles imposed by his grasping manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, and reconnected with the rock audience through a riveting TV special. There followed a glorious but all too brief artistic flowering, in which he made some of his most enduring records, including 'Suspicious Minds' and 'In The Ghetto.' This meticulously researched and elegantly written book, based on a string of new interviews with colleagues, friends, fans, and observers of The King, sheds new light on the events of Elvis's great comeback.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906002282
  • Publisher: Outline Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,492,469
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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Gillian G. Gaar is the author of several books about music, including Return Of The King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback, She's A Rebel: The History Of Women In Rock & Roll, Green Day: Rebels With A Cause and The Rough Guide To Nirvana. She has also written for Mojo, Rolling Stone, Record Collector, Goldmine, and the Experience Music Project museum, among others, and served as project consultant on Nirvana's 2004 boxed set With The Lights Out. She lives in Seattle, the home of grunge.

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