Using exclusive access to the files of the Elvis Presley estate, The King on the Road presents a unique insider's view of Elvis' live performances. It covers his earliest gigs around the rural South, when almost singlehanded he was creating what became known as rock'n'roll, all the way up to his record-breaking spectaculars in Las Vegas.This remarkable collection of never-before-published photos, posters, news reports, and even ticket stubs adds up to a blow-by-blow acount of the entire performing career of the King. Interviews with musicians and entourage, rare facsimiles of hand-written set lists, and the exclusive complete listing of every live date that Elvis Presley ever performed accompany the illustrations to create the definitive on-stage (and back-stage) record of the most dynamic entertainer in the history of rock'n'roll.
Author Biography: A native Memphian, Robert Gordon is the author of It Came from Memphis. His essays have appeared in such magazines as Spin, Interview, L.A. Weekly and Entertainment Weekly. In 1993 he received the W.C. Handy Award (Blues Grammy) for Journalism. His work as a film-maker includes the internationally acclaimed documentary All Day & All Night.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.56(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.54(d)|