August 16th marks the anniversary of the death of a cultural icon-Elvis Aaron Presley. Although the face of music has changed in ways that would leave Elvis shaking his head, everything rests upon the bedrock foundation laid by the King.
No single person has influenced a musical genre, a restless generation, an entire culture, with the same urgent passion as Elvis. Any diehard music fan can pinpoint the birth of the King's career: an historical day when the sultry-voiced Mississippi native walked into Sun Records for an appointment with destiny. Indeed, this recording session marks the genesis of what we now call Rock-N-Roll.
Or does it?
WITHOUT THE KING'S CONSENT turns this cozy scenario on its head. On the surface, this is the true story of the real first recording of the King, a story that should have been told a quarter century ago. And just why wasn't it? Therein lies a tale of greed and betrayal and shattered dreams. This is the story of the seamy underside of the recording industry, the story of how one man's solitary endeavor to release a long-forgotten recording crashed upon the shoals of corruption, filthy lucre and good ol' Texas-style justice.
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