Released in June by iPublishing is the book "Elvis '57: The Final Fifties Tours" by Alan Hanson. "Drawing on first-hand accounts from the disc jockeys on the front lines of Elvis’s exploding career and fans who attended the ’57 concerts, Hanson sweeps you back to the year that forever changed the King of Rock ’n’ Roll" according to the publishers website.
In 1957, Elvis Aron Presley was still a one man phenomenon with six titles on the charts, one movie to his credit, and two movies soon to follow. But while he pursued his dream of becoming a Hollywood actor, the military draft threatened to shatter it along with his wildly successful rock ’n’ roll career. Elvis couldn’t resist the excitement he found performing on stage before swarms of shrieking teenage girls, and in that final year before he entered the U.S. Army, he went back on the road for three short tours.
Elvis ’57 recalls that magical year when the King played to audiences a quarter of a million people strong, and controversy and pandemonium accompanied him wherever he went. Alan Hanson takes us for a rollicking ride through eighteen major cities in the United States and Canada as he chronicles the most exciting tours of Elvis’s career. In Chicago, Elvis wore his famed gold lame suit and thirteen girls fainted in an effort to reach him. In Vancouver, British Columbia, thousands left their seats and rushed the stage, forcing him to abruptly end the show.
Drawing on first-hand accounts from the disc jockeys on the front lines of Elvis’s exploding career and fans who attended the ’57 concerts, Hanson sweeps you back to the year that forever changed the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.
Elvis '57: The Final Fifties ToursJuly 08, 2007 | Book Source:Elvis Book Research
My boy, my boy wrote on July 08, 2007
This one looks very interesting. Being a Canadian citizen myself, I hope to get my hands on the book and find out details and facts about the dates he played in Canadian cities. I wish I could have a traveling-time machine and buy a ticket for those memorable shows...
Pedro Nuno wrote on July 09, 2007
At Last! A book about Elvis best Tours Ever! After this Elvis had some very good 70's tour, but in 1957 he was not good... HE WAS GOD!
Hans Otto wrote on July 09, 2007
GREAT NEWS! I have been wishing for such a book for years. Tried to Google both Alan Hanson, Elvis and iPublishing, but only got this one article on ElvisNews. Anybody know how to order it?
CD King wrote on July 09, 2007
1957 what a brilliant year. 2 of his best films Jailhouse Rock and Loving You. The Best Concerts Tours. Recorded some of his finest recordings ever.
jcorley wrote on July 09, 2007
Hans, check Amazon UK. They have it for £12.