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Elvis: The Biography

August 01, 2007 | Book
Here is the cover art of the Jerry Hopkins biography which will be rereleased September 10, 2007 by Plexus.

Synopsis from publisher's website:

"Elvis Presley is the biggest single entertainment personality in the history of American popular culture. Thirty years after his death in August 1976, he remains the undisputed King of Rock'n'Roll.

His talent, charisma, and good humour endeared him to millions. Known the world over by his first name alone, he remains the foremost iconic figure in popular music. Jerry Hopkins has interviewed all those who were close to Elvis; from high school teachers, classmates, old girlfriends, movie directors, agents, recording engineers and disc jockeys; to close friends, bodyguards, sidemen, karate instructors, his doctor, dentist and personal jeweller, to present a comprehensive portrait of this iconic super-celebrity.

"Elvis: The Biography" recounts the complete story of Elvis' rise, fall and posthumous legacy; from his poverty-stricken childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi, through his musical development and emergence as the first pop superstar, to his ultimate ascension to the throne of rock'n'roll. This work explores Elvis' unique appeal, his massive influence on contemporary popular culture and recounts many anecdotes and events that combine to provide a matchless impression of an artist who was - and remains - a genuine legend."
Source:Elvis Club Berlin
Martin DJ wrote on August 01, 2007
Apart from the shoddy synopsis ("his death in August 1976"!) this is a highly recommended book - it's probably two books combined: the original Hopkins book from around 1971 (the first serious biography) and "Elvis the final years".
Jerome wrote on August 01, 2007
The coverpicture already says enough.. This book of Anthony Hopkins, I mean Hannibal, eh sorry.. Jerry Hopkins will bring nothing new, not even a cover, set aside a new story..
JerryNodak wrote on August 02, 2007
Jerome: Hate to break it to you, but back in '71 Elvis: A Biography was the definitive. The first. Critically acclaimed. This is a reissue. It combines Elvis: A Biography with Hopkins' later book, Elvis: The Final Years. At the time, there was plenty that was new in them. Even now you should read them if you haven't. They offer a different perspective on their subject then say, Peter Guralnick.
stanton wrote on August 02, 2007
These sweater pictures sure are cute, but ain`t they worn out for a book title meanwhile? Reading about the interior of the book, of course the usual story with probably some brandnew reveiled anecdotes - as it already broadcasts- to tickle the press to catch on to some new "flaws" they might have not written about yet. Wow.
TBG wrote on August 02, 2007
Elvis commented this book once from on stage (I think some fan wanted it autographed); "oh yeah, the only thing he got right in that book was my name.."
Martin DJ wrote on August 02, 2007
Don't judge a book by its cover. And don't judge a book unless you've read it.