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Elvis Vegas 69 Released

July 21, 2009 | Book

Ken Sharp's highly anticipated Vegas book has now been released. Ken Sharp is also the author of the FTD book, Writing For The King.


Elvis: Vegas '69 is an all new 200-page hardback book that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s historic return to live performance.Written by Ken Sharp, author of the critically acclaimed FTD book, Writing For The King, the book tells the remarkable story of Elvis's return to the concert stage told through first-hand accounts by those lucky enough to be on hand to witness his miraculous artistic and creative rebirth.

Sharp has also authored or co-authored many other music books including Overnight Sensation: The Story Of The Raspberries, Power Pop!, Meet The Beatles...Again!, Reputation Is A Fragile Thing: The Story Of Cheap Trick, and Small Faces: Quite Naturally.

With Sharp's latest book, you'll learn the backstory behind what led to Elvis's triumphant return to live performance. You'll go behind closed doors with Elvis and the band in pre-show rehearsals and revel in the excitement and anticipation of opening night. The actual opening show is then chronicled through the eyes of the people that were there along with the press conference, after show celebration and more.

Packed with over 150 stunning full color and B&W images, many culled from the Graceland archives, vintage Vegas/Elvis concert memorabilia, a '69 show index and much more, the book will transport the reader back to "the Strip" for one of the most electrifying moments in Elvis' monumental career.

Mofoca22 wrote on July 24, 2009
i wonder if there is any rehearsals from his 69 performances floatinga round out there. if there is that would be great to hear including opening night. id love to hear how everything came toggether and how elvis interacts with the tcb band when they first came together id like to hear the ideas they gave each other and the vigor and excitemnet from elvis.