Due for release early March 2007 is Jerry Hopkin's latest book "Aloha Elvis".
On Elvis' first visit to Hawaii in 1957, fans filled Honolulu Stadium for not one, but two concert performances. That was the beginning of Elvis' enduring relationship with the islands, which included two additional benefit concerts, three films, and several vacation stays. For Elvis fans and those interested in Hawaii's music history, Aloha Elvis describes Elvis' love affair with the islands and includes over 100 photographs, some never before published, of Elvis and the people and places he encountered in Hawaii.
About the Author
Jerry Hopkins, a twenty-year veteran of Rolling Stone, is the author of three other books about Elvis Presley: Elvis: A Biography (1971) and Elvis: The Final Years (1980), both international bestsellers, long out of print and to be republished in an updated form in 2007; and Elvis in Hawaii (2004). His research material for those works is part of the Mississippi Valley Collection at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Hopkins also wrote biographies of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, and Yoko Ono. A resident of Hawaii from 1976-1993, he now lives in Thailand.