Alfred The Rough Guide to Elvis
Elvis Aron Presley was born 70 years ago, on the 8th of January 1935. This new Rough Guide covers every aspect of The King, from his songs to his record collection; his cars to his costumes; his birth, life, and mythical afterlife. Features include:
• The Latest: Evaluations of the latest releases, rumours and reappraisals.
• The Life: As Elvis put it: “Every dream I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times.” We chart how it happened.
• The Music: Reviews of every album, interviews with Elvis’s musicians, analysis of artists he idolised – like Fats Domino and Mario Lanza – and a look at Presley’s influence on everyone from Sinatra to Bono.
• The Canon: The 50 essential Presley songs.
• The Icon: Elvis as king, star, image and myth.
• The Ephemera: Books, bootlegs, collectables, museums, and Elvis on the Web.
• Elvis Country: A world tour of the essential Elvis sights from Graceland to Germany.