- 193 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W and Color
- Released: May 15, 2011
- Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.
Description by OLDIES.com:
Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known simply as Elvis and is often referred to as "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on 8th January 1935, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor and by 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences such as pop, country, gospel and R&B he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. He starred in 33 successful films, sold over a billion records earning him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards, received 14 Grammy nominations, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and has been honored in four Halls of Fame. He was truly a legend. The book is accompanied by a fabulous CD showcasing Elvis' legendary Sun Sessions - including his first recorded single, "That's All Right". Elvis may have left the building but his music will forever live on.