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  • Elvis Presley: The Man, the Life, the Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Pamela Clarke Keogh
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    It was that voice, those eyes, that hair, the cars, the girls. Elvis Presley revolutionized American pop culture when, at age 21, he became a modern superstar. A Memphis Beau Brummel even before he found fame, Elvis had a personal style that, like his music, had an immediate impact on his audience that continues to influence us today.

    Jane says: "An odd take on a complex man"
    "An odd take on a complex man"
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    In order to understand the odd facets of Elvis' life and style that the author chose to focus on (most disturbingly, constant comparisons of Elvis and Priscilla to Jackie and JFK), you must realize that her last two bios were on Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. This is why she treats Elvis like a fashion plate to be examined in the same light as Coco Chanel rather than as a musical genius. Still, there is enough relevant facts on Elvis that it is worth the listen. You can tell that the author tows the party line on alot of subjects, but that is the risk you take when you have the cooperation of those who knew the subject. Not a gritty tell all by any means, but and interesting look at a man and an era.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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