The music that Phillips shaped in his tiny Memphis studio, with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day.
"Good Rockin' Tonight!"
This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. This volume tracks the first 24 years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records, and the early RCA hits.
"I'm an Elvis fan now"
In "Last Train To Memphis", dem ersten Teil der zweibändigen Elvis-Biographie, beschreibt Peter Guralnik den Anfang der Presley-Lebensgeschichte von seiner Geburt in Tupelo, Mississippi, den folgenden Weg zum Ruhm, bis zum Tod seiner Mutter im Jahr 1958. Die Presley-Produktion umfaßt, wie auch im Original zwei Hörbücher: Der zweite Teil, 'Careless Love', über die Jahre 1958-1977.