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    • Being Elvis

    • A Lonely Life
    • By: Ray Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elvis Presley is a giant figure in American popular culture, a man whose talent and fame were matched only by his later excesses and tragic end. A godlike entity in the history of rock and roll, this twentieth-century icon with a dazzling voice blended gospel and rhythm and blues with country to create a completely new kind of music and new way of expressing male sexuality, which blew the doors off a staid and repressed 1950s America. In Being Elvis, veteran rock journalist Ray Connolly takes a fresh look at the career of the world's most loved singer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my first choice for Elvis biography

    • By Jeff42 on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Being John Lennon

    • By: Ray Connolly
    • Narrated by: Peter McGovern
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Being John Lennon is not about the whitewashed Prince of Peace of 'Imagine' legend, because that was only a small part of him. Nor is it about the permanently angry young rebel of the movie Nowhere Boy, or even the ranting Beatles iconoclast of the Rolling Stone interviews. All three of those personae had a degree of truth in them. But the John Lennon depicted in these pages is a much more kaleidoscopic figure, sometimes almost a collision of different characters.   

    Regular price: $21.81