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The Resource Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly

Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly

Label
Being Elvis : a lonely life
Title
Being Elvis
Title remainder
a lonely life
Statement of responsibility
Ray Connolly
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, placing him, forty years after his death, not exhaustively in the garish neon lights of Las Vegas but back in his mid-twentieth-century, distinctly southern world. For new and seasoned fans alike, Connolly, who interviewed Elvis in 1969, re-creates a man who sprang from poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, to unprecedented overnight fame, eclipsing Frank Sinatra and then inspiring the Beatles along the way. The creator of an American sound that resonates today, Elvis remains frozen in time, an enduring American icon who could capture an inner emotion, perhaps of eternal yearning, to which all of us can still relate
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1940-
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Connolly, Ray
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Jonathan Yen
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Yen, Jonathan
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  • Presley, Elvis
  • Male singers
  • Rock musicians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225941147
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 MP3 CDs (approximately 14 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515966135
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225941147
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
2 MP3 CDs (approximately 14 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781515966135
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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