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Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died
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Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died (Hardback)

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'The King' departed this world during the month of punk rock's apotheosis. Punk had set out to destroy Elvis, or at least everything he came to represent, but never got the chance. Elvis destroyed himself before anyone else could. Nearly forty years after his death, rock's ultimate legend and prototype just won't go away and his influence and legacy are to be found not just in music today, but the world over. Elvis Presley has permeated the modern world in ways that are bizarre and inexplicable: a pop icon while he was alive, he has become almost a religious icon in death, a modern-day martyr crucified on the wheel of drugs, celebrity culture, junk food and sex. In Elvis Has Left the Building, Dylan Jones takes us back to those heady days around the time of his death and the rise of punk. He evokes the hysteria and devotion of The King's numerous disciples and imitators, offering a uniquely insightful commentary on Elvis's life, times and outrageous demise. This is a fresh account, written with the author's customary panache, recounting how Elvis single-handedly changed the course of popular music and culture, and what his death meant and still means to us today.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 17/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780715648568  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dylan Jones is the Editor of GQ. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and St. Martin's School of Art in London before becoming the Editor of i-D magazine. He has since been an editor at the Face, Arena, Observer and The Sunday Times. Jones has won the BSME Editor of the Year award seven times, and was awarded an OBE in 2013. He has written studies of David Bowie and Jim Morrison, in addition to two anthologies of journalism and more on music, popular culture and even our Prime Minister. Find him at www.dylanjonesbooks.com

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