In Search of Elvis: A Journey to Find the Man Beneath the Jumpsuit

In Search of Elvis: A Journey to Find the Man Beneath the Jumpsuit

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By (author) Charlie Connelly

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 22mm | 296g
  • Publication date: 11 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316730556
  • ISBN 13: 9780316730556
  • Illustrations note: 8pp of
  • Sales rank: 1,538,647

Product description

Since his death in 1977 Elvis Presley has become an even greater cultural icon than when he was making records and consuming deep-fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. IN SEARCH OF ELVIS sees Charlie Connelly set off on a journey to discover what makes Elvis so significant today and how his spirit is being kept alive more than half a century after he changed popular culture for ever. Charlie's odyssey takes him to Finland to meet an academic who performs Elvis songs in long-dead languages - while wearing a kilt; to Canada to find the orthodox Jewish Elvis tribute artist, Schmelvis; to Scotland to get fitted out with the Presley tartan; and culminates in Memphis, where Charlie stays at the Heartbreak Hotel (which is at the end of Lonely Street) and records a song in Sun Studio, the very room where Elvis arguably invented rock'n'roll. Hilarious yet informative, and written with Charlie Connelly's customary wit and charm, this book will appeal to Elvis fans of all ages, plus the many travel-book aficionados who delighted in ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING.

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As well as writing bestselling travel books such as Attention All Shipping, Charlie Connelly is also a presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.

Review quote

'There is something about the way he reacts to fellow devotees around the globe that warms the heart' SUNDAY TMES 'A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of an icon and his legacy. Ladie and gentlemen, Elvis may have left the building, but his soul lives on. Thank you and goodnight!' EXPRESS 'Once again, Connelly is as eminently affable, agreeable guide' DAILY MAIL