Where exactly was Heartbreak Hotel? Why was Number 33 the cutest little jailbird I ever did see, and how were the Mafia involved in Can't Help Falling In Love? These and many more intriguing questions are answered by renowned rock historian and critic Patrick Humphries in this, the first and only book to tell the stories behind all of the King's Number 1 hits. From Heartbreak Hotel in January 1956 through to Way Down in October 1976, EP1 charts the magnificent rise and career of Elvis Presley, the greatest rock and roll singer to have lived. Thirty years of Number 1 songs are described, explained and illustrated with fantastic photographs, unique illustrations and the single sleeves. An invaluable companion for every Elvis fan, Elvis - The Number Ones also contains tributes from a galaxy of famous stars, among them Robbie Williams and Bruce Springsteen, plus an a range of fascinating things you never knew about The King
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Patrick Humphries is a regular contributor to Radio 2 and broadcaster on Radio 5 and 6Music. A music writer of long standing he contributes to Mojo and Record Collector and has previously written for Melody Maker the NME and Vox. He is also the author of several books, among them the best-selling biographies of Nick Drake (Bloomsbury) and the authorised Richard Thompson (Virgin). He lives in South London.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091889081
Book Description Ebury Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091889081