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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking a fresh look at the twentieth-century icon who fundamentally transformed American culture, a veteran rock journalist explores the extravagance and irrationality inherent in the Elvis mythology, offering a thoughtful celebration of an immortal life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.P96
LC item number
C656 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Well, the bear shall be gentle" -- "Don't you worry none, Mama" -- "I would just sit there in class" -- "I don't sound like nobody" -- "What the hell y'all doin' in there?" -- "What happened, what happened?" -- "Doesn't everybody love their parents?" -- "That Colonel . . . he's the Devil himself" -- "I'm like a Mississippi bullfrog" -- "Why should music contribute to juvenile delinquency?" -- "The colored folks have been singing and playing" -- "Imagine! A Memphis boy with Natalie Wood" -- "I hate to get started in these jam sessions" -- "I wish we was poor again" -- "hang up your pretty stocking" -- "This rancid-smelling aphrodisiac, rock and roll" -- "I'm lucky to be in a position to give" -- "Wake up, Mama" -- "The world is more alive at night" -- "There was a little girl that I was seeing" -- "Whatever I become, will be what God has chosen for me" -- "I didn't have any say-so in it all" -- The schoolgirl who carried a derringer in her bra -- "If we can control sex . . ." -- "The only thing worse than watching a bad movie" -- "If you guys are just going to sit and stare" -- "I know that I'm a joke in this town" -- "Some of you maybe think that Elvis is Jesus Christ" -- "What am I going to do if they don't like me?" -- "And what was I thinking?" -- "I want musicians who can play every kind of music" -- "I don't want some sonofabitch crazy bastard" -- "Mr. President, you got your show to run" -- "I was a dreamer" -- "It's very hard to live up to an image" -- "Sorry that I didn't break his goddamned neck" -- "If you want me to leave" -- "I'd rather be unconscious than miserable" -- "I'm self-destructive, I know" -- "I get carried away very easily" -- "I don't know who to talk to anymore" -- "I'm just so tired of being Elvis Presley" -- "A lonely life ends"
Control code
1674120
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxi, 362 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492808
Lccn
2016054735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1674120
  • (Sirsi) 1674120
  • (OCoLC)964624800
Label
Being Elvis : a lonely life, Ray Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Well, the bear shall be gentle" -- "Don't you worry none, Mama" -- "I would just sit there in class" -- "I don't sound like nobody" -- "What the hell y'all doin' in there?" -- "What happened, what happened?" -- "Doesn't everybody love their parents?" -- "That Colonel . . . he's the Devil himself" -- "I'm like a Mississippi bullfrog" -- "Why should music contribute to juvenile delinquency?" -- "The colored folks have been singing and playing" -- "Imagine! A Memphis boy with Natalie Wood" -- "I hate to get started in these jam sessions" -- "I wish we was poor again" -- "hang up your pretty stocking" -- "This rancid-smelling aphrodisiac, rock and roll" -- "I'm lucky to be in a position to give" -- "Wake up, Mama" -- "The world is more alive at night" -- "There was a little girl that I was seeing" -- "Whatever I become, will be what God has chosen for me" -- "I didn't have any say-so in it all" -- The schoolgirl who carried a derringer in her bra -- "If we can control sex . . ." -- "The only thing worse than watching a bad movie" -- "If you guys are just going to sit and stare" -- "I know that I'm a joke in this town" -- "Some of you maybe think that Elvis is Jesus Christ" -- "What am I going to do if they don't like me?" -- "And what was I thinking?" -- "I want musicians who can play every kind of music" -- "I don't want some sonofabitch crazy bastard" -- "Mr. President, you got your show to run" -- "I was a dreamer" -- "It's very hard to live up to an image" -- "Sorry that I didn't break his goddamned neck" -- "If you want me to leave" -- "I'd rather be unconscious than miserable" -- "I'm self-destructive, I know" -- "I get carried away very easily" -- "I don't know who to talk to anymore" -- "I'm just so tired of being Elvis Presley" -- "A lonely life ends"
Control code
1674120
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxi, 362 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492808
Lccn
2016054735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1674120
  • (Sirsi) 1674120
  • (OCoLC)964624800

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