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Elvis by Albert Goldman is a book about the life and times of the king of rock and roll It shows how a country boy rose up and ruled the world of music and also showed his downfall It starts by telling about Elvis childhood and moving to his teenage years Elvis was always a wholesome country boy no matter if people considered him leud or outrageous In fact Elvis was discovered when he made a record for his mothers birthday Elvis always respected his parents Next it moves on to the first few records that Elvis cut at Sun Records with his first producer Sam Phillips What made Elvis different from other singers was that he was a white boy who could sing like a nigger as Sam Phillips described his style It then moves on to detail his breakthrough year of 1956 in which he had such hits as Heartbreak Hotel and Hound Dog 1956 was the year that Elvis took America by storm and earned him the title The King of Rock and Roll After that it states the hardships that Elvis faced over the next few years in the military These few years were not very good for Elvis for the first time he had to leave the US and his beloved mother passed away before he left for his assignment in Germany Moving on it tells us about his glorious return to the United States reclaiming his title as King and moving on to something bigger and better the movies Over the course of the next few years Elvis made a lot of movies but none were liked by the critics but they did make money After his less than stellar movie career Elvis came back to music with a blast the 68 Comeback Special Once again Elvis was on top of the music industry After the 68 Comeback Special Elvis moved on to very successful shows at
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