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Elvis Has Left the Building free pdf 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, as 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. Evoking the hysteria and devotion of The King s numerous disciples and imitators, Jones offers a uniquely insightful commentary on Elvis s life, times and outrageous demise. Recounting how Elvis single-handedly changed the course of popular music and culture, Jones delves deep into the cult of The King and reveals the universal importance of what Elvis s death meant and still means to us today."

About Dylan Jones

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 technology, popular culture, the war in Afghanistan and even Prime Minister David Cameron."

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Author : Dylan Jones
Publisher : Overlook Press
Data Published : 14 August 2014
ISBN : 1468309676
EAN : 9781468309676
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 307 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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