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Through dazzling illustrations, specially created maps, and compelling photographs, The Elvis Atlas locates our greatest musical icon in his world and his times. It gives us a rare glimpse at the landscape in which Elvis lived, recorded, performed, and made movies, and a unique perspective on the frantic touring schedules of his early years, the hysteria of the fans, the network TV specials, the army, the movies, and the comeback tour of his final years.
Detailed maps and reconstructions, organized in lavish double-page spreads, bring to life the extraordinary story of our greatest cultural phenomenon: The King of Rock and Roll. An indispensable guide for every Elvis fan and for everyone interested in American popular culture, The Elvis Atlas is lavishly illustrated in full-color throughout and filled with unique maps.
Elvis's early life at the crossroads of Southern musical culture presented him with an extraordinary variety of musical influences. Through his enormous popularity Elvis brought country, blues, gospel, and rhythm and blues to the mainstream of popular music. In doing so he changed music forever and became the touchstone for all later developments in popular music and culture, worlddwide. But Elvis was the product of a particular timeThe Elvis Atlas shows that time and place in a new and facinating light.