Elvis Under The Covers (Paperback)

Elvis Under The Covers By Suzi Quatro (Foreword by), Mike Sanchez, Hollie Crankshaw (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzi Quatro (Foreword by), Mike Sanchez, Hollie Crankshaw (Illustrator)
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In August 1977 the world stopped when Elvis Presley passed away. As we acknowledge the 40th anniversary of his passing, it is appropriate to remember the full extent of the man's legacy, a legacy that continues to grow. Elvis Under The Covers explores his influence through the artists that have recorded his most often covered original songs. These are Can't Help Falling In Love. In The Ghetto, Don't Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel and Jailhouse Rock.Glam rock legend Suzi Quatro has provided the foreword in which she describes the times that Elvis Presley touched her life, and when she touched his.Mike Sanchez explains the influence that The King had on his life and his career.There are also personal contributions from many of the artists featured in the book, including Eddi Reader, Al Kooper, Mary Coughlan, Chris Spedding, Wanda Jackson, Kenny Vance, Tanya Tucker and Stella Parton. These musicians, singers, actors and performers cover the whole spectrum of musical entertainment, from fame to obscurity, from number 1 hit makers to the occasionally bizarre, from cartoons to classics, and from religion to rock and roll.It is not often that a book can legitimately mention Bob Dylan, Andy Williams and the members of The Beatles alongside Bugs Bunny, Stephen King and a Camembert cheese (the reader will have to search for that one ) However, on a journey through this legacy there are many unusual connections, including a tenuous link between Jona Lewie and Howlin' Wolf The one thing that binds them all together, the essence of the journey that they have all chosen to take, is the elixir that is Elvis Presley.

About the Author

Michael Madden is a child of the 1960s and 1970s. Too young to remember the early days of Elvis Presley, but old enough to be an impressionable 15 year old when The King Passed away. His influences gathered themselves in the glam rock era of Marc Bolan and Suzi Quatro, and blossomed into the halcyon punk days of The Stranglers, The Rezillos and countless bands that came and went with barely a murmur. And yet rock and roll was always there. His parents passed on their records by Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, and it was an obscure Kings Of Rockabilly cassette tape featuring Sleepy LaBeef that led to one of Michael's previously published books Mike Sanchez Big Town Playboy. He has now published a total of 5 titles, and he adapted Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven for a youth theatre production at the Buxton Festival Fringe. His home is in the village of Whaley Bridge in the Peak District where he lives with his wife and 2 youngest children, playing cricket, writing books and songs, and striving to pass on his musical legacy to all 3 of his children and his granddaughter with varying degrees of success.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781548547721
ISBN-10: 1548547727
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 10th, 2017
Pages: 206
Language: English