By September 9th, all of America tuned in to watch Elvis's first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. It drew 60 million viewers, more than 80 per cent of the national TV audience. In November Elvis's first film Love Me Tender opened to packed-out theatres.
As his fame grew, so did the intensity of his critics, who saw Elvis as an oversexed enchanter: a danger to American culture, who was leading children to ruin.
The Collector Edition - Each limited edition book signed by Lew Allen and Mike McCartney. Bound in blue suede.