16 Aug 2012
Today is the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley surprised fans last night, appearing at the candlelit vigil held in Memphis as part of 'Elvis Week'. Tonight's 35thAnniversary Concert will feature film of Elvis' legendary concert performances, accompanied live by singers and musicians who worked with him.
ELVIS & THE BIRTH OF ROCK, chronicling the years 1956-58, captures Elvis at the beginning of his career. Author Lew Allen was the only professional photographer at the Cleveland Arena in November 1956, as Elvis Presley took the stage just a month after his legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Edited by Mike McCartney, Allen's photographs are published here for the very first time, alongside text from both authors revealing what it was like to be in the presence of the King.
'Looking back, I realised that I had witnessed and captured the birth of rock 'n' roll.' - Lew Allen
Fully bound in blue suede, with silver blocking and 3 signed prints, ELVIS & THE BIRTH OF ROCK is a true collector's piece and the perfect way to celebrate the musician's life. Click here to order your copy today.
Elvis Presley and D.J. Fontana, Cleveland Arena, November 23rd, 1956. Photograph © Lew Allen
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