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From That’s All Right to Way Down via Heartbreak Hotel, Jailhouse Rock, Mystery Train, Little Sister and American Trilogy among many others, Essential Elvis cuts through the myth and mess of the life and career of the 20th-century’s first and greatest rock ‘n’ roll star.
Peter Silverton investigates and celebrates the stories and the people behind the greatest recordings of Elvis’ career. Part biography, part personal history and full of hip-shaking thrills, Essential Elvis will have you reaching for the music, the original sound of rock ‘n’ roll.
Peter Silverton has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He started as features editor at Sounds in 1976, covered Punk, went on the Anarchy Tour bus with the Pistols and Clash and later wrote Glen Matlock’s autobiography (I Was A Teenage Sex Pistol). He’s also worked as an editor at Time Out, the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Express and the Guardian, and written for practically every music mag and newspaper in the UK plus a couple in the US.