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Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was the beloved hero of millions. The rock 'n'roll idol for generations. The most famous entertainer of the twentieth century. But what about Elvis Presley, the son, friend, lover, and man? Here, for the first hme, is Elvis Presley in all his incarnations. Based on documents only recently made public and hundreds of interviews with Elvis's closest friends, wh ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Dutton Adult
(first published July 1997)
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From ancient times to the 21st century musicians and artists have shared one thing in common: they lack inhibitions. The average person does not feel compelled to jump up in front of crowds and impress them with their ability to entertain. Nor do they pour out their deepest feelings in print, paint, film etc. for all to see. Given that the creative person lacks the inhibitions common to the common man, it should not be surprising to find that this lack of inhibitions often leads to excesses of o ...more
This bio brings out Elvis' character out quite well, and is full of interesting details in a relatively short amount of pages-- but it goes too far with some of the finer points of his sex life and there is an uncomfortable, slightly sleazy feeling throughout. I'm not the kind of Elvis fan that wants to white-wash out the unpleasant truths of his life, but I do think it's crossing a line to know that he's uncircumcised. For a more dignified, artful experience that's just as revealing, you're bet ...more