Elvis 68 Comeback

Elvis  68 Comeback

Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician.

Author: Steve Binder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781645176732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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"An in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/ producer Steve Binder. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis's controlling manager Colonel Parker, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis's trust."--Amazon.com
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Inventing Elvis

Inventing Elvis

2 Duffett, Counting Down Elvis, 218–23; Guralnick, Careless Love, 323. 3 Ibid. For general accounts of the special, see Steve Binder, Comeback '68/Elvis: The Story of the Elvis Special (Los Angeles, CA: Meteor 17 Books, 2018); Wiener, ...

Author: Mathias Haeussler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350107670

Category: History

Page: 240

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Elvis Presley stands tall as perhaps the supreme icon of 20th-century U.S. culture. But he was perceived to be deeply un-American in his early years as his controversial adaptation of rhythm and blues music and gyrating on-stage performances sent shockwaves through Eisenhower's conservative America and far beyond. This book explores Elvis Presley's global transformation from a teenage rebel figure into one of the U.S.'s major pop-cultural embodiments from a historical perspective. It shows how Elvis's rise was part of an emerging transnational youth culture whose political impact was heavily conditioned by the Cold War. As well as this, the book analyses Elvis's stint as G.I. soldier in West Germany, where he acted as an informal ambassador for the so-called American way of life and was turned into a deeply patriotic figure almost overnight. Yet, it also suggests that Elvis's increasingly synonymous identity with U.S. culture ultimately proved to be a double-edged sword, as the excesses of his superstardom and personal decline seemingly vindicated long-held stereotypes about the allegedly materialistic nature of U.S. society. Tracing Elvis's story from his unlikely rise in the 1950s right up to his tragic death in August 1977, this book offers a riveting account of changing U.S. identities during the Cold War, shedding fresh light on the powerful role of popular music and consumerism in shaping images of the United States during the cultural struggle between East and West.
Categories: History

Christmas with Elvis

Christmas with Elvis

Binder remembered in his book Comeback '68 | Elvis: The Story of the Elvis Special. Despite some day-of jitters (Elvis' mind went blank and he didn't want to go out on stage), the show was an absolute triumph.

Author: Robert K. Elder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762469772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 723

Celebrate Christmas with the King of Rock n' Roll! For Elvis, Christmas at Graceland was a time for family and friends, a respite from the road and the recording studio. It was a time to sing gospel songs around the piano and give out extravagant gifts. In this spirit, Christmas with Elvis is designed like a Christmas party Elvis himself would have liked. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic music and songs Elvis sang and recorded for his bestselling holiday albums, alongside favorite stories, trivia, and Yuletide cocktails and munchies—all wrapped up with a merry Christmas twist fit for the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. ELVIS™ and ELVIS PRESLEY™ are trademarks of ABG EPE IP LLC Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC © 2021 ABG EPE IP LLC elvis.com
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

More Real Life Rock

More Real Life Rock

4 □ Elvis All- Star Tribute Hosted by Blake Shelton (NBC, February 17) Part re- creation of Elvis's 1968 Singer Special ... 5 □ Steve Binder, Comeback '68/Elvis— The Story of the Elvis Special (Meteor 17 Books) With redundant titling ...

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300260984

Category: HISTORY

Page: 344

View: 884

This book, a sequel and companion volume to Marcus's Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014, is a collection of hundreds of items from the crisscrossing spectrum of culture and politics throughout the tumultuous past six years of American life. Tracking the evolution of national identity during the convulsive Trump administration, Marcus spotlights the most whip-smart cultural artifacts to compose a mosaic portrait of American society, replete with unexpected heroes and villains, absurdity and its consequences, humor and despair, terror and defiance--as seen through media, music, and more. Bursting with Marcus's effortless, no-nonsense, unapologetic verve, this book features seventy-three columns from 2014 through February 2021.
Categories: HISTORY

Comeback 68

Comeback  68

Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician.

Author: Steve Binder

Publisher:

ISBN: 1732449104

Category: Elvis (Television program : 1968)

Page: 179

View: 385

"An in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the '68 NBC Television Special that put Elvis back on the map, written by director/producer Steve Binder. Filled with never before told stories and classic images, the book offers fresh perspective on who Elvis was as a man and a musician. Binder recounts his tug of war with Elvis's controlling manager Colonel Parker, shares his personal battle with censors, and poignantly writes a buddy story where he ultimately gains Elvis's trust."--Amazon.com.
Categories: Elvis (Television program : 1968)

The Comeback

The Comeback

1968. A year of riots, revolution and world-changing Rock'n'roll.

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785585819

Category: Biography

Page: 352

View: 230

1968. A year of riots, revolution and world-changing Rock'n'roll. Except for Elvis Presley. The King of the Fifties had become the Clown of the Sixties, churning out bad music in dismal films, a humiliating spectre of his former glory. In the words of the hip young director assigned to his first TV special, Elvis' reputation was "in the toilet." However the same director, Steve Binder, was now about to save it. Together they would embark on the biggest creative fight of Elvis' life. Overcoming insecurity, paranoia, a failing marriage, network censors, drugs, the over-protective Memphis Mafia, the sabotaging whims of manager Colonel Tom Parker and the heat exhaustion of his soon-to-be iconic black leather suit, with his '68 TV Special Elvis gave the defining performance of his career. He never sang harder, rocked wilder or blazed sexier. This was Elvis, The Resurrection.
Categories: Biography

BRAD A Memoir This Side of Nowhere

BRAD  A Memoir This Side of Nowhere

Scotty didn't seem to have hard feelings against Elvis, but the Colonel, that was a different story. ... ______ THE '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL, formally just titled Elvis, was the first TV appearance for Elvis in more than eight ...

Author: Bradley Kuhns

Publisher: Bradley Kuhns,Ph.D.,O.M.D.

ISBN: 9798501194366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 467

Brad Kuhns is a former Las Vegas performer known for his acclaimed performances and musical talents. In addition to a successful Vegas career, Brad also had an exciting career in law enforcement with the LAPD, and later opened a private practice in marriage and family counseling. BRAD, A Memoir, first chronicles Brad's incredible career in the entertainment world as he quickly shot to fame. Between performances, he was rubbing shoulders and becoming friends with the likes of America's biggest stars: Elvis, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Nat King Cole and daughter Natalie, Frankie Laine, Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, Burt Reynolds, and many other celebrities. Brad's music group, the "Encores," their electrifying stage presence, and his talents as a studio musician made him a Las Vegas staple. His second career in law enforcement allowed him to work alongside the elite ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Scientific Investigation Division. He utilized his acquired skills of investigation, interrogation, polygraph (lie detection), and forensic hypnosis to assist not only the LAPD, but other federal agencies as well, to solve some of the most heinous crimes perpetrated in America. He eventually turned whistleblower to clean up areas within the LAPD. By Brad's third career, he had earned two professional doctorate degrees, one in clinical psychology and the second as a licensed doctor of Oriental Medicine. He maintained a private marriage and family therapy practice while continuing to use his unique skills as a consultant in assisting federal agencies and other law enforcement agencies in resolving crimes nationwide. Fascinating, touching and bravely honest, BRAD, A Memoir, chronicles Brad's remarkable life journey. In this memoir, Brad reflects on his personal life, successes, and pitfalls, and takes you on an incredibly, adventurous and fascinating ride like none you've ever read before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Elvis After Elvis

Elvis After Elvis

The original broadcast (available today on videocassette in a somewhat extended form as Elvis '68 Comeback Special (1968/1988)) used fragments of this performance throughout the course of the program. A full-length videotape containing ...

Author: Gilbert B. Rodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136155130

Category: Art

Page: 316

View: 773

'For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy. His body may have failed him in 1977, but today his spirit, his image, and his myths do more than live on: they flourish, they thrive, they multiply.' Why is Elvis Presley so ubiquitous a presence in US culture? Why does he continue to enjoy a cultural prominence that would be the envy of the most heavily publicized living celebrities? In Elvis after Elvis Gil Rodman traces the myriad manifestations of The King in popular and not-so-popular culture. He asks why Elvis continues to defy our expectations of how dead stars are supposed to behave: Elvis not only refuses to go away, he keeps showing up in places where he seemingly doesn't belong. Rodman draws upon an extensive and eclectic body of Elvis 'sightings', from Elvis's appearances at the heart of the 1992 Presidential campaign to the debate over his worthiness as a subject for a postage stamp, and from Elvis's central role in furious debates about racism and the appropriation of African-American music to the world of Elvis impersonators and the importance of Graceland as a place of pilgrimage for Elvis fans and followers. Rodman shows how Elvis has become inseparable from many of the defining myths of US culture, enmeshed with the American dream and the very idea of the 'United States', caught up in debates about race, gender and sexuality and in the wars over what constitutes a national culture.
Categories: Art

Counting Down Elvis

Counting Down Elvis

“Interview with Steve Binder, Director of Elvis' '68 Comeback Special.” Elvis Australia, 8 July 2005. http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview-steve-binder.shtml. Ames, Morgan. ... Soulsville, USA: The Story of Stax Records.

Author: Mark Duffett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442248052

Category: Music

Page: 309

View: 494

Over the course of the last six decades, Elvis Presley has sold more than a billion records; his music has touched nearly every modern listener. Despite an avalanche of books on his life, there are, surprisingly, few about his musical creativity. In Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs, Mark Duffett urges readers to put aside the misleading stereotypes and rumor-filled debates about Elvis and listen once again to the legend who emerged from Memphis. Elvis had a unique approach to music—one that was both powerful and versatile. In a career stretching across more than twenty years, Presley changed the face of popular music, drawing together genres—from country and blues to contemporary folk—and placing a unique stamp on all of them. Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs explores the full range of Presley recordings, from his earliest numbers to posthumous hits, combing through gold records and unpolished gems to distill the best that Presley has to offer.
Categories: Music

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History 2 volumes

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History  2 volumes

Elvis recorded a double-sided acetate single containing the songs “My Happiness” and “That's When Your Heartaches ... In 1968, NBC aired Elvis's “'68 Comeback Special,” an attempt to rejuvenate the performer's career and popularity, ...

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858116

Category: History

Page: 950

View: 960

This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories
Categories: History