Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music - Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Fanfare through The Rockabilly Moment) Summary & Analysis

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Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Fanfare through The Rockabilly Moment) Summary and Analysis

In the longest chapter of his book Marcus sets forth to critique the career of Elvis Presley, the most well-known of the early rock stars. Elvis' music is varied enough to appeal to people of all ages from all walks of life. As Marcus indicates, Elvis' career was great enough to take in the entire American experience. In fact, Marcus points out that Elvis' popularity as a man almost transcends the recognition he receives for the use of his talent. Marcus states that beyond the adoration of the man, Elvis' performances almost have a lifeless quality when one considers the musicality of his act. It is almost as if Elvis has to live up to his own legend, and this leaves no room...

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