Elvis Presley (Paperback)

By Wilborn Hampton

Puffin Books, 9780142411483, 197pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2008

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Elvis Presley made a sound so different it ushered in a new kind of music: rock and roll. He was able to combine gospel, honky-tonk, country and rhythm and blues to create a unique sound that crossed racial and cultural divides. Though he was incredibly popular, at heart, Elvis was a shy and polite man, and the demands of fame began to take a toll. While his dependence on prescription drugs cut short his life, Elvis's influence on music and popular culture endures to this day.

About the Author

Wilborn Hampton lives in New York City.