August 03 - Behind The Legend

A new book entitled "Elvis: Behind The Legendis due for release August 11, 2015. It is written by Trina Young, a freelance entertainment journalist who has been writing about Elvis Presley for several years online. 

From the press-release:
The book uncovers stunning secrets about The King of Rock and Roll's life, loves, films and music. "Elvis: Behind The Legend" is a collection of over 30 succinct articles revealing surprising facts and discoveries about The King. With topics covering the full span of Presley's life, it also explores some of the myths in the Elvis legend. Startling revelations about Elvis Presley include: 
  • His hidden speech impediment 
  • How he truly felt about rock and roll 
  • The famous outfit Elvis hated to wear 
  • How Elvis learned to bump and grind 
  • Why serving in the army terrified him 
  • How Elvis launched his career by accident 
  • The woman who stood between Elvis and Priscilla 
  • What his ultimate ambition in show business really was 
  • Why he sang with a professed hater of rock and roll 
  • Why Elvis was willing to give up his career 
  • The acclaimed Elvis film that was surprisingly a flop 
  • What really happened when Elvis met The Beatles 
  • The tragic backstory to Jailhouse Rock 
  • Why Elvis never attended any of his movie premieres 
  • The real reason Elvis went to meet President Nixon 
  • How Elvis designed his own gravesite 
  • Who was bigger - Elvis or The Beatles? 
The book includes Elvis Presley's complete box office earnings, a full list of Elvis Presley's and The Beatles' certified record sales and 8-page photo section.

Trina Young founded a popular biography website on The Beatles at Her former fan magazine about The Beatles called "Daytrippin" is now part of the permanent collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. Her extensive research has included traveling to famous Elvis landmarks around the U.S. in Memphis, Tupelo, Las Vegas, Fort Chaffee, Palm Springs and Honolulu. 

(Source: ElvisMatters)

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