This definitive biography is crammed with rare archive footage of Elvis in action in live performances from throughout his career; from the USS Hancock to his legendary 68 comeback special and capturing his renowned charm and charisma from famous movies. Encompassing his rise to fame, his military service, his turbulent home life, his triumphant return to the stage and finally his tragic death in 1977 at the age of just 42, this programme covers it all in a celebration of everything that Elvis has given us. Elvis Presley arrived with a new sound and style that changed popular culture forever. With his unique mix of musical styles and uninhibited performances that captured a generation s imagination, Elvis rocketed to fame and his musical legacy lives on to this day. This is the tale of how a shy, mild mannered country boy from Mississippi became one of the world s most celebrated musicians.
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