Private Presley: The Missing Years, Elvis In Germany Andreas Schröer

ISBN: 9780688046095

Published: December 30th 1993

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Private Presley: The Missing Years, Elvis In Germany  by  Andreas Schröer

Private Presley: The Missing Years, Elvis In Germany by Andreas Schröer
December 30th 1993 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780688046095 | 6.54 Mb

Although the life of Elvis Presley was filled with controversy, and fans continue to debate the evolution of his musical style and deliberate over his personal extravagance, it is widely acknowledged that the period between 1958 and 1960, when he wasMoreAlthough the life of Elvis Presley was filled with controversy, and fans continue to debate the evolution of his musical style and deliberate over his personal extravagance, it is widely acknowledged that the period between 1958 and 1960, when he was drafted into the U.S.

Army and posted to Germany, was a crucial watershed both in his career and in his private life. It is also the least well documented period of his life. Using almost 400 photographs (with more than 270 never seen before and 70 more published only in newspapers of the period) combined with eyewitness accounts, Private Presley is the only accurate study of the rock legend as soldier. The book traces the story of Presleys two years in the army: the trauma of his mothers death just three weeks before he left for Germany- the media circus of his arrival and the constant attention of the press during his stay- his first experiments with drugs- the girls with whom he was and was not involved- his first encounters with his future wife, Priscilla, who was just fourteen when they met- and his triumphant return to America.

With new evidence relating to Presleys alleged affair with actress Vera Tschechowa and an extraordinarily intimate catalog of photographs from the private collection of a previously unknown German girl with whom Presley had a relationship, Private Presley shows the personal side of a man who gathered his family and friends around him in Germany to combat his loneliness.

Through interviews with visitors to the house Presley rented in Bad Nauheim for himself and his father, grandmother, and entourage, the often bizarre events that occurred are recounted in detail - as are his visits to Munich nightclubs and two little-known trips to Paris. While in the army, Elvis decided against recording any new songs or performing live.

However, in interviews with local radio disc jockeys he recalled his earlier career. For the first time ever, these interviews and recordings of live Elvis performa



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