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Thread: Which one is THE BEST BIO(graphy)??

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    Coming On Strong paulsweeney's Avatar
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    There are so many good books out there, along with a ton of trash, but the 2 Peter Guralnick books are the way to go.
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    The book of Larry Geller is not bad. I like it.
    But maybe sometimes there is too much Larry words then Elvis....
    But the book not bad.
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    I would have to say that the Guralnick books are the definitive Elvis biographies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn53
    I would have to say that the Guralnick books are the definitive Elvis biographies.
    Darn it, I can't wait to get my hands on those.... (i am in the process of ordering them....)

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    My choice would be both Guralnick's books-THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY MUST TO READ And speaking bout Me and Elvis-quite interesting to read, though sometimes it seems that Elvis was a baaad baad guy who hurt poor Cilla sooo badly (and speaking bout that rape scene...ummm... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComeBackChick
    Darn it, I can't wait to get my hands on those.... (i am in the process of ordering them....)
    YES! Careless Love is waiting for me at the postoffice! But I cannot get it from there till friday!!! Last Train was sold out.... I got the CL with the box, so I have to order LT from somewhere else!

    I only payed EUR 8,99 for CL with box! www.fame.nl
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    As mentioned, Last Train and Careless Love. Although Careless isn't nearly as well-written as Last Train and carries through many errors from the books he used as sources, particularly regarding Parker and Priscilla.

    I also agree with Day By Day.

    Not all complete biographies, however I consider them near essentials for fleshing out the picture:

    Elvis Presley - Bobbie Ann Mason
    Elvis and Gladys - Elaine Dundy
    Elvis: A Bio-Bibliography - Patsy Guy Hammontree
    Portrait of a Friend - Marty Lacker (mainly for the piece by Mrs. Lacker)
    That's Alright Elvis - Scotty Moore
    The Colonel - Alanna Nash
    Elvis: Word for Word - Jerry Hopkins
    Elvis in Focus - Sean Shaver


    The site you mentioned is very good. Two other good resources for Elvis book info:

    http://www.bomp.com/BompbooksElvis.html
    http://users.pandora.be/davidneale/elvis/books/

    Enjoy!

    Eileen

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamhekev
    DAY BY DAY

    RECORDING SESSIONS

    LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS

    CARELESS LOVE

    The rest of the above books on the other posts,i would not give house room


    Just a view.

    KEV.
    Totally agree...these books combined and bundled and we have our own ElvisBible

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    Well nothing new from me.... I would say the Guralnicks are essential espacially the first part

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