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...“The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” remains one of rock music’s most prominent figures, despite having risen to fame from humble beginnings. Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Mississippi, USA, to religiously devout parents...

Transfiguration, Devotion and Immortality

Christopher Partridge

Christopher Partridge is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. Recent publications include The Occult World (2014, ed.,), The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred and the Profane (2013), Dub in Babylon (2010), and Holy Terror: Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture (2010, ed.,). He is co-editor of Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mortality and Music : Popular Music and the Awareness of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...‘Do you know who Elvis Presley was?’ Charles Wolfe, Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, asked a group of children. ‘He was an old guy who was a king somewhere … a great big man …. He lives in a big house in Memphis...

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Film Star: Elvis Presley

Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published several articles and book chapters on film stardom and popular music and film. She is the co-editor, along with Lucy Bolton, of the BAFTSS winning Best Edited Collection, Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Crossover Stardom : Popular Male Music Stars in American Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction While it can be argued that Bing Crosby has been forgotten in the contemporary era, Elvis Presley is still ever present in our culture. Contrary to the infamous announcement that would signal the end of his concerts...

Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis

Eric Wolfson

Eric Wolfson worked as an artist and musician in Boston and New York City, before settling in Washington, D.C. He works at the Performing Arts Division of the United States Copyright Office in the Library of Congress. He is the only employee in the agency whose desk has a shrine to Elvis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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..."I had to leave town for a little while—" with these words, Elvis Presley truly came home to rock and roll. A little over a month earlier he had staged rock’s first and greatest comeback in a television program, forever known as "The ’68...

Colonel Parker and the art of commercial exploitation: The manager as monster

Mark Duffett

Dr Mark Duffett is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. He is known for the book Understanding Fandom (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scary Monsters : Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Those who treat others as inhuman render themselves as monstrous. As the infamous manager of Elvis Presley, Colonel Thomas Andrew Parker has been widely perceived as a kind of monster. In a synopsis for their unproduced documentary about...

Yesterday and Today

Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Monmouth University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long and Winding Roads : The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...In the songs of the early Beatles, love was a many-splendored thing. But by 1965, and the advent of their fifth studio album, Help!, it was a many-conflicted and interpersonally vexing thing as well. By this juncture, the joys...

Shreveport, LA

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 200,145 (2000); metropolitan area – 256,606 (2000) Shreveport, Louisiana is a sprawling metropolis located in the northwest corner of the state, 18 miles (29 km) east of Texas, 65 miles (104...

Displaying ‘the popular’

Charles Fairchild

Charles Fairchild is Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Sound, Screens, Speakers (Bloomsbury, 2019), Danger Mouse's The Grey Album (Bloomsbury, 2014), Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (Palgrave, 2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (Ashgate, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musician in the Museum : Display and Power in Neoliberal Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The role of capitalist ideology is not to make an explicit case for something in the way that propaganda does, but to conceal the fact that the operations of capital do not depend on any sort of subjectively assumed belief. (Fisher, 2009...

Marketing and Commodification of Rock

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction: Situating Marketing within the Industry At a simple level, marketing involves four functions: product, pricing, promotion, and placement (distribution). The objective of these functions for most firms is the creation...

—Victor (US)

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Sanjek

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...One of the oldest record companies in the United States, Victor was established in Camden, New Jersey in October 1901 as the Victor Talking Machine Company. Its founder, Eldridge R. Johnson, had developed the first spring-wound motors...