Elvis in Vegas

Elvis in Vegas The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history Elvis s 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage inthan eight years His career had gone sour bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts He d been dismissed by most critics as over the hill But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawingpeople for his four week engagement than any other show in Vegas history His performance got rave reviews, Suspicious Minds gave him his first number one hit in seven years, and Elvis became Vegas s biggest star Over the next seven years, he performedthan 600 shows there, and sold out every one Las Vegas was changed too The intimate night club style shows of the Rat Pack, who made Vegas the nation s premier live entertainment center in the 1950s and 60s, catered largely to well heeled older gamblers Elvis brought a new kind of experience an over the top, rock concert like extravaganza He set a new bar for Vegas performers, with the biggest salary, the biggest musical production, and the biggest promotion campaign the city had ever seen In doing so, he opened the door to a new generation of pop rock performers, and brought a new audience to Vegas a mass audience from Middle America that Vegas depends on for its success to this day A classic comeback tale set against the backdrop of Las Vegas s golden age, Richard Zoglin s Elvis in Vegas is a feel good story for the ages. New Read [ Elvis in Vegas ] author [ Richard Zoglin ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Elvis in Vegas
  • Richard Zoglin
  • 26 February 2017
  • 1501151193

8 thoughts on “Elvis in Vegas

  1. says:

    Elvis in Vegas How the King Reinvented the Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin is a 2019 Simon Schuster publication.A wildly entertaining and juicy piece of pop culture history Elvis truly resonated with my mother s generation, back in the fifties and sixties, but not so much with me He was before my time, and frankly, I just couldn t understand what all the fuss was about I didn t see in him, what legions of fans apparently did For decades, I sneered when someone mentioned Elvis as a pion Elvis in Vegas How the King Reinvented the Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin is a 2019 Simon Schuster publication.A wildly entertaining and juicy piece of pop culture history Elvis truly resonated with my mother s generation, back in the fifties and sixties, but not so much with me He was before my time, and frankly, I just couldn t understand what all the fuss was about I didn t see in him, what legions of fans apparently did For decades, I sneered when someone mentioned Elvis as a pioneer of rock and roll I thought he was vastly overrated and felt that if a title, such as The King of Rock and Roll , must be applied, Chuck Berry was fardeserving of it than Elvis However, these days, Elvis seems to slip further and further from our mainstream consciousness unless you happen to be in Las Vegas, that is Ev...

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    Oh, how I love all things Elvis I am a huge fan and have read many books on his life and its many aspects Finding particular interest in his Vegas Years , I was elated to be approved to read this story What I found was a wonderful comeback story of the adventures of Elvis in not only the development and impact Vegas made on his life but what he did for Las Vegas during its golden age as well For fans and non fans Is there even such a human who would exist , this is a must read I found Oh, how I love all things Elvis I am a huge fan and have read many books on his life and its many aspects Finding particular interest in his Vegas Years , I was elated to be approved to read this story What I found was a wonderful comeback story of the adventures of Elvis in not only the development and impact Vegas made on his li...

  3. says:

    Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late July.Elvis tenure at Las Vegas International Hotel from 1969 to 1976 and the post heyday of Vegas entertainment The way I d describe this narrative is its sense of halting bravado you can practically hear a skrill of rewind during a Vegas Strip tourism newsreel, going dizzyingly forward and back through time, while you feel uncertain of what s going to be exclaimed about next Elvis show planning doesn t eve Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late July.Elvis tenure at Las Vegas International Hotel from 1969 to 1976 and the post heyday of Vegas entertainment The way I d describe this narrative is its sense of halting bravado you can practically hear a skrill of rewind during a Vegas Strip tourism newsreel, going dizzyingly forward and back through time, while you feel uncertain of what...

  4. says:

    Elvis brought Vegas to the forefront just when it was on the decline.The rat pack and other famous acts brought in many older gamblers but Elvis made it hip and young and attractive to the fun seekers and hot rollers.While drugs,sex, rock and roll may have been on the menu the notion that his singing career was just reaching it s peak is an understatement.He truly set a new bar for opening acts to achieve bringing with him higher salaried performers, larger actsthan the prior intimate nigh Elvis brought Vegas to the forefront just when it was on the decline.The rat pack and other famous acts brought in many older gamblers but Elvis made it hip and young and attractive to the fun seekers and hot rollers.While drugs,sex, rock and roll may have been on the menu the notion that his singing career was just reaching it s ...

  5. says:

    Elvis in Vegas takes readers through a the history of Las Vegas from the days it basically was a junction point on a railroad line through the development of the Strip with lots of interesting stories about the entertainers brought in to draw patrons into the casinos Readers learn about the mob connections, easy divorce laws, the rise of nudity, the humiliation early black entertainers endured Reading this book was a wonderful trip down memory lane It s a who s who of those who developed Vega Elvis in Vegas takes readers through a the history of Las Vegas from the days it basically was a junction point on a railroad line through the development of the Strip with lots of interesting stories about the entertainers brought in to draw patrons into the casinos Readers learn about the mob connections, easy divorce laws, the rise of nudity, the humiliation early black entertainers endured Reading this book was a wonderful trip down memory lane It s a who s who of those who developed Vegas into the entertainment capital of the world It also tells how music changed, chronicling the shifts occurring afte...

  6. says:

    Zoglin does an excellent job of detailing the history of Las Vegas from its conception to the modern era and uses Elvis as a motif to package the entire narrative The only real complaint I have is that the same anecdotes appear multiple time...

  7. says:

    This book is a must read not only for Elvis fans, but for anyone interested in the history of Las Vegas It s a fascinating insight into Las Vegas from its beginning to the present and how the city was influenced by changing times The impact Elvis made on Las Vegas was huge and it was huge for his career as well I saw Elvis live once in Las Vegas and though I ve never been a huge fan, I liked him and his show was magical I ve seen Las Vegas change since the 70 s when I first visited there This book is a must read not only for Elvis fans, but for anyone interested in the history of Las Vegas It s a fascinating insight into Las Vegas from its beginning to the present and how the city was influenced by changing times The impact Elvis made on Las Vegas was huge and it was huge for his career as well I saw Elvis live once in Las Vegas and though I ve never been a huge fan, I liked him and his show was magical I ve seen Las Vegas change since the 70 s when I first...

  8. says:

    I was extremely disillusioned with this book First of all, the title is a come on Elvis is barely mentioned in the first 30% of this book Secondly, this isof a history of Las Vegas entertainment I also felt the book was extremely negative Going on about political incorrectness about certain performers dialogues This was over 50 years ago let it go I could not finish the book When the author started ripping a part the Elvis movies I enjoyed I had seen enough This is not a book for I was extremely disillusioned with this book First of all, the title is a come on Elvis is barely mentioned in the first 30% of this book Secondly, this isof a history of Las Vegas entertainment I also felt the book was extremely negative Going on about political incorrectness about certain performers dialogues This was over 50 years ago let it go I could not finish the book When the ...

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