Written with Keith Baty.
The everyday story of an imaginary superstar eccentric. The Presley neither his fans nor anyone else knew. First-born of triplets, he came from the backwoods of Tennessee. Driven by a burning ambition to sing opera, fate sidetracked him into creating Rock ‘n’ Roll. His classic movie Driving A Sportscar Down To A Beach In Hawaii didn’t win the oscar he yearned for, but The Beatles revived his flagging spirits. Further shockingly momentous events have led him to the peaceful, contented lifestyle he enjoys today, in his 62nd year.
“Quite simply, the greatest music book ever written.”
Mick Mercer, Melody Maker
“A remarkable biography. Books like this are few and far between.”
Charles Shaar Murray, NME
“The funniest Elvis book you’ll ever read, and tons better than most records.”
Mark Hagen, VH-1
Published by HarperCollins in 1984 and in a 2nd edition by The Do-Not Press in 1997