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On October 5, 2004 Simon and Schuster published the book that according to The Guardian (UK) “no one thought he could write.” The first volume of Bob Dylan’s autobiographical memoir surprised fans and critics around the world. It was voted one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, People, Rolling Stone, and others too numerous to mention.

The full audiobook is available for purchase from Amazon and via Audible.com

Excerpted from the audiobook edition of CHRONICLES, VOLUME I by Bob Dylan. Copyright 2004 by Bob Dylan. (P) 2004 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reproduced with the permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. which reserves all rights.

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Elvis: Viva Las Vegas TV Special Airing Sept. 18th

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“ELVIS: VIVA LAS VEGAS”: TWO HOUR SPECIAL DOCUMENTS PRESLEY’S LAS VEGAS YEARS,
AIRS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 ON ABC

Features Appearances by Paul McCartney, 50 Cent, Beyonce and Celine Dion

The Elvis Presley Podcast

Thirty years after Elvis Presley’s death, an ABC two-hour TV event in High Definition will examine how the King of Rock-and-Roll reinvented Las Vegas – and how it reinvented him. Hosted by ABC News’ “20/20” anchor Elizabeth Vargas, the special, produced in cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., will incorporate rarely seen footage of Elvis performing in Las Vegas, revealing interviews with those closest to him, and special performances from some of today’s top recording stars singing Elvis’ Vegas classics. “Elvis: Viva Las Vegas” will air on Tuesday, September 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The program celebrates his triumph in Las Vegas and artistic legacy that continues through contemporary artists today. The special will feature unique duets from Toby Keith and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry performing “Mystery Train” and Chris Isaak with the hot new artist Brandi Carlile performing “Love Me Tender” (filmed on the former site of the Aladdin Hotel, where Elvis and Priscilla were married). Some musical artists talk about the influence Elvis had on them and others perform covers of their favorite Elvis songs. Artists include: 50 Cent, Beyonce, Daughtry, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, “The Rock,” Patti Scialfa and Oscar winners Three-6-Mafia.

The two-hour special will include exclusive interviews with Elvis’ former wife Priscilla Presley and will chronicle different aspects of Elvis’s life during the Las Vegas concert years. Elvis was able to reinvent himself in Las Vegas and make a comeback at a time when critics didn’t think he had a chance. Viewers will see how his combination of soul and showbiz, electric rock and sex appeal — became the template for performances today. His astonishing success started the practice of the long-running Vegas “residency” that Celine Dion, Prince, Cirque du Soleil and Elton John partake in today.

Elvis’ Las Vegas years proved to be a time of a remarkable revival and inner conflict. When he first arrived, Elvis basked in audience adoration powerful enough to transform the city. “Las Vegas needed a shot in the arm, and Elvis was the potion,” friend, co-star and fellow Las Vegas performer Nancy Sinatra tells ABC. “He got the young people in. And the young people helped to build a new Vegas.” But as time went on and Elvis performed the same songs show after show, night after night, Priscilla Presley tells Vargas that he was “like a stallion caged in a tiny stall.”

Frustrated by a lack of new creative challenges, Elvis reportedly told one of his backup singers that he thought no one would ever remember him. “That’s incredible,” says three-time Oscar nominee, film director David Lynch. “Elvis swims in our minds, and in the emotions all through time.” And Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas adds; “Elvis set the world on fire…if you’re a rock and roll musician, the music you’re making you wouldn’t be making it if Elvis wasn’t there to open those doors, and not just open – kick them open.”

RECOMMENDED – Viva Las Vegas
Elvis, Vegas, sweat, an audience – this just rocks!

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

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The Elvis Presley Podcast – Ultimate Gospel (Part 1)

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The Elvis Presley Podcast

Most know Elvis as a rock-n-roll singer and legendary music icon but he was a masterful gospel singer and grew up singing in church. On the first of three podcast episodes, we explore this heart-felt and spiritual side of the King. Elvis friend, and author, Jerry Schilling is featured.

RECOMMENDED – Ultimate Gospel
It just doesn’t get any deeper than this. Elvis at his vocal finest – pure, inspired and down right sensational!

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

Producer: Joyride Media

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Sly and the Family Stone (Part 3)

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Sly Stone

On our third episode, Chuck D, Rose Stone and Joel Selvin discuss the style and musical complexities of SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE. The hit “Thank You For Letting Me By Myself” is also a point of discussion. Ben Fong-Torres hosts.

RECOMMENDED: Sly and the Family Stone Greatest Hits

ONLINE: SLY STONE music

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The Elvis Presley Podcast – The Early Years (Part 3)

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The Elvis Presley Podcast

On the final episode of “The Early Years,” we find Elvis back from his stint in the Army only to find his mother dying. The public finally embraces the King and Hollywood becomes a second home for Elvis – movies, movies, movies!!!

RECOMMENDED – Elvis At The Movies
A killin’ collection of the greatest Elvis’ Hollywood hits.

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

Producer: Joyride Media

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Sly and the Family Stone (Part 2)

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Sly Stone

Enjoy the second podcast episode (of three) on SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE. On this program, we focus on the mega-hit record “Dance To The Music” and dive into the look and sound of the band while also touching upon Sly’s free thinking, peace loving, Bay Area roots. You gotta love these grooves – pure magic!
Ben Fong-Torres, Joel Selvin and band members are featured.

RECOMMENDED: Sly and the Family Stone Greatest Hits

ONLINE: SLY STONE music

Producer: Joyride Media

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Sly and the Family Stone (Part 1)

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Sly Stone

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE are credited as one of the first racially integrated bands in music history, belting their message of peace, love and social consciousness through a string of hit anthems that fused R&B, soul, funk and rock n roll. On the first of three podcast episodes, Ben Fong-Torres and a host of others tell the remarkable and historical story of Sly and the Family Stone.

RECOMMENDED: Sly and the Family Stone Greatest Hits

ONLINE: SLY STONE music

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Elvis Presley Podcast – The Early Years (Part 2)

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The Elvis Presley Podcast

Rock-n-Roll is hot! Elvis begins his music career, makes his first movie joins the Army. Elvis himself and renowned Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick are again featured.

RECOMMENDED – KING CREOLE
Elvis’ 1958 soundtrack album featuring the classic song King Creole.

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

Producer: Joyride Media

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The Elvis Presley Podcast – The Early Years (Part 1)

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The Elvis Presley Podcast

In this episode, Elvis can’t stand still! We feature the legend, himself, talking about what he does just as he is becoming a major star. Renowned Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick is also featured in this three-part series exploring Elvis’ rise to fame.

RECOMMENDED – ELVIS PRESLEY
Elvis’ ground-breaking first album from 1956 featuring classics Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes and I Got A Woman.

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

Producer: Joyride Media

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Billy Bob Thornton

In this very special episode, Billy Bob Thornton recalls where he was on August 16, 1977.

Be sure to check out Billy’s new album “Beautiful Door” and podcast series @ billybobmusic.com.

For all things Elvis visit: Elvis The Music

(This podcast episode produced by Vella Interactive)

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