Since his death in 1977 Elvis Presley has become an even greater cultural icon than when he was making records and consuming deep-fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. In Search of Elvis sees Charlie Connelly set off on a journey to discover what makes Elvis so significant today and how his spirit is being kept alive more than half a century after he changed popular culture for ever.
Charlie’s odyssey takes him to places such as the frozen wastes of Finland to meet an academic who performs Elvis songs in Latin and ancient Sumerian while wearing a kilt; Canada to find the orthodox Jewish Elvis tribute artist, Schmelvis; Uzbekistan, where he ends up performing an Elvis song live on national television completely by accident, as well as Scotland, Israel and Germany, not to mention a Barry Manilow concert in Las Vegas and far too many public renditions by the author of Blue Moon Of Kentucky than is good for anyone.
Hilarious yet informative, and written with Charlie Connelly’s customary wit and charm, this book will appeal to Elvis fans of all ages, plus the many travel-book aficionados who delighted in Attention All Shipping.