|"Elvis and Ireland" author Ivor Casey with Bono in Dalkey|
"Elvis and Ireland" explores the life of Elvis and his influence and connections with Ireland. It is a social and historical study, documenting the evolution of rock and pop culture in Ireland, while simultaneously covering the entire story of Elvis's life, with some new fresh perspectives. Having been born over six years after Elvis died, my study of his life reflects a new generation of Elvis enthusiast.
Among the Irish influences and connections include Irish songs he sang and the listings of Irish singers who covered his work. It touches on his Irish genealogy and documents the Irish actors and singers he worked with and came in contact with throughout his life. It also details how Elvis and rock 'n' roll music was first received here by the establishment and how rock 'n' roll and popular music first formed in the country. There is also details about the movies of his which were censored and the Irish cinemas that first screened his films, as well as the Irish chart successes he had, among many many more interesting facts and trivia. "Elvis and Ireland" is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Easons and other leading book stores.
Comments about Elvis and Ireland by some top journalists:
"Genuinely original" ... "entrancingly idiosyncratic work" ... "startling, surprising and not without significance" - Eamonn McCann (Hot Press; Vol:37 Issue:08 - May 8 2013)
"Casey has to be commended for a rare feat: an original book on The King" - Barry Egan (The Sunday Independent, March 31 2013)
For a further read about the book, check out The Sunday Independent article by Barry Egan, titled "The King and Us: How Elvis Shocked The Irish" at the following link: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books-arts/the-king-and-us-how-elvis-shocked-the-irish-29165281.html
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