Local author Tony Flood has earned the appreciation of thousands of Elvis Presley fans by carrying out extensive research on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, unearthing new facts and paying tribute to him in an updated chapter in his celebriity book My Life With The Stars – Sizzling Secrets Spilled!
Tony, the chairman of Anderida Writers who lives in Eastbourne, says: “Elvis Presley fans can celebrate a host of anniversaries and big events in January – starting with his birth on January 8th, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
“Elvis recorded some of his biggest hit records during January including ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, both at RCA’s New York studios on January 10th and January 30th, 1956. Then followed ‘All Shook Up’ and ‘Teddy Bear’, both recorded in January 1957.”
Tony highlighted these achievements, together with anecdotes and revelations, on Elvis websites and those sites featuring the golden age of movies. Thousands of website followers have responded, with many thanking him for sharing these memories.
Mr Flood, who is also the author of fantasy adventure Secret Potion and crime thriller Stitch Up – Killer or Victim?, reveals: “Following the excellent feedback I have received from Elvis fans and movie fans, I’ve updated the chapter about him in ‘My Life With The Stars’ – Sizzling Secrets Spilled.”
The book features a touching tribute to Elvis from Tom Jones, plus new revelations about the highs and lows of Presley’s career and personal life, including his sad decline before his death in 1977.
Tony adds: “He starred in 31 films between 1956 and 1969. King Creole, Jailhouse Rock, and G.I. Blues were ideal showcases for his superb talent as a singer. This underlines why, more than 60 years later, Elvis is still regarded by many as THE GREATEST ever as an entertainer. But among the tributes, there are some allegations that tarnish his image.”
My Life With The Stars – Sizzling Secrets Spilled!, which can be checked out on Amazon, also comes up with revelations and anecdotes about a host of other showbiz and sports personalities from Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra to George Best and Muhammad Ali – plus Eric Morecambe, Joe Pasquale and a host of comedy icons.
The picture of a statue of Elvis which accompanies this article was taken by JR Harris on Unsplash.