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Elvis and Ireland Paperback – January 7, 2013
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- "Casey has to be commended for a rare feat: an original book on The King" - Barry Egan, The Sunday Independent
- "Genuinely original" ... "entrancingly idiosyncratic work" ... "startling, surprising and not without significance" - Eamonn McCann, Hot Press
- "A terrific read with fascinating research" - Barry Devlin (Horslips)
About the Author
Ivor Casey has a B.A. (Hons.) Degree in English, Media and Cultural Studies. He has been a freelance journalist and photographer in Ireland for 10 years covering articles about music, art and history for regional and national newspapers and magazines. This is his first book.
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Ivor Casey leads us through Elvis international influence on music through the '50's, and '60's and especially on the mix with Irish culture at the time. Many early rock bands are enamored with Elvis' very strong influence and it is discussed at length in the book. Also, many interesting anecdotes along the way. All in all....a delightful romp with Ivor, Elvis and Ireland! One last bit of trivia, Elvis love for 'Danny Boy' and thus his attraction to Irish culture is apparent in the fact that the song was sung in Graceland at his funeral. I loved every page of this book!
I would definitely recommend everyone to purchase at least three copies of this fabulous book: One to keep in your bookshelf and the other two to be given away as gifts.
It is heartening to read how the schoolboy Ivor was transformed into an Elvis fan during the 20th Anniversary commemorations of Elvis's death. At that time in 1997 Elvis was certainly being remembered by the international media.
Ireland's TV, Radio and newspapers were alive with Elvis stories at that time. Elvis's beautiful ballad singing was sure to reach appreciative and discerning music lovers.
A little out of step with his contemporaries, but with an ear for great music Ivor Casey became a dedicated Elvis fan and in the process collected a huge amount of extraordinary facts about Elvis's enormous impact on the world. Not least here in Ireland where his music is heard on a regular basis.
I recommend the book to all Elvis fans and lovers of popular music. Ivor's unique story is sure to influence other young people in countries abroad. Then we may see, "Elvis in the U.K.", "Elvis in Denmark", Holland, France, and Japan etc.
"Elvis in Ireland", leads the way.
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