With the “white Santa vs. black Santa” faux controversy roiling the Internet this year, it is interesting to recall that Elvis Presley pledged allegiance to the dark side of Santa in one of his greatest performances. One of the early pinnacles of Elvis’ achievement is, rather surprisingly, the Christmas album he released in 1957. It... Read More
Day Twelve: Peace In the Valley Happy Holidays, Everybody! Day Eleven: The Power and the Glory...Without the Joy Elvis’ life transition from pure joy to pure bullsh*t was pretty quick. In 1956—the period so hauntingly documented in Alfred Wertheimer’s photos—Elvis experienced music, fame, girls, and an intoxicating awareness of his own achievement. By 1958, Elvis... Read More
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