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Elvis '56

Elvis '56 captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using exclusive tour photographs, kinescopes of Presley's controversial appearances on TV, newsreel clips, and radio interviews


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In 1956, Elvis Presley was a 21-year-old new singing sensation and both he and his rockabilly sound were unknown outside of the South. Narrated by Levon Helm (The Band), ELVIS '56 (3rd Release) opens a time capsule to reveal the legendary performer at the very beginning of his meteoric career. It captures the sights and sounds of that pivotal year using exclusive tour photographs, kinescopes of Presley's controversial appearances on TV, newsreel clips, and radio interviews. Footage of performances captures the young, explosively talented Presley on the brink of his soon-to-be superstardom. Just one year later, he achieved widespread fame, selling a billion records worldwide and becoming the highest-paid star in Hollywood. 

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