Elvis Has Left The Building, The Day the King Died by Dylan Jones OBE
The King departed this world during the month of punk rock’s apotheosis. Punk had set out to destroy Elvis, or at least everything he came to represent, but never got the chance. Elvis destroyed himself before anyone else could. Nearly forty years after his death, rock’s ultimate legend just won’t go away and his influence and legacy are to be found not just in music today, but the world over.
Elvis Presley has permeated the modern world in ways that are bizarre and inexplicable: a pop icon while he was alive, he has become almost a religious icon in death, a modern-day martyr crucified on the wheel of drugs, celebrity culture, junk food and sex. In Elvis Has Left the Building, Dylan Jones takes us back to those heady days around the time of Elvis’s death and the rise of punk. He evokes the hysteria and devotion of The King’s numerous disciples and imitators, offering a uniquely insightful commentary on Elvis’s life, times and outrageous demise.
Dylan Jones OBE is the Editor of GQ UK. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and St. Martins School of Art in London before becoming the Editor of i-D magazine. He has since been an editor at the Face, Arena, the Observer and The Sunday Times. Jones has won the BSME Editor of the Year award a record eight times and was awarded an OBE for services to publishing and the fashion industry in 2013. He has written several biographies, two anthologies of journalism and on our Prime Minister, popular culture and music.
Media Relations : National Radio and Newspapers
My media relations campaign targeted the national and specialist media as well as UK radio stations, centring on reviews and interviews. Dylan Jones was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright in The Afternoon and BBC London 94.9 Robert Elms, among other radio programmes.
Elvis Has Left the Building received critical acclaim in the Spectator, Times, Mail on Sunday, Observer, We Love This Book, the London Review of Books, Rock and Reel, and Record Collector. Elvis Has Left the Building was also nominated ‘Book of the Week’ in The Independent.