Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Allen read “Howl” at the Six Gallery, San Francisco in October 7, 1955.
Following his regional success on the Sun Records label, Elvis Presley was signed to RCA Records on November 20, 1955.

His first recording for them, “Heartbreak Hotel” was recorded and released in January the following year

– Zeitgeist – the contemporaneous uprising,  contemporary spirits –

Here‘s Elvis’ legendary September 1956 appearance on the Ed Sullivan show



Paul Simpson argues forcefully the Elvis-Kerouac connectionhere 

Robert Duncan said that while Allen Ginsberg may be the Elvis Presley of American poetry, Gregory Corso was certainly the Frank Sinatra
(Duncan, undoubtedly, referring to Gregory’s metrical chops)

Elvis Aaron Presley died on this day (1977) at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.
The Allen Ginsberg Project salutes him.

Andy Warhol -Triple Elvis, 1963. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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