Peter Guralnick

Peter Guralnick is an American author and music critic known for his comprehensive biographies of Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke, as well as his detailed work on the history of blues, country, and rock 'n' roll music. His writing is celebrated for its deep research and its ability to convey the cultural impact of American music.


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  1. 1. Last Train to Memphis

    "Last Train to Memphis" chronicles the early life and rise to fame of a young musician from Tupelo, Mississippi. It details his humble beginnings, his love for gospel music, and his eventual rise to stardom as a rock 'n' roll icon. The book also explores his complex relationships, his military service, and his struggle with fame, providing a comprehensive and intimate look at a cultural icon's journey to stardom.