OUTBACK ELVIS

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OUTBACK ELVIS
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Author:
John Connell
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New Holland Press
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9781742235295
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Where do thousands of people in wigs, jumpsuits and fake Priscilla eyelashes go each January to swelter in 42-degree heat as they celebrate The King? Parkes, of course - 365 kilometres west of Sydney - for the annual Parkes Elvis Festival. But how, and why, did this sleepy town get all shook up by Elvis? Written by two long-time fans of the festival, Outback Elvis introduces the local characters, the lookalikes, the impersonators and the tribute artists - and the town that made this big hunk o' Elvis love possible.
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John Connell and Chris Gibson have been enthusiastically following and participating in the Parkes Elvis festival since 2002, and have published a large body of work on music festivals in Australia. Both are geographers: John Connell is professor of geography at the University of Sydney; Chris Gibson is a professor of human geography at the Universuity of Wollongong and a musician. Their co-authored books include Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia (2014), Festival Places (2011), Music and Tourism: On the Road Again (2005) and South Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place (2003).

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