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Arts & Culture

The King: Before There Was Lebron, There Was Elvis

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Jonathan McNicol
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Connecticut Public Radio
Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe at Watkinson School in Hartford, January 30, 2019 (from left to right): Steve Metcalf, Jim Chapdelaine, Latanya Farrell, some guy in a leather jacket.

Elvis left two legacies. Musically, he pulled several American musical traditions out of the shadows, braided them together, and made them mainstream. Personally, he created a far darker template for the way a musical celebrity could be devoured by the very fame he avidly sought.

Recorded live in front of an audience -- long before the pandemic hit -- as part of Colin's Freshly Squeezed series at Watkinson School, an hour about the artist who defined the birth of rock and roll and was the genre's first superstar.

GUESTS:

  • Jim Chapdelaine - Guitar and vocals
  • Latanya Farrell - Vocals
  • Steve Metcalf - Piano and vocals

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This show originally aired February 20, 2019.

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