(2000/Elvis Unlimited) Paperback, 23x26 cm, 96 pages, complete illustrated with full page color photos of Elvis on stage 1972-1975. Plus Audio CD 'Stories by Ed Bonja' (17:35 Min.).
From the Foreword by Ed Bonja:
When I thought about writing this book about Elvis, I asked myself what I could possibly add to the volumes that have already been written about Elvis Presley - The King Of Rock 'N' Roll. Elvis has been researched and analyzed by so many writers that we now know about every step he ever took, every song he ever sang, every girl he ever dated, every breath he ever took, every word he ever spoke, and on and on and on.... When I looked further into this situation, I found that the large majority of those who have written books about Elvis didn't know him, never met him, never even saw him in person - either on stage or off, and, certainly, never took a photograph of him. Well, that made me feel that I did, indeed, have something to write about Elvis which almost none of the other book writers have. I met Elvis; I knew Elvis and spoke with him on many occasions over the years; I photographed Elvis in the 1970's as the 'Official Photographer for the Elvis Presley Show', I worked as the Elvis Presley Show's Tour Manager,
I saw Elvis in person perform over 1000 concerts and the list could go on and on, but you get the idea! In any case, the photographs I have taken of Elvis will comprise, by far, the largest part of this book and show Elvis in many wonderful ways. My photographs of Elvis have been used on dozens of Album Covers, Single Sleeves, CD's, and for nearly everything that required a photo of Elvis in the 70's. Wow!
I got so excited about this possibility that I am now thinking in terms of 'series' of Elvis Books. ...and so I began!
Ed Bonja was the official Photographer and Tour Manager for the Elvis Presley Show from September 1970 through may 1, 1977. His photographs were used on Elvis' Album covers, Posters, Photo Albums, buttons, etc during the 1970's, and are still being used by RCA-BMG on CD releases today, with the latest being used on the 'Moody Blue' CD remake.