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Time Showcases ‘Young Man With The Big Beat’ With Photo Essay

September 28, 2011

Photo courtesy of Alfred Wertheimer

Twelve photos of Elvis from the newly released 5-CD deluxe box set, “Young Man With The Big Beat” have recently been added to Time Magazine’s photo essay. The photos range from Elvis having fun to him in the studio performing many of the songs that fans from around the world have come to love.

Accompanying the photos, readers get an in-depth review of “Young Man With The Big Beat as well as Elvis’ rise to stardom during 1956. A quote from Time Magazine on May 14, 1956 reads, “Without preamble, the three-piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side to side and his entire body takes on a frantic quiver, as if he had swallowed a jackhammer… He is Elvis Aaron Presley, a drape-suited, tight-trousered young man of 21, and the sight and sound of him drive teenage girls wild. All through the South and West, Elvis is packing theaters, fighting off shrieking admirers, disturbing parents, puckering the brows of psychologists, and filling letters-to-the-editor columns with cries of alarm and, from adolescents, counter-cries of adulation.”

These photos and more can be seen in the “Young Man With The Big Beat” box set, which is now available at