Dead Elvis (book)

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This article is about the book. For the orchestral composition by Michael Daugherty, see Dead Elvis (composition). For the Death in Vegas album, see Dead Elvis.

Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession (1991) is a non-fiction book by American rock-music critic Greil Marcus that examines the influence of Elvis Presley on United States culture in the latter half of the 1970s.

Marcus focuses primarily on the years immediately following the singer's death in 1977, in a series of essays (both new and previously published) exploring the Presley-related symbolism and iconography then manifesting in American culture, with a particular focus on punk rock.

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