Topic: Elvis

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Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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Pictures of the Week: August 10 – August 17

From the earthquake in Iran and the killing of miners on strike by police in South Africa to the end of Ramadan and a meteor shower over Macedonia, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Young Man With The Big Beat: 1956, Elvis Presley’s Pivotal Year

A new box set released by Sony Legacy documents the musician’s commercial breakthrough and phenomenal impact on American culture.

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