Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

Episode 27: Rescuing 70s Elvis with John Jackson

The Elvis Presley of the 1970s long ago achieved caricature status. The Elvis impersonators and the Pop Culture icon of the true Elvis have little in common. In this Special Edition of Journey to the Stage, Rock n Roll historian, John Jackson, helps us dismantle the ever shortening narrative of 70s Elvis that has been reduced to the point of excluding most of the highlights. With his vast and extensive study into the life and career of arguably the most famous music and movie star the world has ever seen, John helps us have a fuller understanding of who Elvis was during the last segment of his career and the great music he was making. Our goal-- to rescue 70s Elvis. 


John Jackson, is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and producer, who earned the nation's first Bachelor's degree in Rock History, from the University of Indiana's renowned Music Department. John has produced, recorded and toured with The Jayhawks and was the VP of Sony Music's Legacy division, where among many other historical projects, he was tasked to work with others on the Elvis catalogue. John also was my very first podcast guest, which is a conversation that I highly recommend. 

 For a great playlist of some of the best music Elvis made during the 1970s, check this out:

To check out the children's books that John's wife, Colter Jackson has written, swing by her Amazon page that has her books:



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Copyright Notification:

Song clips used under Fair Use for commentary and educational purposes.

Podcast theme song "Arise and Shine" by Chris Taylor used by permission.

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