Caught in a Trap: The Kidnapping of Elvis

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By Chris Charlesworth

RRP: £8.99

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9113 4658 6
page size: 198 x 129mm
extent: 304 pages

Published on: August 16, 2017

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Caught In A Trap draws back the veil of secrecy on the most
dramatic event in the life of Elvis Presley. In October of 1975,
Elvis was abducted and spirited away to a cabin in the Kentucky
mountains, where he was made to sing for his supper. After a
week in captivity, a ransom was paid to ensure his release; a
bizarre episode that was hushed up on orders from the White
House, no less.
This psychological thriller not only reveals the dramatic
details of how Elvis was snatched, but also delves into the
innermost thoughts of the King of Rock’n’Roll. How does
Elvis react when he is treated like an ordinary person, told to
sweep floors and chop wood? How does he interact with his
kidnappers? Will his songs grant him his freedom? And how
do those close to him, among them ex-wife Priscilla and manager
Colonel Tom Parker, respond to the crisis?
Caught In A Trap is so believable you’ll be asking yourself if
this is a way of getting the real story out.

About the author
Chris Charlesworth has spent a lifetime writing about music,
both as a staff writer on Melody Maker during the Seventies and
for countless other media outlets since. Until recently the Editor-in-
Chief on Omnibus Press, he has interviewed hundreds of
musicians, including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, David Bowie,
The Who, Elton John and Rod Stewart, and travelled on the road
with Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton. He has
produced records for The Who and his music blog Just Backdated
has attracted over half a million hits. He lives in Surrey, England.