Author Spotlight

Peter Guralnick

Peter Guralnick has written extensively on American music and musicians. His books include a prize-winning two-volume Elvis Presley biography, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, and Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke. He is currently at work on a biography of Sam Phillips.

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Mystery Train: Memphis Blues Again
What seems so extraordinary to me about Mystery Train, watching it again twenty years after its deadpan arrival, is not just how fresh and vivid—how utterly timeless—it remains but the extent to which it truly embraces both the myth and the rea…

By Peter Guralnick