BRUCE JACKSON ON THE ROAD WITH ELVIS
Rock music fans will know that after Elvis, Bruce Jackson went on to work for Bruce Springsteen as he claimed Elvis' live music throne as the epitome of American rock’n’roll. Jackson’s skill was pivotal in that ascendancy, and shows that this unsung Australian was a crucial figure in providing the pulse for rock’n’roll to emerge as a behemoth of popular culture by the 1980s. His premature death piloting a single engine plane in Death Valley in 2011 robbed the world of one of Australia’s brightest talents.This is a beautiful primary source that should grace the libraries of all schools that still put books in them. For teachers it will provide insights and sources that will make lessons more enriching. For students it will allow them to dream that all things are possible, and that is a most precious gift.