As Thanksgiving approaches, Mobile is preparing locally for the holiday season. Depending on the timing Mardi Gras (or Easter), it’s a season that may last up to four months. Many are already making preparations for the holiday season by doing a little early Christmas shopping. Fans of Elvis Presley are some of the most zealous, and Christmas 2014 will feature a gift for that any Elvis junkie would love.

Now is the perfect time to think about holiday gifts for the music fan in your life.

Now is the perfect time to think about holiday gifts for the music fan in your life.

Everyone knows that the best Elvis memorabilia is the most unique. Legends Home Bedding is giving Elvis fans a chance to sleep with The King himself with their Elvis Presley bed sets and pillow shams. The “Elvis Presley Guitars” design has Presley rocking out to a “warm-neutral” background. “Dancing Elvis” features Presley in his youthful prime set to burgundy. The “Burning Love” pillow sham set has Presley’s image emblazoned against a deep red heart, and the “Always on My Mind” sham set allow Elvis fans to experience a seductive look each time they enter the bedroom. The sets are available at Sears, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Legends Home Bedding’s website.

Deadhead read

While on the subject of ravenous fans, Deadheads rank up there with disciples of The King. The colorful collage of music lovers set a standard for fandom and tour road trips with their dedication to The Grateful Dead. The West Coast jam outfit spent decades on the road until the death of vocalist/guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. Even though the band stopped touring years ago, the Deadhead scene is still alive and well today. A new book will hit the shelves Jan. 20 that promises to give fans a deeper look into this legendary band.

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Peter Richardson’s “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” attempts to solve the riddle of how the band managed to collect a loyal fan base and sell millions of records without ever having a top 10 hit. Richardson’s explanation involves what has been called “three powerful utopian ideals” that “struck deep chords” with generation upon generation. The ideals include a commitment to ecstasy, mobility and community.

The author crawled through interviews and conducted extensive research on his subject matter to provide a definitive history on The Grateful Dead with a fresh conceptual viewpoint. “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” promises to be a must-have for any Deadhead.