"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)



"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Notes from the desk of Elvis World's "007"

...Bill E. Burk

(25 November 2004)

You win some.

You lose some.

And in some, you get rained out.

(EIN note: Bill's opening quote is taken from a great recording by the late Jimmy "Orion" Ellis, "Some You Win, Some You Lose")

LOST: The photo of Elvis and Priscilla being given a helicopter ride over the Circle G Ranch shortly after Elvis bought it. After 2 days of searching, the man with the photo says he cannot find it.

FOUND: Funny how here and there news of a photo you don't even know exists pops up. Like today at lunch. A stranger (to me) was with us and late into the lunch I told him I was doing CANDLE and searching, still, for rare photos. And he told me of a photo he knows of, right here in the area, where Elvis, visiting a friend, hopped on the friend's riding lawnmower and was cutting friend's grass when the wife snapped the photo. I gave this dude my card and told him I expected a call by tonight ... OR ... his kneecaps !

FOUND: Photo of Elvis performing in 1955 at Belden, Miss., now a part of Tupelo.

STILL MISSING: Photo of Elvis sitting on female Santa Claus' lap night of 24 December 1954. Being told now it might be "next year" before the dude will even look for this pix. Damn !!

LATER TODAY: Interviewing the March of Dimes poster girl on her visit to Elvis and she said she would bring photos along.

STILL IFFY: 12 photos of E and daughter of a MEM restaurant owner.

NEED to locate her by tonight since she is coming home for Thanksgiving; leaving tomorrow. PLAN OF ATTACK is that on Friday, after Thanksgiving is outta the way, to attack CANDLE with all energies until done .. .. .. and IF . . . new, rare photos turn up, they will just be included in a photo page without story. APPRECIATE the strong show of support from those of you who have already sent in your pre-publication check for CANDLE.

Repeating, pre-publication price for CANDLE is $40 (+ shipping) ... checks or money order only. Must be postmarked not later than 31 December 2004. Send to: BURK ENTERPRISES Box 16792 Memphis TN 38186 ======

TALKED LONG with Ernst Jorgensen today. It's official now. SONY owns BMG. In big corporate meeting now taking place in Los Angeles, Sony has committed to continuing both the Elvis and FTD catalogs of Elvis music. Many heads have rolled in the buyout, but Ernst and Roger Semon are still on the payroll to produce the Elvis products. =======

EW LUNCH, set for 1-3 p.m. 7 January 2005 at Marlowe's is now 70% filled. Many EW readers, just getting their magazines in the past couple of days, are just now learning of this and, as always, once they know, the remaining seats go fast. Cost is $13 per person. Checks (only) to: BURK ENTERPRISES Box 16792 Memphis TN 38186 Have fans from 4 different countries signed up, to date. Have to wonderful speakers on standby.

007 ****************** Bill E. Burk, Publisher, Elvis World Magazine




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