Help needed with new Elvis book

Do you do remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on August 16, 1977 - the day that you heard the shocking news that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, had died. Prior to August 16, there were many rumors about his health, but his death was still unexpected.

A new book on this subject is being prepared and you are invited to share your memories. Since late 1977, there have been countless books written by his family and friends, but very little has been heard from the fans. Even now, 27 years later, Elvis is still a part of our lives. We didn't just lose a favorite musician. We lost a legend. We lost a man who helped change the face of music. We lost a man who, in many ways, influenced our lives.

To pay tribute to the man who affected so many so deeply, Ron Collamore is currently working on a book of memories of that fateful day as described by fans around the country and around the world.

"We want to create a collective memory that will ensure that our thoughts about the death of this great man - and what he meant to us while he was alive - are passed down to our children and our grandchildren. We want to assure that this book will be a positive expression of admiration and historically accurate - a fitting tribute to Elvis Presley".

Ron is asking for your help in gathering memories for this book.

Memories can be sent to, Ron L. Collamore, at 1732 Ryons Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 U.S.A. or e-mailed to The deadline is November 1, 2004. Those wishing to contribute to the book should include name, address, and a sentence stating that they give permission for us to use their memory in the published book.

Source: Elvis Australia, 2 July 2004