coming soon to EIN:
E. Burk's "Elvis World Online"
Week is well underway and reports suggest it is indeed "a
swinging time in Memphis"! Due to interstate work commitments
there were less site updates than usual this week, but we've
added numerous news and articles today.
David Stanley interview is a beauty and will be added to the
site tomorrow. We'll also be adding reviews of the FTD release
The Impossible Dream and andi Pichon's great new book
release Raised on Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!
Love's strange Elvis Week bid
& Kate Moss to be immortalised on canvas
magazine tribute to Elvis
crowned at Irish Goat Festival (yes you read it correctly!)
and track listings for the October FTD releases: Closing
Night and Double Trouble
Elvis Week 2004 report (from Sanja Meegin live in Memphis!)
feast during August on Aussie Pay TV
Sinatra feud?: Nancy Sinatra speaks out
All Right: news on the original Sun master plate and a limited
following nine reviews were added to our FTD Reviews
section recently: Spring Tours '77; Jungle Room
Sessions; Elvis That's The Way It Was; Dragonheart;
Silver Screen Stereo; Fame & Fortune;
Memphis Sessions; Nashville Marathon; Dinner At Eight
out our latest feature. Several very unusual "believe
it or not" stories added this week
UK single: Todd Slaughter from the British fan cluib has
advised that the next UK Elvis single is likely to be Heartbreak
Hotel...but its not scheduled for release until January
2006, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its original
Elvis Inn welcomes Arabs, Jews: The
Elvis Inn, a truck stop diner on the outskirts of a small
Israeli town, is famous for uniting Jews and Arabs for a meal
and to hear the King's music. Business has picked up this
week at the Abu Ghosh, Israel, restaurant as locals and tourists
converge on the Elvis Inn to commemorate the 27th anniversary
of the legendary entertainer's death coming up Monday, the
Houston Chronicle reported Friday.
is something that can unite not only the Arabs and the Jews
but all the people of the world. A lot of people from all
over the world like this music. He is the man," said Uri Yoeli,
the diner's owner. Yoeli has operated the Elvis Inn like a
shrine for the past 30 years, with "Love Me Tender," "Don't
Be Cruel" and other Elvis classics playing all day, and bottles
of Jordan River holy water, and Arab kaffiyeh headdresses
setting on shelves with Elvis key chains and miniature Elvis
is our little Graceland. Elvis is not only for the Americans.
Elvis is for all the world," said Lior Bernstein, 27, who
stopped by the Elvis Inn. (Source: washtimes.com)
Early Presley: Criticism of Donna Early Presley is building
on several Elvis messageboards. Ms Early has been the center
of several suspect dealings over the years. You can read more
Elvis discussion group: On the subject of messageboards,
a new Elvis discussion group has been formed. You can find
out more by emailing:
something different visit: http://www.ghoststudy.com/monthly/aug03/elvis.html
Review: The Frank Sinatra Show "Welcome Home Elvis"
by Quantum Leap, Region 0, B&W, 60 minutes
Show: the special was Sinatra's last one for his
sponsor, Timex. It is an old style variety show with
plenty of comedy, music and dancing. Some of the lines
are very funny and the comraderie between the regulars
on the program is particularly strong. However, Elvis
is actually in it for only a small amount of time. The
audience is teased at the beginning of the special as
The King sings a couple of lines from "It's Very Nice",
and then we have to wait nearly 40 minutes before he
it's worth the wait with Elvis delivering great, non-lip-synched
versions of Fame and Fortune and Stuck On You. The highlight
is of course the famous duets between The King and the Chairman
of the Board on Sinatra's Witchcraft and Elvis' Love Me Tender.
This is a piece of music history! Elvis' movements during
his musical numbers are constricted, symbolic of the strategic
move by the Colonel to "tone down" his boy's gyrations for
a family audience. This doesn't stop a young, predominately
female audience from screaming their lungs out at every twitch
of Elvis' body. In total Elvis' involvement in the show is
less than 10 minutes.
the special is a good natured, good humored variety show.
I suspect many younger fans will find it challenging, as the
variety format is virtually non-existent on TV today. The
Extra Features: the extra features are impressive. There are
biographies on the stars of the show: Elvis, Frank Sinatra,
Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford and comedian
features on Elvis and Frank Sinatra are a discography and
filmography and there is also a still feature on Elvis memorabilia.
A stand-out extra feature is a 'bonus program', the documentary
'The Story of Elvis Presley A Documented Legend', originally
released in 1990 by Burbank Video. Containing a lot of historical
footage this is a solid examination of Elvis' life and career.
acceptable without being outstanding.
the straight video to DVD transfer badly shows its age. Digital
re-mastering is sorely needed as the picture is pasty with
While it's nice to have this special on DVD, it is a piece
of music history badly in need of digital restoration.
1 January 1958, the price of Elvis singles in the US rose
from 89c to 98c
weeks later RCA announced that advance sales for the latest
Elvis single Don't/I Beg of You exceeded 1,000,000 copies
Presley passed away at 3.15am on this day in 1958
this day in 1977, Elvis started a "pre-tour" fast,
limiting his intake to fruits and other light foods
3 January 1959 Elvis publicly donated blood to the local
Red Cross. This was done in response to rumors that Elvis
had been killed!
met singer/songwriter, Paul Anka, after The King's 1 August
1971 show in Las Vegas
was Elvis' last #1 on the Billboard "Best Selling EP's"
(Extended Play) chart?
week's answer: Blue Hawaii)
The EIN E-Alert is a free information service
from the Elvis Information Network (EIN) for Elvis fans. If
you do not wish to receive future editions of the EIN E-Alert
simply reply to this message with REMOVE in the subject line