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Friday 1 July 2016

'ELVIS On Television The Complete Sound Recordings' Review: The 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first appearance on national television is celebrated with this 2CD/100-page set.
The new MRS box-set was publicised as containing the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored.
The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale interview.
The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs.

In the individual chapters Gordon Minto provides the main details and highlights of each TV performance. Matching the text, each chapter features around 15 pages of significant photographs, a surprising number of the in colour.

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out this new MRS CD/Book package with an in-depth review along with some scans from the book showcasing some excellent Elvis images.

(Book/CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)


Coco Palms Elvis Bungalow Demolished: Some sad news to report in relation to Elvis' bungalow at the Coco Palms - heard this from our good friend & CCP tour guide Bob Kauai Jasper earlier today......
"For some time now we've all been excited to have Elvis's bungalow moved and restored. Since then contractors have been examining the building, checking the structure for wood rot, termite damage and hazardous materials. The reports were not good but a permit was applied for. Because of the horrible condition of the bungalow, permits were denied. It had to be demolished ..... This photo sadly shows Elvis' old bungalow as it is today. To rebuild would be senseless because it would be a replica, not the real thing.
However everything else from Blue Hawaii will remain....the bar, the dining room, that beautiful lagoon from the wedding scene. Coco Palms will still be full of memories of Elvis".

The final price of construction is almost $3.5 million. Coco Palms officials want to breathe new life into the resort. The current plan is to open the hotel during the first quarter of 2018.
EIN's Sanja Meegin visited Coco Palms recently - and added new photos to her special article go here.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

FTD June Releases OUT NOW : The two FTD announced new June 2016 release are OUT NOW and at your Elvis dealer.
- Speedway 'Classic Album' as a 2 disc set. It will include both the Mono and Stereo masters plus a few previously unreleased outtakes of the songs, 'Let Yourself Go', 'Mine' and 'Goin’ Home' as well as eight "Remixed Soundtrack Masters".
DISC 1 features the ORIGINAL ALBUM plus REMIXED SOUNDTRACK MASTERS plus these OUTTAKES
21 Suppose (long Version)
22 Let Yourself Go - take 5*
23 Let Yourself Go - take 6*
24 Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby (movie version)*
25 Goin’ Home - takes 16* & 23*
26 Mine – takes 1*, 2*, 3* & 4
27 Mine – takes 8* & 9
28 Mine – take 13*
29 Suppose (Nashville master) *Previously unreleased
Click here to "SONY FTD NEWS 2016' for full tracklists

'Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash' Focusing on Elvis in late 1970 and early 1971, "Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash" is the new FTD Book/CD combo by Flaming Star/FTD.
Produced by David English, Pål Granlund and Paul Richardson, this book presents a detailed chronicle of Elvis’ personal life and public career between the autumn of 1970 and the early weeks of 1971.
- Hardcover, large-format book with 450 pages that offer detailed coverage of Elvis’ life and career between the autumn of 1970 and the first weeks of 1971
- Features several hundred photographs, many of them candid and previously unpublished
- Contains rare documents, reports from the time, and new and exclusive interviews
- Comes with a bonus CD that offers three unreleased versions of studio-tracks from June 1970, two unreleased MONO singles, a remastered recording of Elvis’ concert in Portland, Oregon on November 11th 1970 - plus two other bonus tracks.

CLICK HERE to some Preview Pages and full CD details-
(News, Source;DE/ElvisInfoNet)


28 June, 2016 - Scotty Moore - Guitar Legend, Has Died: EIN has just been informed that the guitar legend Scotty Moore passed away a few hours ago. He was 84.
Trevor Cajiao (of ETM&HM) has verified this truly sad news.
Scotty Moore was in the delivery room when Rock & Roll was born, kicking and howling in the Tennessee night. Without the driving force and support of Scotty Moore, the start of Elvis Presley's career would have been very different.  
On July 5, 1954, it was guitarist Scotty Moore, bass player Bill Black and a newcomer from Tupelo, Mississippi, by the name of Elvis Aaron Presley that recorded ‘That's All Right’ at the Memphis Recording Service - the world was never to be the same again.’
It is noteworthy that 'That's All Right' (Sun 209) was credited to "Elvis Presley, Scotty and Bill." Scotty, Bill Black & D.J Fontana were Elvis' key musicians through to 1958 when Elvis went into the army. Scotty Moore would return for Elvis' all important 1960 recording sessions and would keep on working with Elvis until the 1968 Comeback show.

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones famously said "When I heard Heartbreak Hotel, I knew what I wanted to do in life. It was as plain as day. All I wanted to do in the world was to be able to play and sound like that. Everyone else wanted to be Elvis, I wanted to be Scotty Moore.'
Winfield Scott Moore III was born on December 27, 1931. He was a great great man, a guitar legend and a very fine gentleman. RIP Scotty Moore 27/12/1931 - 28/06/2016
Go here to Arjan Deelen's interview with the great Scotty Moore.
(News, Source;ETM&HM/ElvisInfoNet)

'A Tribute To The King - Scotty Moore & Friends' DVD Review: If you want to celebrate the great life and work of Scotty Moore this 2006 DVD is a great place to start - ‘Scotty Moore was in the delivery room when Rock'n'Roll was born, kicking and howling in the Tennessee night'. This DVD features the star-studded live concert, plus plenty of excellent Bonus extras. The greatest joy is the humility of Scotty Moore himself, along with seeing him laugh & smile at all these great performances. The line-up is incredible from Eric Clapton, to Mark Knopfler, to jazz-guitarist Martin Taylor. See the full review for concert photos & details. In the interview Scotty also tells some great stories, including the fact that Sam Phillips recorded plenty of other songs that Elvis tried out but that Sam never kept them on tape – “I’m sure sorry he didn’t!” (DVD Reviews, Source: EIN)


(Book Review) Elvis' Humor Girls, Guns & Guitars (Bo Keeley): All fans know Elvis liked to laugh and was a keen practical joker. In this new book, author and adventurer, Bo Keeley, has brought together nearly 300 anecdotes which show Elvis' love of having fun.

EIN's Nigel Patterson has wiped back his tears from raucous laughter to bring EIN readers a detailed look inside Elvis Humor and reveal why this release is not just funny but why it is also an important one. Read Nigel's review

(Book Review, Source: EIN)


Lisa Marie Files for Divorce: Lisa Marie Presley has filed for divorce from husband Michael Lockwood, her rep confirms. Lisa Marie has cited  irreconcilable differences in court documents filed on June 13.
This is the end to Lisa Marie's forth marriage. The pair were married in 2006 and have twin 7-year-old daughters, Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love.
Presley, 48, is asking for full custody of the couple’s seven-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley will not be asking for spousal or child support.
Lockwood served as Presley’s musical collaborator before they were wed in January 2006. Back in 2007 Lisa Marie told media that she finally found her match with Michael Lockwood.
She said, “I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’ve chased all the crazies down. At this age I really appreciate having a husband who is a best friend. But you know, the other guys were fun. For a while.”
With an equal love for music Michel Lockwood was Lisa Marie's musical director and lead guitarist, as well as being the producer for singer Aimee Mann.
Lisa Marie noted, “Micheal picks the musicians. That’s how we met, so we kind of knew each other that way and fell in love – you know, by just working together. I’m just amazed at how much he takes on and how much he deals with and handles.”
Before Lockwood, she was married to Danny Keough (1988-1994), Michael Jackson (1994 -1996) and Nic Cage (2002-2004).
She also has two adult children, actress daughter Riley and son Benjamin, from her first marriage.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'One For The Ladies' New Import CD: Out soon is the 8th volume of Straight Arrow's "From The Booth tapes“ series. It's 2xCD entitled "One For The Ladies" featuring Elvis' Dinner and Midnight show from February 10th 1973. These recordings are taken directly from original audience 'booth recorded' mastertapes. Both these concerts showcase Elvis in fine form. It was a busy month, with many highs and lows. There were a few off-nights due to Elvis having the flu, but he was certainly in good spirits at these two concerts, and he delivered the goods to two packed showrooms. These excellent sound booth recordings capture the excitement of these shows beautifully. The Dinner show is previously unreleased, except for portions of an incomplete soundboard recording with a bass-heavy mix and Elvis' voice in the background. The Midnight show has been previously released on CD ("I'd Like You To Meet Jack Lord" and the slightly improved "Turning Up The Heat In Las Vegas" on Memory Records). However, these older CDs have nothing to do with this Straight Arrow’s excellent "booth tape“ version.
See All the Elvis CD News 2016 for full tracklistings & details
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)


'Holding His Own In Tahoe!' New Import CD: Straight Arrow is pleased to bring you a previously unreleased concert May 8th 1976 Midnight Show from Elvis’ last season in Lake Tahoe. Opinions on the standard of Elvis' last stint in Lake Tahoe often vary. Granted, he did look quite bloated during these shows, and the jumpsuits often looked unflattering, but Elvis was generally in good voice. He delivered his longest ever shows in Tahoe and the King really did seemed to enjoy the intimacy of the showroom. This is one of best concerts from the engagement. With the exception of a messed-up "The Wonder Of You", Elvis performed consistently well at this concert. His delivery, on the whole, was very strong. There’s a nice intimacy to the recording, and his interplay with audience and musicians alike was a true delight. There were also a number of vocally-impressive renditions, one being Elvis’ latest RCA single, “Hurt", which he performed twice. Also Worth a mention were solid performances of "Polk Salad Annie", "My Way", "Tryin' To Get To You" and "Mystery Train / Tiger Man". Presented in a beautiful 4-panel digipak with memorabilia and rare photos.
See All the Elvis CD News 2016 for tracklistings & more details
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)

EIN exclusives and News from earlier in June . . .

Book Review - Elvis Style: from zoot suits to jumpsuits (Zoey Goto): Fashion and design journalist Zoey Goto's new book, Elvis Style is a celebration of the aesthetic world of Elvis Presley - a release that looks beyond just Elvis' wardrobe to his hairstyles, cars and interior design preferences.

EIN's Nigel Patterson takes an inside look at an important aspect of the Elvis story too often overlooked. What he finds is a fascinating narrative-visual account of the importance of style to Elvis and why he has been a style icon not only during his lifetime but since his death!

From what some might only see as his flashy 1950s Beale Street rags and greasy pompadour, to contemporary street style, Elvis' impact on the world of fashion, style and design is a lasting, colorful and busy one.

Elvis Style from zoot suits to jumpsuits is due for release on 1 July. (Book Review, Source: EIN)


‘Elvis On Television 1956- 1960 The Complete Sound Recordings’ CD/Book OUT NOW: The 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first appearance on national television is celebrated with MRS's 2CD/100-page set titled ‘Elvis On Television 1956- 1960 The Complete Sound Recordings’.
The recordings contain the complete archival recordings of Elvis Presley’s television appearances from 1956-60. For the first time ever, these tracks been painstakingly remastered and restored. Fans who have enjoyed our previous mastered works will be pleased to know that our restoration techniques have now been applied these historical television soundtrack recordings. The quality of these recordings are now far superior than ever released before.
The recordings contain all song tracks, comedy sketch routines and interviews including the extended Wink Martindale dialogue with Dewey Phillips.
The 100-page book is a chronological photo journey following Elvis from the very first in 1956, to his appearance on The Frank Sinatra show in 1960. It contains liner notes accompanied by many rare and new unpublished photographs.
The tracklist includes, The Six Dorsey Brothers – Stage Shows (CBS), the two  The Milton Berle Shows (NBC), Wink Martindale – Top Ten Dance Party (WHBQ TV), 
The Steve Allen Show (NBC), Hy Gardner (NBC),  The Three Ed Sullivan Shows (CBS), plus The Frank Sinatra Show (ABC) - a total of sixty-seven tracks over two CDs. With greatly improved audio - remastered for 2016. Heading to dealers very soon.
See All the Elvis CD News 2016 for full tracklistings and more details
Only £29.99 and includes FREE Delivery in the UK. - EIN in-depth review coming soon
(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis knew the end was near": Elvis Presley's private story is coming out all over again, whether he likes it or not, courtesy of his "Step-brother" David Stanley.
Nearly 40 years after Elvis Presley's death, a "new" tell-all about his life and times alleges that the King of Rock and Roll deliberately overdosed on pills.
It's called "My Brother Elvis" and it's bound to leave fans all shook up.
The book's author, David E. Stanley, became Presley's step-brother in 1960 when his mom married The King of Rock and Roll's widowed father, Vernon Presley.
In it, Stanley, who was 20 years younger than Elvis and moved into Graceland when he was 4 years old, delves deeply and darkly into Presley's demise.
Stanley, who also worked for Elvis, writes that he last saw Presley on Aug. 14, 1977 - at which time The King told him that he was going away for a few days, but when they next met up, he would be "on a higher plane." Presley was found dead in his Memphis mansion two days later.
Stanley writes that Presley had "done this on purpose" and recalls wondering why.
According to Stanley, paramedics, family and aides were called to Graceland when Presley died, and they found pills and syringes surrounding The King's lifeless body. He quickly started shoving the damning evidence into his pockets before police arrived.
Stanley describes a very dark period leading up Elvis' final days when the singer was on so many prescription pills that his inner circle would stand watch around the clock to help him get to the bathroom. According to Stanley, Elvis frequently couldn't make the trip, which meant the vigil would turn into a cleanup session.
He also recalls Presley falling asleep at the dinner table leaving him and others to "reach inside his mouth and remove the food."
Stanley says that after Elvis died, Vernon gave him his final paycheck for working with Elvis and said, "Take care of yourself." The two spoke only a couple of times before he, too, died a year and a half later.
"My Brother Elvis" comes out on Aug. 16 to coincide with the 39th anniversary of Presley's death.
EIN Notes that David Stanley has already published his inside story about Elvis in his books 'Conversations with the King' in 2012, 'Life With Elvis' in 1986, 'Raised on Rock: Growing Up at Graceland' in 1997 plus the dreadful 'Elvis We Love You Tender' with Dee Stanley - do we really need more?
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

US Billboard Charts: Unfortunately Elvis has no entries on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 2nd July, 2016.
 
'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' is a re-entry at 22 on the Country Catalog Album Chart.
 
'If I Can Dream' drops from 4 to 5 on the Classical Album Chart.

 

 

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


June 21, 2016 - Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns Legend, Dead at 74: Wayne Jackson, trumpet player and one-half of the legendary horn section the Memphis Horns, who played on Elvis' 1969 key Memphis Sessions  died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure at a Memphis hospital. A good friend of EIN's, he was only 74.
His wife Amy Jackson commented, "He was a beautiful soul who touched the world with his trumpet. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate his incredible musical legacy, which he leaves us with. God gave him a gift, and he used it to the fullest … He loved his family, his friends and his fans the world over."
Born in Memphis and raised across the river Wayne Jackson's love of music began with a guitar. But one night his mother came home with a trumpet for her 11 year-old son. "I opened up the case, and it smelled like oil and brass. I loved that, so I put it together, blew, and out came a pretty noise. My first taste of Sweet Medicine." The rest is music history.
By 12th grade Wayne Jackson found himself playing with a group called The Mar-Keys. They had a number one smash called, 'Last Night.' It was 1961.
What followed was a magical ride making music history with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, all the soul greats. In 1969, Wayne and sax man, Andrew Love, became "The Memphis Horns" and found themselves working with a host of stars such as Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, B.J. Thomas and Elvis Presley.
Jackson noted that, "Back then, we had to do those songs from front to back with no mistakes and with good feelings. That’s what made musicians out of us. That’s what trained us. Now musicians all around the world judge their performances against those records with us on them, and that’s why we’re heroes."
Jackson's trumpet features on a wide range of classic LPs and singles from that era, including Otis Redding's Otis Blue and Dictionary of Soul, Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" and many more soul standards.
Jackson's distinctive trumpet is recognizable on so many classics such as Otis Redding's 'Dock OF The Bay', Eddie Floyd's 'Knock On Wood' and Dusty Springfield's 'Son Of A Preacher Man'.
In 1969, Jackson and Love split from Stax to form their own Memphis Horns, and the duo would quickly find work adding their trademark brass sound to countless albums and singles, including Al Green's Let's Stay Together, Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" and Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds."
In the ensuing decades, the Memphis Horns were recruited to record with artists like U2, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young and Billy Joel, and tour with acts ranging from Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker to the Doobie Brothers. Jackson also performed on Jack White and Alicia Keys' Quantum of Solace theme "Another Way to Die."
Wayne Jackson played on 52 Number One songs, 83 gold and platinum-selling albums, 116 Top Ten records and 15 Grammy-winning records. Jackson and Love were given Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contribution to music in 2012; a few months later, Love died of complications with Alzheimer's disease.
"How fortuitous of God to have put the two of us together," Jackson said at the time of Love's death. "The first time I heard
Andrew play I knew we would be perfect together. He had a big tone, and I had a big tone. And I knew that they would blend in the most natural, beautiful way. We loved to laugh together. We laughed and travelled all over the world making records and touring with artists of all genres. We got to do what we loved everyday and share our unique gifts."
Wayne Jackson was a good friend of EIN's always up for a chat and discussion.  I feel privileged to have known both Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love. - (photo above with EIN's Piers Beagley)
Jackson said of Elvis, "The first time I actually heard Elvis sing ‘In the Ghetto’ however I was quietly sitting with my horn and looking at the music. I hadn't heard any of it yet and I suddenly realised that this was really special stuff. I just got a chill up my spine hearing that. I knew that it was going to be a landmark record for Elvis because it was about such a current topic. I thought "My God, here we all are genuinely in the ghetto!" There really was a guy with an automatic rifle on the roof in case of something bad happened - especially after Martin Luther King died.
You see American Studios was in the worst part of town. Stax was a little nearer Graceland, but American & Hi studios, all of them were in the worst parts of town. ‘Suspicious Minds’ was also an emotional subject for Elvis at that time as well and it was a thrill to be involved in those songs, knowing that they would be so important to his future career as they were."

Wayne Jackson - November 24, 1941 – June 21, 2016 - RIP.
Go here to EIN's exclusive interview with Wayne Jackson.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New books from Elvis Files: Erik Lorentzen has announced more details about the first of his series of books called the “Gold Standard Series”.

These books will focus on highlights in Elvis’ wonderful career in the same way that 'A Touch Of Gold Lame' did.

We are proud to announce our two books to be released later this year - both celebrating their sixtieth anniversary.

Elvis In Person - The Florida Tour Of August 1956’
Worldwide release will be on August 3, 2016  – the 60th anniversary
- Pre-Order information coming soon


‘At The Mississippi Alabama Fair And Dairy Show’ September 26, 1956 Tupelo
To be released September 26, 2016 - the 60th anniversary

 

(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

 

Elvis Presley 'Blue Hawaii' movie locations: Many of the places where Elvis Presley filmed Blue Hawaii on the island of Oahu are still visible for Elvis fans. Elvis stayed at the Ocean Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village during filming in Oahu from March to April 1961 and that same hotel was used to film many of the famous scenes in the movie.
For example, the cafe by the beach where Elvis was sitting with actresses Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters in one scene is still there. The location where they filmed the scene, then called Makahiki Gardens, is now where The Hau Tree Bar is located. The venue is a casual laid-back bar and restaurant that sits right next to the beach with the picturesque Diamond Head volcano in the background.
The open-air entrance to the hotel was also used in Presley's film. Elvis drives up in the Dodge Dart convertible to pick up his tour group at the hotel entrance which still looks the same to this day.
The resort, which has added many new towers over the years, pays tribute to The King with detailed information on Presley's link with Hilton Hawaiian Village. The hotel displays large photo boards filled with pictures of Elvis and his many visits to the hotel.
Another memorable scene that fans can recreate is the picnic that Elvis had with Maile, played by Joan Blackman. They drove up to a romantic scenic lookout point in Honolulu, which is now an official lookout point in Puu Ualakaa State Park. The park sits on Mount Tantalus and offers gorgeous views that stretch from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor. When Elvis and Joan Blackman filmed this scene there was no designated park there.
Go here to Trina Yannicos full article and more photos at The Examiner.
Also go HERE to EIN's own article about Elvis' special Oahu locations by Sanja Meegin
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

TG Sheppard talks Elvis: Country music stars T.G. Sheppard  and Crystal Gayle are set to perform a special Independence Day weekend concert July 1 at the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson. T.G. Sheppard  talked of his friendship with Elvis.
T.G. Sheppard: The greatest Elvis story, for me, is the day he called me up and said ‘Hey buddy, what ya doing?’ Any time he ever called me, that’s what the words were, ‘what ya doing?” I told him it was one o’clock in the morning and I was getting ready to go to bed. He said ‘I need you to get out here to the house.’
So I got up and got in my car at 1 o’clock in the morning and drive out to Graceland. As I pull up to the front door, he’s coming outside and tells me to get in the car. I get in the limo and asked where we’re going, and he says ‘we’re going to Dallas.’
I said ‘man, it’s one o’clock in the morning, why are we going to Dallas?’ He tells me he wanted me to see a new airliner he was having built called the Lisa Marie.
Elvis said ‘I just bought another jet today, a JetStar, and I want to take a trip in it, so let’s go out to Dallas and take a look at this big jet I’m building.’ Both of those are on display today at Graceland, but anyway, we flew to Love Field in Dallas and on the flight out there we’re sitting almost knee-to-knee about two feet from each other. Our noses were almost touching. (laughs)
He looks at me and says ‘Uh, I bought you a bus today.’ I said ‘what?’ He said ‘I bought you a tour bus.’
I said ‘Elvis, uh, I don’t even have a band yet.’

He looked at me and said ‘Well I’m gonna buy you the bus, but I ain’t paying for no damn band.’ (laughs)
So the next day when we got back to Memphis, he had sent J.D. Sumner and Larry Strickland to North Carolina and gave J.D. Sumner a blank check that was just signed, and told him to find me a bus, which they did.
What that did was give me the confidence to go on and get very serious about my career. I thought to myself ‘If Elvis Presley believes in me enough to buy me a tour bus, maybe I have a shot in this business.’
It made me work harder and have the confidence any performer starting out needs to have success. I owe that confidence of mine to Elvis.
"
Click here to Branson Tri-Lakes News for the full interview.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

'A Little Thing Called Life' - New Linda Thompson book: Linda Thompson finally breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, modern American superstars, Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner.
For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business.  The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King.  Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined.
- Now for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between.  From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their  Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis’s twin demons - drug abuse and infidelity- forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death. 'We're all human and fallible' explains Linda
- It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal-winner Bruce Jenner.  Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the apparently perfect life that they built with their two young sons - Brandon and Brody - before Bruce changed everything with a secret he’d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world.  Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together,
- And yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster, a relationship that lasted for 19 tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before.  Filled with compelling and poignant stories and 16 pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures.
Out on August 23rd.
Pre-order now and SAVE $10 from AMAZON here >> - A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis's Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between - Full price US$28
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

'Way Down in the Jungle Room' at Phillips Recording Service: The Memphis Commercial Appeal notes that back in May they reported some interesting Elvis Presley happenings afoot at the Phillips Recording Service. Although details were vague, officials from Sony/Legacy and longtime Elvis band members were on hand at Phillips to work on tracks for an upcoming project. The work was reportedly for a 40th anniversary package marking the King's 1976 home recording sessions at Graceland's Jungle Room.
Last week, Sony/Legacy finally did confirm that a two-disc collection titled "Way Down in the Jungle Room" will come out Aug. 5, just in time for annual Elvis Week festivities. The double disc set rounds up the results of sessions Presley cut in the Jungle Room in winter and fall 1976, with a core of longtime TCB band members including guitarist James Burton and drummer Ronnie Tutt.
While the first disc will include all the masters, it's the previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions that are of particular interest. Those tracks were mixed by Memphian and Grammy-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang, the longtime Sun Studio ace, currently working out of Phillips Recording Service.
"I was recommended to Sony's Rob Santos," says Ross-Spang of his involvement with the project. "He comes to Memphis quite a bit and knows the Phillips family. I mentioned that my favorite place to work was Phillips, and he's always wanted to do something there, so it came together pretty perfectly."
"We mixed 18 tracks from the Jungle Room sessions, and the really cool thing is James Burton, Norbert Putnam, David Briggs, Ronnie Tutt - all those guys who played with Elvis came to town and hung out while I mixed," says Ross-Spang. "It's pretty interesting mixing with James Burton standing over your shoulder."
The above photo shows Engineer Matt Ross-Spang (far right) with Jerry Phillips (left) and James Burton during mixing sessions at the 'Phillips Recording Service'.
Ross-Spang's work offers a sparer-sounding version of the Jungle Room material. "Those songs were originally done on 16-track at the house, but afterwards Felton Jarvis took the tracks back to Nashville and added strings and horns and overdubs. Which was cool, but it's really great just to have the original kind of swamp-y tracks, real bare bones. I think that's where some of the material really shines."
The sessions find Presley in rare form, feeling comfortable in his home environs and chatty with his band. "It was neat to hear that side of him and to hear all those guys in a room together playing," says Ross-Spang. "It was pretty wild to solo tracks and hear Elvis laugh and joke around with the boys. Or listening and getting chills hearing him do 'Danny Boy' or something. I've worked with a lot of people who thought they were Elvis, so it was really cool to work with the real thing."
Ross-Spang says he tried kept the project pure from a technical standpoint. "Obviously, with all my time at Sun, I'm a massive Elvis fan. I think oftentimes these kinds of projects go to people who maybe aren't the biggest fans, and maybe they want to make it too modern. I'm such a fan of the old stuff that I wanted to keep it in that tradition. We mixed all analog; I used original tape slaps and the Phillips echo chambers and plate reverbs. We kept it mixed how it would've been done back then."
The sessions were particularly special for Knox and Halley, Jerry and Jud and other members of the Phillips family, who have been working diligently over the past couple of years to renovate and relaunch the family studio. "There's three echo chambers at Phillips, and two of them we just rewired right before the session," Ross-Spang says. "So the first thing to run through them was Elvis Presley. Elvis never recorded at Phillips, so it was a pretty magical thing to have him christening the chambers."
"Way Down in the Jungle Room" is available for pre-order on CD at Amazon > Only $13.98 for a double album ! >>> >>
For the complete story by Bob Mehr of The Commercial Appeal go HERE.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)
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'Way Down In the Jungle Room' Official announcement: SONY announces the new 2-CD Release 'Way Down In the Jungle Room' To Be Released August 5
The "Definitive Compilation of Presley’s Last Sessions — Recorded in Graceland’s Legendary Jungle Room — Includes Studio Masters, Rare Alternate Takes and 16-page Booklet"
The most complete and comprehensive collection of Presley's final studio recordings ever assembled in one anthology, "Way Down In The Jungle Room" is an essential and welcome addition for every fan's library. In the mid-1970s, Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, became another kind of pioneer as one of the world's first major recording artists to create fully-realized professional level records in the intimacy of his own home studio.
With original recordings executive-produced by Elvis Presley with producer Felton Jarvis (who'd helmed most of Elvis' records from 1966-1977), "Way Down In The Jungle Room" brings together, for the first time in one collection, master recordings and rare outtakes laid down during two mythic sessions (February 2-8, 1976
and October 28-30, 1976) in Graceland's den -- known as the Jungle Room -- which was converted into a professional caliber recording studio for the purpose of capturing these indelible performances. The outtakes have been newly mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, Tennessee.
For these sessions, Elvis was backed by many members of his longtime touring band including: James Burton (guitar), Ronnie Tutt (drums), David Briggs (keyboards), Glenn D. Hardin (keyboards), Jerry Scheff (bass), Norbert Putnam (bass) and J.D. Sumner & the Stamps (vocals).
In 1976, when the tracks for "Way Down In The Jungle Room" were cut, Elvis Presley had been an RCA Records recording artist for 20 years, inventing the sound and attitude that defined the very essence of rock 'n' roll. With the help of RCA's mobile recording truck and longtime producer Felton Jarvis and engineer Mike Moran at the board, Elvis tackled a far-ranging mix of country and pop covers ("Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," "Danny Boy," "Solitaire") and late-period classics of his catalog, such as "Moody Blue" and "Way Down."
Ten of the Jungle Room master takes first emerged on From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1976, including the Top 10 hit "Hurt." More tracks from these sessions were later paired with live material and released in July 1977 (a month before Elvis' death on August 16) on the "Moody Blue" album. The title track would top the country charts that month; "Way Down" would follow. These were the last studio albums released during Elvis' lifetime.
According to the album's producers, "Way Down In The Jungle Room" has been resequenced to "bring a fresh perspective to the material." The material on Disc 2 - The Outtakes was mixed for this collection at the Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis and includes both outtakes and in-the-studio dialog, providing a "fly-on-the-wall experience of what the sessions were like." With the exception of track 13 ("She Thinks I Still Care"), the performances on Disc 2 have been sequenced in the order they were recorded.
Way Down In The Jungle Room with also be available on 150g 12" vinyl in a 2LP gatefold sleeve and as a digital collection.
(News, Source;SONY/ElvisInfoNet)

‘Way Down’ publicity in Rolling Stone: The publicity ramps up for ‘Way Down in the Jungle Room’ with Rolling Stone on-line noting "Hear Elvis' Rare 'She Thinks I Still Care' From Last Sessions".
They note in part … About a year and a half before his death, Elvis Presley grew bored of the typical studio experience and turned the Hawaiian-themed den of his Graceland mansion, known as the "Jungle Room," into a recording space. It's there where he sang what ultimately became his final studio recordings. An upcoming compilation, Way Down in the Jungle Room, due out August 5th, will collect the sessions - including rare alternate takes of songs - for the first time.
(EIN notes that of course this take has been out on FTD releases)
One such rarity is an outtake of one of the first tunes the singer recorded in the Jungle Room, "She Thinks I Still Care." George Jones had made the Dickie Lee-penned cut a country chart topper in 1962, and Connie Francis and Anne Murray both recorded subsequent versions. Presley recorded a number of takes of the song during late-night sessions on February 2nd and 3rd, 1976. One came out as the B Side to the Number One country single "Moody Blue," and two alternate versions – take two and take 10 – will appear on Way Down in the Jungle Room.
CLICK here to Rolling Stone to view the complete article and hear the track.
(News, Source;RS/ElvisInfoNet)

Chips Moman - Passed Away aged 79: Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and guitarist Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman, who wrote and produced hits for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, B.J. Thomas, Dusty Springfield and many others, died in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia, on Monday, one day after his 79th birthday.
Long regarded as the key force in the rebirth of Elvis' career, Moman also produced Willie Nelson's CMA Award-winning smash version of Elvis' "Always on My Mind." Along with Larry Butler, Moman earned a 1976 Grammy for writing the B.J. Thomas pop-country hit, "(Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song)."
As a teenager, Moman hitchhiked to Memphis and was heard playing guitar by Sun Records' artist Warren Smith. Soon, he was playing rockabilly guitar in the touring bands of Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent. The budding musician then relocated to Los Angeles where he worked as a session guitarist and became interested in record producing. After his return to Memphis to work as an engineer for Satellite Records, the struggling label would soon rewrite music history as Stax Records. Moman produced the label's first hit, "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)," for Carla Thomas.
Moman left Stax in 1962 and opened his own recording facility in Memphis. American Sound Studio became a music powerhouse, where
the boss produced hits for Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Joe Tex, the Box Tops, and many others. The sessions were played by the house band, the Memphis Boys. Moman also continued to write songs, including the soul classic, "The Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." (Right: Chips Moman at the American Sound Studios for the special commemoration ceremony, 2014)
Early in 1969, Moman produced the Mac Davis-penned "In the Ghetto," for Elvis Presley as well as 'Suspicious Minds', 'Kentucky Rain' and 'Don't Cry Daddy'.  The socially conscious lyrics and Presley's momentum from his recent "comeback" concert gave the King his first Top 10 hit in four years. From 1967 to 1971, American Sound Studio placed more than 120 hits on the charts, notching nearly more than one-quarter of the Billboard Hot 100 chart hits in a single week.
In the mid-Seventies, Moman left Memphis for Atlanta, then Nashville, where his "Luckenbach, Texas" (co-written with keyboard legend Bobby Emmons) would become country music's second platinum-selling single. He would go to on to produce and perform on records by Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Willie Nelson, among others, before moving back to Memphis and then West Point, near La Grange.
Moman was described as, "A quadruple-threat. He was a great musician, a great songwriter. He knew players and he knew how to pick a great
song even if he didn't write it. When he put the players together he knew what he wanted to hear because he could do all of it."
Moman was elected into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1990 and Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014. He is survived by his wife Jane, daughter Monique and son Casey.
Read more about Elvis' key 1969 Memphis sessions here.
EIN will publish an indepth look at Chips Moman's work soon.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Two: Paul Dowling is without doubt one of the major names in the Elvis World. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia.
With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
In Part Two of our fascinating interview Paul Dowling discusses ....
- Being caught & jailed for his bootlegging business
- Where he obtained some of the bootleg tapes
- Meeting Janis Martin the famous “female Elvis”
- Meeting Felton Jarvis
- His official solo projects with BMG
- Working with Ernst Jorgensen
- Seeing Elvis live in concert
- Paul Dowling & Life nowadays
Go here - & Don’t Miss Part Two of our exclusive EIN interview - an essential read for Elvis collectors.
(Interviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

June 3, 2016 - Muhammad Ali "the Elvis Of Boxing" Dies Aged 74: Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday in a Phoenix-area hospital. He was 74. Ali, who lived in Phoenix, had suffered with Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years.
Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever, carrying into the ring a physically lyrical, unorthodox boxing style that fused speed, agility and power more seamlessly than that of any fighter before him.
But he was more than the sum of his athletic gifts. An agile mind, a buoyant personality, a brash self-confidence and an evolving set of personal convictions fostered a magnetism that the ring alone could not contain. He entertained as much with his mouth as with his fists, narrating his life with a patter of inventive doggerel.
When Elvis died in 1977, the globe stopped spinning for a while or so it seemed, as everyone took a collective breath to contemplate the magnitude of his premature passing. It was much the same yesterday as everyone awoke to the desperately sad news that Muhammad Ali,
a friend of Elvis' had died. While Ali's death was considerably less shocking, his departure still leaves us in a darker place.
The sport he loved and performed to such an extraordinary, spellbinding level has lost its most prominent figure, the one who with a smile, a poetic quip and a dancing shuffle helped bridge the gap between boxing fans and the rest.
Ali said of his friend "Elvis was my close personal friend. He came to my Deer Lake training camp about two years before he died. He told us he didn't want nobody to bother us. He wanted peace and quiet and I gave him a cabin in my camp and nobody even knew it. When the cameras started watching me train, he was up on the hill sleeping in the cabin. Elvis had a robe made for me. I don't admire nobody, but Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you'd want to know."
At the turn of the millennium, Ali was voted man of the century, sportsman of the century, and personality of the century. He later appeared at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London to a rapturous reception.
As he said, 'Live every day like it's your last because someday you're going to be right.'
Muhammad Ali, RIP - 17 January 1942 - 3 June 2016
Go here to our EIN Special 'Elvis was NOT a Racist'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Files Vol.8 1976-1977' at The Printers: The very final volume of the 'Elvis Files' series 'Elvis Files Vol.8 1976-1977' is at the printers. The book covers the final years of Elvis' life, the continuous energy-draining treadmill of tours, the final recording sessions and the last CBS TV Special.

Click HERE for exclusive pages in good quality as a special Sneak-Peak from the book.

While Elvis was not a well man in the last twenty months of his life, collectors will surely find this detailed look into these last years not only an emotional ride but also a part of Elvis' history that cannot be ignored.  

Pre order by sending € 125 by PayPal to: sales@elvisfiles.no
Or click here to order straight from Elvis Files shop
(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)


UPDATED - Paul Dowling in-depth EIN Interview: Paul Dowling is without doubt one of the major names in the Elvis World. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia.
With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
In this fascinating and informative interview Paul Dowling discusses ....
- How he became part of the Elvis World
- How he became one of the world's most famous Elvis bootleggers
- The shock of Elvis' death
- The classic bootlegs, THE DORSEY SINGLE , TV GUIDE PRESENTS ELVIS, The 68 COMEBACK LP, The ROCKIN REBEL LP.
- Unreleased Elvis material
 
- includes the possibility of 'Don't Be Cruel' outtakes! 
- Unreleased material noted on RCA paperwork
- Famous Elvis Bootleg customers such as Elton John and RCA's 'Elvis producer' Joan Deary


Go here - & Don’t Miss - this exclusive interview with EIN's Piers Beagley - an essential read for Elvis collectors.
(Interviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis At Christmas' the next Elvis & the RPO release?: Elvis Matters fan club suggests that the next 'Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' release will be titled  'Elvis At Christmas'.
Originally EIN reported on December 27 last year that album producer Don Reedman noted that plans were underway for a new Elvis Gospel album featuring the RPO. Perhaps plans have changed, or more likely Gospel material will also be included in the new RPO album. The "Christmas Duets" album was of course not as big a success as had been hoped for.
In Elvis Matters next June magazine they have an exclusive interview with the managing director of the orchestra. During the conversation Ian Maclay told them the news that during the next few months a Christmas album will be recorded with the working title 'Elvis At Christmas'.
The release of the album is planned in November and some tracks will also be part of the set list of the UK RPO concerts tour.
You can read the entire interview with Ian Maclay in the Elvis Matters magazine by joining their fan club - Go here if you want to subscribe
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet/ElvisMatters)

Graceland spend another $21M on Expansion Plans: EPE applied this week for more construction permits for work totaling $21.3 million across the street from Graceland.
The company will replace the complex of decades-old tourist buildings that house souvenir shops, dining and an exhibit of Elvis' cars.
Dirt work started a few months ago behind the existing buildings along Elvis Presley Boulevard at Craft Road.
The documents describe the planned construction as "core and shell construction'', the project total cost will around $35 million.
EPE calls it the "Westside Project'' because the buildings are on the west side of the street across from Graceland.
The old buildings will be removed and replaced with 200,000 square feet that will house a new museum of Elvis’ cars, two restaurants, a multipurpose building, six retail spaces, a museum themed “Elvis the Entertainer,’’ and other exhibits.
Graceland officials have said they plan to move Elvis’ gold records, guitars, jumpsuits and other memorabilia from the mansion into the new space.
The tourist facilities will be greatly expanded on a 46-acre site that includes land acquired from where Craft Manor and other apartment complexes once stood. - The two Elvis airplanes will stay in place.
The Westside Project will eventually mean the demolition of Heartbreak Hotel, but only after completion this fall of the new 450-room resort hotel called The Guest House at Graceland. The Guest House is on the east side of Elvis Presley Boulevard, north of Graceland.
(News, Source;EIN/CommercialAppeal)

'Elvis On Television' MRS or BOXCAR?: Several EIN readers have been confused by the two new releases announced for 'Elvis On Television'. Understandably since the cover images are very similar!
Both products celebrate Elvis on TV from his first national introduction on the Dorsey Brothers ‘Stage Show’ in January 1956, through his appearances on other TV shows hosted by Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan, to Elvis’ post-army appearance on The Frank Sinatra-Timex Show in May 1960.

The BOXCAR BOOK delves behind the scenes of each show documenting his arrival, the rehearsals and the shows themselves, all the way through to the Frank Sinatra-Timex Show in May 1960, Elvis' last television appearance for eight years.
Written by Gordon Minto, it is supported by scores of historical documents, memorabilia and hundreds of rare photographs - many of which have never before been published. This book will captivate the reader throughout, and is the most detailed document on the history of Elvis on Television from 1956-60.
The BOXCAR book is Hardcover and 400 pages
A "Coffee-table" sized book, dimensions: 26 x 3.5 x 32 cm

This large deluxe slip-case book is a similar format to the other impressive Boxcar publications. It will contain hundreds of stunning photos of Elvis' TV performances as huge coffee-table size images.
'Aloha From Hawaii' Boxcar book (see EIN review here)
and 'Graceland Through the Years' (see EIN review here)

In comparison, the 'Elvis On Television' MRS CD/Book combo is formatted as CD "box-set" size in a similar format to their recent MRS 'ELVIS LIVE in the 50's The Complete Concert Recordings'.'
Basically, if fans want to buy the Remastered MUSIC of 'Elvis On Television' then you need the MRS release - but fans who collect Elvis photos and books and want a stunning coffee-table sized book need to order the BOXCAR publication.
More info and some preview pages coming soon to EIN.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Now available:

'Elvis & Nixon' "definitely worth watching": The media reviews are very mixed - as are the opinions of Elvis fans - but 'Elvis & Nixon' has received another positive review from the Victoria Advocate.
It includes ..  "Two historical icons meet in the new comedy from director Liza Johnson that's based on an actual meeting between Elvis and President Nixon that secretly took place in the Oval Office on Dec. 21, 1970. This was before Nixon had the White House bugged so the script is a loose interpretation of how that encounter went down. Did I mention it's pretty funny?
There are many reasons why this absurd film is so charming, but first and foremost, it's the wonderful casting of Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon, both consummate actors on top of their A-game who wouldn't be my first choice to play either role. The fact that apart from the clothing neither one really resembles Elvis nor Nixon (although Spacey at just the right angle bears a resemblance) gives the film wacky appeal but also the two actors play the roles without attempting to use a cliched accent and
believe it or not it works.
The film soars during the few minutes that Elvis and Nixon are together in the Oval Office where all presidential protocols go right out the window. Elvis shows off his karate moves and Nixon shows off his moon rock, obviously the two became BFFs.
"Elvis and Nixon" will definitely put a smile on your face and the film is worth watching just to see Shannon and Spacey take on these two iconic figures.
Three 1/2 stars out of five - click here to the full review if you want it.
It premieres in Australia at the Sydney Film Festival in June.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

EIN's Rare Elvis Facebook page Now with 19,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues

So Elvis fans don't miss out on these rare and exciting photographs - from EIN's V-P Sanja Meegin.

Now with over thousands of great photos, News and with more added every day – including YouTube footage.

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Interview with Caroline Cahoon-Hauser, author of How 'Bout A Date?: Encounters with a Young Elvis: “How ‘Bout a Date?” is a true story of Caroline Cahoon-Hauser encounters with the twenty-year-old Elvis Presley, whom she met at a local concert at the Sheffield, Community Centre in Alabama only months before his rise to national fame.

Linda Ann McConnell (author of The Dreamer) talked with Caroline about her book and meeting Elvis - their very interesting conversation can be read here

(Interview: Source: Linda Ann McConnell)


Elvis Week 2016 Schedule Announced: EPE have announced their preliminary schedule for Elvis Week 2016.
Elvis Week is August 10-16, 2016.
Join great performers and guests as they share their favorite Elvis stories and music. Guests for 2016 include drummer DJ Fontana, TCB Band member Glen Hardin, Elvis co-stars Francine York and Celeste Yarnall, former members of The Stamps Quartet, Terry Blackwood and The Imperials, Charles Stone, Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs, Jamie Kelley - and many, many more!
Their schedule of events includes the Candlelight Vigil, The Ultimate ETA Contest, Official Graceland Insiders Contest, Conversations on Elvis: Elvis' Co-Stars, The Auction at Graceland and much more!
Tickets On Sale Next Week - Click here to EPE for the schedule
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

NOW UPDATED - 'The Elusive Norman Taurog' EIN Spotlight: Who was Norman Taurog? - It is a legitimate question because he remains one of the most elusive characters in Elvis Presley’s remarkable career. Even in Starmaker, the memoirs of Hal B. Wallis, for whom Taurog produced six Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movies and three Presley flicks, he seems a bit player.
Taurog is not the kind of director to be revered at film school - and film author David Quinlan describes his Presley films as "the only dull spots" in the filmmaker’s career.

So what was Taurog's background and how did he get to direct more films so many Elvis movies?

Go here as respected author Paul Simpson investigates the legacy of Norman Taurog - NOW UPDATED with some fascinating background information thanks to EIN reader Frank Locke.

(Spotlight, Source;PaulSimpson/ElvisInfoNet)

'The West Coast Tour '76' FTD CD Review: FTD have released their second 1976 double-set in a row, this time featuring two shows from Elvis' November tour, San Francisco, November 29, 1976 and Anaheim's Closing Show from the following day. 1976 is not an easy Elvis live-in-concert year to review. There were no major set-list changes, no dramatic "emotional roller-coaster" of 1974 and no high-flying "Huntsville" 1975 excitements.
By late November 1976 however Elvis had become involved with new love Ginger Alden. As fans are well aware Elvis’ final 1976 tour of December is well known for having the most energetic and exciting concerts from this tiring and lacklustre year, however back in November Elvis was already more energised, losing weight and excited to be with Ginger.
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell checks out this new FTD double-pack ....
Superfan Tom McAllister - who was at the concert and took the front cover photo - also adds his own comments..
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

NOW UPDATED - 'Elvis Presley - The Album Collection' EIN Review: This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley. It features nearly all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live.
It includes a 300-page deluxe fully illustrated hard cover book with complete insightful commentary, discography and recording session data. Elvis Presley-The Album Collection represents a level of artistic achievement unparalleled to this day.
Elvis collectors have bought these Elvis albums time and time again - so can this new set really offer anything more..
Go here as Elvis author Shane Brown investigates the new deluxe box-set and and discovers the good, the bad and truly great value package ...
Now Updated- EIN Contributor David Tinson add his comments on the two classic albums NBC-TV Special and Memphis To Vegas, Vegas To Memphis
(CD Reviews; Source;ShaneBrown/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra UK Tour 2016: Following on from the release of last year’s incredible million-selling album, "If I Can Dream," comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring the most recognizable voice of all time, Elvis Presley, backed by the legendary Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for a six date UK arena run this November.
The critically acclaimed album, "If I Can Dream," uses archive recordings of The King’s voice featuring new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits, to create an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling album. The album is Elvis’ twelfth UK number one album and his fiftieth to hit the UK top-ten.
Now fans will have a chance that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music – the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records world wide), live on screen, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known “rocking” songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.
"If I Can Dream" was produced by Executive Producer, Don Reedman, Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Priscilla Presley will be also be making a very special appearance at the arena shows. "What an honor for me to present the live debut of what has become a very prestigious and beloved album backed by a full symphony orchestra," she said.
These one-off UK performances will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren’t enough and who continues to break records.
Tour Dates
November 17th – Glasgow SSE Hydro
November 18th – Leeds First Direct Arena
November 20th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
November 22nd – Birmingham Genting Arena
November 23rd – London O2 Arena
November 24th – Manchester Arena
Ticket pre-sale has commenced - CLICK HERE to ticketline.co.uk for concert tickets and info.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

ASK Marty: Today Marty Lacker answers your questions about....

- Why did Elvis perform so many cover songs
- Elvis only played NYC once in 70’s. What were his thoughts/feelings about the Big Apple?
- What do you think of the handling of Elvis' legacy and is Lisa Marie responsible for letting this get out of control?
- Did Elvis ever watch any of bruce lee's movies? what did he think of Bruce?
- Is there any truth in what James Brown "revealed" in his book?
- Did John Lennon go to Elvis' house and play guitar with Elvis a lot
- Was Elvis allergic to Codeine,

Go here to 'ASK MARTY' for his answers plus how to send in your questions. 

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)

 

'Ultimate Elvis' New Electronic Edition: Announced by Elvis sessions expert Keith Flynn for publication November 1 is the brand new concept of the 1750 page super-deluxe Elvis sessions book 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition.
This incredible three volume book will now be available as an e-book on an i-pad or android tablet.
- Created in HTML5
Fully updated e-books will open in any web browser on any operating system, so no need for separate downloads for different operating systems.
- Life-Like 'Flipping' Pages
Flip through pages as if you are reading an actual book, but also being able to zoom-in to view smaller images and captions.
- View as Double or Single pages
View as double pages on a computer or laptop etc, and single pages when viewing in portrait on an i-pad or Android tablet.
- Fully Navigational Table Of Contents
Jump back and forth to the sections of the books you want to read, instead of flipping through numerous pages to find what you want.
PRICED AT - all 3 Volumes for £60 = US$93
On sale from November 1st 2015.
Try Before You Buy - Download free zip-file containing 27 pages from Volume 1, before you decide to buy the complete set. - NOTE - These books are MASSIVE so you will need approximately 1GB of spare disc space for these three volumes, - Click HERE to Keith Flynn's 'Ultimate Elvis' Electronic Edition to try.
Go HERE to EIN's independent review of 'Ultimate Elvis'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?: A question that has puzzled Elvis fans through the years is whether he actually recorded the song ‘Tiger Man’ during his years at SUN studios.
The basic question is why did Elvis refer to 'Tiger man' several times in concert as “The second song that I ever recorded, not too many people heard it”?
And if Elvis DID record it, then why hasn’t any reference to it at SUN or proof of its existence been found?
Elvis would first perform ‘Tiger Man’ in concert at his first 1969 Las Vegas International season and would continue playing it through the years – usually in a medley with Mystery Train - until his last performance at Saginaw on May 3 1977. He would sing it over 150 times on stage!
The thought that there might be an acetate or undiscovered tape of Elvis at SUN singing ‘Tiger Man’ is a mouth-watering concept - but is it an unlikely fantasy or strong possibility?
Go here to our detailed 'TIGER MAN' spotlight as EIN's Piers Beagley puts in the hard yards to check the facts from the fantasy .
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

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MRS ELVIS Record Store Day Releases - SPECIAL PREVIEW:
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'Live A Little, Love A Little' FTD Soundtrack Review:
'If I Can Dream' Elvis with the RPO - In-depth CD Review:
'A Touch Of Gold Lamé' Book Review
Remember....A Love Story - Book Review:
'Elvis: Today' in-depth Legacy Review:
Elvis London O2 Exhibition EIN Review:
'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 11' Review:
'Hard Knocks' Bootleg CD Review:
(Book Review) 'Lee Gordon Presents Elvis Presley - The Biggest Shows of 1957' Volume 2:
'Nashville Chrome' - (Maxine Brown & Elvis) Book Review:
"An Evening with Elvis' Friends and Original Musicians" 2015 Tour Review:
Lee Gordon Presents Elvis Presley - The Biggest Shows of 1957 (Book Review)
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Is 'From Elvis In Memphis' the only Elvis album you need to own?
'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 9' Mini-Review
'Ultimate Elvis' Book Review
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(Book Review) The world knows Elvis Presley....but they don't know me:
The Elvis Films (Book Review)
'Elvis In Florida April 1975' FTD In-Depth Review:
'Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Elvis' - Review:
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'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 8' Review:
(Book Review) Memphis Mafia Princess:
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'Elvis Meets The Beatles':
Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
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Elvis "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret":
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'Elvis - The UK's 'Most Successful Chart Act':
FTD "What now, What next, What If? PART TWO ":
Elvis and the Coco Palms Resort:
FTD "What now, What next, What If?":
EIN's 'Elvis Star Track' Of The Week
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Wertheimer's Reaction To Finding The 'Mystery Kisser':
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Elvis' Personal Record Collection:
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Elvis or Michael Jackson - who is the bigger star?
Dark Side of the Colonel

 

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Jon Abbott pop culture and The Elvis Films
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"My Fast Life" Rare Elvis Presley 1964 Interview:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
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'Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes' - Arjan Deelen Interview:
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Joseph A. Tunzi (part 2)
David Stanley (2012)
Vernon Presley Interview:
Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
Sam Thompson, Elvis' bodyguard, 2011 Interview
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Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
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Lamar Fike EIN Exclusive Interview
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Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
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Dr. Nick talks to EIN
Alanna Nash
Ernst Jorgensen (2009)

 

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