"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


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

(George Klein)


"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


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

(Jerry Schilling)





Welcome to the "Elvis Information Network", home to the best news, reviews, interviews & articles about the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley...

The latest on www.elvisinfonet.com:

(updated 12 Feb)

Monday 14 February 2005
Book review - "The Elvis Handbook": EIN takes a peak inside the latest Elvis photobook targeted at the general market. With very high production values, insightful text and some great photos, The Elvis Handbook is a reading and visual pleasure. (Book Review, Source: EIN)

Competition Winners: The four lucky winners in our Elvis Handbook competition were: Peter Banks, Sarah Robinson, Margaret Vines and Geri Walker. EIN wishes to again thank Bookwise International for providing copies of The Elvis Handbook for the competition. (News, Source: EIN)

Big Boss Man - FTD CD: Big Boss Man is the title of FTD's concert soundboard recording due out on April 1st. The CD will contain Elvis' 30 March 1975 dinner show engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton. Track listing: See See Rider/I Got A Woman – Amen/Love Me/If You Love Me/And I Love You So/Big Boss Man/It’s Midnight/Promised Land/Burning Love/Introductions/My Boy/I’ll Remember You/Let Me Be There/Hound Dog/ American Trilogy/Can’t Help Falling In Love. Bonus tracks: You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (3-31-75)/The Wonder Of You (3-31-75)/Bridge Over Troubled Water (3-31-75)/Little Darlin’ (3-31-75)/Hawaiian Wedding Song (3-31-75)/Green Green Grass Of Home (Undated)/Fairytale (Undated)/Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel (Undated)/You’re The Reason I’m Living (Undated). (News, Source: Ernst Jorgensen/Elvis Australia)

Website listing "Elvis chart hits" worldwide: Many thanks to Don Cooper for drawing our attention to this interesting site: http://jamesleeky.tripod.com/elvispresleytop40hitsworldwide/id11.html (News, Source: Don Cooper)

Sunday 13 February 2005

Wooden Heart debuts at #2: As widely predicted, Wooden Heart could only manage to debut at #2 on the UK Top 40 Chart, being beaten for the top spot by U2's single, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. Elvis currently has six singles in the Top 40 with Are You Lonesome Tonight (#20), It's Now Or Never (#27), One Night (#31), A Fool Such As I (#32) and Jailhouse Rock (#37). On the Official World Airplay Top 100, Are You Lonesome Tonight? slipped three places to #25. No Elvis single currently appears on the Official World Sales Chart. (News, Source: BBC/Top 40 Charts)

Lisa Presley single hits USA radio stations this week: US fans will be able to hear the first single, Dirty Laundry, from Lisa's upcoming album, Now What, as it is picked up for airplay from this week. A number of online sites (eg. amazon.com) are taking pre-orders for the album. As revealed on the official Lisa Presley messageboard there will be two versions of the single on the album, the second with very explicit lyrics. (News, Source: lisapresley.com/ElvisNews.com)

Elvis By The Presleys - Book cover: Amazon has the cover artwork for the upcoming book Elvis By The Presleys. Also included is news of a poster and book synopsis. (News, Source: Amazon.com/ElvisNews.com)

Elvis nail lacquers to hit market: EPE has announced a new range of licensed finger nail lacquers from OPI. The varieties include All Shook Up, Burning Love and A Little Less Conversation. (News, Source: EPE)

Saturday 12 February 2005

EIN Exclusive - Greg Page, the TCB Band & Mick Gerace special Sydney concert: Greg Page and the TCB Band, fresh from their tour of New South Wales, will join up with Mick Gerace for a special one-off event in Sydney, Australia. This exciting news comes after weeks of speculation as to where Greg Page & the TCB Band (James Burton & Glen D Hardin) would be presenting their "Taking Care Of Country" show in Sydney. The idea was to create a unique event featuring Greg Page presenting songs from his new CD but also adding the excitement of Mick Gerace performing Elvis' songs as only he knows how. Lucky Sydney will be getting the best of both worlds. The concert, one show only, will be at The Hills Centre for Performing Arts on April 2nd. EIN will be interviewing both Greg Page & Mick Gerace tomorrow to help fill in all the exciting details. (News, Source: Mick Gerace)

Last known song co-written by Elvis up for sale: Make of this what you want but songwriter Paul Terry King has listed on ebay his share of interest in a song he claims he co-wrote with Elvis in 1973. Titled If I'd Only Bought Her Roses, it is listed as BMI "Work #6562846. Devoted fans, music enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and or entertainers can now bid and get copyright and performance rights to one of the most prized possessions of the King himself, his music. This opportunity will never be available to the public again. The ebay url is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=618&item=4074240562&rd=1 An audio cassette (allegedly of Elvis singing the song) apparently also exists but is "lost". (News, Source: ebay/PR Newswire)

"Bubba Ho-Tep" update: Ossie Davis who played a "black" JFK (sidekick to Bruce Campbell's enigmatic 'Elvis'), in the cult movie, Bubba Ho-Tep ("The King" vs. "The Mummy"), has died aged 87. Last December Mr. Davis was honored by The Kennedy Center for his contribution to the arts and American culture. No word yet on the expected sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep. For information on the limited edition collectors edition DVD and new "Bruce" DVD t-shirt visit: www.bubbahotep.com. (News, Source: bubbahotep.com)

First ever book from Slovenia: This is the cover of the first book on Elvis written by Slovenian author Matej Krajuc. It was released on January 23, 2005. It appears the book is mainly about Elvis' movies. (News, Source: ElvisNews.com)

Computer ID tags mooted to "track" Elvis fans!: Now that a grade school in California requires students to wear radio frequency identification badges that can track their every move, one Elvis fan has suggested all Elvis fans wear a similar device. Ella Marie Franks believes the technology could be used to (somehow) "maximise sales of Elvis product and bring the Elvis message to the masses"! Meanwhile, in the real world, "some parents are outraged, fearing the school badges will take away their children's privacy. The badges introduced at Brittan Elementary School on 18 January rely on the same radio frequency and scanner technology that companies use to track livestock and product inventory. Similar devices have recently been used to monitor youngsters in some parts of Japan". (News/Odd Spot, Source: Email - Ella Marie Franks)

Elvis "four legged" world tour: Trainer Tony Vasil has revealed plans to take the horse they call "Elvis" on an ambitious world tour. Elvstroem begins a campaign that will see him travel to four countries in five months when he resumes in a star-studded Group One $300,000 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield course in Australia today. The three-time Group One winner is being set for major races in Dubai, Hong Kong and England, according to Vasil. (News, Source: Fox Sports)

Friday 11 February 2005

Most celebrity autographs sold are fake!: If you're interested in buying an Elvis autograph we recommend you read this article first. (Spotlight/News, Source: Yahoo News)

Love, Elvis - independent review: And just in time for Valentine's Day! I'm not going to insist that Elvis's love songs are better than any of his others (blues rockin' greats like All Shook Up, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog etc.), which of course many of them are, but I will say that they are the best representation of the caricaturized cultural icon Elvis was to become: overromanced sexualizer and seducer as well as overripened cheesebag. S'all good. Love, Elvis compiles a number of the best, though by no means all, of Elvis's love songs and ballads, titles like Can't Help Falling in Love; Love Me Tender; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You and Surrender among them, though the album is weighted dangerously toward the front - by the time you get to some of the second-rate songs at album's end, the ardour's been lost. (CD Review, Source: Jamie O'Meara, hour.ca)

Elvis not the only major artist to miss out at the Grammys: Elvis has only received three Grammy awards during his lifetime and all three were for his gospel recordings not his seminal rock & roll catalog. It turns out the Grammy Awards has a long history of ignoring major artists when it comes to handing out its awards. (Spotlight/Article, Source: Daily Trojan Online)

Harrodsburg resident idolizes, impersonates Elvis: Jason Paul Sester was only about a year old when The King himself, Elvis Presley, died in 1977. But that hasn't kept the Harrodsburg resident from idolizing this legend from a previous era. (Almost Elvis, Source: The Advocate-Messenger)

Thursday 10 February 2005

First look inside "Elvis" mini-series: Entertainment Tonight and IGN.com offer a sneak peek at the upcoming CBS mini-series. (News, Source: ign.com)

The Headhunter movie update: Location scouting for The HeadHunter has begun. The producers have scheduled a trip to Austin, TX. Austin which was named by Moviemaker Magazine as the #1 city for film makers in 2003. The HeadHunter producer, Scott Vandiver, also represented the film at the recent Sundance Film Festival and received a very positive response. Meanwhile, David Stanley has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Finland International Art Institute in June. David will be doing an international press conference discussing his life and times with Elvis and The HeadHunter film. (News, Source: David E. Stanley)

Elvis Presley Styrofoam Cup For Sale: A world-famous Styrofoam cup once used by Elvis Presley is being sold by its owner Wade Jones for $10,000 on the site eBay… but only if Paul McCartney bids. He also claims that he will give all the proceeds to Heather McCartney’s favourite charity ‘No More Landmines’. Many have tried to buy the cup from Jones in the past, but he had refused all of the offers. The cup manufacturer Dart Container has also allegedly put in a bid. Mr Jones also takes it on tour with him around the US to raise money for various charities. Wade Jones took the cup from an Elvis concert in Charlotte in February 1977, six months before the legendary singer died. Wade has since built up a cult status for the relic. He even has a website, elviscup.com, which celebrates the cup and supplies facts. (News, Source: dcealumni.com/Wade Jones)

Does Elvis have the "heart" to beat U2?: With mid-week sales suggesting a very tough race for next week's #1 single in Britain, many fans are wondering if Wooden Heart can keep U2's new single, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, out of the top spot. (News, Source: Music Week/email)

Third Sun acetate?: Rumors are circulating that a third, so far unnamed, Sun acetate has been found. (News, Source: email/ For Elvis CD Collectors Only messageboard)

Wednesday 9 February 2005

Sale of EPE finalized: The sale of 85% of EPE to Robert F.X. Sillerman's company, Sports Entertainment Enterprises, Inc., has been finalized. (Sale of EPE/News, Source: Business Wire)

Elvis can entertain (and marry) you: The Rev. Larry Foote Age: 52, "but I look and feel 25." Family: Chapel: Graceland Ministries - Weddings and Elvis Gospel Singing in Mesa, Arizona. Affiliation: Non-denominational. How long have you presided over marriages?: "I'm a former school administrator, coach and teacher, and I used to impersonate Elvis in bars and different places before I became a Christian in 1996. And that's when we began Graceland Ministries." How did the Elvis serenade start?: "What started all of this, if I may humbly tell you, is back in '88 or '89, I had a restaurant and a banquet room and The Arizona Republic was nice enough to come out and do a bunch of articles about me singing Elvis music in there and other states. And so, that kind of started this whole thing." When did your discover Elvis?: "Around 4 years of age, when I was growing up in Eloy. We were raised Pentecostal and we couldn't listen to Elvis music. Well, my sister brought home an Elvis record and I listened to it day and night. It just kind of turned into idolatry and when I had turned to Christianity I had to renounce that." Popular song selections: "Its all people's preferences to what they like. Let It Be Me is a beautiful song for a wedding setting. . . . The younger generation remembers songs like Love Me Tender. (News, Source: azcentral.com)

Elvis meets The Beatles photo: An enterprising person is offering a "fabricated" photo of the famous 1965 meeting in Bel-Air between Elvis and The Beatles. The only known photos of the historic meetinbg have appeared in various magazines and in the Paul Lichter book, Behind Closed Doors. For those interested in the "fabricated" photo this is the ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29893&item=3871534953&rd=1 (News, Source: ebay)

Tuesday 8 February 2005
New DVD - Elvis The Ultimate Live Collection: A new DVD featuring Elvis live in concert has been announced by Classic Rock Productions. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/ElvisNews.com)

Elvis Exhibition Book: The book that comes with the exhibition "Elvis in Deutschland" (November 21stn 2004 – February 27th. 2005 in Bonn - Germany) will be published in the series "Zeitgeschichte(n)" by the "Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland". It contains a lot of information and memorabelia on Elvis stay in Germany. (News, Source: Elvis Club Berlin/ElvisNews.com)

Is the Indianapolis soundboard tapebox a fake?: There has been considerable debate on the For Elvis CD Collectors Only messageboard about the authenticity of the tapebox (see 6 Feb 2005). (News, Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Only)

Elvis CD sales: Are You Lonesome Tonight? sold 28,500 copies last week in Britain. Eimenem's Like Toy Soldiers pipped Elvis with sales of 29, 496. The Love, Elvis album sold 23,995 copies in its debut at #9 on the album chart in Britain. (News, Source: Ian Smith)

CBS Starts Filming Elvis Mini Series: Memphis Becomes Home To Hollywood, Again! If you thought you saw an Elvis sighting in Memphis, you are right. Elvis was back at his beloved Graceland for a day. Actor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers plays Elvis, because of his uncanny resemblance to the entertainer. It's a television mini series scheduled to air on CBS this May. Most of the movie is being shot in New Orleans but the scene where Elvis takes him mom and dad to see Graceland for the first time is being shot in Memphis. The movie tells the story of Elvis' humble beginnings to his rise to fame. Camryn Manheim from "The Practice" stars as his mother, Gladys. Robert Patrick from the "X-Files" plays Elvis' father, Vernon. The actors say shooting this scene at Graceland is powerful. We catch Manheim making a home movie for her 4 year old son. The Elvis mini-series will air on CBS May 8 and 11th. (News, Source: WREG TV, Memphis)

Monday 7 February 2005

Elvis flight log listed on eBay: One of the more unusual Elvis related items seen at auction is a flightlog book page from the Lisa Marie jet in 1977. If link doesn't work, go to eBay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50&item=6509105276&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW (News, Source: eBay.com)

Elvis signed book sold for US$499.00: A copy of the book, First Aid for Soldiers (1960) owned and signed by Elvis has been sold on eBay for US$499.00. If link doesn't work, go to eBay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3870751070&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT (News, Source: eBay.com)

Ask Ernst a question: For Elvis CD Collectors Only are conducting another series of fan questions with Ernst Jorgensen. Please keep in mind Ernst will only answer questions related to the FTD label. He can't answer on behalf of other's companies, eg. hre can't answer questions like "Will Warner release a special edition DVD of Elvis On Tour". You can email your question(s) to: fecc@elvis-collectors.com. (News, Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Only)

Sunday 6 February 2005

Are You Lonesome Tonight? debuts #2: Elvis wasn't able to make it four out of five, as Are You Lonesome Tonight? debuted as the #2 single this week in Britain. It is however Elvis' 65th top ten single in Britain, nudging him ahead of Sir Cliff Richard who has 64. Like Toy Soldiers by Eimenem enjoyed a late buying surge on Saturday to grab the #1 spot. Last week's #1, It's Now Or Never dropped to #14, A Fool Such As I dropped to #22, One Night climbed back from #40 to #26 while Jailhouse Rock re-entered the chart at #27. The album "Love Elvis" was a new entry at #9 on the album chart giving Elvis the lead over the Beatles in terms of weeks spent on the album charts. (News, Source: BBC/DotMusic)

Lennon beats Elvis as all-time music icon: Music fans have voted former Beatle John Lennon the greatest rock and roll icon of all time. The star, who was assassinated in 1980, saw off competition from Elvis Presley and David Bowie to top the list of 100 voted for by readers of Q magazine. The top 10 music icons as voted for by readers of Q magazine were: 1. John Lennon 2. Elvis Presley 3. David Bowie 4. Keith Richards 5. Kurt Cobain 6. Madonna 7. Bono 8. Bob Marley 9. Joe Strummer 10. Bob Dylan. (News, Source: ITV.com)

New "Sun recordings" CD: The CD "Rising Sun" is a budget CD release which features Elvis' first Sun Recordings. It is the second in probably a long line of SUN releases now Elvis' first SUN recordings have entered the public domain when the copyright ran out on 1 January 2005. It features three Sun
singles and then the remaining studio tracks are in order of recording, with "I'm Left, Your Right, She's Gone" omitted. Two live bonus songs from the Louisiana Hayride have been added. Track listing: 01. Thats All Right 02. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 03. Good Rockin' Tonight 04. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 05. Milkcow Blues Boogie 06. You're A Heartbreaker 07. I Love You Because 08. Harbour Lights 09. Blue Moon 10. Tomorrow Night 11. I'll Never Let You Go 12. Just Because. Bonus Songs: 13. Thats All Right (Live October 14, 1954) 14. Blue Moon Of Kentucky (Live October 14, 1954). (News, Source: The Elvis Express/ElvisNews.com)

I know why Elvis shot the TV: If you want to know why Elvis shot his TV this is the news item to read. (News, Source: The Sun Herald)

Historic three-way tie in 6th annual survey of Elvis websites: The votes are in and your favorite Elvis website is in fact three. Elvis News, For Elvis CD Collectors Only and Elvis Information Network - EIN (www.elvisinfonet.com) have tied as the #1 site. EIN was also voted the best site for articles, and we received three nominations in the Special Mention category, for Bill Burk's Elvis World Online, our weekly EIN E-Alert and the inimitable Piers Beagley for his great reviews. A big thanks to everyone who voted for EIN (we really appreciate your support!!) and congratulations to all winners, particularly Elvis News and For Elvis CD Collectors Only. (News, Source: Elvis Central)

UK chart predictions: On Thursday Elvis still had a 10,000 copies lead in sales on the #2 single. The predictions for the UK #1 this Sunday are: 1. Elvis - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (25,903 copies) 2. Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers (17,253 copies) 3. Bryan McFadden/Delta Goodrem - Almost Here (17,070 copies). We'll all know later today how close the predictions are. (News, Source: echat.com/Sanja Meegin)

Stereo soundboard of Elvis' final live concert: A tapebox has been found that shows Elvis' last show in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977 was taped on a stereo soundboard. Hopefully the contents still exist too. If so, the tape seems to contain parts of the Stamps performances and some parts of the introductions of the band are missing. (News, Source: For CD Collectors Only)

Willie always had Elvis on his mind: Jailhouse Rock was all very well at No 1 - but Willie Nelson still reckons that Always on My Mind was the best song Elvis ever crooned. Especially as Willie, who is coming to Dublin in the spring, wrote the lyrics to the love ballad. "People are always telling me how well I sing Always on My Mind," declared Willie today. "But the plain truth is, it was always meant for Elvis. I only sang it myself as an afterthought and now I'm not allowed off a stage without performing it. "I sat down one afternoon with a clear sound of the Presley voice in my head and wrote that song. Mind you, I had a beautiful woman in my eye when I was putting the words down, but I'm not saying who she was. "The point is, this was always an Elvis special and didn't he do so well with it? Come on ? Elvis with that ballad stuck with you for a long while no matter how good I do it." EIN note: Despite what this report says, Always On My Mind was actually wriiten by Carson, Jones & Christopher. Many thanks to Eileen for drawing our attention to this. (News, Source: Belfast Telegraph)

Saturday 5 February 2005
Good Rockin' Tonight CD: Released by Membran Music is the budget release "Good Rockin' Tonight". Unlike previous budget release CDs this one does not contain the well known Hayride recordings but original SUN recordings. As of 1 January 2005 these tracks fell into the public domain. Anyone is able to release them without paying royalties to the owners of the master or the performer's heirs. Track listing: Good Rockin' Tonight/That's All Right/Milcow Blues Boogie/Blue Moon/Harbor Lights/Blue Moon of Kentucky/You're A Heartbreaker/I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine/I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone/I Love You Because/Tomorrow Night/I'll Never Let You Go/Just Because. (News, Source: ElvisNews.com)

What the...?: A listing on eBay needs to be seen to be believed! (News, Source: ebay.com)

Elvis sighting in South Bend: Ladies and gentlemen ... Elvis may have left the building, but his collectibles remain behind and will be appearing live ... or at least as live as a bunch of inanimate objects can be ... next weekend in South Bend. The private collections of Hoosier Presley fans is sought for inclusion in an exhibit of Elvis Presley memorabilia which opens on Feb. 11 at the Northern Indiana Center for History, 808 W. Washington St. If local Elvis buffs would like to loan that stash of kingly treasures -- posters, photos, rare records, sweat-stained scarves, tour programs, Vegas menus, etc. -- collecting dust in boxes, the Center of History is eager to include them. The King's collectibles will be on display through May 6 at the center, in conjunction with "Processing Elvis," a traveling exhibit chronicling the day Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army. "Processing Elvis" showcases a unique photo essay taken by William Leaptrott, who had been a teenage classmate of Elvis at L.C. Humes High School in Memphis. It also explores an important passage in Presley's transformation from "rebel rocker" to "boy next door," which elevated Elvis above all the other rockers of his day into an international pop icon. For information log onto www.centerforhistory.org. (News, Source: nwtimes.com, USA)

Elvis banned?: On the 2nd To None message board a posting was made mentioning that advertisements for the "Love, Elvis" compilation were banned in some music ads magazines because of the tongues sticking out. (News, Source: ElvisNews.com)

Friday 4 February 2005

New cast member announced for "Elvis" TV mini-series: According to Variety, actress Jennifer Rae Westley has joined the cast of the forthcoming CBS miniseries Elvis. The trade says Westley will portray Elvis' (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) first girlfriend and high school sweetheart Dixie Locke. This is the first biopic of The King that has depicted Locke; in other biopics her character is fictionalized. (Elvis geek trivia note: the Dixie-like character in the short-lived 1990s Elvis TV series was named Mattie Walker. She was played by Kelli Williams who later starred in The Practice opposite Camryn Manheim, who portrays Gladys Presley in this miniseries.) Westley's credits include Traffic: The Miniseries, Levity and Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story. Elvis airs May 8th and 11th on CBS. (News, Source: IGN.com)

Elvis all shook up over C-charge dodger: A crafty congestion charge dodger has left a Bar Hill couple all shook up - by impersonating an Elvis impersonator. (News/Almost Elvis, Source: Cambridge Evening News)

Thursday 3 February 2005
Kid Galahad FTD soundtrack review: EIN is the only website with truly in-depth reviews of all the FTD soundtrack releases. Here Piers Beagley digs deeper than ever to discover exactly what is so special about the six songs that make up the Kid Galahad soundtrack. Can 35 versions of 'King Of The Whole Wide World' really be that interesting?...EIN reveals all! (FTD Review, Source: EIN)

Elvis wines for UK release: A selection of wines bearing late rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley's image are due to hit UK stores this year. The wines titled King Cab, Jailhouse Red and Blue Suede Chardonnay have already had huge success in America and feature a picture of the singer on their labels. Brian Peck, Signature Wines' vice president, says, "We realise people buy the wines for the novelty of Elvis being on the label. "But we put good wine in there as well so that once they have tried them customers come back. "People are really taking to them." (News, Source: ContactMusic.com)

New unofficial CD - Showtime At The International: This CD will be released next Monday. It contains an audience(?) recording of Elvis' performance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. NV. On August 11, 1971. Track listing: International Hotel welcomes you; Also sprach zarahustra Intro; That’s all right; Proud mary; You don’t have to you love me; Sweet caroline; Polk salad annie; Walking around; Johnny b. goode; It’s impossible; Love me; Blue suede shoes; Heartbreak hotel; Teddy bear/Don’t be cruel; Hound dog; Memphis Tennessee; Trying to get to you; Suspicious minds; Introductions; I’m leavin’; Lawdy miss clawdy; The impossible dream. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited)

Elvis & U2: As U2 announced their massive concert plan for Dublin Ireland, and their planned World Tour starting in San Diego California, Bono’s idol Elvis Presley was in the news big-time. Bono may have to add another verse to his controversial Elvis poem. The British Broadcasting Company better known as the Beeb is still recoiling from a barrage of e-mail initiated by it’s disgraceful, and now notorious insult to Elvis Presley fans on the, Top of the Pops television show, Friday the 21st January 2005. International Media coverage of the BBC/Elvis story, including press releases from as far apart as India, Australia, New Zealand, New York, and the UK, is drawing a lot of attention on Google.com Elvis news. Commerce orientated bloomberg.com knows Elvis Presley means Business. In a recent article on it’s web-pages by journalist, Mathew Lynn, we are informed Elvis is, "Still King! What Elvis Can Teach Us About Brands?", an example of how the Elvis SALE never ends. Now the BBC and the rest of the International Media know, Elvis fans mean business too! (News, Source: Google)

Wednesday 2 February 2005

Are You Lonesome Tonight? on track to be #1: In the mid-week singles market, Elvis is looking strong to make it four chart-toppers in five weeks, with Are You Lonesome Tonight? Retailers suggest it is outselling its nearest competitors, Brian McFadden & Delta Goodrem, by almost three copies to one. Eminem’s ”Like Toy Soldiers” is also set to debut within the top three. Elvis’ single “A Fool Such As I” drops to #23, and on the Album chart Elvis’ “Love Elvis” is a new entry at #16. (News, Source: Music Week)

Elvis credit card CD: If you renew your subscription to Elvis Unlimited you will receive a special credit card size CD that contains around 3 minutes of unreleased interviews. (News, Source: Elvis Unlimited/ElvisNews.com)

Elvis roadside rock revival bid: There are calls for a well-known Welsh landmark, which had a link to the King of Rock and Roll, to be rebuilt. (News, Source: EPE)

Tuesday 1 February 2005
A Date With Elvis CD Promo: EFE has released a CD promo featuring interviews and home recordings. Limited edition of 500 copies. (News, Source: epgold.com)

"One Night" on World Chart: One Night debuted at #25 on last week's World Singles Sales Chart. It has yet to register on the United Global Singles Chart. (News, Source:Top40-charts.com)

Book release - "All Cooked Up: Recipes and Memories from Elvis' Friends and Family": Donna Early Presley, Edie Hand, Darcy Bonfils, Ken Beck and Jim Clark have authored a new hardcover Elvis cookbook due for release in the USA on 4 October 2005. It will be published by Gramarcy and have 288 pages. The ISBN is 0517227134. It is likely this is a re-issue of the authors' 1998 book with 288 pages, "The Presley Family & Friends Cookbook". (News, Source: Amazon.com)

Click for January 2005







FTD: Kid Galahad
Love, Elvis
CD: Dirty Laundry
FTD: Follow That Dream
CD: We Have Not Rehearsed Them
Book: The Presley Arrangement
Book: Rough Guide to Elvis
CD: Continuing Story of Memory Records
FTD: On Tour Rehearsals
Book: The Elvis Album
CD: Christmas Peace
Book: The Memphis Lullaby
DVD: '68 Comeback Special
DVD: Elvis In Concert (3 hour version)
DVD: This Is Elvis
Hugh Jarrett (Jordanaires)
Elvis vs. wrestler Jerry Lawler!
It's time for an "Elvis' Greatest Hits" DVD!
SFX filing to buy EPE
Thank God 1981 sale of EPE didn't happen
Sale of EPE - good or bad?
Bridge over troubled water
New owner of EPE
Elvis Fans - The Following
Redefining Elvis
How did Elvis die?
Elvis Film Bio
500 million fans can't be wrong?
Bill Burk
Lisa Presley on EPE sale
Larry King transcipt
Red & Sonny West
Paul Simpson
Ed Bonja (Part 2)
Ernst Jorgensen
Phil Aitcheson (Presley Commission)
Did you miss?
Online Elvis Symposium
Exclusive excerpts from "The King Is Dead"
All about Lisa Presley
All about Graceland
FTD review- Elvis: New Year's Eve
DVD Review: Elvis Presley The Last 24 Hours
Elvis vs. Bing: who really was The King?


Elvis Odd Spot (updated 31 Dec 2004)