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Thursday 30 May 2013
Paul McCartney Visits Graceland: Paul McCartney makes first ever visit to Presley's grave and leaves his guitar pick
According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney said the pick was 'so Elvis can play in heaven'.
The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland mansion on Sunday.
McCartney was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his 'Out There' tour, which has seen him perform in Brazil, Poland, Italy and Austria before drawing to a close in Seattle in July.
Elvis and The Beatles actually met in 1965 in LA at Elvis' house after a music journalist with links to both the Beatles and Elvis organised it. When the Fab Four were ushered before The King they were so overawed that at first none of them could think of anything to say.
It was Elvis who broke the ice. ‘Well, if you guys are just gonna sit there and stare at me all night, I’m going to bed,’ he said, before calling for guitars to be passed around for a jam session.
Elvis was a huge influence on both McCartney and John Lennon. The emergence of Elvis’s first British single Heartbreak Hotel in 1956 had led the schoolboy Lennon to form his own group, the Quarrymen.
McCartney had been similarly obsessed, and all through their years playing in

Liverpool’s Cavern Club and in Hamburg, The Beatles had included more than a dozen Elvis songs in their repertoire.
Go HERE to see why McCartney selected 'Heartbreak Hotel' as an iconic event.
Go HERE for EIN's special on Elvis and The Beatles
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

100th issue of 'Elvis - The Man & His Music: Ever since the first edition appeared in December 1988, the magazine has attracted a worldwide readership of Elvis fans whose interest is first and foremost The King's musical legacy. During the intervening 25 years the magazine has presented more than its fair share of exclusives: previously unpublished photos, fact-filled articles and in-depth interviews with Presley associates being top of the agenda.
Issue 100 is a bit special - a 60-page bumper edition packed with exclusive content spanning virtually every aspect of Elvis' career and legacy.
These include:
- Elvis And The Racquetball Racket  -  For the first time ever, a detailed account of Presley Center Courts, the ill-fated business venture that cost Elvis dearly.
- Let's Go Back And Touch The Past  - A look back at some of the essential releases of the last 25 years.
- Carol Montgomery Interview - The former backing singer recalls working with The King.
- Elvis On Super 8  - The golden age of home cinema.
- David English Interview - Behind-the-scenes stories from the author of 'Welcome Home Elvis', 'From Memphis To Hollywood' and 'Summer Of '61'.
The Dirty Dozen  - 12 of the worst Elvis cover versions.
...plus extensive CD, DVD and book reviews, readers' letters, news 'n' views and a whole lot more!
Says Editor and founder of the magazine, Trevor Cajiao: "We've pulled out all the stops to make this 100th issue really special. There's something for everybody here and, thanks to our great team of knowledgable writers and contributors, it's the perfect way to celebrate this publishing landmark. Enjoy The King's legacy. Enjoy 'Elvis - The Man & His Music'. Let's have a party!"
EIN's favourite Elvis music magazine. - To Order your copy GO HERE
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Melbourne Fans DONT FORGET ELVIS Double-Bill THIS Sunday June 2nd: Australian fans in Melbourne don’t miss out on this great double bill SUNDAY 2 June at 2:00pm. Combining the fabulous 'Viva Las Vegas' with the sensational 5.1 Surround Sound blast of 'That’s the Way It Is – Special Edition' -at the Astor Theatre.
Click here for details
(News, Source;TonyC/ElvisInfoNet)

Virtual Elvis may appear 'live on stage': More on the sale of EPE ..  The group Core Media group are looking for 180million-dollar deal for EPE plus rights to Elvis image and which could see The King appear "live" on stage more than 35 years after he died.
Media analyst Mike Raia notes that this could be one of the sweetest deals for a prospective buyer in the history of entertainment and sportsacquisitions.
Raia said that Elvis is still worth as much as 70million a year in revenue, mainly through the 550,000-plus tourists, who visit Graceland annually. Raia said that the opportunities for a serious buyer could be enormous, as there are already detailed plans for an Elvis-themed hotel near Graceland.
"Other future revenue sources include a tribute stage show in an Asian casino hub such as Macau and a massive expansion of Elvis-themed digital and social media projects," the media analyst said.
Jack Soden, chief executive of EPE, which was bought by Core from the Presley family for about 66million dollars in 2004, believes that the virtual technology could even lead to Presley going on tour again, at least in the shape of his digital image.
This could probably mean fans can once again watch a young and lean Presley "perform" around the world.
Members of the Presley family, led by his daughter Lisa Marie, 45, will retain their 15 per cent shareholding as a condition of the sale, irrespective of the buyer. (see more news about this EPE sale below)
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis - One Night In Vegas" Sydney This Saturday: From the publicity...  Relive the King's triumphant return to the concert stage as Mark Anthony recreates this historic period with "Elvis - One Night In Vegas". The year was 1969. After nine years in Hollywood, Elvis returned to his real passion - live performance. His fans were waiting and over the next two years Elvis ascended the throne as the King of Las Vegas. Mark Anthony, one of the most dynamic Elvis tribute artists in the world today, brings this unique period to life - the songs, the costumes, the emotion, the energy, the raw power - all brought together in a two hour concert spectacular.
"Mark Anthony is one of today's best Elvis Tribute artists, as he pays Tribute to Elvis... It's fun for me to watch Mark perform, because he reminds me, so much, of my old friend Elvis Presley - the Greatest Entertainer this world has ever known!" Joe Moscheo of The Imperials.
State Theatre, Sydney, Australia Sat 1 Jun 2013, 08:00 PM
Click here for info and tickets.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Marshall Chapman and Elvis: Marshall Chapman is a life-long Rocker, measuring time by Elvis. When Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's former guitar player, tells you check out the music of Marshall Chapman, maybe you should give it a listen. Moore is just one of many to sing Chapman's praises, but it's especially fitting that a member of the King's entourage should endorse her. Chapman says it was a 1956 Elvis concert that convinced her, at 7 years old, to make music."They mark time like A.D. and B.C., right?" she says. "For me, it's sort of B.E. and A.E. It was a life-changing event."For 40 years, the Nashville-based musician has been writing songs that have been covered by everyone from Joe Cocker to Emmylou Harris. Along the way, Chapman has found time to write for an off-Broadway musical, author a couple of books and write a few magazine pieces. Marshall Chapman has just released her 13th album, Blaze of Glory. She speaks about it, and her discovery of rock 'n' roll .
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lord and Lady Montagu get All Shook Up: It is Lord and Lady Montagu as you have never seen them before. The Hampshire peer and his wife put on their Blue Suede Shoes and saluted the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.
Lady Montagu threw an Elvis Presley party at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, to celebrate her 70th birthday year.
Surrounded by Elvis look-alikes, Lady Montagu was dressed in a white rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuit by her Budapest-based designer Kati Zoob.
Lord Montagu, 86, was also wearing an Elvis cape.
Lady Montagu says she came to “adore” Elvis in her early thirties after watching a film of him performing in Las Vegas.
A spokesman said: “All her guests entered into the spirit of the occasion and we had a great spectrum of Elvis Presleys, including Teddy Boys and US Army members. “Guests were served Elvis’s favourite food – peanut and jelly canopes and meatloaf and hot dogs, washed down with his favourite drink, Pepsi Cola. Lady Montagu spent more than a year planning the event.
She said: “I’m a great Elvis fan. I was in the car, singing along to Blue Suede Shoes on the stereo, and I thought ‘That’s it, I’ll have an Elvis party’.”
  - "Poor Elvis" notes EIN.
(Odd Spot, Source;BrainQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 27 May 2013

'Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite: A 40th Anniv Release' Book Review: The latest release celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Aloha Via Satellite from Joseph Pirzada’s Boxcar label dropped into the EIN mail box last week.  With considerable pre-publication hype, a stunning 440 pages and more than 1,000 visuals, many of them "alternate" shots or unpublished, can it really be as good as we all hope. Is this the ultimate photo-journal about Aloha? EIN brings you the first on-line detailed review.

Click here for our detailed review by Nigel Patterson - including plenty of fabulous Aloha Elvis images

(Book Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)

Sunday 26 May 2013
New Elvis Recording!? - Not True: It's not so rare to run into someone with a vast Elvis Presley memorabilia collection.But what is rare is getting collectibles directly from Elvis himself while spending time in gym class together.
Frank Frasier isn't paranoid. Maybe it's just a suspicious mind. "I keep it in a safety deposit box," he said.
Because the contents of the black brief case are pretty special. And won't keep it in his Nassau County home.
Frasier was born in Memphis, Tenn., and he went to grade school at Humes, a few years younger than the king of rock and roll.
"7th grade ... Elvis was a senior then, of course he didn't look like Elvis then, rough face," Frasier said.
The two became friends in intramural gym class where Elvis was all-time quarterback in touch football.
So time goes by and Elvis Presley becomes Elvis. And in 1957, Frasier then paid a visit to his old high school buddy at Graceland.
"I said 'can I have a few pictures?' He said 'yeah, go ahead.'" Frasier snapped a shot of a 22-year-old King.
"I took this pic myself with a little browing hawkeye camera."
It's locked in his briefcase along with other collectibles from the king.
But he's most proud of a rough recording of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, taken at a radio station in the late '50s.
A DJ friend gave it to him.
"Some people want to put it on a CD for me, and I said I like it like this. Original," Frasier said.
Priceless artifacts from a man who knew and loved the King on a unique level.
"Kinda makes me want to go back to the '50s, ya know?"
He said he's been offered as much as $20,000 dollars for his collection. He didn't accept, though he's always open to negotiation. (EIN notes: Sadly it is not Elvis, because it is the same Shelby Singleton 'Good Golly Miss Molly' fake using Jimmy Ellis Orion as the voice of Elvis.)
Go HERE to listen to the story and the recording.
(News, Source;FirstCoastnews/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley  Historical and Cultural Perspectives On A Modern Icon' New E-Book: A new book by author Ben Griffin, not about Elvis' music but his impact on society. The author notes, "I was never a huge fan of music but I became interested in Presley when I heard a radio show about him over twenty years after his death. Presley was called a white man who sounded black on this radio show. I thought that was very interesting and it got me started. Presley's controversial days are over, rock 'n' roll is part of the culture now and being a rock star, well, rocks."
Elvis Presley has made a mark in history beyond his lifetime. While not a giant historical figure on the scale of Plato. Julius Caesar, Washington, Napoleon or Stalin, he still commands attention. Presley has a legacy that is still controversial as a man who rose up and made it to the top of his field, rock 'n' roll music.
Presley has a cultural legacy in the English language with expressions that few other artists have. He is part of the culture in ways that go beyond the music. Rock music in the 1950s spurred social change and Presley was not the first, but permitted others to follow.
The book features chapters on, 'Elvis And The English Language', 'Elvis And The Historical English Software', 'Elvis And Henry Ford', 'Elvis And The Beatles', 'Elvis And The Presidents' and more.
Only $2.99 - click here for more info and to purchase.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Flaming Star actor Steve Forrest dies age 87: Actor Steve Forrest, who was best known for a leading role on the short-lived 1970s television drama "S.W.A.T.," has died at the age of 87 in Thousand Oaks, California, near Los Angeles, his wife Christine said on Thursday.
He stared along side Elvis and Barbara Eden in the 1960 film 'Flaming Star' as Clint Burton.
Forrest appeared in 1954's "Prisoner of War," which also featured Ronald Reagan, who was later elected U.S. president. Forrest's older brother, Dana Andrews, was the star of 1940s films "Laura" and "The Best Years of Our Lives."
Forrest died peacefully on May 18, his family said in a statement.
He gained a following as Lt. Hondo Harrelson on the ABC crime drama series "S.W.A.T.," which ran for 37 episodes from 1975 to 1976 and was produced by Hollywood titans Leonard Goldberg and Aaron Spelling.
Forrest made a guest appearances in the 2003 film adaptation of the series.
The actor, who fought in the U.S. Army at the Battle of the Bulge in World War Two, got his big break when actor Gregory Peck saw him in a theater production in 1950, which led to a contract with film studio MGM.
He was born William Forrest Andrews on September 25, 1925, in Huntsville, Texas. He was the youngest of 13 children.
Forrest is survived by his wife, three sons and four grandchildren.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Rolex Pays Homage to Elvis: For the past 100 years, men and women who do extraordinary things, have relied on Rolex as their timepiece of choice. Rolex has always been a symbol of achievement and who better to honor than the King of Rock 'n' Roll! Elvis fans can now watch a new video posted by Rolex which looks at the history of Elvis' Rolex King Midas. 
Elvis wore the Limited-Edition Rolex King Midas which can be seen in several iconic photos and videos. The rare watch was given to Elvis as a token of appreciation for playing six days of sold-out concerts in 1970 at the Houston Astrodome Livestock Show & Rodeo. The back is in engraved and reads: "To Elvis Presley From The Houston Livestock Show Officers 1970."
Go HERE to see the Video

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Latest Billboard Album Charts :Sadly Elvis has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 1st June, 2013, - but he is still selling!
The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:
- 'An Afternoon In The Garden' dropped from 68 to 110 selling some 1,614 units. Total sales to date: 553,976 units. It also dropped from 77 to 99 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Chart. It also dropped from 153 to 179 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,612 units. Total physical sales to date: 552,978 units.
- 'Heart And Soul' dropped from 78 to 115 selling some 1,547 units. Total sales to date: 645,830 units. It also dropped from 165 to 186 on the Physical Album Chart selling some  1,546 units. Total physical sales to date: 645,260 units.
- 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) dropped from 123 to 167 selling some 1,317 units. Total sales to date: 183,281 units.
- 'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' dropped from 174 to 199 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,482 units. Total sales to date: 360,218 units.

- 'He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley' (Vol.1) rose from 29 to 6 on the Music Video Chart selling 727 units. Total sales to date: 220,079 units.
- 'Elvis Lives - The 25th Anniversary Concert' rose from 57 to 9 on the Music Video Chart selling some 615 units. Total sales to date: 170,803 units.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 24 May 2013
Graceland NOT for Sale: Several Elvis websites - as well as the UK's Financial Times - have incorrectly reported that Graceland is for sale. This is not true. In fact the reports notes, "A significant potential for expansion". 
..  Elvis Presley’ EPE business and rights to the images of Elvis and Muhammad Ali are on the market with a possible price tag of more than $200m, people familiar with the process said.
Three people familiar with the process said Core Media Group, the entertainment group behind TV programmes such as American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, has begun approaching potential bidders from Asia, Europe and the US for Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises.
Core, known as CKx before Apollo Global Management bought it for $509m in 2011, has appointed The Raine Group, a New York merchant bank, to review strategic alternatives, two of these people said. It is
testing the market but could keep both if it is unhappy with the offers it receives, they said, but Core hopes to focus on producing content for television and digital outlets. Core and Raine declined to comment.
More than 35 years after Presley’s death and 32 years after Ali’s retirement, the two assets generate revenues of about $60m a year and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of about $23m.
Despite global downturn, a record of stable, predictable cash flows and a history of revenue raising Elvis re-releases, people familiar with the Presley estate see significant potential for expansion if a buyer is willing to invest.
Possible investments include an Elvis-themed hotel near Graceland in Memphis, a stage show in an Asian casino hub suchas Macau, and digital and social media expansion. People
familiar with the estate add that per capita spending by Graceland’s 550,000 annual visitors is relatively low and could be improved. (EIN notes, Really!!??)
The Presley family, represented by the singer’s daughter, Lisa Marie, retained 15 per cent of the company when it sold the remainder to Robert Sillerman’s CKx for about $100m in 2004.
Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings division holds the rights to all Presley’s master recordings, and has overseen several reissues, including plans to release a deluxe edition of “Elvis at Stax” in August.
Core considered a bid for Endemol before the European television production company’s owners put sale talks on hold. A successful sale could raise proceeds for a renewed attempt to buy Endemol or other production businesses.
EIN notes that while the news report says that Elvis Presley Enterprises includes, More than 110,000 pieces of memorabilia, including 3,000 pieces of clothing and 30 vehicles; royalties from 24 films; and copyrights and royalties for 1,150 songs. - These like Graceland itself are NOT for sale.
Lisa Marie has noted, "Business-wise any company can always grow, what is predominately sacred and can never be touched is Graceland itself and its contents and artifacts and that is and remains mine and my family's forever.
Lisa Marie has also clarified after the sale to CKx, "The home Graceland is absolutely mine. Everything in it is mine. All of his personal things are mine."
No need to worry Elvis fans, this could mean even more Elvis!
Go HERE to EIN's spotlight on the on-going EPE business sale since 2004,
(News, Source,ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Elvis Week 2013 Brochure: Now available to download is the official brochure for Elvis Week 2013 showing EPE’s full schedule.

CLICK HERE to download the Elvis Week brochure -

Elvis Week 2013 is Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 17. EPE are excited to be bring back the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland again this year.

The Main Event this year is the repeat of the “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening that was shown in Hawaii this past January (and damn good it was too - See EIN Review here

See Elvis Week 2013 Schedule highlights below


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


'Nobody' a new Elvis short Film: It is unusual to see EPE supporting a short film about Elvis that is only in pre-production. As EIN reported last month 'Nobody' is a short film about an 18-year-old kid named Elvis, before he became "Elvis Presley". The story features the tender relationship between him and his mother, his devoted teacher, and the talent show that changed everything...
It's an intimate portrait of a young dreamer, before the fame and fandom.
EIN was interested to know more, so we asked William Bryan (Writer/ Director/Producer) a few questions about the movie and his Elvis fascination.
EIN - Why make a film about Elvis' Humes High years?
William Bryan – To be fair, I should note that "Nobody" is a biographical (non-documentarian) short film that covers a single, vitally important moment of Elvis’ senior year. The reason I am telling this story is because it arguably was the night that transformed ‘that kid, Elvis’ into ‘Elvis Presley.’
EIN - A large amount of Elvis' legacy has been mythologized. Do you want to show the myth or the reality? 
WB – My ultimate goal with this project is to depict an 18-year-old Memphian in a positive and historically accurate light. I have read and seen many accounts that showcased an inhuman or stereotypical representation of Elvis; and I would like to show the reality of who he was as a young man, before the fame and fandom.
EIN - Where are you getting the information from for the film, have you read Bill Burk's series of books?
WB – I couldn’t help but smile at your mention of Bill Burk. I happened to obtain all 3 of his "Early Elvis" books while visiting Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi. Having read and re-read that trilogy over the years, I couldn’t have told you before this summer that one of those entries would end up inspiring "Nobody." A single chapter, rather, a single paragraph in "Early Elvis: The Humes Years" was what instigated the concept for the film.
EIN - A large number of Elvis associates have passed away, how many have you contacted or interviewed from that period?
WB – While I have informally met a handful of individuals who went to school with Elvis, over the years, my prime resources for telling this story has been a series of books, among them including Burk’s "Early Elvis: The Humes Years" and Elaine Dundy’s "Elvis and Gladys."
EIN - Have you discovered more about Elvis' early history that you feel fans need to know about?
WB – This happens to be a very exciting question for me because, in my extensive research for the film, I discovered something about Elvis’ life that many fans and even historians have misinterpreted over the years. Respectfully, I’m going to keep that a secret until the film’s release. I would like to withhold a little mystery and intrigue to the story.
EIN - How much involvement have you had with EPE?
WB – While my production team and I are funding, arranging, and producing the project on our own as independent filmmakers ; I have nothing but the highest respect and gratitude for the good people at Elvis Presley Enterprises. They have not only showed continued encouragement for our endeavors, but as well, enthusiasm for the overall intention of depicting the man they represent in a positive light.
EIN - You are hoping that Elvis fans will help with your "Kickstarter campaign", what might they get out of donating to the movie?
WB – Our short film, low-budget goal is $12,000, and we only have until June 1st 2013 to reach this all-or-nothing aspiration. Sadly if we don't make this goal our funding will not happen. This is where I need my fellow Elvis fans, historians, and people-of-interest to come through for "Nobody." Each contributor will receive a unique set of rewards based on their donation (listed on the campaign), which can range from a special thanks in the credits, to a copy of the film, and up through a permanent Executive Producer credit on the production. With your kind contributions, we can reach our campaign’s ambition… and give Elvis Presley the cinematic justice he truly deserves.
Fans of this project - Please CLICK HERE for more info and to become involved.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Linda Thompson's Memoir: Linda Thompson is finally writing a memoir detailing her long romances with Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner and David Foster. But it’s not a dirty tell-all. It’s the kind of well-tempered book we would expect from this Oscar-nominated lyricist and mother of Brody and Brandon Jenner.
"I got offers right away to write books — big money offers after Elvis died", Thompson says in her Memphis-cultured voice,"But I turned everything down. I didn’t want to be that person who capitalized on a lovely, loving, natural relationship.
"It was important to me not to be one of those vampires that bled on him."
Thompson was recently in Las Vegas at an official Elvis contest.
"He would be really astonished by it," she says of Elvis tribute artists.
Elvis and Thompson saw a few Elvis impressionists in their Vegas days.
"He would say, ‘Well, there I am again.’ It was funny. ‘Here I come again,’" she recalls. "Elvis had an irreverent sense of humor. It bonded us."

"We never went out on the town. I was with him four and a half years, and once we went to the restaurant at the Las Vegas Hilton, downstairs in the steakhouse, and we couldn’t finish our meal. It was chaos."
Her Elvis record collection is unlike any other.
"I have his album collection — but just what he collected, the things he listened to."
Thompson is more than Elvis memories. She and Foster co-wrote the Oscar-nominated "I Have Nothing" for Whitney Houston. She has written for other singers. And she has acted in TV shows. She also works with charities for animals, children and old people.
Her adage: "People shouldn’t take life so seriously. None of us is going to get out of this thing alive, anyway." and she’s got this memoir nagging at her.
"Some things I’m privy to," she says, "I’ll have to take to the grave with me.
"I don’t think you ever win by hurting another person," she says. "Don’t sit around and wait for karma to bite somebody in the ass, or to reward you. Just try to do the right thing, and that’s immediate karma: ‘I feel good about myself.’"
Go here for EIN's Linda Thompson interview special.
(News, Source;LasVegasReview/ElvisInfoNet)

The "Elvis Experience" Exhibition Returns to Brazil: Elvis fans from Brazil and throughout South America can enjoy the largest exhibition of personal items from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll ever displayed outside of the United States, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at the Barra Shopping South.
A first of its kind exhibition outside the United States, the "Elvis Experience" includes over 600 rare artifacts, documents and photos, many of which have never left the vaults or exhibit areas of Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis. The exhibition debuted on September 5, 2012 in Sao Paulo and became one of the most successful exhibitions ever held in Brazil with over 100,000 visitors.
Among the items featured are Elvis’ red MG automobile from his classic film "Blue Hawaii," a gold plated rotary dial telephone from Elvis upstairs bedroom, and his signature white suit featured in the closing number of his 1968 television special now referred to as "The ’68 Special."
In addition to the exhibition, South American fans will also be able to experience "Elvis Presley in Concert" when it returns with nine shows in seven cities beginning in October of 2013.
To learn more about the exciting Elvis events taking place in Brazil Click HERE.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


'St. Louis Blues' New Import CD: Expected soon is new CD entitled 'St. Louis Blues' from the E.P. Collector label, from an audience recording at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, March 22, 1976 tour closing show. It was last Elvis show during his lifetime, reviewed in Rolling Stone #213. Some of Elvis stable musicians were replaced and the result was surprisingly fresh sound with keyboards more prominent. Among the highlights are ”Let Me Be There” (performed for very last time), ”Steamroller Blues”, ”Polk Salad Annie”, ”Hurt” and ”America (The Beautiful)”. Since the show is rather short, producers decided to add 9 solid bonus tracks from Johnson City, March 19, 1976 show.
This previously unreleased recording was taken from a 1st generation copy of the original audience recorded tape and the sound - though not perfect - is far better than any other known version of this show. The CD is packaged in nicely designed digipak with collection of March 22, 1976 photos.
Go to EIN's 'All the CD News 2013' for the details and full tracklist
(News, Source;EPC/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 18 May 2013
New FTD Releases for June: EPE have announced full details of the up-coming June FTD releases.
- "Elvis Presley - Sold Out!" (2-CD)
Prepared and researched for FTD by Robert Frieser / Hans Slebos ('Forty Eight Hours To Memphis' and '3000 South Paradise Road'), featuring the March and June concerts of 1974 from Tulsa, AZ and Cleveland,OH, this release will be presented in 7" format accompanied by 16-page 4-colour booklet and extensive liner notes.
March 1 1974 was the Opening Show of the tour
and is as hell of a show! (Thanks CiscoKing)
Disc 1, March 1, 1974, Tulsa Oklahoma
Disc 2, June 21, 1974, Cleveland. Ohio
& Bonus track June 17, 1974, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Also Sprach Zarathustra, See See Rider, I Got A Woman/Amen, Love Me, Trying To Get To You, Sweet Caroline, Love Me Tender, Johnny B. Goode, Hound Dog, Fever, Polk Salad Annie, Why Me Lord?, Suspicious Minds, Introductions by Elvis, I Can't Stop Loving You, Help Me, American Trilogy, Let Me Be There, Funny How Time Slips Away, Can't Help Falling In Love, Closing Vamp, Announcements.
Go HERE for more info, flyers and full tracklistings of second disc.

- "Hot August Night" (1-CD)
Includes the complete live recording from the midnight show on August 25, 1969. This will be presented in 7" format with a 12-page 4-color booklet.
Tracklist: Blue Suede Shoes, I Got A Woman, All Shook Up, Monologue, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, I Can’t Stop Loving You, My Babe, Mystery Train/ Tiger Man, Life Story Monologue 8:39, Baby What Do You Want Me to Do, Runaway, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Words, Yesterday/Hey Jude, Elvis introductions, Tom Jones etc, In the Ghetto, Suspicious Minds, What’d I Say, Can’t Help Falling in Love
Go HERE for more info on these FTD releases.

- "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" (2-LP Vinyl Limited Edition)
FTD's next vinyl release features, for the first time on this format, the

complete concert recorded on March 20, 1974, in Memphis, Tennessee. This will be issued on 180gram vinyl and is currently available on CD at ShopElvis.com.
- "Best of British - The HMV Years" (Book)
Due to popular demand, FTD is pleased to announce a limited reprint of 'The Best of British - The HMV Years'.
Go HERE for more info, flyers and full tracklistings
(News, Source;EPE/Various/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 17 May 2013
'The Original Elvis Tribute' 2013 FINAL SHOWS this weekend: The 2013 European 'The Original Elvis Tribute 2013' tour has been getting rave reviews and sell-out concerts. The two nights at Helsinki's Savoy Theatre were stunning shows and even though mid-week, virtually sold out. The band rocked and the crowd loved the show. Once again the band are incorporating Elvis' lesser-known songs for instance, 'Anything That's Part Of You' and 'So Glad You're Mine'. This year's special guests Ginger & Mary Holladay and Carol Montgomery made the show unique with their well appreciated solo numbers while Robert Washington rocked out living up to his moniker as “The World’s Greatest Elvis”! Once again the Elvis rhythm section of Duke Bardwell and Stump Munroe kicked the band along and Duke's solo 'Peace In The Valley' had the crowd in raptures.
Final shows this weekend - DON'T MISS OUT -

French Elvis fans first-time-ever special PARIS concert - May 17 TONIGHT at the sensational 'New Morning' club - Click here.
May 17 - New Morning, Paris, France
May 18 - De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 19 - 013, Tilburg, Holland

This tour marks the first time in 40 years that Carol Montgomery is performing with Mary and Ginger Holladay again - Go here to 'The Original Elvis Tribute’ for more concert info and details .
(News, Source;ArjanDeelen/ElvisInfoNet)

'From Richmond To Greensboro' New Import CD: The second release from the new Rock Legends label will be '' From Richmond To Greensboro ''. Those two 'Elvis On Tour' shows, April 10, 1972 and Greensboro, April 14, were released several years ago in wonderful sound quality but are now hard-to-find , especially the Richmond one. The sound of the Greensboro concert is the same as originally released on Madison, however we found a better source for the Richmond gig that sounds much better now, smoother with a wider dynamic range.
This is two shows from a GREAT tour presented in a beautiful full color digipak with photographs from both performances. It will be available soon so if you missed either one of them, this is your chance to own them. This new double set will be a very LIMITED EDITION !!!!
Go to EIN's 'All the CD News 2013' for more all the details and full tracklist
(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

Proposed new Elvis Statue at Circle G: A group of Elvis Presley fans wants to preserve the memory of the king's cowboy side by finding a buyer for a DeSoto County ranch to make it a destination for visitors.
Sue Mack, owner of Mike's Memphis Tours and a representative of The Circle G Foundation, says the statue project could be a fundraising mechanism. Bricks that would be part of the exhibit could be sold to donors. That would raise money for restoration of the ranch. Mack says the statue could help draw tourism to the Horn Lake area.
"With Graceland just down the street, those people who would want to see it area already in the area," Mack told Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker and aldermen this week. "If you put up a statue of him, they will come here to see it."
Horn Lake officials were receptive to helping find a location for a statue but wanted Mack to check first with Elvis Presley Enterprises to ensure there would be no problems with casting a likeness of Elvis.
"I think all of us would feel better knowing it had their approval," Baker told Mack.
Mack said organisers were in the process of making the necessary contacts and would get back to Horn Lake officials. She said a
sculptor had given a price about $55,000 for the statue, which would take up to nine months to complete if the project ultimately moves forward.
Current owners have the property on the market — the original price was $6.5m but has dropped to $3.9million — and the Foundation sees that as an opportunity to make it another destination for fans flocking to Graceland.
Click HERE for info on how YOU can help Save Circle G.
Go here for EIN's look at Elvis statues around the world
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Sleep Like a King: Legends Home Bedding, a Hollywood, California based home bedding manufacturer will be introducing the Elvis Presley Home Bedding Collection in June.
Ines Brigman, Legends’ president of operations, said, "We've created two new and unique styles in queen size bedding sets.  The product will be available via Internet and retail outlets in mid-June 2013. We Know dedicated Elvis fans want to enhance their bedroom decor."
Bursteen added, "The home bedding category has been void of celebrity licensing and what better way to fill that void than with Elvis Presley, who continues to remain in the hearts of people all over the globe."
EPE noted, "We haven't licensed the Elvis brand to home bedding category since 1999. We are proud of our association with Legends Home Bedding and happy with them one of the newest licensees of the Elvis brand.”
For more ELVIS bedding info- Click Here.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 15 May 2013
New FTD Releases for June: EPE have announced a sneak preview of the up-coming June FTD releases.
- "Elvis Presley - Sold Out!" (2-CD)
Prepared and researched for FTD by Robert Frieser / Hans Slebos ('Forty Eight Hours To Memphis' and '3000 South Paradise Road'), this release will be presented in 7" format accompanied by 16-page 4-colour booklet and extensive liner notes. This supposedly a release focussing on the 1974 March & June tours.
- "Hot August Night" (1-CD)
Includes the complete live recording from the midnight show on August 25, 1969. This will be presented in 7" format with a 12-page 4-color booklet.
Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra and others were there, so Elvis would have been working really hard to impress.
- "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" (2-LP Vinyl Limited Edition)
FTD's next vinyl release features, for the first time on this
format, the complete concert recorded on March 20, 1974, in Memphis, Tennessee. This will be issued on 180gram vinyl and is currently available on CD at ShopElvis.com.
- "Best of British - The HMV Years" (Book)
Due to popular demand, FTD is pleased to announce a limited reprint of 'The Best of British - The HMV Years'.
EIN notes - We are hoping for a confirmation of the 'Sold Out' concerts ASAP.
(News, Source;EPE/Various/ElvisInfoNet)

Marty Pasetta - One of The Best Elvis ever worked with: Marty Lacker wrote to EIN about our Marty Pasetta article. (see below)
... It was nice to hear that Marty Pasetta is still going strong as he was one of the nicest people we ever worked with.
It was surprising yet refreshing to hear what he was thinking back then as his actions and words were always praising and encouraging to Elvis and some of us.  I got to know him fairly well although I have not spoken to him since a few years after Aloha when he Directed and produced The Grammys Award Show from Nashville and I got him to add The Staple Singers and Al Green as performers so Memphis would be represented on the show.  He was very accommodating to me by doing that.
It was typical of Parker and his bullshit about the runway height, whenever he got involved in the production side of anything Elvis did, he always messed it up which hurt Elvis' career.
(Photo right is of Elvis thanking Marty Pasetta after the Aloha Rehearsal - From the new Deluxe Boxcar book see here for more previously unpublished photos)
Marty almost got it right in his comments about Parker and touring outside the U.S.  He came up with the idea of the satellite show for his own selfish reasons. Not just because of the money he made but this was his way of not having Elvis tour outside the U.S. because Parker did not want Elvis to do that without Parker travelling with him but we now know that Parker was an illegal alien and he was afraid he would be discovered and deported or jailed because of it and if he managed to go he was afraid he wouldn't be allowed back in to the U.S. because of it plus he might not have been able to get a passport without a valid
birth certificate proving he was an American citizen.
I found it humorous too that Elvis told Marty to deal with Esposito instead of Parker because they were basically one and the same.  Joe probably told Parker everything Marty wanted because Joe was his boy.
However because he knew better I'm sure he also told Elvis what Marty Pasetta said.
- Marty Lacker.

Go HERE for more of Marty's Musings about Elvis and his amazing legacy.
(News, Source; MartyLacker/ElvisInfoNet)

'From Elvis In Memphis' FTD Mini-review: EIN contributor David Tinson kindly supplied us this mini-review of the just released FTD Classic Album of 'From Elvis In Memphis'.
... Inspired by his 1968 "Comeback Special" success - Elvis entered American Sound  Studios and made one of the albums of his career -  pop,blues,soul,country  - and gospel form elements of an album the equal of anything he EVER recorded - Follow That Dream's classic 2-CD album offers a fly-on-the wall experience in fantastic sound.
Firstly the first takes are fantastic - "I had to leave town for a little while. You said you been good while I’m gone, but the look in your eye"...Elvis voice falters on the opening of first takes R&B nugget, “Wearing That Loved On Look" takes 3,10 - and amid nervous laughter, and the "A Little Less Conversation" one liner, he knows he’s got to get it right before regaining his mojo on an excellent take which sounds crystal clear hear - and listen to those funky guitar breaks...great organ too. Elvis sings: "Alright" before the piano solo and a more prominent bass drum kicks, adding to the gospel rave-up feel...
More standouts – Jerry Butler’s "Only The Strong Survive" take 1“Boy! Oh, I see yer sitting out there all alone. Crying your eyes out, because the women that you love is gone." Elvis sings the lyric line with pure yearning soul... - he finishes the song with, "oh s..." - but Elvis knows he's nailed it
"You finally got your dream - you’re riding in a long black limousine" - prophetic words on take 6 "Long Black Limousine" which gets a wonderfully gorgeous gospel piano feel - the powerful, tragic storytelling tale is a gem in the Elvis canon - here it sounds stripped back but still very powerful.
The stripped down first takes are a real joy to listen to.
Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" takes 1, 2, Elvis sings a different verse early on and it is a very enjoyable version. There's bump & grind blues power on  "Power of my Love" - but perhaps a stone cold classic is Elvis playing the piano intro on R&B stomper - "After Loving You" - the song breaks up at the end but this is a delightfully loose version...
Bobby Emmons' great organ playing enhances 'Any Day Now' takes 1,2 - after working through a short take 1, Elvis delivers a flowing version.
There's more: we get 3 beautiful takes of 'In The Ghetto' to finish CD-1 with takes 2, 3 being of particular note: Felton asks for the mic to capture more of the acoustic guitar; turned up more the guitar adds another dimension to the political songs reflective story telling - fabulous!
What's apparent here is Disc Two adds to the quality with more great takes. Instrument nuances pop and crackle - and the numerous takes all have subtle differences...
Another standout is – 'True Love Travels On A Gravel Road' (take 4) - with the opening line: "How many girls choose cotton dressed worlds, when they could have satins and lace..." Wonderful lyrics and listen to Elvis off mic remark - "Oh baby" - he's enjoying the hell out it and working hard.
The aforementioned "After Loving You" thrills once more but this time take 3, Disc Two - Elvis says: "Is someone else taking lead because I can't play it to save my a.. that piano" - before a delicious, bluesy cool version that just swaggers before falling apart.
The booklet and package sparkles although I would have liked more photos from the era. But the main event is the music and FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS delivers the goods
It has to be said Presley's recording sessions were fun-filled affairs, but as the first takes demonstrate here Elvis was working hard on all the songs and his utter professionalism to get the songs right - spurred on by Chips Moman and the American Sound Studio team is fascinating to hear - another top draw release from FTD.
EIN sincerely thanks David Tinson since our copy only arrived in Australia today - Full review ASAP. 
(FTD Reviews, Source;DavidTinson/ElvisInfoNet)

She kissed Elvis, then became a Nun!: In the sultry climate of New Orleans, where she broke into films in 1957’s "Loving You," co-starring a young singer named Elvis Presley, Dolores Hart locked lips with the hottest musical sensation of the day. That kiss — a first for both on screen, and in Technicolor, no less — was a stunning start to a brief film career.
Six years later, the young actress entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., and began a life far removed from the flash and glamour of Hollywood. Today, she is the Rev. Mother Dolores Hart, prioress, or second-in-charge, at the abbey.
"The kiss from Elvis was the thing that put me right smack into the middle of Hollywood; it’s where I wanted to be," Mother Dolores said in an interview this week. However, she added, "My vocation, it really was a gift from God, a call from God. Something I knew I really I had to do."
Mother Dolores tells her story in "The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows," just released by Ignatius Press.
A documentary film about her journey, "God Is the Bigger Elvis," was up for a 2012 Academy Award, but didn’t win. Ironically, Mother Dolores, who joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1960, is a voting member who casts an annual Oscar ballot. 
  Although she was raised Roman Catholic and Elvis was a Protestant, that didn’t stop the two young adults — she was 19, he was 21 — from palling around during filming, when Presley was mobbed by local teens. 
"He carried a guitar even between scenes, and they would sing gospel music," Mother Dolores recalled. "I loved it."
The two went their separate ways, with Mother Dolores acting in nine more films, including Presley’s "King Creole" a year later. By 1963, Mother Dolores, who was engaged to businessman Don Robinson, left Hollywood and her pending marriage for a religious life. 
Robinson, never married, remained a friend and visitor to the abbey until his death at the end of 2011.
Click HERE to find out more about the new book via a delightful YouTube Promo clip
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Love Me Tender' on Blu-ray in 2013: Elvis' big screen debut is hitting Blu-ray in July. Moviegoers were introduced to Elvis Presley in this film set during the dying hours of the Civil War. Elvis sings four songs, including the title song. The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don't know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Richard Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy (Debra Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Elvis Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers' theft and is hunting them down.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary By Noted Elvis Historian Jerry Schilling; Elvis Hits Hollywood; The Colonel & The King; Love Me Tender: The Birth & Boom Of The Elvis Hit; and Love Me Tender: The Soundtrack.
In an early announcement, 20th Century Fox is preparing 'Love Me Tender' for Blu-ray on July 30. Suggested list price $19.99.
Go here for our EIN review 'Love Me Tender' 50th Anniv Edition DVD
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 13 May 2013 - - - 2nd News Update - - -
Director Marty Pasetta Talks about 'Aloha': Forty years ago last month, NBC aired the 90-minute special 'Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite' after a shorter version was seen around the globe LIVE on Jan. 14, 1973. (Right:Elvis, Waterson & Pasetta)
It was the first time satellite technology was used to transmit a live concert around the world and the project gave Presley one last magnificent credit to add to his legend.
The idea for a satellite broadcast was conceived by Presley's manager, Col Parker, while they both lived part-time in Palm Springs in 1972. Parker sold the idea to RCA, which owned NBC, and NBC's vice president of nighttime programming, part-time Palm Springs resident John Hamlin, assigned it to Marty Pasetta.
Pasetta, 81, who now lives in La Quinta, Calif., says he's not sure how many people saw the broadcast.
"What I was told by NBC and others is that every third person on Earth saw that first show when it went out," Pasetta said in his memorabilia-laden home office. "In Africa and places like that, it played in theaters. They didn't have television."
By the accounts of those closest to him, the Aloha concert was the last time Presley suspended his prescription drug abuse and performed at his optimum 175-pound weight.
Biographer Peter Guralnick and Sonny West credit Pasetta for inspiring the singer to clean up his act. After meeting Pasetta, West said that Elvis insisted that he and two other bodyguards join him on a diet to burn up the fat in his system. Pasetta said he told Presley at their first sit-down meeting, attended by two bodyguards, he had to lose weight before the concert.
"He sat straight and the guys on either side of him took out their guns and laid them down on the table, and if you don't think I was scared, you're crazy.
"I said, 'I want you skinny because I'm going to use close-ups,' which wasn't very popular in television in those days. I said, 'I'm going to go from your neck to the top of your head. That's going to be your sex appeal on the tube, along with your voice, and it's going to make a landmark.'
"He jumped out his chair. He grabbed me, put his arms around me and said, 'You're the first person who was ever honest to me.' He said, 'I will lose the weight for you,' and he lost 20 pounds in two months."
Working with Elvis
Pasetta was just coming off his Academy Awards broadcast directorial debut when Hamlin offered him the opportunity to work with Presley. Pasetta wasn't sure he wanted to do it at first. Hamlin told him to watch Presley at the Long Beach Arena that November and Presley gave an uninspiring performance.

"He stood there like a lump," said Pasetta. "He didn't do anything. I went back to NBC and said, 'Hey, guys, what am I going to do with this guy? How long is the show? 90 minutes? I can't tap dance that much. It doesn't look like he's going to move.' They said, 'That's your problem.' "
The concert film would feature Presley giving a one-hour benefit concert at the HIC Center. Pasetta tried to provide an international reach by putting Elvis' name on the set in various international alphabets and fonts. He also tried to convey Presley's romantic appeal, much to Parker's consternation.
"I wanted to put a runway in, 8 foot wide, so he could walk down the center," said Pasetta. "I wanted to put girls around there and I wanted the stage 6 feet off of the floor. The Colonel always had the stage 10 feet above the floor and he had guards across the front. He didn't want to have anybody touch his boy.
"When I told this to the Colonel, he had a fit. He said, 'I'm not lowering the stage. I'm going to have my guards there and he can stand there and sing.' I said, 'That's not going to work on the tube for an hour and a half show.' He said, 'No. I won't do it. You can't do the show.' "
But Pasetta says Presley loved his ideas and, in one of the few instances in his career, he overruled his manager.

"Elvis said to me, 'The Colonel controls my business. I control my creativity and my music and my show. He has nothing to say about it. That's your rule. You will deal with Joe Esposito'," said Pasetta. "I talked to Joe, the Colonel — everybody. But I tried not to deal too much with the Colonel. I had enough problems getting the show on."
The production however was fraught with technical problems. A day before the broadcast, it was discovered someone had cut the power lines going into the auditorium. Pasetta called Don Ho and, "He got people out of bed and they came back and fixed it just in time."
The day of the show, it was discovered the backstage equipment was creating a humming sound. Pasetta called Ho again and, "Don said, 'Call the Navy yard.' We had a truckload lead sheets that were brought over two hours before the show and we lined them up and got our sound back."
Then, at the start of the show, knowing they had to shoot the entire concert continuously, "My technical director froze on me," Pasetta said. "I had to cut the first part of the show. He was nervous."
The soundtrack entered the Billboard charts on Feb. 24, bolstered by Presley's best reviews in years. It would be his last No. 1 album. The next week, Parker signed a seven-year deal for Presley to remain with RCA.
Aloha From Hawaii also temporarily quieted demands for Presley to tour overseas, something Parker was reticent to do.
Go HERE for the full article.
(News, Source;USAToday/ElvisInfoNet)

Boxcar 'Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite: A 40th Anniv Commemorative Release' SPECIAL PREVIEW : On January 14th 1973, Elvis Presley's "Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite" was the world's first Satellite TV broadcast of a full live concert by an entertainer with a global viewing audience of 1.5 Billion. This massive, most comprehensive 450 page hardback volume is packaged with hundreds of photographs many of which have never before been seen. Collected here exclusively, are also scores of historical memorabilia as well as the Colonel Tom Parker's original internal documents and scripts that explores the making of this historical event. It details from the early plans all the way to the Record LP releases that followed this extraordinary event.
A massive book of outstanding images --- GO HERE for an EIN EXCLUSIVE close up preview
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2013
Pre-Order now in the UK only £79.95 and FREE delivery in the UK by Amazon.
(News, Source;Boxcar/ElvisInfoNet)
Australian & New Zealand fans - get the 'Boxcar 'Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite: A 40th Anniv Commemorative Release' delivered to your door for only AU $136 Including overseas postage - and it sure is a heavy book! Don't be ripped off by other more expensive deals. CLICK HERE>> Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite: A 40th Anniversary Commemorative Release (Boxcar)

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Mike Stoller Talks Elvis and Rock 'n' Roll Repertoire: Former Elvis Week guest and legendary song-writer Mike Stoller recently sat down with Voice of American to talk about the evolution of rock 'n' roll.
Among many hits, the song-writing duo Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber penned Elvis classics such as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Elvis went on to record more than 20 of Leiber and Stoller's songs. Stoller describes how he and his life-long writing partner first began composing in an interview with Mike O'Sullivan from Voice of America.
"I'd be jamming at the piano and he'd be walking around shouting phrases out, anything that came into his head," said Stoller.
Go HERE to watch the interview with Voice of American.

Go here for EIN's interview with Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber.
(News, Source;EPE/VOA/ElvisInfoNet)

Original "Aloha from Hawaii" full-length cape for Auction: Elvis Presley's original full-length "Aloha from Hawaii" cape is up for auction this Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at Juliens.
The floor-length cape, designed by Bill Belew, has an eagle design across the back composed of prong-set studs in red, blue and gold on a white ground. The cape is lined in blue satin. Presley worked closely with Belew to design a motif for the cape that represented America for the 1973 concert that was broadcast via satellite. Presley reportedly wanted to use the cape to hide behind during the Aloha intro and then drop the cape to reveal himself to the audience. The completed cape was found in rehearsals to be too heavy for the actual performance. Belew created a shorter version for the actual performance. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Greg Howell of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Graceland.
Cape measures: 63 1/2 inches from collar to hem; 62 inches from cuff to cuff
Weight, approximately 12 1/2 pounds
It is expected to sell for $120,000 - $140,000. - Go here for more info and to bid!

Meanwhile, a white leather belt emblazoned with six eagles that formed part of his costume is also for sale and it is expected to fetch up to $60,000.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Graceland: Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, best known for their protests and picketing at the funeral services of soldiers, are planning to demonstrate in front of Graceland on Friday, May 17th at 4:45 p.m.
According to their website, Westboro members view Elvis Prelsey as a false idol and a drug addict. Here's their bizarre explanation:
God hates your Idols, so Westboro Baptist Church will picket one of the many major idols of Doomed USA, to wit: Graceland. Former home of Elvis Presley. ALL the evidence suggests that his present home is HELL.
Ask the Question: How did Elvis die? The Internet gives this: Elvis died on August 16, 1977 in the bathroom at Graceland. After being found on the bathroom floor.
Some people believe that Elvis Presley is still alive. It is an interesting idea to
explore. (WHAT?! You people need something to do with your time!!)
Assuming you do believe that Elvis died, you can visit his grave at Graceland. After a listing a few Bible verses, this little nugget is thrown in at the end of the post:
GOD killed your idol, Elvis.
For ALL this, God has cursed you with Same Sex Marriage, a thing that will be your final undoing! Praise God!
(OddSpot, Source;MemphisFlyer/ElvisInfoNet) (EIN - Poor Elvis!)

Friday 10 May 2013
'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' Legacy Final Details: Celebrating the 40th Anniv of Elvis' STAX studios sessions SONY is releasing a 3 CD 'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' complete set plus a "Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniv: Best Of" 1CD version. They are both out on Aug 6, 2013. Final Details released today by SONY.
... The last major studio sessions in the career of Elvis Presley have finally been gathered together for the first time in one comprehensive package as 'ELVIS AT STAX: DELUXE EDITION' bristles with energy and dynamism. The deluxe 3-CD box set, a 40th anniversary chronicle of a dozen nights that Presley spent at Stax Recording Studios in his hometown of Memphis in July and Dec 1973, will be released worldwide August 6.
Released simultaneously will be a single CD of highlights from the box set simply titled ELVIS AT STAX, and a 180-gram, double-vinyl LP.
The official website notes 'ELVIS AT STAX' bristles with energy and dynamism. The proof is in the six consecutive singles that the Stax sessions produced, all of which skirted the Top 40 from 1973 to 1975. In effect, they rivaled some of the hottest streaks that Presley had charted a decade earlier. The Stax singles still resonate today:
"Raised On Rock" b/w "For Ol’ Time Sake" (Hot 100 #41, country #42);
"I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby" b/w "Take Good Care Of Her" (Hot 100 #39, country #4);
"Promised Land" b/w "It’s Midnight" (Hot 100 #14, country #9);
"If You Talk In Your Sleep" b/w "Help Me" (Hot 100 #17, country #6);
"My Boy" b/w "Thinking About You" (Hot 100 #20, country #14);
"Mr. Songman" (B-side of "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," Hot 100 #35, country #11).
(EIN note - How odd that Elvis "skirting the Top 40" is a sign of dynamism! Surely RCA would have hoped that Elvis would get into the Top Ten after the success of 'Aloha'?)
Ernst Jørgensen has long been concerned with doing justice to the Stax sessions, which were never acknowledged by the artist's record label RCA as a unified whole. Instead, as with most of Presley's studio work in his second decade as a recording artist, the tracks were scattered onto LPs and intermingled with material recorded in Nashville and Hollywood. The bulk of the Stax cuts showed up on Raised On Rock/For Ol’ Times Sake (1973), Good Times (1974), and Promised Land (1975). For ELVIS AT STAX, many of the outtakes originated on the reissues of those three albums on the FTD label. ELVIS AT STAX was produced by Jørgensen, Semon, and Rob Santos of Legacy A&R.
Taking up the cause for ELVIS AT STAX is another scholar and aficionado of the artist, award-winning resident Memphis journalist Robert Gordon, who has written an in-depth, day-by-day liner notes essay for the box set.

(EIN Note - It will be fascinating to see whether Robert Gordon includes the mainly despondent stories from Elvis' acquaintances at the STAX sessions.)
Elvis spent 12 days at Stax in 1973 (July 21-25 and December 10-16), and the rollercoaster ride of those sessions is meticulously detailed in Gordon’s liner notes. ELVIS AT STAX neatly compartmentalizes the results:
•Disc 1: The R&B and Country Sessions – The Outtakes: 17 tracks
•Disc 2: Part 1 – The Pop Sessions – The Outtakes: 10 tracks
•Disc 2: Part 2 – The July 1973 Masters: four single sides and six album tracks, and
•Disc 3: The December 1973 Masters: seven single sides and 11 album tracks.
GO HERE to Elvis The Music for all the details.

3CD set - Price:$37.55 - Pre Order Here >>> Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD) .
Best of - Price:$13.07 Pre Order here >> > Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (1 CD) Best Of .
(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)
CD1 - The R&B and Country Sessions
1. I Got A Feelin' In My Body - take 1
2. Find Out What's Happening - tks 8/7
3. Promised Land - take 4 (I)
4. For Ol' Times Sake - take 4
5. I've Got A Thing About You, Babe - take 14
6. It's Midnight - take 7
7. If You Talk In Your Sleep - take 5
8. Loving Arms - take 2
9. You Asked Me To - take 3A
10. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues - take 8
11. Talk About The Good Times - take 3
12. There's A Honky Tonk Angel - tk 1
13. She Wears My Ring - take 8
14. Three Corn Patches - take 14
15. I Got A Feelin' In My Body - take 4
16. If You Don't Come Back - take 3
17. Promised Land - take 5
CD 2 - The Pop Sessions / July 1973 Masters
1. Mr. Songman - take 2
2. Your Love's Been A Long time Coming tk4
3. Spanish Eyes - take 2
4. Take Good Care Of Her - takes 1,2,3
5. It's Diff'rent Now (unfinished recording)
6. Thinking About You - take 4
7. My Boy - take 1
8. Girl Of Mine - take 9
9. Love Song Of The Year - take 1
10. If That Isn't Love - take 1
11. Raised On Rock
12. For Ol' Time Sake
13. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
14. Take Good Care Of Her
15. If You Don't Come Back
16. Three Corn Patches
17. Girl Of Mine
18. Just A Little Bit
19. Find Out What's Happening
20. Sweet Angeline
CD 3 - The December 1973 Masters
1. Promised Land
2. It's Midnight
3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
4. Help Me
5. My Boy
6. Thinking About You
7. Mr. Songman
8. I Got A Feelin' In My Body
9. Loving Arms
10. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
11. You Asked Me To
12. There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)
13. Talk About The Good Times
14. She Wears My Ring
15. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
16. Love Song Of The Year
17. Spanish Eyes
18. If That Isn't Love

'Original Album Classics' 2013 Re-Release: Originally issued in 2008 these budget 5CD box-sets are being re-released in 2013 with new cover designs.
The first set includes Elvis' early albums, 'Elvis Presley', 'Elvis', 'Loving You', 'Elvis Is Back' and 'G.I Blues'.
The second box-set features the 1960s albums, 'Blue Hawaii', 'Pot Luck', 'Girls Girls Girls', 'Fun In Acapulco' and the cool newly created 'Viva Las Vegas'. (How odd as 'Viva Las Vegas' was not an album originally!).
For the general public these will be great value for money.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Circle G Foundation launches 'The Spirit Of Circle G Project':  The Circle G Foundation announces the launch of its new awareness campaign, “Spirit of the Circle G,” introducing ambassador Cody Ray Slaughter, EPE’s 2011 “Ultimate ETA” and current star of the “Million Dollar Quartet” U.S. national tour.
With his noted career achievements and growing international visibility, 21-year-old Cody Ray Slaughter is one of the freshest faces in Elvis tribute artistry. As the “Spirit of the Circle G,” his profile will be utilized at special appearances as well as in print and digital media to bring greater public awareness to the foundation’s efforts to save Presley’s former Circle G Ranch. “Elvis just loved having horses and a ranch. I think it is important for all of us to help preserve the things that Elvis loved. I am all for saving the Circle G,” said Slaughter.
The campaign’s three components – compassion, country and adventure – represent Presley’s history at the Circle G and the foundation’s vision to return the artist- humanitarian’s “spirit” to the ranch by rehabilitating it as a heritage tourism site and community facility. Founder-Director Lesley Pilling is confident that Slaughter’s connection with Elvis fans will reap dividends: “With the help and support of Elvis’ amazing fans from around the world, we have the chance to create something amazing.”
The Circle G Ranch, located in the Memphis metropolitan area of Horn Lake, Mississippi, is on the market for $3.9 million while remaining endangered due to neglect, deferred maintenance and recurring development threats.
Click HERE for info on how YOU can helps Save Circle G.
(News, Source; Circle G/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 9 May 2013
'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' Legacy Tracklisting: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' STAX studios recording sessions SONY is releasing a 3 CD 'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' complete set plus a "Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniv: Best Of" 1CD version. Both out on August 16, 2013.
Amazon has released their details of the tracklisting of the three disc set, although it looks in a rather odd order. The outtakes on the  second disc before the glorious Masters of 'For Ol' Time Sake' plus 'Raised On Rock', 'I've Got A Thing About You Baby' etc just don't make sense. However it does give an idea of planned content even if the track order is incorrect.
Ernst Jorgensen has supposedly noted that "The Masters will all be in their original mixes, but transferred at a higher resolution to further improve the sound. All the outtakes have been remixed." Presumably by Vic Anesini who has worked on these tapes already.
3CD set - Price:$37.55 - Pre Order Here >>> Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (3 CD) .
Best of - Price:$13.07 Pre Order here >> > Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary (1 CD) Best Of .

More info soon. (Mock cover thanks to Nathan Bell)
(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

Stax Story - Why Elvis ended up recording at Stax: Marty Lacker gives us the low-down on why Elvis ended up at the STAX studios.
... The reason I chose Stax Studios when Elvis asked me to get him a studio to record was because it was secure with a fence and gate guards.  Elvis didn't care what studio it was as long as it wasn't American Studios that Parker and Felton poisoned his mind against.  When he asked me to get it for him he added that the session didn't mean anything to him and that the only reason he was doing it was because Parker and RCA were nagging him to record.
The songs that Parker and Freddy Bienstock sent him to record were the usual horrible songs they had a piece of the publishing on.  I brought him "Raised On Rock" which in my opinion he would have had a hit on if it had been cut at American with Chips Moman and his rhythm section, also "Lovin' Arms" that I think he did a good job on which was published by David Briggs and Norbert Putnam and "We Had It All" which would have been perfect for him but after rehearsing it about 20 times he told me he loved the song but he couldn't do it because he
didn't want people to think he was singing it about him and Priscilla. Which to me was ridiculous.  My discovery, Rita Coolidge, went on to cut it and she had a big hit with it.
As for the rumors of Elvis trying out some other Chuck Berry songs apart from "Promised Land", yes Elvis had sometimes sung Chuck Berry songs in Graceland - but for whatever reason decided not to record any more of them at this session. Elvis also used to sing Aretha's "Chain Of Fools" a lot.
While Elvis was in the studio working on the songs I was in the office we were using for Elvis to rest in between songs and Bienstock, in front of Tom Diskin and Vernon Presley tried to intimate that I was making money off of Elvis and that wouldn't Elvis be interested in knowing that.  I looked him in the eye and said, "You should go in there (the studio), and tell Elvis that but let me save you the trouble, he already knows because I don't do anything like that without telling him."
"All I try to do Freddy is bring Elvis good songs,maybe you should try to do it sometime and your accusation towards me is like the pot calling the kettle black!"  He then shut up.  I'm sure though that either
he or Diskin later told Parker about it, I think that plus me getting Elvis to record at American, was the reason Parker tried to keep future sessions secret from me so I wouldn't bring him songs they didn't have the publishing on.  They didn't care how that effected Elvis both career wise and mentally.
-  Marty Lacker

(News, Source;MartyLacker/ElvisInfoNet)

'The Year The Music Changed' Novel : Author Diane Thomas's 2011 novel 'The Year The Music Changed' has a special priced Kindle deal during the month of May via Amazon Kindle - only $1.99.
This is the book Diane Thomas read from in Memphis at the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Elvis’s passing and signed at Graceland. It’s a fictional account of a 20-year-old Elvis, whose star has just begun to rise, and his year-long exchange of letters with a teenage fan.
Readers and reviewers have called 'The Year The Music Changed' “charming,” “heart-warming,” “delightful,” and “fast-moving.” The reviewer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper called it “the most satisfying novel I have read in a long time.”

Check it out - Click Here -

(News, Source;Diane Thomas/ElvisInfoNet)

Carol Butler of EPE Licensing has died: Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville, would like to bestow our sympathies to the family of Carol Butler, whose fight against cancer ended shortly after midnight came on Wednesday, May 8th.
Carol was a 18 year employee of Elvis Presley Enterprises, as the Vice President of Worldwide Licensing. She repetitively worked solid to provide Elvis fans around the world with numerous licensed Elvis products to help celebrate their love of Elvis.
Fans may not have heard of Carol Butler but she was deeply involved in development and expanding the marketing of Elvis product. She has noted in the past that, "Currently, about five to 10 companies each week complete the application process to enter into a licensing agreement and EPE typically moves forward with one or two of the proposals.
It has to be a good match, and there has to be an understanding of Elvis and what our goals are. If a company does seem like it will be a good match, we will look at the product and make sure it is a quality item that will enhance the brand.”
Butler was involved with the "Viva Elvis" theatre show and rather oddly the Elvis Mr. Potato Head figure.
She said at the time, “We would never want to poke fun at Elvis, and we don’t think the Mr. Potato Head does that. With the product, we can introduce Elvis to kids at a very young age. We want 3 and four-year olds to know about Elvis in a positive way.”
Please keep the family in your prayers in the course of this very difficult time.
Go here for more information.
(News, Source;Bette/ElvisPresleyFansofNashville/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 8 May 2013
'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' Legacy Releases: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Elvis' STAX studios recording sessions SONY is releasing a 3 CD 'Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary' complete set plus a "Elvis At Stax: 40th Anniversary: The Best Of" 1CD version. Both out on August 16, 2013.
It is highly likely that the 3CD set will consist of Elvis' key "Stax" albums 'Raised On Rock', 'Good Times' and 'Promised Land' with the Masters by Vic Anesini from the Complete Masters set. There has been suggestions that some outakes will also be featured.
As most fans are aware these 1973 STAX sessions were not the success that RCA had hoped for. Elvis was not particularly interested in recording and a large number of the selected songs were fairly weak.
These recordings were certaintly nothing like the unbelievably soulful STAX studio sixties output that the General Public are familiar with by the likes of Sam & Dave, Issac Hayes or Booker T and the MGs.
More info soon. (Mock cover thanks to Nathan Bell)
(News, Source;Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' Cadillac Tours Australian Hospital!: Today is the 200th Anniversary of the Australian Benevolent Society charity. Back in 1968 it was like Christmas in July to the Australian kids in Port Kembla, but instead of Santa's sleigh laden with gifts it was a gold Cadillac rolling in presents from The King. Hundreds of underprivileged kids around Australia shared in thousands of dollars worth of toys from Elvis, delivered wrapped in gold. The Cadillac was painted with 40 coats of diamond dust and fish scales, and had $10,000 worth of gold equipment, including a lounge, a television, a telephone plus a refreshment bar with an ice-maker and refrigerator.
Port Kembla's hospital was one of 40 stops on the fund-raising tour that raised $150,000 for The Benevolent Society. After the tour, Elvis was made a "life governor" of the society.
Of all the interesting and unusual stories The Benevolent Society can tell about their 200 year history, the story of Elvis' Gold Cadillac tour is one that really captures people's imagination - much like the man himself did. To help celebrate its 200th anniversary go here to The Benevolent Society.
To read more about this odd ELVIS tour of Australia see ..'Elvis Presley’s GOLD Cadillac Tour of AUSTRALASIA 1968-69'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Home Movies - Vol.1 The Fifties New DVD: Coming soon on DVD from 'Roar Productions' is the 1st volume of a new 3 DVD series release with Elvis home movies with rare & unseen private footage. For the very first time this DVD set focuses on Elvis, The Man, Off Stage through 3 decades. See Elvis through intimate moments surrounded by family or friends, through events that marked his life.
These 3 volumes will help you discover Elvis life via rare & unreleased digitally remastered footage.
Volume 1 features material from May 26, 1955 until 1960.
Rediscover the teenage Elvis at Audubon drive, Graceland, Forth Worth & Biloxi with his first girlfriends; June Juanico, Anita Wood, Dorothy Harmony & his friends, Eddie Fadal, Red West, George Klein, Lamar Fike, Marty Lacker and Elvis' parents (Gladys & Vernon).

The running time is approx. 75 minutes and it is in NTSC format and region free.

EIN Notes - This appears to be an unofficial DVD - more info soon.


(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Soprano Millie Kirkham Joins Elvis Week 2013: Long-time Elvis soprano Millie Kirkham will join DJ Fontana on Saturday, August 17, for the Elvis Celebration Concert during Elvis Week 2013. Kirkham's strong, clear soprano voice can be heard on many of Elvis' pop, rock, gospel and country recordings.
Millie first recorded with Elvis in 1957, which yielded, among other classics, "Blue Christmas," which features some of the most unique vocal background work she and the Jordanaires ever did with the superstar. Throughout the next twenty years Kirkham's strong, clear soprano could be heard on hits such as "The Wonder of You," "Surrender," "How Great Thou Art," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Don't', 'Just Pretend," and many others. She also sang with Elvis on movie soundtracks and appeared with him on stage in Las Vegas.
Kirkham has long been a fixture in the music community in Nashville. Her credits include numerous radio and TV appearances, collaborations with the Jordanaires and the Anita Kerr Singers, and recording sessions in Nashville and LA. Among the many artists she has recorded with are
Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Perry Como, Carl Perkins, Rosemary Clooney, Little Richard, Tammy Wynette, Paul Anka, George Jones, Loretta Lynn and, of course, Elvis Presley. Go HERE for full Elvis Week Line Up.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis At 21' exhibition in Fort Worth this month: In advance of their upcoming special photography exhibit featuring Elvis Presley that will open in late May and run through the summer, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is sponsoring two events during the next two weeks to preview the show.
The exhibit "Elvis at 21,” features 56 pictures taken by freelance photojournalist Alfred Wertheimer. The photos, all black and white with many in large format, present Elvis at the very beginning of his journey to become The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. The exhibit will run from May 25 through Sept. 2.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Magnolia Motor Lounge bar and grill at 3005 Morton St. in Fort Worth, Elvis’ former tour manager Charles Stone will talk about his experiences working with Presley and Col. Tom Parker, the singer’s legendary manager.
Clara Ruddell, avid researcher of Texas and Western history, will look back on the night Elvis made his way to Fort Worth to perform April 20,

1956, before 7,000 people in two concerts at the North Side Coliseum in the Stockyards.
Elvis Tribute Artist Kraig Parker and local bluesman James Hinkle also will perform. Admission is free to anyone 21 and up.
Go HERE for more info
(News, Source;FtWorth/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 6 May 2013

Updated - 'The Elvis Files Vol. 1 1953-56' In Depth Book Review: The first volume of the Elvis Files story, chronicling Elvis' rise from his pre SUN discovery to becoming the world's biggest new sensation - nearly 600 pages & over 1,400 photos...
All ELVIS EVENTS in this Time Frame Period 1953-1956 are shown..
- Every Working Moment...
- The Early Tours
- Plenty of CANDID Moments.
- Elvis Interviews
- The TV Shows

There is an incredible impact to this book that can shock even the most blasé of Elvis fans who think they have seen it all before. The amazing amount of sensational images, interviews and informative articles gathered together within its 600 pages is stupefying.
Of all the books I have previously purchased about early Elvis none of them demonstrate the excitement and dynamic life of Elvis as well as this superb volume. No other series of Elvis photo-books comes close.

Click here to find out what it includes with lots of example pages, book extracts - plus great ELVIS photos- Updated with extra images
(Book Reviews, Source;EIN)

'The Original Elvis Tribute' 2013 LIVE this week!: European Elvis fans shouldn't miss out on the 'The Original Elvis Tribute 2013' which starts touring THIS WEEK.
The 'The Original Elvis Tribute' is unique amongst Elvis shows partly because it includes various Elvis-related backing vocalists and musicians, including Ginger & Mary Holladay, Duke Bardwell and Stump Munroe.
For the first time backing-vocalist Carol Montgomery (aka Sonja) will be joining this new tour. Carol sang on Elvis sessions between 1969-1971 including 'Suspicious Minds', 'Kentucky Rain' and 'In The Ghetto'.
She married Bob Montgomery and also sang on sessions with Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Dean, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, George Jones and Jerry Lee Lewis.
French Elvis fans DON’T MISS OUT on first-time-ever special PARIS concert - May 17 at the sensational 'New Morning' club - Click here.
DONT MISS OUT - touring again THIS WEEK:
May 11 - Grønnegade Kaserne, Næstved, Denmark
May 14 - Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna, Finland
May 15 - Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland
May 16 - Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland
May 17 - New Morning, Paris, France
May 18 - De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 19 - 013, Tilburg, Holland

This tour will mark the first time in 40 years that she will be singing together with Mary and Ginger Holladay again - Go here to 'The Original Elvis Tribute’ for more concert info and details .
(News, Source;ArjanDeelen/ElvisInfoNet)

UPDATED - 'Aloha From Hawaii' 40th Anniv LEGACY CD Review: There is no doubt that most people reading this review will know Elvis’ phenomenal Aloha From Hawaii' concert inside out. Every fan will know the TV broadcast, most fans will have bought the album several times, a fair number will have also bought the "Alternate Aloha" rehearsal and a few will have seen the original broadcast on TV back in 1973.
We all know this classic record-breaking concert so well. Dressed in his stunning "American-Eagle" jumpsuit, tanned, slim and Adonis-like, Elvis was truly at the peak of his later career.
But with no "new" material to be offered on this Legacy 40th Anniversary re-release do the audio re-masters and packaging with 24 page booklet create a release worth of such a magnificent event.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley takes a good look at this all-important 40th Anniv release and discovers the Good and the Bad.. Now UPDATED with YOUR feedback and Ernst Jorgensen interview
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Wertheimer at the Grammy Museum: Last week photographer Alfred Wertheimer was at the LA Grammy Museum for a discussion about his new book, "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll."
EIN contributor Paul Gansky was there and reports back...
... Alfred Wertheimer chatted about his Elvis experiences and was very entertaining. Wertheimer is about 80 now and still a bachelor. He still always has a camera and takes photos of the audience and guests even when speaking. He showed a great sense of humor and great memory regarding his photos and all circumstances.
He talked about Barbara Gray the "Kiss lady" and how she married very early had baby and was divorced by 17.

(See EIN Spotlight on Elvis 'Mystery Kisser' here)
Wertheimer claimed he has been doing the same photo gig (Elvis) for 57 years now and it was his lifelong job.
He said he has 2,500 Elvis photos and always preferred available light

only, to preserve mood with 1/5 second exposures, hand held steady. One good pic out of three was usual result which is phenomenal. 99 percent were black and white.
One good story was that he so regretted not having any spare film when Elvis took him for motorcycle ride. They ran out of gas and had to sit on the curb until they were rescued by a girl fan in a car who fetched a gallon and got a kiss.
He talked about his career and how lucky he was to get the Elvis gig. He originally thought it was to photograph Tommy Dorsey!
We spoke briefly with him after the event.
There are various versions of this deluxe book.

EIN still believes it may be the most expensive Elvis book of all-time - Click HERE to Taschen.com for more details.
(News, Source;Gansky/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Celebrities in Palm Springs May 17,18,19: Elvis' Palm Springs Honeymoon Hideaway are having a long weekend party on May 17,18,19 featuring a pile of Elvis Celebrities - DJ Fontana, Tanya Lemani (Little Egypt), Larry Geller, Darlene Tompkins, Cynthia Pepper, Glen Glenn plus a 68 Comeback Concert Tribute starring Graceland's Top 5 Award-Winning ETA Ted Torres With Special Appearance By DJ Fontana.
Limited Seating!

Go here for full details and ticket options.


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'The Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live' Re-Release: 'Setlist - The very Best Of Elvis Presley Live' from Sony will be Re-Released this month with the same 14 tracks as the 2011 release - but with a new much more funky cover.

Audio CD Release date 27 May 2013
Label: Sony Music CMG

Click here for info - only £5.78


(News, Source;GaryHibbs/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 5 May 2013

'Tomorrow Never Comes' - TTWII Rehearsal: Never featured in the movie release, a great rehearsal of Elvis doing 'Tomorrow Never Comes' in the studio.

Quality is not as good as hoped but it is still Well worth checking out - runs 1 minute - CLICK HERE "yeah, baby!"

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

"Gotta Have Rock & Roll" Auction Elvis Action: Results from the recent "Gotta Have Rock & Roll" auction that ended last night, where there were some nice prices paid for exclusive Elvis owned memorabilia.
Among the list of sales were
- Elvis Presley's Signed & Inscribed Personal RCA TV That He Shot With His Gun (below)
Final Bid:$14,495 Estimate:$11000 - $14000
- Elvis Presley Owned and Worn Leather Indian Jacket and Pants 
Final Bid: $8,054 (far right)
- Elvis Presley Owned & Worn Custom Made Brown Suede Long Coat (right)
Final Bid: $12,543
- Elvis Presley Owned & Worn Patchwork Leather Boots 
Final Bid: $4,000 (Below Right)

- Elvis Presley Owned & Worn Suede Shearling Coat 
Final Bid: $7,078
- Elvis Presley 1950's Owned & Worn Black Leather Kidney Belt With Silver Studs and Conchos 
Final Bid: $6,912


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New Book Dolores Hart  'The Ear of the Heart': Dolores Hart is publishing her biography 'The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows'. Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut.
Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in two television shows, including The Virginian. A new chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy.
Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Hart has traveled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious summons she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she gave up everything to become a bride of Christ. Lavishly illustrated with 64 pages of photos. Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Click HERE to find out more via a delightful YouTube Promo clip
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Conan O'Brien Covers Elvis' "Hard Headed Woman": Long-time Elvis fan and late night US TV host Conan O'Brien wrapped up his show last week with a special tribute to the king. Joined by the "Basic Cable Band," Team Coco performed Elvis' "Hard-Headed Woman." Conan, who has always been a vocal Elvis fan and rockabilly lover, performed the song in the closing segment of his show.
Go HERE to watch the video on YouTube (only offered for some countries)

(News, Source;Conan/ElvisInfoNet)

Latest Billboard Album Charts :Sadly Elvis has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 11th May, 2013, - but he is still selling!
The following appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:
- 'An Afternoon In The Garden' drops from 61 to 69 selling some 2,164 units. Total sales to date: 547,859 units. It also rises from 140 to 133 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,160 units. Total physical sales to date: 546,867 units. It also drops from 70 to 77 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.
'Heart And Soul' drops from 80 to 85 selling some 1,997 units. Total sales to date: 639,984 units. It also rises from 152 to 142 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,996 units. Total physical sales to date: 639,416 units. It also drops to 18 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and rises from 90  to 86 on the SMEI Album Chart.
'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 132 to 130 selling some 1,686 units.

Total sales to date: 178,309 units. It also appears at 178 on the Physical Album Chart at 178 selling some 1,683 units. Total physical sales to date: 177,254 units.
'The Very Best Of Love' rises from 199 to 150 selling some 1,598 units. Total sales to date: 355,085 units. It also appears at 199 on the Physical Album Chart.
'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) rises from 183 to 175 selling 1,473 units. Total sales to date: 152,271 units.
'Viva Las Vegas' rises from 77 to 69 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 363 units. Total sales to date: 56,485 units.
'He Touched Me' (Vol.1) (DVD) appears at 20 on the Music Videos Chart selling some 423 units. Total sales to date: 218,927 units.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Michael Jackson didn't want to die like my father Elvis: Lisa Marie Presley will tell a court that her ex-husband Michael Jackson feared he would die of a drugs overdose, as her father had done.
Ms Presley, 45, has agreed to take the stand in a $40 billion case surrounding Jackson’s death in 2009.
Jackson’s mother and children are suing concert promoters AEG claiming executives hired Dr Conrad Murray to do ‘whatever it took’ to get Jackson ready for a series of concerts at London’s O2 arena.
Jackson, who was 50, died weeks before the concerts. Murray was sentenced to four years in jail for involuntary manslaughter in 2011.
A family source said: ‘Lisa called Jackson’s mother Katherine after his death and said he often spoke about how he didn’t want to end up like Elvis.’
Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley married in May 1994. They became close when she supported through allegations of child molestation.
The pair married in the Dominican Republic but kept it secret for several months. The marriage lasted for less than two years and ended in an amicable divorce.
(News, Source;UKTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 3 May 2013

'The Elvis Files Vol. 1 1953-56' In Depth Book Review: The first volume of the Elvis Files story, chronicling Elvis' rise from his pre SUN discovery to becoming the world's biggest new sensation - nearly 600 pages & over 1,400 photos...
All ELVIS EVENTS in this Time Frame Period 1953-1956 are shown..
- Every Working Moment...
- The Early Tours
- Plenty of CANDID Moments.
- Elvis Interviews
- The TV Shows

There is an incredible impact to this book that can shock even the most blasé of Elvis fans who think they have seen it all before. The amazing amount of sensational images, interviews and informative articles gathered together within its 600 pages is stupefying.
Of all the books I have previously purchased about early Elvis none of them demonstrate the excitement and dynamic life of Elvis as well as this superb volume. No other series of Elvis photo-books comes close.

Click here to find out what it includes with lots of example pages, book extracts - plus great ELVIS photos
(Book Reviews, Source;EIN)

New FTD Releases - OUT NOW - : Three new releases were announced by FTD for April release, plus the already noted book/CD package 'Summer of 61'.
- 'From Elvis In Memphis'. In the Classic Album double-album series FTD continues their extensive look at the 1969 Memphis sessions. FTD 117 (506020-975047).
The first CD features the Original Album and 'First Takes' while the second disc features the January and February Outtakes plus the Undubbed Masters.
The Original Album:1.Wearin’ That Loved On Look, 2.Only The Strong Survive, 3.I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms), 4.Long Black Limousine, 5.It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’, 6.I’m Movin’ On,
7.Power Of My Love, 8.Gentle On My Mind, 9.After Loving You, 10.True Love Travels On A Gravel Road, 11.Any Day Now, 12.In The Ghetto, FIRST TAKES: 13.Wearin’ That Loved On Look (tks3,10), 14.Only The Strong Survive (tk1), 15.Long Black Limousine (tk 6), 16.It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’ (tks 1,2), 17.I’m Movin’ On (tks 1,2), 18.Power Of My Love (tk 1), 19.After Loving You (tk 2), 20.True Love Travels (tk 2), 21.Any Day Now (tks 1,2), 22.In The Ghetto (tk 1),

23.In The Ghetto (tks 2,3), 24.In The Ghetto (tk 4).
EIN notes that this does not complete FTDs look at the 1969 Memphis Sessions as the following tracks have still not been released with their session outtakes - Rubberneckin', My Little Friend, Mama Liked The Roses, Don’t Cry Daddy, Hey Jude, I'll Be There, Kentucky Rain, If I'm A Fool (For Loving You), Who Am I?, It's My Way/This Time/I Can't Stop Loving You (jam) and Poor Man’s Gold.
GO HERE to EIN's FTD release page for full tracklistings and details.

- 'Stay Away, Joe'. A single CD extended soundtrack album.
A look at Elvis' Nashville Studio B soundtrack session for 'Stay Away, Joe' from October 1967 and January 1968. FTD 118 (506020-975056)
Features the Masters and various outtakes of the songs 'Stay Away', 'Stay Away Joe', 'Dominic', 'All I Needed Was The Rain', 'Goin' Home', 'Too Much Monkey Business' and 'U.S. Male'.
EIN notes that a large number of these outtakes have never been released before. With 'Too Much Monkey Business' and 'U.S. Male' - plus the good

humor during 30 attempts at 'Goin' Home' - there is plenty to enjoy here plus four takes of 'Dominic' (poor Elvis!).
GO HERE to EIN's FTD release page for full tracklistings and details.

- 'On Stage' Special double-VINYL: FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of 'On Stage' a Special Limited Edition 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.
The tracklist features a selection of Elvis' February Las Vegas recordings plus the 1969 'Runaway' but doesn’t follow the track list of the original "On Stage" album. It also for some reason does not include the original "additional" 1969 track 'Yesterday'.
It is however a very interesting compilation of Elvis live in 1972 on VINYL with tracks compiled from several FTD CD releases, 'On Stage' and 'Polk Salad Annie' and 'At The International'.

GO HERE to EIN's FTD release page for full tracklistings and details.
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisShop/ElvisInfoNet)

'Being Father Elvis' New Documentary: Paolo Cammarano, Italian film director is developing a new documentary. The title is 'Being Father Elvis' and is about a man, Antoniu Petrescu, a rumanian priest who has lived since years in a little town of Italy. All this time he has followed two really different paths: from one side he has continued to be a priest, but from another side he has started a musician career as impersonator of Elvis Presley.
His passion for Elvis started when he was a child in the communist Romania where the American dream was identified with the figure of Elvis.
He tries to go on with these two identities but often he faces the contrasts of the catholic hierarchy and also his community is divided.
We would like to tell the story of his passion, from the origins in Bucharest to the present, and for this reason we have followed him in the last two years.
They are asking for help because they have spent a lot of money and need other to finish the documentary at his best (editing, postproduction) but specially to try to shoot his last dream, playing for the first time in his country performing in front of his family and his childhood’s friends.
Go HERE to a YouTube Clip and more info
(News, Source; PaoloCammarano/ElvisInfoNet)

'Viva Elvis' Re-Enters UK Album Chart: In a weird turn of events, 'Viva Elvis' the 2010 remix album containing tracks from the Vegas Show of the same name has re-entered the UK Album Chart at position 92.

Go HERE to see EIN's very varying reviews of this 2010 album


(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 2 May 2013
Harley Payette, contributor and good friend to EIN, journalist and freelance writer passed away April 29, 2013. Harley had been suffering with cancer for a while but at only 43 years old it is far too young an age to be taken from his family, friends and loved-ones.
EIN sends its sincere condolences to his family. 
Elvis And The Vocal Group Tradition: Elvis Presley and doo-wop are not two phrases that normally go together. But, the vocal-group tradition was a profound part of the King's musical heritage, and the group sound's influence on Presley demonstrates the way the art form has infiltrated and informed pop music even if the sound is not visible on the surface.
But like blues, gospel and country, the vocal-group sound was where Elvis returned whenever he needed a shot of the real thing. It was a part of who he was.
Harley Payette sent this article on "Elvis and doo-wop" to EIN several years ago, asking for us to wait a while before we published it on-line. Today seems the right day to remember his insightful writing and thoughts about the music world that he so loved....
Go here as EIN contributor Harley Payette takes a fascinating look at this often over-looked Elvis musical influence...
(Spotlight; Source;HarleyPayette/ElvisInfoNet)

Boxcar 'Elvis - Aloha Via Satellite: A 40th Anniv Commemorative Release': On January 14th 1973, Elvis Presley's "Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite" was the world's first Satellite TV broadcast of a full live concert by an entertainer with a global viewing audience of 1.5 Billion. This massive, most comprehensive 450 page hardback volume is packaged with hundreds of photographs many of which have never before been seen. Collected here exclusively, are also scores of historical memorabilia as well as the Colonel Tom Parker's original internal documents and scripts that explores the making of this historical event. It details from the early plans all the way to the Record LP releases that followed this extraordinary event. It includes informative text and this release is intended to create a time-travel experience of sorts documenting the most groundbreaking event in the annals of television history.
A massive book of outstanding images GO HERE for an EIN EXCLUSIVE close up preview
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2013
Pre-Order now in the UK only £79.95 and FREE delivery in the UK by Amazon.
(News, Source;Boxcar/ElvisInfoNet)

New Ger Rijff Elvis Website: ‘Elvis: Echoes Of The Past’ is the new Ger Rijff website with as he notes "Not a Jumpsuit In Sight".
Together with Bob, Ger Rijff has started the ‘Elvis: Echoes Of The Past’ website. Mainly focusing on the 50s, and Elvis. However it also looks at Teenage-rage, Cool Vinyl, Vintage

Magazines, Classic Americana and the wonderful movie-poster art of the era.

Great New Topic -  
Elvis 50s & Beatles 60s souvenirs / memorabilia.

There were an amazing the number of items manufactured and some looked very similar!
It's a fun trip through pop history
Worth Checking Out

You can play like Elvis or even The Beatles if you buy their toy guitars!!

Go HERE ‘Elvis: Echoes Of The Past’ to check it out.


(News, Source; ElvisInfoNet)

'Keeping Them Warm' new Import CD/Book: After taking a break, VENUS is now back, to present you more high quality products. We kick off with the first volume of a new series of CD/Book combos on our sub-label:
VAR – Venus Ambient Recordings.
Presented as a hardcover book measuring 18x18cm, our first combo – Keeping Them Warm – contains 135 pages and is filled to the brim with pictures from the August / September 1972 Vegas season plus there’s a bonus section about the April 1972 tour, there will be many pictures you’ve never seen before.
The concert itself is the unreleased August 22, 1972 Midnight Show, presented in our usual Outer Space sound quality. Forget what’s been released by now from - so called- booth tapes. Even a Sound Board - where most of the action is missing- will have a hard time to compete. Now you can capture the atmosphere of an Elvis show as if you are present. Selling for around $50.
Go to EIN's 'All the CD News 2013' for more all the details and full tracklist
(News, Source;Venus/ElvisInfoNet)

US channel ENCORE presents "The Elvis Movie Collection" all May: For the entire month of May, US cable TV channel ENCORE is presenting your favourite films starring the legendary King of Rock 'n' Roll, every night at 8:00 p.m. EST. Fans can now view a new promotional video, schedule of movie listings and a complete timeline of Elvis' movie career featuring photos and more by visiting Encore's The Elvis Collection.
In his earlier days, television executives avoided showing him below the waist due to "obscene" hip movements, but now ENCORE will be showing the king and his moves in all their glory. Fans can look forward to more than 20 Elvis titles, uncut and commercial free this May - only on ENCORE. Learn more about the celebration of Elvis movie career by visiting TheElvisCollection.com. - Click HERE.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Lansky Brothers, Dress Like The King!: Check out a short documentary by Health Beauty Life on the Lansky Brothers and Elvis Style.
The store offers culture bending threads and accessories that are at once, cutting edge hip and retro-rock vintage. All presided over by Mr. Hal Lansky, he is the "clothier to the king", Elvis Presley.
The YouTube feature runs 11 minutes and features some great Elvis clothes - Click HERE.

Go here for EIN's exclusive interview with Bernard Lansky who died back in November 2012

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New Elvis Fashion Collection Debut: American Express threw a huge splashy party at Opening Ceremony‘s SoHo flagship, celebrating the launch of the Opening Ceremony Elvis collection – their Fall 2013 extravaganza of variously Elvis Presley-themed pieces. There also aren’t a lot of fashion parties where the DJ spins rockabilly classics from Elvis and Charlie Feathers.
While others, mostly the straight up women's wear, visually reference aspects of Elvis’ life. For example, several knits have a cool casino-like print (alluding to Elvis’ later years as a Vegas performer)," writes fashionista Ashley Cardiff. 
The new collection features iconic photos of the king as well as references to his lyrics and themes in his music. Fans can purchase striped, button-down tops with tiny Elvis

silhouettes, bedazzled tees inscribed with "Elvis" and "TCB" - and of course what collection would not be complete without blue suede shoes and blue suede totes.
The Fall/Winter 2013 collection features a selection of archival photographs, song titles such as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Love Me Tender”, lettering from the singer’s record sleeves, and crystal details in the style of Elvis’ legendary “Taking Care of Business” ring. These celebrated moments of the king are realized on an array of dress shirts, tee-shirts, sweatshirts, and denim jackets.
The Opening Ceremony Elvis collection will be available in select retailers beginning in August 2013
Go here for more.
(News, Source;TheGloss/ElvisInfoNet)

George Jones, Country legend, has died: Country music legend George Jones died Friday April 26 at Vanderbilt Uni Medical Center.
Born September 12, 1931, Jones is regarded among the most important and influential singers in American popular music history. He was the singer of classics hits including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour," "Walk Through This World With Me," "A Good Year for the Roses", "Tender Years" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," the latter of which is often at the top of industry lists of the greatest country music singles of all time.
Tammy Wynette noted, "The greatest voice in country music, both past and present, certainly is that of George Jones. Never have I heard a voice packed with such emotion and feeling and I truly doubt that we’ll ever hear an equal. Some of the proudest moments of my career are my recordings with George. Long live the King!"
In 1955, his "Why Baby Why" became his first Top 10 country single,
peaking at number four and beginning a remarkable commercial string: Jones would ultimately record more than 160 charting singles, more than any other artist in any format in the history of popular music.
Jones' first number one hit came in 1959 with "White Lightning," a Mercury Records single that topped Billboard country charts for five weeks. He married Tammy Wynette in 1969. Jones signed with Epic Records in 1971 and worked with producer Billy Sherrill to craft a sound at once elegant and rooted, scoring with "The Grand Tour," "Bartenders Blues" and many more. Sherrill also produced duets between Jones and his then-wife Tammy Wynette, and in the 1970s they scored top-charting hits including "We're Gonna Hold On," "Golden Ring" and "Near You."
  His solo career cooled until 1980, when he recorded "He Stopped Loving Her Today," which won Country Music Association prizes for best male vocal and top single. He also earned a Grammy for best male country vocal performance.
Elvis recorded the Dickie Lee penned "She Thinks I Still Care" during the infamous 'Jungle Room Sessions'.
Go HERE for more on this music legend George Jones.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'To Live And Die In Dixie' New Import CD: Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double-digipak release "TO LIVE AND DIE IN DIXIE", featuring audience recordings of the February 19, 1972 Dinner and Midnight performances. This 6th Las Vegas season has been somewhat overlooked by bootleggers, mainly due to the below-par sound quality of the audience recorded tapes available. The last few years, the Straight Arrow team has been looking for good sounding amateur recordings from this particular season, and we are pleased to announced that we finally succeeded in locating two very good tapes obtained directly from the person who recorded them.
Most of the fans know that this is the engagement where Priscilla told Elvis that she was leaving him. Very little else seems to stand out for the casual observer. In many ways that's a pity, because this engagement is crucial on a number of levels. Firstly, because it represented a return to form. The early '72 Vegas shows surprised both the critics and fans because of Elvis' serious commitment to his music

and his no-nonsense delivery. These shows marked also the first time that he performed the now-legendary "Theme 2001" / "C. C. Rider" opening, plus he also introduces various new songs to the show that are now widely considered as his finest show additions from the 70s, including "A Big Hunk O‘Love", "You Gave Me A Mountain", "Never Been To Spain", "I’ll Remember You" and "An American Trilogy". Actually, the best-ever versions of "Trilogy" are from this engagement!
As a bonus, we added the only known live-performance of "I'm Leaving It All Up To You" from the February 10th, 1972 Midnight show.
Both shows are strong and focused and they give the listener a good impression of Elvis' renewed interest in his music and his stage performances. These concerts are previously unreleased and they are presented in their complete form and in the best possible sound quality.
Go to EIN's 'All the CD News 2013' for more info and full tracklist
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)

Awesome 1974 Elvis Footage!: It's been kicking around on import DVDs for a while, but this is some of the best fan footage of Elvis in 1974 - from Kansas City June 29th, 1974. Elvis gets the giggles at the start which is very cute! He is in great humour.
Apparently this footage was filmed by the late Rex Martin when he toured the states in "74" before it was stolen from his vast collection.

Well worth watching - recommended Click HERE.
Thanks to Ian on FECC for the word-up.

And go HERE to read our exclusive EIN interviews with Rex Martin.

(News, Source;Ian/FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 3' - Review: Released March 2013, this magazine was created by Erik Lorentzen in order to feature Elvis stories that would not fit into his "Elvis Files" series of books - as well as a place to include all the extra new unpublished Elvis photos that he has recently purchased.
The real score here is of course that Erik Lorentzen has managed to get hold of Frank Powolny’s 1956 September photographs - and there are plenty here over twenty good size shots - and in great quality too.
There are of course plenty of other articles in the magazine including ....
- A look at Elvis and Mary Ann Mobley
- Rare photos from 'Follow That Dream'.
- Personal fan stories of meeting Elvis
- Elvis Gospel in his 68 Maroon suit
- Ann-Margret: The Girlfriend Who Isn’t One.

Plus plenty more Rare Candids not featured in previous Elvis Files books.
Go HERE as EIN investigates the new March issue- with plenty of rare Elvis photos.
(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

The Nations Favourite Elvis Song - UK: The factual arm of ITV Studios UK, Shiver, has been commissioned by ITV to produce The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song, a 90-minute prime-time special focused on the top 20 songs by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The production, which will air later in the year, features commentary from Priscilla Presley as well as a number of producers and musicians.
Mark Robinson, the creative director of Shiver, commented: "Our Nation's Favourite… format has celebrated some of the greatest acts in popular music, but none bigger than the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself. This special tells the fascinating stories behind Elvis' best known songs, in the words of the people who knew him best, climaxing with the revelation of The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song."
Phil Savill, the director of marketing for CMG/Sony Music, added: "I am delighted that ITV have chosen to celebrate the marvellous music of Elvis Presley with this ITV special. He is arguably still the Nation's Favourite recording artist and we are delighted that ITV will be counting down through his 20 most popular tunes to reveal The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song."
EIN contributor Brian Quinn notes, This is good news indeed for Elvis in the UK. A similar programme featuring the Bee Gees proved very successful chartwise. No date has yet been given.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Latest Billboard Album Charts :Sadly Elvis has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for w/e 4th May, 2013, - but he is still selling!
The following appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:
- 'An Afternoon In The Garden' rises from 70 to 61 selling some 2,148 units. Total sales to date: 545,695 units. It also drops from 127 to 140 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 2,147units. Total physical sales to date: 544,707 units. It also rises from 72 to 70 on the SMEI Album Chart.
- 'Heart And Soul' drops from 65 to 80 selling some 1,971 units. Total sales to date: 637,987 units. It also drops from 126 to 152 on the Physical Album Chart selling some 1,969 units. Total physical sales to date: 637,420 units. It also drops to 15 on the Country Catalog Album Chart and drops from 71 to 90 on the SMEI (Sony Music Entertainment International) Album Chart.
- 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rises from 154 to 132 selling some 1,602 units. Total sales to date: 176,623 units.

- 'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) drops from 137 to 182 selling some 1,405 units. Total sales to date: 150,798 units.
- 'The Very Best Of Love' drops from 157 to 198 selling some 1,342 units. Total sales to date: 353,487 units.
- 'Viva Las Vegas' drops from 76 to 77 on the Top Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 357 units. Total sales to date: 56,122 units
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

More news and EIN exclusives from earlier in April ...
Elvis Still Top of Billboard's Top 40 Singles List: Here's an updated look at the acts with the most Top 40 titles dating since the Hot 100's Aug. 4, 1958, launch. This does not include Elvis' massive 1956 and 1957 chart successes.
1. Elvis Presley - 80
2. Lil Wayne - 61
3. Elton John - 57
4. "Glee" Cast - 51
5. The Beatles - 50
6. Madonna - 49
7. Stevie Wonder - 46
8. James Brown - 44
9. Aretha Franklin - 43
10. Marvin Gaye - 41
10. the Rolling Stones - 41
10. Taylor Swift. - 41
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis At Nassau Coliseum NY 1975 A/S: New footage discovered of Elvis live in 1975 - Check out his crazy flared trousers!
Elvis at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, New York (Long Island) on July 19th, 1975.
... "This Super8mm video is from the matinee (2:30PM) show. I was only 16 years old at the time, but it was such a memorable experience. Elvis was the greatest entertainer of all time.. Although it's not the highest quality, I am adding this video as a memory jogger for those who may have been in attendance that day."

Not of the greatest quality but well worth a look - CLICK HERE.

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

'My Memories of Elvis' new Book: Self-published last month this book by Jo Anne Truiett Phillips was first written back in 1979 for her three daughters. A lifelong fan Jo Anne Truiett Phillips saw Elvis on stage 11 times. The first time was August 1955 at the Louisiana Hayride. But it was in December 1955 that she got her photograph taken with Elvis, "I completely stopped breathing he was holding me so tight!" Elvis also signed the label of her record she had taken along...
Paperback from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Although only 38 pages long it's a great buy at only $4 from Amazon
Click here for more info and to purchase


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Films FAQ' New Book: Following on from the Mike Eder book about Elvis' music, Paul Simpson (author of the Rough Guide To Elvis) is publishing his 'Elvis Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Hollywood' The publicity states... If Elvis Presley had not wanted to be a movie star, he would never have single-handedly revolutionized popular culture. Yet this aspect of his phenomenal career has been much maligned and misunderstood partly because the King himself once referred to his 33 movies as a rut he had got stuck in just off Hollywood Boulevard. Elvis Films FAQ explores his best and worst moments as an actor, analyzes the bizarre autobiographical detail that runs through so many of his films, and reflects on what it must be like to be idolized by millions around the world yet have to make a living singing about dogs, chambers of commerce, and fatally naive shrimps. Elvis's Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Which of his own movies did he actually like? What films did he wish he could have made? Why didn't he have an acting coach? When will Quentin Tarantino stop alluding to him in his movies? And was Clambake really the catalyst for his marriage to Priscilla? Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie."
Paperback 400 pages. To be released Sept 2013.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Aloha From Hawaii' 40th Anniv LEGACY CD Review: There is no doubt that most people reading this review will know Elvis’ phenomenal Aloha From Hawaii' concert inside out. Every fan will know the TV broadcast, most fans will have bought the album several times, a fair number will have also bought the "Alternate Aloha" rehearsal and a few will have seen the original broadcast on TV back in 1973.
We all know this classic record-breaking concert so well. Dressed in his stunning "American-Eagle" jumpsuit, tanned, slim and Adonis-like, Elvis was truly at the peak of his later career.
But with no "new" material to be offered on this Legacy 40th Anniversary re-release do the audio re-masters and packaging with 24 page booklet create a release worth of such a magnificent event.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley takes a good look at this all-important 40th Anniversary release and discovers the Good and the Bad..
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Elvis Week 2013 General Public Tickets on sale: EPE is already warming up for Elvis Week 2013 with tickets for the general public now on sale .
Elvis Week 2013 is Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 17. EPE are excited to be bring back the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland again this year.
The Main Event this year is the repeat of the “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening that was shown in Hawaii this past January (and damn good it was too - See EIN Review here

See Elvis Week 2013 Schedule highlights below

Note that the "Elvis Week Main Stage All-Access Pass" gives fans admission to all published EPE events listed on the schedule for the Elvis Week Main Stage with doors open 10 minutes prior to doors for individual ticket holders. It is in is in very limited number and sells out quickly.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

From local fan club to online behemoth… EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!: EIN’s origins twenty-seven years ago can be traced back to a meeting of a dozen Elvis fans at the Ainslie Football Club in Canberra, Australia on a hot summer day in February 1986.
And for over 25 years EIN has been sending out quarterly newsletters to its local fan club members. 
This past Easter 2013, EIN posted out its 100th newsletter, a feat worthy of a celebration!

Go Here as Honorary EIN President Nigel Patterson looks back at the history of EIN - and includes some unique photos from Elvis Week 1987.

(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Elvis Week Through The Years - Sanja Meegin looks back: EIN's Sanja Meegin has been to Memphis and attended Elvis Week 13 times in the past 15 years. During that time she has witnessed great concerts as well as met up with many of Elvis’ family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
For the past decade Sanja has done her best to get to every concert, book signing, ceremony, convention, appearance and memorial that she could manage and report back to EIN for those who couldn’t be there to experience it for themselves. Of course that hasn’t been easy when combined with the excruciatingly hot Southern summer temperatures, the lure of cocktails on Beale Street and keeping the hours Elvis kept whilst there – party all night, sleep all day - but she has done her best! - Part of our EIN 100th newsletter celebration!
Go here as Sanja looks back at her fifteen years of visiting the Promised Land and Elvis Week.
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

'Elvis Remembered: 1935-1977' Special Book Deal: Written by Gillian G. Gaar and published back in February 2013 this book/combo includes 30 items of memorabilia plus a DVD with rare footage and it is authorized by EPE.
The publicity states... Elvis may have left the building . . . but he's never left our hearts. Remember Elvis on the 35th anniversary of his death with the only book that's officially authorized by his estate! The lavishly illustrated volume features images from the Graceland archives, more than 30 items of removable facsimile memorabilia, and a DVD with rare footage of performances, press
conferences, and behind-the-scenes fun. The King's admirers will feel close to their idol as they pore through personal letters, telegrams, publicity material, and more-including his first contract with the legendary Colonel Tom Parker.

While the Retail Price is usually $75 - CLICK HERE>> Elvis® Remembered: 1935-1977 <<< for a special deal at less than $48 with free shipping in the US.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

New Book 'Elvis Music FAQ' - Some Details: Author Mike Eder, who has contributed to JAT and the Elvis Files books, will have his first book out later this year "Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works".
EIN members have asked us for some more details about this book and what it entails. Here EIN asks author Mike Eder some preliminary questions..
EIN: How long have you been working on the book?
Mike Eder: I was signed late fall 2011 upon  my submission of an outline and sample chapter. I began my main period of work at the start of 2012. The text was finished last December and I am now doing the very final editing, photo placement, etc.
EIN: How will the book differ from Ernst Jorgensen's 'A Life In Music' book?
Eder: Being that I respect his work, and also knowing that most fans have read it, I decided to try to make it as different as possible.
His work was done hands on, and mine was done through being a hard core fan for 31 years. Much of the book is my take on Elvis' records issued during his lifetime, my only real goal being an attempt to find some balance when assessing Elvis the artist and human being. This isn't going to be a whitewash, but I made it my goal to write about Elvis' issues with some open compassion.
Along with the records, I also cover every major career event such as films, tours, sessions etc.
I put the importance back on what Elvis himself tried to
present as an artist. I am a pretty independent thinker when it comes to music so I can guarantee my take on his career differs from those published before. I was also as meticulous as possible on getting the facts correct.
Actually if any book influenced this one it was Robert Matthew-Walkers seminal 1978 "Elvis Presley : A Study In Music". He praised songs or knocked them as he saw fit. There were no sacred cows, nor were there any songs beyond redemption. The format of my book is completely different in both style and opinion, but his success at thinking about Elvis independently from others was an inspiration if you will. 
EIN: What 'Inside scoops" can fans expect?
Eder: I own more than 400 books on Elvis. and set myself the goal of not copying any previous style or conclusions. There are enough unique items in the book to keep the hard core fan interested, and both they and more casual Elvis listeners will find a lot together in one place. Whenever I could I discussed facts and subjects I hadn't seen in other books. When that was not possible I tried to focus on things not covered elsewhere in enough detail. On top of that I think it still covers all the basics.
EIN: Colonel Parker, good or bad?
Eder: Parker never went about things the way I would have. Even the 1955 RCA contract should have had an addendum permitting Sam to continue recording Elvis. Yet placing my own instincts aside, I must admit he was very astute in the fifties. That goes especially where television was concerned. If I were Elvis I would have fired him upon hearing the "G.I. Blues" demos or at very least when I saw he wasn't going to let me tour. 
- Elvis Music FAQ aims to be the one essential companion that explains the reason why the voice heard over the speakers still carries such resonance. Dozens of rare images accompany this engaging text.
Paperback, 400 pages. Backbeat Books - Out October 15, 2013.
>> PRE-ORDER HERE Elvis Music FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King's Recorded Works - special pre-order offer at only US#13.10 
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Week 2013 Pre-Sale and Events Schedule: EPE is already warming up for Elvis Week 2013 with tickets for Elvis Insiders going on sale this Tuesday, April 9.
Elvis Week 2013 is Saturday, August 10 - Saturday, August 17. EPE are excited to be bring back the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland again this year.
The Main Event this year is the repeat of the “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening that was shown in Hawaii this past January (and damn good it was too - See EIN Review here
Other Elvis Week 2013 highlights are
- August 14 - Conversations on Elvis - Hosted by Tom Brown, this event lets fans hear from those who worked closest with the king – from friends, colleagues, co-stars,
musicians and more. Confirmed guests: T.G. Sheppard, who formed a close personal and professional relationship with Elvis while promoting records for RCA – Elvis would later, as a token of their friendship, give TG his first tour bus. More guests to be announced soon.
- August 15 - Elvis Gospel Celebration: Start off your morning with an amazing gospel celebration featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs and former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet – Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland as they sing some of their favorite Elvis gospel songs on stage.
- August 15 - Candlelight Vigil: After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis' gravesite in quiet remembrance.
- August 16 - Official Elvis Insiders Event: This year’s Elvis Insiders event will be a celebration of all that is Elvis with special segments that highlight various parts of Elvis’ life and career. Attendees will enjoy sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event,
- August 16 - “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th Anniversary Enhanced Screening: At the Orpheum Theatre, celebrate entertainment history with a special enhanced screening of Elvis’ landmark 1973 television event. Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii”. As a special enhancement to the evening, enjoy a performance by former members of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet.
- August 17 - Elvis Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey with Special Guest DJ Fontana: Join us for a celebration of Elvis music during a special afternoon concert event. The show will feature Terry Mike Jeffrey and band performing some of their favorite Elvis tunes, joined by Elvis’ original drummer – DJ Fontana.
Plus the usual 'Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contests' that for some reason regularly sell out.
For the complete EPE 'Schedule of Events' Click Here.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis FilesVol.1 '53-'56 - OUT NOW!: Erik Lorentzen's new 'Elvis Files Vol.1 1953 - 1956' is OUT NOW and in the post! A huge volume of 594 pages even with it trimmed down to a feasible postal weight - 1956 was a great year for Elvis. The first volume of the Elvis Files story, chronicling Elvis' rise from his pre SUN discovery to becoming the world's biggest new sensation - with over 1,400 photos... Featuring All Elvis Events from 1953-1956, Every Working Moment, The Early Tours, The first Las Vegas trip, Recording Sessions, The TV Shows and lots of UNSEEN and UNPUBLISHED images.
- Cost is 115 Euro including postage for Europe, 140 Euro for worldwide

New publication dates for the further two volumes are...
Elvis Files Vol. 6,1971-1973, (August 16, 2013)
Elvis Files Vol. 7,1974-1977, (December 2013).

See EIN's exclusive preview and STUNNING Elvis photos & order details here.

(News, Source;EricL/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Gordon Stoker Passed Away aged 88. Very sadly Jordanaire Gordon Stoker died this week, after a lengthy illness, at his home yesterday on March 27th.
The Jordanaires originated in Missouri but came to Nashville, where they backed Red Foley on a segment of the Grand Ol Opry called the "Prince Albert Show".
Gordon Stoker joined the Jordanaires as their piano player, but soon became their tenor vocalist.
The quartet then developed a national audience after performing on the Opry and the nationally syndicated show, "Eddy Arnold Time."
Stoker has noted, "Elvis was attracted to the Jordanaires sound as he he'd heard us sing those spirituals. We were working with Eddy Arnold and we went to the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis to do a show. Elvis came back behind the stage to meet us, not to meet Eddy. Elvis said, 'Man, let's sing some of those spirituals.' So, we got to singing with him in the room. That's when he said, 'If I ever get a major recording contract, I want you guys to work with me.' He was on the Sun label at that time. We didn't think anything about it, we had been told that by a lot of people. It didn't mean anything at all. But, when RCA signed him in January of 1956 he asked for us."
The Jordanaires' impact on Presley's recordings should not be underestimated. Their smooth yet effervescent backgrounds made Elvis’ raw-boned rock’n’roll palatable to mainstream radio programmers. Elvis’ major hits such as 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Teddy Bear', 'Too Much' and 'Don't' exhibited the type of vocal interplay that Presley could not have achieved on his earlier recordings.
At Presley's request, the Jordanaires received billing on all his vinyl releases, a sign of respect that he didn't accord his band members.
On tour The King's delirious, screaming fans made it difficult for the group to hear the singer. As a result, Presley had the Jordanaires stand very close to him on stage. "We could also tell by the movement of his head or the movement of his body where he was in the song," explained Stoker. "But, we would be as close to him as we could possibly be. Elvis even wanted it that way in the studio. He always wanted us standing right behind him on those TV shows we did with him. Many times he'd step back on my toes. But you couldn't hear anything because of the screaming and hollering."
As a member of the Jordanaires, Stoker also performed with Patsy Cline on "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces" and "Sweet Dreams," and with Ricky Nelson on "Traveling Man" and "Hello Mary Lou." The group provided backing vocals for Sissy Spacek in the 1980 bio-pic of Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter."
"He could play by ear," said John Rumble, historian at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. "Anything he could hear on the radio, he could play it."
The Jordanaires, who recorded many gospel albums on their own, were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Gordon Stoker August 3, 1924 – March 27, 2013, R.I.P.
Go here for EIN's Spotlight on the great man Gordon Stoker.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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Elvis And The Vocal Group Tradition:
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'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 3' - Review:
Happy Birthday EIN EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!:
Elvis Week Through The Years - Sanja Meegin looks back:
Ernst Jorgensen discussing Elvis' Gospel recordings.
EIN's Spotlight on Gordon Stoker.
(Book Review) Elvis, Lennon & JFK:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
'3000 South Paradise Road' FTD in-depth CD Review:
"Lust, Elvis" – The unreleased CD:
Interview - Dr. Gary Vikan:
REX MARTIN- Elvis Super-fan- RIP
Book Review: From the Holy Land to Graceland (Gary Vikan):
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Aloha From Hawaii - The Concert 2013- EIN Exclusive Review:
‘Elvis On Tour’ E-book Review - with Great jumpsuit photos-
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Latest Reviews
'The Elvis Files Vol. 1 1953-56' In Depth Book Review:
'Aloha From Hawaii' 40th Anniv LEGACY CD Review:
'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 3' - Review:
Book Review: Elvis, Lennon & JFK
Book Review: From the Holy Land to Graceland (Gary Vikan):
'Elvis Files Magazine Issue 2' - Review:
Aloha From Hawaii - The Concert 2013- EIN Exclusive Review:
‘Elvis On Tour’ E-book Review - with Great jumpsuit photos-
'From Elvis Presley Boulevard' FTD In-Depth Review:
'Prince From Another Planet’ In-Depth Review:
'Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes' - EIN Review:
‘Greatest Live Hits of the 50s’ MRS CD Review: 
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The Elvis Files Magazine - Review:
'I Am An Elvis Fan' vs 'Elvis By Request':
'A Boy From Tupelo' special In-depth Review:
Bootleg Elvis (Book Review)
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Iconic Voices (Book Review)
The Presley Plot (Book Review)
'The Elvis Files Vol. 5 1969-70'  Book Review:
'From Hawaii to Las Vegas' FTD CD Review:
'Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album' Review:
Elvis Presley FTD World (Book Review)
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Elvis And The Vocal Group Tradition:
Happy Birthday EIN EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!:
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"Lust, Elvis" – The unreleased CD:
Aloha From Hawaii - The Concert 2013- EIN Exclusive
Elvis FilesVol.1 '53-'56. Sneak Preview:
Aloha From Hawaii 2012 - with Sanja Meegin
Elvis at Madison Square Garden 40 Years Ago
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Elvis Lives (Nik Cohn)
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Joseph A. Tunzi (part 2)
Joseph A. Tunzi (part 1)
Allen Harbinson (author of several best selling Elvis books)
David Stanley (2012)
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Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
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'Losing Graceland' Book Review - plus Micah Nathan Interview
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Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
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D.J Fontana Interview - Elvis Week 2010 special: 
Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
Linda Thompson - Interview Special:
Elvis in 1969 - Ann Moses & Ray Connolly Interviews:
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Paul Lichter
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Ernst Jorgensen (2009)


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