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

(Leonard Bernstein)


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

(George Klein)


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

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


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

(Jerry Schilling)






Elvis On Las Vegas Headliners CD Series

From the Las Vegas Sun newspaper:

Ten CDs featuring vintage Las Vegas headliners performing live at local resorts will be featured on specialty racks at 42 percent of the nation's music outlets, according to a report presented to the Las Vegas Centennial Celebration Committee on Monday.

Andrew Boughton, EMI Music vice president of development and financing, told the 35-member committee comprised of city officials and other community leaders that 300,000 to 400,000 of the CDs are expected to be sold nationwide via record store and radio station promotions.

Boughton said after the meeting that the remaining 58 percent of the nation's music stores would not provide special racks for the the live recordings featuring Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Wayne Newton and others, but would carry the CDs in their alphabetical bins.

Boughton told the committee that among the stores that have committed to giving the centennial CDs preferential placement is Best Buy, which controls about 20 percent of the music retail market through its 650 stores.

Others that will give the CDs special space are Musicland, Borders, Tower and Virgin record stores, he said. EMI has paid centennial officials $20,000 for the rights to market the CDs under a special Las Vegas Centennial Records label.

That money is earmarked toward offsetting costs for putting on the Helldorado Days parade and Western-themed celebration in May in conjunction with the city's 100th birthday May 15.

(News, Source: For Elvis CD Collectors Only messageboard, 16 Feb 2005)







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


Elvis Odd Spot (updated 31 Dec 2004)