"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)


"Absolute id crashed into absolute superego...as the uptightset man in America shook hands with just about the loosest."

(Mark Feeney on the 'Elvis meets Nixon' meeting)


"Elvis is everywhere"

(Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper)


"...especially in the South, they talk about Elvis and Jesus in the same breath"

(Michael Ventura, LA Weekly)


"The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image"


(Elvis Presley, Madison Square Garden press conference, 1972)


"Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was actually stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something"

(David Bowie)


"No-one, but no-one, is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme"

(Mick Jagger)


"I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother...there'll never be another like that soul brother"

(Soul legend, James Brown)


"Before Elvis there was nothing!"

(John Lennon)


"There were rock 'n' roll records before Heartbreak Hotel, but this was the one that didn't just open the door…it literally blasted the door off its rusted, rotten, anachronistic hinges…. producing....no propelling...an unstoppable, fundamental and primordial shift in not only musical... but social, political and cultural history"

(JNP, BBC website)


"Elvis, the musician, is largely a relic belonging to the baby boomer generation...Elvis, the icon, is arguably one of the most potent symbols of popular culture"

( Dr. John Walker)

















































































































































































































































































'Things of The King'

'Things from the King' was begun by Greg Page in 2005 as a way to bring the story of the world's greatest entertainer, Elvis Presley, to Australians in a manner which will help to tell the story of Elvis' incredible career and to also show people more about the private man behind the legend.

The exhibition is the result of a year of investigation & acquisition from various Elvis collectors all over the world. It will be on display for the first time at the Parkes Annual Elvis Festival from January 6th through to January 8th.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the collection.

Elvis' personal copy of the Bible, given to him by Uncle Vester, with 29 pages of his own handwritten notations.

Elvis' notation here says, "There is a season for everything. Patience will reward you and reveal all answers to your questions."


Elvis bought this Cadillac Seville in December 1976.

It is two tone in colour - Burgundy on the bottom and silver on the top. Elvis was photographed in this car the day prior to his death. Fans were standing at the gates of Graceland when Elvis was coming home, and snapped pictures of him at the wheel.




Elvis' 'Superfly' jacket. -Note the E.P. initials







Elvis' Rainbow Fringe Jacket

EIN truly appreciates Greg Page's big-hearted spirit in wanting to share these wonderful possessions which all help to expand people's understanding of the private side of Elvis.

Click here to visit the 'Things Of The King' website for all tour details & a complete description of this fabulous collection.
You can also pre-purchase tickets online and save 20%.

Read our interview with Greg Page here.

(Source: EIN/ Greg Page)

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"Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture"

(Dr. Gary Enders)


" Elvis is the 'glue' which holds our society together....which subconciously gives our world meaning"



"Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis"

(humorist Dave Barry)


"He is the "Big Bang", and the universe he detonated is still expanding, the pieces are still flying"

(Greil Marcus, "Dead Elvis")


"I think Elvis Presley will never be solved"

(Nick Tosches)


"He was the most popular man that ever walked on this planet since Christ himself was here"

(Carl Perkins)


"When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew I wasn't going to work for anybody...hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail"

(Bob Dylan)


"When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted was to be Elvis Presley"

(Sir Paul McCartney)