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Thursday 25 November 2021

'The Airplanes & The King' English Version -ORDER NOW!: As promised a few months ago, the extremely well-received spanish book 'The Airplanes & The King' by Carlos Varrenti is now being republished as an English version. The Prologue was written by Elvis expert Carlos R. Ares.
Not only that but it has now been expanded to an amazing 400 pages with a lot of unreleased material from Elvis Files' vaults!
The English version is printed as a High quality Hardback book.

EIN has seen some preview pages and it is an absolute stunner.

Check out these YouTube Trailers - Trailer 1- and brilliant flip-through > Trailer 2
The author notes, 'As an Aeronautical Engineer, and a huge Elvis Presley fan, I have always wanted to write a book on Planes and the King. Since my first visit to Graceland, back in 2001, I have been extremely intrigued by Elvis' history with his aircraft and his link to aeronautics in general. In my life every little detail, every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, every little note or information related to Elvis and his planes, was always marked and kept in my personal archive. In 2021 all this information, along with some unique Elvis stories, has now been beautifully arranged in this glorious book, for every Elvis fan."
Printed and distributed by The Elvis Files Team!

. Coming December 2021 - Pre-Order NOW via The Elvis Files.

Check out more via the author's website - Airplanes & The King


- - EIN will publish an extensive interview with the book's authors this monday

(News, Source;CV/ElvisInfoNet)


BillBoard 'Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists': Billboard music magazine has published their updated 'Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists'.
These rankings are based on weekly performance on the 'Hot 100' from its start on August 1958 to November 6, 2021.
Elvis Presley fans must realise that Elvis' key record-breaking initial chart years of 1956-July 1958 are not included.
The Top Ten are the same as in 2018 but now with Canadian rapper Drake hot on their heels at #11.
1, The Beatles
2, Madonna
3, Elton John
4, Elvis Presley
5, Mariah Carey
6, Stevie Wonder
7, Janet Jackson
8, Michael Jackson
9, Whitney Houston
10, Rihanna
The Beatles are still at No.1 a record twenty #1s on the weekly Hot 100, with 34 top 10s, the most by any group.
Billboard acknowledges that "Elvis Presley is #4 even with his career having predated the Hot 100’s inception by two years"
Elvis Presley Billboard stats
Seven #1 hits: 25 Top 10 hits: 109 songs to make the Hot 100.
Longest lasting song at No. 1: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (6 weeks)
Longest lasting song on the Hot 100: Way Down (21 weeks)
You can find more recent artists like  Taylor Swift #21, Bruno Mars #29 and Justin Bieber #38.
See Billboard for more info.
(News, Source;BB/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 22 November 2021
November FTD Releases At Dealers: Good news for FTD collectors, the two CD sets have been shipped to dealers this week.
- 'Elvis: The Pot Luck Sessions' 5cd box-set:
It is without doubt the ultimate triumph for Hill & Range’s song plugger Freddy Bienstock. Superbly crafted hits like “Little Sister”, "His Latest Flame”, “Good Luck Charm” and She’s Not You” dominated pop charts in the early ‘60s and Elvis’ flawless performances accompanied by Nashville’s finest musicians still resonate today some 60 years later.
If “Easy Question”, “Suspicion” “I’m Yours” and “Kiss Me Quick” had been released as 45 rpm singles during this fertile period, and not years after, undoubtedly each could have matched the chartbusting success of the others.
This remastered 5-CD boxed set includes a 28-page booklet featuring an insightful essay, rare photographs, memorabilia, and recording data
Go here FTD / SONY News 2021 for details

- 'Elvis: South Bound' 2cd Soundboard: Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis' two shows: Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, April 26, 1975 (2:30 PM) and Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, May 2, 1975 (8:30 PM)
Both soundboards are incomplete with both concerts starting after 'I Got A Woman' with Elvis' third song 'Love Me'...
EIN Note: in 2017 FTD released 'Elvis In Altanta' two of his three 1975 shows that he performed in this tour. At the time we noted that the audio mix left a little to be desired "The sound quality is what we expect from this tour with VERY prominent Piano and Voices but with everything else - drums, guitar, orchestra - way in the background. The benefit is you can easily hear Elvis" but we also noted "There is no doubt that he was well loved by his adoring audiences in Atlanta. The Omni ‘Opening Night’ captures a great crowd reaction and Elvis truly enjoying himself on stage. Worth playing several times." lets hope his final Omni performance is as good.
Go to FTD/ SONY 2021 news for tracklists
Note the double-VINYL 'Elvis: Raised On Rock' is unfortunately delayed until next month


"Elvis: Like A Black Tornado - Live 1971" in Stereo: The UK  Memphis Recording Service label has announced a new re-created "Stereo" live release that should be out January 28, 2022.
Following on from the MRS sensational brand new 'September 1970' stereo release, this concert is previously released and has been out multiple times both on bootleg and on FTD.
It is of course a great show from 1971 and has never had mainstream release.
With soundboards seemingly in the EU 'Public Domain' after 50 years - perhaps because they are manipulated Stereo - we could be seeing more of these.
'Elvis Presley: Like A Black Tornado - Live At Boston Garden 1971' will be in similar 40-page packaging as recent MRS releases.
It will certainly be a nice treat for fans who have never been able to buy the concert previously.
See EIN review of FTD's 2010 'Live at Boston Garden '71'
See EIN review of the 2006 Madison bootleg 'One Night Only!'
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Colonel Parker - Hero or Heel' New Book: With Baz Luhrmann's new ELVIS biopic being released next year and focussing on Elvis' relationship with Col Parker his manager, UK Fan Club President Todd Slaughter has announced the release of his new book, 'Colonel Parker - Hero or Heel'. Out April 2022.
The subtitle 'Godverdomme' is Dutch for 'God-damn'
As Elvis fan-club President Todd Slaughter frequently corresponded with Col Parker, and of course it would be Parker who helped arrange the tickets for Elvis' concerts as well as the chance for Todd Slaughter to actually meet with Elvis.

Slaughter's book will no doubt suggest that, despite his minor faults, Col Parker was a hero. 
Others closer to Elvis and Parker might say otherwise...
Red West, "I'd like to know who says he's the greatest manager. It couldn't have been anybody that was around Elvis."
Marty Lacker, "In my opinion Parker never was concerned about Elvis' well being and his bullshit after Elvis died was to always say "he only did what Elvis wanted him to do".
Elvis should have gotten rid of him around 1962... I blame Parker's actions for a big part of Elvis relying on pills to escape his mental well-being."

Go HERE for EIN's spotlight 'The Dark Side of Colonel Parker'
Go here for some wonderful tales and truths about Col Parker from Marty Lacker.
(News, Source;ElvisMatters/ElvisInfoNet)


Vote For GRACELAND as 2021 'Best Historic Holiday Home Tour': A chance for you to keep ELVIS back on top!
Please vote for the king's castle in the latest USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards!
Graceland is nominated for the 2021 'Best Historic Holiday Home Tour' Award.
Graceland is the only attraction worldwide ever to receive eight 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.
Click HERE to vote and thank you, thank you very much for doing so!
Note- Fans can vote once per day, per device now through December 6th.


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Quentin Tarantino And Elvis: Director Quentin Tarantino wrote the movie masterpiece 'True Romance' - released in 1993. Clarence Worley (Christian Slater), a lonely pop culture geek, is led into daring territory under the spiritual guidance of his hero: Elvis Presley (played by Val Kilmer). The King appears as an extension of his fevered mind and advises: “Well, can you live with it? That son of a bitch walking around breathing the same air as you. Getting away with it every day… Well, I’d kill him. Shoot him in the face. Put him down like a dog.”
And thereafter a chaotic exploration of vengeance and love unfurls.
Directed by Tony Scott the film offers up perhaps the most defining paradigm of the Pulp Fiction auteur. The thrill-ride unspools like Tarantino’s very own
fantasy with Clarence Worley sharing many of the same passions as the man himself, most notably an obsession with ‘The King of Rock and Roll’.
A year later Tarantino would write 'Pulp Fiction' which originally included a scene discussing "There are only two kinds of people in the world, Beatles people and Elvis people. Now Beatles people can like Elvis and Elvis people can like the Beatles, but nobody likes them both equally. Somewhere you have to make a choice. And that choice, tells you who you are.” (the scene was later deleted).
Tarantino's love of Elvis is so profound that he once even appeared as an impersonator in a stupefyingly baffling end to a Golden Girls episode. As it happens, this appearance even helped him to get his career off the ground. “Before I did Reservoir Dogs, I had a very unsuccessful acting career,” Tarantino once said. “One of the jobs I did get — and not because I did a wonderful audition but simply because they sent my picture in and they said, ‘He’s got it’ — was for an Elvis impersonator on The Golden Girls.”
In short, it is clear that his love for ‘The King’ is very real, but, as ever with Tarantino, it isn’t quite a straightforward devotion. As he said when championing Elvis’ 1976 compilation record 'The Sun Sessions', “This has been a hugely important album to me. I was always a big rockabilly fan and a big Elvis fan, and to me, this album is the purest expression of Elvis there was. Sure, there are better individual songs—but no one collection ever touched the Sun Sessions album.”
During this prime period, Elvis became the progenitor of rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture as we know it. He shared a kinship with Tarantino’s daring attitude and thrust liberation into the mainstream media.
However, thereafter Tarantino felt that the star became increasingly kitsch and commercial. He added: “When I was young, I used to think Elvis was the voice of truth. I don’t know what that means, but his voice…shit man, it sounded so fucking pure.
If you grew up loving Elvis, this is it. Forget the Vegas period: if you really love Elvis, you’re ashamed of that man in Vegas. You feel like he let you down. The hillbilly cat never let you down!”

Go here to see Quentin Tarantino as Elvis on The Golden Girls
Right - check out the original 'The Sun Sessions' release.
(News, Source:TomTaylor-faroutrmagazine/ElvisInfoNet)
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AUSTRALIAN AMAZON Links - for our Aussie EIN members.
'Elvis: Back In Nashville' CD box-set - AU$58 - free delivery
'Elvis: Back In Nashville' Double-Vinyl - AU$46
'Elvis Presley 2022 Calendar' - AU$18

Now on YouTube – interesting Elvis related audio/videos:

- America’s New Trinity of Love: Dean, Brando, Presley

- Glen Campbell talks about the first time he met Elvis

- Pat Boone recalls his pal, Elvis Presley

- Gates of Graceland – Laurel Goodwin


(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis 'Jailhouse Rock' from Iron Studios: Iron Studios - the collectible figures company - bring the King of Rock back with their second Elvis Presley statue. Everybody in the whole cell block can now start dancin' to the newest collectible statue featuring a 3D recreation of Jailhouse Rock. Standing 9" tall, Elvis comes to life with this limited edition, hand-painted statue that was captured by original references. One of the presumed first rock music videos is captured for eternity with this incredibly sculpted piece showing the King in his rocking outfit and posed in his iconic Jailhouse Rock pose.
Priced at $169.99, this Elvis Presley statue will be a great companion piece for Iron Studios '68 Comeback statue.

You can pre-order now.
Features: Limited edition, Hand painted
Product dimensions: 9 in (H) x 5.9 in (W) x 6.3 in (D)
Product Weight: 2 lbs
Go here to Iron Studios for more info

 

(News, Source;NP/bleedingcool.com)


Friday 19 November 2021

'The Making of Jailhouse Rock' New FTD Deluxe Set: Following on from FTD / David English's excellent 'The Making of Viva Las Vegas' comes another Elvis movie in-depth exploration with the December 2021 publication of 'The Making of Jailhouse Rock'.
FTD's David English and Pål Granlund present the in-depth backstory on how the MGM movie 'Jailhouse Rock' starring Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler was made.
This Deluxe collector's edition includes two hardback books, providing a fascinating and comprehensive insight from script to screen into the making of the film PLUS 3CDs and a 45rpm single.

'The Making of Jailhouse Rock; The Movie' is a 365-page deluxe hardback book featuring many newly discovered photographs, details of deleted scenes, pages from the script, shooting schedule, memos, contracts, and cast and crew memories.
'The Making of Jailhouse Rock; The Music' is a matching 85-page book featuring photos, documents and detailed session information, including pages from a newly found MGM recording session log.

Also included with this release are 3 CDs containing the entire recording sessions mixed for the first time, from the original binaural tapes to mono sequences in session order.
It includes the previously unreleased complete Instrumental Versions of (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care, featuring Elvis on Bass Guitar.
Also included will be a special "collectible 45rpm" with a reproduction of the "Vince Everett" Treat Me Nice single as seen in the movie Jailhouse Rock.

Suggested price from Elvis Shop London is £180 = US$250 plus postage   

FTD have of course released almost every session recording in their previous two 'Jailhouse Rock' Classic albums.

See CD tracklist & more details here - More info when we receive it
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisShop/ElvisInfoNet)


Roy Turner, new Executive Director Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation: Recently EIN noted the Dick Guyton's retirement on January 8th 2022 as Executive Director Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation.
The great news is that EIN's good friend Roy Turner, a Tupelo native, has been announced as the new  Executive Director. (photo right)
Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation Chairman Henry Dodge said, "Roy Turner's unique combination of local experience and 40 years of bringing the Elvis story to the world make him invaluable in this role, and his nearly 50 years of business experience as he rose to top management at Sunshine Mills make him even more qualified in his leadership role."
Roy Turner added, "I have contributed my time and research to bring the story of Elvis to the world with specific focus on his Tupelo roots."
An author, he wrote "Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley" and was key to the writing of "Elvis and Gladys" by Elaine Dundy to whom she dedicated the book
for his exceptional work. In Turner's honor, Mrs. Dundy established a charitable trust through the CREATE Foundation to benefit the Tupelo community. (see Elaine Dundy Interview here)
In 2006, Turner with Jim Palmer, as executive directors and producers of the film "Homecoming: Tupelo Welcomes Elvis," premiered the film at the Tupelo Elvis Festival on the 50th anniversary of Elvis' 1956 homecoming performance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show.
They later sold the concept of the show to the A&E Biography Channel. Turner and Palmer served as co-producers of "Elvis - Return to Tupelo" which was the title of the refilming of Turner's "Homecoming" work.
Turner has continued to be active in the production and assistance to 10 different films and documentaries in addition to participating in talk shows and interviews as far away as Australia.
Go HERE to EIN's exclusive interview with Roy Turner about Elvis and Tupelo.
EIN sends its congratulations to  Roy Turner, we cannot thing of anyone better suited to the job.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Bruce Springsteen endorses the MRS label: The legendary Bruce Springsteen has recently been doing multiple "zoom" interviews from his home to promote various new releases - including his new book with ex-President Barack Obama 'Renegades: Born in the USA'.
In a recent discussion on "Bruce Springsteen - The Making of The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts" keen Elvis fans have noticed that, in a strange twist of fate, the legendary Bruce Springsteen has endorsed the UK MRS Elvis label.
On his lounge room table Springsteen has a copy of "The BeatAge" a pictorial history of early Beatles and also the "ELVIS: Studio Sessions ‘56 – The Complete Recordings" Memphis Recording Service 172-page book/cd set.
(See EIN in-depth review here)
'ELVIS: The Searcher' director Thom Zimny is present at the discussion since he has also worked with Bruce Springsteen. So there may be multiple reasons that Elvis was also being discussed that day at Springsteen's New Jersey home but since the MRS label comes from the UK it seems a true endorsement that the MRS book is deliberately on display on Springsteen's table. Go HERE to see the full video.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 16 November 2021

'Elvis: '72 Summer Festival' Book Review: Published back in 2019 by author Kieran Davis, this impressive hardcover book focuses on Elvis' 1972 stunning summer season in Las Vegas. With every performance examined in detail over 160 pages, it features rare on-stage photographs, plenty of memorabilia, exclusive original tour documents and best of all fan diaries detailing Elvis' every move.

Packed with rare pics, multiple concert reviews, detailed tracklists, articles on meeting Elvis, an examination of his new stage attire and much much more.. it is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about Elvis' 1972 summer season.

It has been described as a labour-of-love by a true Elvis fan who wanted to self-publish a worthy book for true Elvis fans. Originally Sold Out, the book has now been re-printed for 2021

Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out whether the book truly captures Elvis' great 1972 Las Vegas Summer Season.

 

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


First ‘ELVIS’ Movie Teaser: Australian director Baz Luhrmann is taking care of business.
The filmmaker shared a teaser trailer for his upcoming Elvis Presley biopic starring Austin Butler as the iconic musician.
The brief video which Luhrmann shared via Instagram included a shot of Butler from behind as a young Elvis and other shots of the singer walking backstage in his recognizable performance wear.
The video ended with the letters TCB and the date June 24, 2022.
Baz Luhrmann  noted, "Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022."
The ELVIS biopic was originally supposed to release on June 3rd, 2022 but thanks to Luhrmann's tweet it's been confirmed the film has been pushed back to June 24th, 2022. Luhrmann's latest film will be released only in theaters and not in a hybrid fashion.
Warner Brothers has been trying to move away from their previous pandemic distribution plan, which saw film released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
(News, Source;Insta/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 13 November 2021
"Elvis: Back in Nashville" Out Now!: The official announcement from SONY that the long-awaited box-set is officially released.
The SONY publicity notes... This comprehensive collection chronicles Elvis’ fabled 1971 marathon recording session that would be his final session in Nashville.
These pristine recordings reveal some of the most compelling singing of his career and include “I’m Leavin’,” “My Way,” and “If Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread).”
EIN NOTE: Sadly the song is called "Fools Rush In" and not  “If Fools Rush In"!
"Elvis: Back in Nashville" is an essential addition to any collection.
Like its predecessor 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' is designed to showcase Elvis and his core band as they sounded during the actual sessions without orchestral overdubs and vocal accompaniment. A key difference between Elvis’ 1970 and 1971 Nashville sessions is that many of the 1971 recordings included backing singers; therefore, 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' offers a variety of song performances both with and without vocal augmentation.
This amazing collection is available on vinyl 2 LP 12” edition and 4-CD Box Set!
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

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'The Rock’n’Roll Years, 1955-1959' New Vintage Rock magazine: Out now from the UK magazine Vintage Rock, 'The Rock’n’Roll Years, 1955-1959' which continues with their history of rock’n’roll collection.
In Volume II, we remember John Lennon’s pre-Beatles skiffle outfit The Quarrymen, and look back at the beginnings of Elvis’ career.

We talk to the family of Johnny and Dorsey Burnette (aka The Rock’n’Roll Trio) and profile some of the rock and roll greats, including Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Billy Lee Riley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

We also examine some of the era-defining movies of the time, including The Girl Can’t Help It and Cliff Richard vehicle Expresso Bongo. Not only that, but we have features on the women of rock’n’roll, Top 20 tracks from ‘55-’59 and The Day The Music Died.

You can order on-Line here

Go HERE To Vintage ROCK website for more info

EIN looking forward to this rock'n'roll read.


(News, Source;VR/ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 11 November 2021

'Elvis Day By Day - The Year In Review 2021': Kees Mouwen of 'Elvis Day By Day' has announced the publication of the fourth volume in his popular 'Elvis Day By Day - The Year In Review' yearbook series.
It will be released January 2022 by Poplar Tunes Publishing and Memphis Mansion Publishing.
Like the previous volumes on 2018, 2019 and 2020, it will cover everything Elvis Presley from this year over 350 colourful pages.
All the news as it happened and when it happened with over 60 in-depth reviews on the important music, movie and book releases by Elvis fans, Elvis-experts and Elvis-authors from around the world, making this volume a real 'international edition'.

Contributions by Carlos R. Ares (Argentina), Piers Beagley and Nigel Patterson (Australia), Andy Pendl and Michael Sander (Germany), Giuseppe Castiglia (Italy), Rogier Van Luyken (The Netherlands), Phil Gelormine, Robert Gilbert and Trina Young (United States). Great to see Elvis still connects fans around the world!

The foreword was written by Elvis Songwriter Michael Jarrett.
You can listen to two of his compositions on the new 'Elvis Back In Nashville' box-set.

Go here to Memphis Mansion or ElvisDayByDay to preorder.
(News, Source;KM/ElvisInfoNet)


"Elvis Back In Nashville" at Dealers: The brand-new Elvis box-set '"Elvis Back In Nashville" is at dealers now. It is officially released tomorrow but Elvis Music have already posted all the tracks on YouTube, fans can check them out.
EIN recommends 'Early Mornin' Rain (Tks 1 & 11)' - CLICK HERE TO YouTube to start listening.
The 'Flaming Star' facebook also posted a nice picture of the box-set.
'Elvis: Back In Nashville' is  the definitive presentation of Elvis' May-June 1971 Nashville studio sessions on Friday, November 12.
The 4 CD collection presents 82 pristine Studio original recordings, free of overdubs.
Go here for tracklist and details
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)


Kieran Davis announces more reprints – Elvis October 1976 and Spirit of ‘76: Kieran Davis has advised: Two more of our books will soon be available in reprint form for those that missed them the first time round. To make both of these books available in the most cost effective manner for a very short print run (50 copies) both books have now been combined under a single cover. If you have both of the old versions of these books you DO NOT need this one as the contents are identical, they have simply been printed in a single volume. If you missed out on either volume now is a chance to reserve a copy.
As the title suggests, the book covers in detail Elvis' tour of October 1976, with a special focus on the show in Champaign, for which there are approximately 100 previously unpublished black and white images.
There are numerous reviews, personal stories, images of memorabilia and Elvis on stage, plus glimpses into the internal workings of the Elvis Presley Show, life in the box office and more. All of which are incorporated into an extensive narrative. ~300 pages and hardbound.
This book is currently at the printers, but print times have increased due to the global supply chain delays.
We are expecting this book within the next 6 to 8 weeks. We do not like taking fully paid preorders for books in case there are longer delays or print problems. However, we are accepting deposits to guarantee a copy of the book. The book is expected to be £60 plus shipping (£5 in the UK, ~£20 in Europe, ~£30 for the rest of the world). To reserve a copy of the book for £10 please Go here > theelvispresleyshow.com
... EIN will add a new review of Kieran Davis' excellent 'Elvis ‘72 Summer Festival' book tomorrow.
(News, Source: Kieran Davis/ElvisInfoNet)

Test your knowledge – online Elvis quiz: How much do you know about Elvis Presley's army service?

Take this QUIZ created by the author of the new book, ELVIS: The Army Years Uncovered, to test your knowledge.

Read EIN’s review of Elvis: The Army Years Uncovered

Read EIN’s interview with Trina Young

(News, Source:TrinaYoung/ElvisInfoNet)

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Elton John says Elvis helped him get sober: The UK Tabloids are stirring up the Elvis stories once again.
This week The Express noted that... Presley died on August 16, 1977, aged just 42-years-old. In the final few years of his life, the King of Rock and Roll let himself go. Not only did the star gain a lot of weight, but he was also reportedly indulging in alcohol and drugs. (see EIN correction below)
The star’s cause of death was determined as a cardiac arrest after “fourteen” different kinds of drugs were found in the star’s body.
In 1976, while he was in this deteriorating state, he met Sir Elton John.
At the time,​ Elton was 29-years-old and had admitted to drinking a lot and using drugs. The singer was endlessly excited to meet Elvis for the first time but when it actually happened it didn’t go as he expected.
On the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997, Elton confessed, “Elvis, I saw him in Washington, bless his heart,– and I’m a huge Elvis fan. It was so sad because he’d turned into this big man with no eyes – they’d sunken into the back of his head. It was pathetic.”
Elton went on to say the similarities between himself and Elvis at the end of his days were too close for comfort.
He continued: “In the end, there are pictures of me… when I look at them I think, oh my god: You turned into Elvis! You shut your door, you gained weight, you did this, you did that, and you didn’t care how you were. It’s very easy to do that.”
Elton confessed that after seeing Elvis in the state he was in, he decided he “didn’t want to end up like that. I knew
he would be dead in a year if he carried on like that – and he was.”
Unfortunately, a year later, Elvis was found dead in his home at Graceland.
EIN NOTE: Elvis did not drink alcohol and his drug habit was prescribed by Doctors who should have known better. Similarly, his manager Col Parker did nothing to help.
While the article suggests that Elton John seeing Elvis in 1976 helped him get sober, in fact the truth is that John continued with his severe addiction to drugs and alcohol until he was in his early 40s.
It wasn't until July 1990 that he checked in to a Chicago hospital to solve his additions issues.
So it doesn't seem that seeing Elvis in a bad way in 1976 taught him a proper lesson at the time
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(News, Source;UKTabloid/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 8 November 2021

“Elvis Presley: Exodus” 1971 LP: When RCA released the best of Elvis' 1971 secular recordings spread over two albums and singles it was a grave error which ended up diluting the quality of Elvis' seventies releases.
The alternate compilation “Elvis Presley: Exodus” would have been a potentially vital LP in Elvis' musical legacy.
With the official 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' about to be released and to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the recording sessions, EIN contributor George Smith has taken the opportunity to lay the ghosts to rest to assemble his definitive collection of secular 1971 tracks: this is the 1971 album that should have been.
“Elvis Presley: Exodus” - the album that was never released - is an exploration of adult relationships expressed through the medium of folk music.
In this fascinating spotlight he has collected his thoughts regarding the songs and the circumstances surrounding their recording and has much to say about this lost masterpiece.
Don't miss this sensational article as George Smith reflects on Elvis' 1971 Nashville Sessions and the album that never was...
(Spotlight, Source;GS/ElvisInformationNetwork)


Linda Thompson on Elvis: This week Linda Thompson posted some more Elvis photos on her Insta blog.
On "Throwback Thursday" she commented, Elvis: ... ... .... Aloha Via Satellite! The first ever satellite television show, also the first split screen - directed by Marty Pasetta. Someone recently posted this photo that I had never seen before of me in the audience sitting with Hawaii 5.O’s Jack Lord!
Elvis and I were only 6 months into our 4 1/2 year romance.
Yes, after the first year he began to have short lived “dalliances“ but they were never anything more than that.
Facts: I always knew where his heart was. I was his only live in girlfriend for those years. We shared incredibly intimate times together including his hospital stays.
I was at every Vegas engagement, every tour, every holiday, every important event of his during those years.
That defines a real girlfriend - Not someone who has an occasional rendezvous.
I am very confident of my place in his history. And those who know… Really know. I’m just sayin’…
EIN totally agrees with her. - Go here for EIN Interviews with Linda Thompson
(News, Source;LT/ElvisInfoNet)

Dick Guyton to retire as executive director of Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation: Dick Guyton announced that he will retire on January 8th, which would be Elvis’ 87th birthday.
Guyton has served as executive director of the Memorial Foundation and the Elvis Birthplace and Museum since 2002.
Guyton is 82 and says it’s time to step down and let someone else lead the number one tourist attraction in the state.
He noted, “The Visitor’s Bureau several years ago did a study on people coming into the city, motels, restaurants, gas pumps, and it estimated that the taxes we bring in, Elvis brings in, is about a million dollars in revenue a year for the city, so yeah, I think we have a big economic impact on the city".
More than one million guests have visited the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum since Guyton came on board in 2002.
Go here for more on Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 5 November 2021

(Interview) Dennis van Tiel... the Netherlands: EIN continues its series of interviews with Elvis world identities in different countries, this time discussing “things Elvis” with Dennis Tiel from the Netherlands.
Dennis has published several books about Elvis and is also responsible for the long-running series of “annual” publications, Almost in Elvis.
His view about the Elvis world and what fans can learn from "everything Elvis" is truly fascinating.

As Tiel explains, "'Almost in Elvis' is an initiative for writers, journalists, poets, artist and just passionate lovers of the character Elvis A. Presley. Every issue has is own theme. The style and the design are different every issue and follows the theme of that edition sort of speak. You could consider Elvis is a kind of muse in this context."
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson discovers more ..
(Interviews, Source;NP/ElvisInformationNetwork)


"Elvis Back In Nashville" 8/10 Review: It's great to see the mainstream music press already giving truly positive reviews to the new "Elvis Back In Nashville" box-set that comes out next week.
UNCUT uk music magazine have already reviewed it noting....
"The King's final recordings in the country music capital"
Elvis Presley was more ambitious than his late career output might suggest.
During his 1971 sessions in Nashville, he cut tracks for his dream project: a folk-rock record featuring songs by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kris Kristofferson and others. Sadly, it never saw the light of day, and tracks from those sessions were scattered across cookie-cutter collections throughout the'70s.
'Elvis Back In Nashville' collects those recordings in one place, showcasing his stylistic range (gospel, carols, standards... you name it) and offering a glimpse of what might have been.
Despite being sold as a nostalgia act, Elvis was absolutely devoted to whatever he song he was singing. He immersed himself in the story and invested each line with nuance and character, whether it's the casually funky "Put Your Hand In The Hand" or the delicate "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (recorded while he had the flu).
Box-Set rates 8/10.
Extras: 6/10. Archival photos and liner notes by David Cantwell.

You can also have a sneak preview of 30 seconds of every track via PlatoMania - CLICK HERE to listen

(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


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"Elvis & 8mm Film" Help Needed: There is a new ELVIS project and this time it is all about Elvis 8mm film.
The author "Vince 8mm Elvis" notes,
"I’ve been researching for a book on the world of ELVIS 8mm film. I obviously have the films we know and love from DERANN, RED FOX, UNIVERSAL 8, VIACOM, KEN etc and am now looking to private collectors for the odd stuff that got past me or I have only read about!
I have been talking to many who were in the trade at the time and some great stories and behind the scenes facts have emerged. Flyers and adverts have also started to flood in.
As an Elvis fan and an 8mm fan I was always disappointed about the lack of info that was out there in the Elvis 8mm world.
All that we had was a list here and there and the same old pics.
We need it all in one place... All in One Book
Its fairly easy to start listing the "legal releases" of Elvis on 8mm. Our aim is to get it all in one place.
As an Elvis fan working at Derann Film Services a million years ago I became obsessed with Elvis on 8mm and bought whatever my wage would allow . Later in life  I put an advert in the Records Collector  and the rarities rolled in. My dream was to own a book just about 8mm Elvis  ..  and that dream is nearly here!
Main plea is that I need some better pics of some of the rare stuff. If you have ANY INFO please contact us at info@8mmelvis.com
Please take a look at the 8mm ELVIS website for more details
(News, Source;Vince/ElvisInfoNet)

Reprint of 'Elvis '72 Summer Festival': Elvis author Kieran Davis has advised EIN that the reprint of his excellent book, Elvis ‘72 Summer Festival is now available.
The price for the book is £50 plus shipping
Shipping in the UK is £5 / Europe is £20 / Rest of the World £30
We apologise for the ridiculous cost of shipping but there has been a huge increase in recent months. Pre-pandemic we could ship a kilo to the USA for about £15, that has now doubled. It is the same for Europe. The cost of having our books printed has also greatly increased. If you missed it the first time round please send us an email along with your Paypal address and we will send you an invoice. Or you can send payment directly to shannasattic76@yahoo.com 
Remember to add the correct amount for shipping. Please do not send Paypal payments to the email address originating this email as we will not receive them.
Originally released in 2019, EIN recorded a short review of the 154 page book: "Elvis’ Summer Festival at the Las Vegas Hilton was his longest engagement in the desert city, with 64 shows performed during the month. He was fit, tanned and healthy. Prolific Elvis photo-journal publisher, Kieran Davis, provides another visually appealing volume rich in detail and archival artifacts. A highlight is some terrific color shots of Elvis on stage and a close-up image of the cape accompanying his light blue embroidered suit. The book includes contributions by Rex Martin, Todd Slaughter, and Peggy Elzea. Strong book design and printed on quality paper stock."
Read EIN's exclusive Interview with Kieran Davis here
(News, Source: Kieran Davis/EIN)

'Op Zoek Naar Elvis' ('Searching For Elvis') New Book: Dutch Publisher DATO has announced the November 21, 2021 release of the 400-page book 'Op Zoek Naar Elvis' ('Searching For Elvis') by Godfried Nevels.
The publicity explains... In Searching for Elvis, Godfried Nevels talks to friends and acquaintances of Elvis Presley to record their personal memories of The King. From renowned session musicians, gospel singers, girlfriends, classmates, Hollywood actresses and American celebrities.
Wink Martindale looks back on Elvis' radio debut in 1954, Larry Geller reports on the historic meeting between Elvis and The Beatles in 1965, Ginger Alden talks about Elvis' last days before his death in 1977, and Cyril Wecht explains why the Elvis' official cause of death can't be right.
Lesser-known stories are also covered, such as the long journey that Elvis' first guitar has made since 1946, the forgotten first percussionist of Elvis at Sun Records, the fight at a gas station that was ended by Elvis in 1977 and never revealed before. information about the life of Colonel Parker.
The search for Elvis also puts Godfried in touch with Don McLean, Bill Medley and Tito Jackson, with a sister of Johnny Cash, with bandmates from Chicago and Little River Band and with songwriters of Elvis tribute songs like Black Velvet (Alannah Myles) and Eternal Flame (The Bangles).
In addition, Dutch artists like Waylon, who also wrote the foreword, Danny Vera, Barry Hay, Leo Blokhuis, George Baker and Evi Hanssen tell how much Elvis and his music mean to them.
The book includes previously unpublished images.
(News, Source;ElvisDayByDay)

Monday 1 November 2021
'Elvis: Mono To Stereo - The Complete RCA Studio Masters 1956' New MRS release: The UK based Memphis Recording Service have now officially announced the release of the Deluxe Double CD/ Book 'Elvis: Mono To Stereo - The Complete RCA Studio Masters 1956'.
Out November 26, 2021.
The 2CD set contains the complete master recordings of Elvis’ 1956 RCA studio recordings in mono and, for the first time, in stereo. Using DES (Digitally Extracted Stereo) our engineers have now created new, authentic stereo mixes from original mono recordings. All tracks have been restored and remastered using highly sophisticated sound processing techniques
CD 1 Stereo: I Got A Woman - Heartbreak Hotel - Money Honey - I'm Counting On You - I Was The One - Blue Suede Shoes - My Baby Left Me - One-Sided Love Affair - So Glad You're Mine - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) - Tutti Frutti - Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Shake, Rattle And Roll - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) - Playing For Keeps - Love Me - How Do You Think I Feel - How's The World Treating You - Paralyzed - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Long Tall Sally - Old Shep - Too Much - Anyplace Is Paradise - Ready Teddy -
First In Line - Rip It Up - Old Shep (Alternate Version - Take 5)- CD 2 Mono Versions same tracklist
(News, Source;FECC/ElvisInfoNet)
- EIN previously ran an extensive piece about Elvis Mono > Stereo DES versions, some work, some do not -

'Elvis For The Fans, By The Fans'  New Vinyl: The Memphis Mansion label has announced their "Elvis News Fan Club 30th Anniversary" LP!
Limited Edition in gold vinyl with black splatter.
It features twelve tracks chosen by members of the Elvis News Fan Club.
The cover is surely the real treat - what a classic!

Side A
Ready Teddy, Don't Be Cruel, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, One Night, Jailhouse Rock
Side B
All Shook Up, Treat Me Nice,  I Need Your Love Tonight, Young And Beautiful, Paralyzed, Love Me Tender,

Go here to Memphis Mansion shop to order - priced at €40

 


(News, Source;ElvisDaybyDay/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis News Report November 2021: Once again Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier wraps up all the Elvis news from last month. It includes a delightful acknowledgement to super drummer Ronnie Tutt and a great promo video on the new doco 'Elvis and the USS Arizona' out in November - a hilarious Deep Fake pt2 sign-off and much much more...

Runs 16 minutes

Click HERE to YouTube well worth watching

(News, Source;EM/ElvisInfoNet)


MRS 'Sept 1970' & 'Final Rehearsals' VINYL Out Now: After some delay the VINYL versions of the recent MRS new book-set release ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – September 1970' have been released.

Split into two single albums you can buy them individually.
MRS ‘Elvis In Person September 1970' and 'Elvis Final Rehearsals 1970'

Go here for all the tracklist info and more. - Each album selling for £29.95 at the MRS shop.
See below for our in-depth review of the MRS book/cd set.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

DVD 'Sold Out Vol. 10': The publicity states... 'Sold Out volume 10' is something special… Ever since the inception of Pyramid, we’ve been inundated with requests to release a volume focusing on the final year. We all know that the last year was difficult for Elvis. And for those of us who love the man and his music, it’s still hard to see footage from some of those shows. But there were also those nights where he could pull it together and blow everybody away with the power and might of his voice: performances like “How Great Thou Art”, “Fairytale” and “Hurt” are a testament to that fact. “Sold Out volume 10” has plenty of those moments. And some truly great close-ups of the man giving his all on stage.
One of the advantages of footage from the final year is that it’s often more complete, and indeed one of the shows on this release even clocks in at over 54 minutes. And there are various cool concert rarities including “Funny How Time Slips Away” as the third song in the show, a solid “Until It’s Time For You To You”, a neat “Steamroller Blues”, a back-to-the-basics “That’s All Right Mama”, and more. There’s also plenty of light moments where he is in a playful mood, teasing Charlie and J.D., hiding behind Jerry, etc.
We’ve once again included several fascinating behind-the-scenes films, of Elvis in his penguin outfit, the band & singers arriving at a venue, fans waiting in line, shots of the Lisa Marie at night, etc.
This is a release you can’t afford to miss. The liner notes were written by original backing vocalist Carol (Sonja) Montgomery, who provides a fresh perspective on the Nashville ’71 session where Elvis walked out. (News, Source;DC/ElvisInfoNet)

Graceland announces Holiday Season plans: EPE have announced their Winter Holiday Season plans.
Activities include the Traditional Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Special Tours and Holiday Themed Concerts by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ultimate ETA Dean Z, and other holiday shows at the Soundstage including The Beach Boys.
This holiday season at Graceland will be filled with more festive events than ever to celebrate one of Elvis' favorite times of the year.
Festivities include.
- Graceland’s Holiday Lighting Weekend November 18-20. The weekend kicks off with the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, which will feature  internationally renowned songwriter and producer David Porter, along with students from the Stax Music Academy,  “flipping the switch” to light Elvis’ iconic Graceland Mansion
for the holiday season. Round out the weekend with Dean Z’s Rockin’ Christmas Show on Saturday, Nov 20.
- Special afternoon Christmas Tours (December 1-20) featuring live tour guides sharing holiday stories throughout Graceland Mansion. The tours allow guests to explore Graceland decorated for the holidays after-hours, hear stories of what it was like to spend Christmas with the king at Graceland and tour the grounds to see the beautiful lights and up-close looks at the festive lawn decor that was part of Elvis' annual decorating tradition. Each tour is limited to eight guests with an expert guide and will include a holiday photo ops both inside and outside Graceland Mansion.
There will be a 'Graceland Virtual Tour: Christmas Edition' on December 20 for those that can't make it to Memphis. COSTS US$98.50 ! Angie Marchese, Vice President of the Graceland Archives and Exhibits, will be leading a behind the ropes look at Graceland decorated for Elvis’ favorite holiday. Angie will share stories of how Elvis spent the holidays around the mansion and show the holiday décor he handpicked and left up all the way through his birthday on January 8.
Graceland will be decorated for the holidays from November 18 through January 9, 2022. Visitors during this time will be able to enjoy Elvis' holiday decorating traditions throughout the grounds of his home, Graceland Mansion. Outside, are the traditional lights including hundreds of blue Christmas lights lining the driveway, a life-size nativity scene, Elvis’ Santa and his sleigh lawn decorations, and more. The interior of Graceland is beautifully decorated with Christmas décor that includes his traditional red velvet drapes, Christmas trees throughout, and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display.
GO HERE to EPE for Ticket prices and all the details
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Presley: Little People, BIG DREAMS' New book for 2022: From 'Little People, BIG DREAMS" book series from author Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Ana Albero (Illustrator) is their book on ELVIS. - Hardcover - out May 17, 2022
The publicity notes... In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
Elvis was born into poverty in North Mississippi, a place where opportunities were a rare thing to see. Still, he felt that someday, somehow, something amazing would happen. When he sang in a school talent show, he realized that singing was all he wanted to do with his life.
He had just finished high school when he plucked up the courage and walked through the doors of Sun Studios, ready to record his first song. After this came hit after hit, and he popularized a new genre of music that mixed all kinds of different styles. That genre was Rock 'n' Roll, and it would take the world by storm!
All the great artists that came after him still look up to little Elvis, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the unique and irreplaceable artist who changed the course of music history. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
Go here for more info about this series of books
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis News from earlier in the week...

MRS presents 'ELVIS: September 1970' in-depth Review: MRS's new 2CD deluxe set features a new previously unreleased soundboard from 2nd September 1970 and a bonus CD that covers the final rehearsals at the International Hotel on August 10th before the start of the summer festival.
In September 1970 Elvis was still excited to be back on stage and performing for his fans. Newspaper reviews of his concerts wrote about the excitement and fun Elvis was having back on-stage.
This brand-new previously unknown concert captures Elvis feeling 'loose-as-a-goose' yet still performing with a real intensity. His live versions of ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’, 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' were truly exceptional this evening.
The accompanying 40-page booklet of the CD deluxe includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.

EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new collection and enjoy a hilarious ride-with-the-king.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Exhibition 'Elvis: Direct from Graceland' for Victoria, Australia: The Australian southern state of Victoria has scored and unprecedented Elvis Presley exhibition for early 2022.
This major new biographical exhibition exploring one of the most iconic and influential figures of the 20th Century. Elvis: Direct from Graceland, will open on 19 March 2022 at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Exclusive to Bendigo, VIC, the exhibition will explore Elvis’ stellar career, his larger-than-life persona, lesser-known aspects of his early years, interests and personal life, and his radical sense of style.
In a major coup the Gallery has been able to secure unprecedented access to the Graceland archives to present a comprehensive exhibition on the world’s greatest and most popular artists.
Elvis: Direct from Graceland will feature around 300 authentic artifacts owned by Elvis direct from the icon’s Graceland home - including his military uniforms, his 1976 Red Bicentennial Custom Harley Davidson, and an amazing array of his famous jumpsuits to personal items like Lisa Marie’s baby clothes, Elvis’ first job application and the 1st grade crayon box he took to school. Visiting Australia for the first time ever is a bright red convertible 1960 MG from the movie Blue Hawaii, the only car from his films that Elvis actually owned and had brought to the Hawaii location to get around in his free time.
The exhibition will also feature many items that rarely travel beyond the Graceland gates, including Elvis’ wedding tuxedo and Priscilla’s wedding dress, two costumes from the acclaimed television performance known as the ‘68 Comeback Special, and garments from his eclectic home wardrobe.
Graceland's Angie Marchese stated, "While Elvis was never able to visit Australia himself, it brings us great pride at Graceland to know that his legacy and music lives on there. We look forward to sharing a glimpse into Elvis’ life with the fans in Australia.”
Key periods in Elvis’ life and career will be covered, including his early years living in the ‘shotgun shack’ in Tupelo, Mississippi, his break-out Sun Studios hit, U.S. Army service, his time in Hollywood, his unforgettable ’68 Special performance, and the glamorous Vegas years.
The exhibition also moves beyond the familiar story of his musical and acting career to present his more private side, his devotion to his parents, his love of books, motorcycles, horses and karate and the haven he created in Graceland for his friends and family.
The exhibition includes garments and jewellery worn by Elvis throughout his life, personal items from Graceland, as well as vintage Elvis-branded merchandise, costumes and scripts from the Hollywood movies and much more.
Bendigo Art Gallery Director Jessica Bridgfoot said, “We are so excited to be able to bring this iconic collection to Australia at a time when international travel has been limited.
This is the latest in the international series of exhibitions presented by Bendigo Art Gallery that pay homage to the great style icons of our recent history."
Victoria Minister for Tourism Martin Pakula said: “Landing this exhibition is a major coup for Bendigo and Victoria and thousands of Elvis fans will be marking the dates in their diaries right now.
Whether people come for the jumpsuits, the Harley or just to celebrate one of the great figures in recent history, the benefit will extend to cafes, restaurants and hotels across the region.”
Elvis Presley: Direct from Graceland runs 19 March – 17 July 2022
Tickets on sale now at bendigoartgallery.com.au
(News, Source;BendigoArtGallery/ElvisInfoNet) - EIN will have more details soon-

Priscilla pays tribute to Ronnie Tutt: Priscilla Presley also recently paid tribute to drummer Ronnie Tutt, who died on October 16.
Ronnie Tutt was a longtime member of Elvis' TCB Band, which backed the King of Rock and Roll during the last decade of his life. Tutt, a prolific studio drummer who also performed with Billy Joel and Neil Diamond, was 83.
Priscilla posted on Instagram, "Rest In Peace my friend. Your sweet soul and great talent captured us all.
Elvis always bragged how you intuitively could keep up with his stage moves. Even when he tried to trick you...
My heart goes out to you Donna for your loss.
And to the TCB band members, James and Glenn.
You will be forever missed."

She included a recent photo she took with Tutt.
Tutt's wife Donna confirmed that he had died of natural causes at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, surrounded by his family.
He chose not to be hospitalized, as he knew doctors could do nothing more for his heart condition.
Donna said that "his body had had enough, he couldn't play another drum lick...."

(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)


"Elvis Presley's own Brigitte Bardot": Before Elvis went to Germany, he declared in a press conference that he wanted to meet Brigitte Bardot! Instead of meeting the French actress, he found his own lookalike in Germany. 

Go here to Find out more!  

and read EIN's interview with author Trina Young here

(Source: Trina Young)

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EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in October ...
“I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen” New Promo Video: The new 50th Anniv release 'Elvis Back In Nashville' is out next month, Nov 12.
On May 20, 1971 in the early hours of the morning, having laid down a few tracks for his up-coming Gospel album, Elvis sat down at the piano on his own and trying to relive the emotion of singing alone in Graceland, Elvis sang three old favourites for his studio friends.
These were two by Ivory Joe Hunter 'It's Still Here' and 'I Will Be True' plus an old classic 'I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen'.
Elvis singing alone playing piano in Studio B was a totally unique situation and was luckily recorded by RCA.
Elvis only sang the one take. This would be overdubbed by Felton Jarvis for album release -Go here to YouTube to watch.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

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(Book Review) Elvis June 1956: June 1956 was another busy month for Elvis Presley and author Paul Bélard captures the frenzy and excitement of Elvis' rocket-to-stardom in this new photo-book, ‘Elvis June 1956’.
Elvis' 1956 juggernaut was picking up strength during the month with a series of dynamic live shows across America, appearing on Wink Martindale’s ‘Dance Party’ TV show, violating segregation laws in Memphis, outraging media critics and many parents with his burlesque show rendition of ‘Hound Dog’ on The Milton Berle Show and rehearsing for his appearance on The Steve Allen Show as the highlights.
The book includes some wonderful archive material such as..
- “Singing Sensation Causes Near Riot Here”
- “Writhing Singer Has Long Beach Soxers Wailing”
- "Elvis Sends 6,400 Here Into Frenzy”
- “Presley Leaves You In A Blue Suede Funk”
· “The Presley Problem”

This graphic biography illustrates how our man worked hard getting his career off the ground. All this packed on 220 pages.
Go here as Nigel Patterson and Kees Mouwen check out this look at one of Elvis' key months of his career
(Book Review, Source:EIN & EDayByDay)


Ronnie Tutt has died Aged 83: Very sad news for all Elvis fans today, finding out that the incredible TCB Band drummer Ronnie Tutt has died aged 83.
Graceland posted a heartfelt tribute...
.."All of us at EPE were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland. We enjoyed each time he joined us here to celebrate Elvis Week, Elvis' Birthday and many other special occasions. Ronnie was an amazing ambassador to Elvis' legacy - sharing his memories of working with Elvis with fans - as well as bringing Elvis' music to arenas around the globe through later "Elvis in Concert" shows and performances.
Ronnie Tutt played drums for Elvis as part of the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977. He was part of the band put together by James Burton for Elvis' 1969 Las Vegas opening - and stayed with Elvis until his death in 1977.
Ronnie later toured with Neil Diamond's band. He also recorded and performed with the likes of Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Costello, Stevie Nicks, Michael McDonald, among others.
Our hearts go out to Donna, his family, his fellow TCB Band members - and to his fans around the world.
He will be deeply missed by all of us."
- Ron Tutt was born in 1938 in Dallas, Texas and was considered a "Child Prodigy" by many as by the age of three he was already enrolled in voice and tap dance classes. He was soon playing violin in his school orchestra, then trumpet and finally playing drums in his final years at school.
He later studied music at North Texas University before moving to Los Angeles as a professional drummer.
Ronnie said, "The two greatest music influences on my life were Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond. Elvis for the flashy, explosive, slightly out of control, style of playing that he needed and Neil for wanting the opposite and a very disciplined drummer."
Ronnie Tutt was a true gentleman, a friend to all, and a delightful person to talk to.
He will be missed by all.
R.I.P 'Ronnie Tutt' 12 March 1938 - 16 Oct 2021
EIN recommends this delightful interview with Ronnie Tutt at NAMM 'Oral Histories'
Also see the Ronnie Tutt page at Drummer World
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

James Burton posted....

RONNIE TUTT - We are in shock 😭 💔.
Top of the list drummer, amazing work with any top recording artists and live shows.
The James Burton and Friends show in Nashville, to our knowledge, was the last show that Ronnie played and it was truly an honor to have him give of his talents to the James Burton Foundation to give guitars to kids and vets.  His playing on this show was INCREDIBLE.   ⚡️TCB⚡️
Playing together over the years was so much fun, it was like a hand in a glove.  We knew exactly how to play off each other.
You bet I will always miss him!!! 🥁🎸
The wonderful thing is that we know for sure Ronnie is in heaven with God and his family, Elvis and friends.
What a joy for his family to have this knowledge and we love all of them so much. 🙏✝️😇
- The James Burton Family


ELVIS Birthday Celebration 2022: Graceland is getting in early with an update about ELVIS' Birthday Celebration in January 2022.
... Join us in Memphis on January 6-9, 2022, for Elvis' 2022 Birthday Celebration.
Enjoy four days of birthday festivities surrounding the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s birthday!
The celebration includes
- Elvis Birthday Bash and Evening Christmas Tour
- Elvis Gospel Dinner
- Elvis on Tour late night movie screening
- Conversations on Elvis

Founders and Insiders will be contacted directly about pre-sale opportunities.
Go here to EPE for all the details

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Book Review 'From Elvis in Japan': David Ward's 'From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956-2018' is the a very detailed and visually attractive Elvis “discography”. It covers Elvis LP (vinyl) releases in Japan between 1956 and 2018, the e-book is full of interesting information about each release and stunning images of the LP covers and discs.

The discography contains information on 131 Elvis LPs released in the “land of the rising sun”, a complete song index, and “value add” sections such as How to Read Elvis’ Name in Japanese, Japanese Albums with US Artwork, and English Lyrics (the translations are often outrageously funny!).

Japan also pressed plenty of unique compilations such as 'Elvis Presley Special 24', 'Elvis on Screen', 'Elvis Presley The Complete Singles (11 LP box set)' and 'Elvis Presley By Request of Japanese Fans'.

Go here and discover even more as EIN's Nigel Patterson reviews this fascinating look at Elvis' Japan releases.

(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


“Get the jab” - Elvis being used to promote getting the COVID vaccine: The 'Health24' South-African based health information website is using Elvis as an example to encourage people to get vaccinated. They feature '6 tips for speaking to the unvaxxed'..
#4 Don’t be afraid to drop a name or two.
If Elvis could do it, so can you. In 1956, rising rock ’n roll star Elvis Presley appeared on public television getting his polio shot at a time when vaccine uptake was precariously slow. The Elvis effect seemed to have helped to spur US teenagers to launch campaigns to recruit their friends. Vaccinations surged, and by the next year active cases of polio had dropped from 15,140 to 5,485. Five years later, by 1962, fewer than 1,000 cases were reported. Studies about social influence on boosting the uptake of flu vaccines suggest that talking about other people getting their shots might help to improve the uptake for Covid-19 vaccines, too. It need not only be social influencers– even examples from within a peer group can help to nudge people to get on board.

A small percentage of people say they will never get the jab — and studies suggest that chances

are slim that they will change their minds. The uptake among vaccine-ready people can change over time, but hardline anti-vaxxers almost never change their minds. So it is more effective to focus on people who are vaccine-ready and receptive to new information.
(News, Source;Health24/ElvisInfoNet)

Baz Luhrmann Taking Care Of Business!: ELVIS movie director Baz Luhrmann has announced a weekly ELVIS DAY when he will share pictures to get fans involved in his upcoming biopic.

Luhrmann tweeted.. "Still taking care of business here... Thought we’d make Monday, ‘Elvis Day’, dropping you some favorite pics as we go through our journey."

Next summer his new ELVIS biopic will hit cinemas, charting the life and career of The King of Rock and Roll. But with less than a year to go we still haven’t had our first look at Austin Butler as Elvis or Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, let alone a trailer.

The first set of pictures featured Elvis posing and performing back in the 1950s. The second set yesterday featured the comment, "To Understand The Elvis phenomenon you must first understand the Colonel".

The weekly pictures are on Baz Luhrmann Twitter feed.

(News, Source:NP/UKExpress/ElvisInfoNet)


Three New FTD Releases for November: After a few quiet months - see FTD fire story below - FTD announce three new releases for next month. The long-awaited "Pot Luck Sessions" as a 5cd set, a Spring 1975 double- soundboard from Tampa and Atlanta (both previously unreleased) and the 'Raised On Rock' double VINYL.
- 'Elvis: The Pot Luck Sessions' 5cd box-set: FTD’s acclaimed series continues with one of the most commercially successful recording sessions of Elvis’ career 'The Pot Luck Sessions'.
It is without doubt the ultimate triumph for Hill & Range’s song plugger Freddy Bienstock. Superbly crafted hits like “Little Sister”, (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame”, “Good Luck Charm” and She’s Not You” dominated pop charts throughout the world in the early ‘60s and Elvis’ flawless performances accompanied by Nashville’s finest musicians still resonate today some 60 years later.
If “Easy Question”, “Suspicion” “I’m Yours” and “Kiss Me Quick” had been released as 45 rpm singles during this fertile period, and not years after, undoubtedly each could have matched the chartbusting success of the others.
This remastered 5-CD boxed set includes a 28-page booklet featuring an insightful essay, rare photographs, memorabilia, and recording data
Go here to all the FTD / SONY News 2021 for full tracklist
- 'Elvis: South Bound' 2cd Soundboard: As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: South Bound Tampa / Atlanta ‘75'.
Released as a 2-CD 5” digi-pak, this set features Elvis' two shows: Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, April 26, 1975 (2:30 PM) and Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, May 2, 1975 (8:30 PM)
Both soundboards are incomplete with both concerts starting after 'I Got A Woman' with Elvis' third song 'Love Me'...
EIN Note: in 2017 FTD released 'Elvis In Altanta' two of his three 1975 shows that he performed in this tour. At the time we noted that the audio mix left a little to be desired "The sound quality is what we expect from this tour with VERY prominent Piano and Voices but with everything else - drums, guitar, orchestra - way in the background. The benefit is you can easily hear Elvis" but we also noted "There is no doubt that he was well loved by his adoring audiences in Atlanta. The Omni ‘Opening Night’ captures a great crowd reaction and Elvis truly enjoying himself on stage. Worth playing several times." lets hope his final Omni performance is as good.
Go to FTD/ SONY 2021 news for tracklists

- 'Elvis: Raised On Rock' Double-VINYL: Following on from the recent success of Girls! Girls! Girls! Release, FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of “Raised On Rock: I’ve Got Rhythm In My Soul" on 180 Gram Limited Vinyl Edition”.
The album contains masters, rough mixes and alternative versions of great songs recorded at Stax Studio in 1973 such as “Find Out What’s Happening”, “Just A Little Bit”, “For Ol’ Times Sake” and “If You Don’t Come Back”.
Also included are the instrumental tracks for “The Wonders You Perform”, “Sweet Angeline”, “Color My Rainbow”, “Good, Bad But Beautiful, and the rehearsal take of “It’s Diff’rent Now”.
The album kicks off with the excellent 'Find Out What’s Happening', 'For Ol’ Times Sake' and 'Raised On Rock' "Rough mixes"
Go here to all the FTD / SONY News 2021 for full tracklists


(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)


FTD Fire Down Below: The original September FTD release news we were expecting suddenly never happened. It seemed that something had gone wrong - and indeed we have the terrible news confirmed today that there has been a fire at the Denmark Impulse warehouse where all the FTD stock is stored.
FTD's Roger Semon has said that the fire was a few weeks ago and a lot of older stock - "almost the entire FTD catalogue" according to some - has been destroyed.
The fire luckily did not go through the whole factory. Fingers crossed that some stock may be recovered.
EIN is not sure if this has affected release of the new FTD 'Making Of Jailhouse Rock' book from David English.
" .. It is with regret that due to another major fire at Impulse, FTD will be unable to distribute or supply any back catalogue items for the foreseeable future. It will be sometime before an in-depth assessment can be made regarding saleable product. We will obviously update as and when possible."
Roger & Ernst. - News from FTD Dealers.
(News, Source;MM/UEPS)


Change of Habit Blu-Ray release: Kino Lorber is releasing a Blu-ray edition of William A. Graham's Change of Habit (1969), starring Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Edward Asner, and Jane Elliot.
The release is scheduled for release on October 19.
The company originally released the film on Blu-ray in Germany a year or so ago, however, the new release is for the (native) English speaking countries (English text cover).
The extras include a new audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, the theatrical trailer and optional English subtitles.

(News, Source: EDBD/Amazon/EIN)

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(Interview) Robert Elder, author of (recently released) 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide to the Holidays from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll' talks to EIN: All fans know how important Christmas was to Elvis. Elvis and Christmas are the subject of a delightful new book by celebrated author, Robert K. Elder. Arranged with the assistance of EPE, the book is informative, colorful, and “party” fun.
Robert recently took time out of his hectic schedule (promoting the book) to talk with EIN’s Nigel Patterson, Robert’s interview covers a range of subjects:
    - what is in the book
    - why Christmas was so important to Elvis
    - the assistance he got from not only EPE, but also two other well known authors
    - the Christmas with Elvis Bobblehead set; and
    - there are also appearances by Kurt Russell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, U2, and Ernest Hemingway.

Read Robert’s full interview
(Interview, Source: Robert K.Elder/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Book Review 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide': Out Now from author Robert Elder, 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide to the Holidays from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll'
Written in collaboration with EPE, the book helps you Celebrate Christmas with the King of Rock n' Roll!
In this spirit, Christmas with Elvis is designed like a Christmas party Elvis himself would have liked. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic music and songs Elvis sang and recorded for his bestselling holiday albums, alongside favorite stories, trivia, and Yuletide cocktails and munchies, all wrapped up with a merry Christmas twist fit for the King of Rock ’n’ Roll.


Go here as EIN’s Nigel Patterson investigates more...

(Book Reviews, Source;/ElvisInformationNetwork)


'The Airplanes & The King' English Re-Publication: As promised a few months ago, the extremely well-received spanish book 'The Airplanes & The King' by Carlos Varrenti is now being republished as an English version. The Prologue was written by Elvis expert Carlos R. Ares.
Not only that but it has now been expanded to an amazing 400 pages with a lot of unreleased material from Elvis Files' vaults!
The English version is printed as a High quality Hardback book.
The author notes, 'As an Aeronautical Engineer, and a huge Elvis Presley fan, I have always wanted to write a book on Planes and the King. Since my first visit to Graceland, back in 2001, I have been extremely intrigued by Elvis' history with his aircraft and his link to aeronautics in general. In my life every little detail, every short paragraph in a book, every video, every photograph, every little note or information related to Elvis and his planes, was always marked and kept in my personal archive. In 2021 all this information, along with some unique Elvis stories, has now been beautifully arranged in this glorious book, for every Elvis fan."
Printed and distributed by The Elvis Files Team!
.. Coming December 2021
Pre-Orders starting soon via The Elvis Files.
EIN has seen some preview pages and it is an absolute stunner.
(News, Source;CV/ElvisInfoNet)


'Amazing Grace (Takes 1-2)' Promo: Don't miss out on this third official newly remastered promo for the new 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' deluxe set.

'Amazing Grace (Takes 1-2)' - Engineer Matt Ross Spang brings out the delightful ambience of Elvis and the band as they capture the pure soul of this classic gospel song

GO HERE TO YOUTUBE to see the delightful video.

 


(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet
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(Interview) David Ward, author of 'From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956-2018': A new e-book by David Ward chronicles more than 100 Japanese Elvis LPs in great narrative detail and full color images.
Long-time collectors will be very aware of how different many Japanese Elvis records were.

In a fascinating and entertaining interview with EIN’s Nigel Patterson, David discusses:
    - the extra effort RCA Japan put into Elvis’ LP releases
    rare albums
    - what you can find in Japanese obi strips on Elvis LPs
    - the Elvis LP obi strip doubling as a poster
    - Elvis’ record sales in Japan
    - the single you need to hold up to the light
    - some very funny Japanese transcriptions of English lyrics, and a lot more.

There is also a shout out to Ernst Jorgensen!

Read David’s full interview - & check out the great covers..

(Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Book Review) Elvis The Army Years Uncovered (Trina Young): EIN thanks our good friend, Kees Mouwen (administrator of the best Elvis blog on the Internet....Elvis Day By Day), for allowing us to publish his informative review of Trina Young’s latest book.

Despite what some fans may think, Elvis’ Army years were eventful, full of interesting and sometimes sad, incidents.
Those two years in the Army were important in shaping Elvis as a person.
As Kees notes in his enlightening review, in her book, Trina Young “goes behind the superficial public relations story of Presley’s army years”.

Read Kees’ detailed review

(Book Review: Source: Kees Mouwen)

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Trailer for Elvis Files '68 The Gospel & Bordello Sequence' New Book: Erik Lorentzen has posted a promo trailer for the new "photo-folio" book 'ELVIS; The Gospel & Bordello Sequence NBC TV Special June 28, 1968'.

The description is 'ELVIS; The Gospel & Bordello Sequence NBC TV Special June 28, 1968. The return of Elvis to TV in 1968 with photos that failed the sponsor's approval.
Too offensive for puritan America! He helped bring the pop world from illusion to reality.
He was the catalyst for making youth pop into a medium alive with sexuality and urgency.'

EIN thought Erik Lorentzen's original 'Elvis-The King Of The Jungle' 545-page book was sensational.

If you wonder what new photos Lorentzen has found for this expanded version the trailer helps explain...

Go HERE to YouTube to check it out

(News, Source EL/ElvisInfoNet)


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Trina Young talks to EIN: Music journalist, Trina Young’s latest Elvis book, Elvis: The Army Years Uncovered: Behind the Scenes of the Two Years That Changed The King of Rock and Roll's Life, is now available.

Trina recently took time out to speak with EIN’s Nigel Patterson about her new book, her earlier Elvis books, the concerning issue of plagiarism of her works, and more.

 

Read Trina’s full interview

 

 

(Interview, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Until It's Time for You to Go' New Promo Video: RCA have released their second teaser for the new "Elvis: Back In Nashville" upcoming 50th Anniversary 4-Cd set to be released in November.

This time it is the beautiful "Until It's Time for You to Go (Take 5 - Official Lyric Video)"

GO HERE to YouTube to listen
and it includes some great 1971 pictures of our hero.
Don't miss it.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Five new "Photo-folio" books from Elvis Files: Despite the fact that Erik Lorentzen said that he was going to retire after his "Elvis In Person 1969" book two years ago, the Elvis Files team are back again with yet another announcement, this time five more "Photo-folio" books of 150 pages - each selling for €54 = US$64.

The Elvis Files team and KJ Consulting announce...

The TEF team goes a step further. Not one softcover book with 150 pages of excellent photos, but 5 pieces in large format ─ 25x30 cm.

The standard KJ Consulting format in the quality you are used to.
Hundreds of unseen photos in superb quality in every book.
Printed on high-gloss paper, as always.
Here you see an almost complete TV show or concert in pictures.
Always Elvis on our minds . . . books available from the 1st week of October.

Erik Lorentzen and the TEF team present...

ELVIS; The Gospel & Bordello Sequence NBC TV Special June 28, 1968. The return of Elvis to TV in 1968 with photos that failed the sponsor's approval. Too offensive for puritan America! He helped bring the pop world from illusion to reality. He was the catalyst for making youth pop into a medium alive with sexuality and urgency.

ELVIS; Opening Night Las Vegas July 31, 1969. Many fans know this series of photos from the interweb but here you will see previously unpublished shots of Elvis on stage. He performed at the International in a 2,000-seat room and every show was a sell-out. He was a bigger smash than any other high powered Las Vegas attraction. ELVIS; Las Vegas Season 2 at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. January 26 ─ February 23, 1970. Elvis on and off stage in super quality. "I've never seen anything like it," said Emilio, the obviously delighted maitre d' at the International and an 18-year veteran of Vegas showrooms. "The phones ring all day and people begin lining up at 10 a.m. for reservations. It was very exciting. I think anybody would be excited. And there's prestige involved, which gives you a good feeling.

ELVIS; One Night in Boston, November 10, 1971. You have never seen such high quality photos before. Elvis Presley walked on stage. A huge cheer arose from the audience. Here was the King of Rock and Roll. Embodied in this man’s life was the whole story of a musical and cultural revolution. The crowd ate this up. He actually looked like a king.
ELVIS; Anaheim Convention Center, November 30, 1976. Every picture tells a story. Elvis had lost quite a bit of weight for this tour and the photos show this. His mood was good and so were the shows. A lot of interaction with the audience beautifully captured in this book. All photographs and text accompanied by Elaine Christan
Go to the ELVIS FILES website for ordering information - Order separately or get all five for only €238
(News, Source;Elvis Files/EIN)

'Elvis: Fort Worth, Texas 1974' FTD in-depth Review: This FTD double-pack features two concerts from Elvis’ third tour of 1974, both performances from Father's Day in Fort Worth, Texas, June 16 1974. Elvis performed four shows at the 14,000 seater Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth Texas. These were the first four shows of Elvis' Tour #11 so he was ready to rock. Reviews included, "Elvis put on one sharp, uptown and professional show. Wrapped skintight or loosely white bellbottoms and waist-length jacket. Elvis had the show in the palm of his hand".
In fine humour, at the evening show Elvis jokes that the whole band are from Texas... “John Wilkinson from Waco Texas, Ronnie Tutt from Dallas Texas, Duke Bardwell from Abilene Texas, Charlie Hodge from Decateur Texas, Voice from Nashville Texas and Joe Guercio with the all-Texas choir band! And I’m from Tupelo, Texas."
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley give you the complete low-down on this new FTD double-pack ....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Think Twice: Elvis in The Studio 1971': The forthcoming 'Back In Nashville' boxset is going to shine the spotlight on Elvis' 1971 sessions which have traditionally been ignored by the official label. In this fascinating and detailed article EIN contributor Shane Brown examines these all too easily dismissed Nashville sessions and discovers some real gems.
It’s very easy to look at the March, May and June 1971 recordings out of context. While the recordings are certainly not up to the standard of those from June 1970, it’s also true to say that Elvis was in a very different place personally by spring 1971.
In June 1970 Elvis was riding the crest of a wave with his recent successes but by January 1971 he was in the newspapers due to an ongoing paternity suit.
The Presley’s marriage was on the rocks and Elvis was having problems with his eyes.
However despite all of this there was something very interesting going on during the 1971 sessions.
Find out more as Shane Brown investigates these controversial 1971 Nashville Sessions....
(Spotlight; Source;ShaneBrown/EIN)

New MRS VINYL Review: What Elvis playlist do you listen to on August 16th ever year? Mine is always some recent new VINYL.
There is something so tactile and visual about VINYL that not only does it feel more "genuine" but it also reminds me of when Elvis was alive and everything we listened to was on vinyl.
This year 2021 - while in CV19 lockdown - my most recently acquired vinyl were the three recent MRS VINYL releases and what fine and innovative albums they are.
- 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – August 1969' - Single album.
- 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis – January Thru February 1970' - Double album.
- 'Elvis Summer Festival 1970 - The Rehearsals' - Triple album.
Featuring three concerts of Elvis at the height of his Las Vegas return-to-splendour power, plus a triple album of Elvis' TTWII rehearsals, all packaged as stunning vinyl releases - these were certainly a neat way of celebrating Elvis Week.

EIN's Piers Beagley spins the discs and checks them out.
(Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Don't miss out on one of EIN's most-viewed and controversial interviews of all-time - Mike Stone tells all.

EIN Interview with Mike Stone: Mike Stone has had a long and successful career in athletics, in the entertainment business, as an author, sports instructor, bodyguard and personal fitness trainer.
Mike Stone was also a key figure in the emotional roller-coaster that described Elvis and Priscilla Presley's lives in the seventies.
In this exclusive EIN interview Priscilla's ex-partner, karate champion and author talks about his amazing life, including...
- Meeting Elvis and Priscilla
- Hawaii, Elvis and Karate
- Being Phil Spector's bodyguard
- Sitting next to John Lennon recording
- Priscilla and karate
- Fans blaming him for Elvis' marriage split-up
- Elvis putting a "Hit" out on him
- Finding peace in the Philippines
- His new autobiography

EIN was delighted to be able to finally talk with the man and find out more. EIN's Piers Beagley asked the questions..

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Interview) Piotr Soczynski talks to EIN: While serious collectors will be familiar with Piotr Soczynski’s phenomenal work in documenting little known parts of the Elvis recording catalog, most fans will not. This is a great pity, as Piotr, who lives in Poland, has already published five of the best Elvis books in 2021, with two more volumes due later this year and in 2022. These books are:
Elvis Army Vinyl Records 1956-1967
★ Elvis Army Vinyl Records 1968-1991
★ Elvis U.S. Demo and Acetates 1953-1965
★ Elvis U.S. Demo and Acetates 1965-1993

Vinyl Discography from Eastern Europe, Part 1
Vinyl Discography from Eastern Europe, Part 2 (late 2021)
Vinyl Discography from Eastern Europe, Part 3 (expected 2022)
The first four volumes sold out quickly earlier this year, while the more recent first volume of Piotr’s Eastern Europe vinyl trilogy is selling fast. The depth of information, glorious visuals, and strong, clean book design have resulted in fascinating “coffee table” releases which will please (amaze) both collectors and the general fan. Piotr recently took time out to discuss Elvis in Poland and his series of books which are an important narrative-visual record of little understood Elvis vinyl releases.
Read Piotr’s full interview with Nigel Patterson and marvel at some great page visuals from the various volumes
(Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis: Back In Nashville' Vinyl tracklist: RCA/Legacy Recordings will release Elvis: Back In Nashville, the definitive presentation of Presley's May-June 1971 Nashville studio sessions on Friday, November 12.
The 4 CD collection presents 82 pristine Studio original recordings, free of overdubs.
Graceland is also offering an exclusive 2LP 12" color vinyl collectors pressing of 'Elvis: Back In Nashville'.
A standard 2LP 12" vinyl version of the album will also be available.
The vinyl tracklist features the best selection of outtakes and remixed original recordings
Elvis: Back In Nashville Graceland 2LP 12" vinyl edition is available for pre-order from EPE here. US$24.98

Go HERE to 'Elvis FTD / SONY News 2021' for the tracklist
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


'Selling Elvis in 2021' EIN Spotlight: One of the most common questions asked of EIN is "how do I sell my Elvis records?"
Sadly, the market for Elvis’ recorded material is a shadow of what it was in the decade following his death. The exceptions are high quality original Sun Studio singles and various obscure releases such as test pressings, demos and acetates.
The best time of the year to sell anything ELVIS related is, of course, now around "Elvis Week" in August.
In 2021, demand for Elvis records generally continues to diminish as the sheer volume of Elvis records pressed means most collectors already have what they want, older fans are passing away, and younger fans are not as interested in physical records.
Highlighting the situation, a recent edition of the excellent Vintage Rock magazine featured a fascinating article discussing how the market for 50s vinyl has dipped and which artists and recordings are maintaining buyer interest.
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson puts a spotlight on the declining vinyl market
(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformatoinNetwork)

‘Elvis: Back In Nashville’ Out Friday Nov 12: The official RCA/SONY announcement..
RCA/Legacy Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Final Nashville Sessions with release of 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' on Friday, November 12
The 4 Disc Collection presents 82 pristine Studio Original Recordings, free of overdubs.
Like its predecessor 'From Elvis In Nashville' from last year, 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' is designed to showcase Elvis Presley and his core band as they sounded during the actual sessions without orchestral overdubs and vocal accompaniment. A key difference between Elvis’ 1970 and 1971 Nashville sessions is that many of the 1971 recordings included backing singers; therefore, Elvis: Back In Nashville offers a variety of song performances both with and without vocal augmentation.
Given the prolific output of great recordings created by Elvis during the fabled 1970 marathon sessions that may be heard on From Elvis In Nashville, RCA and the Elvis camp decided to stick with the winning combination of tight band, seasoned studio, well-chosen repertoire and relaxed spontaneous Elvis behind the microphone and record as much material as possible over a short period of time.
With Elvis’ upcoming concert activities increasing, future studio time would be limited and so the goal of these sessions was to generate perhaps a year’s worth of new songs. RCA and the Colonel let Elvis know they’d like a new Christmas album, a gospel album, a pop album, and “several new singles for summer and fall releases” and so, Elvis’ music coordinator/producer Felton Jarvis booked a whole week of all-night sessions starting March 15, 1971 and brought on the same band he’d used the year before.
Elvis Presley’s return in 1970 to recording in Nashville had been revelatory. Those sessions, on the heels of his Memphis recordings and a return to the stage, had done more than simply sustain a comeback. They also introduced Elvis to a great new rhythm section and gifted Elvis with a great new sound. Bassist Norbert Putnam, drummer Jerry Carrigan, and pianist David Briggs had helped transform country music rhythms in the sixties after they transplanted their R&B-indebted style from F. A. M. E. studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to Nashville session work. When producer Felton Jarvis teamed Elvis with the Muscle Shoals boys, along with session guitarist Chip Young, jack of all musical trades Charlie McCoy, and Presley’s bandleader James Burton, they together created the belatedly acclaimed Elvis Country in the process providing Elvis with a country-soul template he’d trace often in the last years of his life.
Music critic Dave Marsh once wrote that, even with his acclaim, “Elvis Presley was probably the most underrated singer of all.” Overdubs removed, what’s revealed on Elvis: Back In Nashville is some of the most compelling singing of Presley’s career.
Disc 1 features 18 tracks and includes The Country/Folk Sides (an unrealized Elvis project featuring songs by Ewan McColl, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Bob Dylan), The Piano Recordings (raw Elvis singing Ivory Joe Hunter with piano accompaniment) and The Pop Sides (classic pop compositions including “Padre,” “Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread,” “My Way,” “I’m Leavin'” and more).
Disc 2 features 25 tracks divided between The Religious Sides (classic and contemporary gospel) and The Christmas Sides (sacred and secular seasonal holiday music).
Disc 3 features 19 tracks and picks up on the country pop repertoire adding some rock ‘n’ roll with a variety of cuts including impromptu performances of “Johnny B. Goode” and “Lady Madonna,” an epic take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, (It’s Alright)”, fresh interpretations of “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Early Morning Rain” and more.
Disc 4 features 20 tracks and includes The Religious Outtakes and The Christmas Outtakes
(News, Source;RCA/ElvisInfoNet)

'I'm Leavin'' Take 1 - Promo New Mix: Don't miss out on this first official audio promo for the new 'Elvis: Back In Nashville' deluxe set.

Engineer Matt Ross Spang brings out the delightful ambience of Elvis and the band as they rehearse and then try out the exquisite June 1971 single 'I'm Leavin''

The song made #23 in the UK charts but only #36 in the US.

GO HERE TO YOUTUBE.

Hopefully the rest of the sessions glow in this golden light!

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


UPDATED- The collapse of the Elvis Bootleg Empire: Has Ernst won the war?’: Back in 1999 Ernst Jorgensen and Roger Semon convinced BMG to let them start the FTD collectors label in order to counteract the Elvis bootleg companies which had been selling unreleased material to fans since the very first vinyl bootleg 'Please Release Me' was issued back in 1970.
Of all the bootleg labels that have come and gone the 'Madison' label was one of the very few that always produced high-quality releases and which happened to start at the same time as FTD. The designs were top-notch and with detailed sleeve notes they easily competed with the legal Elvis releases.
In 2021 ‘Madison’ have returned with the new bootleg ‘A Legendary Performer Volume 9’ but all is not what was promised. The Elvis bootleg vaults are empty and FTD appears to have won the game.
Go here as EIN’s Piers Beagley checks out the lack of new material and considers the bootleg era at an end...
And EIN wants YOUR SAY - Our article is now updated with YOUR FEEDBACK - and more...
(Spotlight; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork) 

Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis. This month EIN celebrates our 44,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues So Elvis fans don't miss out on these rare and exciting photographs.

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

Click here to Facebook - Elvis Information Network group.


"On Tour" 50th Anniversary - FTD vs Lorentzen release:
In the same way that the FTD 'TTWII' Collectors Edition had to include similar photos to Erik Lorentzen's 'TTWII' Summer Festival publication, a debate among Elvis collectors has already started regarding the two new 'On Tour' editions and which one to purchase.
Lorentzen promises the earlier publication this year, whereas FTD are still gathering documentation and unseen images for their 2022 release.
Trouble has also started as Lorentzen has stated about his book, "Unique in this 1200 page edition is that for the first time the complete and very extensive information of all shows and sessions" yet now Ernst Jørgensen has posted that his personal session notes are being used without permission.
It will be difficult for fans to decide which to buy, or both, especially with the extra wait for the David English / Pål Granlund 50th Anniversary FTD 'On Tour' project.
Ernst Jørgensen posted the following statement..
"It has come to my attention that some of my personal recording notes are being used in Erik Lorentzen’s forthcoming Elvis On Tour book.
This is disappointing; as Erik has been notified that this information is private and confidential, and prior to publication permission is required, which has not been granted.
Pål, David and myself are working on an 'Elvis On Tour' FTD release for 2022, this information will be included with this release."

We do however also know that FTD will be including audio cds with their publication, the audio content however has not been finalised as yet.
(Note: Both images are of course not the actual book covers!)
(News, Source; ElvisInfoNet)

(Book Review) Elvis November 1956: As fans, we do not always realize that what we think we know about Elvis’ life, happened in short periods of time. Paul Belard’s visual biography series illustrates how hectic Elvis’ life and rise to fame was.
The latest release in Paul Belard’s series of photobooks, covering just one month in 1956, highlights just how much happened.
It was a busy time, Elvis spent time with his girlfriend Natalie Wood and buddy, Nick Adams on his new Harley Davidson. He did a small tour in the south with Scotty, DJ and Bill making stops in Toledo, Cleveland, Troy and Louisville, Kentucky. And managed to squeeze in a 10-day holiday with Bitsy Mott, Gene Smith and Richard Dougher to Las Vegas, returning to the New Frontier Hotel.

EIN’s Nigel Patterson and Elvis Day By Day’s Kees Mouwen joined forces to provide a detailed review of the narrative, visual and archival highlights from what was a a very busy month for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

(Book Review, Source:EIN & EDayByDay)


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'Elvis UK' Book Re-Issue: Following the successful release of 'Elvis UK3 The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley’s British CD Releases 1983-2005' as a Flip book in February 2021, co-authors John Townson and Gordon Minto are pleased to announce that their original book – the long out-of-print Elvis UK – published in 1987 – is now to be made available using the same digital technology but with an additional 60 pages of ‘bonus material’.
Our prime reason for making this book available is due to the constant requests for hard copies as it went out of print in the late 1980s.  Unfortunately, a physical reprint was not an option, owing to extremely high production costs – just as it wasn’t for Elvis UK3.  However, unlike the latter project - which we wanted to be able to update when required  – 'Elvis UK' will be available as a download.  The document will not be held on a digital platform and accessed via the internet, but will be available on the buyer’s own device.
Importantly though, the original book appears exactly as it was in 1987 as it has not been possible to make any textl amendments as the book did not exist in a digital form.
The original Elvis UK was a 565 page hard-backed reference book, published by Blandford Press, dealing with the then hitherto largely unexplored subject of Elvis Presley’s UK record releases from March 1956 through to 1986, nine years after Presley’s death. The digital copy of Elvis UK features:
    Every individual record release – singles, EPs and LPs issued on HMV, RCA and third party labels between 1956-86 – in great detail and in chronological order
- Each entry included detailed track info as well as writers’ names, release dates, and chart entry positions
    Every release and re-release carefully cross-referenced
    Label and sleeve variations identified and dated
    Introductory sections which include background to the issuing companies, comprehensive information about details printed on labels and the process of how records were made
    Chronological and alphabetical listings of all main sections, including catalogue numbers and release dates   
A various artist section which featured one or more Elvis tracks
    A section detailing promotional records
    Hundreds of illustrations
    An Interview and spoken word index
    A full list of every song showing where it appeared, cross-referenced with page numbers
- Plus - 60 pages of bonus material – which includes the following:
    The Making Of Elvis UK
    Golden Grooves
    Mastering
    LP Re-issues

Fortunately, in transferring Elvis UK into the Flip format none of the original search features have been lost. On the contrary, the comprehensive contents and indexing system built in to the original book has been accentuated by the highly intuitive navigational features offered by Flip.  Searching is much easier and quicker.
In our view, this move represents the only sensible and cost-effective way of making this valuable and much-sought after reference work available to a much wider audience – but at the reasonable and affordable price.  The download version of 'Elvis UK', complete with 60 pages of bonus material section costs just £20. 
More about this release (and others in the series) and how to order it can be found on our website – www.elvisukbooks.co.uk
(News, Source;GM/ElvisInfoNet)
See EIN review of 'Elvis UK3 The Ultimate Guide To Elvis British CD 1983-2005'- highly recommended

‘Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ In-Depth Review: MRS's new triple-CD set ‘Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ was released last month. The CDs contain three captivating performances drawn from Elvis’ first two engagements at the Las Vegas International in August 1969 and January thru February 1970.
For the first time ever, these soundboard recordings (formerly in mono) have been remastered and remixed to true stereo with outstanding expertise using the most sophisticated technologies to achieve the best possible sound.
The accompanying 40-page booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia taken during these engagements along with introductory notes.

EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new collection and discover just how good these concerts sound in stereo - a perfect concert package for any Elvis fan.

(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Book Review: 'Elvis The King of the Rings Vol 1': Author-researcher Paul Belard has released the latest installment in his ongoing Elvis day-by-day biography series, visually (and narratively) documenting Elvis Presley's life and times. Unlike previous volumes, this book doesn’t cover a specific period of time, it covers a “shiny” part of our man's life, his love for big and glittery jewelry, specifically rings.
Elvis liked expensive things: cars, motorcycles, clothes, and jewelry. His jewels befitted a king. He wore sumptuous pendants hung on heavy gold chains; huge lavish rings dripping of rubies, sapphires, lapis lazuli, and emeralds; bracelets of gold and precious gems.
The singer Robert Goulet described Elvis’ penchant for generosity: “I remember once we sat together backstage for two hours. And he was a charming, delightful man. And at one point I said, “That’s a beautiful ring you have there.” He said, “You like it?” I said, “It’s beautiful!” He took it off his hand and put it on mine. He gave me his ring.”

Belard's new book features 254 pages dedicated to Elvis’ love of rings.
The photos include close-ups of so much glorious "Bling" along with stories of Elvis wearing them on-stage and even where they ended up.
Go here to read our review by Kees Mouwen and Nigel Patterson
(Book Review, Source:DayByDay/ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley' Spotlight: In April 1956 Disc-jockey Jay Thompson, from Breckenridge radio station KSTB, interviewed a young Elvis Presley while he was touring through Texas on a string of one-night stands. In that 1956 interview Elvis interestingly revealed that he was previously training to be an electrician, that his first movie would be The Rainmaker and that he did not know Bill Black or Scotty Moore before their Sun session.

In 1982 Elvis fan Scott Wheeler befriended and interviewed Jay Thompson about the experience. Although Jay never actively participated in Elvis-related events or productions in later years he also never sought notoriety for the interview either. However we believe it's important that Jay Thompson be well remembered for his valuable contribution to the history of Elvis.

Go here to our special Spotlight - plus Elvis' Wichita Falls Interview - by Scott Wheeler / Piers Beagley...
(Spotlight; Source;SW/ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' In-Depth Review: MRS's new triple-CD set 'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' was released last month.
The CDs contain rehearsal highlights from one of the most memorable periods in Elvis’ career - his captivating performances at The International Hotel Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. With remastered audio and accompanying 40-page booklet the package is aimed at the general public, plus Elvis collectors who could not afford last year's FTD fan club deluxe release.
Elvis’ glorious rehearsals on 24 July at RCA studios are the real key to this release. Twenty seven classic performances and with Elvis not only rehearsing the familiar songs we would all come to know from the MGM movie but also songs he would never perform on stage.

EIN's Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley check out this new collection and discover some neat surprises along the way.

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Book Review - 'ELVIS UK3': Recently published 'ELVIS UK3' The Ultimate Guide to Elvis Presley's British CD Releases 1983-2005' by John Townson and Gordon Minto comprises 1400 pages with over a million words plus 4,000 plus illustrations.
This examination of Elvis’ British releases is an incredibly detailed narrative and visual record of his CD releases in the UK from 1983 to 2005. The first Elvis CD, 'The Legend' (3CD), was released in the UK in December 1983. Reflecting the fledgling nature of the format, UK fans had to wait another 12 months until the release of not one, but three, Elvis albums, in December 1984. By that time, the flood gates for the CD medium were starting to strain.
As with the authors’ earlier two volumes on Elvis UK vinyl releases, the information in Elvis UK3 is exhaustive.
To say that Elvis UK3 was well-researched would be a serious understatement. There is so much information in this book that it is difficult to comprehensively review it all. While many collectors will be most interested in the technical details for each entry, the author’s narrative is excellent.
Released using the flipbook format EIN tested Elvis UK3 on four platforms - a 28” computer monitor, 14” tablet, iPad 8 and a 6.5” android mobile phone.
EIN's Nigel Patterson has spent plenty of time reading through this massive work and here presents his in-depth review ...

(Book Review, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Elvis "BACK ON DVD!": Paramount have re-released three classic Elvis movies this month on DVD.
'G.I. Blues'- BACK ON DVD! The year was 1960...
'Girls! Girls! Girls!' - BACK ON DVD! The year was 1962...
'Paradise, Hawaiian Style'- BACK ON DVD! The year was 1966...
From Paramount Pictures.- Release date: March 12, 2021. From Amazon for $14.99.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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'The Best Use of Elvis Music in Recent Movies': In the first two decades after his untimely death it was rare to hear an Elvis song in a new feature film - and certainly not in a TV advert.
EPE / BMG seemed reluctant to licence Elvis' music which is strange considering the amount of sub-standard Elvis products they were pumping out to fans. But everything changed in 2002 with ‘ALLC' hitting number one all around the world .
So with Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS biopic in production it's a good time to revisit some of the best use of Elvis music in recent movies.
Film producers have discovered that using ELVIS in recent movie soundtracks can be a powerful and positive idea.
From the cartoon Lilo & Stitch to the blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 and the Elton John biopic Rocketman, the use of Elvis songs in the soundtrack can add that something special.
EIN lists Movie blog Screenrant's recently posted Top Ten and also adds EIN readers favourites.
Visit our EIN spotlight and also send us YOUR THOUGHTS on your favourite use of ELVIS in modern films.
(Spotlight, Source;SR/ElvisInformationNetwork)


Interview: 'ELVIS UK3' authors John Townson & Gordon Minto: Recently published 'ELVIS UK3' The Ultimate Guide to Elvis Presley's British CD Releases 1983-2005' by co-authors John Townson and Gordon Minto comprises 1400 pages with over a million words plus 4,000 plus high quality black and white and colour illustrations.
It is a massive undertaking that provides the definitive guide to Elvis's UK compact disc releases from the ' The Legend' - the world's first ever Elvis compact disc in 1983 - in meticulous and unprecedented detail.
Every single, RCA, FTD and third party album (all 450 of them!) issued up to 2005 are written about individually in fascinating detail, arranged in chronological order, carefully cross-referenced, while charting and describing company and industry developments along the way.
With such a massive book EIN readers have asked questions such as..
- Who is this book actually aimed at?
- Did you learn particular new insights into RCA's marketing on Elvis?
- How important was Roger Semon in changing Elvis' musical legacy
- Was 'The King Of Rock n Roll' box-set the true turning point?
- Should RCA have stuck to 'The Beatles' approach of only one essential release per year?
- Why is it a digital release and not a hard-back?

EIN's Piers Beagley interviewed authors John Townson and Gordon Minto to find out more about this amazing work ...
Go here to their fascinating and detailed interview
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Book Review) Elvis@Argentina 1963-1969 (Carlos Ares): The second volume in Carlos Ares’ series of “coffee table” books detailing Elvis’ reception in Argentina is another high quality production. With a great balance between informative text, colorful images and impressive archival artefacts, it is a worthy inclusion in any fan’s Elvis library.

It is available in English and Spanish text editions.

Read EIN Nigel Patterson’s detailed review

 

(Book Review, Source:ElvisInfoNetwork)


'Walk A Lonely Street' Book Review: Recently published Tony Plews, 'Walk A Lonely Street: Elvis Presley, Country Music & The True Story of Heartbreak Hotel' is a unique volume that tells the tale of Elvis Presley’s rise to fame as viewed through the lens of his era-defining first hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”. Presented as a series of consecutive short stories, it offers a new perspective on Presley’s musical and cultural achievements, and reveals the true and dramatic saga behind the breakthrough song that changed the world.
In EIN Piers Beagley's detailed review he discovers that.. the true joy of this book is Tony Plews’ delightful and engaging writing style. His detailed research and his mix of facts and imagination blend together to create an emotional narrative that really draws the reader in. At times he also adds a nice British, somewhat droll, sense of humour that can make you laugh out loud. A totally enthralling musical journey, Tony Plews writes with a truly engaging, colourful and passionate style. If your love of Elvis is based upon his amazing musical legacy then this is the book for you....
Go here to EIN's 'Walk A Lonely Street' in-depth review
Coming Wednesday.. EIN interviews author Tony Plews
(Book Review, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Box-set EIN In-Depth Review: A 4CD collection presenting the definitive chronicle of Elvis' 1970 marathon sessions with the "Nashville Cats".
Recorded live in RCA's Studio B over the course of an epic five day run in June 1970 now, for the first time, the sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spang without the added overdubs appearing on earlier releases.
Elvis’ 1970 Nashville session was very different from the previous Memphis sessions or even Elvis’ later sessions. Nashville was a real mix of Elvis recording RCA supplied demos along with one-take spontaneous favourites Elvis threw into the mix.
As Elvis noted, "It don't take much to get these guys going, boy, I'll tell you…. Just give them a "well..." and they're gone. That's what I call 'Sittin' on ready".
EIN's Piers Beagley explores this new box-set to discover one of the best Elvis releases in years..
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

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‘TTWII 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ FTD Book Review: FTD's most expensive set ever published, David English and Pal Granlund bring the complete background story of 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is'. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the movie's 1970 release, this ultimate collector's edition includes two hardback books, eight cds with over 450 minutes of music, including newly discovered unreleased performances.
With access to 2,000 original negatives and 35mm slides, restored and repaired, many of which have never been seen before, the book also contains items from the MGM and RCA archives including paperwork, documents, memos and recording information.
Two books, 600 pages, plus all the MGM recorded rehearsals - including 70 tracks officially unreleased.
FTD's most expensive set but with the vast majority of the rehearsals already out on bootleg, can it really be worth the US$270 plus postage. Initially Sold Out and already into its first reprint what makes it so desirable?
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates and discovers plenty .. Go here to our 6000 word review including plenty of extracts and stunning images.
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Arlo Guthrie 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You': A marvelous story for CV19 lockdown.
Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (son of legend Woody Guthrie) tells a truly wonderful life-affirming story of singing Elvis' 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You' at a European folk festival, to 30,000 folk music lovers!
He jokes about choosing a song made popular by 'The King of Folk Singers' Elvis Presley. 
Arlo Guthrie teases fellow musician Pete Seeger about him being a core "Folkie" and exactly how Elvis' music fits into the whole equation.
After all everyone knows Elvis' music and the world is a better place if you are an ELVIS fan.
Live at Wolftrap, August 8, 1993
Go here to YouTube for a life-affirming 9 minutes.
EIN HIGHLY recommended
with big THANKS to our friend James Bracken
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Amazon Deals on ELVIS Blu-rays - Beware of excessive prices at some Elvis dealers.
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'ELVIS In The 2010s' A Personal Review of the Past Decade: Rather like Elvis’s own career, each decade since Elvis’s death appears to have had a theme or identity of its own. Clearly the late 1970s were difficult for RCA as they struggled to find the right direction with which to take their posthumous releases, and so it was the 1980s that was the decade when the company slowly but surely learned how to look back at Elvis's legacy and start to make some sense of it.
The 1990s were when that reached a peak, with the decades boxed sets, and the Elvis in the 90s series, thus bringing virtually the whole catalogue back into print in a coherent way.
The 2000s were when errors of judgement at retail level started to occur (despite huge successes like Elv1s), but also when FTD came into its own and flourished.
And so what will we make of Elvis releases of the 2010s when we look back on them from the future?
Go here for EIN contributor Shane Brown's personal take on the highs and lows of Elvis product that has come our way over the last decade....
(Spotlight, Source;ShaneBrown/ElvisInformationNetwork)
One of EIN most popular recent articles - NOW UPDATED with YOUR comments - Have YOUR SAY - do you agree with Shane's comments? What were YOUR favourite releases and why?

ELVIS 'Live 1969'
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Elvis LIVE Aug 23, 1969 Album Review + Elvis Concert Review 1969: ... "The atmosphere throughout the entire hotel was nail-bitingly electric! It is difficult for me to describe and paint a true portrait of attending in person this unique occasion - Elvis' Return to Splendor LIVE in 1969 - but I'll try my best.  I want, and hope, you will understand the excitement of what has to be the pinnacle of Elvis' career to date!"
Joan Gansky was lucky because not only was she in the audience for Elvis' TV musical renaissance of the '68 NBC Special but she also saw Elvis at his most dynamic - first at his August 22nd 1969 Midnight Show and then the following night at his August 23rd Dinner Show.
Joan Gansky has written this insightful and emotional article for EIN in 2019, fifty years later, looking back at this special event from 1969 as well as providing her review of the new RCA vinyl album of the August 23rd Dinner Show.
One of EIN's most important articles we have ever published - Go here for Joan and Paul Gansky's incredible articles and exclusive photos
(Review/Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis - Made In Germany’ In-Depth Review: The new MRS 'Elvis - Made In Germany – The Complete Private Recordings’ 4CD set contains more than 3 hours of the private recordings Elvis made while off duty in Germany when he was serving as a soldier in the US army during the 1958 -1960 period and, includes rare tracks from a recently discovered tape comprising over an hour of unheard personal recordings.
The 152-page hardback book contains rare photographs and documents plus a comprehensive text provided by Gordon Minto, which discusses each of Elvis’ RCA studio (non-film) recording sessions held during 1957-58, before focusing on the private recordings he made in Germany.
The BONUS CD features the essential RCA studio masters from 1957-58.With such an expansive book, along with hours of Elvis jamming with his friends in Germany, there is plenty to discuss as well as finding out what extra material this set contains over the official releases.
Go here as EIN's Nigel Patterson & Piers Beagley provide an in-depth review of this new MRS release

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)



'What was Elvis searching for?' EIN Spotlight: The question is raised – but never answered – in the title of HBO’s recent absorbing, imperfect documentary 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'.
At the start it seems clear what the teenage Elvis was searching for – an escape from the oblivion of poverty in the American South. Yet his quest was cultural as well as financial.
Later Elvis read obsessively, seeking out such books as The Impersonal Life, Joseph Brenner’s guide to self-discovery and Kahil Gibran’s book of fables, The Prophet. In his copy of Gibran’s tome, Elvis jotted down the line: “A singer can sing his songs but he must have an ear to receive the song”.
So what exactly was Elvis searching for? In this fascinating EIN Spotlight respected author Paul Simpson takes a close look at this all important question which, for some reason, was basically ignored in the recent HBO documentary..

(Spotlight, Source;PaulSimpson/ElvisInformationNetwork)



The VINYL Boom: Over 7.6 million vinyl LPs were sold in the USA during the first half of 2018, a 20% increase from the previous year, while in Australia vinyl sales increased by $3 million, the same increase of 20%. In the same period CD sales however dropped by 15%.
Elvis vinyl is still selling very nicely with ‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ recently in the UK Top ten VINYL charts.
And there is plenty of Elvis Presley vinyl on offer....

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ on GOLD Vinyl: ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was re-released by Sony Music on GOLD Vinyl on 12 October. UK's Entertainment-Focus have posted this cute review.
... What is there to say about Elvis Presley that hasn’t already been said?
It may be 41 years since the icon died tragically at only 42 years old but his music continues to live on, and likely will forever. It’s actually mind-blowing to think that his music has survived for almost as long as he was alive. In 2002 Sony Music released a new greatest hits collection titled ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits, which dominated charts across the world and sold millions and millions of copies. 16 years on from its original release, ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits has been reissued on 2LP vinyl.
Taking inspiration from the album cover, the release has been pressed on gold vinyl making the whole package feel very special.
Presley was an incredibly prolific artist so getting this collection down to 31 tracks was no easy feat. It also includes the ALLC Junkie XL remix.
 What was achieved with ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits though, is a

collection that gives you all the highlights you need from The King’s career to showcase the incredible impact he had on music. The album opens with Heartbreak Hotel and there isn’t a single filler track here.
It’s actually near impossible to pick out highlights across the 2LPs because every single one of these songs is a classic.
Of course no Elvis collection would be complete without Suspicious Minds and that track is near the end of the track listing on the final side.
The release features the artwork from the original 2002 release and it’s a beautiful, high-quality gatefold. I mentioned earlier about the gold vinyl but what I’ve not commented on yet is the sound. The CD version was a little patchy given that the songs were all recorded at different times. It’s not as noticeable on the vinyl release and the quality is crystal clear. The warm crackle of vinyl adds to the overall feel too.
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan. While he had plenty of great songs that aren’t featured here, this collection truly is the definitive one to own. There’s not a single bad song here and it’s lengthy enough to give you value for money. The whole vinyl package is fantastic and it looks as good as it sounds.
They don’t make artists like Elvis anymore and they probably never will again.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits’ GOLD Vinyl Double LP.

'ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits' is a must-have release for any Elvis Presley fan.

The Official 'A Boy From Tupelo' Vinyl album is still selling, while there are some interesting Public Domain Vinyl releases out in the UK including 'Jailhouse Rock' with 16 tracks even including 'Lonesome Cowboy'! Also the rather odd CD called 'Girls! Girls! Girls! + Loving You' with thirty tracks including Bonus tracks such as 'Is It So Strange' and even 'Good Luck Charm' out 29 October 2018 from Hoo Doo Records!

 

 

 

 


Mindi Miller Interview with EIN: Mindi Miller was a working actress when she met Elvis in early 1975. She was interested in karate (she performed all her own movie stunts), exploring spirituality and the Bible and so they had a lot in common.
Mindi Miller and Elvis bonded over their common interests and soon afterwards he asked her to go on tour with him in April 1975.
She stayed friends with Elvis through the years - along with members of the 'Memphis Mafia' - and attended his funeral.

EIN's Sanja Meegin recently caught up with Mindi Miller to talk about her close friendship with Elvis over the years.
In this fascinating interview she discusses. . .
- Her first night with Elvis
- How Elvis persuaded her to cancel her overseas movie & modelling plans
- Their mutual interest in Karate
- Graceland and meeting Lisa Marie
- Attending Elvis' funeral 
. . . and much much more...
Go here for EIN's Sanja Meegin and her intimate and detailed discussion with the delightful Mindi Miller - Now with Reader Feedback.

(Interviews, Source;SMeegin/ElvisInformationNetwork)


Official Elvis CD Box-sets at bargain prices through Amazon UK

'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview: It was with immense sadness that last month EIN had to report on the death of our great friend - and a true friend to Elvis - Marty Lacker. We will miss him dearly.
Marty is well-known as one of the key members of the Memphis Mafia and also co-Best Man at Elvis' wedding. He was known for both his honesty and being forthright with his opinions. He was the only member of the Memphis Mafia who still watched and commented on recent Elvis News. He had no issue with holding people to account (especially ones who would inflate their importance within Elvis' legacy) and would regularly ask EIN to add his comments or to correct any inaccuracy.
Elvis fans often ask about Marty Lacker's background, how he came to meet Elvis, as well as his involvement in the music industry outside of working for The King.
As a prelude to Ken Sharp's fascinating interview with Marty Lacker and a discussion about Elvis' famous American Studio' Memphis sessions, EIN presents "Marty Lacker: a life well-lived" in which Marty tells of his life in the music industry, his friendship with Elvis along with his dislike of the over-controlling Col Parker.
Go here to learn all you need to know about Marty Lacker as well as Elvis outstanding Memphis American Sound sessions in 1969.
(Spotlight; Source,KenSharp/ElvisInformationNetwork)

Marty Lacker RIP : Sadly Marty will no longer be able to answer all your those fascinating questions, but his honesty and openess should not be forgotten.

- Chips Moman (RIP) later thoughts on Elvis
- Being a consultant on 1979 "ELVIS" movie.
- The demonstrations in Memphis this Elvis Week.
- Felton Jarvis as Elvis' Executive Album Producer.
- The Jungle Room sessions
- Elvis might have some illegitimate children
- Why did Elvis never travel to holiday in Europe,
- Is David Stanley, Holy Priest of truth, OR a liarGo here to 'ASK MARTY' to remember the great man.

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)


'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review: The new deluxe book 'The World Of FTD' has been received by some lucky fans and Elvis collector Mike Lodge has provided EIN with a very detailed review - of well over 3 thousand words! The book was authored and designed by Keith Flynn with input from a large number of other Elvis specialists including EIN's Piers Beagley, EM&HM's Trevor Cajiao, Geoffrey McDonnell, Gordon Minto and many others.
It is 1,200 pages, hardbound three book set, chronicling every release by FTD.The book also features 100s of high-quality photos from the collection Erik Lorentzen
KJ Consulting are proud to publish this Box Set which weighs 8 kilos.

Unfortunately the book has not arrived in Australia yet so I have not seen the final product!
Go here to see his very detailed review - plus more new preview pages - EIN thanks Mike Lodge for the review
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


UPDATED - Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three: Paul Dowling is without doubt one of the major names in the Elvis World. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia.
With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
In the final part of our fascinating interview Paul Dowling discusses ....
- Dodging the FBI agents that were sent after him
- Unreleased Elvis material that still hasn’t come out
- Why does Ernst Jorgensen doubt this claims
- His BMG project 'For The First Time Ever' - what happened
- The true story of obtaining the Million Dollar Quartet tape
- His thoughts on Paul Lichter, Sean Saver, Sherif Hanna, Rex Martin
- Spending time with Alan Fortas
- Jim Curtin, newly added story 
Go here - Don’t Miss Part Three of our exclusive EIN interview - an essential read for Elvis collectors.
(Interviews; Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

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

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

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(Book Review) Elvis November 1956:
‘Elvis - The First Engagements 1969-70’ In-Depth Review:
Book Review: 'Elvis The King of the Rings Vol 1':
'Summer Festival 1970: The Rehearsals' In-Depth Review:
'The Something For Everybody Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review:
Book Review 'An A-Z of Elvis':
Book Review - 'ELVIS UK3':
'Elvis Day By Day 2020' Book Review:
Book Review – 'Elvis 1956 July 5 to July 31 (Memphis-Biloxi-New Orleans)':
(Book Review) The Jewish World of Elvis Presley (Roselle Kline Chartock):
(Book Review): Kid of the King (Liz Presley):
(Book Review) Elvis@Argentina 1963-1969 (Carlos Ares):
'Walk A Lonely Street' Book Review:
‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Box-set EIN In-Depth Review:
(Book Review) 'Technicolor to Black & White' (Jean-Marie Pouzenc):
(Book Review) Destined to Die Young (Sally Hoedel):
(Book Review) Beyond the Stars: My Seven Year Journey with Elvis Presley (Grace Pearl):
(Book Review) From Elvis in Memphis (Eric Wolfson):
‘TTWII 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ FTD Book Review:
'The Elvis Is Back! Sessions' Deluxe FTD Review:
(Book Review): Elvis Roots, Image, Comeback, Phenomenon (Mark Duffett):
"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review:
'Elvis: St Louis & Spokane 1976' FTD In-Depth Review:
‘Elvis Reborn: New Mono to Stereo’ CD In-Depth Review:
'INSIDE ELVIS' - Book Review:
'Elvis: Live in California' May 1974 FTD Review:
(Book Review) Elvis March 7 to March 31:
'Elvis Day By Day 2019' Book Review:
MRS 'Elvis:Back In Living Stereo' in-depth Review:
'The Guitar Player Worth A Damn' - The King In Motion Vol. 4 (Venus Productions):
'Elvis: From Hollywood To Nashville' MRS Vinyl review:
'The World of FTD' In-Depth Review:
'Ultimate Elvis' Book Review
 
Latest Articles (Spotlights)
“Elvis Presley: Exodus” 1971 LP:
Easton Press Signed First Editions – A Collector’s Paradise:
Black market Elvis recordings in the U.S.S.R. (RIBS / roentgenizat):
'Think Twice: Elvis in The Studio 1971':
ELVIS Forever 2021:
UPDATED- The collapse of the Elvis Bootleg Empire: Has Ernst won the war?’:
'Selling Elvis in 2021' EIN Spotlight:
'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley' Spotlight:
'The Best Use of Elvis Music in Recent Movies':
Bruce Springsteen and Elvis: A Video documentary
EIN Spotlight: Changing Times, Heavy books, Are Fans being ripped-off:
'ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL Vols 4 and 5' - SNEAK PREVIEW:
"ELVIS 1969" Documentary - EIN Review:
Spotlight - Why We Should Take Elvis Fans Seriously:
NOW UPDATED - 'ELVIS In The 2010s' A Personal Review of the Past Decade:
The Most Dramatic Elvis Film Poster ever released (and other rare posters):
'ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL' - New Book- Preview
ELVIS Forever - 2019: -
Elvis LIVE Aug 23, 1969 Album Review + Elvis Concert Review 1969
'Counting Down Elvis' Finest 100' Spotlight:
'What was Elvis searching for?' EIN Spotlight:
DJ Fontana Obituary and Interview:
COME ON FTD! Let's Speed Things Up A Little!:
‘Bicycle Rider: Thoughts on The Searcher’:
Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) - Exposing the Amazon Elvis Book Rip-Off?:
Trying To Get To You: The Truth Behind The Elvis And Roy Orbison Show Rumours:
'Money Honey' - EIN Spotlight:
'Marty Lacker: A Life Well-Lived' & Elvis at American Studio's Interview
'Secrets and Lies: Getting to the Truth about Elvis' Christmas Album':
All Shook Up - EIN Spotlight:
UPDATED - Elvis and the Coco Palms Resort:
'Elvis Meets The Beatles':
Did Elvis Record 'Tiger Man' At Sun?
Elvis "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret":
EIN's 'Elvis Star Track' Of The Week
Linda and Sam Thompson in Australia:
Happy Birthday EIN EIN turns 100 – a retrospective!:
Elvis Week Through The Years - Sanja Meegin looks back:
'The Wedding' Elvis & Priscilla EIN special Spotlight:
John Lennon And Elvis: It was "Thirty Years Ago Today"
Elvis or Michael Jackson - who is the bigger star?
Dark Side of the Colonel
 
Latest Interviews
(Interview) Dennis van Tiel... the Netherlands:
(Interview) Robert Elder, author of 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide'
(Interview) David Ward, author of 'From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956-2018':
Trina Young 'Elvis Army Years' talks to EIN:
EIN Interview with Mike Stone:
(Interview) Piotr Soczynski talks to EIN:
Interview with Antonella Santovincenzo, author of, Elvis Aaron Presley L’Uomo Dietro Al Mito:
'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley- 1956 Interview:
(Interview): Joe Shooman (author of An A-Z of Elvis: Infrequently Asked Questions) talks to EIN:
(Interview) Evangelos Proiou, President of the official Greek Elvis fan club talk to EIN:
Interview: 'ELVIS UK3' authors John Townson & Gordon Minto:
Academic and Elvis researcher Mathias Haeussler talks to EIN - PART TWO :
(Interview) Brandon Yip (author of Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” in Canada):
(Interview) Carlos Ares talks to EIN:
Tony Plews - 'Walk A Lonely Street' - INTERVIEW:
Sally Hoedel (author of Destined to Die Young)
French Fan Club President - Jean-Marie Pouzenc Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett (Elvis Roots) - talks to EIN:
Loanne Parker interview - Col Parker's widow talks
Ed Bonja RIP - EIN exclusive Interview
(Interview) Eric Wolfson, author of 'From Elvis in Memphis':
(Interview) Richard Zoglin (author of Elvis in Vegas) talks to EIN:
Ken Sharp Interview 2019: Elvis 1969 & more..
'Return Of The King' Gillian Gaar Interview:
Larry Geller talks to EIN - 2019:
Interview with hypnoanalyst Bill Ronan:
Matt Shepherd ('Elvis: Stories Behind The Songs') Interview: 
Bud Glass Elvis Super-Collector 2018 Interview:
EIN founding President, Nigel Patterson, interviewed by Pop Music Research Blog Spot:
(Interview) Paul Belard talks to EIN:
Dave Hebler Interview Part Two with EIN:
Bob Pakes 'The EPE Catalog' Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett author of the new book, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs, talks to EIN:
Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview:
Millie Kirkham  - Bob Hayden Interview for EIN:
"Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide" 2017- Shane Brown Interview
Keith Alverson Interview - 'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75':
Red West Interview: RIP
Sonny West talks to EIN:
Mindi Miller, Elvis' girlfriend, interview with EIN:
'Elvis: One Night In Toronto': Paul Sweeney Interview:
Joe Esposito EIN Interview:
'The World Of FTD' by Keith Flynn Interview:
Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three:
Go here to EIN's exclusive interview with Wayne Jackson - RIP.
EIN Joyce Bova exclusive Interview:
(Interview) Anne E. Nixon answers your questions
Ginger Alden Interview:
Elaine Beckett -Easy Come Easy Go costar- Interview:
Shirley Dieu, author of Memphis Mafia Princess, talks to EIN:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
Vernon Presley Interview:
Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
Sam Thompson, Elvis' bodyguard, 2011 Interview
James Burton Interview - Rick Nelson & Elvis:
Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
Donnie Sumner Remembers his friend Sherrill Nielsen: 
Lamar Fike EIN Exclusive Interview
Ernst Jorgensen interview about 'The Complete Masters' and more:
Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
Linda Thompson - Interview Special:
Alanna Nash
 
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