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

(George Klein)



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

(Jerry Schilling)






"Elvis World #73" published

Pete Smith, August 27, 2004

Hi everyone,

When we received "Elvis World #73" from our good friend Bill Burk it was with mixed emotions - on one hand there was good news on the other hand there was sad news. The good news was that "Elvis World" was starting its 19th year of publication - the sad news was that we there were more deaths in the Elvis World.

Among those who passed on was Peter Butler - we only knew Peter slightly - we didn't know him well as a person but my gosh I knew his writings. Whether it was an in-depth article about Elvis, a funny story about his wife and family or the latest news about soccer we would just eat his words up.

We wont say goodbye to Peter - we will just say "See you later mate." - to Peter's family we send our love and understanding. Bill did a terrific job with the photos in this issue - there are some great shots from 1954 - it is hard to believe that was 50 years ago!There is a great short piece about Vernon love of slaughtering pigs and making his homemade sausage and bacon - even while living in Graceland - he was still a Southern country boy at heart until the end (-: There are truly some great articles about folk's memories of the fifties contributed by Barbara Mallory and Dolores Tolbert - thanks ladies.

Once again we would like to remind you once again that the E.W. "Shopper's Service" section has some excellent quality Elvis reading material for sale at competitive prices - it is through the sales from this section that "Elvis World" is funded - so we encourage you to check out this section and thus help support the continued publication of "Elvis World"- thank you.

As always we highly recommend this publication - if you require more information or wish to subscribe to "Elvis World" please contact Bill DIRECTLY at the following email address: beb007@worldnet.att.net.


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