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Friday 28 February 2014

(Book Review): Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Year Career of Norman Taurog: Michael Hoey's latest book is a cracker! Hoey has crafted a finely tuned narrative balance between three core elements: Elvis, director Norman Taurog and the glitter of Hollywood.

Glorious chapters of in-depth discussion and fascinating minutiae about Elvis films are interspersed with equally fascinating chapters bringing to life the excitement and glamour of both Hollywood (from its early days of silent movies to the late 1960s) and many of its most famous stars. 

Click HERE to come behind the scenes as EIN's Nigel Patterson explores the treasures on offer in what is a thoroughly fascinating and engrossing read!

(Book Review, Source: ElvisInfoNet)

"60 Years of Elvis" New Exhibit Opens:  A telegram sent by Elvis Presley to his parents in November 1954 gives a glimpse into the young singer's priorities and his optimism, as he begins what will become a career as a rock `n' roll icon and cultural phenomenon.
"Hi babies," says the telegram, sent from Houston by Presley to his parents, Vernon and Gladys, who were in Memphis. "Here's the money to pay the bills. Don't tell no one how much I sent. Will send more next week. There is a card in the mail. Love, Elvis."
The note is being displayed in the "60 Years of Elvis" new exhibition at Graceland which opened Monday, that commemorates the 60 years since Presley cut his first record.
On July 5, 1954, a delivery truck driver named Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scottie Moore and bassist Bill Black. Memphis DJ Dewey
Phillips played the song on July 8 on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up. Rock ‘n’ roll was born and the music world changed forever.
Fans can explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music and journey through the transformation of the would-be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from delivery truck driver to world-wide singing sensation and star of the silver screen.
Rare artefacts displayed in the new exhibit include: Elvis’ personal “That’s All Right” 45 rpm record; a pay stub from his early days as a driver for Crown Electric; personal telegrams home; an original script from “Jailhouse Rock”; his 1955 RCA Records contract; Elvis’ last GRAMMY® Award for his Gospel hit “How Great Thou Art,” along with the jumpsuit he wore on stage that night; Elvis’ wardrobe from “Viva Las Vegas”; and the award presented to Graceland and the Presley family upon Elvis’ induction into the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. 
CLICK HERE to see some high-res pictures of Elvis' personal copy of  “That’s All Right" SUN single, Crown Electric Pay Stub, Jailhouse Rock Orriginal Script and "Viva Las Vegas" Red Shirt and MORE.
- The new “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit will be open from now until February of 2015.
Click here to EPE's "60 Years of Elvis" page.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Sin City's Hottest Ticket' New Import CD: Coming out soon is the new Straight Arrow's double feature CD release entitled 'Sin City's Hottest Ticket' featuring the August 23, 1973 Dinner and Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original "booth recordings", taped by the same person who recorded previous Straight Arrow’s release, 'Endless Summer Festival'. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. Ask your local dealer for samples! Following the great success of the ‘Aloha’ special, Elvis was more in demand than ever, and he was truly the hottest ticket in town. Las Vegas hotels at the time routinely booked their shows 20% over room capacity, because they knew that normally many of those who ordered tickets would not turn up for the shows. In Elvis’ case this caused problems, because virtually everybody who ordered tickets DID show up!
In private, Elvis was fighting his personal demons at the time, including a severe Demerol addiction, but on stage he was delivering the goods. Perhaps his delivery was not quite as tight as at earlier Vegas
engagements, but he was in good voice and genuinly seemed to enjoy the interaction with the fans. The shows presented here are two solid, engaging performances with plenty of highlights, including a gorgeous ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ and a rare-for-this-engagement one to last performance of ‘Something’.
It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert recordings have been previously issued. The August 23, 1973 Dinner show is completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. This concert was never in circulation, in any form.
Go here to EIN's 2014 All CD Release News for full tracklist and details
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Presley Vodka: The Three Olives Vodka honors 'The King of Rock and Roll' with the launch of 'Elvis Presley' Coconut Water flavoured Vodka.
As Elvis' mother suffered serious liver-damage and Elvis was anti-alcohol it is a surprise that the new Elvis owners 'Authentic Brands Group' would first be associated with this new alcoholic product!
The publicity states,,,, In honor of Elvis Presley's long-standing love affair with Hawaii, Three Olives, a super-premium vodka brand, introduced today its first-ever coconut water flavored vodka. The new flavor offers fans a chance to pay tribute to the King of Rock and Roll's supreme talent, charisma and good humor that endeared him to millions worldwide. Combining delicious, imported vodka from England with the tropical taste of coconut water, the new flavor is both refreshing and unique.
Three Olives 'Elvis Presley' Coconut Water Flavored Vodka will be introduced in March 2014, priced at $21 per 750 ml.
"The Elvis" Signature Cocktail:
2 parts Three Olives Elvis Presley Coconut Water Vodka
2 parts pineapple juice
Splash of club soda
Mix all ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice.  Stir & garnish with a slice of pineapple.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 24 February 2014

Elvis in Court, 1956: On October 18 1956 Elvis found himself in a tricky position at a Memphis gas station where the situation got out of hand and Elvis had to protect himself.
During the scuffle Elvis gave the attendant Edd Hopper a black eye.
The next day Elvis was in Shelby Court contesting charges of assault and battery.
The case against Elvis was dismissed while the two gas station attendants were fined for their part in the altercation.
This is a great 3-minute clip of Elvis at Shelby Court the following day combined with excellent interviews with Elvis explaining it all.
Go HERE to YouTube to see this excellent clip.

Thanks to FECC and The Rocker for the connection.
(News, Source/FECC/ElvisInfoNet)


ASK Marty Lacker!: Today Marty answers questions about....

- Why the Memphis Mafia split into two groups
- Why did Elvis choose yourself and joe to be co best man?
- James Burton and Red West
- Was George Klein a true friend - and Lamar Fike's book
- Why did Elvis not replace Colonel Parker,
- What does Marty do nowadays
- Did Elvis ever visit the Playboy Mansion

New Elvis stamp in Portugal: The Portuguese Official Elvis Fan Club "Burning Star" presents its 2014 Elvis stamp. This is a fan club stamp, only available through the fan club. This stamp is not for sale in Portuguese post offices. This stamp can be used to send mail, weight under 20 gr, in Portugal, Madeira or Azores.
The stamp is a self-adhesive 32 cent stamp. 30,6mm x 40,0mm.

Go HERE for more info and to purchase.


(News, Source;Burning Star/ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla Visits Elvis' Birthplace: Tourists at Elvis Presley's Tupelo birthplace got a surprise bonus, a glimpse of the singer's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, making her first visit since the early 1970s.
She was given the keys to the city Saturday, and said she was taken aback the first time Presley showed her his childhood home.
"There were no additions when I was here last, there was just the little house he was born in," she said. "Coming here for the first time I was so shocked to see the place. Two rooms! I don't know how they lived — and with his grandmother and father and, of course, Gladys."
Elvis was 13 when his parents, Vernon and Gladys, moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1948. He had his first recording contract in 1954, a year after graduating from high school.
Dick Guyton, director of the birthplace, said Presley took time to read

the description of every item in the museum.
Priscilla, who met Elvis as a teenager in Germany, said he spoke often and fondly of his life in east Tupelo.
"He told me of his humble beginnings: the home he was born in, the Assembly of God church that he went to," she told the small crowd. "I got to learn a lot about him there because it was a delicate time for him. He never forgot Tupelo, Mississippi. He never forgot where he was raised."
She said she's proud of what Tupelo has done to preserve his early life and will send as much tourism there as she can.
Before the tour, Mayor Jason Shelton, with the aid of Elvis' second cousin Brandon Presley, gave Priscilla Presley the key to the city and read a proclamation naming her an honorary citizen of Tupelo.
"I was absolutely star-stuck," Shelton said. "To be able to present Ms. Priscilla Presley with a key to the city and make her an honorary citizen is certainly a highlight of my administration."
Guyton showed Priscilla the mold of a statue of Elvis as a child, with guitar, that will be placed on the ridge along with another larger-than-life statue and a new pavilion.
"We plan to have it finished in time for the 80th birthday" next year, Guyton said. "We would like to invite you to be our guest at the 80th birthday party."
(News, Source;MemphisCA/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley worth US$300 million: Lisa Marie Presley's net worth has already been established from the moment she was born. Being the only daughter of the "King of Rock and Roll," Lisa Marie had been blessed with good genes, her father's legacy and an inheritance that easily made sure she never had to work a day of her life.
However, Lisa Marie Presley's net worth isn't just a gift from her father, she's earned her keep by following Elvis Presley's footsteps as a singer/songwriter.
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth first reached prominent levels when she inherited her father's estate at the age of 25. The property was roughly estimated to be about US$100 million by then
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth grew even more when she turned her natural born musical abilities into writing and singing songs. Presley's work most centered on the blues, country and folk music including songs such as "Lights Out," "Storm & Grace," "Soften The Blows," and "Close To The Edge."
Presley was born exactly 9 months after her parents Elvis and Priscilla's wedding in Memphis, Tennessee. She has been married four times, with her most notable relationship being her union to Michael Jackson.
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth skyrocketed when she and Jackson exchanged vows just 20 days since she divorced first husband Danny Keough in May 1994. The union helped establish her reputation as a credible singer/songwriter and boosted her record sales exponentially.
Presley, who divorced Jackson in 1996, married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002 and current husband Michael Lockwood in 2006. Lockwood, who was Presley's guitarist, music producer and director, has moved to Britain permanently with Presley after she gave birth to fraternal twin girls.
So how much is this talented woman worth? According to TheRichest.com, Lisa Marie Presley's net worth is a staggering US$300 million.
And more power to her as she continues to tour purely because she wants to to play her music, despite her obvious wealth. The fact she is charging $150 extra for a before concert meet-&-greet seems a little greedy on the part of the tour operators however!
She is touring Australia in March (see story below) - Go HERE for tickets
(News, Source;NigelP/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 22 February 2014 - - - 2nd News Update - - -
Legacy 'Live On Stage In Memphis' Pre-Order Now: Elvis 'Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the King's triumphant 1974 return to his hometown with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience. 
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis…after all, this is where it all started out for me." - Elvis Presley.
This 2CD Legacy Edition will be released on March 18, 2014 and features several tracks left off the original '74 release in addition to a wealth of unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the remastered edition presents a recently located MONO recording of a "test run" performance held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, at the Richmond Coliseum two days before his historic return to Memphis. (This has of course been released on the FTD '48 Hours To Memphis'.)
Disc 2 also includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974.

This Legacy release is newly mixed by Rob Santos and Steve Rosenthal (at The Magic Shop) and Mastered by Vic Anesini - with a stronger focus on the rhythm section and less reverb than on the 2004 FTD version.
<<  £13 In the UK - -  PRE-ORDER NOW -- only $14 in the US >>
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes, press clips and more...
Go here to EIN's '2014 Sony/FTD Release news' for more details.

Rob Santos and Steve Rosenthal also engineered the reworked audio for the excellent 'Elvis At Stax' SONY release.

'Elvis' Favorite Director: Norman Taurog' New Book: Published at the end of last year is the new book "Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Year Career of Norman Taurog" by Michael Hoey. Hoey is a multi-award winning film editor, writer, director and producer who wrote the two Elvis Presley films, 'Stay Away, Joe' and 'Live a Little, Love a Little' as well as working on 'Tickle Me' and was also a contributing writer on three other Elvis films.
..  Norman Taurog's career embraces the history of Hollywood, from silent comedies to the Elvis Presley era. During Taurog's fifty-two years in the film business he directed seventy-eight feature films starring everyone from Maurice Chevalier and Carole Lombard, to W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby, to Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland, Mario Lanza, Cary Grant, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and of course his nine films with Elvis Presley. Elvis' Favorite Director is an in-depth study of Hollywood movie-making, seen through the eyes of a talented craftsman and told by a writer who worked closely with Taurog during the last six years and eight films of his career.
EIN will publish our detailed review of this fascinating book next week - as well as our exclusive interview with Michael Hoey.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' "Long" American-Eagle Cape for Auction: Elvis Presley's full-length American-Eagle concert cape, custom made for the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii satellite performance will be auctioned next month by New Hampshire based, RR Auction.
The one-of-a-kind full-length cape, designed by Bill Belew, measures almost five feet long, is heavily inlaid with semi-precious stones on the reverse in a grand and colourful American eagle surrounded by stars, and weighs in at an impressive 12 pounds.
Presley had wanted a full-length cape to hide behind at the opening of the show, intending to drop the cape and reveal himself to the anxiously awaiting crowd.
He worked closely with Belew on the design of the eagle, wanting to express his patriotism for his country. However, when Presley tried on the cape during rehearsals, the weight almost pulled him over backwards, and it was decided that a smaller version was needed. Belew had less than 24 hours to create the replacement, and this cape was sent back to Graceland where it remained until a charity auction in 1999.
EIN notes that this is NOT the cape worn at the actual Aloha Concert - The auction site shows a picture of Elvis wearing the cape in concert which is deliberately mis-leading - It does come with a certificate of authenticity from Greg Howell of  EPE, Graceland.
Starting Bid: $10,000. Note that at Julien's auctions in 2013 it was offered for $130,000 - $140,000!
Go HERE for more info and to bid.
(News, Source;RRAuction/ElvisInfoNet)

'Shades of Elvis' - New Book: What if you were to look through the most famous pair of sunglasses in history and capture that moment forever and that's just what these artists did. ‘Shades of Elvis’ is a collection of celebrity photographs honouring him as 'The King of Rock n Roll'. 'Shades of Elvis' is a tribute book that was the brain child of Christopher Ameruoso, "Through my years of photographing celebrities no matter what, on just about every shoot Elvis's name would come up."
Christopher Ameruoso & Priscilla Presley bring you this very special tribute to Elvis. 'Shades of Elvis' is photography book that host over 75 different talents wearing/posing with a pair of Elvis' famous pair of sunglasses. Some of the talent featured in the book include: Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, Pamela Anderson, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Tim Burton, Steve Perry, Ron Pearlman, Tony Hawk, Robert PLant, Lionel Richie, Alice Cooper, Adam Lambert, Johnny Depp, Celine Dion, John

Stamos, Rob Lowe, Peter Fonda, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Ray Cyrus, Elton John, Juliette Lewis, Michael Bubble, Helen Mirren, Def Leppard, Eddie Van Halen and Many many more
Book out March 7 - Click here to see YouTube video promo of 'Shades of E​lvis'​
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

US Post to Reissue Elvis Stamp: News that the US Postal Service will reissue their all-time top-selling stamp of Elvis Presley in 2015.
Beatle John Lennon, Dora the Explorer, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and actor Charlton Heston are among a pop-culture-heavy lineup of commemorative stamp subjects the U.S. Postal Service is planning for 2014, 2015 and the next couple of years.
Who or what image will be featured on stamps is kept top-secret, in part so postal officials can create a buzz when they announce new  subjects. But The Washington Post obtained the most recent list of what’s planned, in first-class and other denominations, a collaboration between the Postal Service’s marketing staff and a committee of prominent Americans appointed by the postmaster general to come up with ideas.
Still on deck 2014 are NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, slain gay rights

activist Harvey Milk, rock singer Janis Joplin and guitarist Jimi Hendrix and a stamp featuring celebrity chefs. Some of the highlights for 2015: soul singer James Brown, late-night TV host Johnny Carson and a reissue of Elvis Presley, the Postal Service’s top-selling stamp, released with a value of 29 cents  in 1993.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

'Janis And Elvis Singles' Vinyl Release: This stunning 10" album was inspired by the now legendary 1957 "JANIS AND ELVIS" South African album, "JANIS AND ELVIS - The RCA VICTOR Singles 1956-1958" features 12 original RCA VICTOR recordings from Janis Martin aka "The Female Elvis" and Elvis Presley (3 x Janis Martin 45s A&B sides and 3 x Elvis Presley 45s A&B sides). The short two year window from 1956 to 1958 was extremely significant to both artists, both kick started their RCA recording careers in 1956 and by 1958 both artists were forced to take a break from the recording studios, in Elvis’ case he was drafted into the Army and regrettably for Janis her contract was ended by RCA. The similarities didn’t end there either both artists resumed their recording careers in 1960, with Elvis famously returning to the studio and Janis recording two 45s for the Belgian record label, Palette. The 45s featured in this collection are raw slices of prime Rock n Roll cooked to perfection by RCAs fine production teams… meaty goodies indeed, served up on a sizzling 10" platter!
· Limited Edition only 500 pressed
· Deluxe 10" vinyl collector’s edition
· Original 45 rpm label shots & Liner notes
· Includes "My Boy Elvis" by Janis Martin
· Contains 12 original RCA VICTOR recordings by Janis Martin and Elvis Presley
Click HERE for more info and to purchase.
(News, Veetone/ElvisInfoNet)

Martina McBride covers 'Suspicious Minds': Elvis Presley may have had the big hit on Suspicious Minds, but Martina McBride drew inspiration from a different source for her version. McBride's cover appears on her forthcoming album Everlasting, produced by Don Was, and it has the same sort of Muscle Shoals Sound groove as a version by Dee Dee Warwick. Warwick, the younger sister of Dionne Warwick, had a minor R&B hit with her recording of the Mark James song in 1971.
"There aren't very many female versions of that song," McBride says, but "it makes sense for a woman to sing it. I focused on the lyrics on this record. This one is about reacting to jealousy and being possessive. Which women can really relate to."
Guitarist Reggie Young played on both Presley's and McBride's recordings of Suspicious Minds.
"We really wanted him on that song," McBride says "Don goes, 'What do you want to play?' Reggie says, 'I can play this or I can play that. Or I can just play what I played on the Elvis record.' I was, like, 'Hold up!

Take a moment! You don't hear that every day.' It was so cool. So at the very end of the song, he's doing the Elvis lick. So we gave a little nod to both versions."
The album will be released April 8. - Click here to YouTube to hear the song.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 20 February 2014

Elvis Live In Canada 1957 - Unreleased Footage: Sadly in very poor quality but 6 minutes of rare Canadian Elvis Live footage.
You can however hear the crowds roar and the imagine the excitement created by Elvis at the time.
"Due to the screams, you couldn't hear him sing but you could see his lips move!"
Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens, April 2nd, believed to be the second concert.
If only the original films could be found and remastered.
"I Want him, I Love him, I Need him" indeed.

CLICK HERE to view via YouTube


(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

'The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs' Still Selling: Amazing news from the UK as Elvis' massively successful 2013 compilation sneaks back up the UK charts going back into the UK Top 100 selling albums.
In the last two weeks the album rose from 125 up to 98 this week.

'The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs' album has now sold 268,900 units as of  this week.

Go here for our EIN Spotlight on 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song'

(News, Source;BrianQ/ElvisInfoNet)

"At War With Elvis Presley" by Johnnie Ray!: Taken from an old kinescope, a lovely tongue-in-cheek comedy TV skit showing the futility in trying to compete with Elvis in the mid-50's.
Johnnie Ray had a massive pop success in the early 1950s as was somewhat of a precursor to Elvis. His single 'Cry' was a smash Number 1 and his performances caused  also caused teenage hysteria. 'Just Walkin' In the Rain' was another smash for him.
He also recorded the song 'Such A Night' in 1954 but it was however an extremely bland version compared to Elvis' 1960 remake.
Johnnie Ray's popularity started to decline after 1956 once Elvis and the real Rock'n'Roll hit the mainstream.
Watch this cute 2 minute clip here via YouTube.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

"Hometown Memphis" New Import Release: This is for serious collectors only, SIX vinyl LPs plus four CDs of performances that have all been previously released.
Produced by the MKR import label is the vinyl / CD set "Hometown Memphis".
The set contains live performances, recorded in Elvis Presley's hometown Memphis from 1974 and 1976 on six LP's and four CDs.
It is limited to 500 individually numbered copies.
Check with your dealers but it isn't going to be cheap.


Go here to EIN's 2014 All CD Release News for full details

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 17 February 2014

'ELVIS AT 21' Exhibtion Review: Alfred Wertheimer's portrait exhibition is at Australia's National Portrait Gallery in Canberra until March 10, 2014.
It is incredible to learn that over seven days in 1956 Wertheimer shot over 3,500 photographs of Elvis in the months of March, June, and July in the unbelievable year that "the Memphis Flash" became the iconic "Elvis the Pelvis".
The Sydney Morning Herald’s John Mcdonald checks out the Alfred Wertheimer exhibition that is not to be missed.

Click here for a great look at the Elvis Exhibition - capturing wonderful images of Elvis from 1956.

(Spotlight: Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

ASK Marty Lacker!: Today Marty answers questions about....

- What you would do to expand the Elvis brand
- When was the last time you step foot inside of Graceland?
- Elvis' bedroom at Graceland and the Elvis artefacts on display
- Are the stories of Elvis being over-medicated and stumbling around true.
- Priscilla, Graceland earnings and Elvis' will.
- Was Elvis a big cigarette smoker.

'She is the King - A Tribute to Elvis' Queanbeyan Concert: A special concert near Canberra to celebrate the last day of the 'Elvis At 21' special Wertheimer exhibition. One of the most original "Elvis" performers is 'She is the King' who is the only woman ever to be selected by EPE to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competitions. She is also a keen Elvis collector. There will be a special Elvis Memorablia display along with RARE Elvis live footage and much more..
'A tribute to Elvis Presley's 1973 Stax Sessions'
LIVE from the Artists Shed - Shed Sessions and Concerts
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

Call 0412 463 388 to book
Click here to ArtistsShed for CONCERT INFO and details
(News, Source;ArtistsShed/ElvisInfoNet) 

Sunday 16 February 2014
'Elvis… Through His Daughter’s Eyes' New Video Tour: After two years the acclaimed VIP exhibit at Graceland, "Elvis… Through His Daughter’s Eyes" recently ended its run to make way for an all new VIP exhibit coming later this month. The exhibit looks at Lisa Marie's experience of growing up with a famous father and features items assembled by Lisa Marie and the Graceland Archives team. Home movies, toys and rarely-seen family mementos are among the many items that were on display.
The new VIP exhibit - "60 Years of Elvis" – will open in this space on February 24, 2014. In this new exhibit, guests will explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music in July of 1954, with the recording of "That’s All Right" at Sun Studio.
Click HERE for a 20 minute video tour of the now-closed Exhibit with Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese and Sirius XM Elvis Radio's DJ Argo.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

James Burton on Red West- Marty Lacker comments: EIN has received multiple reader’s messages in support of Red West.
Marty Lacker also sent EIN this message.
.. .. The fact that James deleted my two comments on his Facebook page in opposition to what he has said and done shows what a weak character he has. It's OK for him to diss Red, Sonny and Hebler but he can't handle when someone truthfully fires back at him. His hypocritical so-called "Good Christian" values are a joke. He chastises Red and people who have made money off of Elvis and others yet he has made tons of money touring with the TCB Band because of Elvis since Elvis has died. He sure as hell hasn't done those gigs for free.
People who commented on James' Facebook page kissing James' behind are pitiful. Red, Sonny and Dave were willing to take a bullet for Elvis, James can't say the same.
What they wrote was needed for Elvis' benefit for more ways than one because when we talked to Elvis about what he was doing to himself he wouldn't listen. Fact is Elvis pulled a gun on Red when Red talked to him about it.

James Burton acts like he was this close person to Elvis when all he did was play his guitar on stage with him and then after the show went on his merry way. Red, Sonny, Dave and the rest of us were with Elvis almost 24/7 for many years and we loved him just as he loved us. James has a right to perform and think whatever and wherever he wants but it's shame he doesn't have enough class not to put his reason out in public and disrespect those guys that way, shows what a little man her is. In terms of the guys that wrote books including me, let me repeat something Elvis' used to quote and paraphrase from that popular song, "Don't criticize until you've walked a mile in my effin' shoes"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Marty

PS: Red, Sonny and Dave did not know what kind of sleazebag writer Steve Dunleavy was. Dunleavy obviously twisted Red & Sonny stories to create a more sensationalistic book and he was assigned to
write the book by tabloid News Corp’ owner Rupert Murdoch who we know will manipulate and print anything for a buck.
Similarly Lamar felt double-crossed by author Albert Goldman. Lamar hated that Goldman did what he did, that was not Lamar's intentions for Goldman to put in his hateful personal comments about Elvis.

(EIN Notes – Please see Lamar Fike’s exclusive EIN interview here)
(News, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Autographed Candid Photos on EBay: Three lovely new photos plus Elvis' autograph are for sale on EBay for the rather high price of US$3,500.
There is an incredible story of how this autograph was obtained. John Black had just purchased the newest Polaroid Land Camera in New York City and boarded his flight to California. Aboard the plane he looked up and saw Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley. He quickly snapped a picture that came out overexposed because the camera setting wasn't correct. This picture is included in the lot. He asked Elvis to sit on the vacant seat beside him and spent the flight talking with Elvis. Another two photos were shot and came out great. One is an incredible photo of Elvis looking right at the camera. One was autographed on the back. Col Parker asked for the photos but Elvis insisted Mr Black could keep his photos. Actually one has fingerprints (Elvis's?) where both handled the photo when the sealant was still wet. Included is a typed letter of the story and a JSA notarized letter confirming the authenticity.
Go HERE to Bid and for a closer look.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'The Elvis Experience' Dave Hebler Interview: There is a new interview by Bob Wilson to help promote Dave Hebler's new DVD 'The Elvis Experience'.
It includes... Elvis Presley arrived at Dave Hebler’s martial arts studio in Glendora, California wearing a turban in 1972. "I didn’t know he was gonna come in dressed like that", remembered Dave. An inquiry into why ‘E’ was adorned with this headgear was answered by the King remarking that his hair "looked like shit". Dave made an impression on Elvis quickly with his ‘Kenpo’ proficiency and his no nonsense demeanor. He was given a ‘TCB’ necklace, and invited to join the Memphis Mafia in short order.
Hebler explains that he initially "was not a fan when he went to work" for Elvis, but he became one "the first time I ever saw him perform." Dave’s "jaw dropped the first time I saw how good he was." It also left quite an impression on the master martial artist that the elite of the entertainment industry would stand in line to pay homage to the boy from Tupelo.
After he was fired, along with Red & Sonny West, Hebler coauthored 'Elvis
What Happened' which the Presley faithful found shocking when it was first published on July 12th, 1977.
Hebler received 40,000 hate letters that for his efforts, Ballantine Books related that they usually receive one letter for every 700 people who read a publication. Letters poured in blaming the only Memphis Mafia members to call attention to the King wearing no clothes for having betrayed their boss.
At the end of a press conference that Dave and Sonny West held right after Elvis expired from his excesses, Hebler asked a rhetorical question that seems a fitting epitaph. Hebler answered the ire of reporters with the following fitting question. "How do you protect somebody from themselves?"
Hebler relates that "without drugs Elvis was the greatest guy I ever met in my life." Without them, Presley would likely have brought more joy to family, friends, and the world at large decades into the future. Dave Hebler can hold his head high in having taken a serious personal risk in trying to afford the opportunity for Elvis to have extended his time among us.
Read the promo interview here and if you want to purchase the DVD.
(News, Source;EER/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' 1968 Cadillac Eldorado for Sale: For sale on Ebay - The story behind this car is well known and it has an incredible history. Elvis Presley spotted this Topaz Gold Firemist beauty parked outside a Memphis Cadillac dealer showroom on December 28, 1967 and decided on the spot that he had to have it. He immediately made it his daily transportation and reportedly used the car for approximately thirteen-months. At one point the car would not start and Elvis furthered his reputation for shooting displeasing inanimate objects by deploying his side-arm and plugging the car in the right front fender. The bullet hole still remains there today. Elvis drove the car up until the birth of his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on February 1, 1968. A short time afterwards, Elvis gave the Cadillac to the stepfather of his wife, Priscilla Presley, as a gift. It saw very little use until being purchased by a Mr. Johnny Mac who imported it to Australia and used it for promotional purposes. It was then purchased by four Australian business men in 1987 who put the car on
display as part of an Elvis Presley Exhibition, together with records and other memorabilia, near Perth, Australia. In 1994 the entire exhibition was sold to the Memphis Rock Cafe in Queensland, Australia where the car was on display in an air conditioned glass enclosure until late 1998. In March of 1999 the car was sold in Melbourne, Australia. The car then came back to the U.S. where it has remained since then. We are very pleased to be able to offer this incredible piece of history to the most discriminating collector, or Elvis super fan. It deserves to continue to be preserved as an important remnant of one of the greatest and most celebrated entertainers the world has even known. It is arguably one of the most valuable Elvis Cadillacs in existence and will truly thrill any Elvis fan. Opportunities to own a car that Elvis not only owned, but one he actually used regularly are extremely rare. It has been noted that this was one of Elvis’ favorite cars.
Selling for US$227,000 - click here to buy this Elvis car!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Second Annual Sao Paulo, Brazil Elvis Festival: Get ready South American Elvis fans, there is going to be a huge Latin America celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 17 – 18. The second annual Sao Paulo Elvis Festival is gearing up to be an event that no one will ever forget.
This two-day festival will include 30 of the best Brazilian Elvis tribute artists, competing in a multi-round competition for a spot in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest during Elvis Week 2014. This year's events will include dance parties, fan karaoke, "Pocket Shows," after-hour parties and a Las Vegas Style Concert featuring three of the best tribute artists in the world.

For more information on events and purchasing tickets, visit SaoPauloElvisFest.com.

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 14 February 2014 - - - Happy Valentine's Day - - -

'ELV1S 30#1 Hits' 7x Platinum in Australia?: Released back in 2002 Australia's chart association ARIA noted this week that 'ELV1S 30#1 Hits' has now gone 7x Platinum - sales close to 500,000 units.
Last week however it was in the Australian charts as being only 4x Platinum. Either ARIA has been slow in processing the on-going sales or 200,000 extra sales have suddenly occurred.
7x Platinum is fabulous news - as EIN noted in their 2002 review "EIN really hopes that this will sell and sell making it the classic family CD for Christmas. The improvement in sound quality makes it a 'must buy' for all of us, even those who already own all these tracks multiple times over."
Looks like our dreams came true!
EIN has contacted ARIA for confirmation.
Go HERE for EIN's original 2002 'ELV1S 30#1 Hits' review.

(News, Source;ARIA/ElvisInfoNet)

James Burton and the 2014 TCB Cruise: The upcoming Dennis Jale TCB European Cruise was to have featured the TCB Band - as well as Red West as a special guest.
Two days ago James Burton (surely one of most important performers on the cruise) announced that he would not be on the cruise if Red West was also going to be on the ship.
James Burton wrote..
.... I will NOT be on the Dennis Jale & TCB Cruise September 2014 with Red West.
I have always enjoyed performing with Dennis and all the guys. No one could ask for a better person to work with.
I would like to say that as a Christian, I forgave Red West for writing his book years ago. This has nothing to do with forgiveness.
I also respected him for going ahead with his life and becoming a great actor and was excited to see him in movies and TV.
I do think anyone who wrote a terrible book about another person
should not be making money off of that person.
Please note that Ronnie, Glen and I have NEVER written a "TELL ALL" book about the hundreds of artists that we have worked for.
We still could and would make thousands of dollars from this type of book. I would NEVER become this low of a person.
This would NOT be pleasing to GOD.
I do NOT work with people that do anything negative against Elvis. Please understand that Elvis was my FRIEND, not just another artist
that I have worked with. I know how EXTREMELY STRESSED Elvis was before this book came out.
At the funeral, the people I spoke to were blaming this book for Elvis' death and said his high stress level added to his fatal heart attack.
I am sure if someone did something negative to you, your family or your friends you would feel the same way, especially if death was the end result.
I feel we ALL should be loyal to Elvis (not Red West), but that's everyone's own choice.
GOD BLESS YOU, James Burton.

Today it has now been announced that Red West is no longer a special guest and will no longer be on the cruise.
We have yet to see whether James Burton will now be back on the tour.
Go HERE to EIN's 2003 interview with James Burton
See EIN lengthy interview feature with Red West here.
(News, Source;JB/ElvisInfoNet)

'Doc Pomus' night at Grammy Museum LA: Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing 'Little Sister', 'Save the Last Dance for Me,' 'A Teenager in Love,' 'Viva Las Vegas,' and dozens of other hits. For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes."
Other Elvis compositions were 'Doin' The Best I Can', 'Surrender', 'His Latest Flame', 'Suspicion', 'She's Not You', 'I Need Somebody To Lean On' and more.
Doc Pomus died back in 1991 from lung cancer aged 65.
EIN's roving LA reporters Joan and Paul Gansky attended the special night for the great Doc Pomus at the Grammy Museum. The recent documentary 'AKA Doc Pomus' was shown with a discussion afterwards with the movie's producer/director Will Hechter and song-writer Kenny Hirsch.
They reported back ...
... In the evening devoted to Doc Pomus, one of the stories explained was regarding "Mess of Blues". Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman were in England and ran into Lamar Fike at some event! He suggested they write a song for Elvis, and they said they had one. So Lamar said he would get it to Elvis personally. Apparently they had tried other artists with the song, but it did not work well in the recording studio... one was Bobby Darin. So, after that, Doc and Mort were asked to write more songs for Elvis...including for his movies.
Doc also divulged in the movie he had fallen on a really difficult time in 1977... he got through it with the help of royalties from the thousands of orders for all of Elvis records that occurred after Elvis' death.

Doc Pomus once explained, "I did talk to Elvis once on the telephone and that was when he was having problems with a lyric and he called from the recording session and I didn't even realize it was him. You know, somebody called me to talk about a problem with a lyric and I was at home in Long Island. The guy picked up the extension phone when the phone rang and they told me you are speaking to Presley, so that was the only time I ever
spoke to him. I also tried to meet him at the New York press conference but the Colonel wouldn't let me talk to him. The Colonel said he would never let Presley talk to songwriters, you know. So, I didn't get a chance to speak to him that day and I was pretty much heartbroken. Right after the Press interview I went to have lunch in the hotel and next to me was Elvis father Vernon. I told him the story of how Colonel had stopped me from talking to Elvis, and Vernon said, "Elvis would love to meet you." So he went to get Elvis but Elvis was gone already because he was on his way to work that night."
Go here for more on the DVD about Doc Pomus
(News, Source;PJGansky/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 10 February 2014
The 20 Elvis Movie Tracks You Really Need To Hear: MOJO magazine recently published the article about their favourite Elvis soundtrack songs...
From slap-bass rock’n'roll joy to psych guitar freakouts and ballads of dejection, MOJO picks 20 glorious Elvis highlights from his most undervalued albums.
Last month Sony Music released 'The Perfect Elvis Soundtracks' – a 20 CD box set featuring 17 original Elvis Presley soundtrack albums and three new compilations. Covering the years 1957 to 1969, the Elvis box has been released as part of the label’s Perfect box-set series, which recently gave us 'The Johnny Cash Collection' and 'The Perfect Columbia Jazz Collection'. Yet while it’s easy to tag such a

superlative as ‘perfect’ onto the works of The Man In Black or the albums of Bill Evans, Art Blakey and Miles Davis, it’s a little more difficult to apply the adjective to LPs that feature such disregarded works as 'Old Macdonald', 'Yoga Is As Yoga Does' and 'Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce'.
With that in mind, MOJO's Andrew Male felt the need to reclaim Elvis’ movie years as a period where genius invention and accidental wildness often sat right alongside the lacklustre ballads and contractual honkers. Hold on tight though, because things are about to get very weird in Elvis land.
Here are a few of their thoughts and their MOJO selected top twenty.

- 1. 'Got A Lot O'Livin'To Do!'
Although it was his second movie Loving You was the first Elvis film with a full-length soundtrack. This vivifying little hillbilly-swing convulsion is the standout, cut in the studio just four days after Elvis found out he'd been classified 1A by the Memphis Draft Board.
- 2. 'Baby I Don't Care'
The soundtrack for Elvis' third movie, 1957's Jailhouse Rock, was originally released as a four-track EP. Everyone knows the title track but this is the best example of the late Presley mix of insolence and charm. Written overnight by an up-against-it Leiber and Stoller, it's also the most in-the-pocket performance of the film, thanks to D.J. Fontana's stomping drums, Scotty Moore's chatty, little guitar riff and that mean electric bass rumble, was played by Elvis himself.
- 3. 'Crawfish'
The opening song from Elvis' 1958 movie, the brilliant King Creole, Crawfish was cut at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California on January 15, 1958. His last soundtrack recording session before entering the army, it was overseen by the film's director Michael Curtin and Elvis' favourite engineer Thorne Nogar, responsible for the song's super-heavy bass-and-drums rhythm and Elvis' almost illicit interaction with Kitty White on those call-and-response vocals.
4. Pocket Full of Rainbows, 5. King Of The Whole Wide World, 6. Flaming Star, 7. Can't Help Falling In Love, 8. We're Comin' In Loaded, 9. Bossa Nova Baby, 10. Anyone Could Fall In Love With You,
- 11. I Need Somebody To Lean On

Made before Kissin' Cousins, Viva Las Vegas was a thing of vulgar colour-saturated wonder, the last truly big budget Elvis movie, the last with a big name co-star (Ann-Margret) and arguably the last with a fully serviceable soundtrack. Highlights include

the title track, slinky Ann-Margret duet, 'You're The Boss' and this lonesome barroom blues, best heard in the movie, where it switches beguilingly from echoing interior monologue to neon-lit early-hours invocation.
12. Beginner's Luck, 13. Tomorrow Is A Long Time, 14. City By Night, 15. You Don’t Know Me, 16. Speedway 17. All I Needed Was The Rain, 18. A Little Less Conversation, 19. Clean Up Your Own Backyard,
- 20. Rubberneckin
Elvis' last acting role was playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a hipster inner-city doctor who falls for his co-worker, without realising she is a nun. The opening ten minutes show Moore and her fellow plain-clothes nuns arriving in the sleaze-heart of a'70s ghetto, intercut with a scene in which Elvis entertains his fellow free-clinic teen volunteers with this lascivious Memphis soul groove-paean to girl-watching. If that doesn't make you want to watch the rest of this deeply off movie, nothing will.

For the full MOJO article with cool video clips from each movie CLICK HERE.
(News, Source;NaveenV/Mojo/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis and The Beatles: Today the media celebrated The Beatles’ tumultuous introduction to the US with their famous debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago, and in the programme the influence of Elvis on their music was noted several times. The Shreveport Times also wrote about how Northwest Louisiana impacted the British foursome.
... Not that they ever performed locally, but without the influence of a number of local musicians, The Beatles as we know them might have wound up a far different band, or likely never would have made it out of the 1960s British blues-rock circuit.
The first and perhaps greatest local influence on the band was Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, whose strong, 12-string guitar-based folk/blues sound profoundly influenced Lonnie Donegan and the British skiffle movement.
Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison, who died in 2001, has been quoted in many scholarly publications as acknowledging the debt to the singer who is buried near Mooringsport. "No Lead Belly, no Beatles" is a notable Harrison sentiment.
Elvis Presley made his professional debut at the Louisiana Hayride and
was identified by the late John Lennon as one of the band’s greatest influences. "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been Elvis, there would not have been the Beatles," Lennon is quoted as saying.
There also are contemporary players who have influenced or worked with the boys from Liverpool. Topping the list would be guitarist James Burton and bassist Joe Osborn, both of whom have returned to live and work in Shreveport after international careers.
Burton, famous for his lead guitar work with artists ranging from Elvis Presley and Rick Nelson to John Denver and Emmylou Harris, was a player the Beatles listened to and emulated.
"Those early sounds that we did, I just hated them," George Harrison said in an interview. "They sounded so puny. I mean, listening to James Burton playing on the Rick Nelson records … and we would come up with our stuff that was so feeble."
Burton, who had a friendship with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, two years later had a good bonding with George Harrison.
"I was in London to perform at Albert Hall," James Burton recalled. "George had called and said he was coming, that he wanted to meet me. He was just a normal, great guy. He showed me a speeding ticket and he said ‘I got this because of you.’ He was driving his Porsche and was going quite fast, didn’t want to be late for the show.
"George was a wonderful guy, really a great friend. Playing on his album was a great treat," Burton said. "Jim Horn, another good friend, was there playing sax. We would take lunch breaks with the family. It was like being at home. George was a down-to-earth person, a great guy."
Another local player who worked with The Beatles was drummer D.J. Fontana, who played more than a dozen years with Elvis also played on Ringo Starr's "Beaucoups of Blues" album in 1970.
(News, Source;ShreveportTimes/ElvisInfoNet) - Go HERE for EIN's Elvis vs The Beatles

Englebert Humperdinck Talks Elvis: Journalist and Author Marshall Terrill recently talked to Englebert Humperdinck - and in the interview he of course talks about Elvis.
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
Best known for number-one hits 'Release Me,' 'The Last Waltz' and 'A Man Without Love' Humperdinck is a four-time Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe recipient, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That’s in addition to his 63 gold and 24 platinum records.
Humperdinck: I consider myself a thespian of song, and I do two things — I sing through my eyes as well as with my voice. I have never ignored the fact that my fans have supported me and have always paid attention to them. I sign every autograph and shake every hand and have done so for years.
Q: Elvis Presley once confided to his bodyguard that he felt he found a twin brother he had lost at birth when he met you. Did you know he felt that way about you?
Humperdinck: Is that what Elvis said? God, I’ve gone all cold. Honest to goodness I’m not kidding — I’ve got bumps all over my skin. I never knew he felt that way about me. I idolized Elvis and thought he was the greatest talent ever and the most real performer I’ve ever come across.
When you watched Elvis work on stage, you saw that reality come through He never took his image seriously and often made fun of himself. That was the great thing about him. He had a great deal of humility, and I learned all sorts of messages just watching him.
I remember once teasing him and said, ‘You know Elvis, you stole my sideburns.’ He replied in that beautiful Southern accent of his, ‘Well, if it looks good on you, it’ll look good on me!’
I loved talking to Elvis because he was a very real person. The first time I ever met him, usually you shake hands, but he came up to me and embraced me. I thought that was a fantastic thing to do. He just put his arms around me and gave me a hug. I’m conservative and shy by nature, but when Elvis did that, I felt so good.
Then the first thing he said was, ‘You know, I’ve got all of your albums?’ I said, ‘You’ve got my albums?’
I had been following Elvis from the start of his career. I can remember when he was stationed in Germany (1958-1960). I was stationed there at the same time, and I’d play his records on the jukebox in the mess hall. Then all those years later we got together and became friends. Elvis was an amazing man, and I miss him."
For the full interview where he talks about his new Duets album Go Here
(News, Source;GetOut/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday / Sunday 8/9 February 2014
New FTD Releases Confirmed: The two upcoming FTD releases have been confirmed for March release.
'ELVIS - Destination USA'  is a 2 Disc set which (as suspected, see below) contains the September 4, 1972 Dinner show where 200 member of the British Elvis Presley Fan Club were present. As a bonus we also get more of the highly anticipated Rehearsal tapes from August 2 and 3 - albeit in low cassette quality. Some alternate songs from the 1972 rehearsals were previously released on the FTD 'Stage Rehearsal' (look here)
'ELVIS - Destination USA'
Imagine… You're an Elvis Presley fan…
Imagine… It’s 1972
Imagine… You have the chance to see Elvis perform Live On Stage…
What would be your next destination?
Re-live the experience when many Elvis fans from around the world saw Elvis for the first time in Las Vegas, September 1972.
The 16-page booklet includes ‘eye-witness’ accounts from fans who actually met Elvis back stage. It features stories from fans who were there in the front-row seats including 200 member of the British Elvis
Presley Fan Club. All of these great personal memories are packed together in the 7-inch 2-cd release with numerous excellent and never before seen pictures.
DISC 1 - Recorded live at The Las Vegas Hilton, September 4, 1972 – Dinner show
DISC 2 - has the following interesting tracklist
1) A Big Hunk O’ Love (02-15 Dinner), 2) Never Been To Spain (02-16 Dinner), 3) You Gave Me A Mountain (02-16 Dinner), 4) An American Trilogy (02-16 Dinner), 5) Can’t Help Falling In Love (02-16 Dinner) - From RCA Live Recordings. February 1972.
Rehearsals - 6) Something, 7) I’m Leaving, 8) Faded Love, 9) The Wonder Of You, 10) My Way,
11) I’ll Remember You, 12) It’s Over, 13) Steamroller Blues.
Sub-standard audio from cassette tape, recorded at rehearsals August 2 and 3, 1972 at The Las Vegas Hilton.
Compilation produced by Ernst Mikael Jørgensen & Roger Semon. Concept by Robert Frieser.
Go here to EIN's SONY page - for FULL details, flyer and full tracklists
'ELVIS PRESLEY' - This 2-disc 7" set Celebrates Elvis' Legendary 2nd album that quickly outsold his debut album. The 16-page booklet features great photographs taken from the photo session held in February 1956. Also featured is an In and Outtakes section.
The album includes every known outtake from the Labor-Day sessions.
CD 2 features the historic live concert from Hirsch Coliseum - Youth Center, Louisiana State Fairgrounds, Shreveport, December 15, 1956.
Although a "Classic Album" release of Elvis' second album is needed from FTD sadly none of the material is unreleased, although hopefully some will have improved audio quality.  
The original album was featured on the deluxe 'Young Man With The Big Beat' release - as well as the Hirsch Coliseum, December 15, 1956 performance (See YMWTBB review here).
DISC 1 - The Original Album
1 Rip It Up, 2 Love Me, 3 When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, 4 Long Tall Sally, 5 First In Line, 6 Paralyzed, 7 So Glad You’re Mine, 8 Old Shep, 9 Ready Teddy, 10 Anyplace Is Paradise, 11 How’s The World Treating You, 12 How Do You Think I Feel
BONUS SONGS 13 Playing For Keeps, 14 Too Much, 15 Don’t Be Cruel, 16 Hound Dog, 17 Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be), 18 Rip It Up - takes 10-14, 19 Rip It Up - take 15, 20 Rip It Up - take 16, 21 Rip It Up - take 17, 22 Rip It Up - take 18-19M, 23 Old Shep – take 5
The 'Rip It Up' outtakes were however not featured on YMWTBB and instead have been spread across various releases such as 'Flashback' and 'Today, Tomorrow & Forever'.
Go here to EIN's SONY/FTD 2014 releases page for FULL details and full tracklists
(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis-The King Of The Jungle-45 Years After' OUT NOW: The new book by Erik Lorentzen looking back at the Comeback Special and 1968, "Elvis - The King Of The Jungle - 45 Years After" - is OUT NOW.

Featuring 544 pages the book will include a detailed at everything that took place at the historic taping and recording sessions. It will also include eye-witness reports from lucky fans that were present at the legendary NBC performances.
Click here to see What it is ALL ABOUT plus 18 PREVIEW PAGES.

(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley to tour Australia: Lisa Marie Presley is heading to Australia for the first time in eight years and will perform eight shows only while in Australia for her Storm and Grace World Tour in March.
Lisa Marie will make stops at Sydney, Campbelltown, Canberra and Melbourne, amongst others. She'll perform songs from her album of the same name, which sees Presley return to her Southern roots with a mix of blues, folk and country.
Lisa Marie feels the material she will perform in Australia, produced by T Bone Burnett, is "stripped-down" and less toxic and angry than her earlier work from her first album 'To Whom It May Concern' from 2003.
"I was angry at all that I was potentially up against - all the expectations - and I was puffing myself up as a protective mechanism. At the same time, I was being pushed by the team around me to be a pop star, and to do all these crazy things that I really didn't want to do." 
After relocating to England years ago and withdrawing into a tight rural community to raise her family, Presley was persuaded by her new manager Simon Fuller to record again.
"There were a few years there where everything around me had fallen apart," she says. "All the things that had become my foundation were gone and I had to shed a lot of skin. I found myself really vulnerable afterwards and that's what birthed the album's vibe. It's me without any attitude or anger at a time of rediscovery."
Lisa Marie Presley 'Storm and Grace' Australian Dates.
March 19 - Hornsby RSL (Sydney)
March 21 - Castle Hill RSL (Sydney)
March 22 - The Cube at Campbelltown Catholic Club
March 23 - Canberra Southern Cross Club
March 25 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
March 26 - West Gippsland, Arts Centre Theatre
March 28 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo Performs Arts
March 29 - Frankston Arts Centre (nr Melbourne)
See EIN's review of 'Storm and Grace' which Nigel Patterson found "A stunning, near 5 star release (Elvis would be very, very proud!)"
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 5 February 2014
"ELVIS PRESLEY – ON STAGE" Promo Video & Selling Out: In celebration of Elvis’ recording of “That’s All Right” in 1954 and the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Graceland and EPE proudly present "Elvis Presley - On Stage" in 2014.
The all new "Elvis Presley - On Stage" music experience will kick off their tour in Iceland starting in April 2014 and continue shows through out the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Germany, and Belgium. Featuring a hot studio band and backup singers, the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration will go on the road to Europe. Following the worldwide success of the stage production, Elvis Presley In Concert, which featured Elvis’ original band and singers, this new show is designed for all Elvis fans past, present and future. 
Tickets are selling out with the following shows already sold out: Reykjavik Iceland, Newcastle UK, Liverpool UK, Nottingham UK, Plymouth UK, Manchester UK, Milton Keynes UK, Leicester UK and Birmingham UK, with the other shows selling fast.
A new show for Sat May 31, in Oostende, Belgium has been added.
Produced by Stig Edgren of SEG Events "Elvis Presley - On Stage" recreates the iconic Elvis concert performances in Las Vegas - creating a virtual concert with Elvis singing lead vocals on all songs via state-of-the-art screens and accompanied by a young, dynamic studio session band and singers.
If you've never seen Elvis live, this is the closest you'll ever get !
CLICK HERE to watch the great promo video.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

ASK Marty Lacker!: Today Marty answers questions about....

- did Elvis truly want to marry Priscilla
- where did he keep all of his on stage 70s jumpsuits
- what was Elvis' reaction to the three great losses of  JFK, RFK and MLK .
- What accomplishment was he the most proud of
- Are there any particular songs Elvis should have recorded
- Do you remember any other classics he wanted to cover
- Did Elvis know the song Sukiyaki

Bruno Mars, or is it Elvis at the Super-Bowl!: When Bruno Mars took to the world’s largest stage at halftime of the Super Bowl, it wasn’t the first time the Grammy Award-winning singer had shown his Elvis influences.
He even did the same at the Met Life Stadium way back in 1990, when the now 28 year old pop superstar and Hawaiian native was just 4 and he also stole the show.
That time instead of performing before a record TV audience as the Super Bowl halftime headliner, it was in a cameo role at halftime of the 1990 Aloha Bowl and he performed as Lil' Elvis in the Honeymoon in Las Vegas-themed show!
This weekend Mars' wardrobe obviously echoed Elvis' famous gold lame suit with its skinny lapels from the later '60s Mods.
The young Bruno Mars started impersonating Elvis when he was

two. His family owned an Elvis memorabilia store in Hawaii, where he spent time watching the rock-n-roll legend’s performance videos and perfecting the iconic Elvis “sneer.” When asked what he liked about Elvis, 4-year-old Bruno replied: “I like his singing, and his dance, and his lip.”
Click here to see his cameo performance as a 6-year old Elvis in “Honeymoon in Vegas,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicolas Cage.
(News, Source;Superbowl/ElvisInfoNet)

Tupelo Council holds off funding Elvis Project and park: Some members of the Tupelo City Council have questions about where the money should come from for projects at two local attractions.
Councilmen Lynn Bryan and Markel Whittington persuaded a majority Tuesday night to hold off on spending money on two projects: $100,000 for improvements at the Elvis Presley Birthplace and $150,000 for the planned Vietnam Veterans Wall and the mounting of a military jet at Veteran's Park.
The City Council agreed to not spend the money until a work session is held on the matter. That's expected to happen next week.
Whittington said after the meeting he believes the money for those projects should come from the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.
(News, Source;TupeloNews/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley's 46th Birthday Party: Lisa Marie Presley celebrated her 46th birthday (can you believe it?) at the weekend with daughter Riley Keough, 24, and mother Priscilla Presley, 68, at LA's hotspot No Vacancy on Saturday night.
Other friends and family in attendance included Lisa‘s love Michael Lockwood, her son Ben (with girlfriend Alexa), Zoe Kravitz, Ellen Page, Lisa‘s best friend Linda Ramone (with boyfriend J.D. King of the band The Olms), Jacqui Getty, Riley‘s boyfriend Ben Smith-Petersen and Priscilla‘s sister Michelle Beaulieu Hovey.
Attendees also enjoyed a chocolate fondue station, tarot card readings, and magic shows. Toward the end of the night, a tightrope walker performed!

Wish I had been invited.
(News, Source;JustJared/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 3rd February 2014

New FTD 'Summer Festival' Soundboard: The following teaser promo-poster has been put out by FTD publicising their soon-to-be-confirmed next soundboard release.

There is a suggestion that it might be a 'Summer Festival 1972' special and that it could be the September 4th 1972 Las Vegas dinner show where 250 British fan club members were present. This concert started interestingly with See See Rider / Johnny B. Goode / Until It's Time For You To Go (no 'I Got A Woman') and featured an excellent Suspicious Minds, For The Good Times, Big Hunk O' Love, You Gave Me A Mountain final section. In the Introductions Elvis even thanked the British fans for coming over.

It has been released on bootleg before (by Rock Legends) but not in particularly good audio quality. IF Ernst has tracked down a good quality soundboard then this will be a very fine FTD release.
EIN Notes that the above is all pure speculation.
More official details soon.

(News, Source;FTD/ElvisInfoNet)

'Bieber and Elvis' Marty Lacker comments: Marty sent us these comments on yesterday's EIN story (see below).. "I read that story from the writer Asquith, who by the way I never heard nor remember coming on any set at of Elvis' movies at MGM or anywhere else. I for one am tired of people trying to tie or compare any of these artists of today, or even yesterday, to Elvis.
First of all Bieber is not in the same league as Elvis, for one thing Elvis could really sing and he never needed help from technology in the studio to sound fantastic no matter what he sang. The same can't be said for the little punk Bieber who really can't sing all that well - what has got him popular is because he's cute and his voice and singing ability is greatly enhanced in the studio. He's just another media created so-called star of today
and there is a number of them, for instance Kardashian, Lady Gaga or Miley.. Will any of these be remembered or celebrated 40 years from now?
As for Asquith's claim that Elvis fed him well, maybe Parker took him to lunch if and when he visited but Elvis had nothing to do with that. In addition Elvis didn't do the borderline criminal things Bieber has done that is getting him in trouble, any negative crap said about Elvis in the early years came from idiotic phony goody two shoes and hypocritical so-called "Good Christians" who commented about Elvis' movements on stage and some of them were racists who thought Elvis was black when they first heard his records.
It's nice that they use Elvis as a measuring stick for today's talents but they should stop because nobody will measure up. - Marty

(News, Source;Marty/ElvisInfoNet) - For More of Marty Lacker's Musings Click Here

Sunday 2nd February 2014
Elvis Presley and Bad Boy Bieber: Roger Asquith spent years reporting on some of the most iconic Hollywood stars in movie history interviewing stars including Elvis Presley (see pic below) and Lucille Ball. In his latest blog he looks at the newest pop teen idol turned wildchild.
"There’s no such thing as bad publicity, just spell the name right and include the title of their latest movie or music video." With millions of dollars worth of free world-wide publicity, and his pictures splashed all over the world’s press, what more could Justin Bieber’s agents ask for?
It’s obvious what their Golden Boy is asking for, some time off from work. At 19 Justin should be in college getting an education, or at least given a couple months away from his demanding fans and money hungry agents. He should be vacationing incognito at
some sunny resort and relaxing with his trusted friends.
Elvis Presley was also bad boy with a money-hungry agent. Fortunately for him, any scurrilous reports about his penchant for San Quentin quail and shooting up his TV screen if he didn’t like the program were successfully kept out of the press by the omnipresent and repressive Colonel Tom Parker who vigorously censored any press release on his golden boy.
I was invited to have lunch with Elvis many times when he was shooting his musicals at MGM. He was the perfect host making sure his guests were well fed and always handed out a signed copy of his latest LP. plus an invitation to the premiere of his movie... but all this would have ended if I had let a few cats out of the bag about his private life. My motto in Hollywood was simple, why bite the hand that feeds you, furthermore I thought everyone was entitled to a private life.
Back in the day other journalists and authority figures did pursue Presley. Both the Catholic Church and a Jacksonville priest
weighed in that Elvis was a sexual degenerate. Other falsely planted stories such as Elvis being racist and the later ban in Mexico followed.
But now 76,000 Americans writing to the President demanding Justin Bieber hand in his American Green Card working permit and be deported back to Canada. Just like previous hellraisers Richard Harris or actor Russell Crowe, Bieber has done nothing worse than his fellow foreigners who have an American Green Card...
Well I suppose That’s Hollywood!
Go here for full original story
(News, Source:RogerAsquith/ElvisInfoNet)

Mercia Fiore and Elvis: TV station WTMJ Michele Fiore’s mother Mercia Fiore actually worked with Elvis Presley. Her life story is about music, a legend, and most of all about love. She recalls the day her agent got a call wanting a girl singer to open for Elvis Presley. Mercia got the job, and ultimately toured with Presley.
At the time Elvis's style and suggestive moves were controversial but driving girls wild. Mercia recalls sending her parents a postcard assuring them Elvis was a nice guy.
In 1956 she wrote, "Elvis was very sweet last night he was trying to make friends with me." Mercia remembers the legend as kind and gentle. She says he would even applaud backstage as she sang.
One day, she felt sorry for a young girl who had camped outside to see the star. The girl begged her to get close to Elvis, promising to keep her distance. Well, she did not.
Mercia exclaims. "As soon as she saw Elvis, she jumped on him like an animal. She pulled his hair, ripped his clothes! I was so embarrassed I felt so bad for Elvis!"
But Elvis took it all in stride. Mercia smiles as she shares his reaction. "He came up to me afterward. He said, "I know you feel bad but it wasn't your fault, this is just the way it is for my life now. I'm not angry with you for this. It was just something that happened!"
Mercia does not believe that Elvis was trying to hit on her. She notes sweetly, "He was was being very polite and very nice." But during that time Mercia had fallen in love with Frank, a local orchestra leader and pianist. She chose to leave the tour.
Elvis was shocked and surprised but made one request to Mercia. Elvis told her, "I want you to write and tell me about your life, what made you the way you are."
Years passed, Mercia was busy with her young family. But when Elvis died Mercia was moved to write the book "What Elvis Never Knew." She calls her book a legacy to Elvis.
Did she have any regrets about leaving a job with the King? Mercia gets emotional when she replies, "No, because I have my blessed children, and my wonderful husband. I wouldn't change the anything in the world for him!" - Go here for the full TV story.
(News, Source;WTMJ/ElvisInfoNet)

'Praise To The King' New Import CD: To be released shortly on the "SR" label "Praise to the King" featuring the unreleased show from Las Vegas August 23, 1971 Midnight Show. SR's publicity says.. After a long search they located a good tape that gives us the possibility to produce another show from Elvis fifth season.
The midnight show from August 23th, has no surprises in the tracklist but the show is extremely solid and good, Elvis sings all the best from the previous seasons including his new single I’m leaving. The sound is good and powerful you can hear clear all the instruments in particular the incredible job on the drums made from Ronnie Tutt. Elvis' performance on these early season nights is superb as he is still performing to the best of his ability. Although he delivers short shows they are delivered in a very intense, crisp and fresh manner that cannot be denied. Elvis was on stage to have fun and demonstrated this during the older, classic numbers, but songs such as 'Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie' and 'Sweet Caroline' never sounded better. As Bonus we
add the best of the Afternoon show in the way to give you a full day and a full 80 minutes of cd. Talking of best song the version of Proud Mary delivered from Elvis and the band is incredible surely the highest moment of the night.
This recording come from an early generation copy of the master tape, the sound quality is good considering the early season - the sound is incredibly clear in spite the limitation of an audience recording.
The CD comes in a deluxe digipack, containing a collection of live photographs from the season and informative newspaper clips.
EIN NOTES - our friend and super-collector CiscoKing notes that this concert has been available on CDR for ages with the audio quality being very poor. Please check audio samples before buying this updated release.
Go HERE to Elvis CD Releases - for more details and tracklists.
(News, Source;SR/ElvisInfoNet)

Music groups shares Elvis’ love of Gospel: Two music groups are joining forces to share a little Graceland across the US. Gospel group Mark209 and international ETA Mark Anthony are collaborating on a new album and show.
Mark209 is a country gospel group from Nashville Tennessee. Mark Anthony is an international Elvis Presley tribute artist from Australia.
The duo is starting a new show called "From Graceland to the Promised Land".
The two groups are combining because they want to teach their audiences about the roots of Elvis' music: gospel music. They are singing traditional Elvis songs, original Mark209 gospel songs, and plenty of hybrid gospel/Elvis songs.
They are kicking off their national tour this weekend at the Benton Event Center. They are starting their show in Arkansas because here is where they are recording their duo album.
Mark209 is made up of Jym Howe, Ray Woconish, Bryan James Hatton, and Nathaniel Justice. The group is three years old with multiple albums under their belt already.
Mark Anthony is an international Elvis tribute artist. He won the title of "Grand Champion Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of the South Pacific" in 2007. He won the title again in 2008. In 2011, he placed in the top 5 and was awarded the very first "Spirit of Elvis" award presented to him by EPE.
Go here for the full story
(News, Source; THV/ElvisInfoNet)

Elsa Cardenas Love Affair with Elvis: While celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie "Fun In Acapulco," Mexican actress Elsa Cárdenas revealed she had a little affair with the King of Rock ‘n Roll. According to Cárdenas, 78, the first thing Elvis said to her is that she was very pretty, to which she replied that he was very good looking too. She went on to explain that when the two met, Elvis was already in a relationship with Priscilla, but they weren’t married yet.
Cárdenas revealed that she and the rock star were "kind of a couple." "Everyone knew, and it was all right because there was nothing yet, they still weren’t married, you know, you’re young and beautiful and you’re chosen to be in a movie with one of the biggest stars of the time, well, the biggest, so you can imagine....
Elvis was extremely attractive, always joking and was nice to his co-stars. Our friendship lasted for a few years before it subsided as our lives went their separate ways."
Elsa revealed.
Presley and Priscilla got married four years later in 1967 and separated almost seven years after that.
Cárdenas is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the movie industry. Besides Presley, she also acted alongside another legend, James Dean in the film "Giant," Dean’s last movie before his untimely death.
(News, Source;LatinTimes/ElvisInfoNet)


ASK Marty Lacker!: Today Marty answers questions about....

- Did Elvis really say, "I do drugs, this is my choice...".
- Did Elvis wear something special to hold his stomach during Aloha
- What did Elvis do between tours.
- Is there was any item that Elvis would never part with
- Did you ever wish you could live in Beverly Hills
- Did Elvis ever meet Evel Knievel,

(Ask Marty, Source;ML/ElvisInfoNet)

New Concerts for "ELVIS PRESLEY – ON STAGE" in Europe: A new concert date has been added for Iceland on Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 at the Eldborg Hall, Reykjavic. This is in addition to the one already announced for the 24th. Also the concert now visits Belgium on 31st May, 2014 at the Kursaal Oostende.
Further, the 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, 24th May, 2014 at the Hammersmith Apollo London is now Sold Out.
.. In celebration of Elvis’ recording of “That’s All Right” in 1954 and the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. will proudly present "Elvis Presley - On Stage" in 2014.
The all new "Elvis Presley - On Stage" music experience will kick off a 25-date-tour of the United Kingdom starting in April 2014 and continue through the end of May.

Featuring a hot studio band and backup singers, the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration will go on the road to Europe. Elvis Presley In Concert, which featured Elvis’ original band and singers, this new show is designed for all Elvis fans past, present and future. 
Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. The contemporary staging and overall production create the illusion that Elvis is on stage for his finest concert performances.
For tickets go HERE to Elvis.com. - SEE TOUR DATES BELOW
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Palm Springs Home on sale for $3.95Mill! Elvis' Palm Springs, "Graceland West" residence has hit the listing market once again with an asking price of $3.95 million.
As the story goes, Reno Fontana, a big fan of Elvis Presley (he calls himself an 'Elvis Promoter') purchased the home from a Japanese businessman in 2003 for about $1.25 million and dubbed it 'Graceland West'. Over the years, he used the estate to not only promote Presley but also used it to air the King of Pop Michael Jackson's live memorial service in 2009.
However, the bank foreclosed on Fontana and another investor Rade Raicevic took over the home. Raicevic wanted to sell it off for $4 million but he also ran into financial trouble and in 2012, the U.S. Bank National Association took over the home, reports Curbed.
While the ownership of Graceland West is still disputable, it has
hit the listing market for almost $4 million. According to the listing at Estately, the residence is a 5040 square feet home, sitting on a prime 2 acre lot.
Comprising of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home has some interesting interior features. Boasting of mixed ceilings and flooring, the house has glass windows and wooden doors. Exclusive features include an enclosed spa, a wet bar and a 'jungle room'.
Outside, the home has ample recreation space, a garden and sitting area and a kidney-bean shaped pool as well.
Click here for photos - and to purchase if you have $3.9 mill to spare!
(News, Source;Estatley/ElvisInfoNet)

Tupelo 2014 Elvis Festival tickets On sale: Winter weather couldn't keep loyal Elvis Presley fans from lining up in front of the Tupelo Elvis Festival office. Tickets went on sale last week for the ETA concerts and competitions and it's all part of the annual Tupelo Elvis Festival.
The 16th anniversary Tupelo Elvis Festival will be held June 5 – 8, 2014.
Plenty of keen locals and a few from out of state dressed warmly and stood in line, many for hours, waiting to buy ticket packages for this year's festival.
The customers worked to find the best seats for these tickets that go

for as much as $175 each and include several days of music. The Elvis competitions and concerts move this year from the Lyric Theater to the BancorpSouth Arena.
Jessica Hollinger with the Tupelo Elvis Festival said, "We've sold out in ten days in the past. We're excited to be able to see more tickets and accommodate more fans who come to Tupelo and want to see these concerts."
For ticket information for the Tupelo Elvis Festival click here
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

More Elvis News from Earlier this week ....
'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' Import DVD: The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs will be released finally on a real dvd for all the fans around the world by "TCB" productions. This is not an official release. Elvis fans in the UK had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Elvis song with a countdown show dedicated to the king. "The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs" debuted on ITV in the United Kingdom with "Always On My Mind" taking the No.1 spot.
This special told the story behind the 20 greatest songs ever recorded by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'n'Roll. Mixing rich archive footage and home videos with new interviews, the documentary painted a picture of the man behind the music, telling the story of how these timeless songs came about and what impact they had on the world. The show featured different generations of international pop stars and musicians influenced by Elvis including Michael Bublé, Sir Cliff Richard, Suzi Quatro, Michael Ball, Englebert Humperdink and Cerys Matthews.
The programme also spoke with those who worked with Elvis, from songwriters to backing singers and session musicians, plus a special interview with Priscilla Presley. The documentary ventured into Elvis’ former home in Memphis, Graceland, following in the footsteps of nearly 20 million visitors, to see how popular the king remains to this day.
"The Nation’s Favorite Elvis Song" Countdown:
1. Always On My Mind (1972) 2. Suspicious Minds (1969) 3. Can’t Help Falling In

Love (1962) 4. In The Ghetto (1969) 5. A Little Less Conversation (1968/2002) 6. Jailhouse Rock (1958) 7. Hound Dog (1956) 8. Love Me Tender (1956) 9. Return to Sender (1962) 10. Are You Lonesome Tonight (1961) 11. The Wonder of You (1970) 12. Blue Suede Shoes (1956) 13. All Shook Up (1957) 14. It’s Now or Never (1960) 15. An American Trilogy (1972) 16. Heartbreak Hotel (1956) 17. Viva Las Vegas (1964) 18. Don’t Be Cruel (1956) 19. If I Can Dream (1969) 20. King Creole (1958)
Click here to EIN's review & Spotlight on the programme.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'Suspicious Minds' - Elvis' Greatest Single?: 'Suspicious Minds' was recorded 45 years ago this week - in the early hours of the morning of January 23 1969. While the NBC '68 TV Special, along with the single 'In the Ghetto' had pushed Elvis back to the forefront of popular culture, it would be the release of Elvis' last US Number 1 single that would ultimately prove to all the critics that Elvis was a still relevant contemporary musical force.

Back in 2009 to celebrate the 40th anniversary, EIN looked back in detail at the history of this classic song, including new interviews with Marty Lacker and Bobby Wood, as well as insights from composer Mark James and producer Chips Moman.

Go here as we look again at this fascinating spotlight

(Spotlight, Source; EIN)

'Elvis: An American Trilogy - Vol.1' New Book: Dennis W. Forbus, is a published author and has writen over 13 books, his latest work is 'Elvis: An American Trilogy - Volume One - Family - Mississippi To Memphis'. He has writen books about parenting, youth work, prevention, divorce recovery, mission work, generation gap problems, and church problem resolutions.
This book project has been in the works for over nineteen years. The actual writing of this books has taken almost four years, over seventy interviews, nine trips to Memphis, four trips to Tupelo, unaccounted hours of research on the internet, phone, and in person and on location of events. Dennis has first hand knowledge of seeing Elvis live in concert, conducting in depth interviews with those that knew Elvis best, the real Elvis, from some that lived at Graceland with him, while others were employed or were close family or friends. Some of those interviews came from people like: JD Sumner, James Blackwood, Jake Hess, Larry Geller, George Klein, Dr. Nick, Marion Cocks, Sandy Miller, David Standley, Elvis' Uncle Vester, Uncle Earl & Aunt Nash, former classmates and girlfriends, bodyguards, band members, studio owners and workers, Ray Walker, Gordon Stoker, Charlie Hodge, John Heath, Club Owners of Memphis, and many more. Over the past four years we have gathered photos, many from Elvis' cousin Mackey Hargett,  that have little or no publications in the United States, some are that of private collections of family members and of a rare Elvis & Graceland. These photos and interviews are covered throughout the entire collection, inside the pages of these three volumes. Ever wondered the REAL Reason and Cause
of Elvis' death? The answer can be found somewhere in this trilogy.
Volume One deals with his childhood, and what made him to become the man that he was, family interviews & photos, poverty, providence of God, and the personality traits of Vernon, Gladys, & Elvis, what led them to Memphis. What caused Vernon to pack up everything and leave Mississippi overnight?
To be released in summer – this looks like a self-published book to EIN. Pre-orders are $30.
Go HERE for more info and to pre-order (although they don’t seem to have their website set up yet for their own book which is a worry!)
(News, Source;Nigel/ElvisInfoNet)

Mick Jagger also confirms New Elvis Movie: The legendary Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger has opened up about his desire to move from music to movies and also confirms his producer involvement with the new Elvis bio-pic. The iconic musician, 70, is currently tracking the lives of other famous movers - producing the James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' followed by the new Elvis Presley biopic 'Last Train to Memphis'.

The rock star told the Hollywood Reporter he can't get no satisfaction from writing his memoirs, and preferred to take on new projects instead.
Sir Mick said: "I think the rock 'n' roll memoir is a glutted market. I'd rather be doing something new. I'd rather be making new films, making new music, be touring. If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia without even spending any money."

Author Peter Guralnick confirmed the new Elvis Movie of his book to EIN last week. (See story below)
(News, Source;HR/ElvisInfoNet)

More News and EIN exclusives from earlier in January ....

Tempest Storm - New Autobiography?: EIN recently posted a story that Tempest Storm the Queen of burlesque, who once dated Elvis and whose breasts are insured for $1million, at 85 is writing her autobiography. (see story below)
The pensioner, who claims to have had flings with Elvis Presley and President JFK during more than 60 years as a performer, still pulls in a huge crowd every time she performs.
However given the fact that she released her (very interesting) autobiography in 1987 (when she was 59 years old) EIN wonders how much new material she has to talk about.  Could this new book be a reissue or revised edition perhaps?

.........Even with his dark skin, Elvis blushed deeply when he saw me.  I could tell he was trying not to look at my plunging neckline as he said in a deep but boyish voice tinged with a southern accent, “Hello, Miss Storm.  Your show is the greatest.”…….
Go HERE to EIN's Spotlight on 'Elvis and Tempest Storm'
Where you can read excerpts from Tempest Storm's fascinating, autobiography, 'The Lady Is A Vamp'.
(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' Attorney Ed Hookstratten Dies: Ed Hookstratten, powerful Attorney to Elvis, Johnny Carson and Vin Scully, has died at 83. He passed away Wednesday of complications from congestive heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. Hookstratten was a powerful and iconic force in sports, entertainment and broadcast news while representing Carson, Elvis Presley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin of "Laugh-In" fame. His news clients included Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Jessica Savitch, and Tom Snyder.
Being Elvis' attorney Hookstratten along with PI John O'Grady worked together during Elvis famous 1971 paternity case as well as 1973's attempt to reduce Elvis' drug dependency. According to Guralnick Elvis even passed out in Hookstratten's offices one time. He also was involved in try to stop the book 'Elvis:What Happened?' being published.
Hookstratten had a reputation for getting his star clients innovative, lucrative and unprecedented deals.
Hookstratten is mentioned in movie producer Robert Evans' book "The Kid Stays In the Picture", Hookstratten was also the namesake of the "Lt. Bob Hookstratten" character in Rob Reiner's rock music mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap."
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

"Elvis - A legend in the making" - The Canberra Exhibition: If anyone can claim to be an Elvis Presley aficionado, it must be Warren Perry.
A native, like Presley, of Memphis, Tennessee, he grew up with an appreciation of the local music scene and its place in American popular culture.
But even he was surprised when he first saw the collection of images of 21-year-old Presley that now form a major exhibition showing at Australia's National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
Mr Perry, a writer and researcher from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, is in Canberra this month to take in the Australian version of the touring show. Mr Perry said when he first saw the collection, he was stunned.
''I saw the contact sheets and I couldn't believe there was such a body of work with which I was unfamiliar,'' he said.
''I'm not trying to be vain about it, but coming out of Memphis, Tennessee, you see a lot of pictures of Elvis, and I had never seen probably 95 per cent of the work that had been shot.''
He and his colleagues at the gallery in Washington worked with Alfred Wertheimer to put together the show, beginning in 2008. It opened in Los Angeles in January 2010, on what would have been Presley's 75th birthday.
The evocative black and white images of the fresh-faced 21-year-old are also a refreshingly wholesome take on a man who would go on to succumb to the effects of stardom, cultivating a lifestyle that would eventually kill him young.
''The worst things he's putting into his body in any of these photos is a glass of milk, so you see that and you know there's that other thing at the end of 21 years,'' he says.
''There's Elvis succumbing to the rock'n'roll generation's habits that are the products of the generation he created, which is horrible. The sponsor of this movement succumbs to the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll itself. Like I said, it was a hell of a ride.''
Warren Perry, writer and researcher and co-curator of Elvis at 21 will be speaking at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on Wednesday January 29 at 12.30pm.
Tickets $15. - 7 December 2013 – 10 March 2014
Go here to National Portrait Gallery website for Exhibition info.
Go here for EIN's spotlight on Alfred Wertheimer
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Peter Guralnick confirms new Elvis Movie: EIN's LA roving reporter Joan Gansky was at the recent Grammy Museum lecture with Peter Guralnick.
She reports that Guralnick was an excellent speaker - and talked about many of the famous people in the music industry he has met - some of whom he has also written books about.  He is so down to earth and so passionate and knowledgeable on his subject:  MUSIC!
It was interesting that when he took questions from the audience, they all seemed to be about Elvis!  He mentioned he was working on a new book about Sam Phillips, due for release next year.
Afterwards I asked him what was happening about the rumored movie of his Last Train to Memphis book. Guralnick smiled and assured me that everything was on schedule and moving right along! Lisa Marie has also noted that the new movie was in pre-production.
The director is Kevin MacDonald who also directed The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void.

EIN thanks Joan & Paul Gansky for the news.
Go HERE for Joan Gansky's memories of the '68 Comeback Special'.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'For the Love of Elvis' New Book: Marla J. Selvidge explores the human side of Elvis. His life has become a beacon for people who are from the "other" America. By living the American Dream, Elvis became a model of hope to people. The title of the book captures the love that Elvis felt from his fans, but is also captures the love that Elvis gave and felt for his fans.

Author Marla J. Selvidge told EIN, "I have just finished my new book 'For the Love of Elvis'. I spent three years researching Elvis as I developed a class for the University of Central Missouri, "Elvis.  Memphis Messiah."  When I had finished reading hundreds of articles and books and watching scores of videos, I was compelled to write a positive book about Elvis.  It is a tribute to his genius.  I term my work, "Elvisology.""
The book is released in both  Kindle (digital) and soft cover.

Go here to Amazon>> For the Love of Elvis for more info and to purchase.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley in bad health?: The US tabloids are all a-buzz with Lisa Marie facing some major health issues as she suffers from ongoing acute throat problems.
“Lisa Marie has suffered from acute throat problems for at least 10 years, and they only seem to be getting worse. In the past, her throat acted up only when she was touring or working extra hard in the studio. But now, it seems that the day-to-day stress of family life coupled with traveling is making the problem a lot worse.”
Lisa launched a demanding tour in August. And throat issues nearly forced her to cancel her Nov. 23 show in Cranston, R.I., said the source.
“What’s remarkable is that that she feels the need to continue her singing career even though she could put her feet up for the rest of her life.
“She’s worth $300 million, yet she travels long hours to tiny clubs. Her husband Michael supports Lisa Marie as long as she wants to pursue her musical dream, and he keeps an eye on her constantly.
“Lisa Marie is dismissing her throat problems as overstressed vocal cords, but her friends fear there’s something more serious. The pressures involved in balancing her career and family are affecting her health!”
(News, Source;USTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis-The King Of The Jungle-45 Years After' At Printers : The new book by Erik Lorentzen looking back at the Comeback Special and 1968, "Elvis - The King Of The Jungle - 45 Years After" - is at the printers and should be ready soon.
In June 1968 Elvis Presley taped a television special to be broadcast that Christmas. The TV special "Singer Presents Elvis" was is a great moment in music and a key to Elvis musical renaissance. "A moment of change, when what was lost is found again. Elvis was lean and chiselled and -- what he had not seemed in years -- a little dangerous."
Featuring 544 pages the book will include a detailed at everything that took place at the historic taping and recording sessions. It will also include eye-witness reports from lucky fans that were present at the legendary NBC performances.
Click here to see the FABULOUS cover quality plus 18 PREVIEW PAGES.

(News, Source;EL/ElvisInfoNet)

'Endless Summer Festival' New Import CD: Out soon is the new Straight Arrow double-digipak CD release 'Endless Summer Festival', featuring the August 22, 1973 Dinner & Midnight performances. Both shows are taken from original "booth recordings" taped by the same person. The sound quality is far superior to the usual audience recordings. The year's journey from Hawaii to Nevada was almost at its end on August 22, 1973. That Wednesday night, Elvis delivered two professional, sold-out performances for the faithful at the Las Vegas Hilton with a mix of the old and new, including a stunning, yet-to-be recorded cover of Richard Harris' 1971 single "My Boy." After the final Hilton show on September 3, bass player Emory Gordy would leave to return to the more creative studio environs of Nashville, Presley would fire Col Parker, Priscilla would leave for good, and Elvis himself would nearly leave the land of the living. It was a long, long way down from that worldwide broadcast in Honolulu on January 14, but the man would survive, somehow, and return to sing his soul that December in Memphis.
It should be noted that neither of these superb-quality, off-line concert

recordings have been previously issued. Both shows are completely new, even to die-hard Elvis fans. They were never in circulation, in any form. Enjoy the music!
Go HERE to Elvis CD Releases - for more details and tracklists.
(News, Source;SA/ElvisInfoNet)

"ELVIS LIVES" EPE Tribute Artist show Touring the US: Travelling the US and performing in Houston this weekend Elvis Lives is a big hit with the fans.
Dean Z, the newly crowned 2013 winner of the EPE Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest has joined the touring cast of ELVIS LIVES for the winter 2014 engagements.
ELVIS LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life featuring finalists from EPE's annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during four eras of his career: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years. This season marks the fourth U.S. tour for ELVIS LIVES.
For Houston performances, the Elvis Tribute Artists will be comprised of Bill Cherry (first place, 2009), Leo Days (finalist, 2009) and the newly crowned 2013 winner Dean Z. They will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, an Ann Margret performer, as well as iconic media and imagery made available from the Graceland archives.
This event also includes a never-before-seen exhibit of life-size images of Elvis' stage-wear that will be on display in the lobby for both performances.
‘Elvis Lives’ is touring the US from Houston tonight through to Dick Clarks American Band Stand Theater in Branson, MO at the end of February.
EIN says, "There is only ONE ELVIS" but if you want to know more about this ETA tour go here for Elvis Lives - info and tickets.
(Almost Elvis, Source;ElvisLives/ElvisInfoNet)

'Viva Las Vegas' new Behind-the-Scenes Footage: Recently posted by Elvis World Japan is some fabulous behind-the-scenes footage of Elvis and Ann Margret getting ready to film by the Flamingo Hotel pool during the shooting of the film Viva Las Vegas.
Elvis is seen carrying his guitar while smoking a quick cigarette - as well as talking to the media

Great stuff and new to these eyes.
Click HERE to YouTube to check it out.


(News, Source;EEJ/FECC/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Files Magazine ISSUE 6' Review: The December Issue of the Elvis Files magazine sadly got stuck in the Christmas post but what a treat it is! Once again featuring Elvis stories and new unpublished Elvis photos that would be missed from Lorentzen's "Elvis Files" series of books.
The key article in the magazine is a stunning 20-page feature on Elvis’ last concerts of the fifties in Honolulu, Hawaii. Written by Elvis expert James Roy I found it the most interesting and well-researched story published by the Elvis Files Magazine so far.
In another feature Lorentzen has also discovered seventeen fabulous new photos of Elvis in Jacksonville Florida from February 1956, showing Elvis and the Colonel hanging out and making surreptitious arrangements at the hotel.
There are of course plenty of other articles in the magazine including ....
- Super fan, Virginia Coons Beverly Hills 'Spring 1969'
- Love Me Tender, unseen photos
- It’s A Miracle Elvis Is A Star - by former schoolteacher
- Elvis Cracked Up in Anaheim, November 30, 1976
- Elvis’and Danny Thomas’ complete interview

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

New Legacy Release for 2014: Elvis 'Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the King's triumphant 1974 return to his hometown with an expanded 2CD release of the monumental concert experience. 
"I wanted to record a live session in my hometown of Memphis…after all, this is where it all started out for me." - Elvis Presley.
This 2CD Legacy Edition will be released on March 18, 2014 and features several tracks left off the original '74 vinyl release in addition to a wealth of unreleased material.
Disc 2 of the remastered edition presents a recently located MONO recording of a "test run" performance held for an ecstatic live audience on March 18, 1974, at the Richmond Coliseum two days before his historic return to Memphis. (This has of course been released on the FTD '48 Hours To Memphis'.)
As a special added bonus for Elvis aficionados, Disc 2 includes five intimate tracks (three of them previously unreleased) cut at the RCA Studios in Hollywood on August 16, 1974. Originally intended as reference recordings for an upcoming Las Vegas engagement, the
performances, which include "Down In The Alley," "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues," "Softly As I Leave You," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "The Twelfth Of Never", provide a rare fly-on-the-wall glimpse into Elvis' consummate backstage artistry as he prepares these songs for concert.
Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis will include a 24 page booklet featuring rare photos, previously unseen memorabilia, new liner notes by Ken Sharp, press clips and more.
Go HERE to our Elvis SONY releases page for more info.
(News, Source;Sony/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis Music FAQ' - Book Review: The publisher’s press release for the book states that Elvis Music FAQ chronicles the trajectory of Elvis’ musical career, with a look at his pioneering original label Sun, insight into his management, a summation of each of the King’s concert tours, and a review of his nearly 800 recordings. Along the way Eder draws attention to the numerous genres of music included in Elvis’ music canon – gospel, country, pop, ballads, rockabilly, blues and of course, rock and roll.
But how can a book on such a key subject as Elvis' music satisfy every reader from the "casual fan" to the hard-core music-trivia authority?

EIN's Nigel Patterson has spent a fair while examining the minutiae of this substantial volume - and provides a detailed summary of his opinions about this entertaining book - both good and bad.
Click here for our In-Depth review.

(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Audrey Hepburn's beehive and Elvis Quiff most Iconic Hairstyles in history: Audrey Hepburn's beehive, Elvis Presley's quiff and Jennifer Aniston's "Rachel" cut were recently named among the most iconic hairstyles in history by Toni & Guy hairdressers.
The beehive, made famous by Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's, came top of a poll of the 50 most memorable hairdos of the past half century.
Elvis Presley's jet black quiff came second, followed by reggae legend Bob Marley's dreadlocks and the cut made famous by Aniston during her stint as Rachel Green in hit TV show Friends.
Late singer Amy Winehouse's beehive, The Beatles' mop tops and Marilyn Monroe's curls came next on the list to mark hairdresser Toni & Guy's 50th anniversary.
Farrah Fawcett's golden flicks in 70s TV hit Charlie's Angels were voted 8th in the poll of 2,000 people followed by Princess Diana's feathered pageboy.
This year we are celebrating 50 years of hair fashion heritage and we've seen many of these iconic hairstyles copied by thousands of people in our salons.
The TOP 10 Most Iconic Hairstyles In History
1. Audrey Hepburn, beehive
2. Elvis Presley, quiff

3. Bob Marley, dreadlocks, 4. Jennifer Aniston, 'Rachel' cut, 5. Amy Winehouse, beehive, 6. The Beatles, mop tops, 7. Marilyn Monroe, blonde curls, 8. Farrah Fawcett, golden flicks, 9. Princess Diana, feathered pageboy, 10. Brigitte Bardot, bedroom look.
(News, Source;T&G/ElvisInfoNet)

Brand New Elvis 1956 Footage Discovered: Recently posted from the archives of WKY-TV is new and undiscovered footage of Elvis live in concert in Okalahoma City Auditorium, April 19th 1956.
There is three minutes of stunning footage including live concert action - as well as Elvis backstage kissing the girls, greeting his fans and signing autographs.
This is a really stunning find. (sadly no audio was recorded)

Click here to check this sensational footage NOW via You-Tube

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' Personal Record Collection: In response to a recent Marty Lacker question, EIN has updated its spotlight on 'The secrets of Elvis' record collection'.
Way back in 2004 Britain's excellent Record Collector magazine featured a very interesting article about what was in Elvis' personal record collection when they examined the list EPE supplied of over 1000 albums and singles. It provided a great insight into Elvis' eclectic musical interests with many titles sure to surprise fans. The artists featured are a wide variety of names well known to fans and many artists fans will not have heard of before.
EIN also checks out a further detailed look at "Elvis' crates of Vinyl" and what records he collected.

Please go here for the revised EIN spotlight.

(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

UPDATED - Interview with 'Elvis Films FAQ' author Paul Simpson: "Elvis Films FAQ"  was reviewed by EIN as one of the best Elvis books published in 2013... "Paul Simpson examines every angle of Elvis’ film career and writes about it in a very engaging and enjoyable style. The real triumph of this book is that it will make you want to watch all of Elvis’ films one more time! Highly recommended."

While Elvis' Hollywood years are full of mystery, and Elvis Films FAQ covers them all! Elvis Films FAQ explains everything you want to know about the whys and wherefores of the singer-actor's bizarre celluloid odyssey; or, as Elvis said, "I saw the movie and I was the hero of the movie."
"Elvis Films FAQ" was without doubt one of the best Elvis books published in 2013 and EIN wanted to know more from its author Paul Simpson.
(Interviews, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' & 'Moody Blue' OUT NOW: The two FTD new December CD releases are out now and at your local dealers. - 'From Elvis At American Sound Studio' a special 2CD set
DISC 1 features...
Kentucky Rain, I'll Be There, Mama Liked The Roses, If I'm A Fool (For Loving You), Don't Cry Daddy, Rubberneckin', Hey Jude, My Little Friend, Who Am I?, Memory Revival (instrumental)
First Takes: Kentucky Rain (takes 1, 2 ,3 & 7), I'll Be There (takes 1, 2 & 3/M), If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) (takes 1, 2 & 3), Rubberneckin' (takes 1 & 2/M)
January Outtakes: Come Out, Come Out (Inst take 2/M), You'll Think Of Me (take 7), Poor Man's Gold (take 12/M with abandoned vocal overdub), Mama Liked The Roses (with alternate vocal overdub) ,In The Ghetto (take 19), Hey Jude (take 1), I'll Be There (takes 4, 5 & 6)
Go here for FULL tracklist on our FTD/SONY 2013 info page

'Moody Blue' a classic album 2CD set
DISC 1 features....
The Original album: Unchained Melody, If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Little Darlin', He'll Have To Go, Let Me Be There, Way Down, Pledging My Love, Moody Blue, She Thinks I Still Care, It's Easy For You,
The Alternate Album: Unchained Melody (undubbed master), If You Love Me (Let Me Know) (undubbed master), Moody Blue (take 6), She Thinks I Still Care (take 2B), My Way (live), Way Down (undubbed master), Little Darlin' (undubbed master), He'll Have To Go (rough mix), Pledging My Love (composite of rehearsal and take 3), It's Easy For You (take 1)
Bonus Tracks: She Thinks I Still Care (takes 1 & 2A), America The Beautiful, Softly As I Leave You
Go here for FULL tracklist on our FTD/SONY 2013 info page
To order you can go HERE to 'ElvisTheMan&HisMusic' shop
(News, Source;ETM&HM/ElvisInfoNet)

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Tickets for "ELVIS PRESLEY – ON STAGE" in EUROPE: While EIN broke the news that the upcoming "Elvis Presley - On Stage" 2014 European tour would not feature any of the TCB Band or Elvis' musicians (see below) EPE has now offered Pre-sale tickets for keen UK fans. EPE note..
.. In celebration of Elvis’ recording of “That’s All Right” in 1954 and the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. will proudly present "Elvis Presley - On Stage" in 2014.
The all new "Elvis Presley - On Stage" music experience will kick off a 23-date-tour of the United Kingdom starting in April 2014 and continue through the end of May. Featuring a hot studio band and backup singers, the 60th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration will go on the road to Europe. Following the worldwide success of the stage production,

Elvis Presley In Concert, which featured Elvis’ original band and singers, this new show is designed for all Elvis fans past, present and future. 
Using the latest technology, Elvis performs via state-of-the art video screens singing lead vocals backed by a live band, singers and an orchestra. Together, this multi-media creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. The contemporary staging and overall production create the illusion that Elvis is on stage for his finest concert performances.
There is a pre-sale for tickets go HERE to Elvis.com. - SEE TOUR DATES BELOW
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)
Wed 30 Apr 2014 SHEFFIELD City Hall
Thu 01 May 2014 NEWCASTLE City Hall
Fri 02 May 2014 DUNDEE Caird Hall
Sat 03 May 2014 EDINBURGH Playhouse
Sun 04 May 2014 GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium
Mon 05 May 2014 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
Wed 07 May 2014 PRESTON Guild Hall
Thu 08 May 2014 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Fri 09 May 2014 IPSWICH Regent Theatre
Sat 10 May 2014 BRIGHTON Centre
(Thanks to Elvis Matters for the dates)
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)
Sun 11 May 2014 PLYMOUTH Pavilion
Tue 13 May 2014 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Wed 14 May 2014 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri 16 May 2014 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Sat 17 May 2014 MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Sun 18 May 2014 MILTON KEYNES Theatre
Tue 20 May 2014 YORK Barbican
Wed 21 May 2014 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Thu 22 May 2014 OXFORD New Theatre
Fri 23 May 2014 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat 24 May 2014 LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Sun 25 May 2014 LONDON Hammersmith Apollo

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