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Lisa Marie Presley's World RIP -Updated MAY 2024
- Baz's 'ELVIS' Movie - Updated October 2023
Tuesday 21 May 2024

'Elvis Presley: Guitar Man: The '67 / '68 Sessions' New FTD: As part of its ongoing "sessions" series FTD is pleased to announce 'Elvis Presley: Guitar Man The '67 / '68 Sessions'.

Released as a 5CD set it features two Elvis' RCA sessions at Studio B in Nashville. 

September 1967 highlights include Guitar Man, Hi Heel Sneakers, Big Boss Man and You Don't Know Me.

The January 68 sessions highlights include Too Much Monkey Business and U.S. Male. It also included an extraordinary 30 takes of 'Goin' Home'.

The 24-page booklet features rare photos, sessions data, memorabilia and release information.
FTD suggest it will be out in late June.

See 'Elvis FTD / SONY CD News' for tracklist

'Celluloid Sell-Out 1960-61' New FTD book: FTD also announces a new deluxe book by Bob Pakes for late June.
This time a follow up to his earlier FTD book 'Celluloid Sell-Out 1956-1958'.

448 pages containing over 2000 images - featuring worldwide Elvis Presley movie memorabilia from 1960-1961. Packed with movie posters, lobby cards and more.

Also includes two cds of movie soundtrack outtakes (all previously released)

 

See 'Elvis FTD / SONY CD News' for more details and tracklist


Priscilla weighs in on Graceland foreclosure sale issue: Priscilla Presley is setting the record straight on news that Graceland, her ex-husband Elvis Presley's legendary estate, is undergoing a foreclosure sale.
On Monday her granddaughter Riley Keough – who is the sole trustee of her late mother Lisa Marie Presley's estate, The Promenade Trust, and is the heir to Graceland – filed a lawsuit seeking to block Naussany Investments & Private Lending LLC (NIPL, LLC) from selling the home, alleging it would be a "fraudulent" sale.

Taking to Instagram after Riley's lawsuit was made public, Priscilla, who moved into the Tennessee home when she was 18 years old, posted a photo of Graceland with "It's a scam" emblazoned over it in bright red.


Photo Right: Priscilla in 1982 at the opening of Graceland.
... "Funny How Time Slips Away".....

(News, Source:Hellomagazine/EIN)


Company claims Lisa Marie owed millions and wants to foreclose on Graceland: A company claims Lisa Marie Presley owed it "millions of dollars" and wants to force a sale of the Graceland mansion in Memphis to pay it off.
It’s a claim Riley Keough is denying.
Fans must also consider that the EPE Estate earned US$100 million last year - even if this were true it still ain't gonna happen!
The company 'Naussany Investments and Private Lending' claims Lisa Marie borrowed $3.8 million from its company using the deed to Graceland as collateral. According to the latest filing, the company has scheduled a foreclosure sale of Graceland for May 23, 2024.
In a countersuit filed May 15, 2024, Riley Keough, Lisa Marie's daughter, claims the documents lleging the debt are fraudulent. Keough is the trustee for Promenade Trust, according to her filing, which currently owns Graceland.
Keough’s complaint alleges her mother never borrowed money from Naussany Investments, and also claims that the company is not “a real entity.”
“Naussany Investments & Private Lending LLC" appears to be a false entity created for the purpose of defrauding the Promenade Trust, the heirs of Lisa Marie Presley" said Keough’s suit.
The countersuit goes on to claim that a deed of trust purportedly signed in May 2018 in Florida was never recorded in Shelby County. It claims the documents which “bear signatures that look like the signatures of Lisa Marie Presley” are forgeries and that Presley never signed any such documents.
Keough is asking the court to issue a temporary restraining order. It also asks for a permanent injunction against the company.
The two groups are set to meet in Shelby County Chancery Court Wednesday morning, just a day before the scheduled sale.
EIN awaits more updates
(News, Source;Media/EIN)

Sunday 19 May 2024

'Elvis: Stateline SAHARA '74' FTD In-Depth Review: 'ELVIS: Stateline Sahara 1974 Lake Tahoe' released as a 3-CD 5” digi-pak features three previously unreleased performances from Elvis' third Lake Tahoe season - May 19 (Evening show), May 20 (Midnight show) and May 25 (Midnight show).
Just two weeks before this Lake Tahoe season Elvis had been playing to audiences of over 18 thousand at the Los Angeles Forum, so it is understandable if Elvis sounds a little more on ‘cruise-control’ but being less O-T-T is also a positive in that they sound more intimate.

FTD have already released three concerts from this Tahoe season plus five of the best tracks from this set.
Go here as Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell & EIN's Piers Beagley investigate what fans may discover in these previously unheard performances

(FTD Reviews, Source:GM/ElvisInfoNet)


'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits' Charting on Billboard this week: Forbes magazine is once again posting about our hero.
... Elvis Presley is one of those artists whose popularity never seems to diminish. No matter how many years go by, the superstar remains a favorite of millions, and the songs and albums he recorded during his lifetime continue to sell and stream well. There aren’t many names who can maintain that kind of success decades after their passing, but Presley isn’t the average musician – or even the everyday star.
For several years now, the consumption of Presley’s biggest hits has been keeping one of his compilations afloat. Sales and streams of many of his most popular tunes are reflected in the success of Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits on the charts.
'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits' is up on two Billboard charts this week. The compilation is climbing as consumption with another 8,483 equivalent units moved in the US alone. That’s up 2.6% from the period before.
That uptick in streams and sales helps the collection rise on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, this week from No.184 to No.176.
Over on the Top Rock & Alternative Albums ranking, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits also experiences a surge, though one that’s not quite as impressive going from No.47 to No.41 nearly cracking the top 40 once more.
Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits is still far from its peak but the fact that it’s rising after so much time is laudable. On the rock-only list, it’s topped out at No. 5.
As it soars on a pair of Billboard charts, Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits is also present on another ranking, though it doesn’t budge on that tally. Over on the Top Country Albums, the compilation is a non-mover at No. 33. It hit No. 1 on that chart in the past.
(News, Source;Forbes/EIN)

Friday 17 May 2024
ELVIS - 70th Anniversary Special Release - 5 x SUN 78RPM 10” VINYL SUNSPLAT SET: To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Elvis’ first SUN record releases is a uniquely designed 5 record “SUN-splat” 78rpm vinyl release, out on the first week of July 2024.
These 5 magnificent SUN 10” (inch) singles play at 78RPM and only an extremely low number of these sets have been produced. This is the first time an Elvis SUN replica has been produced like this and designed to play at the original 78RPM speed.
The images here are an approximate to what each individual vinyl will look like since every copy will be slightly different in the amounts of splatter.
Each of the 5 SUN records have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides with the labels perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy, and colour. The sound quality is excellent matching the original SUN sound recordings (including ‘That’s All Right’), and each are pressed on heavy stock vinyl.
Because of the strictly low limited number release, they are only available for preorder from selected Elvis dealers and fan clubs.
Click for high res pics - Out first week July 2024
(News, Source;ElvisSunVinyl,ElvisInfoNet)

‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ MRS Vinyl OUT NOW: The UK label MRS have released their four-LP double gatefold hardback version edition of its recent CD released ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’.
This Limited Edition 4LP GATEFOLD Deluxe VINYL set is housed in a special hardback Digi-folder.
The set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s complete master soundtrack recordings made for his movies between 1960-62.
It includes a bonus LP containing rare outtake tracks from these recording sessions. All tracks have been mixed and remastered.  
The Elvis movies G.I. Blues, Flaming Star, Wild In The Country, Blue Hawaii, Follow That Dream, Kid Galahad and Girls! Girls! Girls! are all featured.
Rare outtakes include, Tonight Is So Right For Love (Take 4), Shoppin’ Around (Take 14), Black Star (Take 5), Summer Kisses, Winter Tears (Movie Master Version), Riding The Rainbow (Take 8) and Home Is Where The Heart Is (Take 20 Unedited Master)
At your Local Elvis Dealer NOW
See 'All The Elvis CD News' for tracklists and more  
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Fighting To Stay Alive' Import Vinyl - Out Now: EIN asks, Do Elvis fans really need a 1977 live double album called 'Fighting To Stay Alive'?
It's strange marketing and so close to the truth that it's not pretty!
However, if you are a core Elvis vinyl collector this now released.
500 copies presented in 5 different vinyl color VARIATIONS. All copies will come with glossy Stickers hand-numbered and are individually sealed.
The album is a Double LP Recorded Live Charlotte NC, Feb.  20/21 1977.

See 'All The Elvis CD News' for tracklists and more
(News, Source;PoorElvis/ElvisInfoNet)


Wednesday 15 May 2024
'Elvis UK - Extended' In-Depth Book Review: UK specialists John Townson and Gordon Minto's new book 'ELVIS UK Extended - The Ultimate Guide to the Elvis Presley's EPs 1957 - 2001' follows on from their previous publications in the Elvis UK series.
The 500 page soft-cover book, extensively illustrated, details the history of Elvis' Extended Play releases, their popularity and subsequent fall from favour.
It includes a chronological list of all the EPs their multiple repressings and all are cross-referenced with its US counterpart and key differences discussed.
Based on 40+ years of research, and with contributions by insiders providing previously unknown perspectives and knowledge on the production, marketing, musical and other aspects of Elvis' UK EP releases.
But can there really be anything new of particular interest in a book about Elvis’ vinyl UK EP releases? Many of us believed they started with the ‘Love Me Tender’ EP and wrapped by 1967 with ‘Easy Come Easy Go’.
That’s only 20 or so EP releases and surely some like ‘Elvis Sails’ or ‘Elvis Sings Christmas Songs’ would only get one original print run and then be deleted. We thought that this smaller UK vinyl theme would be done and dusted in under 100 pages – “mah boy, mah boy” were we wrong!
.. and the book will make you want to spin some vinyl!
The incredible trio Nigel Patterson / Piers Beagley and Kees Mouwen (Elvis Day by Day) combine forces to check out the book.
(Book Review, Source:EIN/ElvisDayByDay)

'For LP Fans Only / A Date with Elvis - Mono II Stereo' New CD: From the french RDM label - Two classic albums, for the first time in stereo.

'For LP Fans Only' released in February 1959, brought together songs previously released on 45rpm or on EPs, such as the classics 'That's All Right', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'Mystery Train' or the song 'Poor Boy' from the soundtrack of the film 'Love Me Tender'.

'A Date with Elvis' was released in July 1959 based on the same principle of compiling previously published 45rpm or 'Extended Play' songs from Elvis' past. It contained other Elvis classics such as 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' and 'Good Rockin' Tonight' plus 'Baby, I Don't Care' and the haunting 'Is It So Strange'.

The stereo mixes on this CD, are the latest in our series of Mono-to-Stereo reissues created by producer Anthony Stuchbury, are authentic to original Mono releases but now sound more like the original studio sessions.

The stereo mixes on this CD, are the latest in our series of 'Mono-II-Stereo' reissues created by producer Anthony Stuchbury, and are authentic to the original Mono vinyl releases but now sound more like the original studio sessions.

Now fans can re-discover these 20 classic Elvis songs as if they were mixed in stereo for their initial release.

OUT: 21 June 2024
Go to >> RDM for great Sound Samples and to pre-order


Go here to read EIN's detailed review of 'Elvis Presley Rock ’n’ Roll No.2' MONO II STEREO'

(News, Source;AS/ElvisInfoNet)


My Conversations with the King: The second novel by author D.M. Freedman will be released by Blue River Press on May 20. At this time, it appears to be only available in digital (Kindle) format. The book contains 289 pages and is described as:
... It is the spring of 1977 and Elvis Presley is dying. But he does not want to die. He just wants the pain to go away. To whom can he reach out to? Not his fiancée. Not his Memphis Mafia. Certainly not to Colonel Tom Parker, his manager.
Why this pain? How is it that he can explain it to no one? Who can actually help him? He turns to his Rabbi for help!
Elvis Presley is desperate to leave show business and just be a normal person. Unfortunately for him, he is an immense star and cannot just disappear into the ether of society. But what if he could? Better yet, what if he actualizes it and lives to be an old man?
"My Conversations with the King" (77,000 words), tells the story of an unhappy Elvis who with the help of a Rabbi from his childhood, disappears into a world so ordinary that he is never found. That is, up until a chance encounter with his next-door neighbor who is a journalist. This neighbor, Stanley, figures out that he is living next to the long presumed dead Elvis Presley. This is the scoop of a lifetime. But not quite yet!
In exchange for his silence, Elvis agrees to tell Stanley the whole story of how he did not "die", to be told only after his death. In this process a great friendship evolves. So starts a long series of conversations between the two. These talks reveal the secrets of why Elvis ran away, how he did it and how he maintained his privacy in plain sight all these years.
(News, Source: Amazon Australia/EIN)

FTD 'Moody Blue' Sparkly Gold Vinyl delayed and June releases annoucement soon: FTD informed dealers yesterday that the double LP 'Moody Blue' on gold-sparkly vinyl is now delayed until until June but that new FTD June announcements will be coming soon.
Please no more live 1976 sets this time!

The FTD "Gold Sparkle" double vinyl is a reprint of their 2015 'Moody Blue' double-album.
This individually numbered gold collectible is limited to 4000 Worldwide.
Apart from outtakes of “Way Down” and “Moody Blue”, this 2-LP deluxe edition includes “If You Love Me (Let Me Know)”, “Pledging My Love”, He’ll Have To Go” plus two undubbed versions of his now legendary emotional interpretation of “Unchained Melody”..

See 'FTD / SONY Releases 2024' for tracklist
(News, Source;FTD/EIN)


Lisa Marie Remembered on Mother’s Day: Only 15 months on from Lisa Marie's tragic passing last Sunday's Mother’s Day would be an emotional time for her children.
Finley (now 15 years-old) acknowledged the sad occasion on Instagram.
She posted a loving childhood photo of herself with her twin sister, Harper in the arms of Lisa Marie.
“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom ever.
Even though we can’t celebrate with you I’m still so grateful for all our memories.”

Echoing the sentiment Riley Keogh reposted the same story with two heart emojis.
Keogh has previously used social media to share touching tributes with fans and friends to both Lisa Marie as well as her brother, Benjamin who passed away in 2020 at just 27.
On Mother's Day Riley, Finley and Harper also had flowers delivered to Lisa Marie's tomb in the Meditation Garden with the note, "We love you, Mama".
Lisa Marie tragically passed away on January 12, 2023 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
for more see Lisa Marie Presley's World here
(News, Source;Insta/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 13 May 2024

Interview with authors of 'ELVIS UK - Extended': Co-authors John Townson and Gordon Minto recently published 'ELVIS UK Extended - The Ultimate Guide to the Elvis Presley's EPs 1957 - 2001'.
The book, extensively illustrated, details the history of Elvis' Extended Play releases, their popularity and subsequent fall from favour.
It includes a chronological list of all the EPs their multiple repressings and all are cross-referenced with its US counterpart and key differences discussed.

Based on 40+ years of research, and with contributions by insiders providing previously unknown perspectives and background knowledge on the production, marketing, musical and other aspects of "just" 22 original Extended Play's and 3 EP box-sets, this impressive book is the definitive word on Elvis' UK EP releases.

Reason enough for Kees Mouwen (Elvis Day By Day) and EIN's Piers Beagley to sit down with both authors to find out more about the story behind the research and writing of this new book.
The two gentlemen also slipped in some interesting news on future projects.

(Interviews, Source;EDayByDay/ElvisInfoNetwork)


Forbes selects "Elvis 20 Most Popular Songs": Business magazine Forbes has been getting into Elvis recently.
This week they chose their 'Top 20 Elvis Songs of All Time' based on "place in music history, Elvis' legacy, overall sales and streams today".
Whatever the order, every song is just as dynamic as it was when he first released it.
20. “Always On My Mind” (1972)
Its release followed his break-up with Priscilla, Elvis' version remains a favorite with streamers.
19. “Amazing Grace” (1971)
Fellow musicians would tell stories of how much Elvis loved to hang out and sing gospel songs, Elvis' version remains a streaming favorite.
18. “Blue Christmas” (1957)
Elvis' version is the Christmas classic. It turns annually on holiday playlists still today.
17. “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” (1957)
Recorded for the soundtrack of his second movie Loving You, this song was a big hit on the pop charts, as well as the country and R&B charts.
16. “Kentucky Rain” (1970)
When it was first released, “Kentucky Rain” didn’t climb as high or as quickly as many of his other hits. Elvis liked the song and enjoyed performing it live, so it became a staple in his live act. (EIN Fact-Check: Not true Elvis only performed it live in early 1970)
15. “All Shook Up” (1957)
Written by songwriter Otis Blackwell, Elvis’ version of “All Shook Up” shot to the top of the charts in 1957.
14. “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
Carl Perkins wrote and even recorded this song, but it’s the Elvis’ version people remember.
13. “(You’re the) Devil in Disguise” (1963)
Elvis recorded this fun, fast-paced song in Nashville in 1963. It shot quickly up the charts back then and is still streamed pretty frequently today.
12. “How Great Thou Art” (1967)
The title track of his second Gospel album and would end up winning Elvis his first GRAMMY. It would become a high point during his live shows.
11. “Burning Love” (1972)
Elvis recorded this song at RCA’s studio in Hollywood in 1972, not long after his split with wife, Priscilla. It would be his last big hit and become a fan favorite during live performances.
10. “In the Ghetto” (1969)
Elvis had never recorded a “message song” when he heard this one written by Mac Davis. Elvis recorded the song during 1969 Memphis sessions and it became a hit, as well as an emotional favorite during his live shows.
9. “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
Brought to life by emotive vocals, it was instrumental in boosting his career in the late 1960s. Elvis later ramped up the tempo of the song when performing it live. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
8. “Return to Sender” (1962)
This was a last-minute addition to the soundtrack for the movie Girls! Girls! Girls! Manager Col Parker heard it, liked it, and pushed to add it to the film.
7. “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (1960)
Elvis recorded this song in Nashville where he turned the lights down low to set the right tone. The song shot to No. 1 as soon as it was released and stayed there for six weeks. It’s one of seven Elvis songs that have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
6. “Love Me Tender” (1956)
He recorded this song for the soundtrack of his first movie Love Me Tender. Since it was planned for the film, when he sang it during his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, it hadn’t been released yet. The response to the slow, beautiful ballad was so strong, it sparked more than one million pre-orders, overwhelming RCA. It became the first record to go gold before arriving in stores.

5. “Heartbreak Hotel” (1956)
His career first No. 1. The song captured his sound, his electrifying energy, and paved the way for how he was about to change rock and roll.
4. “Don’t Be Cruel” (1956)
This song recorded at RCA studios in New York City was released as the A-side single, with “Hound Dog” on the B-side. “Hound Dog,” however, made it to No.1 first, then “Don’t Be Cruel” quickly followed.
3. “Hound Dog” (1956)
Elvis Presley already had his first No. 1 hit with “Heartbreak Hotel,” but it was “Hound Dog” that caught the attention of music fans around the world. He’d performed the song on TV for the Milton Berle Show which sparked an outcry from concerned citizens.
The first of seven Elvis songs to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (in 1988).
2. “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
With one of the most recognizable intros in history, the title track for the Elvis movie. The song reached No.1 and the movie also made a strong showing at the box office.
1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
More than six decades after its release, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” remains one of his all-time, most popular songs. It continues to resonate with music fans around the world, and has been streamed hundreds of millions of times.

Elvis had a voice and stage presence like no one else before or since, along with a gift in choosing the songs to showcase both.

Go here to Forbes for the full article.
(News, Source;Forbes/EIN)


Saturday 11 May 2024

'Elvis Presley Rock ’n’ Roll No.2' MONO II STEREO CD Review: Luckily for inquisitive Elvis collectors, producer Anthony Stuchbury is back with his take on Elvis’ second album ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll No.2’.
Rediscover Elvis Presley's second album and four key 1956 singles with a new STEREO mix!
The stereo mixes newly created for this CD allow you to find the naturalness of the original recordings and give the impression of being in the heart of the studio with Elvis and his musicians.
With Mono II Stereo fans can embrace a new way of listening to old albums, rediscovering 'The Young Man with the Big Beat' all over again.
The Stereo 'Bonus Singles', Love Me Tender, Anyway You Want Me, Too Much, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, Playing For Keeps, My Baby Left Me, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You all add to the interest
The stunning thing with ‘Mono > Stereo’ is that you can now tune in to parts you have never heard before.
EIN's Piers Beagley investigates what he discovered from these new Stereo versions.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Right now, May 2024, RDM is offering the CD at a great discount. So get it now at a bargain price.

Upcoming books from the Elvis Files organisation in Norway: Erik Lorentzen has a busy 2024 planned for releases of Elvis photo books.

Already out is the mammoth '1124' box set and during the past fortnight EIN reported news of the 'That's All Right: The Song That Changed the World' set and 'Elvis Portraits: A Life in Pictures The Fifties' (shown right) book.

Also announced are:
*Elvis Portraits: A Life in Pictures Vol. III The Sixties
*Elvis Portraits: A Life in Pictures Vol. IV The Seventies
*Elvis Prodigy of RCA Records

 

(News, Source: EIN/Elvis Files)


'Rock and Roll Biographies' box set: The Hourly History organisation has released this set of “concise biographies” featuring Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry.
At Hourly History, we publish history books that are concise, straightforward and take no longer than one hour to read.

The description: Discover the remarkable lives of Rock and Roll musicians... Five Books in One + Free Bonus
·Elvis Presley: A Life from Beginning to End
·Buddy Holly: A Life from Beginning to End
·Little Richard: A Life from Beginning to End
·Jerry Lee Lewis: A Life from Beginning to End
·Chuck Berry: A Life from Beginning to End

All five rock'n'roll superstars histories in a 276 page book!   Look here on Amazon
(News, Source: Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 8 May 2024

'Las Vegas On Stage Feb 1973' New MRS: The UK label ‘Memphis Recording Service’ (MRS) will release a 4CD Deluxe-set and LP titled ‘Las Vegas, On Stage 1973’ in June 2024.
This 4CD set contains a varied selection of live performances recorded in February 1973, during Elvis’ eighth engagement in Las Vegas.

The shows, recorded at the Hilton Hotel, took place weeks after the historic satellite TV show, Aloha From Hawaii, was filmed and broadcast on 14 January.

All shows are presented in stereo for the first time ever and the stunning 2024 remastering of CD3 (3rd February Dinner Show) will make this the best MRS stereo mix thus far.

A bonus CD of remastered rehearsal tracks, recorded days before the engagement began, is also included.

The three concerts featured are...
2 February 1973 Midnight Show
3 February 1973 Dinner Show
3 February 1973 Midnight show

The accompanying booklet - which includes rare photographs and memorabilia dating from this engagement - also features liner notes which set the scene.

 

For the VINYL version the stunning quality 3rd February Dinner Show has been chosen.

These Limited Edition sets and will be available in both Black and Clear vinyl.
Please note, the clear vinyl is ONLY available from exclusive Elvis dealers and fan clubs and NOT to the mainstream public stores.

See 'All The CD News 2024' for tracklistings and more details

(News, Source;MRS/EIN)


Baz Luhrmann teases new "Elvis Concert Film": Good news for Elvis fans when director Baz Luhrmann once again talked about his possible Elvis concert film with Hollywood Reporter at the Met Gala
Once again the 'ELVIS' director hinted he was working on a concert film of never-before-seen footage from the superstar.
At the Met Gala Luhrmann teased that he may not be quite done with Elvis Presley-related projects, following his 2022 film.
The director told Hollywood Reporter, “The fans really want to know if all that footage we found in the vaults is going to become a concert film and I’m here to say I think it’s gonna happen.”
Last October Luhrmann had posted on Instagram that “we’ve found reels and reels of never-before-seen footage of 'Elvis on Tour' and 'That’s The Way It Is',” telling fans to “stay tuned.”
An accompanying video showed a cardboard box with a Warner Bros. label and “Elvis outtakes box”
written on the side. - (see EIN 'ELVIS movie' spotlight)
The director has also previously mentioned an "extended cut" of ELVIS with more of Butler’s performances.
... Fingers crossed as Luhrmann is still talking more ELVIS.
(News, Source;HR/ElvisInfoNet)

'That's All Right' Deluxe-box-Set: Some further details from Erik Lorentzen - A special 'That's All Right' Deluxe-box-Set - Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind! To be released on July 19TH 2024 - 70 YEARS AFTER. The song that changed the world. . .
Presenting a unique collector’s item like you have never seen before! Housed in a box with a magnetic closure which features a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN 1954 Blue Light Studio picture on top.

When you open the box, you’ll look at a mock-up 3D record player with the first 78 printed on top, a 7” 45rpm EP (4 songs - That’s All Right & Blue Moon Of Kentucky recorded by all three artists - Elvis, Arthur Crudup and Bill Monroe), two 12" albums (12 songs on each).

The first album focuses on That’s All Right & Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Elvis in the 50’s and 60’s. On the second we hear That’s All Right from 1970 on black vinyl.
TRIVIA: did you know that Elvis sang That’s All Right 294 times during the seventies!? All 294 recordings are mentioned in the book!

Furthermore, a beautiful hardbound book packed with information about these songs and, of course, exceptionally beautiful pictures including printed

for-your-pleasure, and on heavy paper, sheet music from both That’s All Right and Blue Moon Of Kentucky and a rare replica of a Poplar Tunes window card from 1954.

This extremely beautiful set is going to be a collector’s item for every fan and for sure it will increase in value over the years.

This will be one of the most collectable items ever sold in a limited-edition boxset.

PRE ORDER NOW at your local Elvis Dealer

See 'All The CD News 2024' for more details

(News, Source; EL/EIN)


New Priscilla Memoir!: Fans' opinions are often divided by Priscilla Presley and the way she inhabits the Elvis legacy.
The fact that she produced the movie about her life with Elvis, that Lisa Marie so strongly objected to, upset another set of fans.  
Priscilla is also known to have financial issues and now the news that she is writing the second part of her autobiography.
Hachette Books have acquired the world rights to the new memoir by Priscilla Presley.
Alan Nevins who brokered the deal said that Priscilla, whose previous memoir Elvis and Me was a bestseller, will open up about “life after Elvis; the passing of her daughter, Lisa Marie; Lisa Marie’s marriage to Michael Jackson; and forging her own identity as an actress and businesswoman, as well as offering never-before-shared intimate stories about her romantic life with Elvis.”
The book is tentatively set for a late 2025 publication.
Fans will of course be able to read Lisa Marie's auto-biography later this year.
Fascinating times ahead.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Vintage Rock #69: The new June / July issue of UK magazine Vintage Rock features Elvis and a look at 'That's All Right' 70th anniversary and 'How the streets of Memphis inspired a rock'n'roll revolution' - the sights and sounds that influenced the King of Rock’n’Roll for this landmark release.

There’s more Presley action, too, as VR goes behind the steamy scenes of his 1964 movie Viva Las Vegas.
Also an examination of the birth of Teddy Boy culture in the UK, plus cult rockabilly hero Billy Lee Riley and the career of Johnny Rivers.

Out now check your newsstands

Go here to Vintage Rock for more info and to order

 

 


(News, Source;VR/ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 6 May 2024

'Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books' - hardcover variant: In keeping with the age-old comics book tradition, the hardcover edition of the upcoming book, Elvis Hero of the Comic Books, by EIN's Nigel Patterson, will have this "white" cover variant (compared to the previously announced "red and black" softcover edition).

The fantastic design is again by Elvis Day By Day's, Kees Mouwen.
After reviewing the proof copy there is a little more work to do finalising the book, including adding a "For Mature Readers Only" section.

The nearly 400-pages book features text and imagery for more than 250 comic books, graphic novels, graphic biographies, caricatures, comic strips and comic book ephemera, which are directly about Elvis or feature him in a subsidiary or cameo role. It is the first comprehensive account highlighting the impressive volume and eclectic nature of Elvis' presence and impact through the comic book medium.

Click for high-res cover



(News, Source: EIN)


'That's All Right' Deluxe-box-Set: From Erik Lorentzen a special 'That's All Right' Deluxe-box-Set - Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind! To be released on July 19TH 2024 - 70 YEARS AFTER. The song that changed the world. . .
Presenting a unique collector’s item like you have never seen before! Housed in a box with a magnetic closure which features a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN 1954 Blue Light Studio picture on top.
When you open the box, you’ll look at a mock-up 3D record player with the first 78 printed on top, a 7” 45rpm EP (4 songs - That’s All Right & Blue Moon Of Kentucky recorded by all three artists - Elvis, Arthur Crudup and Bill Monroe), two 12" albums (12 songs on each).
The first album focuses on That’s All Right & Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Elvis in the 50’s and 60’s. On the second we hear That’s All Right from 1970 on black vinyl.
TRIVIA: did you know that Elvis sang That’s All Right 294 times during the

seventies!? All 294 recordings are mentioned in the book!
Furthermore, a beautiful hardbound book packed with information about these songs and, of course, exceptionally beautiful pictures including printed for-your-pleasure, and on heavy paper, sheet music from both That’s All Right and Blue Moon Of Kentucky and a rare replica of a Poplar Tunes window card from 1954.

This extremely beautiful set is going to be a collector’s item for every fan and for sure it will increase in value over the years.
This will be one of the most collectable items ever sold in a limited-edition boxset.

See Elvis Shop London or your local Elvis Dealer
Priced at around £225 / US$280 (News, Source; ESL/ ElvisDayByDay /EIN)


Man Overboard on ‘Tribute to The King’ Elvis cruise: Australian Police first received reports from the Pacific Adventure cruise ship at 4am on Monday that a person had gone missing in waters some 10 nautical miles from Sydney Heads.
The P&O vessel was due to dock at White Bay in Sydney on the final day of a 3-night ‘Tribute to The King’ Elvis Presley voyage complete with themed parties, karaoke and trivia, but was delayed as rescue teams searched for the missing man.
A body was later found in waters off Sydney after a frantic search for the man who went overboard during the cruise. A P&O spokesperson said the man’s family were being supported onboard the ship, which is carrying 2600 passengers.
A passenger stated that they were woken at 4am to an alert of “man overboard, starboard side”. Police said rough conditions made search efforts difficult.
The Pacific Adventure has been cleared by police to return to port. “We thank guests for their care, understanding and patience on what’s been a distressing day for guests and crew. Our thoughts are with the family of the guest at this difficult time.”
(News, Source;ABC/EIN)

'Viva Las Vegas: 60th Anniv Special Edition' Import CD: There's just too many Elvis anniversaries this year! 'Lucky Jackson Productions' announce their 'Viva Las Vegas: 60th Anniversary Special Edition' cd.
A limited edition release featuring 28 tracks on Digipack.
The collections features..
The Alternate Album: Radio Spot (A1) - Viva Las Vegas (Movie Version A1) - Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas (Take 7) - The Lady Loves Me (With Ann Margret, Take 2) - C'mon Everybody (Take 3) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Take 4) - The Climb (Take 7) - What'd I Say (Take 2) - Santa Lucia, I need Somebody To Lean On (Take 8) - Night Life (Take 8) - Do The Vega (Take 2) - You're The Boss (With Ann Margret, Take 10) - Radio Spot ('2)
Outtakes - Demos: Viva Las Vegas (Demo By Mort Shuman) - Today, Tomorrow And Forever (Duet Take 2) - If You Think I Don't Need You (Take 8) - Do The Vega (Take 1) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 1) - I Need Somebody To Lean On (Movie Version) - Night Life (Take 11) - C'mon Everybody (Movie Version, Take 7)
Bonus Songs: Appreciation (Ann-M) - My Rival (Ann-M) - Viva Las Vegas (Movie Version 2)

(News, Source;ElvisClubBerlin)


Saturday 4 May 2024

MRS ‘ON FIRE IN TOLEDO – 1956’ At your Local Dealers: Elvis LIVE in 1956 and ALL tracks PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED! Now delivered to all your local Elvis Dealers.

This stunning set is available in our very collectable combi 7” gatefold 45rpm EP (Extended Play) vinyl single, housed together with a sleeved CD EP single.

This unique packaging, designed and created by MRS, comprises on the inside left panel a CD wallet inserted into a slot and on the right panel a vinyl 45rpm 7” EP single. The 45rpms will be available in both GREEN and PINK vinyl versions.

These are limited editions and are NOT available on mainstream online and stores. A 'Limited Edition' CD single only version is also available.

All tracks published for the first time ever and are previously unreleased.

Recently discovered interview PLUS 3 LIVE TRACKS from Elvis' appearance in Toledo Ohio on November 22nd, 1956.

Although Elvis’ unique performance was very poorly recorded and had distortion and imperfections, our professional engineer’s mastering efforts have made vast improvements including correction of pitch speed, reduction of hiss, removal of radio host Ron Ross talking over while Elvis is performing and overall clarity.

Though every effort has been made to achieve optimum sound quality, priority is given to its historical content.

Check with your Local Elvis Dealer - the set is OUT NOW.

Tracklist - Elvis Presley: On Fire In Toledo – 22 November 1956
45RPM EXTENDED PLAY VINYL
SIDE A
01. Radio WOWO Ron Ross Interviews Elvis
02. Heartbreak Hotel
SIDE B
03. Long Tall Sally
04. Don‘t Be Cruel (Incomplete)

CD SINGLE EP
01. Radio WOWO Ron Ross Interviews Elvis
02. Introduction
03. Heartbreak Hotel
04. Long Tall Sally
05. Don‘t Be Cruel (Incomplete)

Duane Eddy, Guitar Legend, has died: Pioneering guitar hero Duane Eddy died of cancer Tuesday April 30, he was 86.
Duane Eddy's reverberating electric guitar sound on instrumentals such as 'Rebel Rouser' and 'Peter Gunn' helped put the twang in early rock ’n’ roll and influenced George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen and countless others.
His first single as "Duane Eddy and the Rebels" produced by Lee Hazlewood, 'Movin’ and Groovin’' reached the US Top 100 with 'Rebel-Rouser'  hitting Billboard's #6.
Early in 1958 his first album 'Have “Twangy” Guitar, Will Travel' made No 5 in the US album chart.
Eddy’s 1959 version of the theme to 'Peter Gunn', transformed Henry Mancini’s slinky melody into something distinctly menacing, reaching #6 on the UK Charts. Other hits followed, 'Some Kinda Earthquake', 'Shazam' and 1960's 'Because They’re Young'.
Few guitarists did more to encourage a new generation to take up the guitar and his influence extended to The Ventures, The Shadows plus Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and even Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run.
The first album compiling Eddy’s early hits, released 1960, was boldly but not inaccurately titled '$1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang'.

A notably handsome man he appeared as an actor in several films, including high-school drama Because They’re Young, which also starred Dick Clark and Tuesday Weld, and the TV western series Have Gun – Will Travel.
In 1986 the British synth-group Art of Noise invited him to participate in their remake of Peter Gunn, produced by Trevor Horn, which won the Grammy award for that year’s best rock instrumental.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2008.

We know that Elvis had at least two records by Duane Eddy in his collection 'Forty Miles Of Bad Road' and 'Cannonball/ Mason Dixon Line'.
Elvis also performed his jam on 'Peter Gunn' at his July 15 1970 'TTWII' rehearsals
.

For some reason Duane Eddy was asked to play on two tracks of 2015's ‘If I Can Dream’ with "Elvis and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra". The marketing noted.. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy adds his signature sound to "An American Trilogy" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
But sadly Duane Eddy's corny guitar twang actually ruined each song that he appeared on. (See EIN Review)
Priscilla noted that the album was to "Keep Elvis’s legacy right in line and do whatever we can to keep him current", so what on earth was Duane Eddy (who last had a major hit in 1962) doing on the album?
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis - Story Of Viva Las Vegas' Magazine: Published for the 60th Anniversary of Elvis' 1964 Movie smash 'Elvis: The Story Of Viva Las Vegas' from a360Media in the US
Features Seduction, Sin City, Race Car Drivers, Battle Of Egos, Songs & More!
... Elvis Presley made 31 films during his career almost all wildly profitable but creatively, mostly the same: simple romantic plots, campy humor, lots and lots of music.
Released in 1964, Viva Las Vegas was built to follow the same formula for success. Yet the results were iconically different: It not only became the highest grossing film to feature Elvis, it propelled the career of costar Ann-Margret and widened the appeal of Sin City itself. What made Viva Las Vegas special? It had chemistry. It had heat.
It showed larger-than-life superstars at the peak of their powers flirting and frolicking their way through life.
Almost a decade before Elvis and Vegas became inseparable, this movie established why it was a match made in musical heaven.
And the on-screen chemistry he shared with Ann-Margret wasn’t great acting - it was a real-life seduction caught on camera.

Priced at US$22 - free shipping in US
Go here to the US magazine shop


(News, Source;ElvisDayByDay/EIN)


'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits' once again heading up in US Charts: Forbes magazine has checked Elvis' recent chart action.
.. Elvis Presley is often spoken about as one of the earliest rock stars. He’s largely recognized for his contributions to the rock genre, but throughout his career, he worked in more than just one style. His music fits under several different labels, and that’s evident as ELVIS again rises on a number of Billboard charts.
'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits'
one of the superstar’s most successful compilations, is surging on three Billboard rankings this week.
Two of them are genre-specific, and the fact that he appears on both of them at the same time, and with the same album, speaks volumes about Elvis' music and how diverse his catalog is.
That set jumps up 16 spots on the Billboard 200 this time around. Presley’s compilation surges from No. 196 nearly at the very bottom of the 200 to No. 180.
In the past week, 'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits' has sold another 8,310 equivalent units in US, up a little more than 4% from the period before, which shows a noticeable uptick in listens and sales.
The same project moves up three spaces to No. 44 on the Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart. This isn’t shocking, as he is one of the most famous rock musicians in history… but somewhat surprisingly, the title is also present on another, very different tally.
'Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits' also manages a three-rung climb on the Top Country Albums chart. His title lands at No. 33 this week.
Presley’s compilation has ruled the Top Country Albums chart in the past. Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits has never conquered the Top Rock & Alternative Albums ranking, though it has peaked at No. 5.
Back in 2002 EIN interviewed 'Elv1s: 30#1 Hits' producer David Bendeth
(News, Source;Forbes/EIN)

Wednesday 1 May 2024

ELVIS ‘SUN 209’ 78rpm LIQUID VINYL 70th Anniv Special Release: To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Elvis’ historic first single release of Sun 209 ‘That’s All Right’/ ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’ a very special and totally unique limited-edition release of the recording that changed Rock’n’Roll history will be out in the first week of July 2024.

This special liquid vinyl version of Sun 209 10” playing at 78rpm is restricted to 125 copies worldwide. They contain a 2-colour liquid, nicely matching those notable SUN colors, that moves inside the vinyl.

Each of these unique vinyls are handmade and take an hour to produce each one. They also have the original etched numbers included with the appropriate song sides and are by far the most remarkable SUN replica made.

The labels are perfect (as the original) in size, accuracy and colour. The sound quality is excellent, featuring the original Sun recordings with the ‘dry’ ‘That’s All Right’ and pressed on heavy stock vinyl.

This is a strictly Limited Edition of only 125 copies that will ever be produced and are only available through selected Elvis dealers.

It's the ultimate Elvis Presley SUN vinyl collectable..

Expect prices of around 225-250 euros each.

Click for high-res images - More details soon..

(News, Source;EPLiquidVinyl/EIN)


ELVIS - 'The Wedding' EIN Spotlight: Whatever people's own personal feelings are toward Priscilla, Elvis clearly loved her. We can debate whether he was ‘pushed’ in to marriage by outside forces or whether Elvis who belonged to the women of the world should have married at all, but the fact is that Elvis did marry Priscilla 57 years ago today.

May 1st 1967 was no ordinary day in Elvis' life.

There were however some odd choices to the day and the ‘last minute’ exclusion of some of those who grew-up with Elvis was a particularly bad and hurtful.

Marty Lacker (RIP) was Elvis' co-Best Man at the wedding and back in 2017 he kindly gave EIN permission to publish his story of what happened on that famous day.

Go here to Marty Lacker's story with some great Elvis & Priscilla photos.

(Spotlight; Source;MLacker/ ElvisInformation Network)


'Elvis: Winter in Vegas 1970 - 1973' New Import:  The Elvis One label presents 'Elvis: Winter in Vegas 1970 - 1973', a new double album with recordings from January and February 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973. A great collection of 49 tracks with many highlights!
Only 8 of those tracks were officially released before!
Most of these recordings are soundboard recordings with very good sound.
Featuring recordings from February 1970 (including monologues that have been omitted on many releases), Elvis on piano and Elvis on electric guitar, recordings from the opening show from January 1971 and January 1972, a beautiful version of 'What Now My Love' with spoken part, the extended version of 'I'm Leavin' It Up To You' as originally released on the album 'Leavin' It Up To You' from the Audifön Records label (AFNS-66173) released in 1980.
A total of 41 officially unreleased tracks from Elvis at work in Las Vegas, Nevada. A perfect addition to the official releases.
EIN NOTE: All previously released on FTD (ie From Vegas To Tahoe 73), bootleg or recent MRS (ie 'The First Engagements 1969-70')  
See 'All The Elvis CD News 2024' for tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


'Elvis: Winter In Vegas 1970 - 1973' New Import:  The publicity explains... As a special edition Elvis One presents an additional album of 'Elvis: Winter In Vegas 1970 - 1973' with more recordings from January and February 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973.
This double album presents a total of 49 tracks (including 37 tracks officially previously unreleased <EIN: but a lot on the MRS label).
All tracks presented in the best possible sound quality (with respect to how the original recording was recorded).
On this release you'll find a great selection of soundboard recordings, a complete sound booth recording and a few good sounding audience recordings - including Elvis attacked on stage (February 18, 1973) and Elvis leaving the stage for about 20 minutes (February 15, 1973).
Featuring opening night January 1970, 27/ 28 1971, the closing show, February 1971 and opening show January 1972 etc
A perfect addition to the first album of 'Winter In Vegas'.
EIN NOTE: These have also all been released before! For instance MRS 'Now 1971' and 'Opening Night 1972' or the 73 bootleg 'Aloha, Jerry!' - Check your collections before purchasing!
See 'All The Elvis CD News 2024' for tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


News from earlier last week...

'Elvis Portraits: The Fifties - A Life In Photos' New Book: Erik Lorentzen's Elvis Files organisation has announced their new photo book....
'Elvis Portraits: The Fifties - A Life In Photos' as the title suggests, provides a hardcover photo book with 400 pages printed on glossy paper with the best and most intimate & beautiful moments of Elvis in the fifties.
... As a fan of this period I can say with great confidence that the selected photos are extremely beautiful and very well picked.
As you expect from TEF / KJ Consulting you will find many unseen images of Presley at his best.

See more details and Order your copy here at The Elvis Files €119.00

Our earlier book 'Elvis Portraits 1953 “A Life In Photos” 1977'  completely sold out.
Volume 2 in the series, Elvis Portraits 50's is currently at the printer and will be in stock within a few weeks.

See YouTube for a short promo

(News, Source;ElvisFiles)


'Elvis News Report May 2024': Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier presents all the recent news including...... An explanation how Lisa Marie prevented Priscilla from being buried at Graceland, The exhibition at the Ryman Auditorium, The Elvis Top 10 on Spotify, Gilaan Gaar’s new book, Elvis and Vera Tschechowa & much, much more ....

Runs 15 minutes

Click HERE to YouTube VERY well worth watching - it's fascinating..

(News, Source;EM/ElvisInfoNet)


MRS ‘ON FIRE IN TOLEDO – 1956’ is OUT NOW: Elvis LIVE in 1956 and ALL tracks PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED! Now at your Local Elvis Dealer.

This stunning set is available in our very collectable combi 7” gatefold 45rpm EP (Extended Play) vinyl single, housed together with a sleeved CD EP single.

This unique packaging, designed and created by MRS, comprises on the inside left panel a CD wallet inserted into a slot and on the right panel a vinyl 45rpm 7” EP single. The 45rpms will be available in both GREEN and PINK vinyl versions.

These are limited editions and are NOT available on mainstream online and stores.

A 'Limited Edition' CD single only version is also available.

All tracks available for the first time ever and are previously unreleased.

Recently discovered interview PLUS 3 LIVE TRACKS from Elvis' appearance in Toledo Ohio on November 22nd, 1956.

Although Elvis’ unique performance was very poorly recorded and had distortion and imperfections, our professional engineer’s mastering efforts have made vast improvements including correction of pitch speed, reduction of hiss, removal of radio host Ron Ross talking over while Elvis is performing and overall clarity.

Though every effort has been made to achieve optimum sound quality, priority is given to its historical content.

Check with your Local Elvis Dealer - the set is OUT NOW.

Tracklist - Elvis Presley: On Fire In Toledo – 1956
Sports Arena Toledo, OHIO - 22nd November 1956 (2:30pm)
45RPM EXTENDED PLAY VINYL
SIDE A
01. Radio WOWO Ron Ross Interviews Elvis
02. Heartbreak Hotel

SIDE B
03. Long Tall Sally
04. Don‘t Be Cruel (Incomplete)

CD SINGLE EP
01. Radio WOWO Ron Ross Interviews Elvis
02. Introduction
03. Heartbreak Hotel
04. Long Tall Sally
05. Don‘t Be Cruel (Incomplete)

Graceland Exclusive 70th Anniv Edition Of “That’s All Right”: EPE have announced the release of an exclusive 70th anniversary collector's edition of "That's All Right."
July 5, 1954, marked a pivotal moment in music history. In a small recording studio owned by Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, TN, an obscure young singer by the name of Elvis Presley started a revolution. Backed by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Elvis’ rendition of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s “That’s All Right” ignited the career of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and changed the landscape of music forever.
Seven decades later, Elvis’ legacy is as vibrant and influential as ever, continuing to captivate and inspire generations around the globe.
In honor of the 70th anniversary of this iconic recording that changed it all,
Graceland is offering a limited-edition collector’s 10” ONE-SIDED vinyl single of Elvis’ earliest take of “That's All Right” from that July night in 1954 at Memphis Recording Service.
Fans can now pre-order through ShopGraceland.com.
The collector’s edition vinyl single will also be available for purchase at Graceland in mid-June, pending pre-orders.
Only 1954 copies of the 10” vinyl single will be available exclusively through Graceland.
US$29.98 plus shipping - Orders will ship on or around June 14.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Tupelo Elvis Festival 2024: The Tupelo Elvis Festival have announced their dates for 2024
Running from June 6 - 9 the festival at the Cadence Bank Arena will feature tons of events and hosted by Tom Brown.
Events include....
“Welcome Back to Tupelo” Opening Concert featuring Jesse Aron (2023 Tupelo UETA winner), Cote Deonath, Ben Thompson, Brandon Bennett, Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis and David Lee backed by Tributes in Concert Band (Cadence Bank Arena)
“Behind the Jumpsuits” Conversations hosted by Tom Brown and Jason Russo with special guest Robin Theobald - B&K Enterprises & more guests to be announced.
The Tupelo Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competitions
“The Rocker” Concert featuring Dean Z, Ben Thompson, and Cote Deonath
Go to TupeloElvisFestival for tickets and more info
(News, Source;TEF/EIN)


Perth International Elvis Festival: Information about the 2024 International Elvis Festival in Perth (Australia) has been released....
Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll at the Perth Elvis Festival, a celebration of the one and only king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.
For three incredible days, July 19-21 the festival will transport you back in time with a dazzling lineup of four incredible international performers who will channel the spirit of Elvis.
They’ll take you on a musical journey through the iconic catalogue of the King himself, promising an array of songs and concert experiences that pay homage to the legend.
The Perth Elvis Festival proudly presents EPE ‘Ultimate Winner,’ David Lee, who will captivate the audience with his mesmerising tribute. Joining him is Canada’s Ultimate Elvis champion, Bruno Nesci, whose talent and dedication have earned him recognition as one of the world’s finest Elvis Tribute Artists.
Prepare to also be amazed by Ted Torres plus USA's hottest early Elvis singing sensation, Moses Snow, will set the stage on fire with his incredible vocal and energy prowess.
Accompanying these outstanding performers is the world’s best tribute band, The Tributes in Concert Band.
Go here for details Perth Elvis Festival.
(News, Source: perthelvisfestival.com.au)

EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in April ...

"The King is Back": In the late 1950s-early 1960s, Elvis was a popular inclusion in the various Archie comic books.

His return from the Army in March 1960 inspired this "parody" cover for the September 1960 issue of the Archie Comics', Pep, comic.
 Pep #141 is just one of around 300 images of Elvis in the comic book (“sequential art”) medium that appear in the upcoming book, 'Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books'.

The nearly 400-pages 'Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books' features text and imagery for more than 250 comic books, graphic novels, graphic biographies, caricatures, comic strips, and comic book ephemera, which are directly about Elvis, feature him in a subsidiary or cameo role, or he inspired a comic book character. It is the first comprehensive account highlighting the impressive volume and eclectic nature of Elvis' presence and impact through the comic book medium.

EIN will have more information soon.

 

 

(News, Source: EIN)


Will Hutchins talks Elvis: Will Hutchins (best known for the lead role in the 1950s western, Sugarfoot), co-starred with Elvis in Spinout (aka California Holiday) and Clambake. In a 2010 interview with Western Clippings website, Will recalled his time working with Elvis...  

... Most of my memories are of Clambake. One story I tell people, about his different “levels.” I never knew any of the “dark side” of Elvis at all, but I noticed a certain melancholy about him on Clambake.

One day, between takes, a lull in the action, he invited me into his dressing room, he had a big trailer right there on the soundstage. I thought, “Wow, that’s great, getting to go in Elvis' dressing room.” I don’t recollect it being too snazzy or fancy or anything, it was just a nice, really convenient place to have a dressing room. (Mine was always off, down an alley somewhere!) Anyhow, I got to go

in there, and he took out this LP and I thought, “Oh! I’m gonna hear his latest LP, that’s neat.” And he puts it on, and what it was, was Charles Boyer reciting love poetry. (Beautifully!) I was aghast at that, that he brought me in there to listen to Charles Boyer reciting love poetry! That was something I never expected.

The camera loved Elvis. I’m sure if the Colonel had allowed him to accept meatier roles, he’d have won an Oscar. He was the most talented fellow I ever worked with. Sometimes I’d feel a tad lost. One-take Elvis and twenty-take Hutchins. He’d give me a grin, a pat on the back, a comforting word—he’d make me feel like his salary! Behind his mischievous eyes I sensed an abiding melancholy. I figured he’d grown weary of making the same flick over and over and over. Sort of like the myth of Sisyphus —a guy pushes a huge boulder up a steep hill throughout eternity only to have the boulder elude him and roll down to the bottom. I figured Elvis was saddened by the emergence of the Beatles and their rise to the top.

The astonishingly lovely Angelique Pettyjohn contributed to the utter joy of the workplace. In a night club scene she entered in a singularly diaphanous gown. Before you could say Elsa Schiaparelli, Bill Bixby pulled Miss Pettyjohn’s décolleté clear down to her knees, baring all for the next day’s rushes. I’ll bet the boys fell out of their suits! Just my luck— I was a bottle baby. Too bad the shot was for our eyes only, the critics might have given us, er, thumbs up! Such madness!

On the last day at the cast party, Elvis gave me a huge picture of ‘himself’ in a red shirt. He signed it, “He’p Us Out, Will - Elvis.” The picture was so big I nailed it on the wall of my garage for all to see. There it remained for 12 years. When I returned to America after three years abroad, I was like a country-western record: no girlfriend, no dog, no job, no car, no house, no Elvis picture. But I’ll never lose my memories of “Spinout”, “Clambake” and The King and his red shirt. 

EIN Trivia Note: ETA, Elvis Presley Jr., claims his parents are Elvis and Angelique Pettyjohn (shown right). He claims Ms Pettyjohn had a bit part in Blue Hawaii (the time he was conceived). Interestingly, Ms Pettyjohn is not listed in the Blue Hawaii cast list (the IMDB listing includes nearly 40 “uncredited” actors who had bit parts!), and if the claim were true, would Elvis have agreed to her having a not insignificant role (as Will Hutchin’s love interest) seven years later in Clambake?  
Read Will Hutchins’ full interview
(News, Source: Western Clippings/NP/ElvisInfoNet


'The Blue Hawaii Sessions' Box-Set FTD In-Depth Review: Released last month, 'The Blue Hawaii Sessions' was the eleventh in FTD’s “complete sessions” packages. This is the audio-set that was released earlier as part of 'The Making Of Blue Hawaii'. The 8 inch deluxe 4-CD package includes the complete sessions "newly-mixed from the original 3-track tapes", a 24-page booklet with informative flashbacks from musicians, songwriters, session data, memorabilia and global chart information.
The set includes 50 'officially previously unreleased' session outtakes. However most of these have to be 'False-Starts'.
There is however over four hours of Polynesian influenced material to enjoy and lots of studio banter to eavesdrop on. The set also includes all twenty-nine takes of Elvis' classic chart-topper Can’t Help Falling In Love.

Over 5000 words EIN's Piers Beagley investigates in-depth what this new set offers and whether the previously unreleased outtakes add anything to our understanding of this important soundtrack session.....
(FTD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


MRS ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ OUT NOW: The MRS label have released their 4CD/140-page hardback book entitled ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ - published a week earlier than planned it is OUT NOW - check your ELVIS DEALER or usual websites to purchase.

This Limited Edition 4CD set pays tribute to Elvis Presley’s complete master soundtrack recordings made for his movies between 1960-62. As a bonus, two CDs contain rare outtake tracks from these recording sessions and do include unreleased material. All tracks on the entire release are in stereo with no exceptions and have been professionally mixed and remastered, to the best sound quality ever released.   

The 140-page book focuses on each of the seven films, accompanied by informative text, complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and memorabilia. The set includes the STEREO Masters from 'Follow That Dream' that have never been officially released.

Other previously unreleased highlights are newly remastered stereo versions of 'Shoppin' Around Take 14', 'Britches Takes 1-4 & 6 LFS', 'Summer Kisses Winter Tears - Movie Version', 'Can’t Help Falling In Love Take 8 / 9' and 'Riding The Rainbow Take 9' and many more..

See 'All The ELVIS CD NEWS 2024' for full tracklist and book details

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


New Ryman Auditorium Elvis Exhibit: Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium has unveiled a new Elvis Presley exhibition titled “From Memphis to the Ryman,” commemorating 70 years since Presley’s one and only Grand Ole Opry performance at the Ryman on Oct. 2, 1954.
Renowned as one of the most talked-about moments in Ryman history, Presley’s performance, alongside lead guitarist Scotty Moore and double bass player Bill Black, is revisited through a series of recollections, photographs and artifact displays. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the dynamic storytelling surrounding Presley’s infamous appearance, narrated by Matthew Ramsey, songwriter and lead singer of ACM and CMA award-winning band Old Dominion.
Ramsey noted, “The Ryman is full of history and stories like this, and it’s great to be a part of telling the story of someone who’s had such a tremendous impact on music and culture, not to mention my own personal musical journey. I’m honored to narrate this incredible exhibit marking the 70th anniversary of Elvis’s historic Opry debut at the Ryman.”
Visitors will experience the tale of Presley’s nerves backstage, his prediction of the audience’s reception
and the aftermath of his rendition of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Despite the tepid applause that followed, the night remains etched in Ryman lore.
The exhibition’s highlights include unique artifacts, each offering a glimpse into different facets of Elvis’s life and legacy, including the 1954 contract between Presley and Sun Records that jumpstarted his career. A short 64 days after the contract was signed, Presley stepped onto the Ryman’s stage.
From an iconic royal blue suit worn by Presley to a collection of personal items belonging to influential figures who were present for Elvis’s Opry debut such as Sam Phillips, Hank Snow and Bill Monroe, the exhibit immerses visitors in the essence of an era that forever changed the landscape of American music.
Go here to  www.ryman.com for the full story
(News, SourceRyman/ElvisInfoNet)

MRS 'Follow That Dream' / 'Welcome Home Elvis' 45rpm / CD; Review: Last month the UK label MRS released two exclusive 45rpms and in a totally unique format combining a Gatefold 45rpm sleeve with a 45rpm EP - as well as the neat addition of a ‘CD single’ to go with it. The 45rpms are available in black and crystal-clear vinyl.

- Follow That Dream
For the first time ever the master tracks are now available in true living stereo.
- Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra: 'Welcome Home Elvis'
Throughout his career, Elvis only performed one live duet with another artist Frank Sinatra. These 1960 historic recordings are presented here in the best quality ever.

EIN's Piers Beagley checks out these very collectable MRS releases..
(CD Reviews - ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis in Literature #4 - 'Elvis, Barbra, A Star Is Born, and a girl circling overhead': That Elvis was considered for the co-lead role in A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, has long been a discussion point among fans. Why didn't Elvis take up the offer? Could he have carried it off?
Ms Streisand recently released her autobiography, My Name is Barbra (Century Books), a mammoth book of nearly 1,000 pages (but unfortunately no index)!!
Streisand's account of discussions with Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker about the role of John Norman Howard is interesting - and her description of meeting Elvis also includes a fascinating and somewhat bizarre account of why Elvis was late in meeting up with her.

Go to 'Elvis in Literature #4' on Barbra Streisand and Elvis for the whole story, photos and excerpts..

 

(Spotlight, Source;Nigel Patterson/ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis Week 2024 tickets ON SALE: EPE says.. Enjoy an unforgettable nine days, August 9-17, filled with live music, panels, contests, tributes, screenings and more – all honoring the man, the star, the icon - the King of Rock 'n' Roll!
Highlights of our 2024 schedule include the Elvis: Return to Vegas Show on August 16, featuring Elvis on the big screen accompanied by a live band;
Elvis Fan Choice Awards, a night offering some glitz and glamour where your Elvis favorites are revealed;
Elvis: Back in Memphis Concert, a tribute to the music Elvis recorded in his hometown;
plus Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist events and contests;
Conversations on Elvis; and much more!

The two announced specials...
Linda Thompson Graceland Mansion Q&A Experience @ US$1250 per person
'Jerry Schilling Elvis After Dark Graceland Experience @ US$1250 per person
... are both already Sold Out!

Go here to EPE for tickets and all the details
(News, Source;EPE/EIN)


Preview pages – 'Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books': Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books by EIN’s Nigel Patterson (with striking page design by Elvis Day By Day’s, Kees Mouwen) is inching closer to publication.

The nearly 400-pages book features text and imagery for more than 250 comic books, graphic novels, graphic biographies, caricatures, comic strips and comic book ephemera, which are directly about Elvis or feature him in a subsidiary or cameo role. It is the first comprehensive account highlighting the impressive volume and eclectic nature of Elvis' presence and impact through the comic book medium.

Here are a slection of sample pages: Click on images for full size preview

 

 

 

(News, Source:EIN)

Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books features hundreds of images, the breadth of graphic art is a mix of the impressive, a case of WTF?, and art that some will find confronting. In addition, the book features various sidebars, which present a more detailed account of a particular title or issue.
The narrative themes found in the releases presented in this book are multifarious, ranging from straight biographies, Elvis as crime fighter, Elvis the super-hero realm, to anthropomorphic Elvis, Elvis parodies/ satire, and Elvis as demon, vampire, and zombie (this is a particularly popular theme). There is even a fairy godmother and a Lady Helvis!
As a body of work, the comic books, graphic novels and biographies represent a powerful symbol of the incredible impact Elvis continues to have on society and culture..

Elvis Presley Treasures: The Story of the King of Rock 'n' Roll Told Through His Personal Mementos (Gillian G. Gaar): The cover for this book has been released. It will be published by Welden Owen on August 14 (to coincide with the 47th anniversary of Elvis’ death and Elvis Week 2024).
The book is described as:
An intimate look at one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, through 100 personal and iconic objects from the archives of Elvis’s beloved home, Graceland—a never-before-seen collection, until now.
For the first time, fans will see Elvis’s remarkable life through his treasured personal items, as well as the items that marked iconic milestones in his life, including:
• Elvis’ first performance guitar
• The Presley family bible and family mementos
• The famous “tablecloth contract” for his Las Vegas hotel residency
• Elvis and Priscilla’s personal photo album, featuring unseen pictures of them with Lisa Marie
• Iconic stage clothing as well as his favorite off-stage wear
• Personal effects, including his wallet and favorite jewelry
• His script from Jailhouse Rock
These treasures and so much more paint a picture of one of the greatest performers of our time.
AN INTIMATE LOOK at the life and times of Elvis Presley, through personal pieces that were collected by Elvis and insightfully annotated by music journalist, Gillian Gaar.
These treasures and so much more paint a picture of one of the greatest performers of our time.
AN INTIMATE LOOK at the life and times of Elvis Presley, through personal pieces that were collected by Elvis and insightfully annotated by music journalist, Gillian Gaar.
NEVER BEFORE SEEN: Many items featured in Elvis Presley Treasures have been supplied by Graceland’s private archives and have never been seen in print.
ICONIC PIECES: From the gold suit of Elvis's early career, the black leather wristband from the ‘68 Comeback Special and his iconic caped jumpsuit worn at the Aloha from Hawaii performance, to his private plane the Lisa Marie and his pink Cadillac, Elvis’s most iconic and memorable pieces are on display in this book.
OFFICIAL ACCOUNT: Created in collaboration with the Elvis Presley estate and Graceland, fans of Elvis will get an exclusive look into the life of one of America’s most iconic figures.
EIN will have an interview with author Gillian G. Gaar about this new book in the near future.
Read our 2019 interview with Gillian G. Gaar where she talks about Elvis' Great Comeback, Colonel Parker, EPE's refusal to acknowledge Elvis’ work post Aloha and much, much more.
(News, Source:Amazon/ElvisInfoNet)

'ELVIS: At 3am Sahara Tahoe 1973' MRS CD Review: This Deluxe 2CD set features two shows from Elvis’ May 1973 engagement at The Sahara Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Included is a rare 3am charity performance as well as the midnight show from the previous night.
Both shows for the first time are presented in stereo.
The accompanying booklet includes memorabilia and rare photos along with liner notes that set the scene.
Despite having to perform three concerts in the one evening, Elvis was feeling inspired and although it was 3am he still treated the ‘Mother’s Day’ benefit more like a Closing Night performance. Elvis was in extremely jovial spirits, teasing the band and adding some crazy lyrics. He also added unique live versions of ‘My Way’, ‘Faded Love’, ‘Funny How Time Slips Away’ and a rare ‘It’s Over’.
With the cassette hiss removed, the musicians and backing-vocals in stereo and Elvis’ vocal raised to the correct level, this MRS release sounds just like an RCA recorded multi-track and is the best representation of the “real Elvis” live in 1973 that fans could hope for.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley checks out a sensational STEREO Elvis double-pack.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)



Book Review- 'ELVIS : ALOHA FROM HAWAII - Through The Eyes of Japan': The book is 200 pages and features over 300 photos by Japanese cameraman Yoshiji Kizaki, newly scanned from long-lost negatives. The book features five main chapters focusing on four 1972 Elvis appearances, November 17 1972 Evening Show, Nov 18 A/S and E/S, the Nov 20 Press Conference plus the Aloha main concert.
A lot of Kizaki's colour images are very impressive and so it is no surprise to learn that several of these photographs were used on Japanese vinyl album sleeves. There are some absolute beauties and the delight is that you will have never seen them before!
While this is obviously a photo book it is much more than that and the matching text makes it feel like a very personal journey. This book is actually about how the Japanese team witnessed some of Elvis' greatest performances and became a crucial part in Elvis' most famous live broadcast.
I have seen so few November 1972 on-stage photos before but here we get around fifty images from every concert. In ‘Elvis A Life in Music’ Ernst Jorgensen wrote “By the end of 1972 Elvis was definitely overweight” so it is a surprise that these images show Elvis looking taught and terrific. In fact several from his November 17 concert could easily be mistaken for his iconic Aloha performance!
See EIN's Piers Beagley detailed review
(Book Review, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

Book Review 'The King and The Jester': Elvis author Paul Belard's new "special interest" book all about Elvis and manager Col Parker is out now.
The cover notes, "As this uncultured philistine said of himself, "I did not know what to make of Elvis, or his music. I did not care, but I saw the reaction of the audience says and it was enough for me". Parker promptly realised that Elvis was his own ticket to wealth."
Belard's new 260 page book's twenty three chapters include, 'The Hank Snow Affair', 'The Snowman', 'The Lost Years', 'The Narcissist',  'World Wide Tour', 'What Could Have Been' and 'Exposing The Con Man'.
The author makes his disdain for Parker known from the outset and he does not hold back about what he sees as one of, if not the biggest, travesties and examples of unscrupulous mismanagement, in show business history!
The book is a very strong read and one that is very much a counterpoint to the recently published "rose colored glasses" account, 'Elvis and the Colonel: An Insider's Look At The Most Legendary Partnership In Show Business', by Parker employee Greg McDonald and Marshall Terrill.
Some fans have suggested that Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 ELVIS drama made Parker out to be too much of a cartoon villain but after reading this book the movie looks even more truthful than fans might have believed. ...
Go here and read EIN's detailed review by glimmer twins Nigel Patterson and Piers Beagley
(Book Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

(Interview) Paul Alner author of 'Elvis On Record The Definitive Guide to UK Record  Releases 1956-1965 Vol.1': In a fascinating interview with EIN and Elvis Day By Day, Paul Alner discusses why he decided to produce two new volumes about Elvis’ UK vinyl canon, how his books differ from the Elvis UK releases, what readers can expect to find in the new books, rare Elvis UK vinyl, Elvis’ demo discs, vinyl’s recent renaissance, and a lot more!

Questions include..
- Which Elvis record was the hardest to find?
- What were some of the most unexpected discoveries during your research?
- Which record do you think is the rarest UK record release?

Read Paul’s full interview.

 

(Interview, Source: EIN;EDBD)


Recently Discovered ELVIS footage: Newly discovered 1958 video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a news story about Elvis Presley stopping in Fort Worth on his way to Hollywood.
Elvis gets asked, "Would you rather be a lover or a fighter?"
Elvis, "It's just according to what the situation is, you know what I mean? Sometimes you'd have to be both."

Runs 3 minutes but well worth viewing
Thanks to FECC's The Fool
(News, Source;TexasHistory/ EIN)

 

'Elvis: Summer of '76' FTD In-depth Review: This new FTD set features three 1976 concerts, Charleston A/S July 24, Springfield E/S July 29 and Hampton Roads A/S August 1.
Things started going terribly wrong for Elvis in 1976. The beauty and on-stage power that he still exuded the previous year was fast fading away. Elvis' third tour of 1976 was one of his worst. Starting just 10 days after Elvis fired Red, Sonny West and Dave Hebler he was not in a good way.
Despite already releasing 27 concerts from this rather sad year, FTD have released yet another three 1976 performances and they are not good.
Collectors of course will appreciate that FTD have included two previously unknown soundboards here and they do help us explore what state our hero was in for his 1976 summer. However Elvis was obviously not in a good way which makes them rather sad....
Elvis soundboard super-collector Geoffrey McDonnell along with EIN's Piers Beagley explore this new FTD 1976 triple- pack to see whether fans could learn anything new...
(FTD Reviews, Source;GM/ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis in Print: A Comprehensive Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography 1955-2023 Volume 1' UPDATE: This comprehensive new book was due to be published this month but has been delayed due to editing issues and the discovery of more than 70 new titles and/or editions. A revised publication date for the nearly 500-page book will be announced soon. (non-final cover image pictured)

Compiled and written by EIN's Nigel Patterson, the four volumes of Elvis in Print: A Comprehensive Annotated & Illustrated Bibliography 1955-2023 will comprise around 2,000 pages, with listings for more than 4,000 books and around 2,000 images.
Volume 1 is the first of two detailing English language, “non-fiction” releases. It contains close to 500 pages, listings for more than 800+ titles, book covers for more than 500 listings, and interesting Sidebar articles discussing controversial releases and issues in the massive Elvis book catalog.
Sections in Elvis in Print Volume 1 include:
Academic Releases, Biographies, Compendiums: Catalogs, Discographies, Chart Histories, Interviews...  Conspiracy Theories, Elvis and the Colonel, Elvis and the Law, Elvis as Art and Elvis as Religion (including Psychic Experiences and Spirituality)...   
The 'Listings' include original releases, subsequent re-issues , (including digital editions) and a book synopsis.
'Elvis in Print' will be published in hardcover, softcover, and Kindle formats. It will be available from Amazon stores (the hardcover edition will only be available in those countries where Amazon offers this format).
EIN will publish more information soon.
(News, Source;NP/EIN) 


Lisa Marie Presley’s memoir – due out this year!: Riley Keough is collaborating on release of her mother's memoir for later this year. Lisa Marie Presley started writing the book before she died and Riley Keough has completed it.
One year after Lisa Marie's unexpected death, Random House revealed that the singer was writing a memoir about her high-profile and complicated life as the sole child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. In a shared statement the publisher said that Presley asked her daughter to help finish the book before she died.
Lisa Marie died on Jan. 12, 2023, at 54 after she suffered a cardiac episode at her Calabasas home. The L.A. County Medical Examiner determined in July that Presley died from complications of a small bowel obstruction, which was linked to previous bariatric surgery.
Keough, star of “Daisy Jones & the Six” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” initially held off on collaborating on the book but picked up where her mother left off after Presley died.
“Riley carried a guilt that the world would never know the loving, joyful, and caring woman that she knew and grieved,” the statement said.
To complete the memoir, Keough listened to hours of Presley’s recordings, which touched on her father’s love, her complex mother-daughter relationship with Priscilla, her highly publicized romantic relationships and the 2020 death of her son Benjamin Keough.
The contents of the book are unknown, but what Random House calls Presley's "tumultuous" life certainly was eventful enough for

a provocative, thoughtful, and revealing memoir.
Described as the “most intimate look at the Presley family to date,” the yet untitled memoir is set to publish Oct. 15.
Keough said, “I was lucky to have had that opportunity and working on preparing her autobiography for publication has been a privilege, albeit a bittersweet one. I’m so excited to share my mom now, at her most vulnerable and most honest, and in doing so, I do hope that readers come to love my mom as much as I did.”
The publisher stated: "Born to an American myth and raised in the wilds of Graceland, Lisa Marie Presley was never truly understood . . . until now'

Editions of the book will also be translated into eight other languages including Spanish, German and Portuguese.
An audiobook version of the memoir will also be released, read by Riley Keough and including "never-before-heard recollections in Lisa Marie’s own voice."

EIN Note: The history behind Lisa Marie’s memoir is quite confusing.
Lisa Marie signed her book deal with Gallery Books (a subsidiary of Simon & Shuster) in 2019. Reportedly, she received an advance of US$1M. In 2020, Penguin Random House made a bid for Simon & Shuster, but the sale was blocked, and a private equity firm, KKR ended up acquiring Simon & Shuster for US$1.6B.
News of Lisa Marie’s memoir first broke earlier this week, but two days before the formal announcement by Random House. Initially, the book was listed as being published Macmillan (a subsidiary of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group). Following the formal announcement, the publisher listing was changed to Random House.
It is unclear how Penguin Random House attained the rights to Lisa Marie’s memoir.

See 'LisaMarieBook' for more details and to preorder

(News, Source: Alexandras del Rosario, LA Times; John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal, Random House, Jim Milliot, Publisher’s Weekly, and EIN)


(Book Review) Shake, Rattle and Blue Moon – The Formative Recordings of Elvis Presley 1953-1960 (Alan Tranter): This new book by Alan Tranter is not a biography, it is more accurately a chronicle of Elvis' growth; his visits to the recording studio, his first movies, his record releases, his influences, his live performances, his TV appearances, all of which paint a picture of the artist who became, and remained, King.

Need to brush up on your knowledge of Elvis’ earliest recordings or are a new fan wanting a solid account of Elvis in the studio circa 1950s?
If so, Alan Tranter’s new book is a fresh and satisfying release, chock full of background on individual songs, recording information and neat analysis of Elvis in the studio.

 Read Nigel Patterson’s full review  

 

(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


NOW UPDATED (Film Review) Priscilla – film by Sofia Coppola: While Baz Luhrmann’s major hit film in 2022, Elvis, was a colorful narrative and frenetic musical explosion, in 2023, Sofia Coppola’s, Priscilla, is more subdued, but still a colorfully hued and musically expressive story.

Coppola is an acclaimed filmmaker and director. Thematically, her films explore themes of identity, isolation, and the complexities of human relationships, and these underscore, Priscilla.

EIN’s Nigel Patterson recently watched the film that has divided the Elvis world.

Read Nigel’s detailed (2,500 word) review which includes discussion of “the (two) elephants in the room”.

Now updated with EIN READER comments...
We have had plenty of general negative feedback but also some lengthy and rather interesting discussions on the film..
EIN is also interested in hearing YOUR comments on the movie.
(Film Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


MRS CAMDEN reviews: The UK MRS label have re-released 3 CD titles on its new alternate budget label 'MRS CAMDEN'.
- One Night In Pearl Harbor 1CD
- Elvis On Television 1956 - 1960 2CD
- The Complete 1950's Live Recordings 3CD

All three were released late November 2023.
The releases on MRS CAMDEN are scaled-down budget versions priced for the mainstream market. The titles have slight changes from the original MRS deluxe versions and now come in a Digi-Sleeve packs with small booklets.
There are minor upgrades on each release but they still all pack a punch and cover important sections of Elvis' historical journey. Going from 1954 to 1961 it is one incredible rockin’ trip.
EIN's Piers Beagley checks them out as possible Santa bonus treats...
If you are in the UK and order them on Amazon you can still get them delivered by Christmas Day!
(CD Reviews; Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)

UPDATED- CD Review 'The Joan Deary Tapes Vol1' - and has Ernst won the war?’: Two years ago EIN posted an article suggesting that the Elvis bootleg era was over, that FTD and Ernst Jorgensen had truly won the war.
So it was a surprise to many that a new bootleg label ‘Joan Deary Inc’ suddenly popped up two months ago promising a very similar series of releases to the Madison ‘A Legendary Performer’ set.
They promised "Unique content... with never issued before outtakes. Some very different mixes among other glorious sounding tracks. Every track comes in great sound quality and has been remastered for optimal listening pleasure..."
EIN was suspicious from the start - to be honest I saw no need to purchase this CD - but several EIN readers wanted to know more before they put down their hard earned cash.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley investigates to see if there is life in this new series of Elvis bootleg releases...
Please read this before ordering we've done the work so that you don't have to! Now UPDATED with YOUR comments
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'Elvis Presley Rock ’n’ Roll No.1’ "Stereo" CD Review: Back in May I reviewed ‘From Elvis at Sun’ “Mono II Stereo” compilation and at the time was hoping for more of the same.
Luckily for inquisitive Elvis collectors, producer Anthony Stuchbury is back with his take on Elvis’ first album ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll No.1’ - this time on the French RDM label.
Elvis’ very first LP had two key variations, the well-known classic RCA album and also the UK HMV version. This compilation starts with the 12 tracks from the RCA album then the extra five cuts from the HMV version plus the life-changing ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ single.
It’s a stunning selection of nineteen brilliant Elvis recordings.
“Mono II Stereo” remixing needs a producer who understands what Elvis’ sessions were all about and Stuchbury is not only a super-collector but also a man who really knows his Elvis recordings.
His work here is truly impressive.
With The Beatles releasing their early singles in DES stereo for 2023 Doncha' Think It's Time for RCA / SONY to do the same for Elvis.
EIN's Piers Beagley checks out the wonders of Elvis' first album in stereo
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

'ELVIS: Closing Night 1972' MRS CD Review: This MRS 2CD set features a live performance recorded on 4 September 1972,during the last night of Elvis’ seventh engagement in Las Vegas at the Hilton Hotel.
The show is presented in stereo. A bonus CD of remastered rehearsal tracks, recorded days before the engagement began, is also included.
While Elvis is perhaps not as full-blast as on the 'Opening Night' here MRS's 'Studio D' engineer has done some brilliant audio remastering, removing the bad cassette-tape-hiss of all previous releases. Emphasising the instrumentation with this "Stereo remaster" not only elevates Elvis and the musicians' performance but also places the listener right into the audience.
This night Elvis rocked into 'Johnny B. Goode' and even performed the golden-oldies with some real respect.
It's a great show.
Go here as EIN's Piers Beagley discovers something new in this re-release - the near perfect bookend to MRS' examination of Elvis’ 1972 Summer Festival.
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


Elvis in Literature #3 – ''Elvis's Man Friday' by Gene Smith: Continuing EIN’s occasional series of interesting and (hopefully) thought-provoking Elvis excerpts (references/discussions) found in general literature.
Elvis's Man Friday by Elvis' first-cousin Gene Smith is an often forgotten "insider" memoir.
Elvis and Gene were very close from a young age, and Gene later became a prominent member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia.
In his book, published in hardcover (with dust jacket) in 1994, Gene recounted his time with Elvis in linear fashion, in what was a very readable, entertaining and informative release.

In particular, the reader is informed about a number of unusual things and Elvis' idiosyncrasies.
EIN wonders how many readers knew that Elvis and Gene had (for a while) their own secret language?...

Go to 'Elvis in Literature #3' 'Elvis's Man Friday' by Gene Smith for the whole story, photos and excerpts..

(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


(Interview) Shane Brown author of the critically acclaimed (and finally published in hardback) 'Reconsider Baby - Elvis Presley: A Listener’s Guide' talks to EIN: With the hardcover edition of 'Reconsider Baby – Elvis Presley: A Listener’s Guide' now available, EIN’s Nigel Patterson put a wide-ranging set of twenty-five questions to author, Shane Brown.

The topics include did Elvis’ music decline when he moved from Sun to RCA, “who” triggered the media and public moral outrage about Elvis in the 1950’s, Elvis’ film recordings (particularly in the 1960s), the connection between Elvis’ films and those of Mario Lanza, singles that failed to be major hits, Elvis’ mid-60’s soul-infused recordings, the quality of Elvis’ albums after From Elvis in Memphis, the artistic value of Elvis’ RCA Camden albums, Shane’s views on 10 particular Elvis songs, Elvis remixes, can Sony have another hit Elvis album?, and a lot more...

Shane Brown has strong, well-reasoned views on many “things Elvis”, and they offer a lot for readers to think about and possibly reevaluate their views on various issues.
Don't miss this fascinating interview for 2023.

(Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis Forever 2023': Where were you when Elvis died? What were you doing? Throughout our lifetimes there are very few dates that resonate with such clarity.
While some key historical events such as 9/11 or the Boxing day 2004 Tsunami are remembered, other unique moments are lost as vague memories.
The day of Elvis' death I was recording a "best of Elvis" cassette for my best friend. A lightning storm was raging through London, the rain pouring down outside when my Mother called upstairs, "Have you heard, Elvis Presley has died?"    - A moment never forgotten.
... I can guarantee you one thing: we will never again agree on anything as we agreed on Elvis.
The newspapers the next day told the story.
Go here to EIN's 'Elvis Forever 2023' for emotional reminiscences and also those traumatic news headlines ... The world would remember, everything would change, but in 2023 Elvis' legacy still lives on..
(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


(Film Review) Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback…..”a battle for artistic integrity”: EIN’s Nigel Patterson recently immersed himself at the cinema watching John Scheinfeld’s documentary film, Reinventing Elvis: The ’68 Comeback (based on Steve Binder’s account of the making of Elvis’ legendary Special).
Reinventing Elvis takes a deeper dive into the making of the Comeback Special, featuring interviews from some of the surviving performers and audience members, as well as Presley experts placing it in the context of the times and the singer's career.
Nigel left the cinema after viewing a fascinating and illuminating account full of drama, humor, and ultimately reclamation.
Read Nigel’s full review

Due to the interest in the documentary three other reviews have been submitted to EIN.
Check out the varying thoughts of superfans Emiel Maier, Geoffrey McDonnell and Don Hudson.

(Film Review, Source: ElvisInformationNetwork)


'Elvis On Tour' Box-Set In-Depth Review: The January 2023 'Elvis On Tour' SONY release is a 6CD / 1 Blu-Ray box set comprised of the audio from four of the shows (and two rehearsals) that were part of Elvis’ 1972 North American tour.
Originally recorded for the Elvis On Tour concert film that was released later that year, the set features a total of 145 tracks, including 91 previously unreleased tracks, as well as the award-winning concert film on Blu-ray.
RCA/Legacy's Elvis On Tour box set is produced by Ernst Jørgensen and mixed by Grammy Award-winning Memphis-based producer Matt Ross-Spang.
Elvis' April 1972 concerts were magnificent, so hopefully this expensive 50th anniversary release including newly remastered concert performances captures the magnificence and excitement of the movie and Elvis' stunning shows.
After fifty years surely SONY/RCA will get it right.....

EIN's in-depth review by Piers Beagley checks out the positives and negatives in this 4,500 word review ... NOW UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS - HAVE YOUR SAY...
(CD Reviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


'The Elvis RCA Camden Collection' EIN Spotlight: Most fans have had a love-hate relationship with Elvis' Camden collections. On one hand they are seen as an artistic misstep being released at a time when Elvis was back riding high on the charts saturating the market with a series of albums containing little-known songs. Yet on the other hand many younger fans used these budget collections as a way to enter the amazing world of Elvis’ vast back-catalogue.
The RCA Camdens featured the first release of an Elvis live recording19 previously unreleased tracks and 58 tracks previously unreleased on an album. That is quite impressive even if Col Parker only had his increased revenue as the main goal.

Now updated with Readers' Feedback - Read this fascinating article and tell us YOUR THOUGHTS about Elvis' Camden releases...
EIN contributor Neil Colombari reveals all...
(Spotlight; Source;Neil Colombari/ElvisInfoNet)


(Book Review) Elvis Live At The International 50th Anniversary Edition (Kieran Davis): In 2011, Kieran Davis released the highly praised book, Elvis Live At The International. In 2022, he has published an expanded 50th Anniversary edition…and what an expansion it is!
The latest edition dwarfs the original with 432 pages compared to 172 in the original release.
And the added 250+ pages of additional material is stunning, making the 50th Anniversary release one of the best Elvis books published in 2022.

As its title reflects, the book covers Elvis' appearances at the International Hotel in Las Vegas between 1969 and 1971 (it was renamed the Las Vegas Hilton in July 1971). The narrative element is significantly based around fan, Peggy Elzea’s copious diaries, and a bumper array of archival material. Peggy’s experience seeing Elvis in Las Vegas is one every fan will envy.
There is so much fascinating information and so many striking images in the book that it is hard to know where to start in describing it...

Read Nigel Patterson’s detailed 2,700 words review

 

(Book Review, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


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

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

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

(Interviews, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


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

Don't forget that EIN's Elvis Facebook page regularly features fabulous RARE newly discovered photos of Elvis. This month EIN celebrates our 45,000 members! - including several of Elvis' own friends and colleagues So Elvis fans don't miss out on these rare and exciting photographs.

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

Click here to Facebook - Elvis Information Network group.


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

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


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

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

(Spotlight, Source;PaulSimpson/ElvisInformationNetwork)



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

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

(Interviews, Source;SMeegin/ElvisInformationNetwork)


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

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

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


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

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

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

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