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Lisa Marie Presley's World RIP -Updated MARCH 2024
- Baz's 'ELVIS' Movie - Updated October 2023
Sunday 28 April 2024

"Liquid" vinyl 'That's All Right': An extraordinary 78rpm VINYL release for the 70th Anniversary of Elvis' SUN recordings.

A "liquid vinyl" disc featuring the two SUN record label colours (the liquid moves as the record spins) will be released to celebrate Elvis' July 5th 1954 recording of 'That's All Right.'

Limited to 100 copies

A German magazine has suggested it might cost 200 Euro.

More news when we get it.



(News, Source;NP/Pascal Matteo)

'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)

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)

Friday 26 April 2024

'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)

Thursday 25 April 2024

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)
01. Radio WOWO Ron Ross Interviews Elvis
02. Heartbreak Hotel

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

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)

Tuesday 23 April 2024

"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)

Breakthrough on the unpublished books by Darrin Memmer (dec.): Two years ago, Darrin Lee Memmer, author of 30 books about Elvis, passed away (April 15, 2022). He was only 53.

At the time of his death, Darrin was finalising his two latest Elvis books, Marion Keisker - Elvis, Sam, Sun Records, Cash & the Colonel: Through Her Eyes and the other about Elvis' appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
Both manuscripts were on Darrin's laptop and what happened to it is unknown. Recently, it was revealed that an "advanced copy" of at least one of the two manuscripts was held by a person helping Darrin with the books.

The 144 page manuscript (with illustrations) is Marion Keisker - Elvis, Sam, Sun Records, Cash & the Colonel: Through Her Eyes. The manuscript is comprised of transcriptions of numerous interviews Ms Keisker gave during her life,

together with research findings sourced from The University of Memphis, Special Collections; Mr Edwin Frank and Dr David Evans; and The Shelby County Register (Archives).
In particular, Darrin Memmer (right) sourced and transcribed the "full" interviews with Ms Keisker conducted by Jerry Hopkins for his 1971 best-selling biography, 'Elvis'!

This news raises two questions:
(1) Will Marion Keisker - Elvis, Sam, Sun Records, Cash & the Colonel: Through Her Eyes, be published?, and
(2) Is it possible a copy of the manuscript for Darrin's other book about Elvis' appearance on the Grand Ole Opry also exists in the files of someone who helped him with it?

(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

EIN Thanks Anthony B for the correction of our photo of Angelique Pettyjohn.
He notes... Modeling jobs led Angelique Pettyjohn to her role in Clambake. This led to small roles in a few movies then TV. She was a lead in an episode of Star Trek. It immortalized her in the Trek universe but led nowhere film wise.  Spending the next few years in drive-in and exploitation films led to stripping in Las Vegas and then working in the porn business. As the Star Trek convention circuit grew in the 80’s she was able to abandon her porn career. The conventions raised her profile this led to small indie film roles and stabilized her life. She beat her alcohol and drug addiction. She died of cancer in 1992, age 48.
Photo from the Cult and Exploitation Blog

Saturday 20 April 2024

'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)

Today is "Record Store Day 2024": The French VPI label have released two Elvis albums (Public Domain) for Record Store Day April 20, 2024.

'Elvis Presley - I'm Counting On Them': This album brings together two songwriters, both pianists, who have contributed remarkably to the work and career of the King. If Otis Blackwell excelled in rock'n'roll of which he was one of the great artisans (he gave Elvis no less than three number 1s), Don Robertson was a master in the art of the ballad (several of his compositions will appear on the B side of successful singles). Two exceptional artists who deserve to be included in the Pantheon of Music!...
Limited Edition 1500 copies in various colours
Also being released on CD

'Elvis Presley - Elvis Styles'
In 1960, the famous composer Leonard Bernstein said: "Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force of the 20th century... He introduced rhythm to everything and he changed everything, the music, the language, the clothes, it's a whole new social revolution from which the 60s came from." And it’s true that Elvis knew how to sing EVERYTHING! This triple album offers 54 tracks, the vast majority of which are alternatives. A unique compilation, never before made, exceptional in every way, on the different facets of the artist.
Limited Edition 1500 copies in various colours
Also being released on CD

Go here to Culture Factory to order or for more details

Go here to 'All The Elvis CD News 2024' for tracklistings
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis super-fan Trevor O'Sullivan has died: Terrible news as EIN heard that Elvis super-fan Trevor O'Sullivan has died.
His Mother posted..
"Trevor passed away last night peacefully in his sleep.
Please those of you that have faith please pray for us as a family."

Dublin based O'Sullivan was a journalist who had a passion for Elvis.
Trevor was a friend of EIN and described himself as "A passionate fan of Elvis, who through his Facebook group  was constantly debunking fake Elvis history.
I am passionate about fans of the future being left a legacy of truth. The Elvis story doesn’t need embellishment as it’s a fascinating rags to riches tale."

Read some of his thoughts on Elvis here 'His Truth Goes Marching On: The Living Legacy of Elvis Presley'
And see his popular Facebook Group 'Elvis Presley. His Truth Is Marching On'
(News, Source;NP/EIN)
"In Memoriam: Trevor O'Sullivan"
Trevor O'Sullivan never allowed cystic fibrosis to define him. Instead, he defined a path that was uniquely his own, filled with adventures, achievements, and abundant joy.
Trevor was a passionate writer, eloquently sharing his journey and the beauty he saw in the world through words that touched many.
His works, often infused with the spirit of his favorite cultural icons— Elvis Presley and the indomitable Rocky Balboa— reflected his optimism and fighting spirit.
Rest in peace, Trevor. You may have departed this world, but your spirit will forever soar freely, exploring the beauty of the unseen just as you always did.
For anyone that knew Trevor - please watch this video tribute - Robbo.
EIN thanks Robbo S for his sincere tribute

'Elvis Seventy Three' New Import: The Reeltrax label is back with “Elvis Seventy Three” a 2-disc set with two complete shows from Elvis´ August 1973 engagement in in Las Vegas:
CD1 is Elvis' closing night Sept 3, 1973. For the first time, experience this iconic show in superior sound quality, thanks to a meticulous Matrix mix of soundboard and audience recordings. This new mix reveals intricacies and audience interactions capturing the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in his element.
The closing night concert is renowned for its humorous touch and heartfelt and rare performances like "Help Me Make It Through The Night" and “Softly As I Leave You” & others.
CD 2 is the midnight show of August 7, 1973, AUDIENCE recording in very good sound. Elvis himself mentioned during the concert that he and his band were enjoying their time on stage, which led him to extend his performance.
Also 9 bonus tracks that underscore rare moments and the fun Elvis had during the Las Vegas Summer season of 1973.
EIN NOTE: The Sept 3, 1973 Closing Show was released by FTD from soundboard on 'Closing Night'
August 7, 1973 Midnight Show was previously released as audience bootleg 'Top Acts in Vegas Vol. 6'

See 'All The CD NEWS 2024' for tracklists and full details
(News, Source;RT/ElvisInfoNet)

'1973 Studio Anthology' New Import Vinyl: From an unknown bootleg label...  Now available is this double vinyl album full of studio highlights recorded during 1973.
25 great tracks including highlights like 'my boy', 'promised land' and 'Spanish Eyes'. All tracks are painstakingly remastered.
This fantastic double album is presented as a deluxe gatefold album and available in red / blue or clear vinyl.
This strictly limited edition vinyl release also includes a bonus CD featuring the LP tracks.
Includes, Promised Land (Take 1), It’s Midnight (Take 10), Are You Sincere (Take 1), If You Don’t Come Back (Take 4), I Got A Feelin’ In My Body (Rehearsal)
Get this ultra limited edition while it is available.

EIN Note: All previously released.
Multiple tracks have even been released on Vinyl by FTD!

See 'All The ELVIS CD NEWS 2024' for tracklists and full details
(News, Source;EIN)

'Our Memories Of Elvis Vol.3' New Import Vinyl/CD: Yet more bootleg vinyl - the Victory Records label publicity notes... After the untimely death of Elvis in August 1977 Elvis' record company quickly reissued a big part of the Elvis catalogue on vinyl. After ‘Elvis in Concert’ Joan Deary definitely felt the fans were in need for something special. she produced the excellent release ‘Our Memories Of Elvis’ in February 1979. The album claimed to contain tracks without additional accompaniment, but for real the album featured stripped down versions, not the undubbed masters that the fans thought they were listening to. A volume 3 of 'Our Memories Of Elvis' was planned but never realized, until now! Now available is this super limited edition 14 track 180 grams album.
This release contains two bonus cds containing the LP tracks and many bonus tracks. This is the pure Elvis!
EIN NOTE: 'Our Memories Of Elvis Vol3' has been previously released on bootleg and check out FTD's excellent 'Our Memories Of Elvis' which also includes Vol.3!
See 'All The ELVIS CD NEWS 2024' for tracklists and full details
(News, Source;EIN)

Wednesday 17 April 2024

2024 Elvis Fan Choice Awards: A chance for Elvis fans to tell EPE what are OUR favourites.
The voting for the 2024 Elvis Fan Choice Awards is now officially open!
Cast your vote for your favorite Elvis movies, songs, and more in 26 exciting categories.
From the best Elvis movie to the ultimate Elvis song of all time, this is your chance to have your say and celebrate the king!
Plus, if you have a favorite that's not on the list, don't worry – you can write in your vote!
Winners will be revealed on August 14 during Elvis Week at Graceland as fans gather for an evening of glitz and glamour at the Graceland Soundstage!
EIN notes, interestingly for 'Best Elvis Album of All Time', the albums 'Something For Everybody', 'Pot Luck' and 'Elvis Golden Records' are not

featured (nor any Golden Records! yet 'He Touched Me' and 'From EP Boulevard' are there as options.
Other themes to vote for include..
Favorite On-Screen Kiss in an Elvis Movie / Favorite Duo in an Elvis Movie - Male & Female / Favorite Child Actor/Actress from a Movie / Best Elvis Memphis Recordings

Voting ends April 24, so be sure to >>> VOTE TODAY!
(News, EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

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)

What would Elvis think? - Trump’s Mar-a-Lago 'musical ritual' function as a 'Rosetta Stone that demystifies' his mind: Elvis was publicly quite silent about his political views and during his career he interacted with politicians from both major parties – President Richard Nixon (Republican), Senator George Wallace (Democrat) et al).
With well-known entertainers denying or objecting to the Trump campaign using their music, EIN wonders what (a well-read /informed) Elvis would have thought of his music being used by Donald Trump in his (fund raising) rallies? (the Colonel of course, would have sought to contract the customary $1M!).

This report which includes how Trump uses music to his advantage is from msn.com:
... Reporters who have covered a lot of Donald

Trump rallies can easily describe the former president's taste in music. Elvis' "Suspicious Minds" and the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" are frequent choices, and representatives of the late pop singer Laura Branigan's estate have objected to his use of her hit 1982 version of the Italian pop song "Gloria”.
(EIN note - other artists or estates that have objected to Trump using their music include George Harrison; Elton John; Queen (Brian May); Luciano Pavarotti; Rihanna; Prince; Adele; Aerosmith; Tom Petty; Pharrell Williams; Bruce Springsteen; Neil Young; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Isaac Hayes; Leonard Cohen; Phil Collins; Axl Rose; Earth Wind and Fire; The O’Jays; The Village People; Twisted Sister; The White Stripes; and Panic! At the Disco – for more information see Newsweek and Wikipedia).

The music heard at Trump rallies is often the same music heard at Mar-a-Lago. In a report published on April 4, Axios journalists Jim VandeHei and Jim Allen detail the ways in which Trump's "musical ritual" at Mar-a-Lago playlist echoes the style of his MAGA rallies as well as his interviewing style.

"Former President Trump thinks, talks and acts like no other politician in our lifetime," VandeHei and Allen explain. "There's a Rosetta Stone that demystifies how his mind works, his closest friends tell us: his Mar-a-Lago Spotify playlist. At his oceanside retreat in Palm Beach, Trump controls the surround-sound stereo system on the breezy dining patio with his big iPad and its Spotify list."

The reporters add, "Regulars jokingly call it the 'Deejay T' performance. Why it matters: To those who know him best, Trump spinning through his golden oldies provides a telling lens into his style on much bigger stages. It captures his obsession with a few familiar hits — controlling the volume, never changing."

Trump's Mar-a-Lago playlist, according to VandeHei and Allen, includes "Suspicious Minds" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as well as Lionel Ritchie's "Hello," Johnny Cash's' "Ring of Fire," REM's "Losing My Religion" and Frank Sinatra's recording of "My Way."

The Axios reporters stress that Trump is very hands-on when it comes to the "oldies" played at Mar-a-Lago and featured at his rallies.

"It'll never change," VandeHei and Allen write. "One friend, explaining the Spotify spectacle, said Trump's brain is a series of 'titanium tubes' filled with a specific set of grievances, crowd-pleasing lines, and taunts. The pipes are impenetrable. No matter the topic or tune, you always end up stuck in one. He's the same in interviews: No matter what you ask, Trump often simply opens one of the tubes and riffs."
(EIN Note: In the msn.com article, there is a worrying, underlying issue around the implied musical tastes of Trump supporters).
(News, Source: Alex Henderson, msn.com)

Elvis at the grass roots (the regional top 40 playlists): While there are several books about Elvis’ impact on national Top 40 charts, not much is known about his impact on regional or “local” charts. This month in years gone past, Elvis songs appeared at various positions on local radio charts.
These are a few from the US and Australia:
1960: #1 - Stuck On You (KWK 1389, St. Louis)
1961: #3 – Surrender/Lonely Man (Kudy 910, Seattle)
1962: #1 – Good Luck Charm (KEEL 710, Shreveport)
1962: #1 – Good Luck Charm/Anything That Is Part of You (WTUP 1490, Tupelo)
1963: #48  – Return To Sender/Where Do You Come From (2SM, Sydney)
1964: (Prediction) – Viva Las Vegas (2UE, Sydney)
1969: #4 - Edge of Reality/If I Can Dream (3UZ, Melbourne)
1971: #18 – I Really Don’t Want To Know/There Goes My Everything (2CA, Canberra)
(News, Source:EIN/Carl Mann, Radio Music Surveys 1960-1965)

The Night I Prayed to Elvis (and other stories): Novelist, James McCallister's latest book will be published in early August. An anthology of short stories using the Elvis story as its main hook, the book is described as (However, note the lack of Elvis in the book's description):
... "A bend in the road, a Gen-X brother and a sister living an idyllic country childhood, a burgeoning adolescence among peers, and finally young adulthood out in the world, making love, making families, and ultimately, confronting mortality and loss. Award-winning Southern author James D. McCallister presents a collection of short stories born of his own life growing up in the rural 1970s American South, but with universal preadolescent, adolescent and young adult experiences sure to resonate with most readers.
Depicted in a dozen vignettes, what South Carolina siblings Lucy and Timmy Latham experience will feel warm and familiar to many American middle-class kids who grew up in the 1970s and 80s-muscle cars, marching band, first loves, first jobs, the duality of heartbreak and happiness, and how childhood felt in a simpler time.
Included are three award-winners: "Heroes and Villains", "Trailer Trash" and "Eye of the Vandal," along with many other previously unpublished stories making up this long-gestating cycle of fiction from author James D. McCallister, who, like 'Sissy & Timmy,' may even have lived a few of these adventures himself.
Enjoy this nostalgic journey to a mystical, fabled land called Edgewater County..."

(News, Source:EIN/Amazon Australia)

Friday 12 April 2024
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)

Tupelo Elvis Birthplace, New On-Line Shop: Tupelo's Elvis Birthplace and Elvis Presley Museum have a brand new On-Line Store.
Executive Director Roy Turner announced that, "An online store has been on your wishlist as long as it has been on ours.
We're starting with a limited inventory of items to choose from.
Items include Elvis T-Shirts, Collectors Coins, Elvis Blankets, Books, Caps, Coffee mugs, Key Chains, Tote Bags and more...
With even more new items coming soon..
The On-Line Store is open for both US and International sales - we can ship outside of the country.
This is a work in progress with more ELVIS goods to come.
We hope to see you at the Birthplace soon, and we are happy to offer you the ability to get a remembrance of the Innocence of Elvis through our online store..."
Go here to Elvis Birthplace website or just check out their new Elvis Presley Birthplace SHOP
See EIN's interview with Roy Turner all about Elvis and Tupelo
(News, Source;RT/ElvisInfoNet)

Marco Durzu Elvis Books update: Author Marco Durzu has informed EIN that his first book 'Elvis Presley Concerts And Rehearsals' update 1.10 in now available on Amazon.
His "Elvis Presley Songs" book is now on Vs1.4 and available in print in two versions: Flexible and Hard-Cover. - Check on Amazon

'Elvis Presley Concerts And Rehearsals' version 1.10 includes...
Information relating to Elvis Presley’s concert activity currently known and publicly known, from 1944 to 1977, reporting the shows and rehearsals of the shows, with detailed information on the audio recordings of the same, in particular original CDs and bootlegs.
I have added a chapter dedicated to interviews, films and TV appearances from 1956 to 1977, containing detailed information on the audio and video recordings of the same:
plus a chapter dedicated to the complete Elvis Presley U.S.A. Discography - Albums / Singles (1954 / 2024):
Lists of Extended-Plays / Studio-Albums / Soundtrack-Albums / Live-Albums / Spoken-Word-Albums / Compilation-Albums / Budget-Albums / Box-Set-Albums / Posthumous-Compilation-Albums / Remix-Albums !!!
a chapter dedicated to the complete Elvis Presley U.S.A. Discography - Singles (1954 / 1979):
also info on 8 mm and VHS Films, VCDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays.
At the end of the book there are statistical tables relating to all the information reported in it.

"Elvis Presley Songs" vs1.4
A book dedicated to the complete list of Elvis Presley Songs in alphabetical order - plus lyrics : - 898 songs !!!
Now added with the songs that Elvis Presley had rehearsed and should have sung on the tour which obviously never took place, from 08/17/1977 to 08/28/1977, following his sudden death on 08/16/1977;
Also added the songs that other singers from Elvis Presley's group (Kathy Westmoreland, Sherrill Nielsen, The Stamps) sang at his concerts and concert rehearsals from 1968 to 1977;
For each song I report - the authors of the song and the date Elvis Presley recorded the song,  the reference to the film in which Elvis Presley sang the song, if the song belongs to the soundtrack of an Elvis Presley film or the first publication (on single disc, extended play or album) in all other cases;
In the end I want to thank, with my heart and soul, Elvis Presley, for the unique talent he was able to express through his music, which gives me and many other people and will always give pure joy and happiness.
These books are available from Apple Books / Amazon Kindle (USA) / Google Play Store/ Google Books
(News, Source; Marco Durzu/EIN)

Shreveport Street dedicated to James Burton: Two blocks in Shreveport have been named James Burton Way to recognize his significant contributions to the music industry.
Yesterday Milam Street from Common Street to Austin Place was dedicated to James Burton, a Shreveport native.
The dedication ceremony was be held at the northwest corner of Milam Street and Elvis Presley Avenue! A neat statement since Burton was Elvis' TCB band leader until Presley died in 1977.
Mayor Tom Arceneaux declared April 12 as James Burton Day and presented a proclamation acknowledging Burton’s contributions to the entertainment industry.
James Burton was born in the small town of Dubberly, Louisiana but grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana as his hometown. Burton’s love of music began at a young age and he found his first guitar in downtown Shreveport.
Burton explained, “I happened to be walking by J&S Music on Milam Street and this guitar was hanging in the window, and I just stood there drooling over it.”
Fortunately, Burton’s parents bought him that first guitar, setting him on a path to becoming a legendary musician.
“It was perfect. It was the most important guitar in the world for me, and still today, I love that guitar.”
Burton honed his skills on that guitar, a 1953 Fender Telecaster, while listening to the historic station KWKH in Shreveport. Through KWKH, Burton was exposed to Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Elmore James, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, along with others.
At only 12-years-old, Burton began his professional career, skipping school to play guitar. Horace Logan, producer for the Louisiana Hayride, asked Burton to join the staff band.
(News, Source;Ksla/EIN)

Monday 8 April 2024
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)

Popular comic book, We Have Demons, nearly included a “hellish” Elvis nod: A character from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's creator-owned comic We Have Demons was nearly named after “Elvis Presley”.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for We Have Demons #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's comic, We Have Demons, nearly included a character with a name inspired by late rock and roll legend Elvis Presley.

The two creators spilled the details during a New York Comic Con 2021 panel, pointing out that the Elvis character was originally meant to be an important figure in the finished book who runs into young amputee protagonist Lam in the final pages. "Basically, Lam finds a partner who's -- without giving too much away -- it was her dad's old demon hunting partner," Snyder said. "He's half demon. He's huge. And it's just this awesome Greg design and everyone keeps telling us he looks like Greg."

Capullo added, "Here's the inside scoop though, Scott originally named the character, because you know he's an Elvis Presley fan, right? Everybody knows that? Did anybody know that? Like, monster Elvis Presley fan, like has a costume and gyrates around the house? He called him 'Hellvis.'"

The character's actual name within We Have Demons #1 is Gus, and he helps Lam defeat two deadly demons before presenting her with a new prosthetic arm infused with a special demon-killing blade. Whether intentional or not, his mustached face, muscled frame and hairless head do bear a resemblance to Capullo's appearance.
"Hellvis" turned out to only be a nickname, and Snyder clarified that he hadn't wanted to give the character a moniker with the word "hell" in it "because of Hellboy." Capullo joked that Snyder was overthinking things, and Snyder admitted that he had.

Snyder has frequently professed his love of Elvis revealing that he had two tattoos of the King's appearance from the '50s and '70s. In 2019, Snyder announced that he had given his newly born son Quinn the middle name Elvis.
Aside from rock and roll, Snyder and Capullo touched on other topics during their NYCC appearance, including their fan-favorite run on Batman from 2011 to 2016 as well as the excitement of collaborating on the creator-owned project We Have Demons. The series focuses on Lam following in the footsteps of her father, a member of a secret order of demon-slayers who weird weapons furnished with Halo, a powerful energy that grows stronger with faith. Newly launched on comiXology, We Have Demons is the second entry from Snyder's publishing imprint Best Jackett Press, following Nocterra with artist Tony Daniel.
(News, Source: Jeremy Blum, cbr.com)

“Hellvis” features in the (coming soon) “coffee table” book:
Elvis, Hero of the Comic Books (Nigel Patterson)

More books by Waldenir Cecon (Brazil): On April 5, EIN reported about Waldenir Cecon's latest book, Elvis Presley em de studio 1953-1976 (Elvis Presley in the Studio 1953-1976). Waldenir runs Elvis Presley's World Fan Club and has been publishing Elvis books since 2005.
While his books are published with Portuguese text, they are well designed and visually impressive. Here are four more of Waldenir's books:

Elvis 77: The Last Year
The year 1977 was remarkable for us Elvis Presley fans, as it was the year of his physical death. In this book, you will have in your hands what happened to Elvis from January to August 1977, with details never before published in a book in Brazil. Of the events that took place between the 16th (the day of his death) and the 18th of August, there are more than 100 pages. Follow his daily life, the details of the 1977 concerts and even have access to several photos...

Elvis On Tour and Madison Square Garden 50 Years

In 1972, Elvis went on a tour that was immortalized in the documentary Elvis On Tour, the last film of the king. Then, on the next tour, he performed in New York at Madison Square Garden, the only time he performed in the city in the 1970s. All the details of these two tours are in this book with almost 300 pages. If you want to delve deeper into the documentary Elvis on tour, learn about all its peculiarities...

Elvis, the King of Las Vegas
Elvis played more than 600 shows in Las Vegas between 1969 and 1976. This book details how these shows went. Testimonials, list of the songs of each show, reproduction of more than 300 CD covers that contain some of these shows, as well as more than 150 photos.
Black-and-white and color editing.
A true guide to Elvis Presley's time in Las Vegas!
Elvis Forever
Elvis was one of the most photographed personalities in the world. About 200 of those photos are here in this book – 100% in color and spanning his entire career. Although we've seen thousands of photos of the king over the years, there's always a photo we've never seen before. Printed on 150g coated paper and bound, this beautiful book should be part of your collection.
For more information visit: www.elvispresleybrasil.com/nossoslivros  
(News, Source: EIN; Elvis Presley Brasil)

'The Memphis Record - 1973: Year In Review' New Import: From the Acode label - 37 TRACKS on 2 CD’S - featuring officially previously unreleased Stax recordings + 1973 homerecordings! -
- All tracks in the best possible sound quality and for the first time together on one great double album! -
- In the style of the album “The Memphis Record - 1969: Year In Review” from 1987 -
- A perfect addition to the official releases -
- Limited edition of 500 copies only! -
EIN NOTE: With rumours that the major SONY release this year will be an Elvis Presley Memphis box-set, once again the bootleggers try and get ahead of the official releases.
All the material here has been previously released either by FTD or on bootlegs

See 'ALL the CD News 2024' for tracklistings and details
(News, Source;AC/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 5 April 2024

‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ MRS Vinyl: The UK label MRS will release a four-LP double gatefold hardback version edition of its recent CD released ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ in May 2024.

This Limited Edition 4LP GATEFOLD Deluxe set is housed in a special hardback Digi-folder. (check it here)
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)
See 'ALL the CD News 2024' for full tracklist and more details
(News, Source;MRS/EIN)

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)

Matt Shepherd's 'Golden Years' with Elvis Mono <> Stereo Exclusive: BBC's Matt Shepherd has written three books on Elvis and appeared on 24 BBC radio stations talking about Elvis.
His "Golden Years" on-line shows are very popular and this week his Golden Years Show includes an Elvis WORLD EXCLUSIVE!
Special guest Anthony Stuchbury, producer of the Elvis Mono II Stereo series brings you his all-time top three, including a NEVER BEFORE HEARD Mono to Stereo mix of an Elvis #1 50's classic.
The show includes plenty of other classics, two mini chart countdowns from 1962 and 1969, Motown Magic, Doo Wop Heaven, an Easy Listening Moment and a classic Beach Boys track for our "smoochie at the end of the show".
The great days are back again!!
Go here for EIN's 2018 interview with Matt Shepherd.
(News, Source;AS/EIN)

New book published in Brazil - ELVIS EM ESTÚDIO; 1953-1976: Author Waldenir Cecon has announced the release of his latest book......
With 330 pages, ELVIS EM ESTÚDIO; 1953-1976, the new book from the Elvis Presley's World Fan Club in Brazil provides detailed information about Elvis's recordings from 1953 to 1976, including the number of takes for each song and which of those takes was chosen as the master.
In addition to meticulous research from books and websites, author Waldenir Cecon includes over 300 reproductions of CD covers (front and back) containing these songs. In addition to official releases, FTD label releases and bootlegs are included.
It's a true guide for Elvis music collectors.
The text is Portuguese (however the book looks worthy of purchase just for its illustrations) and the book is available on the website
Go here to 'ELVIS IN STUDIO: 1953/1976' seller

EIN Note: Club de Autores does not appear to ship outside of South America and Europe


(News, Source;NP/EIN)

Tuesday 2 April 2024

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..

Sun Records 78 RPM 10" Elvis single sells at auction: A copy (in very good condition) of Elvis' "Baby Let's Play House" and "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" Sun single recently sold for US$600 (not including buyer premium).

The Invaluable.com auction website included in its description: 'The record was released by the Memphis label on April 10, 1955, as Elvis was ascending as a regional star, and it was his fourth of the five records he released before moving to RCA. While Elvis' Sun 45s are highly collectible, the Sun 78s are even more rare and desirable.'



(News, Source: Invaluable Auctions/GWS Auctions)

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 Presley 1956 U.S. Magazine' Sells at auction: Perhaps more astonishing than the above is that this 'Elvis Presley 1956 U.S. Magazine' signed by Elvis sold at auction for $15,000.
Described as...  This 1956 Elvis Presley magazine is signed by Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, D. J. Fontana, Bill Black, Jimmy Snow, and Lou Williams and represents a true piece of history from the start of Rock and Roll. What makes this magazine ultra rare is that this one is an RCA stamped promotional copy of the magazine. Each of the autographs are signed on the portrait photo of Elvis on the back side, and Elvis' signature is stunningly fine. The magazine is also signed by singer Jimmy Snow, son of the legendary Hank Snow. The last signature is Lou Williams, signed "To one of the best, Cousin Lou Williams".
According to our seller, this promotional magazine comes from Colonel Tom Parkers office, stamped with "THE ELVIS SHOW". - go here to GWS auctions for more info
(News, Source;GWS/EIN)

‘We said no to Elvis Presley sweat and James Dean condoms’ - The agent making a killing from dead celebrities: An article on TheGuardian.com site sheds light on the lucrative business of marketing deceased celebrities, as revealed by celebrity agent Mark Roesler.
The article includes:
.... Because according to Forbes, being dead doesn’t necessarily mean being unprofitable. Their stats show Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley both raking in more than $100m each year, with other big hitters including Dr Seuss ($40m), Prince ($30m), Arnold Palmer and Marilyn Monroe (both $10m).
The article also covers Roesler’s involvement with EPE/Graceland and trademark laws:
…….an opportunity to work with Elvis Presley’s Graceland came up – they were about to open the Memphis tourist attraction but were in dispute with the King’s former manager Colonel Tom Parker and needed some advice. Roesler ended up representing the Elvis Presley estate – not a bad first client to have. He began thinking about other dead celebrities.

....“People thought they could do whatever they wanted to with these celebrities’ images,” he says. “Many of them were taken by a host of different photographers, so there wasn’t really copyright protection we could rely on.” Roesler set out to register

various trademarks for his client’s names and some of their famous images, but it soon became very expensive. So they decided to work with different state legislatures, resulting in laws in certain states – California, Texas, Nevada – that recognised that famous deceased people could protect their name and likeness.

....Every territory has a different law, Roesler explains. For instance, in California, protection covers 70 years; in Indiana it’s 100 years. The statute in Tennessee guarantees 10 years, but continues until there have been two consecutive years of non-use. “So theoretically, somebody like Elvis could last for a lot longer than 100 years,” says Roesler.

Read the full article here
(News, Source: The Guardian)

David Stanley trying to get streaming services interested in his "Elvis Presley screen project": Yesterday's Tabloid UK Mirror featured an article suggesting.. "A new project is set to highlight untold stories from the final years of Elvis Presley's wild life after his hit movie biopic according to his step-brother David Stanley".
It stated in part... Elvis’ step brother David Stanley has created a series about the astonishing life on and off stage of the greatest pop star ever to live. This special will examine the emotional toll that the world of Elvis had on those in his life.
David has spent several years working on the show and admits that he is not concerned whether some fans likely may not enjoy the content. He says "the project is being shopped to streaming networks".
David said: “It's going to focus on myself, but obviously Priscilla, Elvis, the whole crew. I think
people are going to love Elvis more within the structure of the new series. It's not an Elvis movie. It's not the next big Elvis picture. It's a unique story that I think people will learn from and enjoy and it's only rock and roll, but I like it.
“It's a six part mini series every year. 72 is one series, 73, 74, 75, 76, and 77. It's a journey in my life with Elvis. It is going to be about my life with Elvis based on the book, My Brother Elvis, the final years, and it's just on the last five years. It is going to fade back into the early years and flashbacks and montages of the early years, but it's basically going to be my experience with Elvis.
"The fans that send me the hate mail they do all the time. They do all of us, but they never lived it. Their favorite song is, 'walk my shoes, don't criticize and abuse'. Listen to the song, don't criticize those who live there. We're telling our truth and our truth is what Elvis wanted.
"Elvis would want us to be who we are, why we are, and how we can affect somebody else's life. “ I mean, the best way I can talk about the fishbowl is I'm the last fish or two in it now. Riley's coming along, the granddaughter, she's never lived in the fishbowl.
“When you lose accountability, you lose the will to live, and I've been at that point to where I got to be. It's my way of getting out of the fishbowl and dealing with the realities that were part of my life."
David is an ambassador at The Westgate Hotel, (formerly Hilton) where Elvis headlines his Vegas residency.
“I've lived at this resort now for three and a half years, and we started doing the My Brother Elvis an evening with David Stanley about six,
months ago.
I'm sitting on the stage that I saw when I was 13 years old when he came out and dominated Vegas. I'm sitting here and I'm looking at these people and I'm going, wow, the sustaining power of Elvis Presley. Nobody's negative. I do get controversy. You know me well enough, excuse me well enough to know that I'll call it like it is. And sometimes I do it when I talk to these people and they just love it."
Go here to the full tabloid Uk Mirror article -
(News, Source;AK/ElvisInfoNet)

New single inspired by Elvis and celebrity culture - "New Dead Elvis" (Sugar Horse): The heavy metal group Sugar Horse has released the music video for its "psych- heavy" single, New Dead Elvis. The group said about the track:
... "This song is about reflecting on celebrity culture around death and its glorification, immediately following the death of my father. There is a romanticization of 'the tortured artist' or 'the biblical hedonist' that follows celebrity and music culture around that I find pretty appalling. It's something that I believe is responsible for the deaths of a large number of some of the most profoundly talented people that have ever graced this miserable planet and it should be prevented as soon as possible…"
... "Alas, the mob want their blood and I fear it shall persist until the sun swallows us."
  Watch the TouTube music video   Buy the t-shirt at their webstore
(News, Source:MetalInjection.net/EIN)

News from earlier last week...

'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)

'Elvis Presley At 706 Union Ave: The Sun Singles 1954-55' Special Pack OUT NOW: 2024 is the 70th anniversary of Elvis' SUN session and to celebrate Third Man Records, (with Sony) have released their 59th Vault package, 'Elvis Presley at 706 Union Ave: The Sun Singles 1954-55'.
Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of these monumental recordings, this collection includes faithful reproductions of all five of Presley’s original 7-inch 45rpm singles on Sun, pressed in a hypnotic yellow and black marble colored vinyl. Plus a bonus 7-inch EP of four Elvis songs recorded at Sun which didn’t see release until later are collected in a prime pretty picture sleeve and pressed on yellow / black “sun ray” splattered vinyl.
Also includes two linen-style postcards in the box, one shows the classic, facade of the Sun storefront and the other the beauty of sound absorbing acoustic tile.
Also added here is a Crown Electric name-tag styled patch. And finally, a substantive, milled nickel 45 adaptor, featuring the iconic rooster emblazoned on all those early singles.
Packages OUT NOW - On Ebay they are selling for US$150
The songs recorded by Elvis Presley at Sun Studio survive as a psychic ur-text of rock and roll and its antecedents as a cultural phenomenon.
Disc 1: That’s All Right b/w Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Disc 2: I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine b/w Good Rockin’ Tonight
Disc 3: Milkcow Blues Boogie b/w You’re A Heartbreaker
Disc 4: I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone b/w Baby, Let’s Play House
Disc 5: Mystery Train b/w I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Bonus EP:  Blue Moon - Just Because b/w Trying To Get To You - When It Rains, It Really Pours

See all the details at www.thirdmanrecords.com
(News, Source;3rdMan/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis News Report April 2024': Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier presents all the recent news including......
London Elvis Exhibition extended, Auction of Elvis' 1969 Cadillac Eldorado, MRS CDs and book, upcoming auction of watch gifted by Elvis to actress, News about another dubious acetate & much, much more ....
Watch for the lovely joke about 'No Room To Rhumba" ..

Runs 15 minutes

Click HERE to YouTube well worth watching

(News, Source;EM/ElvisInfoNet)

'Yours Elvis Presley' New book: Recently announced ''Yours Elvis Presley: The Definitive Collection of Elvis Presley Autographs Volume 1' by Stephen M. Shutts.
An in-depth look at approximately 100 plus authentic autographs from Elvis Presley, inclusive of approximately 75 never before published photos of Elvis from 1955 to 1976. From Stephen's personal collection and from selected respected peers in the Elvis collector community.
This hardback, collector's edition book serves a two-fold purpose. One, it provides never before told stories about Elvis, by the fans who met him and obtained a coveted autograph in person. Secondly, it presents itself as a study guide on Elvis autographs in order to avoid secretarial and forged signatures when collecting.
Enjoy reading previously untold, heartfelt stories about Elvis and the places he
frequented or was spotted at, stories from adoring fans who spent a cherished moment in time with him and left with the ultimate souvenir... an autograph.
Learn about Elvis' diverse handwriting characteristics during his career, as explained by leading authority and historian, Stephen M. Shutts who has spent the majority of his life pursuing all aspects of Presley's iconic career.
This collectors edition book is limited to only 400 copies. All editions will be signed and include a unique documented piece of memorabilia from Elvis's Graceland.
Prices at - US$145 plus $25 shipping and handling per book. Outside of US, shipping and handling $55.
PREORDER NOW- Paypal and Venmo accepted. rockologynashvilletn@gmail.com
Release date is May 26, 2024.
(News, Source: Stephen Shutts)

New Elvis Doco on Netflix?: Blossom's singer Darlene Love this week posted a cryptic message about being involved in a new Netflix Elvis documentary series.
She stated that Priscilla Presley had asked her to participate in an Elvis Netflix series that will air "in the coming months".
EIN questions why Priscilla Presley would be involved instead of Riley Keough.
Darlene Love was present at Elvis Week 2023 - would this have not been discussed then.
Last month Priscilla Presley Partners (PPP) the company was suing Priscilla Presley for an "undisclosed amount in damages".
How does this all playout with Priscilla being involved in a new Elvis Netflix series? Netflix of course cancelled 'Agent Elvis' in November 2023 where Priscilla was a producer.
The Coppola movie 'Priscilla', of which Priscilla was Executive producer, also failed to earn the profit that was hoped for. With gross worldwide earnings of $30 million it may have failed to make a profit.
So this all sounds very strange to us.
Is this Priscilla hoping for another money-making solo venture or is Riley Keough and EPE involved?
We await confirmation.

(News, Source;FB/ElvisInfoNet)

'Talking Elvis' with Graceland's Angie Marchese: Talking Elvis is a UK podcast series by Ian Grey / Vince Wright plus guest presenters.
Previous episodes have featured looks at the London Elvis exhibition, producer Tony Stuchbury on Mono <> Stereo and 'ELVIS' the movie.

This week's special episode 50 is a lengthy interview with Angie Marchese from The Graceland Archives.
She talks about the London Exhibition, researching the archives, Lisa Marie, Baz Luhrmann, putting "Elvis In Concert" into the movie, Col Parker, Pied Piper of Cleveland, The Legacy Project and future plans.

The interview is one hour - find some free time over Easter, it is worth the listen.

Go to 'Talking Elvis' website or 'Talking Elvis' Facebook, also on apple.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

'An Evening with Ginger Alden' in UK: Ginger Alden "Elvis Presley’s Last Love and Fiancée" is touring the UK putting on four shows talking about her life with Elvis.
Join us for an exclusive UK event as we welcome Ginger Alden, the woman who captured Elvis Presley’s heart during his final year, for a series of captivating shows.
Ginger will share her personal experiences and shed light on the misconceptions and rumours that have swirled around her over the years, providing a unique glimpse into her life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
These shows mark Ginger’s debut visit to the UK, making it an unforgettable occasion for Elvis Presley fans and enthusiasts nationwide.
Dates are
May 15, 2024 The Plaza Stockport
May 16, 2024 Middlesbrough Town Hall
May 17, 2024 Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
May 18, 2024 Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Tickets cost around  £37- £67.
There are VIP Meet and Greet options
Go here for tickets and more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

EIN Exclusives and News from earlier in March ...
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)

'Elvis Presley Songs' (Marco Durzu): Author-researcher, Marco Durzo published his latest book, initially in Kindle format, but for its 3rd (updated) edition is now also available as a hardcover (both formats are available from Amazon sites). The book (containing approximately 700 pages) is described as:
“This book is dedicated to the complete list of Elvis Presley Songs in alphabetical order - 898 songs! It is the ideal complement to my previous Elvis’ book, now in version 1.9, entitled "Elvis Presley Concerts and Rehearsals from 1944 to 1977".
The book presents itself as a useful tool for reading Elvis' songs both when listening to studio songs and songs during live performances, as all the songs known so far recorded by Elvis Presley are present in it, in alphabetical order and perfectly indexed and recallable with a direct link to the initial letter of the song.
Added, for completeness of information, are the songs that Elvis Presley sang from 1944 to 1977 but for which we do not, at present, have evidence of audio or video recordings and the songs known from concert rehearsals, of which similarly, we do not have confirmation of audio and video recordings.
Also included are the songs that Elvis had rehearsed and should have sung on the tour which obviously never took place, from 08/17/1977 to 08/28/1977, following his sudden death on 08/16/1977, as well as songs that singers in Elvis’ group (Kathy Westmoreland, Sherrill Nielsen, The Stamps) sang at his concerts, plus rehearsals from 1968 to 1977.
For each song I report the authors of the song and the date Elvis Presley recorded the song, the reference to any film in which Elvis Presley sang the song or the first publication (on single disc, extended play or album).
For the songs of which we do not have audio / video recordings, I have reported the authors of the song, the year the song was recorded and the references of the concerts and rehearsals in which Elvis Presley sang the song.”
The great news is that on AMAZON the 1.3 versions of the 'Elvis Presley Songs' book are available in PAPER format, in the two versions: FLEXIBLE and with hard-cover!
Go here to Amazon for paperback or Hardcover
Also now available is the 9th (updated) edition of Marcos’s first book (KINDLE only format), Elvis Presley Concerts and Rehearsals from 1944 to 1977. This release contains 1,046 pages!
(News, Source: Marco Durzo)

Elvis Week 2024 Schedule: EPE have announced the Elvis Week 2024 schedule for August 9-17 when you can join fans for a week of unforgettable Elvis experiences.
EPE says, they have a jam-packed schedule lined up with panel discussions, concerts, fan meetups, competitions, tributes, and even an awards show!
Once again Priscilla's name is nowhere to be seen and like last year, the ever-popular Linda Thompson once again rules.
You can book the 6pm 'Graceland Mansion experience with Linda Thompson' and it will only cost you $1250!

Confirmed special guests include Linda Thompson, Jerry Schilling, Sam Thompson, Larry Strickland, Shirley Dieu, Jerome Stump Monroe, Larry Geller, Gene Chrisman, and Terry Blackwood.
Also ETA winners Dean Z, Pat Dunn, Brandon Bennett, David Lee, Jay Dupuis, Cote Deonath, Shawn Klush and Ben Thompson
Plus Tom Brown, Terry Mike Jeffrey, Andy Childs, Elvis Radio DJ Argo, among others!

Tickets for Elvis Week 2024 go on sale Thursday, March 28.

Go here to EPE for all the details

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

‘Elvis Presley - Rock‘n’Roll No. 2’ Mono II Stereo’ OUT NOW: The brand new RDM label ‘Elvis Presley - Rock‘n’Roll No. 2’ MONO II STEREO is OUT NOW! Simply titled "Elvis", it is presented with the addition of eight singles, and is the second in a series of new mono-to-stereo mixes of classic Presley albums, created by producer Anthony Stuchbury. The cover art for the British version of the album, titled "Elvis Presley No.2", released via HMV in April 1957, was significantly different from the American version. A mustard yellow background was added to a black and white photo from September 1956, while a font similar to that used on the first album completed the rock 'n' roll vibe. Following the expiration of HMV's license in 1958 for Presley's Uk recordings, this title was removed and quickly became a highly sought-after collector's item. RCA UK would return to the American cover for its reissue of the album in December 1962.
This new Mono II Stereo CD edition pays homage to the now legendary British cover and allows you to rediscover 20 songs that have marked the history of rock! - Out NOW and at the cheap price of €15.
Go HERE to RDM for Stereo Sound-Samples and to Order.
(News, Source;ASP/ElvisInfoNet)

London 'Direct From Graceland' Extends to September 2024: News from EPE that the London 'Direct From Graceland' Elvis exhibition has now been extended through to September 2024.
Elvis fans from all over the world have flocked to London to view the impressive and extensive retrospective Direct from Graceland: Elvis, which explores the king's life and legacy through a kaleidoscopic collection of personal treasures.
EPE and promoter, Kilimanjaro Live, are thrilled to announce the initial 10-week run is now being extended through the height of summer to September 1 at Arches London Bridge, allowing fans from the UK and around the globe to immerse themselves in the life of Elvis Presley.
From the gates of Graceland, the most significant collection of the King of Rock 'n' Roll to ever leave Memphis is here for the summer, including Elvis Presley’s instruments, stage outfits, and personal belongings.
EPE's Angie Marchese says, “The overwhelming response to this exhibition is a true testament to Elvis’ enduring legacy. Curating this exhibit that resonates with so many is such an honor and a privilege. As archivists, we are storytellers, and each artifact featured in this exhibition captures a moment in time and has a unique story to tell.”
Alongside this extension, several new artefacts are making their way directly from Graceland for the remaining run of the exhibition. These artefacts include Elvis Presley’s Gibson J200 leather guitar cover. This cover adorned one of his favorite guitars and was visible on stage throughout Elvis’ rise to fame in the 50s.
Go here for more info and tickets.
(News, Source;EPE/EIN)

FTD 'New' Releases now due end of March The long delayed new FTD releases for 2024 should be out by the end of March.
FTD have advised that all three planned releases it is now hoped that all 3 releases, 'Stateline Sahara', 'The Blue Hawaii Sessions' and 'Moody Blue' (gold sparkle edition) should be heading to dealers in the last week of March.
'The Blue Hawaii Sessions' 4-cd set were initially announced for an end of January release!
This is the earlier promised "audio release" of the music from the Deluxe 'The Making Of Blue Hawaii' Book/CD combo.
Released as a 4-CD set, it includes the complete soundtrack sessions newly-mixed from the original 3-track session tapes.
The 24-page booklet features informative flashbacks from musicians, songwriters, session data, memorabilia and global chart information.
See "FTD CD News" for tracklistings

'Elvis: Stateline Sahara 1974' New FTD:
Released as a 3-CD 5” digi-pak this set features three great concerts from Lake Tahoe, Nevada: May 19 (Evening show), May 20 (Midnight show) and May 25 (Midnight show). Recorded in mono.
This was Elvis' third season in Lake Tahoe which featured 22 performances in two weeks.
EIN NOTE: FTD have previously released 'Spanish Eyes', 'Steamroller Blues' and 'How Great Thou Art' from May 19 plus 'Johnny B. Goode' and 'I'm Leaving' from May 25.
All of these full concerts are previously unreleased.
EIN noted in our review of FTD's 'High Sierra' ....
Spanish Eyes (May 19 DS) is a request "We made a promise to somebody that we'd do this" - not rushed and a concert highlight! One of the BEST ever performances.
I'm Leavin' (May 25 MS) is really superb version, conveying the sadness of the lyrics. The audio quality sparkles and this is possibly the first time Elvis sang this on-stage in 1974 before bringing it back as a regular for his Vegas summer season.

Go to 'FTD / SONY News' for tracklistings

FTD 'Moody Blue' Sparkly Gold Vinyl: There must be still "gold in the mountain" as FTD announce a reprint of their 2015 'Moody Blue' double-album this time in Gold Sparkle!  
... FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of Elvis’ last studio album in Limited Edition Gold Sparkle 180-Gram vinyl.
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”..

EIN was disappointed first time around (see FTD 2015 releases here) that it did not include the full-length version of 'Pledging My Love'. Sadly it still doesn't.

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

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)

New MRS ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’: The MRS label will release a 4CD/140-page hardback book entitled ‘The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-Takes’ on 26th April 2024.

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 and is 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 Master Version', 'Can’t Help Falling In Love Take 8 / 9' and 'Riding The Rainbow Take 9' and many more..


This set of 'Complete Movie Masters 1960-62' nicely complements the previous three MRS deluxe cd-book releases  'The Complete ‘50s Movie Masters And Session Recordings', 'ELVIS On Television The Complete Sound Recordings' and 'Elvis: Back In Living Stereo'.

Also watch out for the announcement in the coming weeks for the Limited Edition 180-gram 4LP/Double Gatefold version housed in a specially designed hardback DIGI-COVER!

Go here to 'All The ELVIS CD NEWS 2024' for full tracklist and details

You can pre-order from Amazon UK for only £41 / US$53 / AU$80


(News, Source;MRS/ElvisInfoNet)

(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 UK – Extended' book Update: From UK specialists John Townson and Gordon Minto's their new book 'Elvis UK – Extended: The Ultimate Guide To Elvis Presley’s British EPs 1957-2001'
The authors are pleased to announce that this new book of 500 pages will be only available in paperback and will once again, be sold exclusively through Now Dig This / Elvis The Man And His Music.
It is now available to order and will be available early March, priced at  £58 for UK buyers includes post and packing, next day delivery, tracked and signed for. Overseas customers will have to check for postage rates.
The ULTIMATE guide to Elvis’ EP releases issued in the UK between 1957-2001.
This new volume:
• Complements previous Elvis UK publications.
• Is extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, including a range of images of Elvis himself
• Details the history of extended play releases, their popularity and subsequent fall from favour
• Features a wealth of background information, revealing exciting new details and information regarding tax codes and price changes as shown on labels – as well as tabling chart positions
• Offers technical but clear details regarding manufacturing, along with matrix numbers and their significance
• Where appropriate, each EP release is cross-referenced with its US counterpart and key differences discussed
• Includes a chronological list of all the EPs included

• Discusses each extended play album individually, in a detailed and forensic way, while the extensive text is amply illustrated with scans of every known cover and label variation, relevant photographs, and scans of contemporaneous newspaper and magazine articles and adverts
..... In short, as readers have come to expect from each of the previous Elvis UK publications, this book is intended to be the last word on its subject – in this instance, the much-loved extended play record format as seen in the UK.
Please note: Go to Now Dig This / Elvis The Man And His Music to order.
(News, Source;GM/ElvisInfoNet)

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

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)


'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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(Interview) Sheree Homer talks to EIN about her book on ETAs and tribute artists
Interview – Gary Parker author of 'The Sonic Swagger of Elvis Presley: A Critical History of the Early Recordings':
Interview 'The Airplanes & The King' with Carlos Varrenti & Robert Van Beek:
(Interview) Dennis van Tiel... the Netherlands:
(Interview) Robert Elder, author of 'Christmas with Elvis: The Official Guide'
(Interview) David Ward, author of 'From Elvis in Japan: Elvis Presley Japanese LPs 1956-2018':
Trina Young 'Elvis Army Years' talks to EIN:
EIN Interview with Mike Stone:
(Interview) Piotr Soczynski talks to EIN:
Interview with Antonella Santovincenzo, author of, Elvis Aaron Presley L’Uomo Dietro Al Mito:
'Jay Thompson and Elvis Presley- 1956 Interview:
(Interview): Joe Shooman (author of An A-Z of Elvis: Infrequently Asked Questions) talks to EIN:
(Interview) Evangelos Proiou, President of the official Greek Elvis fan club talk to EIN:
Interview: 'ELVIS UK3' authors John Townson & Gordon Minto:
Academic and Elvis researcher Mathias Haeussler talks to EIN - PART TWO :
(Interview) Brandon Yip (author of Elvis Presley “All Shook Up” in Canada):
(Interview) Carlos Ares talks to EIN:
Tony Plews - 'Walk A Lonely Street' - INTERVIEW:
Sally Hoedel (author of Destined to Die Young)
French Fan Club President - Jean-Marie Pouzenc Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett (Elvis Roots) - talks to EIN:
Loanne Parker interview - Col Parker's widow talks
Ed Bonja RIP - EIN exclusive Interview
Larry Geller talks to EIN - 2019:
EIN founding President, Nigel Patterson, interviewed by Pop Music Research Blog Spot:
(Interview) Paul Belard talks to EIN:
Dave Hebler Interview Part Two with EIN:
Bob Pakes 'The EPE Catalog' Interview:
(Interview) Mark Duffett author of the new book, Counting Down Elvis His 100 Finest Songs, talks to EIN:
Alan Hanson 'Elvis: The Movies' Interview:
Millie Kirkham  - Bob Hayden Interview for EIN:
"Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide" 2017- Shane Brown Interview
Keith Alverson Interview - 'Strictly Elvis: 1973-74-75':
Red West Interview: RIP
Sonny West talks to EIN:
Mindi Miller, Elvis' girlfriend, interview with EIN:
'Elvis: One Night In Toronto': Paul Sweeney Interview:
Joe Esposito EIN Interview:
'The World Of FTD' by Keith Flynn Interview:
Paul Dowling EIN Interview Part Three:
Go here to EIN's exclusive interview with Wayne Jackson - RIP.
EIN Joyce Bova exclusive Interview:
(Interview) Anne E. Nixon answers your questions
Ginger Alden Interview:
Elaine Beckett -Easy Come Easy Go costar- Interview:
Shirley Dieu, author of Memphis Mafia Princess, talks to EIN:
John Wilkinson Tribute & 1972 Interview:
Vernon Presley Interview:
Jerry Leiber Interview for EIN
Elvis Paradise Hawaiian Interview - with Peter Noone
Sam Thompson, Elvis' bodyguard, 2011 Interview
James Burton Interview - Rick Nelson & Elvis:
Elvis Drummer Jerome "Stump" Monroe EIN Interview:
Donnie Sumner Remembers his friend Sherrill Nielsen: 
Lamar Fike EIN Exclusive Interview
Ernst Jorgensen interview about 'The Complete Masters' and more:
Red West Interview:- 2010 Elvis week special
Linda Thompson - Interview Special:
Best of Elvis on YouTube
Graceland cam
EPE's Multimedia Elvis Gallery
Sirius Elvis Satellite Radio
Elvis Radio (ETA's)
Elvis Express Radio
Ultimate Elvis Radio
Elvis Only Radio
"Images in Concert" PhotoDatabase
Radio Interview: Vernon & Gladys Presley
Sanja's Elvis Week 2007 Photo Gallery
'EIN's Best of Elvis on YouTube'
The Music of Elvis Presley - Australian Radio Show
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FTD Database (EPE)
Graceland - The National Historic Landmark
How & where do I sell my Elvis collection?
Is Elvis the best selling artist?
Links to Elvis' family & friends
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Marty's Musings
Online Elvis Symposium
Parkes Elvis Festival 2009 (Australia)
Presley Law legal archives (Preslaw)
Presleys In The Press
Sale of EPE (Archives)
6th Annual Elvis Website Survey
Spotlight on The King
"Wikipedia" Elvis biography
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50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - the most 'covered' Elvis album of all-time
Spotlight: Elvis Film Posters
FTD Review: An American Trilogy
Book Review: Elvis: A King in the Making
Interview: Vic Colonna - the Dangerous World of Bootlegging Elvis