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Review: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of this DVD, boldly state on the front cover that never before have we ever had live film footage (i.e., with synchronized sound) of an Elvis concert from the 50's ... until this time. Well, we certainly do now! Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don’t Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The night Elvis rocked San Bernardino

Sunday night, Nov. 12, 1972. The Santa Ana winds were howling, so typical of San Bernardino in November. And it was cold. But a sold-out crowd stood patiently to have an audience with The King.

Forty-five years ago, Elvis made history in Hawaii

Elvis' iconic special, 'Aloha from Hawaii', aired on January 14, 1973, and it was the first entertainment special by a solo artist to be broadcast live around the world. 1972 and 1973 were great years to be Elvis fans. In 1972, Elvis released the documentary 'Elvis on Tour', giving fans a good long look at his concerts and the work that went into producing them. In fact, the 'Aloha from Hawaii' concert was supposed to take place in November 1972, but MGM, who produced the documentary, feared it was too close to the movie's opening. 'Aloha' was pushed to January 1973. The November 1972 concerts happened, anyway, but they weren't filmed.

In Praise of Elvis Presley By Jon Landau 1971

He stands there in a black jump suit with gold spangles and an orange cape. When he stretches out his hands the cape forms a half sun under his outstretched arms and he looks like the true king of rock 'n' roll. He parades in front of 15,000 people and waits for the applause to wash over him and it comes as it always does and as he knows it will. After strutting from one end of the stage to the other after waiting until he feels just right, and until the audience can't wait another second, he turns to a back-up musican who hands him his acoustic guitar. With the rhythm section churning, he stands in front of the mike, holds but does not play the guitar and sings, 'That's alright mama, that's alright for you, just any way you do'.

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher': Documentary Exploring His Creative Journey

The HBO documentary 'Elvis Presley - The Searcher' debuts Saturday, April 14 (8:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO in the United States. This three-hour, two-film presentation focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospheric shots taken inside Graceland, Elvis' iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him.

Dixie Locke remembers Elvis Presley

Dixie Locke was 15 years old when she spotted Elvis Presley at the First Assembly of God in Memphis. At 19, the future King of Rock had a start in his career thanks to a recent recording with Sun Records, but that didn't stop him from pursuing love. I had some very good, close friends at the high school. Friday or Saturday night, we'd go to the skating rink. We did that pretty regularly. I had seen Elvis at church. He had started coming to the church where I had been all my life, but we had not actually spoken to each other.

HBO will premiere 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' on April 14, 2018

HBO will premiere 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' on April 14, 2018. The film take the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. Sony will be releasing a soundtrack CD in conjunction with the documentary.

Elvis Presley Comeback a Phenomenal Maneuver

Though he never lost the title of 'King', it was an empty crown that Elvis Presley wore during much of the decade of the 1960s. While it is hard to have ever thought of Presley in need of a comeback, it was precisely the situation in which he found himself just a few months ago. Despite his unparalleled success of the late 1950s and early 1960s (more than 250 million records sold and more than 30 movies) ... Unbelievably, Presley, who had been the most important musical influence of his generation, was only a memory to many of his strongest fans during much of the 1960s. For those who were excited by his early recordings (a list that begins with John Lennon and Paul McCartney and extends into the millions), Presley would always be a special figure, but it seemed that he would be a figure tucked neatly and permanently into the past.

Bruce Springsteen’s Top 12 Elvis Presley covers

After I watched Dennis P. Laverty's new documentary 'If I Can Dream: The Influence of Elvis on Bruce' - which makes the case that Elvis Presley is the primal, No. 1 influence on Bruce - I started thinking, is Elvis also the artist Springsteen has covered the most? He may be, though it's a hard thing to quantify. Elvis Presley very well might be the winner. So, in honor of The King here are videos for the 12 Elvis Presley songs Springsteen has performed the most, followed by the number of times he has done them.

Previously-unseen: Elvis Presley's first Toronto concert, April 2, 1957

While it is a very short clip, it is still previously unseen. Elvis Presley's first Toronto concert, on April 2, 1957.

Peter Hann of 'It's Elvis Time' has Died

It is with great sadness that I write of the death of Peter Hann of the 'It's Elvis Time' fan club. Peter died on January 7 after battling ill health for some time. He was 72. Peter became a member of 'It's Elvis Time' in 1962, later becoming Club President in 1981. In 2010 his then girlfriend Freia succeeded him as President. I have known Peter for around 18 years and while we never met we did talk on the phone many times over the years. He was always a pleasure to work with, his honesty and easy-going approach made it easy to consider him a 'friend'. His death is a big loss to the 'Elvis world' and a very sad day at 'Elvis Australia'.

UK Christmas Gold Award For Elvis

The British Phonograph Industry (BPI) awarded Elvis Presley a Gold Record Award for the 'Christmas With Elvis And The and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' for selling over 100,000 copies.
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Priscilla Presley talks about 'The Searcher' Upcoming HBO Documentary

When HBO premieres Elvis Presley: The Searcher this spring, fans of the King will get an unprecedentedly deep look at his life and music, from his first forays into Memphis blues clubs to his early stardom, up through his late '60s comeback and exhausting '70s touring. The nearly three-and-a-half-hour-long, two-part documentary (which will also get a soundtrack released through Sony/Legacy) features new interviews with scholars, stars like Bruce Springsteen and the late Tom Petty, and -- most notably -- Priscilla Presley, who famously met the superstar when she was 14 and was married to him from 1967 to 1973.

Review: Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD | Hardcover Book

This 'Elvis On Tour' Deluxe | 9 CD | Hardcover Book boxset set contains 4 concerts, 'Hampton Roads', 'Virginia' (Richmond), 'Virginia' (Greensboro), and 'San Antonio' on 4 CDs, plus 4 CDs of rehearsals and 1 CD of interviews with Elvis. The concerts, with one exception ('Hampton Roads'), are Stereo. And the rehearsals, again, with one exception ('Buffalo'), are Stereo. The interviews are mono. It is true, 'Elvis On Tour' has been given a complete lack of attention by both Sony and Warner. It is indeed a shame that so few quality releases have emerged. But now thanks to Amiga with this deluxe package, this is no longer the case. Stunning Design and Production | So many photos I have not seen before - it is just a dream | A good 120 pages of photos and information | Great sound | Quality throughout.

First Look | Elvis Presley: 'Rebel With A Cause '56' FTD Book and CD Release

Here we have the first look at the 2018 Follow That Dream (FTD) book release, 'Rebel With A Cause '56' with photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56. More information will follow as soon as we have it.
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Elvis' Granddaughter Wants to Play Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens

Elvis' granddaughter interested in playing DC Comics super-villain 'Poison Ivy': Riley Keough has informally thrown her name onto the list of hopeful actresses that want to play Poison Ivy on the big screen, with the character's next appearance scheduled for Gotham City Sirens. How much would her grandfather love that!

The Future of the Follow That Dream (FTD) Collectors Label

While many have speculated that the Follow That Dream (FTD) Collectors Label might close after 20 years in 2019, Ernst Jorgensen has strongly denied this stating that FTD has plans to continue for the foreseeable future. FTD was started in 1999 with its first release containing material from the second dressing room rehearsal for the '68 Comeback Special. The biggest selling title though is The Jungle Room Sessions.

Red & Elvis | A look at the forthcoming autobiography by Red West

Red West was working on an autobiography before his death last July. Co-author Jon W. Sparks has opened up on a few details with the book to be release later this year. Red West and Elvis Presley were friends ever since the day in high school when Red broke up a plan by some punks in the boys room to give shy outsider Elvis an unwanted haircut with a pair of scissors. Red, a burly athlete standing 6-1, told the bullies, 'You're gonna have to give me one first'. They tucked tails and skeedaddled.

Wanda Jackson Talks Elvis

After I graduated from high school, I had a couple of songs by that time. I was ready to go on tour. I'm an only child, so daddy decided he should go with me. So for the first couple of nights, we toured with a guy named Elvis Presley. I've never heard of him. That was in 1955.

New FTD book 'Rebel With A Cause '56' for release 2018

In February 2018 Follow That Dream (FTD) will publish the new book 'Rebel With A Cause '56' with photos directly from the negatives and thus of remarkable quality! The book was compiled by David English and Pål Granlund. The photos show a twenty-one-year-old Elvis at the beginning of an impressive career that started with his first golden single in '56. More information will follow as soon as we have it.
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Elvis: Live At The Las Vegas Hilton 1972 4-CD Longbox

Due for release from the Rock 'N' Roll Majesty import-label is the 4 CD longbox 'The 1972 Elvis Experience | Elvis: Live At The Las Vegas Hilton 1972 (4-CD Longbox)'. As with all Rock N Roll Majesty releases, this set contains copies of previously released concerts.

Elvis Presley's influence on Bruce Springsteen

Many rock artists influenced Bruce Springsteen in a big way, including Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Van Morrison and Roy Orbison. But the primal, No. 1 influence - the place where it all started for him - was Elvis Presley.
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(Impulsive) Elvis Presley Gives $11,500 Gift

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Mennie Person never expected to meet Elvis Presley, much less wind up on his gift list. Mrs. Person was caught by surprise Sunday evening when she was admiring Presley's custom-made Cadillac outside a Cadillac agency. 'I had my head over in it and he came out of the back parking lot and asked if I liked it'. The car Mrs. Person selected was a gold and white model that lists for about $11,500. Mrs. Person said that when Presley learned her birthday was Tuesday, he handed her the keys to the car, wished 'Happy Birthday' and told an aide to write her a check to 'buy some clothes to go with the car'.

Elvis: On Stage: January & February 1970 Revisited 4 x LP Set

Due for release is the 4 LP import-set set 'On Stage - January & February 1970 Revisited'. The content is taken from the 2011 Backdraft release, 'Rebooked At The International - January/February 1970'.

Priscilla Presley Remembers Christmas With Elvis

So many of us have spent Christmas with Elvis' music, but Priscilla Presley actually spent Christmas with Elvis. Priscilla shares heartwarming memories of holidays with the King, from the first time they ever exchanged gifts to their tree-trimming traditions as a married couple living at Graceland, to how that changed when Priscilla gave birth to their daughter, Lisa Marie, and how Priscilla feels when she hears Elvis' music now.

Elvis: 'Return of the Dragon' Book

Elvis: 'Return of the Dragon' is a new book which picks up where the best selling 'Elvis Enter The Dragon' ends. This Soft cover journal features 96 pages and over 150 unpublished photos with newly discovered and unbelievable photos from October 1974 and 1976 in South Bend Indiana.

Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition | 9 CD & Hardcover Book | Boxset

Amiga International will release, Elvis On Tour: 45th Anniversary Edition CD | Book boxset, a long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD's, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performances. Amiga International releases a long awaited LIMITED-EDITION boxset featuring 9-CD's, all remastered, of all known recordings made for the Golden Globe Award-winning concert documentary ELVIS ON TOUR. This will include the premiere of the complete rehearsal recorded in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 1972, with three previously unreleased performancesThe 13-inch boxset also includes a huge 128-page hardcover book containing detailed essays of the entire April 1972 tour with RARE AND UNPUBLISHED photographs and related memorabilia. When considering the lack of attention paid to this concert documentary, it seems a shame that so few official releases have emerged. It is for this reason that AMIGA International presents this deluxe package to honor the excellent recordings made for the much neglected 'Elvis On Tour' film.

Elvis Pure & Simple CD

The 'Elvis Pure & Simple' CD is Elvis without backing vocals & overdubs, the pure sound of Elvis Presley. Original masters but also some alternate versions were used for this release. In most of the studio sessions the backing musicians were there with Elvis and Elvis was singing along with them – yet here these vocals are faded out if they were present. Includes a 12 page booklet with photos and recording information.

Elvis 'Rock & Roll' CD

The Elvis 'Rock & Roll' CD in the Genre Collection from the Elvis One label includes original album & single masters, alternate versions, live recordings and home recordings.

Elvis: 'Gospel' CD

The Elvis: 'Gospel' CD in the Genre Collection from the Elvis One label includes original album & single masters, alternate versions, live recordings and home recordings.

Christmas With Elvis

Elvis Presley Video This year we have for you a special image, from Elvis and the Colonel, as published in 'Billboard', December 29, 1956, and our modified version, along with video and photos of Elvis at Christmas, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. (And much more Elvis in 2018!) The arrival of winter at Graceland was always a special time of year. It meant the holiday season was fast approaching and the anticipation of all the fun things the season would bring, including decorating for Christmas, opening Christmas presents with friends and family, the annual New Year's Eve party, Elvis' birthday, building snowmen in the front yard of Graceland and more.
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Interview Jocelyn Lane about Elvis Presley (American Bandstand 1965)

Jocelyn 'Jackie' Lane was born Jocelyn Olga Bolton in Vienna, Austria in 1937. Today she was married to Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. In 1965, she co-starred with Elvis Presley in Tickle Me and later appeared in several roles in Hollywood films, including as 'biker chick' Cathy in Hell's Belles in 1969. She also made guest appearances on American television series. She retired in 1971 after marrying Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in Marbella, Spain on 3 May 1973

Released: Suppose - The Home Recordings - Vol. 2 and many more

Now on the way to us we have the CDs, Night & Day in NashvilleThe Elvis Presley Movie Album - Volume 3Elvis Army Days Revisited | Part One & Part TwoPast Masters - Volume 2Anthology | Part Two, Christmas and Suppose - The Home Recordings - Vol. 2.

Follow That Dream (FTD) Update

There has been a delay with the latest FTD CD releases 'Kissin' Cousins', 'Bicentennial Show' and the 'Roustabout' double LP, however, they will be on their way to us shortly. Also delayed and now for release in 2018 are the two recently deleted titles 'Elvis In Atlanta' and 'Elvis Las Vegas '74'.

Suzanna Leigh, Elvis Presley's Co-Star in 'Paradise, Hawaiian Style', Dies at 72

Suzanna Leigh, who co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 musical comedy Paradise, Hawaiian Style, has died. She was 72. 'Elvis and I were both under contract to Hal Wallis, who was known as the star maker', Leigh once recalled. 'I remember the day that Hal said that I would be making my next movie with Elvis. I was an incredible fan of his, and then he said you'll be filming it in Hawaii. Wow. Elvis was a fabulous actor, very underrated by a lot of the conventional theater people'.
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Paul McCartney sings 'Heartbreak Hotel' with Bill Blacks Upright Bass

As the bassist of the most iconic rock and roll band, The Beatles, Paul McCartney played bass gutair. In this clip he shows his talents on the upright bass. But not just any upright bass. The 'upright' as many call it officially known as the 'double bass', is the acoustic early version of the electric modern day bass guitar that would become Paul's role in The Beatles. Paul reveals the original Elvis Presley bass, played by Bill Black, and sings 'Heartbreak Hotel'.

The Beatles talking about meeting Elvis Presley

The Beatles talking about meeting Elvis Presley.

Interview Shelley Fabares about Elvis Presley (American Bandstand 1965)

This is a video interview with Shelley Fabares on American Bandstand in 1965. Shelley starred with Elvis Presley in the 1965 movie Girl Happy, was one of three leading ladies in 'Spinout'. Adding to her lineup of movies with Elvis, the following year she starred in 'Clambake', her third starring role alongside the King. 'I loved doing those pictures', said Fabares. 'It's a happy memory for me, they were great fun'.

FTD re-print 'Elvis In Atlanta' and 'Elvis Las Vegas '74' now 2018

Follow That Dream (FTD) have announced that the reprint of the recently deleted titles 'Elvis In Atlanta' (containing two legendary shows from the Omni Coliseum in 1975 on April 30th and May 1), and 'Elvis Las Vegas '74' (containing two Legendary Shows From The Hilton Hotel On August 20, 1974) has been delayed until 2018. They will now be with the first releases of 2018.
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Elvis: 'The Alternate Today' | 45RPM Single | 10 Inch | CD Boxset

After the success of 'The Alternate Moody Blue' Hepcat records releases 'The Alternate Today', Elvis' last real studio sessions took place on March 10-13, 1975 and resulted in the Today album. Nearby 43 years later Hepcat records releases 'The Alternate Today'. This deluxe 10-inch boxset contains a 10-inch vinyl record, a 45 RPM single and a fully packed CD. The 45 RPM features the unique combination 'Fairytale' & 'Susan When She Tried'. A companion double vinyl album will be released in 2018 for the album lovers.