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Celebrating Elvis's first motion picture - Follow That Dream
present 'Love Me Tender
' in the2-CD 7" classic soundtrack format
-- and its stunning audio and visual content is highly impressive. The sound here is warm, detailed and full on the soundtracks original EP recordings.
Among the more notable pieces I made for Elvis during his career include the TCB ring, Aloha ring, the Maltese Cross, and the Lion necklace. Elvis was a very giving person who had wonderful, yet expensive taste in the jewellery he added to his collection. He loved his fans, friends.and family, and he tried to give everything he could back to them I was honoured to be able to work with him.
Country singer Miranda Lambert got a shout out from the queen herself, Priscilla Presley, regarding her new song 'Priscilla'. The song pays homage to the pressure of having a famous husband, something Lambert understands with her 'The Voice' star husband, Blake Shelton, who's also a famous country singer himself. Priscilla Presley Instagrammed a photo that Lambert reposted of herself and daughter Lisa Marie Presley listening to the song about life at Graceland. View the video to listen to the song
Tim Krul, the goal keeper who became known as the 'penalty killer' at the World Cup, is an Elvis fan! This picture shows Tim Krul right after he arrived back in Holland (his team won third prize).
Ron Olson, a Memphis DJ tells the story of how he was able to get Elvis' autograph at Graceland.
Memphis celebrated the 60th anniversary of rock 'n' roll this past weekend with a variety of rockin’ events across the city known as the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll. On July 5, 1954, Elvis walked into Memphis Recording Service, now known as Sun Studio
, and recorded a fast version of Arthur Crudup's 'That's All Right' with guitarist Scotty Moore
and bassist Bill Black
. In honor of this special anniversary, the action packed weekend included a fireworks show, live music concert, new exhibit opening and much more.
One of the youngest actresses to ever costar with Elvis, English ingenue Annette Day
was just 18 years old when she acted in Double Trouble
. Day was discovered in typical Hollywood fashion. Producer Judd Bernard was shopping in an antique store on London's famed Portobello Road when he caught a glimpse of the red-haired teenager. The shop belonged to Day's mother, and Day was working behind the counter that day. Months later, when Bernard was casting for the film, he remembered the perky girl and called on her to ask the fateful question, 'Do you want to be an actress?'.
It does seem clear that both EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' are involved in some heavy hardball negotiations over how much of the ticket receipts EPE pays the planes owners. Clearly the planes owners have released the news, first to the 'Associated Press' and now in the form of a copy of the letter from Jack Soden of EPE in an effort to garner Elvis fan reaction so to help any such negotiations with EPE to go more in their favour, in response to EPE trying a good old fashioned bluff that they are happy to see the planes removed
while trying to re-negotiate the price agreement down.
Nancy Bramlett knew Elvis through her husband John Bramlett
and spent time at Graceland.
Priscilla Presley has posted this response to fans complaints arising from the 'Associated Press' report of the likely removal of the 'Lisa Marie' from it's current 'Graceland' home
: 'I see your posts about the planes. Please calm down, we're in the midst of negotiations. It's as simple as that. Thank you'.
This rather disturbing 'Associated Press' report really makes us concerned about the direction EPE is taking Elvis' legacy and particularly the 'Graceland' name of late : For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Elvis Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock and Roll and his family.
Mindy Campbell was a flight attendant and was invited to attend the Aloha from Hawaii
concert. Then, the next day, she was excited to find out that Elvis and his entourage would be passengers on their flight back to Los Angeles. We think you will agree this is a very interesting video and well worth your time.
A few customers of our online shop asked us if the content of the 8 audio CD's in the deluxe box set THAT'S THE WAY IT IS will be identical to previous releases. The answer is: No, and No. Not only does this box set feature two previously unreleased live concerts, but also: all the concerts have been either mixed or remixed and mastered to establish a uniform sound, making this set one of the most ambitious Elvis restoration packages ever created, bringing together the original album, the theatrical AND home video versions of the film, six full-length concerts, rehearsal highlights and an 80 page book! Expected delivery date: August 1st, although we hope we'll have it in stock sooner - now available for pre order
She will forever be known as the wife of Elvis. So Priscilla Presley no doubt felt like she was standing next to her Good Luck Charm as she posed in front of a giant photo of the music icon & her former husband in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The 69-year-old gave a small smile as she stood next to the massive portrait photo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved a proposal from Elvis Presley Enterprises to build a 450-room hotel on the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as the historic Graceland
Watch a video of Dixie Locke Emmons talking about Elvis.
'I'm a steamroller baby!' --> Elvis sings on the phenomenal new Legacy 4-LP vinyl release 'As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' (Music On Vinyl) -- and it's just one of the many highlights that sound fresher and more dynamic on the vinyl LP format. The CD versionhas indeed proved very popular, however, listening to the concert on a vinyl record is an altogether different experience —the iconic 1974 album includes stunning remastered sound and it rocks! Elvis and The TCB band are almost in the room...
Elvis was in fine form on this 'Hot August Night' of the 25th of August 1969, a performance perhaps never to be beaten. For those that only read the summery of reviews, I can be quite clear, this concert is without doubt the best live recording released to-date of Elvis Presley in 1969, and is one of the best concerts Elvis Presley ever performed - both in sound quality and performance! Why? I could say, listen to it and you will agree, but I offer you an interesting fact, it was from this concert that RCA chose to use seven  of the tracks to make up the original 12 track 'Elvis In Person' album in 1969. This is 58% of the albums tracks. And this is from the good number of concerts recorded of which several have been released on CD by FTD.
From a fan filmed super 8 reel, we have a previously unseen clip of Elvis on stage, November 9, 1971.
American martial arts man Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace who was Elvis Presley's bodyguard and personal trainer from 1974 until his death in 1977 recently talked about his times with the King and gave a rare glimpse of the man behind the legend. 'He was a wonderful person, a nice guy. It was fun working out with him too but you couldn't hit him too hard. You couldn't punch Elvis in the face but it was fun beating up his 'Memphis Mafia
'. He was very good at martial arts, he worked out very hard.
Priscilla Presley revealed in an interview with George Klein that she is currently working on a Broadway show about her life. Priscilla didn't reveal many details but she did say that it focused on her teenage years and how she met Elvis. No word on when this production will launch.
Elvis' favorite car and the last automobile he drove in public has returned home to Graceland. After being preserved and showcased during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair, officials helped return the 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III to its home at the Elvis Presley Car Museum. Fans can now see this car, along with over 20 other automobiles owned by Elvis, by planning your trip to Graceland!
On September 4,1972 the UK Elvis Presley fan club flocked to Las Vegas to catch a glimpse of their hero -- and were NOT disappointed! 'Destination USA
' FTD 2-CD documents Elvis' Las Vegas 1972 summer season - and for many fans it was a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see the King ...
'Elvis As Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis' is the best selling CD/album of the year so far. It seems as if fans from all over the world have rediscovered this 40 year old show. Righfully so, because the new mix sounds as if it was recorded yesterday. Available in both 2 CD and 4 LP sets.
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Princes William and Harry today paid homage to the king of rock n' roll Elvis Presley with a private tour ofGraceland
. The princes were dressed casually and 'Elvis' wearing sunglasses as they wandered around the white-columned mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday afternoon during a visit to Memphis.
Director Baz Luhrmann is reportedly in talks about the filming of Elvis Presley biography. As the website 'The Wrap' reports, the 51-year-old is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. about the project. His wife Catherine Martin could be hired as a costume designer at the same time. The Australian has won four Academy Awards for their work with Luhrmann - for films like ' Moulin Rouge 'and' The Great Gatsby '. The screenplay for Elvis Presley biography to be filmed, writes Kelly Marcel . The Briton had been for screenplays like ' Fifty Shades of Grey 'and' Saving Mr. Banks responsible 'with Tom Hanks in the lead role.
If all goes well, 'Nobody' will debut this Summer. It's a Sideburned Cinema, Inc. short film about an 18-year-old kid named Elvis, before he became Elvis Presley. Our biographical story features the tender relationship between a young man and his loving mother, his devoted teacher, and the senior year talent show that changed everything... It's an intimate portrait of a young dreamer, before the fame and revolutionary fandom.
In a special interview on the Wall Street Journal, 16-time National Hot Rod Association Funny Car champion John Force talks about how Elvis' 'Viva Las Vegas' gets him into 'fight mode for a million-dollar moment'. 'I heard Elvis sing 'Viva Las Vegas' on the radio. I was 15 and living in my first car ... 'Today I drive a Lincoln pickup truck, and a CD of Elvis singing 'Viva Las Vegas' starts when I turn on the ignition'.
As a revered Las Vegas maitre d', Emilio Muscelli seated thousands of locals and visitors at the Rat Pack's performances at the Sands in the early 1960s and to Elvis Presley's attendance-record-setting shows at the Las Vegas Hilton in the 1970s. Emilio died Tuesday of pneumonia at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 91. View an interview with Emilio ... 'nothing can compare with Elvis ...
Darlene Tompkins met Elvis Presley in 1961 when she co-starred with him in Blue Hawaii. In this video, she talks about how down to earth Elvis was and his unique laugh.
Not for the first time, the website India.com has mentioned Elvis, this time proclaiming Elvis top of their list of the 5 most influential singers of all time ... 'You don’t need to be in a band to make it big in the music industry, all you need is talent, good looks and a little bit of luck, here are some of the greatest solo music artists, who revolutionized the music industry both in the West and in India to some extent' :
Can you tell me how you met Elvis?
When you're assigned a film role, you have to go to the doctor, because of the insurance company. They have to make sure you don't have a bad heart, any of that nonsense. They made my appointment for me at the studio, so I was there and I had on a white shirt and these slacks my mother had made for me that were like wine coloured. I went in the office and I was waiting to be called in. In walks Elvis with two of his buddies. I looked at him and he looked at me and we started to laugh. His jacket was the identical material and colour of my slacks. He looked at me and he said, 'Honey, I'm either going to have to give you my jacket or you're going to have to give me your pants' (laughing). Goodness
We found these two videos were very interesting viewed back to back so we have combined them in to one for you. In this we have, Dixie Locke who met Elvis at church and was Elvis' girlfriend in the early stages of his career and Lorena Conrad who was best friends with Dixie Locke. Lorena met Elvis through Dixie when she was in high school. Lorena talks about turning Elvis down for a car ride when she was in high school and seeing Elvis at church.
I have had the most incredible experience
tonight talking with Kris Kristofferson
following his concert at the Palais Theatre. After Kris autographed my copy of one of his recent CD releases, and at the very moment he was pulling away from the fans at the gate having delighted all that braved the cold and waited in hope of an autograph, I asked him, 'Kris, what do you think of Elvis Presley's recordings of your songs?'
The concert found in this set is the full original length concert, and is precise, professional, and deadly, a testament to the Presley team being a well-oiled machine. As this Legacy Expansion reveals, far from being just another Elvis live record, 'Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis' is a little bit of dynamite, proof that on a good night in 1974, Elvis was still as good as rock 'n' roll got. This is by far the best sounding mix of this Memphis concert, it certainly sounds more like I would have imagined it to be at the actual show. This time completely remixed, no artificial echo, no fake applause. and everything is very well balanced.
between Lisa Marie Presley's
concert performance at the Melbourne Art Centre last night and that at Crown Casino Melbourne 10 years ago
is vast - in short, it was one of the BEST live performances I have ever seen. Lisa's musical progression is remarkable. Largely based on her extraordinary critically acclaimed 'Storm & Grace' album the concert opened with a strong ...
IT be a long way from Graceland to Hornsby RSL, but singer Lisa Marie Presley didn't let down her adoring fans, giving a rousing performance last night. The Southern girl performed in Australia for the first time in eight years, showcasing her new blues and roots album, Storm and Grace, to a 600-strong audience.
'When people are looking at me, I don't know what they are thinking. Are they looking at my dad, are they seeing me for me now?
' she says. 'By the time I am done with the show, I am my own thing. I am me and I don't do what he does. 'I can differentiate between them pretty quickly now', she says, laughing.
I was just nine when my father died
, but I had a very special relationship with him. He was the most incredible, enigmatic, powerful, dynamic human being I've ever met. As far as men go, he left big shoes to fill. He is still such a presence in popular culture, but I don't find it odd or surreal - it makes me happy, actually.
When Kurt Russell
first started his career, he appeared in a number of television shows and supporting roles in a couple of movies. Not many people realize this, but when Kurt Russell was 10 years old, he was able to act alongside the King himself, Elvis Presley in 'It Happened at the World's Fair
'. My curiosity on his encounter with Elvis got the better of me at 'The Art of the Steal' interview, proceeding to ask him a question remembering anything from his interaction with the legendary musician. When the topic of Elvis came up, he leaned up against the wall, a small twinkle gleamed in his eye as a smile spread across his face.
View an excellent interview as the 'Today Shows' Richard Wilkins chats to the King of Rock n’ Roll's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, about her upcoming, 'Storm & Grace', Australian tour.
Lisa Marie Presley on the channel 7 Australia program, 'The Morning Show'.
In this video we see Elvis Presley in a Memphis city court on Oct. 19, 1956
, defending an assault charge, along with Gulf service station employees Edd Hopper (left) and Aubrey Brown. The trio had a fight the previous night when Elvis pulled into the station at Gayoso and Second for repairs and was besieged by fans. Hopper, the station manager, ordered Presley away and a brief altercation ensued. All three were booked for assault and battery and disorderly conduct. Charges against Elvis were dismissed.
In the second of two articles, Paul Simpson traces the impact of 'King Creole's comparative commercial failure on Hal Wallis, Elvis Presley and the King's movies.
On November 23, 1976 at Graceland
, Memphis tennessee, Elvis' cousin Harold Loyd
, the night guard at graceland, called the police complaining of a drunk, pisto wielding man blocking the gates at Elvis Presley's home in a brand new white lincoln continental. Police approached the car cautiously, when they got to the open driver's side window, they found that the man was Jerry Lee Lewis ...
'Yes, I knew Elvis Presley when we were both making movies at Paramount'. 'He made his presence quite well known at the studio'. 'Elvis was a really nice kid, one of the nicest people I have met in show business. When we were both at Paramount we had our own projects to work on, of course, so we didn't see each other a lot, but when we did it was always good. Elvis seemed very humble, and he had great respect for other actors'.
grew up with Elvis in Tupelo and in this video interview shares some of his favorite memories of his childhood friend Elvis. Much is covered in this interesting 3 and a half minute video; from a tree house, to church, using a broom as a make believe guitar, Shakrag, Elvis' musical ability and that old chestnut; racism
Earlier this year Sony Music released 'Elvis : The Movie Soundtracks
' a 20 CD box set featuring 17 original Elvis Presley soundtrack albums and three new compilations. From slap-bass rock’n'roll joy to psych guitar freakouts and ballads of dejection, MOJO's Andrew Male picks 20 glorious highlights.