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Nancy Graff talks about when she met Elvis in December of 1971.
Del Puschert's most prized possessions are two scraps of fabric, each about six inches long and frayed at the edges. One is lavender-colored cotton with faint white lines forming a rectangular pattern; the other is black wool with thin pinstripes and a zipper attached. At first glance, they're nothing special. In fact, if they weren't framed together and hung on the wall of Puschert's Annapolis home, you'd pay them no mind. Puschert stands before the scraps like a pilgrim in the presence of a reliquary. 'There they are', he says, dialing back his boisterous voice to a murmur.
For rock-and-roll devotees, the scraps do, indeed, have near-religious significance - they were cut from a jacket and pants that clothed Elvis Presley.
'Elvis On Tour 1970 Volume 2
' hardcover book is a comprehensive review of the September tour of 1970 and Elvis' three day stint at the Houston Astrodome. With 170 pages, many new and unpublished photographs, and new fan stories. Important to note; this book is strictly limited to 500 copies.
In the summer of 1954, Elvis Presley released his first single. He had one problem: He couldn't play it. The aspiring 19-year-old singer was living with his parents at 462 Alabama Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. With rent at $50 a month, his family was too poor to afford a record player. So, as he often did, Elvis turned to his upstairs neighbours for help - Rabbi Alfred Fruchter and Jeannette Fruchter, his wife.
Barbra Streisand's new album, 'Partners
' will include a duet with Elvis, the CD features '12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists'. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs. View a video of Barbra Streisand telling the story
of how her virtual duet with Elvis Presley came to be and the magic they created in studio and of her meeting the King, in this exclusive clip. 'Because I met him a couple of times, it was very easy. It felt like our spirits were kind of touching'. : Barbra Streisand. Listen
Here is something you will not believe what you are hearing as you view what is in itself quite an interesting TV program. But for an Elvis fan it is mesmerising !!!It is an episode of 'Streets of San Francisco' episode (Season 3; Episode 3) guest starring Bill Bixby
(remember him from the movies Clambake and Speedway?). It first aired in the US on 26 September 1974, called 'Target : Red'. This particular episode was written by Rick Husky, who met Elvis in the early sixties. But here’s the weird thing: Bill Bixby is playing a hitman called Jerry Schilling
, there is also a character called General Red West
, an FBI agent called Vernon Presley
and 2 sidekicks called Sonny
Forty-five years ago, only eleven days after astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous 'one small step' on the moon, Elvis Presley took his own giant leap.
On that July 31st night in 1969, the singer stepped onto the stage of the International Hotel in Las Vegas and firmly reestablished himself as one of the world’s most dynamic performers. To commemorate the anniversary, Sony’s Follow That Dream (FTD) collectors label
for Elvis fans recently released on CD The Return To Vegas
, the earliest known recording from this concert series.
It seems the very public 'negotiations' between EPE and the owners of the 'Lisa Marie' (OKC Partnership) continues with the Memphis based company apparently putting both planes up for sale. However the jets namesake, Lisa Marie Presley has responded to fans saying they 'are not for sale', so it seems the dysfunctional maneuvering between the two parties continues.
EPE are trying to obtain a better, more affordable lease agreement, but the negotiations are not for the faint hearted with EPE seemingly playing hard-ball telling the owners to remove the planes (or, we assume, agree to terms) and the planes owners playing on the sympathies of Elvis fans ...
Ginger Alden's book, 'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
' has been released. The following is from the publisher ... 'For over three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story, and while a lot has been written about the King, the Elvis we meet in this long-anticipated memoir is a revelation'. 'In her own words Ginger details their whirlwind romance - from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. She details his exploration of Eastern religions, his perception of being a 'legend', his devotion to family and friends, and her attempt to know the insular group surrounding Elvis. And for the very first time she talks about the devastating end of it all, and the 50,000 mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short, yet immortal, life'.
View an all star tribute to Elvis Presley. 'We Remember The King', Johnny Cash
singing lead vocal and backed by Roy Orbison
, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Carl Perkins
. (Not a bad group hey!! From the 1986 reunion 'Class Of '55'. The 'Class Of '55' was a CD release in 1986
, however it was also filmed by Dick Clark and broadcast on US TV in 1989, the album billed as a 'Rock 'N' Roll Homecoming' also remembered Elvis in other songs, but stands in its own right as a classic album full of solid performances.
Review of the 'That's The Way It Is' 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set by David Tinson.
Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events. Updated
We have now 3 Elvis Presley Calendars and a Diary for 2015 for pre-order
. Dream Calendar A3 2015. Elvis Presley Danilo Calendar A3 2015. Danilo Slimline Calendar 2015 Elvis Presley Danilo Diary 2015.
Following our redevelopment of elvis.com.au we are delighted to announce the launch of our new online shop. This new shop is designed to be ultra user friendly, and importantly easy to checkout. But there is so much more!!! Here are the highlights of what the store offers you in functionality.
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.