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Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment.
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Elvis Presley Limited Edition Turntables 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs

Just released are three (3) Elvis Presley Limited Edition record players / turntables in 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs from Ricatech. Each player features a unique period design with a 3 speed turntable (33-45-78 RPM), Speed & Tone control, Auto return tone arm with Audio Technica needle and much more.
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Interview with Sandi Pichon

WMHS TV-13 from Murray High School interviews Sandi Pichon at Marlowe's Restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee. Sandi met Elvis Presley on several occasions and student Aileen O'Brien talks with Sandi about her experiences. In 1956, Sandi Pichon was a bored 11-year-old girl sweating out summer living in Memphis, Tenn., when she got the idea to knock on rising star Elvis Presley's back door. Such was the beginning of her years-long friendship with one of the most famous entertainers of all time. Don't miss viewing this!

Tom Jones to write book

Sir Tom Jones is reportedly set to lift the lid on his lengthy career by writing a tell-all book. The Welsh singer, who performed at this year's AFL grand final, has signed a lucrative deal with a UK publishing house, according to Britains Mail on Sunday publication. According to the report, Jones will reveal all about his friendships with stars including Elvis and Frank Sinatra. The book is reportedly set for release next year.
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Elvis’ Christmas Album' (Camden 1970) 180 gram Vinyl

Just re-issued the classic album 'Elvis’ Christmas Album' (Camden 1970) on 180 gram Vinyl.
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Ultimate Elvis : Huge / Deluxe 3 Book Set : Bigger than expected

The huge 3 volume release 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' will now be will now be BIGGER and have more pages than expected. Initially each of the three volumes was set at 4 to 500 pages (per book), but now the total has already reached 1700 pages. The set, due to be released at the end of October - is already sold-out - meaning what we have on order is all we can get. So if you have not yet ordered one yet, do so!! This massive set is individually numbered and in a beautiful slipcase. It is LIMITED to only 2000 copies and only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files', the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen. 6 page preview.
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Elvis Presley Arrest Warrant

This is a genuine document. A 1974 arrest warrant issued to Elvis Presley by the city of Los Angeles. The warrant stemmed from a failure by Elvis to appear in court regarding his vehicle being parked in a red no parking zone at the Los Angeles International Airport. The original citation was issued December 18, 1974. Elvis' bail was set at $20. The warrant is accompanied by a typed note from Mary Sholty at the office of Elvis Presley's attorneys, Hookstratten & Irwin. That note is dated July 30, 1975, and reads in part, 'We were able to reduce the bail from $20.00 to $5.00 – so it's been taken care of… '. Additionally below the image is a certificate of authenticity from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Graceland.
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Barbra Streisand in top form in star-studded duets album

Great voices don't always make beautiful music together - because collaborations don't just require exceptional pipes, they also demand vocal harmony and good chemistry. So, does 'Love Me Tender', Barbra Streisand's duet with Elvis Presley, make the grade? We're happy to note that the song is one of the best tracks in the 72-year-old diva's 34th studio album, 'Partners'.

Blue Hawaii co-star Darlene Tompkins talks about Elvis Presley

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.
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Nancy Graff talks about when she met Elvis in December of 1971

Nancy Graff talks about when she met Elvis in December of 1971.
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The King and I (with a Saxophone)

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.
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Elvis On Tour 1970 Vol. 2 Hardcover Book

'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.
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Elvis and his Jewish neighbours

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.
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Barbra Streisand on singing 'Love Me Tender' with Elvis : 'Our spirits were touching'

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. Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Listen.
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Elvis Presley 'Stars' in the 'Streets of San Francisco'

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 SonnyLamar.
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Review : The Return To Vegas 1969 Soundboard Concert CD from FTD

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.
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'Negotiations' over the 'Lisa Marie' continue ...

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 ...
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'Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Last Love Finally Tells Her Story' : Released

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'.
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Video : We Remember The King (Johnny Cash / Class Of '55)

View an all star tribute to Elvis Presley. 'We Remember The King', Johnny Cash singing lead vocal and backed by Roy OrbisonJerry 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.
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Review : That's The Way It Is 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set

Review of the 'That's The Way It Is' 8 CD + 2 DVD Box Set by David Tinson.

Elvis Presley And The Events Of 1977

Elvis Presley & the event of 1977. A detailed look at the years events. Updated.
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Elvis Presley Calendars and Diary for 2015

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.
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For Elvis Fans Only : Elvis Presley Shop : Re:Version

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.
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Review : Love Me Tender 2-CD 7" FTD classic soundtrack

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.

Video : Lowell Hays : Elvis' Jeweller Remembers The King

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.

Priscilla responds to new song 'Priscilla'

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.

Penalty killer TIM KRUL wears Elvis

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).
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Ron Olson, a Memphis DJ getting Elvis' autograph when he was 10 years old

Ron Olson, a Memphis DJ tells the story of how he was able to get Elvis' autograph at Graceland.

60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Celebration in Memphis

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.
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Annette Day : Elvis Presleys Co-Star in Double Trouble

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?'.
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Hardball negotiations over the 'Lisa Marie'

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.
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Nancy Bramlett remembers Elvis Presley

Nancy Bramlett knew Elvis through her husband John Bramlett and spent time at Graceland.

Priscilla Presley responds to fans complaints about removal of the 'Lisa Marie'

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'.
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Graceland tells Lisa Marie to get lost

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.
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Mindy Campbell 'Aloha' flight attendant remembers Elvis 1973

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.

Elvis on the TTWII-box: remixed from scratch

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:

Priscilla with Elvis, 2014

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.

New Graceland Hotel Approved

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 mansion.

Watch a video of Dixie Locke Emmons talking about Elvis Presley

Watch a video of Dixie Locke Emmons talking about Elvis.

Review : Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis 4 LP Vinyl Set

'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...

Review : Elvis : Hot August Night : August 25, 1969 : Midnight Show

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 [7] 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.

New Video from Super 8 : Elvis Presley : November 9, 1971

From a fan filmed super 8 reel, we have a previously unseen clip of Elvis on stage, November 9, 1971.
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Elvis Presley & Bill 'superfoot' Wallace

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.

Broadway Show about Priscilla

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.
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Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III Returns Home to Graceland

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!
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Review : Destination USA FTD 2 CD

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 ...

Renewed interest in 40 year old concert

'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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Elvis Australia Re: Version

Unless this is your first visit today, you will have already noticed we have a totally new website design. While we think you will agree it looks great, we can tell you that it is not just a pretty face. For sometime we have wanted to present to you some very important improvements, and in this we have something for everybody. First up we took the advice of those that have told us to 'de-clutter'. We hope you will agree that we have achieved this, however we have designed this change while still giving you easy and quick access to all the popular sections on our website(s) via the intelligent menu systems in the left column and/or at the top of the page, keeping everything just a click away.
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Prince William, Prince Harry Visit Graceland to Pay Tribute to Elvis

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.
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Baz Luhrmann to film Elvis Presley biography

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.
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