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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
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
, 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'.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Housed in a stunning slipcase are two Australian albums, 'Rock 'N' On' Volume 1 and Volume 2. In the late 1980's these albums were released on CD, but the sound quality was not great, and they did not have the original artwork. These CD's are very hard to find now.
Now, for the very first time, both Volume 1 and Volume 2 are released in a6-panel digipack with the original artwork from the original vinyl releases! And.....each Volume contains lots of hard to find outtakes and alternate versions! A superb collection for every Elvis fan.
The best way to spend the dark and cold winter days is with this 'Intimate Elvis' CD release. Housed in a beautiful 6 panel digipack, this release contains 18 hard to find outtakes of some of Elvis' best and most intimate recordings.
'Nothing stood out about Elvis', Harris said. 'There wasn't no-one more surprised than me when he did what he did. Elvis was no different from any of the rest of us, back then. We'd go swimming together in the creek, just hang out, like kids do. There wasn't a lot to do, growing up in Tupelo. The young Elvis was not the extrovert and flamboyant Vegas showman he would later become. On a previous trip to Memphis I'd learned that as a teenager he was so shy that he had to be coaxed to sing on stage at an end-of-term high school concert. Within two to three years he was the most famous person in the world, and wealthy in a way that would be unimaginable to the country boy from Mississippi.
In April 1957, Sepia magazine, a white-owned sensationalist monthly for black readers, took up a discussion, 'How Negroes Feel About Elvis', as controversial then as it is today: the case of a white kid - Elvis Presley - who adopted black music and became the most successful artist of his time. When the 'establishment' accused Elvis Presley of being vulgar, of being deliberately sexual, they did not mean this. This was the cover for what was really meant, what was really feared
, and that was that Elvis would lead to equal rights and racial integration
. And not just Elvis any white person singing rock 'n' roll. Carl Perkins was warned to not do his show. Elvis was simply the number one guy and therefore got the most attention. Here is our definitive response to this nonsense. Read more
famously said that without Elvis Presley there'd have been no Beatles. Less well known is that the King was still impacting the group in t he 21st century. It seems Paul McCartney
was listening, and closely, when a Junkie XL remix of Elvis Presley's 'A Little Less Conversation' topped the charts in nine different countries back in 2002. 'I'd been getting a little bit jealous', McCartney tells Steven Van Zandt. 'I was seeing remixes of, like, Elvis' things coming out - and I was thinking: 'That sounds good, man'. You know, it's still Elvis, but they've put a new beat behind it. I thought: 'I kind of like that'.
RCM Touring announces that there will now be only two 'Elvis Live' Concerts in Australia, not the original three, and new dates have been announced for the existing shows, meaning one has been canceled and two have been moved to different dates. The new dates are Melbourne August 4
, Sydney August 10
. Ticket holder have been contacted notifying them of the changes. Tickets on sale now
View the TV Commercial for the Sony Music deluxe version of 'Elvis Presley: Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD
. This release brings together Elvis Presley's best-loved performances from 'Elvis' Christmas Album
' (1957) and 'Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas
' (1971) re-imagined with sublime and exquisite new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Thirty years after his death Roy Orbison fans will be able to see him back during a tour in 2018. A hologram show will be featured in a series of arena concerts in the UK and Australia. Roy will be supported by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in the UK, and hits such as 'Pretty Woman', 'You Got It', 'Crying' and 'Only The Lonely' are part of the show. If you have been wondering what Elvis would be like in hologram form, then take the opportunity to see Roy Orbison in concert in 2018 and you will have a pretty good idea
. Special Pre-sale Australia!
View the excellent video trailer for the just released by Follow That Dream (FTD) is the new book with CD containing unreleased tracks, 'Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash' (BOOK + CD). This is a Hardcover, large-format book with 450 pages that offer detailed coverage of Elvis' life and career between the autumn of 1970 and the first weeks of 1971 and features several hundred photographs, many of them candid and previously unpublished, rare documents, reports from the time, and new and exclusive interviews. And also included is a bonus CD that offers unreleased versions of studio-tracks from June 1970 and a remastered recording of Elvis' concert in Portland, Oregon on November 11, 1970. The product of a two-year-long collaboration between David English, Pål Granlund and Paul Richardson, Taking Care Of Business - In A Flash offers readers a detailed chronicle of Elvis Presley's personal life and public career between the autumn of 1970 and the early weeks of 1971. Just one view of the video 'trailer' for this book and you will know you want this book! Also now full details on the CD.
have completed the work updating The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977
' book and it will go to the printers after Elvis: 'Return of the Dragon
'. JAT found some newer images and documents and art boards for the revised second volume. To e released February/March 2018.
For release by Vee-Tone Records is 'My Baby Left Me' / 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky
' (High Fidelity stereo). This special collector's edition electronically reproduced stereo 7" single (only 500 copies), comes in two fantastic coloured vinyl options (250 x red vinyl and 250 x purple vinyl). A refreshingly new take on mono to stereo conversion. Both tracks are taken from the forthcoming album titled 'Elvis Presley - The 50's In Stereo' (mono to stereo re-visited). For best results play this killer double-sider very loud!!!
Singer, 'Morrissey' is currently opening his concerts with a memorable - and faithful - run through the Elvis Presley nugget 'You'll Be Gone'. Morrissey's version shook with swagger, in a fashion that surely would've pleased the King of Rock and Roll. He has performed the song in concert since 2015. And isn't is so cool he has chosen this song and the one that Elvis had a genuine writing credit on (Red West / Elvis Presley / Charlie Hodge).
Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey, rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Smiths. The Smiths recorded 'His Latest Flame
', Elvis' 1961 hit. His father was an Elvis-fan and one of Morrisseys friends is Nancy Sinatra
. There are several live versions, we have picked the one with the best sound quality.
The Audionics label is proud to come up with a new, comprehensive 10 CD project, dedicated to Elvis' legendary Las Vegas Summer '74 season. It is called 'The King Strikes Back!' and for the first time ever, all rehearsal and live soundboard recordings are presented in best possible sound quality and in one box!
For some of these recordings, we have used audio tapes (master cassettes) as a source, rather than existing CD releases. We have spent dozens of hours in studio, to restore and enhance them. As usual, every recording was treated individually and restored from scratch, using today's advanced technology to achieve the best possible sound quality for your optimal listening pleasure.
Bruce Jackson was an Australian audio legend and his star-studded live mixing credits have include such names as Elvis Presley (1971-1977), Bruce Springsteen (1978-1988), Barbra Streisand, Dianna Ross, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and the Faces, Barry White, Jefferson Airplane, Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Jackson 5, Cat Stevens, Art Garfunkel and Lou Reid ... just to name a few.
Following is an excerpt from an interview
with Bruce Jackson by Shawn Poole. (Tragically, just a day after this interview was concluded, Bruce Jackson was killed when the single-engine plane that he loved to pilot crashed during a solo evening flight near Death Valley National Park). From Backstreets Magazine
. Backstreets magazine has been covering the music of Bruce Springsteen and for more than 30 years.
Sony Music will release the deluxe version of 'Elvis Presley: Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' on CD and LP Record on November 24
. 'Elvis Presley: Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' brings together Elvis Presley's best-loved performances from 'Elvis' Christmas Album' (1957) and 'Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas' (1971) re-imagined with sublime and exquisite new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
CMT is back with an incredible release, 'Love Letters From Elvis - Spliced Takes Special'. The CD including 14 'spliced' tracks from the 1970 recordings, including all tracks from the original album plus three bonus tracks. Fans of the series know what to expect, and this release is among their best yet! Some songs don't have complete outtakes and the team managed to present an album with full versions only! Rare snippets and rehearsals were used and it works like magic!
'The EPE Catalog
' is a new book In The Gold Standard Series. The publisher is Erik Lorentzen
. The author is Bob Pakes, the guy who knows everything about what was going on regarding Elvis' merchandise in the fifties. Almost 400 pages with some sensational photos.
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.
As part of its Classic Album Movie Soundtrack
series, Follow That Dream
(FTD) is pleased to announce the release of the original soundtrack album for Kissin' Cousins
. It features unreleased outtakes
, rarities and an informative illustrated 16-page booklet with rare memorabilia, movie trivia and photos. Due to the small amount of existing outtakes (as Elvis didn't record with the band) it includes instrumental masters recorded at the RCA Studio in Nashville that show the great musicianship of the players.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) is pleased to announce the release of the legendary 'Bicentennial Show
' recorded live via soundboard
at Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma July 4, 1976 at 2:30 PM. Disc 2 contains a concert recorded live at Duluth Arena, Duluth, Minnesota October 16, 1976 (With extra tracks from Dane County Coliseum, October 19, 1976). This a 2-CD 5" digipack release.
Elvis: Night & Day in Nashville is a new CD release in the 'Bootleg Series' and a sampler of material recorded by The King in Nashville from '56 to '66. A total of 22 tracks, including 20 alternate recordings and original mixes (15 previously unreleased by Elvis' record company). It's a great new album, with (almost) only complete takes, and this time no studio banter or false starts (as they are available through other releases from the Elvis One label).