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Elvis Australia www.elvis.com.au has the latest Elvis Presley news, reviews, articles and interviews. 'Something for everybody', we have an Elvis SongDataBase, Elvis Presley biography, Elvis videos, Elvis photos. Available via our online Shop we have a huge selection of CDs, FTD Collectors Label CDs, DVDs, books and memorabilia. www.elvis.com.au has been online and 100% dedicated to Elvis Presley since 1996.

Minnie Mae Presley | Elvis' paternal grandmother

Minnie Mae Presley was Elvis Presley's paternal grandmother, whom he affectionately called 'Dodger'. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. His family tree traces both east and west of the All America City. His parents came from the the two counties that surround Lee County: His mother's family is from Pontotoc County, which is to the west of Lee County, and his father's family is from Itawamba County, which to to the east.

Elvis Presley | The story behind the last photo taken | August 16, 1977

This last photo of Elvis Presley was taken shortly after midnight at 12:28 AM on August 16, 1977. Elvis was returning to Graceland in his Stutz Blackhawk after a late night visit to his Dentist Dr. Lester Hoffman.

Elvis, Ginger and Lisa Marie Presley | Graceland | August 12, 1977

Elvis, Ginger Alden and Lisa Marie driving through the Graceland gates on August 12, 1977Elvis was unable to get a copy of the film 'Star Wars' to view with his daughter Lisa Marie, so they watched the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' instead. (Star Wars was released to theaters in the US on May 25, 1977) As they came home, Lisa was siting on Ginger Alden's lap, holding her bag of popcorn from the theater. The photo below, snapped just four days before his death is the last ever taken with his daughter Lisa Marie.

Elvis Presley | Live In Concert | International Hotel, Las Vegas | July 31, 1969

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley | Live In Concert | International Hotel, Las Vegas | July 31, 1969.

Interview with Elvis Presley | The 1969 Press Conference | August 1, 1969

Interview with Elvis Presley - The 1969 Press Conference - August 1, 1969.

Elvis Now In Person 1969 Hardcover Book

'Elvis Now In Person 1969' contains 400-pages packed with rare and unseen shots taken during the period of July 31 and August 28, 1969. It includes amazing photographs from the construction of the International Hotel, the famous press conference and the shows themselves. Published by Erik Lorentzen.

Elvis Presley's Las Vegas Contract Agreement

View Elvis Presley's Las Vegas contract agreement, August 4, 1969.

Review | Moody Blue 2 CD Set from FTD

There's a great moment on CD-2 of the new FTD 'Moody Blue' release - two fabulous rehearsals of the funky 'Way Down' start the disc - with Elvis and his band joking amid jamming and a throbbing bass guitar. Take 1 is reminiscent in feel to the funky jam intro to, 'I Got A Feeling In My Body' (Elvis At Stax 3-CD). After the first breakdown, Elvis say's: 'When Briggs fingers start bleeding' see, we know we've got it!' Ronnie Tutt's thumping drums herald take 2A, followed by David Briggs electric piano, and Norbert Putnam's supercool bass - fabulous! Again Ernst Jorgensen and the Follow That Dream team deserve credit for this magnum opus - 'Moody Blue' is the sound of the mature Elvis. Most highly recommended.

Released | Elvis: From Georgia To Florida 2 CD Soundboard Concert

FTD have released 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida' a 2 CD soundboard concert set in 5" digipack featuring Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and Lakeland on April 27, 1975.

Elvis: Duets And Harmonies CD

Over the years there were many duets released with Elvis, during his life, but even more, after his death, many 'Stars' wanted to do a song with 'The King'. CMT is proud to present, 'Elvis: Duets And Harmonies' CD, this incredible release, which has original duets, rare 'harmony' versions and some newly made duets not released on any CD! Duets include: Lisa Marie Presley, Connie Francis, Ray Charles, Cliff Richard, Anita Wood, Dale Watson, Kitty White, Charlie Hodge, Michael Buble, Nancy Sinatra, Ann Margret, J.D. Sumner, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton, Helene Fischer, Jerry Reed, Celine Dion, Shaun Nielsen, The Gatlin Brothers and Glen Cambell!

Elvis: 'Out In Hollywood' Volume 2 CD

We all remember the 'good old days' when FTD released their first releases like 'The Jungle Room Sessions', 'Fame and Fortune' and 'Out In Hollywood'. Those CDs were in our players for weeks, due to all the unreleased stuff, great sound quality and last but not least the fact there were a lot of complete outtakes never heard before. After a while, although the releases were still fantastic, we got more and more CDs with lots of outtakes from the same songs, great for collecting, but listening pleasure was a bit less fun... Time for some action!

Elvis: Las Vegas '56 | Elvis' First Las Vegas Season Hardcover Book

Elvis: Las Vegas '56 | Elvis' First Las Vegas Season Hardcover Book. Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut on April 23, 1956. He performs in the Venus Room at the Frontier Hotel. Elvis Presley is in the forefront of the Freddie Martin Orchestra and the comedian Shecky Greene. He is booked for two weeks. Thirteen years later he makes a successful comeback in Las Vegas with hundreds of sold-out concerts. The title of the book is' Las Vegas' 56 '. Published by Erik Lorentzen. Weight | 3 kg / 6.6 pounds.

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Elvis Presley movie starring Tom Hanks to be filmed in Australia

Hollywood legend Tom Hanks will star in a new Baz Luhrmann movie about the life of Elvis Presley to be filmed on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The dual-Oscar winner will play Presley's lifelong manager Colonel Tom Parker, but who'll play The King of rock 'n' roll is yet to be revealed.

Elvis Presley and Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John saw Elvis in concert at least twice but just missed out on meeting the King of rock 'n roll. Olivia: 'I was really excited to be invited to see the King at the Hilton in Las Vegas. It was a celebrity-packed row, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber sitting next to me on either side. After the show, I went backstage to meet him and got another big surprise. Doris Day was there, too - I've always adored her. Doris was warm and welcoming, but sadly I never met Elvis up close and personal. His road manager said there was an emergency and Elvis had to leave the building, Literally!'

Elvis Presley | Wink Martindale's 'Dance Party' | June 16, 1956

Elvis Presley Photos Elvis Presley | Wink Martindale's 'Dance Party' | June 16, 1956.

Review | Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of the 'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley 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 DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
  • The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
MRS has ingeniously coordinated licensed, professionally shot black and white newsreel footage (taken at the afternoon September 1956 Tupelo homecoming concert) with the amateur recording made of the concert (which has previously appeared on the Elvis Presley Golden Celebration LP/CD box sets) and it blows you away! Not because of the quality of the footage and audio, but because of the combination! You will hardly believe your eyes and ears!

Interview with singer-songwriter Mac Davis

The first time I saw Elvis in person I knew he was special. Number one he was the prettiest man you ever saw in your life. He was really beyond handsome. There was something electric about him. Coming along when he did, moving the way he did, jumping around the way he did plus the fact that every woman was totally mesmerized by him. And if they said they weren't they were lying. Everything came to standstill when you saw Elvis. This was when he was 19 and again when he was 30. I saw him at both instances and there was the same reaction both times. You couldn't have wiped the smiles off their faces with a hand grenade. It was unbelievable every time he performed. He was just a great looking guy and he was very confident.

Review | A Minnesota Moment FTD CD

Well FTD has indeed well represented this tour and typically deliberately 'cut out' any solo performance by Elvis' backup singers! The Bonus tracks make the 76 minute running time more generous than has been the case in the past and Elvis looks and sounds as if he's enjoying himself.

Elvis' 1974 Easter Television Special

The following article was first published in the U.K. based ‘Elvis Monthly' magazine in 1974, written by Wayne Stierle. The annoyance is the single sleeve which proclaims an 'Easter Television Special From Elvis'. The fact is most fans are eagerly awaiting it, and why not? (Unless Elvis decided to convert his millions of non-religious fans and fans of other beliefs to his way of worshiping it'll be great. If he pulls off a religious trip, well, it'll be interesting to see how the country responds to it). But, no such thing, folks, and here we go on a binge of phone calls to find out what's happening, or not happening. Come on along!

Complete Elvis Presley August 1969 Live Recordings Boxset from Sony Music

Sony Music will release a Complete August 1969 Elvis Presley Live Recordings Boxset this year.

Elvis Sings Harmony CD

Elvis' love for singing harmony has its roots in his love for gospel choirs. It is absolutely common and even necessary to be able to sing harmony when you do gospel songs unless you are always on lead vocals. From the very early stages of his career the 'King' never really needed to do any harmony part.

Elvis: From Georgia To Florida 2 CD Soundboard Concert from FTD

FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: From Georgia To Florida'. Released as a 5" digipack, this 2-CD set set features Elvis in great form from his shows at the Coliseum in Macon on April 24, 1975 and Lakeland (afternoon show) on April 27, 1975.

Help Me Make It Through The Night / Elvis Rocks in 1975 CD Set

A new 4 CD-set coming out in May is 'Elvis Rocks in 1975'.

Review | Live In Vegas August 26, 1969 Dinner Show FTD CD

If you believe some fans, surely we've already heard enough 1969 Las Vegas concerts. Now that Live In Vegas: August 26, 1969 Dinner Show is available from FTD, let's take a closer look at their claims.

Harmonic Convergence | The Beatles meet Elvis Presley

For almost as long as there's been rock 'n' roll, Los Angeles has been a city at the center of its history and mythology, a town in which legends are made, burned, rebuilt, merchandised, forgotten. The city has had its fair share of native rock talent, and has been the adopted home of many more singular rockin'’ careers, but perhaps the greatest of L.A.'s rock 'n' roll tête-à-têtes occurred on a still summer night in 1965, high up in the rarefied climes of Bel Air. There, in a splendid home on Perugia Way, Elvis met the Beatles.

Record Store Day | Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Aug 23, 1969

Sony will release the double LP, 'Live at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV August 23, 1969' for 'Record Store Day'. Following his triumphant comeback special for NBC at the end of 1968, Elvis Presley made a highly-publicized return to live performance in 1969, booking an exclusive engagement at The International Hotel in Las Vegas. Live In Las Vegas 1969 showcases this incredible, important phase in Elvis' career with a previously unreleased set from the first of many engagements at The International Hotel.

Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set from FTD

From Follow That Dream the ultimate Elvis: The Fun In Acapulco Sessions (3-CD) Deluxe Set includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation.

Review | He Touched Me FTD Special Edition 2 CD

Unlike Elvis' first two religious albums, His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art, his third and last one, He Touched Me, was a mix of traditional gospel and more contemporary Christian music. Recorded in Nashville in March, May and June 1971, the recently released FTD treatment of the album opens the door to RCA's Studio B to let us experience these recording sessions first hand. It makes for a fascinating visit.

Interview with Donna Butterworth (Elvis' co-star 'Paradise Hawaiian Style)

Interview with Donna Butterworth who played Jan Kohana in Paradise Hawaiian Style. Donna also appeared in the 1965 film 'The Family Jewels' with Jerry Lewis and received Golden Globe nomination for her role.
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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of 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. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.