Tony Prince announces Elvis Presley's death on Radio Luxembourg

By: Elvis Australia
May 26, 2009

Elvis Presley & Tony Prince
Elvis Presley & Tony Prince
Radio Luxembourg was the first radio station in Europe to announce Elvis Presley's death. Tony Prince was the first European DJ to play Elvis Presley songs non-stop, upon hearing about the singer's death in the late hours of August 16. This recording starts at 10.41pm and you get to hear the last few songs of Mark Wesley doing a chart rundown.

The first sign that anything has happened comes at 10.52pm when Wesley tells listeners to stand by for an important announcement. At 11pm Mark Wesley reads the news and announces Elvis' death, and then it's the Tony Prince show. Prince, close to tears at times, devotes his entire show to Elvis, finishing at 3.45am. Unfortunately, this recording only captures the first hour.

Radio Luxembourg, 16th August 1977, 10.41-11.57pm

We edit for you straight to the news announcement (So time, cut to 46min.)

Elvis Presley MP3 Audio Tony Prince announces Elvis Presley's death on Radio Luxembourg (46:52)

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