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The Comprehensive USA Artwork Guide to Elvis Presley Tapes (RCA Reel-To-Reel, 8-Track * Cassette) features a collection images of Elvis Presley albums released on tape from 1960-1977. This is the perfect companion to the best seller – The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977Included with this release will be a 2021 pocket calendar with an image found on inserts of several cassette releases.

Retail: $69.95 (plus S&H)

Preorders the Comprehensive USA Artwork Guide.

New Tunzi book taking preorders

COMING SOON BY JOE TUNZI

Joe and Grant discussed the Rockhurst auction which had many great Elvis items. To check them out and some of the prices fetched click the link below to take a look!

The west German town of Bad Nauheim announced on Thursday that it would unveil a bronze statue later this year to commemorate Elvis. He lived in the small town just north of Frankfurt while he was stationed in Germany as a soldier from October 1958 to March 1960. The statue was completed in October after two years of work and was scheduled to be unveiled in January. But the plan was scrapped because of the pandemic. It is now due to be revealed in August during the next European Elvis Festival, which takes place in the town. The town includes many markers and memorials to the late star, even a square named after him.

ELVIS Lottery Licensing Rights: The gaming company IGT has signed a multi-year agreement with Authentic Brands Group to develop and distribute Elvis-themed lottery games throughout the United States and Canada.
In addition to compelling instant tickets, innovative draw-based games, and engaging mobile and interactive games, IGT will develop turnkey second-chance promotions and exciting comprehensive experiences for lottery customers and their players.
ABG is the owner of the Elvis Presley brand.
“Elvis Presley is one of the most influential pop culture icons of the 20th century, and IGT is excited offer Elvis games to our customers and their players,” said Jay Gendron, IGT COO. “We are committed to bringing a robust, multi-channel and multi-jurisdictional program to the lottery community by extending this brand across all available platforms and territories.”
ABG added, “We’re very pleased to be partnering with IGT to create fun games for Elvis fans and lottery players alike. Elvis has a special way of continuing to delight fans and we’re excited to see how people react to this engaging and interactive format.”
Elvis’ legacy is stronger than ever in the 65 years since his global debut. With more than 15 million fans across social media and growing, the “King of Rock ‘N’ Roll” continues to inspire today’s most influential musicians, designers, entertainers, and social influencers and captivate audiences around the world.
(News, Source;P)

‘SOLD OUT vol 3’ DVD Out Now: The publicity notes, Volume 3 of the acclaimed ’Sold Out!’ DVD-series is out now, and it’s our best one yet!
We’ve been able to use top industry people to restore the footage, and the results are fantastic. Almost three hours of sensational footage from the key tours of the 70s, including tons of stunning close-ups.
The meticulous restoration process (30+ hours) has really brought this footage to life. Please remember though: nothing has been altered, and everything remains as originally recorded. We believe in preserving and respecting the history of these remarkable 8mm films, which give a fresh perspective on Elvis’ concerts in the seventies.
Volumes 1 and 2 of this series were quickly snapped up and are now completely ‘sold out’. So order your copy of Vol 3 NOW from your dealer.
These quality releases are bound to become true collectors’ items in the years to come. Ignore the copycats, the original is ALWAYS the best.
Pyramid brings you quality releases with a standard that is unmatched in the Elvis import world… If you want proof, then try our Volume 3 for size – It will transport you back to your favorite Elvis shows, and place you right in the audience. – You will love it!
ETMHM recently gave a fair review of Vol 1 noting, “It is manna from heaven for jumpsuit junkies. It’s far from perfect – with lots of it only being fragmented snatches of songs. The incomplete nature of the unedited content will bug all but diehard collectors but it certainly includes some of the best fan-shot footage these eyes have seen.” 
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Portraits ─ A Life In Photos’ New Book: OUT NOW:

Elvis Portraits ─ A Life In Photos’ New Book: OUT NOW:According to Elvis Files their new book is out now. A monster project by Erik Lorentzen, this should be a stunning and beautiful book from his sky-high digital photo collection.
Here you will see more than 400 beautiful publicity photos spread over approximately 400 pages, taken from 1953 to 1977. The best photo material from the greatest and most famous photographers such as: Alfred Wertheimer, William Speer, Sean Shaver, Virgil Apger aso. Elvis up-close and personal.
As usual with Erik, these photos come out best when printed on high-quality glossy paper. An average book by Lorentzen weighs about 3 kilos and measures 25×30 cm. The photos are almost all printed full page, resulting in a beautiful photo book.
From the flyer up below you can see that the photos are not commonplace and that makes this book a valuable copy that you must have in your collection. NOW is the time to create space on your bookshelf for this mammoth photo book. Only the best high-quality photos deserve a place in this book.

€115 (US$140) incl shipping – To order see Elvis Files website and see full size sample pages

Paul Belard’s latest photobook is another strong release. 

Paul Belard’s latest photobook is another strong release. Focusing on a month in 1956 when Elvis actually got to take vacation.
Starting on July 5, 1956 (the day after Elvis’ triumphant concert at Russwood Park in Memphis – this will be covered in another volume), the hundreds of photos (many candid shots) show a different side to Elvis than normally associated with books about Elvis during the height of Presleymania.

.. July 1956, Elvis days off were spent deep sea fishing and relaxing before Elvis returned to Memphis on the 20th, where photographer, Lloyd Shearer, was on hand to take a slew of photos of Elvis around the city. At the end of the month Elvis returned to Biloxi…. 

The images are nicely complemented by a diverse and fascinating collection of archival materials.


Go here to read EIN’s detailed review from Nigel Patterson

Elvis live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This cd contains 29 tracks – great audience recordings from February 1970, including the February 21, midnight show. Other recordings are ‘See See Rider’ from the February 5, dinner show, ‘Suspicious Minds’ with reprise from the February 20, midnight show, the one-liner ‘When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano’ from the February 21, dinner show, + more great recordings!
The February 21, midnight show was first released on the album ‘Let It Be Me’ released in 2006, but now you can hear this show in a better sound. The show is really good with a very good setlist with a dynamic version of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and great renditions of ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ and other songs. Feel like you were in the audience to see the greatest singer of all time… Elvis on stage during his early Las Vegas shows was full of energy and at his best vocally and physically. As Robert Hilburn noted in his LA Times review of Presley’s 1970 winter season in Las Vegas, “Elvis … has done what once seemed impossible. He has become king on his own terms.”
Limited edition release with an 8 pages booklet with photos and more information about these recordings.

Tracklist

1. Opening Vamp
2. All Shook Up
3. I Got A Woman
4. Long Tall Sally
5. Monologue
6. Don’t Cry Daddy
7. Monologue
8. Hound Dog
9. Love Me Tender
10. Kentucky Rain (Incomplete)
11. Let It Be Me (Incomplete)
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
13. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
14. In The Ghetto
15. Sweet Caroline
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Celebrity Introductions
18. Suspicious Minds
19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. See See Rider
21. Kentucky Rain
22. Don’t Cry Daddy
23. Let It Be Me
24. In The Ghetto
25. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
26. Don’t Cry Daddy
27. Introduction Of Roy Orbison
28. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (One Line)
29. Suspicious Minds (With Reprise)

All tracks recorded live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, 1970.
Tracks 1-19: February 21, midnight show.
Tracks 21-23: February 3, dinner show.
Tracks 20, 24-26: February 5, dinner show.
Track 27: February 22, midnight show.
Track 28: February 21, dinner show.
Track 29: February 20, midnight show.Source:For CD Collectors Only

Elvis live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This cd contains 29 tracks – great audience recordings from February 1970, including the February 21, midnight show. Other recordings are ‘See See Rider’ from the February 5, dinner show, ‘Suspicious Minds’ with reprise from the February 20, midnight show, the one-liner ‘When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano’ from the February 21, dinner show, + more great recordings!
The February 21, midnight show was first released on the album ‘Let It Be Me’ released in 2006, but now you can hear this show in a better sound. The show is really good with a very good setlist with a dynamic version of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and great renditions of ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ and other songs. Feel like you were in the audience to see the greatest singer of all time… Elvis on stage during his early Las Vegas shows was full of energy and at his best vocally and physically. As Robert Hilburn noted in his LA Times review of Presley’s 1970 winter season in Las Vegas, “Elvis … has done what once seemed impossible. He has become king on his own terms.”
Limited edition release with an 8 pages booklet with photos and more information about these recordings.

Tracklist

1. Opening Vamp
2. All Shook Up
3. I Got A Woman
4. Long Tall Sally
5. Monologue
6. Don’t Cry Daddy
7. Monologue
8. Hound Dog
9. Love Me Tender
10. Kentucky Rain (Incomplete)
11. Let It Be Me (Incomplete)
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
13. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
14. In The Ghetto
15. Sweet Caroline
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Celebrity Introductions
18. Suspicious Minds
19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. See See Rider
21. Kentucky Rain
22. Don’t Cry Daddy
23. Let It Be Me
24. In The Ghetto
25. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
26. Don’t Cry Daddy
27. Introduction Of Roy Orbison
28. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (One Line)
29. Suspicious Minds (With Reprise)

All tracks recorded live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, 1970.
Tracks 1-19: February 21, midnight show.
Tracks 21-23: February 3, dinner show.
Tracks 20, 24-26: February 5, dinner show.
Track 27: February 22, midnight show.
Track 28: February 21, dinner show.
Track 29: February 20, midnight show.Source:For CD Collectors Only

Elvis live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This cd contains 29 tracks – great audience recordings from February 1970, including the February 21, midnight show. Other recordings are ‘See See Rider’ from the February 5, dinner show, ‘Suspicious Minds’ with reprise from the February 20, midnight show, the one-liner ‘When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano’ from the February 21, dinner show, + more great recordings!
The February 21, midnight show was first released on the album ‘Let It Be Me’ released in 2006, but now you can hear this show in a better sound. The show is really good with a very good setlist with a dynamic version of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and great renditions of ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ and other songs. Feel like you were in the audience to see the greatest singer of all time… Elvis on stage during his early Las Vegas shows was full of energy and at his best vocally and physically. As Robert Hilburn noted in his LA Times review of Presley’s 1970 winter season in Las Vegas, “Elvis … has done what once seemed impossible. He has become king on his own terms.”
Limited edition release with an 8 pages booklet with photos and more information about these recordings.

Tracklist

1. Opening Vamp
2. All Shook Up
3. I Got A Woman
4. Long Tall Sally
5. Monologue
6. Don’t Cry Daddy
7. Monologue
8. Hound Dog
9. Love Me Tender
10. Kentucky Rain (Incomplete)
11. Let It Be Me (Incomplete)
12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
13. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
14. In The Ghetto
15. Sweet Caroline
16. Polk Salad Annie
17. Celebrity Introductions
18. Suspicious Minds
19. Can’t Help Falling In Love
20. See See Rider
21. Kentucky Rain
22. Don’t Cry Daddy
23. Let It Be Me
24. In The Ghetto
25. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
26. Don’t Cry Daddy
27. Introduction Of Roy Orbison
28. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (One Line)
29. Suspicious Minds (With Reprise)

All tracks recorded live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, 1970.
Tracks 1-19: February 21, midnight show.
Tracks 21-23: February 3, dinner show.
Tracks 20, 24-26: February 5, dinner show.
Track 27: February 22, midnight show.
Track 28: February 21, dinner show.
Track 29: February 20, midnight show.Source:For CD Collectors Only

ELVIS sings POLK SALAD ANNIE contains 18 recordings from February and August 1970, all recorded at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Including rehearsals and live recordings, like a soundboard recording from ‘Polk Salad Annie’ from the February 16, 1970 midnight show, five soundboard recordings from the February 19, 1970 dinner show and rehearsal recordings from August 4, 7 and 10, 1970. Almost all these recordings are official previously unreleased and some are hard to find nowadays. The rehearsal versions of ‘Polk Salad Annie’ from August 10, 1970 were edited and spliced for official release to just one version taken out explicit lyrics and ‘I’ve Lost You’ from this same rehearsal was only available on the album ‘Hang Loose’ from 1991 (30 years ago)… And a real big bonus is that all these recordings are presented here in the best possible sound… better than ever before… even the audience recordings on this album are a delight for your ears and never sounded better, like great live versions of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Crying Time’, ‘When The Snow Is On The Roses’ and ‘Sweet Inspiration’. A very nice limited edition release to enjoy!

Tracklist

1. Polk Salad Annie #1 February 16, 1970, Midnight Show
2. Buzzing Bees And Bacon (Monologue) February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
3. I Can’t Stop Loving You February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
4. Don’t Cry Daddy February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
5. Walk A Mile In My Shoes February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
6. Let It Be Me February 19, 1970, Dinner Show
7. Oh, Happy Day (Unedited) | August 7, 1970. Rehearsal
8. Monologue / Oh, Happy Day | August 7, 1970. Rehearsal
9. Polk Salad Annie #2 (Unedited) | August 10, 1970. Rehearsal
10. I’ve Lost You | August 10, 1970. Rehearsal
11. Polk Salad Annie #3 (Unedited) | August 10, 1970. Rehearsal
12. Bridge Over Troubled Water | August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
13. Johnny B. Goode / Happy Birthday To James Burton | August 21, 1970, Dinner Show
14. Crying Time (Part Only) | August 21, 1970, Midnight Show
15. Sweet Inspiration | August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
16. More (Part Only) | August 20, 1970, Midnight Show
17. When The Snow Is On The Roses | August 24, 1970 Midnight Show
18. Elvis Talks With The Sweet Inspirations

August 4, 1970. Rehearsal. Recorded at the International Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

All tracks recorded live in the Main Showroom at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada unless noted.

‘Don’t Cry Daddy’ New Import CD: Elvis live at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This cd contains 29 tracks – great audience recordings from February 1970, including the February 21, midnight show. Other recordings are ‘See See Rider’ from the Feb 5, dinner show, ‘Suspicious Minds’ with reprise from the Feb 20, midnight show, the one-liner ‘When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano’ from the February 21, dinner show, + more great recordings!
The February 21, midnight show was first released on the album ‘Let It Be Me’ released in 2006, but now you can hear this show in a better sound. The show is really good with a very good setlist with a dynamic version of ‘Long Tall Sally’ and great renditions of ‘Don’t Cry Daddy’, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ and other songs. Feel like you were in the audience to see the greatest singer of all time… Elvis on stage during his early Las Vegas shows was full of energy and at his best vocally and physically. As Robert Hilburn noted in his LA Times review of Presley’s 1970 winter season in Las Vegas, “Elvis … has done what once seemed impossible. He has become king on his own terms.”
Limited edition release with an 8 pages booklet with photos and more information about these recordings.
Go here to ‘All The CD News 2021’ for full tracklist
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

‘Elvis -The Alternate 1969 Recordings’ Import CD: A great collection of alternate recordings from Elvis’ legendary Memphis recording sessions at the American Sound Studio in 1969 + an alternate version of ‘Let Us Pray’ with unique backing vocals recorded for Universal’s movie ‘Change Of Habit’.
This cd features over 20 rare tracks officially unreleased + 4 bonus tracks taken from acetates. ELVIS – THE ALTERNATE 1969 RECORDINGS is a nice addition to ELVIS PRESLEY – AMERICAN SOUND 1969, a 5 disc set from Elvis’ official record company.
This cd contains the complete unedited take 5 of ‘True Love Travels On A Gravel Road’ with Elvis singing “Streets paved with fucking gold”, unedited takes of ‘Any Day Now’ and more… Some of the acetate recordings used for this album are badly damaged. We’ve included them as a special bonus. These acetate recordings are rare and very hard to find. Some of these recordings are previously unreleased on cd until now.
A limited edition of only 500 copies

Elvis The King of the Rings Volume 1 (Paul Belard): Hot on the heels ofElvis July 1956 July 5 to July 31 Memphis-Biloxi-New Orleans (EIN’s review will be published next week), prolific photo-journal publisher, Paul Belard will shortly release, Elvis King of the Rings Volume 1.The book description: Elvis liked expensive things: cars, motorcycles, clothes, and jewelry. His jewels befitted a king. He wore sumptuous pendants hung on heavy gold chains; huge lavish rings dripping of rubies, sapphires, lapis lazuli, and emeralds; bracelets of gold and precious gems. Like Elvis himself, they were at times dazzlingly tasteful and things of beauty, and at other times flashy, ostentatious, in your face.
The singer Robert Goulet described Elvis’ penchant for generosity: “I remember once we sat together backstage for two hours. And he was a charming, delightful man. And at one point I said, “That’s a beautiful ring you have there.” He said, “You like it?” I said, “It’s beautiful!” He took it off his hand and put it on mine. He gave me his ring.”
Elvis’ entourage had this line down pat: “Elvis, this ring is beautiful.” And Elvis would remove it from his finger and give it away. Was he taken advantage of? The answer is yes, as quite a few of the rings that show up at auctions were gifted to members of his coterie.
Elvis’ penchant to give things away is sometimes difficult to understand, even taking in the fact that Elvis was not materialistic. When he was in Las Vegas, he saw a doctor whose name was Elias Ghanem. Elvis lavished upon him a $32,000 Stutz car, a Mercedes, watches, rings, including the one he wore in Aloha from Hawaii. A list of the gifts to this individual comes to a staggering total more than fifty items. The value of the item was of no concern to Elvis. The horseshoe ring he wore in Aloha from Hawaii eventually sold at auction in 2017 for $204,800.

JAT PRODUCTIONS announce’s a New Book, focusing on Elvis Presley’s concert at Veteren’s Memorial Coliseum, September 9th 1970, in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be 50 Year’s in 2020 ! This publication will include over 100 Super Rare and Unpublished Photo’s from the show. These photo’s are exclusive to JAT . Also included with the book will be a compact disc of legendary producer Chips Moman’s last interview, also exclusive to JAT PRODUCTION’s. BONUS: 2020 ELVIS Throwback Pocket Calendar ! Order book: Only $69.95 US plus shipping Worldwide @ http://www.jatpublishing.com

To place your order, you may use the PayPal links below or send check or money order to: J.A.T. Publishing • P.O. Box 56372 • Chicago, IL 60656

In The Valley of the Sun 

Retail $69.95 (plus S&H)

(EER – we do not sell Elvis products but we can put you in touch with the sellers)

Elvis ‘A Star Is Born’ Contract: While most fans know about Barbra Streisand asking Elvis to appear in her movie ‘A Star Is Born’ it is a real surprise to know that the proposed agreement for his version is actually in the Graceland archives.
In a new ‘Inside The Archives’ video Angie Marchese brings out the contract in a black folder.
Included in the contract was $1000 per week expenses for Elvis and First Class transportation to all locations. Also she notes, “Elvis would be entitled to first position credit and 100 per cent of the title above the title.”
It’s pretty detailed! Goes into marketing as well as producing and photography and everything that goes along with making an Elvis movie.”
In the end Elvis never made another movie but continued touring throughout 1976 and some of the following year.
Go here to the YouTube video – runs 3 minutes 
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Presley’s samurai sword found hidden in Graceland drawer: WATCH the story behind it

ELVIS PRESLEY’s samurai sword, gifted to him by a Japanese soldier, was discovered hidden in a Graceland drawer.

Back in 1982, five years after Elvis Presley died, Graceland was opened as a museum for the first time. When preparing the house for public viewing, the archives team found that most of the drawers were empty but in a few The King had left behind some real treasures. One particular highlight was a samurai sword discovered in a drawer of the Living Room.


The Graceland team had no idea how it got there until Dick Grob, Elvis’ Head of Security from 1967-1977, told the story behind it.

Appearing on the Gates of Graceland web series, he said the incident took place in late 1976 or early 1977, in the last year of The King’s life.

Elvis was upstairs and was already in his pyjamas as was getting ready to go to bed.

Dick said how he got a call from his security team member Harold Lloyd on the gates, saying there was a guy in uniform who wanted to see the Head of Security.

Dick thought it would be one of his police officer friends but it turned out to be an elderly Japanese veteran in his military uniform and carrying a samurai sword.

Struggling with his English, the soldier said: “I brought this to give to Mr Presley.

“I was an officer in the Japanese military during World War II and I want to apologise to you and to Mr Presley for us fighting you guys. I’m really sorry about that.

“Because Mr Presley studied karate and learned from Mr Ed Parker, who was a champion in Japan, I want to give this to Mr Presley as a token of my appreciation.”

Touched by this, Dick went up to the house to see if Elvis was available.

But The King didn’t want to have to get dressed to go down there as he was about to go to sleep.

So Dick went back down to Graceland’s gates and told the Japanese veteran, saying Elvis appreciated this but was already in his pyjamas.

So as a courtesy the Head of Security took the soldier around on one of the golf carts to show him the grounds, while the Japanese man left Dick with the samurai sword to give to Elvis later.

Later on, Elvis came downstairs to Graceland’s kitchen where Dick was sitting with the sword.

The King asked if the Japanese soldier was still around and when he saw the sword took it out and started swinging it wildly around the room.

Dick shouted: “Elvis! You’re dangerous with that!”

The Head of Security says he then jokingly pulled his gun out on The King and said: “If you don’t put the damn thing down I’m gonna shoot!”

So Elvis walked on into the Living Room and put the samurai sword in the drawer where it’s believed to have been left undisturbed until it was discovered by the Graceland team around 1982.

Another hidden highlight in the drawers of Graceland is found by the kitchen.

Inside is a 1993 phone book that was owned by Elvis’ Aunt Delta who lived at Graceland until she died that year, even though it was open to tours. This meant her bedroom and the kitchen wasn’t accessible to the public yet.

But also inside that drawer is childhood graffiti by Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie. It reads, “Lisa’s home Graceland” will the smiley face.

(EER -Not sure why this has been brought out now when its been known about for years. But its a good read.Plus it was found by Patsy Anderson )

lvis Presley ─ The World’s Most Photographed’ New Book: More Previews: Coming soon, a new monster project by Erik Lorentzen. Erik squeezed every last drop out of his hard drive, consulted his online comrades and conjures up a beautiful book from his sky-high digital photo collection.
Here you will see more than 400 beautiful publicity photos spread over approximately 400 pages, taken from 1953 to 1977. The best photo material from the greatest and most famous photographers such as: Alfred Wertheimer, William Speer, Sean Shaver, Virgil Apger aso. Elvis up-close and personal.
As usual with Erik, these photos come out best when printed on high-quality glossy paper. An average book by Lorentzen weighs about 3 kilos and measures 25×30 cm. The photos are almost all printed full page, resulting in a beautiful photo book.
From the flyer up below you can see that the photos are not commonplace and that makes this book a valuable copy that you must have in your collection. NOW is the time to create space on your bookshelf for this mammoth photo book. Only the best high-quality photos deserve a place in this book.€115 (US$140) incl shipping – Pre-order at Elvis Files website and see full size sample pages > www.theelvisfiles.com

Sun Records” Sold!: The private music publishing company ‘Primary Wave’ has bought the iconic Sun Records label including its 6000 song masters with such classic recordings as Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes,” Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire,” Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line,” Roy Orbison’s “Ooby Dooby” and Billy Lee Riley’s “Red Hot” among them. Elvis Presley’s SUN recording are not part of the deal. Suggestions are that the deal was for US$30 million. SUN records still turns over around $4 million a year.
The deal also included the Sun Records trademark, which sources say is also a very profitable component, as well as the Sun Diner in Nashville and its merch business too. John Singleton — brother of the late Shelby Singleton who purchased the Sun label back in 1969 from founder and industry legend Sam Phillips — will stay on overseeing the Sun Records operation.
“We are extremely pleased to pass the Sun Records baton to Primary Wave and are confident 

Elvis Presley News Report Feb’ 2021: From Elvis super-fan Emiel Maier, here is the Elvis Presley News Report of February 2021, includes the Unseen film discovered and three New Re-Mixes.
Runs 11 minutes

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Graceland

Celebrate Valentine’s Day like a King and Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll with our “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Hotel Package!  Available the nights of February 12-14, the “Can’t Help Falling in Love” package includes:

  • One-night hotel accommodations at The Guest House at Graceland with Self-Parking 
  • Two Elvis Experience Graceland Tours 
  • Bottle of Elvis Wine with Two Wine Glasses and Dinstuhl’s Chocolate 
  • Dinner for Two at The Lobby Bar 
  • Breakfast for Two at Shake, Rattle and Go 
  • Live Music Nightly in The Lobby Bar (February 12-14, 7pm to 10pm)

Make plans now to celebrate with that special someone and experience the luxury of The Guest House at Graceland.  Book your experience in one easy step and enjoy a savings of 20% off your room and tour tickets as well as package amenities!

To book your “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Valentine’s Day Package, call 1.800.238.2000 and mention “HELPLOVE” or book online by clicking HERE.

*Package with amenities is valid for one night only but you can reserve additional room nights at the standard rate. Package components have no cash value.  Gratuities are not included.  Based on availability and subject to black out dates or restrictions.

SOURCE: Dave Rogers, Elvis Celebration of the Man and His Music FB GroupWhy so many Elvis fans continue to repeat this same misinformation, I will never know.Or will I?Of course I will . . . because they hear someone say it and then it gets repeated over and over again and the next thing you know it’s the gospel truth.So let’s set the record straight once and for all, shall we?Here are the undeniable, unequivocal and irrefutable facts.—————————————————————— The First Contract (Nov. 21, 1955 – March 25, 1956)—————————————————————–The Colonel received 25% commission on the gross income. Gross income excluded the cost of booking fees paid to any booking agencies (concert venues).The Colonel was responsible for his own expenses for travel, room and board, unless Elvis or his father requested the Colonel to accompany Elvis to any location. If they did, then Elvis had to pay his expenses.—————————————————————— The Second Contract (March 25, 1956 – Jan. 1, 1967)—————————————————————–This was essentially the same contract as the first with the exception that Elvis was now of full legal age. As such his father was no longer listed as his legal guardian. This agreement was now solely between Elvis and the Colonel.Sorry Hank Snow, the Colonel screwed you too!—————————————————————— The Third Contract (January 2, 1967 – March 1973)—————————————————————-With this agreement, the Colonel continued to receive his 25% commission on Elvis’s movie salaries and guaranteed RCA record royalties, but the manager’s share jumped up to 50% on side deals and any income beyond basic payments in the film and record contracts.Let’s break this down a little. This means that the Colonel only received 25% of the guaranteed income from ALL 33 of Elvis’s movies, NOT 50%.The 50% commission came into play on any deals that the Colonel cut over and above what was already guaranteed to Elvis. These would be considered as bonus payments or additional incentives secured by the Colonel from movie studios, RCA Records or from the sale of Elvis merchandise.—————————————————————— The Fourth Contract (March 1973 – January 1976)—————————————————————–A new management contract in March 1973 gave the Colonel 50% of Elvis’s guaranteed income from recordings, not just from side deals, but still NOT from his live performances.In 1974, to consolidate the licensing of Elvis’s image on merchandise, the Colonel established Boxcar Enterprises from which he also took 50% of that income.—————————————————————— The Final Contract (January 1976 – Sept. 30, 1980)—————————————————————–This is the contract that rightfully enrages Elvis fans everywhere as Elvis signed and (for some reason) agreed to a 50-50 split with the Colonel on his live appearances along with his record guarantees and side deals.Even after Elvis was deceased, this contract remained in effect until it was finally rendered null and void on September 30, 1980 when court appointed Memphis attorney, Blanchard E. Tual issued a 300-page report that argued that “all agreements with Elvis Presley terminated on his death,” and recommended that all monies due the estate be paid directly to the estate and not pass through Parker’s hands. Tual charged Parker with “self-dealing and overreaching” and with violating “his duty both to Elvis …and to the estate.”————–Summary————–So there you have it. The cold hard facts.The key take away’s here are this:From 1955 – 1967, the Colonel only received a 25% commission.From 1967 – 1973, the Colonel began receiving a 50% commission on side deals and any income beyond guaranteed payments in the film and record contracts.From 1973 – 1976, the Colonel began receiving 50% of all guaranteed record royalties along with the additional side deals.From 1976 – 1977, he began receiving 50% from all live performances, record royalties and side deals———————–Closing Remarks———————–I will close this post with the fitting words of Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick from his book, “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley” . . .“And yet no one could say Elvis was an unwitting, or even unenthusiastic, participant, as he put his neat, flowing signature on the line marked “Approved” at the end of every one of Colonel’s side deals.From Elvis’ point of view as much as Colonel’s, money was for spending, and what you spent it on was nobody’s business but your own. There was never going to be any problem about money so long as the two of them kept their wits about them.It was almost karmic in fact, as he explained to Ed Parker, the way that money came in one door just as it was going out the other. He boasted to the guys how the old man had pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes once again. And if the Colonel made some money for himself in the process—well, that was to be expected, there was plenty for everyone, and no one else could have made the deal anyway. The Colonel deserved his share.”~ Peter Guralnick

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Why Elvis Presley got upset when a Broadway star performed on television

Firstly, a little background. This all starts with a singer named Robert Goulet. Goulet was most known for playing Sir Lancelot in the Broadway musical Camelot. According to the book Elvis Memories: The Real Elvis Presley – by Those Who Knew Him, Goulet once performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” on television.

Elvis dated an actress called Linda Thompson. Thompson’s brother Sam recalled what the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll said about Goulet’s singing voice. “He said ‘He’s got a lovely voice, but there’s no feeling there,’” Sam recalled. “‘It’s like, vocally, you sing an opera and you have to have feeling in your voice, like you’re talking.’” Perhaps Elvis’ assessment of Goulet’s singing had something to do with the fact that the two singers worked in different genres with different vocal expectations.

How Priscilla Presley Reacted When Elvis Presley Shot His TV

What Happened When Elvis Presley Tried to Sleep With Karen Carpenter and Petula Clark at the Same Time

  • January 22, 2021

Elvis Presley was a legendary ladies’ man, however, not everyone knows he once tried to sleep with Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters. In fact, he wanted to get intimate with Carpenter and Petula Clark at the same time. Here’s what happened one time in the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s dressing room.

Elvis Presley with a microphone
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Who are Karen Carpenter and Petula Clark?

Firstly, some background. Carpenter was one of the singers from The Carpenters. She is famous for her voice, which is one of the most acclaimed in pop music history. Sadly, she died at age 32 due to complications stemming from anorexia. 

Clark is a pop singer known for her hit “Downtown.” In addition to having other hit songs, she also appeared on the stage in a number of classic musicals like The Sound of Musicand Sunset Boulevard.https://www.youtube.com/embed/G2z7jgFN97w?feature=oembed“Downtown”

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What happened when Elvis Presley got Karen Carpenter and Petula Clark alone

Our story begins at an Elvis concert. “Neither Karen nor I had met Elvis before,” Clark told The Sydney Morning Herald. “We thought it would be fun to see his show. Afterwards we were invited back to his huge dressing room.”

Very quickly, the crowd in the dressing room dissipated. “There were other people there, but when Elvis appeared, everyone disappeared,” Clark recalled. “So it was just Elvis, Karen and me.” Clark said Elvis was a perfect Southern gentleman during their time together — eve if he had some not-so-innocent intentions. Clark said Elvis wanted a threesome.https://www.youtube.com/embed/jV127kNz0hs?feature=oembed“(They Long To Be) Close To You”

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Carpenter had an innocent image and it apparently reflected reality. “Karen was quite naive and, by then, I wasn’t,” Clark told Stuff. “I could see what was going on and I felt very protective, almost like I was her big sister. After a while I said, ‘Karen, it’s quite late and you’ve got to do that thing early tomorrow morning.’ She just looked confused and said, ‘What thing is that?’” In the end, I shoved her out of the room. In fact, I shoved both of us out of the room. Elvis found it quite funny actually. As we were leaving, I turned around and he was smiling as if to say, ‘I’ll get you one day’. But he never did.”

Did the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll spread a false rumor about Petula Clark?

During an interview with The Guardian, Clark said some people thought that she did sleep with Elvis. In fact, she thinks the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll spread the rumor they got intimate. Despite this, Clark said she wasn’t that attracted to him anyway

What happened to Petula Clark and Karen Carpenter afterward

Clearly, there was no real relationship between Elvis and Carpenter or Elvis and Clark. However, Clark said she was close friends with Carpenter. Clark even paid tribute to their friendship at the Royal Albert Hall following Carpenter’s death. Carpenter and Clark were not the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s fantasy threesome, however, they were great friends.

‘Elvis Unlimited’ new Magazine Launch

Coming soon the “new” Elvis Unlimited Magazine – Spectacular First Issue.
4 magazines yearly, in English, 60-pages.

“Exciting Elvis article written by people from all around the world”
free Flexidisc included in the first issue.
Cost €53.75 per year. (65.40 US Dollar ) Sixteen Dollars per magazine

Saving Music History – Elvis Presley’s Original Fan ClubWhen I heard they were tearing down Col Tom Parker’s house in Madison TN where Elvis’ first original fan club building was, I knew what I had to do.click on pic.

Rockhurst Auctions Elvis Presley Offerings:  Rockhurst Sports, Rock & Roll and Americana Auction ends soon – this saturday 16 January 7:30PM
Bidding is ongoing and the auction of 414 items features nearly 100 lots of Elvis Presley personal items, jewelry, autographs, personal affects (like his saddle!) and vintage concert memorabilia.
Highlights include
– Elvis’ stunning, 14K gold nugget style ring with a dozen diamonds embedded randomly on its face that was owned by Elvis Presley and gifted by him to the lead singer J.D. Sumner. Sumner was a close friend and early idol of Elvis’, going back to Sumner’s time in the gospel group The Blackwood Brothers Quartet in the early 1950s. Throughout Elvis’ 1970’s tours, J.D. Sumner and The Stamps were fixture, backing up the singer for years. During that time, Elvis constantly gifted items such as the offered ring to J.D., often times after they left the stage after a show. He admired Sumner and showed it any way he could. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000
– Elvis Presley Owned Bible Given to Him By Gary Pepper at 1957 Graceland Christmas Eve Party. The bible was given to Elvis by Gary Pepper, a long time friend, on December 25, 1957. Elvis used the bible and then gave it to Elvis’ Aunt Nash, in early 1965 during one of their many bible discussions. Any time that Aunt Nash was around Elvis would often take her upstairs to his bedroom, wrap her in a blanket and they would have in-depth conversations about the bible. During one of these conversations – Estimate: $10,000 – $12,000
Other items include
– Elvis Owned Custom Black Three-Piece Tuxedo Made for His 1969 Film The Trouble with Girls – with Graceland Authenticated LOA
– Elvis’s Saddle Used at Graceland and His “Circle G” Ranch – Made by Mike McGregor – with Graceland Authenticated LOA
– Elvis Owned 14K Gold Nugget Diamond and Garnet Ring Given to His Girlfriend Sheila Ryan – Former Jimmy Velvet Collection
– Elvis Owned Custom Made Shirt Blue Nylon V-Neck Button Down Gifted to His Cousin Billy Smith
– Elvis Owned Deep Red Sweater 1960’s “Sy Devore” Button-Down. – 1957 RCA Green Felt Gold Record Award to Colonel Tom Parker for Making Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” A Million Seller
– Elvis Owned “ELVIS” Silver ID Bracelet – Gifted to His Cousin Patsy Presley
– Elvis Presley Signed and Inscribed Photo and Priscilla Presley Signed Wedding Photo
– Go HERE to bid – and check out all the ELVIS items – The online auction ends this Saturday, January 16 US time
(News, Source;RA/ElvisInfoNet)


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