45 YEARS AGO....

Today it's exactly 45 years ago that drummer Bob Lanning performed his last show with Elvis Presley at the Houston Astrodome (March 1, 1970). Remembering the Astrodome concerts today, Lanning says: "I remember flying to Houston from Las Vegas. Elvis was singing and we were partying. We had such a great time. Those shows were a lot of fun. Elvis knew that these were the people that grew up with him and felt close to him. He gave six knock out shows. Especially that final night was a real killer!". Bob Lanning will be appearing on the 'An Evening with Elvis' Friends and Original Musicians' tour in May:

April 30 & May 1 - Hotell Klockargården, Tällberg, Sweden
May 2 - Vara Konserthus, Sweden
May 3 - Royal, Eskilstuna, Sweden
May 6 - 100 Club, London, U.K.
May 7 - Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, U.K.
May 8 - Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
May 9 - Independance Club, Madrid, Spain
May 10 - Bikini Club, Barcelona, Spain
May 12 - Malmitalo, Helsinki, Finland
May 13 - Sellosali, Espoo, Finland
May 14 - Chapito, Casino Mondorf, Luxembourg
May 15 - Metropool, Hengelo, Holland
May 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 17 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland

This remarkable tour will mark the first time in those 45 years that he participates in an Elvis event, and thus the first time in all those years that he will be playing Elvis' music again. Bob says that he is particularly looking forward to rockin' out on 'Polk Salad Annie' again! More details: www.elvisnews.dk
Update March 2, 2015 - Source: Arjan Deelen

LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57

Coming Soon …… LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57 is a stunning 12” album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released between March ’56 and March ’57. This special llimited edition of only 500 copies comes in a 180g vinyl format. When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide. Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958. LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57, charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in Britain. Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the now legendary RCA ’56 sessions, 16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!

• 500 Limited Edition;
• Quality 180g black vinyl;
• Printed colour inner sleeve;
• Liner notes;
• Stunning artwork;
• Contains all 8 singles from between March ’56 to March ’57 in chronological order.

1. Heartbreak Hotel HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78) 2. I Was The One HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78) 3. Blue Suede Shoes HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78) 4. Tutti Frutti HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78) 5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78) 6. My Baby Left Me HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78) 7. Hound Dog HMV POP 249 8. Don't Be Cruel HMV POP 249

1. Blue Moon HMV POP 272(45 & 78) 2. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine HMV POP 272 (45 & 78) 3. Love Me Tender HMV POP 253 (45 & 78) 4. Any Way You Want Me HMV POP 253 (45 & 78) 5. Mystery Train HMV POP 295 (45 & 78) 6. Love Me HMV POP 295 (45 & 78) 7. Rip It Up HMV POP 305 (45 & 78) 8. Baby, Let's Play House HMV POP 305 (45 & 78)
Update February 3, 2015

Elvis At 80: Friends & Musicians Reflect On What Might have Been

On January 8, 2015, Elvis Aaron Presley would have turned 80. And even though he’s been dead for more than 37 years, his fame is still unrivalled and his legacy continues to inspire new generations. Graceland, his house in Memphis, is visited by 600,000 tourists every year, his music continues to sell in vast quantities, and new details about his life and death still make for popular tabloid fodder. It seems that we can’t get enough of the man from Tupelo, Mississippi. Most insiders agree that his death was inevitable; years of depression and prescribed medication abuse ended on August 16, 1977, when he was found dead in his bathroom at Graceland. It’s tempting to reflect on what his life would have been like if he had survived that fateful day. We asked several of his friends and associates, who will be touring Europe in May ’15 with An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians, to reflect on Elvis at 80. Would he still be singing? Would he have changed his lifestyle? Would he have toured the world? Hear the answers from those who knew him best!

Marlyn Mason, who co-starred with Elvis in his last scripted film The Trouble with Girls, and one of the very few to have actually recorded a duet with him, believes that he wouldn’t have changed all that much. “He’d still be ELVIS,” she notes. “Always with a woman, maybe the entourage would be gone… But I like to think that he’d be like Tony Bennett, in top form and keeping the fans happy. He would definitely still be singing. I think Elvis just had to sing. I don’t think that he would limit himself to any specific genre – just whatever appealed to him.” She also believes that he would have realized his dream of doing serious acting roles, and that he would have been recognized today as a great actor. “He really had it in him. He told me, ‘I’d like to do one good movie because I know people in this town laugh at me.’ This is a direct quote… The saddest thing he ever said to me.”

Drummer Bob Lanning, who played the drums for Elvis at 63 concerts during his ‘comeback’ era, agrees that he wouldn’t have changed much: “I think that today Elvis would be a survivor of the rock and roll life-style. With age comes a better understanding of how you may want to temper that a bit. Having said that, Elvis would still be Elvis, and he loved his family, his buddies and his players and would still be enjoying every minute. I’m sure that he would have toured the world by now, because that’s what he loved doing most, performing… He would still be making music, and I’m sure that his creativity would have taken him to new places even he wasn’t expecting as a young man.”

Bass-player Duke Bardwell, who played 181 shows behind Elvis in the mid-70s, got to experience first-hand the toll that fame had on the rock and roll icon: the fans, the press, the paparazzi… Duke feels that the downfall was inevitable, because it was too much to handle for any one human being. He hopes that Presley, if he had still been alive today, would have found peace and solitude: “I do think his celebrity would never allow him to truly live in peace as long as his whereabouts were known to the public and to his fans. I’d like to think he’d be in a place of his choosing, unknown to most, with several companions of like minds, who could all play and sing. I see several cars that please him, including an old Caddy. There is not a gold record on the walls… anywhere. There is not a jumpsuit in a glass-case. He needs no reminders or trophies because he knows who he is and what he has done. I see a beautiful, aged woman with a forgiving and tolerant heart that holds him close at night and enables him to feel grateful for just still being alive. I see him smile…”
An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians will be touring Europe in May 2015. For more details please visit: www.elvisnews.dk
Photo insert: Bob Lanning, early 70s.
Source: Arjan Deelen - Update January 7, 2015

Elvis Presley – La Collection 25cm en couleur

Expect to be released at the end of this month is a Box Set titled "Elvis Presley – La Collection 25cm en couleur Ultra limited edition". It is in a total edition of only a 1000 numbered.
110 tracks: 49 originals + 61 bonus tracks (alternate, live or rare studio tracks)
Update September 11, 2014

Teenage Hero Website

After two long years of working progress.....we are glad to inform you about the website www.teenagershero.com is working again… the last two years have been a period of research and study of possibilities of new kind of release. Coming in 2015 two new books from Teenagers Hero Publishing are planned.

From now we are planning to update regularly the website with news, book updates and other books review ….
About the next two books, The First will be a different kind of project with focus on early 1956 a sort of update of the previous book. In the specific Steve Rino is working on the first three months of 1956, for a large format 400 pages book. The book will be part of a larger package..... The Second one will be the follow up to the acclaimed and much discussed Teenagers’ Hero. In the specific Steve Rino is working on July and August 1956, for a large format 400 pages book.
We hope you can be active of the making…..
Update August 26, 2014


In 1970, Elvis was truly op top of his game. He’d just done a fantastic comeback in Las Vegas a few months earlier, and he was now ready to conquer the world. In late January he returned to Las Vegas, and once again he blew everybody away. And then, following this highly successful Vegas engagement, he performed six sensational concerts at the Houston Astrodome for more than 300,000 fans. His drummer at all of these shows – 63 in all – was 22-year old Bob Lanning. It’s Bob Lanning that you can hear on classic Presley recordings like ‘The Wonder of You’, ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’, and on albums like ‘On Stage – February 1970’, FTD releases like ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘The On Stage Season’, as well as imports like the ‘Rebooked At The International’ box-set. At the time, Bob got the job because Elvis loved his style of drumming right from the get-go. They were supposed to audition 9 drummers, but the moment Elvis heard No. 3 play -- Bob Lanning -- Elvis immediately said: “Looks like we got our drummer!”. Lanning has a real kick-ass type of rock ‘n’ roll drumming that gives the even slower songs an extra edge, and he cites Earl Palmer (Little Richard’s studio drummer) as his main influence. While Elvis was rocking up a storm center stage, Bob Lanning was right behind him, playing with more bite than a pack of angry Rottweilers!

In recent years, various researchers have tried to locate Bob Lanning, but so far none succeeded. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that Bob lives a quiet life these days, away from some of the modern technology that many of us take for granted. He prefers to go biking for 2 hours daily, and he also plays the drums for several hours every single day. Needless to say that he is in terrific shape. Arjan Deelen, producer of the ‘An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians’ tours, was able to locate Bob and struck a deal with him for an exclusive tour in May 2015. This is going to be rather special, because this tour will mark the first time since 1970 that Bob will be playing Elvis’ music. For the first time, you will be able to hear songs like ‘Polk Salad Annie’, ‘The Wonder Of You’, ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ and many others as played by the drummer that you can hear on the original Elvis versions. No doubt it will be bittersweet for Bob in some ways, because the last time that he played these songs was with Elvis. If you want more information about this remarkable tour (which also includes a.o. bassplayer Duke Bardwell), or are interested in booking the show, then please contact Arjan at: deelen@elvis.dk Below you can hear a short clip of Elvis introducing Bob Lanning at the January 26, 1970 Opening Show in Las Vegas. A couple of days ago, Bob heard this recording for the first time since these words were originally uttered by Elvis, and he was positively thrilled. Interestingly, Elvis also mentions Bob’s mother, singer Roberta Sherwood: http://youtu.be/F2GCJAqKhUk
Photo credit: Elvis introduces drummer Bob Lanning - Friday, February 27, 1970 ES, Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
Source: Arjan Deelen - Update Augst 17, 2014

Book "The New leader In Las Vegas"

Soon to be out is a new book titled "The New leader In Las Vegas". This book is just like the first release hardcover "Caught On Camera", 144 pages and presented in a deluxe slipcase. This time the slipcase contains gorgeous gold embossing.
Foreword has been written by Joe Esposito and with every book comes a 8x10 bonus photo handsigned by Joe Esposito in person.
This is a limited release of 1000 copies worldwide.
Update August 11, 2014

Items From Elvis Presley's Funeral Up For Sale

Items used during Elvis Presley's funeral are going under the hammer. The Hound Dog hitmaker passed away in 1977, and he was laid to rest at his sprawling Graceland compound in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley's father Vernon personally asked gospel singer J.D. Sumner to organise the funeral, and he compiled a handwritten list of songs and speakers for the event. The list, as well as a personalised Bible given to him by Reverend Rex Humbard, who officiated at the funeral, are going up for sale through U.S. memorabilia company Moments in Time. Both the notes and Bible are on sale together for $95,000
Update July 14, 2014 source: contactmusic

“Elvis – We'll Remember You”

In July of 2014 an independent Finn Fan Productions will release a unique coffee table book titled "Elvis – We'll Remember You". The book will contain many unseen photos of the King of Rock'n'Roll from the files of Ed Bonja. Bonja will open his photo exhibition of the same name in a South-East harbor town of Kotka, Finland on July 23rd, and the photo book supports the exhibition.

Photos for this publication were taken by Ed Bonja, who worked as Tour Manager and Official Photographer from 1970 to 1977. During that period he took some 10.000 photos of Elvis and various happenings in conjunction with the tours and engagements. Ed's photos were routinely used on all kinds of souvenir materials promoting Elvis tours, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe engagements. In addition, most photos used on the single and LP covers from the 70's are from Ed. “Elvis – We’ll Remember You” covers years 1970 – 1975; including various tours, photos from Las Vegas Hilton Engagements and photos of crew members and musicians alike. The book is divided in four different categories, which makes it a very special one. These chapters allow you to take a look also behind the scenes of a superstar’s production. On 200 full color pages, we see Elvis meeting fans – on and off stage, sometimes receiving gifts and awards. Roadies can be seen taking care of business and helping the organization their own way, as well as Colonel Parker relaxing at his home in Palm Springs or playing Santa for Hilton employees children. Included are the photos Ed took at Graceland when went there to take pictures for the live album cover. Not to forget The King himself: you’ll see Elvis on stage doing what he loved to do – entertaining.

Text in the book is in both Finnish and English, which makes this book international. Naturally, photos speak for themselves and cross all language barriers. Ed is a fantastic story teller and his vivid memories are integral part of this book. This is not an ordinary photo-album-style book, this is a photographic essay which tells the Elvis story in many ways: particularly through the lens of Ed Bonja. Limited print of 1.000 is available, so order your copies now! Quote for prices and freight costs available by e-mails at: elviskotka@hotmail.com Promotion video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyQmXWMpM9w&feature=youtu.be
Update June 25, 2014

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Club Elvis Summer Festival 2014

The fourth edition of the biggest Spanish Elvis event is back. After the huge success of the last three editions, Club Elvis Spain will return to Zaragoza this year. We are going to celebrate our 23th Anniversary of the fanclub, and will bring the Elvis fans and the members of the Club the best Spanish Tribute artists and Spanish Elvis bands in a one big meeting, on June 27th and 28th. Eight of the most important Spanish Elvis Tribute bands and artists will perform in this festival.
A big meeting you don't want to miss!!!
Update June 15, 2014

Elvis '72 Bright Summer Nights

Elvis '72, Bright Summer Nights - featuring over 150 photographs, many unpublished from his June 1972 tour and on to Las Vegas in August. This hardback book will share insight into these two engagements..

Sessions 4 will be distributed worldwide with the most accurate information of any previous sessions books or websites. It is based on documents and every union contract containing more information that is sure to capture the hearts of every Elvis fan of music enthusiast. The book will be over 1000 pages and over 500 photographs from the first session in Nashville to the last session in Graceland. Check our website as more updates will be given as the release draws near.
Update March 9, 2014


Touring in Europe during May is An Evening With Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians, a show featuring former bandmembers – bassplayer Duke Bardwell, drummer Jerome ‘Stump’ Monroe – and other top musicians paying tribute to The King. The MC for the proceedings is Elvis’ former head of security, Dick Grob. The package will play the following dates:

May 1 - Klockargården, Tällberg, Sweden
May 2 - Klockargården, Tällberg, Sweden
May 3 – Vara Konserthus, Vara, Sweden
May 4 – Vershuset, Naestved, Denmark
May 6 - Kerava-Sali, Kerava, Finland
May 7 – Konserttitalo, Turku, Finland
May 8 - Musiikkiteatteri Palatsi, Tampere, Finland
May 10 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 11 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
Photo: Elvis and Dick Grob in Greensboro, April 14, 1972
Update March 4, source www.elvisnews.dk

Elvis in the Dome

JAT Publishing is finishing up shipping the new book Elvis in the Dome there are only a few copies available to pre order.You can order directly at www.jatpublishing.com...
Update February 22, 2014

Caught On Camera: The 1950s Candids

We just received this very nice book titled "Caught On Camera" featuring rare candids from the 50's in a beautiful designed slipcase book that is printed in a very limited quantity of only 750 copies. Click on the picture above to see it enlarged.
Update January 8, 2014

"Little Mama" / "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" vinyl

For the first time on 45 rpm, Elvis live "Little Mama" - "I Forgot To Remember To Forget". Available in black and pink vinyl. Limited edition! Only 250 copies of each.
Updated December 28, 2013

The Elvis Files Magazine #6

Here we have the front cover with a cool picture of the December 2013 issue of the "Elvis Files magazine".
Update November 4, 2013

Essential Elvis #82

The new Essential Elvis magazine is out now, this time with the following articles:
We pay tribute to the Jordanaire who passed away in March.
We talk to the British journalist based in Las Vegas in the 1970s.
A day-by-day account of our recent trip to the USA.
A round-up of the latest Elvis industry news.
Elvis' friend and karate training partner, Bill Wallace, pays us a visit.
Part IV featuring the letters 'F' and 'G' with Trevor Simpson.
A round-up of the latest CDs and what's due out.
A look at the State Fair Coliseum in Jackson and the shows that Elvis performed there.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Sir Cliff Richard about his love of Elvis, and the meeting in Germany that never happened.
And lots more...

For the fans who are interested to obtain a copy of this magazine can go to essentialelvis.com/ for more information.
Updated July 9, 2013

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The third edition of the biggest Spanish Elvis event is back. After the huge success of the last two editions, Club Elvis Spain will return to Zaragoza this year. We are going to celebrate our 22th Anniversary of the fanclub, and will bring the Elvis fans and the members of the Club the best Spanish Tribute artists and Spanish Elvis bands in a one big meeting, on June 29th. This years main theme is "Elvis In The 60's", and all the Spanish Elvis Tribute artists will sing only songs of this decade or perform parts of the Elvis career during the 60's like The Show In Pearl Harbor, Comeback Special, Elvis At The Movies, Elvis In Person, etc..

A big meeting you don't want to miss!!!

More info: www.facebook.com/clubelvis
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156631981175467
Update June 21, 2013

Elvis Is back In Vegas

World-Famous BINION'S on Historic Fremont Street in Las Vegas has joined forces with The King's Ransom Museum to present the ultimate Elvis exhibition. This multi-million dollar collection will showcase a rare and unique glimpse into the life and career of the greatest entertainer the world has ever known.

Genuine artifacts and priceless personal treasures of Elvis will be on display in the very city where he set up court and ruled Las Vegas from 1969-1976.

The passion and frenzy that filled Las Vegas when Elvis was in town has never been replicated since. Now, more than 30 years later, the spirit of Elvis' memory will live on, as it comes back to Vegas with ...


"Like us" on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TheKingsRansomMuseum
About Binion's: http://www.binions.com/
About THE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE: http://www.vegasexperience.com/
The 1964 Elvis Presley film Viva Las Vegas featured nighttime footage of Fremont Street and Binion's Horseshoe Casino during the opening credits.
Update June 11, 2013

100th issue of 'Elvis - The Man & His Music

Now Dig This is very proud to announce the publication of the 100th issue of 'Elvis - The Man & His Music', the quarterly magazine that's recognised around the world as the leading Elvis Presley publication.

Ever since the first edition appeared in December 1988, the magazine has attracted a worldwide readership of Elvis fans whose interest is first and foremost The King's musical legacy. During the intervening 25 years the magazine has presented more than its fair share of exclusives: previously unpublished photos, fact-filled articles and in-depth interviews with Presley associates being top of the agenda.

Issue 100 is a bit special - a 60-page bumper edition packed with exclusive content spanning virtually every aspect of Elvis' career and legacy.
These include:
For the first time ever - a detailed account of Presley Center Courts, the ill-fated business venture that cost Elvis dearly.
A look back at some of the essential releases of the last 25 years.
The former backing singer recalls working with The King.
The golden age of home cinema.
Behind-the-scenes stories from the author of 'Welcome Home Elvis', 'From Memphis To Hollywood' and 'Summer Of '61'.
12 of the worst Elvis cover versions.

...plus extensive CD, DVD and book reviews, readers' letters, news 'n' views and a whole lot more!

Says Editor and founder of the magazine, Trevor Cajiao: "We've pulled out all the stops to make this 100th issue really special. There's something for everybody here and, thanks to our great team of knowledgable writers and contributors, it's the perfect way to celebrate this publishing landmark. Enjoy The King's legacy. Enjoy 'Elvis - The Man & His Music'. Let's have a party!"

Order your copy today from http://www.nowdigthis.co.uk/
May 28, 2013

Essential Elvis #81

We just received the latest issue of the Essential Elvis magazine (nice cover). This issue is packed with articles and interviews such as Donnie Summer, Ed Bonja, and of course a lot of pages with CD and book reviews. The lay-out is one of the best I've seen in an Elvis magazine, simply beautiful. For the fans who are interested to obtain a copy of this magazine can go to essentialelvis.com/ for more information.
Updated April 15, 2013


Boxcar Enterprises will finally release its long anticipated title “Elvis – Aloha via Satellite” on June 3rd 2013 as part of a 40th Year Anniversary special celebration. This massive, most comprehensive 450 page hardback volume is packaged with hundreds of photographs many of which have never before been seen. Also collected here exclusively, are scores of historical memorabilia as well as the Colonels original internal documents and scripts that explores the making of this historical event from the early plans all the way to the many RCA releases that followed from around the world. This, with the informative text included in this release is intended to create a time-travel experience of sorts documenting the most groundbreaking event in the annals of television history.

RELEASED June 3rd 2013
Click here for a 2 minute YouTube preview trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWabw4CkWXY&feature=youtu
Direct Download HD version here http://www.yousendit.com/download/UVJpTG13T004NVZwdmNUQw
Source: Boxcar - Updated April 13, 2013

2 New Books from JAT Publishing

2 New Books from JAT Publishing Celebrating 25 years of Elvis Presley Productions
“Flip, Flop & Fly - From St Louis to Atlanta 1973 - 1976” which has rare photos with over 120 unpublished colour and black& white images filling this 208 page production. “Elvis Presley in King Creole” has over 140 rare and unpublished photographs, Includes rare docs which may help solve the mystery of the missing outtakes
See YOUTUBE Trailer:
Update April 11, 2013


‘The Original Elvis Tribute’ will be touring Europe again in May, and the show will once again feature various Elvis-related backing vocalists and musicians such as Mary & Ginger Holladay (backing vocalists 1969 – ’75), Duke Bardwell (bassplayer at 181 shows + Today sessions), Carol Montgomery (backing vocalist 1969 – ’73) and Jerome ‘Stump’ Monroe (stand-in for Ronnie Tutt at shows in ’71, ’75 & ’77). The tour will consist of 7 shows in all in Finland and Holland, and for the first time, in Paris and in Denmark.

Many fans will be happy to know that the big surprise of 'The Original Elvis Tribute’ 2012 tour, Ginger & Mary Holladay, will be back again. On the highly successful spring ’12 tour, they delighted the crowds with their great voices and warm personalities. This time they will be reunited for the first time in 40 years with fellow backing vocalist Carol Montgomery, whose voice can be heard on 11 of Elvis’ original albums, starting with ‘From Elvis In Memphis’ from '69 and ending with the ‘Fool’ album from ’73. This tour marks the first time that Carol Montgomery (also listed in some session books as Sonja Montgomery) will be appear in an Elvis-related show.

Tour dates are as follows:

May 11 – Grønnegade Kaserne, Næstved, Denmark
May 14 – Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna, Finland
May 15 – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland
May 16 – Savoy Theater, Helsinki, Finland
May 17 – New Morning, Paris, France
May 18 – De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 19 – 013, Tilburg, Holland
Info: www.elvisnews.dk

Update January 31, 2013


Boxcar Enterprises in association with JAT Publishing will release a 40th Year Anniversary special book, in celebration of Elvis’ iconic ‘Aloha from Hawaii’ titled, “Elvis – Aloha via Satellite” in February 2013.

This massive most comprehensive 450 page volume is packaged and housed the same as Boxcar’s previous outing of “Elvis Presley’s Graceland through the Years” released earlier this year.

The text book comprises of hundreds upon hundreds of photographs many of which have never before been seen. Also collected here exclusively are scores of historical memorabilia and the Colonels original internal documents and scripts. This is intended to create a time-travel experience of sorts documenting the most groundbreaking event in the annals of television history.

On January 14th 1973 “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite” was the first live concert to be televised live with a global viewing audience of 1.5 Billion. An audience larger than man's first landing on the moon! From the ‘making of’ to the show itself, the reader enjoys reliving the magic of this extraordinary event and is sufficiently reminded that 1,500,000,000 Elvis fans can't be wrong!

More details with further artwork in January 2013.
Source: Boxcar - Update December 23, 2012


Coming next week:
Elvis at Radio Recorders Studio
New official cd release!
An album from Elvis One ("Top Notch Nashville - Part 1 & 2")


- 43 official unreleased alternate takes!
- Instrumental Muskrat Ramble***
- 2 #1 hit recordings
-1957 RCA commercial
-and more! p***recorded for the movie "King Creole"
All tracks remastered for this cd release.
Including 8 pages booklet with photos and recording information.

01 Mean Woman Blues (master) 02 I Beg Of You (take 2, 3, 4, 6 fs only + master) 03 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (take 1) 04 Blueberry Hill (take 1 & 4) 05 That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (take 7) 06 I Beg Of You (take 7, 9 & 10) 07 It Is No Secret (take 4) 08 Peace In The Valley (take 5, 6, 8 + master) 09 Take My Hand, Precious Lord (master) 10 All Shook Up (master) 11 Blueberry Hill (take 5 + master) 12 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (take 3, 4 & 5) 13 Is It So Strange (take 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 + master) 14 Blueberry Hill (take 8) 15 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (take 8, 9, 10, 11 & 14) 16 That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (take 8 & 9) 17 That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (take 10 & 11) 18 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (master) 19 That’s When Your Heartaches Begin (take 12 & 13) 20 It Is No Secret (take 6, 7, 8 + master) 21 It Is No Secret (take 9, 10, 11 & 12)

Bonus tracks: 22 Don’t (master) 23 Lover Doll (LP master) 24 Doncha’ Think It’s Time (LP master) 25 Lover Doll (EP master) 26 Doncha’ Think It’s Time (Single master) 27 Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) 28 1957 RCA Commercial
Update November 15, 2012

Walk A Mile In My Shoes (review)

We have just received a copy of the book '' Walk A Mile In My Shoes '' co-produced by Elvis For Everyone and Rock Legend Publications.
Arjan Deelen's last journey into Laurens van Houten world of Elvis in Las Vegas at the end of August 1973 with a group of fans is already ten years and half years old. '' Elvis : Caught In A Trap '' is an excellent document on this period in Elvis' life on and off stage, and guess we can expect the same from his last effort.

'' Elvis : Walk A Mile In My Shoes '' is a totally different publication as Arjan talks to people from the Elvis world such as musicians ( James Burton, Duke Bardwell who wrote the preface , Jerry Scheff, Ron Tutt and many others ), songwriters etc...
All the interviews are very interesting and go hand in hand with varied images throughout the book. Indeed the interviews are enhanced with photographs, which makes the whole thing more enjoyable since this is partly a photo book. Perhaps the best of both worlds after all !
The graphic design is extremely well done with multiple photos of Elvis on stage with the personalities interviewed . There are also several photo sections spanning different eras of Elvis' career , a few we've seen on some occasions while others are unpublished or rarely seen.
I am quite sensible to wrongly dated pictures, although I understand this is very hard to make such book without a single error even though it's the dream of all publishers. The ones that I noticed at first glance were nevertheless minimal. By example on page 16 ( top right ) there's a photo dated from Amarillo, TX June 19, 1974 while in fact this picture is from  San Bernardino, CA May 10, 1974.  The photo on top of page 90 is supposedly from Hampton Roads, VA April 9, 1972 concert while it is in fact from April 14, 1972 in Greensboro, NC. Elvis was wearing the '' Burning Love '' suit at the matinee concert in Hampton Roads, VA and it's not what we have there.
The biggest error being the section titled '' Greensboro March 13, 1974 '' as those pictures are actually from the Charlotte concert of the same tour. Ironically on page 9 there is an actual photo from the Greensboro show ( in color ) of Elvis wearing the blue target suit instead of the '' Raised On Rock '' suit as seen in the Greensboro section.

Don't be put off by such small mistakes as this is only a short fragment of the book, and by any means do not diminished the quality of this work. This book is highly recommended for fans who enjoy a good read, and at the same time like to see new photographs, all of this in an harmoniously fashion, and simply a nice companion to '' Elvis : Caught In A Trap '' on your book shelf.
The book comes with a bonus CD of the same title featuring various tracks ( mostly 50s and a few 1974 home recordings ), about all of them aren't new but nice to have altogether into this collection. This is of interest to notice though the inclusion of the excellent newly found Louisiana Hayride track from 1955 '' I Forgot To Remember To Forget ''.

You can order this book directly from Arjan Deelen, and if interested purchase a signed copy from the author at deelen@elvis.dk
Updated November 6, 2012

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Hot Shots And Cool Clips Volume 6 released

JAT Productions is now shipping "Elvis: Hot Shots And Cool Clips Volume 6" . Only a few left and you can order at www.jatpublishing.com
Update November 2, 2012

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DVD Elvis Hot Shots and Cool Clips vol. 6

Here we the flyer of the forthcoming DVD release "Elvis Hot Shots And Cool Clips Vol. 6". This volume will be housed inside of the legendary rare 1975 Hilton Showroom Menu. The DVD will include Las Vegas 1972, Kansas City 1972, Chicago 1972, afternoon show and more.
Update September 19, 2012

Greatest Live Hits of the 50s

The next MRS release in association with JAT Productions ‘Greatest Live Hits of the 50s’ will be officially released 22nd October 2012. The 24 track CD is most varied compilation to date, containing only the best live performances, making the ultimate live set list of the 1950’s.

For the first time on General Release, it has 8 new live tracks that have all been re-mastered and are now significantly and noticeably improved, than before. Additionally, the CD also contains for the first time, an unreleased live version of ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ from October 1955. Sound samples for entire CD will start appearing very soon.
Please note, it is likely that some Elvis fan club dealers will have stock 2 weeks earlier than the official release date of 22nd October.

01. Good Rockin' Tonight - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. 02. Baby Let's Play House - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. 03. That's All Right - Meridian, Mississippi, May 26, 1955. 04. Little Mama - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955 05. You’re a Heartbreaker - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955 06. Tweedle Dee - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955 07. I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, January 22, 1955 08. Hearts of Stone - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955 09. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 16, 1954 10. I Got A Woman - Eagles’ Hall, Houston, Texas, March 19, 1955. 11. Maybelline - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, August 20, 1955 12. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, July 2, 1955 13. I' Forgot To Remember to Forget - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, October, 1955 14. Shake Rattle & Roll - WJOI Radio, Florence, Alabama January 19, 1955 15. Heartbreak Hotel - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956 16. Long Tall Sally - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956 17. Money Honey - Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 16 1956 18. I Was the One - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Afternoon Show, September 26th 1956 19. Blue Suede Shoes - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Evening Show, September 26th 1956 20. Paralyzed - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956 21. Don't Be Cruel - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, December 15, 1956 22. Hound Dog - Mississippi Alabama Fair & Dairy Show, Tupelo, Mississippi, Evening Show September 26th 1956
Bonus Tracks:
23. Money Honey - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955 24. Shake, Rattle & Roll - Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 5, 1955
Source: MRS - Update September 13, 2012

“Elvis in Concert 1945/1977”

Out in May in Italy is “Elvis in Concert 1945/1977” (Stampa Alternativa Edition - ISBN: 9788862222679) from long time Elvis Presley Club of Italy’s President, Sebastiano Cecere. This astonishing book (800 pages) collates all worldwide available information regarding Elvis’ live activities since his childhood experiences (when he use to visit Tupelo’s own radio station) to his very last gig in Indianapolis in 1977. Never before (worldwide) has such amount of information been collected in one single book (usually ‘in concert’ books only deal with the Seventies), with unreleased information never available before, regarding his very first appearances and concerts. Here you will find for the first time ever, the whole story of Elvis and the Hugh Jarrett Singers, including the only available professional picture of the group with Elvis himself (took backstage and never published before). The book is in Italian but you won’t need to speak and read Italian to be able to enjoy the “heart” of this labor of love. For each concert you will find all available details, including cities, venues, audience, gross receipt, play lists (many of them unreleased), musicians (for the very first time the most accurate Imperials line up, discussed directly with group leader Joe Moscheo), press review and discographies (official, FTD and independent labels) and all available album/CD release information, both official and unofficial.

Do you know who James “Mississippi Slim” Ausborn was, and which influence he had in Elvis childhood musical culture and skill development? Do you know what does it say the Morse code at the beginning of the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert? Do you want to know all the details of the 1957 tours? Did you know that when Jean Marc Gargiulo (president of “Treat Me Nice – Les Amis D’Elvis” fan club) met Elvis in 1969 in Las Vegas, Elvis himself was so worried about Jean Marc’s financial commitment to fly in USA (back then it was not so common…) that he asked him if he needed some money? Do you know that beside normal 45 and 33 rpm record releases, in the seventies there has also been a live extended play record release?

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All of this and much, much more information, including rare and unreleased pictures, plus concert statistics are available on “Elvis in Concert 1945/1977”. Despite its mammoth dimensions (A4 format per 800 pages) its price is very affordable: only 38 Euros through the most important website retailers. You can even get it at a cheaper price (only 32.30 Euros) should you will buy it directly through the Stampa Alternativa publishing company website, at the following address:
You can get also in touch directly with the Author (note that he doesn’t sell the book). Please send your welcomed feedback directly to Sebastiano Cecere at the following e-mail address:
Source: Sebastiano Cerere - August 30, 2012

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Huge Elvis Event in Spain

Club Elvis Spain proudly present "The TCB Band" and "Dennis Jale" in Concert in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday September 22 in the Sala Apolo. This will be the biggest event ever made by club Elvis in their 21 years of history. If you are in Barcelona these days, don't miss this oportunity to see James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Ronnie Tutt and Norbert Putnam, with the Austrian singer Dennis Jale in concert, for the first time in Barcelona.
And Our Special Guest will be: Joe Esposito.
Buy your tickets now, via ticketmaster:


“The moment he came into the studio, I was in awe”

For many years, the name Temple Riser was a bit of a mystery in the Elvis world. Not much was known about the dark-haired beauty with the deep, strong voice other than the fact that she had sung backup for Elvis at his early 70s Nashville sessions, and that she got to record a duet with Elvis live in the studio on ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. Her whereabouts were unknown, and it seemed like she had simply vanished off this planet. Nobody seemed to know where she was located or whether she was still amongst us. Earlier this year, Elvis expert Arjan Deelen decided to try and locate her, and just a few weeks ago, his research paid off when he found her alive and well and even looking pretty much the way she did 40 years ago!

Temple Riser, who is now 63, feels that she has been blessed in life, and cites working with Elvis and singing at President Nixon’s inauguration as her (singing) career highlights. About meeting Elvis for the first time, she says: “I was a little stuck up… I didn’t want to give him the impression that I was starstruck. But the moment he came into the studio, I was in awe… He had such a charisma about him, and he was so handsome. And he was very flirtatious!”, she says with a smile.

When asked about her nicest memories of him, she answers: “There’s several… I remember that he invited me and Ginger & Mary (Holladay) to come to his hotel room in Nashville - and we did. He was just so nice to us. Very easy to talk to, very talkative. He grabbed his guitar and we sang Gospels together. He didn’t sing any of his hits, just Gospel music… he loved that”.

About the duet, she says: “He asked me to do the duet with him. He was really having a good time while we recorded it. I just tried to do the best I could. You know, I used to be embarrassed about it. I didn’t think I sounded so good. These days with the internet it’s turning up everywhere, and people ask me about it. I’m proud of the fact that I got to sing with Elvis Presley. It doesn’t get any better than that!”.

The really exciting news is that Temple Riser will be joining the ’Original Elvis Tribute’ show together with a.o. Mary and Ginger Holladay for a Euro tour in May 2013!

“People have told me that the Elvis fans in Europe know about me, and I have always said: ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’. I’m really excited about coming to Europe for the very first time, and meeting the fans and performing for them. We may even do that duet, ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. Hopefully, I will do a better job on it this time around!”, Temple laughingly says. “It’s a priviledge to be able to pay tribute to the greatest performer ever and I will do my best to make this tour memorable for the fans. See you all in May 2013!”.

For more information about the ‘Original Elvis Tribute’ production, please contact Arjan Deelen at deelen@elvis.dk or visit www.elvisnews.dk
Source: elvisnews.dk - Update August 1, 2012

Elvis '69- Featuring '' Change Of Habit ''

J.A.T. Publishing has just distributed its latest book mentioned above ( see cover ) to all dealers and individuals who ordered. We have just a few left, anybody interested in one can order direct from J.A.T. Publishing .

source : Joe Tunzi - July 31, 2012

FECC members in Memphis - Drinks on August 14th - Let's meet

Any FECC members in Memphis this August? Well, it's time for a drink. We will all meet at Sun Studios at 3 p.m. on Tuesday August 14th, and then we can head over to Boscos for some drinks (http://www.boscosbeer.com/memphis/story/index.htm), and be out of there in plenty of time for those who want to attend the Memphis Boys Salute at 7 p.m.
You all know what I look like, so see whoever shows up that night!
(If not, see above ;-)
Contact paulsweeney@gmail.com for details
Source: Paul Sweeney - Update July 29, 2012


Out on August 1st is the remarkable new book “ELVIS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES”, subtitled “Arjan Deelen talks to the musicians, singers, songwriters and producers who helped create the ‘Presley Sound’”. It’s an essential book that for once focuses on the music and the music-making process in Elvis’ career.

‘Arjan Deelen's insightful interviews shed compelling new light on the legacy of Elvis Presley. His innate love of his subject and well-spring of knowledge informs his work, ultimately producing a series of captivating, candid and revelatory interviews that offer heretofore new perspective on the artistry of "the King"’ ‘, said Ken Sharp, author of "Writing For The King” and "Vegas: '69".

Some of these interviews were used in the aforementioned book, as well as some of the world’s leading Elvis magazines, like “Elvis – The Man And His Music”, “Flaming Star” and “ElvisMatters”, and you can now read them in their unedited form in this fascinating publication. Several of the interviews in the book, like for instance the ones with Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Scheff and Michael Jarrett, are widely regarded as the best and most revealing interviews ever with these gentlemen. There’s also a strong sense of honesty about the book, because these interviews are presented precisely as they were conducted – so no editing or other manipulation afterwards. ‘Straight from the horses’ mouth’, so to speak. “ELVIS: WALK A MILE IN MY MUSIC” is a must for those who really want to know more about Elvis and the music he created.

The book is also a feast for the eye, with almost 300 rare and unpublished photos of Elvis, in some cases sourced from the original negatives and dias. These photos cover the whole spectrum of Elvis’ career, from 1954 to 1977. The foreword was written by Duke Bardwell, Elvis’ mid-70s bassplayer. Handsomely designed, this is a book that delivers on all levels. A free promotional CD containing various Elvis rarities, including the newly discovered live version of ‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’ as well as a rare 1956 radio promo, is also included. Order your copy of “ELVIS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES” now (hardback, 160 pages, color throughout) now from: elvisforeveryone@zonnet.nl
Source: EFE - July 25, 2012


Out now is the highly anticipated Bootleg Book, and wow what a book it is. This is one of the most exciting books I have seen, on a subject that intruiges most of the Elvis fans, and that is of course bootlegs.
The book contains all the info you need on the bootleg vinyl, and it's very well designed, and tons and tons of bootleg artworks. What is really cool is the stories behind the bootlegs, and it started all with a great visit of two Dutch Elvis fans at the Select-O-Hits shop in Memphis, what a read.

It all started from here.....

I won't spoil anything what you can read in this book, but it is very entertaining, you will love it!!!
Without any doubt, this is one of the most essential Elvis books ever, period.

For your reading pleasure the bootleg entries are divided into the following chapters:

7 inch singles
7 inch extended play albums
10 inch albums and 78rpm singles
12 inch albums and maxi singles
Interviews and session talks
Novelty and tribute bootlegged records
Far Eastern bootlegged records

It’s all here in a massive 640-pages high-quality hardcover book!
It’s for you, the Elvis collector, the fan and the vinyl- and music lover!
It’s a labor of love by five diehard European Elvis collectors and scholars.
It’s possible because of the fantastic support from many fans all over the world.
It’s the book that might soon become an instant classic in the Elvis world.
It’s Bootleg Elvis!

For more info go to http://www.bootleg-elvis.com/

Update July 7, 2012


The forthcoming photo-book ”Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes” is now nearing publication, and is projected to be out in late July 2012. This hardback A4-size publication will contain close to 300 rare and unpublished photographs, some of which have been scanned from the original negatives. Many of the photographs are printed full-size, and in A4 size you will really appreciate many of the finer details. Some of the highlights include:

*A sensational series of live shots of Elvis at the Forum on November 14, 1970. Most of these are unpublished anywhere and really capture the essence of Elvis as a live performer. Many dynamic, dramatic action shots… You will love these.
* A great series of unpublished shots from Elvis’ concert in Greensboro on March 14, 1974. A little older and a bit heavier, but still having a great time on stage and delivering the goods. Elvis’ shows were uniformly great in March ’74, but decent quality live photo series have been a little thin on the ground, so this series is most welcome for the true fan & collector.
* Several great shots from Elvis’ March 1, 1970 press conference (the rarer one of the two Astrodome interviews). Again, unpublished, with Elvis looking ultra-cool; with cigar in his hands, he looks for all the world like a character from one of those 70s crime movies! There’s also unpublished shots from the other ‘70s press conferences, great close up shots with remarkable detail – you can virtually count his eye lashes in these pix.
* A rare series of COLOR shots from Miami ’56, printed full page for optimal effect.

There’s much, much more, way too much to detail it all here. If you know our previous photo-books (Images 1 + 2), then you will know what to expect, only this one’s even better. We know that many fans have expressed concern about the high price of Elvis books of late, so we are pleased to report that this book is very affordable. Contact us now for more details: elvisforeveryone@zonnet.nl
Source: EFE - July 2, 2012



People get ready…
Don’t miss the most extensive ever book on Elvis vinyl bootlegs!
Don’t miss the adventurous history of Elvis bootlegs!
Don’t miss the never before told stories from various Elvis bootleggers!
And… don’t miss the Elvis bootlegs in close to 1,000 entries illustrated with more than 1,200 photos.

For your reading pleasure the bootleg entries are divided into the following chapters:

7 inch singles
7 inch extended play albums
10 inch albums and 78rpm singles
12 inch albums and maxi singles
Interviews and session talks
Novelty and tribute bootlegged records
Far Eastern bootlegged records

It’s all here in a massive 640-pages high-quality hardcover book!
It’s for you, the Elvis collector, the fan and the vinyl- and music lover!
It’s a labor of love by five diehard European Elvis collectors and scholars.
It’s possible because of the fantastic support from many fans all over the world.
It’s the book that might soon become an instant classic in the Elvis world.
It’s Bootleg Elvis!

You can also order this book through us for the best price: fecc@elvis-collectors.com
Source: Update June 29, 2012

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Club Elvis Summer festival

After the huge success of the first Spanish meeting from last year, Club Elvis Spain will return back to Zaragoza for the 2012 Edition of the CLUB ELVIS SUMMER FESTIVAL. We are celebrating our 21th Anniversary of the fanclub, and will bring to the Elvis fans and the members of the Club the best Spanish Tribute artists and spanish Elvis bands in a one big meeting, on June 30th.
This year special guest is "Ed Bonja", Elvis' official photographer and tour manager who will bring along some great pictures.
More info: www.facebook.com/clubelvis
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/308129862591543/
Source: Club Elvis - Update June 15, 2012


BOXCAR ENTERPRISES will officially release its long awaited book ‘ELVIS PRESLEY'S GRACELAND THROUGH THE YEARS: 1957 – 1977’ on the 9th of July 2012. This release has a strictly LIMITED EDITION RELEASE of only 2000 Copies worldwide.
The hardback book measuring 12 x 10 inches and weighs over 3 Kilo’s and is bound with a hardcover cardboard sleeve slipcase. It contains 450 pages and includes over 1000 photos many of which are never before published with informative text (including Graceland’s pre history before Elvis’ time), original purchase documents, receipts, blueprints and much much more. It is the most comprehensive book on Graceland to date covering Elvis’ time at his residence. For further information and a quick glimpse at the book, it can be found on this YouTube trailer link below.

Elvis Presley FTD WORLD

The Japanese Elvis Fun Club "For Elvis Sound Fans Only" has released a new book titled "Elvis Presley FTD WORLD" on 25 May. This is the perfect Elvis' FTD Guide book updated until May 2012, and it explains the first 111 releases of the FTD Collector's label in detail from "Burbank ' 68" (1999) to new title "Welcome Home Elvis 1960" (2012). It shows all the song titles, audio information, background information... of each FTD title. This book has an official approval from the FTD label to publish this. Unfortunately, the information in this book has been written in the Japanese language, but each album titles, song titles & recording datas are written in English. The price is only 2,000 Yen (= 19.74 EUR).
You can order the book through http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4901964240/elvisworld-22
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Source: For Elvis Sound Fans Only - May 26, 2012

GRACELAND Through The Years 57-77

ELVIS PRESLEY’S GRACELAND, THROUGH THE YEARS 1957 – 1977 will be released by Boxcar Enterprises at the end of June 2012. After several years in the making this will be the most comprehensive book to date for every Elvis fan covering Elvis’ time at Graceland. The hardback book is 450 pages and includes over 1000 photos many of which are never before published. It also contains informative text, original purchase documents and receipts, blueprints and much much more. It is all together bound in a 12 by 10 inch hard cover cardboard sleeve slipcase like Boxcar’s previous outing last year of ‘The Final Curtain’.

A quick glimpse at the book can be found on this YouTube trailer link below.
Source: Boxcar Enterprises - Update may 8, 2012

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With Ginger Holladay’s arrival home yesterday, the ‘Original Elvis Tribute’ tour featuring a.o. Duke Bardwell, Bobby Wood, Jerome ‘Stump’ Monroe and the Holladay Sisters has now officially concluded. And what a tour it was! This was easily the show’s most successful tour yet: great attendances, enthusiastic crowds and tremendous shows. The show itself was once again a great mix of the classics and lesser-known songs like ‘For The Heart’ and ‘Any Day Now’. You can see a clip from one of the shows here: http://youtu.be/NR26SGu-L9A One of the tour’s highlights was the April 12th show at the Savoy Theater in Helsinki, where the band and the crowd celebrated Mary Holladay’s birthday. Everybody joined in and sang ‘Happy Birthday Mary’, while tour producer Arjan Deelen came on stage with a big birthday cake. Imagine the shock of everybody when Ginger Holladay tripped over one of the monitors and fell right in the middle of the birthday song! “Even as a kid she was always trying to upstage me, and she’s still doing it!”, Mary laughingly commented. Fortunately, Ginger was fine - though slightly embarrassed - and the band rocked the night away in Helsinki. ‘The Original Elvis Tribute’ will be back in May ’13, and shows have already been booked in Holland: on May 18th at De Melkweg in Amsterdam and on May 19th at 013 in Tilburg. We will have updates shortly on Luxembourg, Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
For more info, please go to: www.elvisnews.dk
Source: elvisnews.dk - Update May 8, 2012

Bootleg Elvis!

here is the announcement for the upcoming book: Bootleg Elvis!
After many years of painstaking research, a group of five European mega-collectors have finished their work on the ultimate vinyl bootleg bible:
Bootleg Elvis

Now, in 2012, the time has come that this massive -640 pages- work of love and labor will be made available to all Elvis fans and music lovers worldwide. With more than 1200 color pictures, track listings, cross-references, matrix numbers, cover/label/vinyl/sound descriptions of about 1000 records on 480+ pages, this is the most in-depth work on Elvis vinyl bootlegs ever!

This book will not only list and visualize every known Elvis bootleg record, but it will also list and show all known variations of each record. All records will be listed in several chapters, being:

• 7-inch Singles
• 7-inch Extended Play Albums
• 10-inch Albums & 78 rpm Singles
• 12-inch Long Play Albums and Maxi Singles
• Interviews and Session Talks
• Novelty and Tribute Bootlegged Records
• Far Eastern Bootlegged Records

To top it off, there is an almost 65 pages description about the history of (Elvis) bootlegging, starting in 1901 up to today. There are about 70 pages of stories written by all the major bootleggers from the USA, Canada and Europe. They will tell you why they made their bootlegs, how they obtained their recordings, how they got their records and sleeves made and how they managed to sell their records without being caught.

Read stories -first hand- about albums like Please Release Me (the first Elvis bootleg ever!) The Hillbilly Cat "Live", The '68 Comeback, Million Dollar Quartet, Loving You Recording Sessions, Welcome In Germany and many more.

These are more than fascinating insider stories that were never known nor published before!

All in all, this book gives you the most complete insight ever into the evolution of bootlegging Elvis. Even if you’re not a vinyl collector, this book is definitely a must-have!
Update April 16, 2012

Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album

This CD is an expanded edition of the original soundtrack album "Blue Hawaii" originally released in 1961.
It contains many previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions of the soundtrack recording including Elvis' number 1 hit "Can't Help Falling In Love".

As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 40 page book containing many rare and unpublished photographs taken on and off the set of "Blue Hawaii".
It will be released on May 8th, 2012 - for more info go to www.memphisrecordingservice.com.
Source: MRS - Update April 6, 2012


In the Elvis world, we are so used to hype and self-promotion that it’s easy to get a bit blasé when hearing about another ‘sensational book that you must own’. More often than not, the product fails to deliver and ends on your book shelf, never to be dipped into again. We will therefore keep our information about our forthcoming book publication simple and to the point. Elvis For Everyone! Publication has built a good reputation over the years with past photo-books like the highly successful “Images” series. We are now putting the finishing touches on a book titled simply “Elvis Walk A Mile In My Shoes” (A4 size, 140 pages) that will blow our earlier books right out of the water. The book will contain many amazing photos from 1954 to 1977, and most of these have never been seen before, not even in books like “Elvis Files”. Many of these photos were taken directly from the original negatives and dias, thus ensuring top quality, and some of these come from the collection of Elvis’ associates and musicians, one of whom has written the foreword for this remarkable book. The majority of these photos are in stunning color, and in the A4 format you can see all the details with amazing clarity. If you get only one book this year, then make sure that it’s “Elvis: Walk A Mile In My Shoes” – the one book that can actually live up to its hype. Publication: May 2012.
For more info, please contact Constatijn Zantingh at: elvisforeveryone@zonnet.nl
Source: Elvis Corner Utrecht - April 4, 2012

Rock, Sex And Roll Out Now

JAT Publishing has just released ''Rock, Sex And Roll''. We're happy to announce all orders have been shipped and it's almost sold out. You can still get a copy from www.jatpublishing.com for a very limited time with a free 2012 calendar with each book.
March 28, 2012


The two Elvis Forever shows in Holland, which will take place at Het Paard in Den Haag on April 21st and at 013 in Tilburg on April 22nd, will feature a very special guest: Joe Pirzada, the producer of various great releases on the MRS label, like the recent 'Such A Night In Pearl Harbour'. Pirzada's next Blue Hawaii release will get its debut during these two Holland shows, and Joe will also be lifting the lid on his exciting future plans… He may even be playing a few rare clips, but that hasn't been positively decided yet. Joe will also be taking questions from the audience. Pirzada is a straight shooter who is not afraid to say things as he sees them, even if it upsets others, so be there, because this promises to be very interesting. Appearing on both nights will be the renowned 'The Original Elvis Tribute' show featuring a.o. Bobby Wood, Mary and Ginger Holladay, Duke Bardwell and Jerome "Stump" Monroe. Ginger Holladay just taped a video especially for the Holland shows, which you can see here: http://youtu.be/3c4seCnMGvM Several shows on the 'Original Elvis Tribute' tour are now sold out, like in Sweden and in Helsinki, Finland. A special Easter show has now been added in Helsinki, and it will take place at the Savoy Theater on April 9th. For more info, please go to: www.elvisnews.dk
March March 19, 2012 - Source: EFE / Elvis Shop Utrecht

Elvis Presley - Album Zuisou

Released now is the book "Elvis Presley - Album Zuisou" (Japanese Elvis book). In this book, The king of rock'n roll, Elvis Presley's selected 35 original albums are described deeply by Reiko Yukawa. Reiko Yukawa is a well known music critic in Japan and big fan Elvis. The column of each album contains Elvis' daily life at the time and behind the scene of his music works. Also,the book included a list of CD and DVD, which you can get right now. It's very useful for collectors. The author, Reiko Yukawa has been to Las Vegas many times in the 70's. She experienced a lot of live performances of Elvis. In 1973, when she got married in Las Vegas, Elvis became a witness of her marriage. You can order this book through Amazon.
Source: For Elvis Sounds Fan Only - February 19, 2012

Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album update

Due to circumstances beyond our control , the release date for the MRS Blue Hawaii has been put back to the 8th May 2012.
Source: MRS - February 15, 2012

Blue Hawaii - The Expanded Alternate Album

Memphis Recording Service will release one of its minor titles of a CD/Book package titled 'BLUE HAWAII - THE EXPANDED ALTERNATE ALBUM' on the 23rd April. The CD is an expanded edition of the original soundtrack album 'Blue Hawaii' originally released in 1961. It contains many previously unreleased out-takes and alternate versions of the soundtrack recording including Elvis' number 1 hit, 'Can't Help Falling in Love' . As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 40 page book containing many rare and unpublished photographs taken on and off the set of 'Blue Hawaii'.

This title is currently available for Pre –order on Amazon UK and Play at below £12.

01. Blue Hawaii (Take 1FS Take 7M) 02. Almost Always True (Take 1FS Take 8M) 03. Aloha Oe (Take 4FS & SPM) 04. No More (Take 1FS Take 13M) 05. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 27FS Take 28FS Take 29M) 06. Rock-A-Hula Baby (Take 4FS Take 5M) 07. Moonlight Swim (Take 3M) 08. Ku ui po (Take 8LFS Take 9M) 09. Ito Eats (Take 6FS Take 7FS Take8FS Take 9M) 10. Slicin' Sand (Take 18LFS Take 19M) 11. Hawaiian Sunset (Master) 12. Beach Boy Blues (Take 1FS Take 2M) 13. Island of Love (Take 11FS Take 12FS Take 13M) 14. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Take 2M)

15. No More (Take 3LFS) 16. No More (Take 9) 17. Rock-A-Hula Baby (Take 1FS) 18. Ito Eats (Take 1MM Take 3FS) 19. Slicin' Sand (Take 15FS Take 16FS Take 17) 20. Beach Boy Blues (Take 3MM) 21. Island of Love (Take 3FS, Take 5FS, Take 10FS) 22. Aloha Oe (Take 2) 23. Aloha Oe (Take 3) 24. Aloha Oe (Take 5SPM) 25. Aloha Oe (Take 7SPM) 26. Aloha Oe (MASTER OF SECTION 2) 27. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 1FS Take 2FS Take 3FS Take 4FS) 28. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 5LSF) 29. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 6FS, Take 7FS) 30. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 8LFS) 31. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 9) 32. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 10FS Take 11FS Take 12FS) 33. Cant Help Falling In Love (Take 18FS Take 23MM)
Source: MRS - Update Fenruary 10, 2012

Hilarious Duke Bardwell Video

Those of you who are fortunate enough to know Duke Bardwell (or 'Unca Duke' to his friends) will no doubt agree on the fact that he's a big hearted guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Together with his trusty horse (!), Duke just recorded a special YouTube video to promote the April 2012 'Original Elvis Tribute' Euro shows and especially the tour opening show at Vara Konserthus on April 7th, 2012. You can see this hilarious video here: http://youtu.be/f_8owzE2DFI Duke will be doing shows in Holland, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden and Norway together with various other musicians who also worked together with Elvis, including Bobby Wood and Mary & Ginger Holladay. An overview of the tour can be found here: www.elvisnews.dk Duke himself played bass on over 180 shows together with Presley back in the mid-70s. Looking back on his association with Elvis, he says: "It was the most magnificent thing musically that ever happened to me…".
Source: Arjan Deelen - February 9, 2012