Interesting how this has turned out I have to hand it to Chris Davidson owner of "Elvis A Rama".
I personally do not believe Elvis had anything to do with this song,...but I guess that's not what's important here....this is certainly a TRUE HOLLYWOOD Story so to speak....Nevertheless if the shoe were on the other I would have maybe done the same thing if I would have had the type of contacts for this sort of thing......
Anyway here's the info I found...and the original link...when you go there if you do, just type in Elvis in the search area.........and what you see written at the bottom of this post will be what will appear in the link....
Unrecorded Elvis 'Roses' Song Surfaces; Search Is on for New
'King' to Record It
LAS VEGAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- When a song written by
which was never released by the King, surfaced last month at
auction on eBay,
Chris Davidson -- an owner and founder of the world's largest
experience outside of Graceland, with $6 million worth of
memorabilia -- knew
he had to have it.
Davidson, 40, who opened the Elvis-A-Rama Experience in Las
than five years ago, has announced a world wide search for
someone to fill
Elvis's blue suede shoes. "We're looking for the world's best Elvis
impersonator to record the song," said Davidson. "We hope to
agreement with a production company for a multi-episode reality
"If I'd Only Bought Her Roses" is the only song co-written
by Elvis and
Paul Terry King, an association that dates back to the late 60s,
Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis recorded his last
number one hit,
"Suspicious Minds," there in 1969.
"Roses," registered in 1973 with BMI, appears to have been
inspired by the
lost love that both artists were experiencing in their personal
lives at the
time. Elvis was freshly wounded from his divorce from
Beaulieu, an event made official in October 1973. The song was never
recorded. According to sources, Elvis considered it "too
painful," at the time.
The song is a bittersweet ballad of lost love and regret.
"We would like to have the song recorded at one of Elvis's
either historic Sun Records Studios or the old RCA Radio
We intend to put much effort behind the song to make it a
national hit and the
project has already elicited national media interest," said Davidson.
The song is unique in that Elvis is credited for very few
songs as a
composer/songwriter. It is our intention for the song to be
released on the
50th Anniversary of Elvis's first Gold Record, Heartbreak Hotel,
released in January 1956.
The Elvis-A-Rama Museum is in the process of creating an
contest for the impersonators with tryouts likely to be held in
Frankfurt, Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles and Memphis as prime
Final selection will take place in Las Vegas, where the
winner will appear
in an engagement at the Elvis-A-Rama Experience. Impersonators
will be judged
in three categories: vocal talent, appearance, and stage presence.
"Roses" is currently jointly owned by Elvis-A-Rama and Elvis
Enterprises. A majority interest (85%) in EPE was recently
Robert Sillerman of (CKX), Inc.
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