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Released | Elvis On Tour 6 CD + 1 Blu-ray box set

RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has released the Elvis On Tour box set, a newly-compiled 50th anniversary celebration of Elvis Presley's monumental 1972 concert trek (premiering unreleased live and studio material) - our order is on the way to us.

Elvis Movie Scores 8 Oscar Nominations

Just two days after Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin attended a memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley, their grief turned to celebrations when their 'ELVIS' movie was nominated for eight Oscars including best picture.

Lisa Marie Presley laid to rest at Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley has been laid to rest at Graceland after her death at age 54 on Jan. 12. The service for the late singer-songwriter began at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 on the front lawn of Graceland, the former home of rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley. She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Presley, and three of her children: actor Riley Keough, 33, and twins Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, 14.Priscilla Presley, 77, spoke during her daughter's memorial, sharing a tribute she said that one of her granddaughters wrote.

Released | Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 2 CD Set from MRS

UK Label 'Memphis Recording Service' (MRS) has released the Deluxe CD 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 1972' and our order is on the way to us. 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis – Opening Night 1972' contains a thrilling new show - featuring a revised setlist - from Elvis' Opening Night at the Las Vegas Hilton on the 26 January 1972. The soundboard recording has been remastered and for the first time presented in true stereo. The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia along with introductory notes.

Elvis On Tour 6 CD + 1 Blu-ray box set | January Release

RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release the Elvis On Tour box set, a newly-compiled 50th anniversary celebration of Elvis Presley's monumental 1972 concert trek (premiering unreleased live and studio material), on January 27, 2022. Fans can get their first taste of Elvis On Tour when the previously unreleased 'Burning Love (Rehearsal 2),' recorded live at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood in March 1972.

Lisa Marie Presley Memorial Service Information

Lisa Marie Presley's Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 22, at 9:00 am (Memphis time) on Graceland's Front Lawn. In addition to family and friends, the general public is invited to attend. Following the service, there will be a procession to view Lisa's final resting place in Meditation Garden. If you are unable to attend the service in Memphis, the ceremony will be available to watch online via Graceland's Livestream page.

Lisa Marie Presley's Sweetest Moments with Her Parents, Elvis and Priscilla

Lisa Marie Presley died on Jan. 12, 2023, at age 54. 'It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us', her mother Priscilla confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE. Take a look back at her sweetest moments with her mother Priscilla and her late father, Elvis.

Tributes to Lisa Marie Presley

Fans paid their respects at Graceland's gates on Friday, writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers and sharing memories of Elvis Presley's only child, who was one of the last remaining touchstones to the icon whose influence and significance still resonates more than 45 years after his own sudden death.

Lisa Marie Presley: How she turned personal tragedy into hope

Lisa Marie Presley, who has died at the age of 54, stepped out of her father's shadow with her music, but experienced 'more than anyone's fair share' of tragedy and heartbreak in her life. 'I've dealt with death, grief and loss since the age of nine years old', she wrote last August. She was just nine when her father Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, died.

Lisa Marie Presley Has Died Following Cardiac Arrest

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of American rock legend Elvis, has died aged 54. Her mother Priscilla confirmed her daughter's death in a statement to People magazine on Thursday evening (local time). 'It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us', she said. 'She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment'.

Lisa Marie Presley Hospitalized after Cardiac Arrest

Lisa Marie Presley has been hospitalized after experiencing a medical emergency. Presley was transferred to a local hospital Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, the L.A. County Fire Dept. confirmed to Rolling Stone. She reportedly had CPR performed on her by paramedics when they arrived on the scene, according to TMZ. She regained a pulse and was transported to receive further medical care.

Cissy Houston Remembers Elvis Presley

In 1963 Cissy Houston and three other singers formed a backup group that became known as the Sweet Inspirations and performed around the country with various headliners. It was during Cissy Houston's soprano obbligato on 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' that Elvis started laughing at the mid night show on August 26, 1969.

Christmas With Elvis

Christmas was a special time for Elvis and every year he decorated Graceland, inside and out, with an impressive display of lights and decorations to celebrate the festive season. With his love of the season it seemed an obvious move for him to record a selection of Christmas songs for release on an album, or at least The Colonel and RCA thought so.
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Elvis Presley, the Musician

What instruments did Elvis play? He played guitar, bass and piano, and often toyed with instruments like the drums, accordion and ukulele. While he couldn't read or write music and had no formal lessons, he was a natural musician and played everything by ear. He could often hear a song, pick up an instrument, and play. He often played an instrument in his recordings, and always produced his own music. Elvis was simply born to create music and he was always learning new ways to do it.

Interview with Annett Wolf, co-producer of Elvis In Concert 1977

This is an interesting interview with Annett Wolf, one of the co-producers of Elvis In Concert in 1977. She supervised all of the backstage filming plus fan interviews, Vernon's interview.

Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 2 CD Set from MRS

UK Label 'Memphis Recording Service' (MRS) will release a CD Deluxe titled 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis - Opening Night 1972' on 27th January 2023. 'Las Vegas Hilton Presents Elvis – Opening Night 1972' contains a thrilling new show - featuring a revised setlist - from Elvis' Opening Night at the Las Vegas Hilton on the 26 January 1972. The soundboard recording has been remastered and for the first time presented in true stereo. The accompanying booklet includes rare photographs and memorabilia along with introductory notes.
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Interview with 'Aloha From Hawaii' director and producer, Marty Pasetta

Marty Pasetta produced and directed the Aloha TV special which became the most watched TV program ever, with over 1.5 billion people watching it worldwide. Marty actually told Elvis 'He's got to lose some weight' when they met in Las Vegas. Elvis spent the next three months dieting, taking vitamin injections, and rigorously working out with his Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee. Director Marty Pasetta reminisces about pitching his ideas for the Elvis Aloha from Hawaii special, the first program to ever be beamed around the world by satellite. Following is an interview with Marty and clips from the show.

Interview with Johnny Tillotson

Johnny Tillotson wrote the song, It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' early in 1962 inspired by the terminal illness of his father. He recorded the song himself and it became one of his biggest hits, reaching # 3 in the US pop chart and becoming the first of his records to make the country music charts, where it peaked at # 4. It earned him his first Grammy nomination, for Best Country & Western Recording, and was later recorded by over 100 performers including Elvis Presley in 1969 at his legendary American Sound Studios Sessions.

Elvis From Louisiana And Memphis 4-CD Set from FTD

FTD is pleased to announce its last release for 2022. It's hoped that this will ship w/c 12th December. As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis From Louisiana And Memphis'. Released as a 4-CD 5" digi-pak, this set features three 1976 concerts recorded at Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana July 1, 1976, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 2, 1976 and Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee July 5, 1976.
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Interview with Donna Butterworth (Elvis' co-star 'Paradise Hawaiian Style)

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

Elvis Presley amazed Paul Simon with 'unbelievable' cover

Elvis Presley covered many stunning songs throughout the years from some extremely popular artists. While performing in concert he lent his voice to such incredible tracks as Frank Sinatra's My Way, The Beatles' Something and Yesterday and even Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline. But when he recorded one of Paul Simon's songs for an album, the singer-songwriter was gobsmacked.

Jerry Lee Lewis dies at 87

Jerry Lee Lewis, the last surving member of the famed Million Dollar Quartet has died aged 87. Lewis achieved dazzling early success as a defining hero of rock'n'roll, when he muscled in among Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, creating rock'n'roll piano from honky-tonk and hymn, as if doing so were as natural as breathing, and commandeering rhythm and blues with a casual authority achieved by no other white performer except Elvis Presley. With Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Great Balls of Fire and High School Confidential, he made three of the genre's indispensable classics.

Interview with Steve Wynn

Interview with Steve Wynn, bother of Kenny who we recently featured an interview with. Steve Wynn graduated from The Manlius School, a private boys' school in upstate New York, in 1959. Wynn's father, Michael Weinberg, ran a string of bingo parlors in the eastern United States, and died of complications from heart surgery shortly before Wynn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. At college, he studied Cultural Anthropology and English Literature. After college he took over running the family's bingo operation in Maryland. He did well enough at it to accumulate the money to buy a small stake in the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he and his wife, Elaine, moved in 1967. Wynn managed to parlay his profits from a land deal in the early 1970s (the deal involved two established titans of the Las Vegas casino business, Howard Hughes and Caesars Palace) into a controlling interest in a dusty downtown casino, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas (he also owned The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City). Wynn renovated, revamped and expanded the Golden Nugget with enormous success, in the process attracting a new upscale clientele to downtown Las Vegas'. Steve Wynn literally helped build over half the casinos in Las Vegas and having a road was not good enough for him, in 2005 construction completed on The Wynn hotel.

D.J. Fontana Interview (1985)

I knew Elvis was different by his clothes and his actions on stage. I said, ‘The boy's got something. What it is, I don't know'. The first show at the Louisiana Hayride was kind of lukewarm. It was a country-oriented crowd, and they weren't quite used to what he was doing. They weren't ready for it. After the second or third time, that changed and we had kids coming in. But it was a gradual thing. We didn't really know it for a couple of years. We knew we were getting bigger crowds, but we didn't know exactly how big he was. I don't think he knew, because we were always going from one town to the next. We didn't have the chance to hear any critics, although we knew the security had gotten tight. But we really didn't know that he had become so famous. We didn't pay attention to it, because we were there every day. We were all still traveling in a car, and it wasn't any big deal to us'.

Elvis Presley's private Graceland upstairs rooms

Graceland is open to the public these days but nobody is allowed upstairs - just as it was when Elvis was alive. During his 20 years living at Graceland, the upstairs was off-limits except for an invite from Elvis Presley himself. Even to this day, tours of the mansion – which have been on-going for 40 years – do not include The King's bedroom and the bathroom where he died. Nevertheless, Elvis' cousin Billy Smith has described the layout of the star's private haven. Billy spent his whole life by The King's side, both as a boy living on the grounds of Graceland, and then as an inner member of the star's Memphis Mafia.

Sofia Coppola will direct a Priscilla Presley Biopic based on Priscilla's 1985 memoir

Sofia Coppola will direct a Priscilla Presley Biopic based on Priscilla's 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me. Starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi, 'Priscilla' will chronicle Presley's torrid, one-of-a-kind romance with the king of rock and roll. Born Priscilla Ann Wagner in 1945, she was only 14 when she caught the eye of a then 24-year-old Elvis Presley during his military service in Germany. The pair eventually got married in 1967 and had a daughter, Lisa Marie, before separating in 1972. It's easy to see why Coppola would be drawn to interpreting her one-of-a-kind life for the screen.

Elvis Presley: Prodigy of SUN Records 800-page 2 x Hardcover Book Set in Slipcase

Erik Lorentzen, publisher of The Elvis Files volume 1 to 8 mammoth series of books (and many others) and co-author Robert van Beek set to release: Elvis Presley: Prodigy of SUN Records an 800-page two book formatted as an illustrated day-by-day travelogue and date book chronicling Elvis' early career and life through newspaper clippings, memorabilia and many unique and rare photos in superb quality - Date set for this Spring - over 45 years after Elvis' untimely demise.

Interview with Billy Swan

Well-known in music circles since the early 1960's as a top songwriter, sideman and producer, Swan's songs have been covered successfully by Elvis PresleyWaylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, and many others; one of the first he wrote, Lover Please, was a #7 hit for Clyde McPhatter in 1962, and landed a Grammy for Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge in 1975.  Billy Swan's initial hit single I Can Help sold over one-million copies in Europe and over two million worldwide. Elvis recorded I Can Help on March 10, 1975.

MRS 2 LP Release - Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - Now 1971

UK Memphis Recording Service will release its vinyl 180-gram 2LP version of 'Las Vegas International Presents Elvis - Now 1971' on 25th November 2022. Live performances are 28th January (Midnight) and the closing show 23rd February 1971 from Elvis' engagement at the Las Vegas International Hotel. The 2LP's also contain bonus tracks.

Elvis: It Happened At The World's Fair 2-LP Limited Edition from FTD

FTD Vinyl is pleased to announce the release of It Happened At The World's Fair 2-LP Limited Edition. Taking inspiration from RCA Victor's originally planned but subsequently aborted deluxe soundtrack release (LOC/LSO 1080), this 180 GRAM double vinyl soundtrack companion features original soundtrack masters and excellent alternative outtakes.

Elvis: Las Vegas '71 3-CD Set from FTD

As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis: Las Vegas '71. Released as a 3-CD 5' digi-pak, this set features three 1971concerts recorded at the International Hotel on January 27 / 28 (Midnight shows) and January 29 (Dinner show). Recorded by Bill Porter, The tapes unfortunately have imperfections, but we have prioritized the historic importance and rarity of these recordings.

An ashtray for Elvis | Hollywood 1963

The journalist, Bo Hanson, had a tough time getting through the entire wall of agents and studios people, but was finally granted a ten minute interview. After waiting for two hours, the doors were thrown open and there he was: Elvis Presley. Bo Hanson later described the meeting in an article published in the Swedish magazine Allers, on May 3, 1964. He's so handsome, so beautiful in his white, tight pants, his bright red shirt and the most adorable little white bolero jacket, that it almost isn't true.

Interview with Shirley Dieu

Shirley Dieu met Elvis Presley in 1975. After becoming friends, she would spend the next 3 years touring and vacationing with him. In this exclusive Interview with Sergio Luiz Shirley tells her amazing story and how she became the 'Memphis Mafia Princess'. 'I don't think that Elvis took the vacation as a much-needed break. He had just gotten his plane The Lisa Marie and felt a certain freedom that he hadn't really had before. So since he loved Hawaii, he said 'Hey, I'm taking everyone to Hawaii. 'It was a last minute kind of thing ...'

'The Lisa Marie': Elvis Presley's Convair 880 Jet Airplane

On April 17, 1975 Elvis bought a Convair 880 Jet, recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines, for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. After refurbishing, the total exceeded $600,000. He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie.

John Lee Hooker talks about Elvis Presley and sings his song 'Tupelo'

Tupelo is a city in the state of Mississippi, which is best known for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley. John Lee Hooker recorded the original version of the song, 'Tupelo' in 1959, which chronicles a flood in Tupelo, 20 years previously. Said Hooker: 'People never forgot it. So when I grew up and got famous, I wrote about it and it brought back memories to a lot of people'. Inspired by John Lee Hooker's song, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds reworked it as 'Tupelo,' combining imagery of the flood with memories of Elvis Presley. It was released on the Bad Seeds 1985 album The Firstborn is Dead. Here Johm Lee Hooker talks about Elvis, and sings the song 'Tupelo'.

Whitney Houston talks about how she met Elvis in 1969

Whitney Houston : 'You don't actually MEET Elvis, you just have to LOOK at Elvis'. She goes on to explain that her mother Cissy Houston (who sang with the gospel group Sweet Inspirations), used to sing back up for Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin for many years. [Cissy Houston was actually only with Elvis for his opening shows in 1969] and how they were sitting in a room backstage and Elvis walked in with his mink (real fur), glasses on, and she just looked at him and could not say anything (star struck).

Released | Elvis Movie DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K

The 'Elvis' movie has been released on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K

The Fifty Voices of Elvis Presley

So different are Elvis' voices, that if one could find a person who has never heard his recordings and you put him or her on an island and then had them listen to these fifty songs, mixed with say, those of 12 other distinctive singers, and then you then ask him or her, to classify them, to separate the singers, I could bet a million dollars that the person will never say that there are 13 singers, as would be the case, but at least 25.

Stopped By Security But Elvis Said Let Her Through

Martha Carr wanted to meet Elvis Presley. So she and a few friends from Jackson traveled to Memphis on Jan. 18, 1971, to the Jaycees' 10 Outstanding Young Men of America ceremony - now known as the 10 Outstanding  Young Americans. Elvis was the final recipient that evening at the old Ellis Auditorium. 'Of course, every woman was trying to get to Elvis', Carr says. 'But security would stop them and send them back. It looked like I wasn't going to meet Elvis, after all. 'But my friends kept urging me, 'Go on, Martha. Go see Elvis'. We were only about 40 feet from him. So I finally walked over toward him'. She was stopped by security, only to have Elvis step in: 'Let her come on', he said.

Elvis Movie DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K

The 'Elvis' movie will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K on September 21 and are now available to pre-order.
Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

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

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

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.