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Dixie Locke Remembers Elvis Presley

Dixie Locke was 15 years old when she spotted Elvis Presley at the First Assembly of God in Memphis. At 19, the future King of Rock had a start in his career thanks to a recent recording with Sun Records, but that didn't stop him from pursuing love. I had some very good, close friends at the high school. Friday or Saturday night, we'd go to the skating rink. We did that pretty regularly. I had seen Elvis at church. He had started coming to the church where I had been all my life, but we had not actually spoken to each other.

Listen | Danny Boy - MEMPHIS: Behind the Box Set

From RCA / Legacy we have a new preview for the upcoming 'Memphis' multi CD and 2-LP sets: the undubbed version of 'Danny Boy' in a new mix by Matt Ross-Spang. This 5-CD collection of Elvis’ songs over the years features 111 tracks, 88 of which are newly mixed versions of the select recordings, pure and without overdubs. 
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Color Photographs of a Bearded Elvis Presley During Shooting for ‘Charro!’, 1969

Charro! is a 1969 American western film starring Elvis Presley shot on location at Apacheland Movie Ranch and Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Uniquely, Presley did not sing on-screen, and the film featured no songs at all except for the main title theme, which was played over the opening credits. It was also the only movie in which Presley wore a beard.

Interview with Hal Kanter Director of Loving You

Interview with Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director for the Elvis Presley movie Loving You. Previously Hal had written for variety shows, graduating to screenplays and specializing in comedies. He wrote for Bob Hope as well as the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Over the years, Hal Kanter received six Emmy Award nominations, winning the last two for his writing on the annual Academy Awards telecast. He also wrote the script for Elvis Presley's 1961 hit film Blue Hawaii, which garnered him a 'Best Written American Musical' nomination from the Writers Guild of America.

Elvis Presley and Bill 'superfoot' Wallace

American martial arts man Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace who was Elvis Presley's bodyguard and personal trainer from 1974 until his death in 1977 recently talked about his times with the King and gave a rare glimpse of the man behind the legend. 'He was a wonderful person, a nice guy. It was fun working out with him too but you couldn't hit him too hard. You couldn't punch Elvis in the face but it was fun beating up his 'Memphis Mafia'.

Interview With Jan Shepard (Elvis' co-star in King Creole)

Can you tell me how you met Elvis? When you're assigned a film role, you have to go to the doctor, because of the insurance company. They have to make sure you don't have a bad heart, any of that nonsense. They made my appointment for me at the studio, so I was there and I had on a white shirt and these slacks my mother had made for me that were like wine coloured. I went in the office and I was waiting to be called in. In walks Elvis with two of his buddies. I looked at him and he looked at me and we started to laugh. His jacket was the identical material and colour of my slacks. He looked at me and he said, 'Honey, I'm either going to have to give you my jacket or you're going to have to give me your pants' ...

Elvis Memphis from Sony Music August 2024

RCA Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release 'MEMPHIS', the definitive and first fully comprehensive collection of Elvis Presley's hometown recordings, on Friday August 9. Over 111 tracks, 'MEMPHIS' captures Presley from his earliest sessions at Sun Studio - which occurred 70 years ago this Summer - to his final recordings in Graceland's Jungle Room. Along the way, the Bluff City serves as both home and muse to Presley, playing a pivotal role in the dramatic arc of his artistry as he finds creative rebirth at American Sound in 1969, overcomes personal struggles at Stax in 1973, and brings his most extravagant and spellbinding live show to the Mid-South Coliseum in 1974. Produced by noted Elvis authority Ernst Jørgensen, with rare archival material and new liner notes by GRAMMY-winning music historian Robert Gordon, 'MEMPHIS' will be released in 5CD, 2LP and digital configurations, giving fresh insight into the bond between Elvis and his eternal home.

My dad interviewed Elvis Presley: Remembering the magical moment the king of rock 'n' roll touched down on UK soil

Ian Nelson was the only journalist to interview Elvis on UK soil when he landed at Prestwick Airport in 1960.When Elvis touched down on British soil in 1960, it was a momentous occasion. The rumour that Elvis was due to stop over at Prestwick Airport as he flew home from national service in Germany spread like wildfire and fans raced to see the world's biggest star in the flesh. Stepping off the plane in his military uniform and descending the stairs, Elvis hollered to the crowd below: 'Where am I?'

Released | Moody Blue Gold Sparkle Edition 2-LP Vinyl Record from FTD

FTD Vinyl has released Elvis' last studio album, Moody Blue in LIMITED EDITION GOLD SPARKLE 180-Gram vinyl. This individually numbered gold collectible is limited to 4000 copies Worldwide. Apart from outtakes of 'Way Down' and 'Moody Blue', this 2-LP deluxe edition includes 'If You Love Me (Let Me Know)', 'Pledging My Love', He'll Have To Go' plus two undubbed versions of his now legendary emotional interpretation of 'Unchained Melody'.
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Elvis' Love For My Dying Child | 8-year-old Denise Sanchez 'On Tour' 1972

Many Elvis fans will know the story of Denise Sanchez, the 8-year-old fan from Santa Fe who we saw in an outtake from 'Elvis On Tour'. Denise had been battling cancer (Leukaemia) since the age of 6 and, like her mom was a huge Elvis fan. With the help of the local paper, her mom Trudi was able to get tickets for a concert in Albuquerque on April 19, 1972, and an opportunity to meet Elvis backstage before the show.

Inside the bizarre plot to steal Elvis' Graceland home by paperwork

The writer said he was an identity thief – a ringleader on the dark web, with a network of 'worms' placed throughout the United States. In an email to The New York Times, he said his ring preyed on the dead, the unsuspecting and the elderly, especially those from Florida and California, using birth certificates and other documents to discover personal information that aided in their schemes.

Elvis Presley The Complete 1950's Studio Masters 4 CD Set from MRS

'Memphis Recording Service' (MRS) will re-release its remastered tracks on The Complete 1950's Studio Masters 4cd/digi on its alternate budget label, MRS CAMDEN on 19th July 2024. This 4CD set contains the complete master studio recordings of Elvis Presley from the 1950s. It includes personal acetates, cut in 1953 and early 1954, all of his early Sun recordings from 1954-55, as well as every RCA studio master and movie studio soundtrack recording made between January 1956 and June 1958. The set also contains bonus tracks of recordings made at radio stations, as well as alternate movie soundtrack recordings.
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Elvis The Complete RCA Studio Masters 1960-62 Plus Session Out-takes 4 CD Set

'Memphis Recording Service' (MRS) will re-release its remastered tracks on The Complete RCA Studio Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes 4cd/digi on its alternate budget label, MRS CAMDEN on 19th July 2024. This 4CD set (previously released as 'Back in Living Stereo 1960-62') pays tribute to the recordings Elvis made once he returned home from Germany in March 1960, after his stint as a soldier in the US army (1958-60). These recordings were the first stereo recordings of Elvis issued to the public. The CDs contain remastered tracks of all the 1960-1962 master recordings from RCA Studio's in Nashville. As a bonus, 2 CD's contain rare material of studio session out-takes.
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Elvis (Rock 'n' Roll) Presley Signed To Long Film Pact

HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (AP) -- Elvis Presley a rock 'n' roller who looks a little like Marlon Brando and sings like Johnny Ray with the St. Vitus Dance was signed Tuesday to a long-term movie contract. Presley a 21-year-old Memphis blues singer with long sideburns and black denim trousers is the current swooner among bobby soxers.

Follow That Dream (FTD) Reprints for June

Follow That Dream (FTD) will reprint the following 'Sessions' box sets for release at the end of June.
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Interview with D.J. Fontana (April 2006) : 'I Tell You What, He Loved Gospel Music'

Eleven years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Elvis' first drummer D.J Fontana. I was working as a reporter at a radio station, when, one day in April, 2006, a press release caught my eye. It announced that Fontana was touring Sweden as part of a Swedish group called The Cadillac Band that would be playing my home town that very night. As my news editor didn't seem to understand the significance of this, I practically had to beg him to let me interview the drummer instead of doing the news piece he had in mind for me to do.

Elvis Presley - Guitar Man - The 67/68 Sessions 5 CD Set (FTD)

As part of its ongoing 'Sessions' series, FTD is pleased to announce the release of Elvis Presley - Guitar Man - The 67/68 Sessions. Released as a 5-CD SET, It features the RCA label sessions at RCA Studio B in Nashville. September 1967 highlights include the title track along with 'Hi Heel Sneakers', 'Big Boss Man' and 'You Don't Know Me'. January 1968 spawned 'Too Much Monkey Business' and 'U.S. Male'. The 24-page booklet features rare photos, session data, memorabilia and global chart and release information.

Elvis: Celluloid Sell-out! Vol. 2 from FTD Books

FTD Books is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: Celluloid Sell-out! Vol. 2'. Following on from the highly successful Vol. 1, this edition features 438 pages with over 2000 images. It's packed with movie posters, lobby cards, press books, and much more. Also includes extensive information on memorabilia and how the movies from 1960 and 1961 were promoted around the world. Two CD's feature alternate soundtrack recordings from G.I. Blues, Flaming Star, Blue Hawaii and Wild In The Country.

Released | Elvis On Fire In Toledo 1956 on 45 RPM Vinyl EP and CD from MRS

Now released the previously unreleased live in the 50s 'Elvis On Fire In Toledo 1956' from MRS is available in the very collectible combi 7" gatefold 45rpm EP (Extended Play) vinyl single housed together with a sleeved CD EP single as seen in the recent releases, Follow That Dream (Stereo) 45RPM EP Vinyl + CD and Welcome Home Elvis 45RPM EP Vinyl + CD.

Released | Elvis Presley The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes 4 LP Vinyl Record Set from MRS

MRS has released the 4LP double gatefold hardback version vinyl Record edition of its recent CD release 'The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes'. Available in both Black and Clear.
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Elvis Presley and Alis Lesley

When you first see Alis Lesley, in scarlet slack-suit and long ponytail, she looks exactly like your kid sister about to leave for the beach with her schoolgirl cobbers. Elvis Presley met rockabilly singer Alis Lesley on Tuesday, November 13, 1956 backstage at the Silver Slipper Casino.

Elvis: 70th Anniversary Special Release 5 x SUN 78rpm 10" Vinyl Sunsplat Set

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Elvis' first SUN record releases is a uniquely designed 5 record 'SUN-splat' 78rpm vinyl release, out on the first week of July 2024. These 5 magnificent SUN 10" (inch) singles play at 78RPM and only an extremely low number of these sets have been produced. This is the first time an Elvis SUN replica has been produced like this and designed to play at the original 78RPM speed.
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Interview with Rita Rogers

Elvis was gonna perform at the Armory and my friend and I, we were so excited to go and we went and everybody was screaming and all the girls and everything and then my friend wanted me to go back stage to get his autograph and I wouldn't go and she goes, 'Are you crazy?' and I go, 'I don't want to'. She goes, 'Why not?' I said, 'Because I'm gonna go to Hollywood and he is gonna be my friend' ... And she goes, 'You're crazy ...', because my name Aidieme, 'You're crazy Aidieme, you're never gonna be a movie star and you should go back. At least you get to see him in person'. And I wouldn't do it.

Elvis Las Vegas, On Stage 1973 4 CD Set & Vinyl LP from MRS

'Memphis Recording Service' (MRS) will release a 4 CD Deluxe and LP titled 'Las Vegas, On Stage 1973' in June 2024. This 4CD set contains a varied selection of live performances recorded in February 1973, during Elvis' eighth engagement in Las Vegas. The shows, recorded at the Hilton Hotel, took place weeks after the historic satellite TV show, Aloha From Hawaii, was filmed and broadcast on 14 January.

Elvis Portraits The Fabulous 50's Hardcover Book from Erik Lorentzen

Elvis Portraits The Fabulous 50's Hardcover Book from Erik Lorentzen is Vol.2 in this series of PORTRAITS. Elvis Portraits The Fabulous 50s, as the title suggests, provides a hardcover photo book with 400 pages printed on glossy paper with the best and most intimate & beautiful moments from Elvis in the fifties. As a fan of this period, I can say with great confidence that the selected photos are extremely beautiful and very well-picked. As you expect from TEF / KJ Consulting you will find many unseen images of Presley at his best.
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A Teenagers Interview With Elvis Presley 1957

Imagine being a teenager and getting the chance to interview rock n' roll legend Elvis Presley at the beginning of his career in 1957. The following article by teen Ruby Woods, was found in a newspaper archive from the Detroit Tribune. 'Next week the Olympia will be jam packed to greet that famous rock n' roll singer, none other than Elvis Presley.Elvis who is a clean-cut, sincere honest youngster who knows he is in the limelight but as yet is unspoiled.

Elvis On Fire In Toledo 1956 on 45 RPM Vinyl EP and CD from MRS

Unreleased live in the 50s 'Elvis On Fire In Toledo 1956' from MRS is available in the very collectable combi 7" gatefold 45rpm EP (Extended Play) vinyl single housed together with a sleeved CD EP single as seen in the recent releases, Follow That Dream (Stereo) 45RPM EP Vinyl + CD and Welcome Home Elvis 45RPM EP Vinyl + CD.

Released | Elvis Styles Limited Edition 3 LP and I'm Counting On Them Vinyl

'Culture Factory' France, (VTI Records) has released both the Elvis Styles Limited Edition 3 LP Vinyl Record Set and  'I'm Counting On Them: Otis Blackwell and Don Robertson' LP for Record Store Day 2024. Also released are CD 'Vinyl Replica' of the same titles. Our order will arrive soon.

Interview with Lance LeGault

Interview with Lance LeGault. I had tried to get Harley bikes for Elvis. I called Harley Davidson up in Milwaukee and they did not even return my calls. So he ended up riding the little Honda 350, which was not Elvis. Elvis rode Harley Davidson motorcycles. And I rode motorcycles with Elvis a great deal.

Released | Elvis Presley | The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes 4CD/140-page hardback book Set from MRS

MRS has released the 4CD/140-page hardback book entitled 'The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes' and our order is on the way to us. This Limited Edition 4CD set pays tribute to Elvis Presley's complete master soundtrack recordings made for his movies between 1960-62. As a bonus, two CDs contain rare outtake tracks from these recording sessions and do include unreleased material. All tracks on the entire release are in stereo with no exceptions and have been professionally mixed and remastered, to the best sound quality ever released. The 140-page book focuses on each of the seven films and is accompanied by informative text, complemented by rare and previously unseen photographs and memorabilia.

Elvis kept following me! Mimi Roman and Elvis Presley

'Oh good, they didn't send me the photograph of me and Elvis to sign'. Mimi Roman is opening mail in the kitchen of her Connecticut home on an autumn afternoon. 'I get three or four fan letters a week and they all send me that picture of me and Elvis to autograph. I just hate that picture. I hate that dress I'm wearing and the bag I'm carrying. I just wish there were one other picture out there'.

Released | Elvis Presley | The Blue Hawaii Sessions 2 CD Box Set (FTD)

As part of its ongoing 'Sessions' series, Follow That Dream (FTD) has released Elvis Presley - The Blue Hawaii Sessions. Released as a 4-CD SET, It features the complete soundtrack sessions newly-mixed from the original 3-track session tapes. The 24-page booklet features informative flashbacks from musicians and songwriters. session data, memorabilia and global chart information.
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Released | Elvis: Stateline Sahara 1974 3 CD Set (FTD)

As part of its ongoing live on tour series, FTD has released 'Elvis: Stateline Sahara 1974'. Released as a 3-CD 5" digi-pak, this set features three great shows from Lake Tahoe, Nevada: May 19 (evening show), May 20 (midnight show) and May 25 (Midnight show). Recorded in mono.
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Elvis Presley The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes 4 LP Vinyl Record Set from MRS

MRS will release a 4LP double gatefold hardback version vinyl Record edition of its recent CD release 'The Complete Movie Masters 1960-62 - Plus Session Out-takes' in May 2024. This Limited Edition 4LP GATEFOLD DELUXE set is housed in a hardback Digi-folder. The set pays tribute to Elvis Presley's complete master soundtrack recordings made for his movies between 1960-62. It includes a bonus LP containing rare outtake tracks from these recording sessions. All tracks have been mixed and remastered.

The day no one wanted Elvis - but my grandfather

In January 1956, just before Elvis Presley became a national sensation, Papa Fred had an exclusive chat with him. By PJ Grisar. I knew that my grandfather interviewed Elvis. But until recently, that's about all I knew.

Elvis Presley with Yvonne Lime | Easter 1957

In 1957, Yvonne Lime was chosen to co-star with Elvis Presley in Loving You in which she played the role of Sally. Elvis and Yvonne developed more than a professional interest in one another - and they dated some during the filming. Yvonne spent Easter weekend 1957 with Elvis and his parents at Audubon Drive in Memphis and Elvis took her to see Graceland that was in the midst of renovation and the two posed for a series of photographs in front of the house.

An Interview with Mother Dolores Hart

Once an in-demand Hollywood actress, Dolores Hart shocked the entertainment industry when she gave up everything to become a cloistered Benedictine Roman Catholic nun. She left her career, broke off her engagement to Los Angeles businessman Don Robinson, and pursued her vocation as a nun.

Elvis' 1974 Easter Television Special

The following article was first published in the U.K. based ‘Elvis Monthly' magazine in 1974, written by Wayne Stierle. The annoyance is the single sleeve which proclaims an 'Easter Television Special From Elvis'. The fact is most fans are eagerly awaiting it, and why not? (Unless Elvis decided to convert his millions of non-religious fans and fans of other beliefs to his way of worshiping it'll be great. If he pulls off a religious trip, well, it'll be interesting to see how the country responds to it). But, no such thing, folks, and here we go on a binge of phone calls to find out what's happening, or not happening. Come on along!

Interview with Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge began his musical career at age 20 in a gospel quartet with Bill Gaither. He went on to be the lead singer for the Foggy River Boys. At 5'3", the guitarist had to stand on an empty Coke crate to reach the microphone. Elvis Presley first met Hodge backstage after the group performed in Memphis, Tennessee.

Delayed | Moody Blue Gold Sparkle Edition 2-LP Vinyl Record from FTD

FTD has advised us that 'despite their best efforts' the FTD Vinyl release of Elvis' last studio album, Moody Blue in LIMITED EDITION GOLD SPARKLE 180-Gram vinyl has been delayed until late April (estimate). This individually numbered gold collectible is limited to 4000 copies Worldwide. Apart from outtakes of 'Way Down' and 'Moody Blue', this 2-LP deluxe edition includes 'If You Love Me (Let Me Know)', 'Pledging My Love', He'll Have To Go' plus two undubbed versions of his now legendary emotional interpretation of 'Unchained Melody'.
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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.