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Gladys Presley's Elvis-designed tombstone returns to Graceland

In recognition of the 60th anniversary of Gladys Presley's death, the tombstone Elvis designed for his beloved mother - complete with a Star of David, to acknowledge her Jewish heritage - has been exhumed from storage and placed permanently at the Graceland Meditation Garden, near the grave of Gladys' world-famous son.

Lisa Marie Says She Felt Elvis Presley’s Helping Hand When Recording

Lisa Marie Presley is joined by co-producer Joel Weinshanker in Graceland to chat to Ross King about recording a special duet with her father, Elvis Presley, 41 years since his death.

Review | Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Musically this album is terrific, the music is top notch as are the backing vocals. The songs are 'alive' and modern sounding - importantly they sound very good. For the most part, musically 'Where No One Stands Alone' is by far closer to what Elvis recorded than the recent 'Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' (RPO) releases ('If I Can Dream' and 'The Wonder Of You') - I think by way of example I can safely say that if you simply liked those (I loved them!!) you will LOVE this new album. And if you did not like them there is a far greater chance you will like this new release, but those that have a closed 'don't touch' Elvis' recordings attitude probably will not (because they will not even give it a go). Of course with people liking different things, not everyone is going to like a different sound, but going by the success of both 'If I Can Dream' and 'The Wonder Of You' there are obviously plenty of fans that do!

A New Light On Colonel Tom Parker

Just as his Elvis Presley is possibly the most famous entertainer of all time, Colonel Tom Parker is the publicly best-known artist manager, besides perhaps the Beatles' Brian Epstein who was, by the way, a huge admirer of Parker. In contrast to Epstein, however, Parker always 'enjoyed' an extremely bad reputation among his client's fans; loads of the worst imaginable stories and rumors are being told about the man who directed Elvis' career. The question is: What of all this is truth, what is legend, what is misunderstood or misjudged, what is totally false? It's about time to take a closer look at the most prevalent stories, rumors, claims, and opinions about this enigmatic and flamboyant personality. This article explicitly targets fans who are willing to take on a different perspective and face some sturdy facts. However, those who prefer to keep holding on to clichés they've come to love over the years should better stop reading now.

Revisiting Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special With Its Director

When Elvis Presley was filming the intro to his fabled '68 Comeback Special', the program's director had an unusual problem. 'I ended up having too many Elvises in the background', filmmaker Steve Binder tells Rolling Stone. 'I hate to fire anybody, so I decided to use them all. We were afraid the scaffold was not gonna hold the weight. We were sure we were gonna have a major lawsuit if it collapsed'.

Released | 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase)

FTD have released 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3-CD boxset: and we are advised by FTD that this ultimate 'Viva Las Vegas' set is nearly sold out. The set includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, breakdowns, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly LIMITED EDITION. Due to manufacturing costs, there will be no reprint.

Lisa Marie Presley talks about 'Where No One Stands Alone'

It's been 41 years since the passing of the King of Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis Presley, but this Friday, his fans are able to get their hands on a new album featuring Presley's favorite gospel songs. The album, 'Where No One Stands Alone', was co-produced by Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. In her first television interview in four years, Lisa Marie sat down TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager at Graceland to discuss her relationship with music, her fight with drug addiction and her fondest memories of her father.

Interview With Darlene Love ('The Blossoms')

Darlene Love was the lead voice of 'The Blossoms' an American girl-group. During their height of success in the 1960s, the group's lineup most famously consisted of Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King. It has been said that the Blossoms were to the American West Coast what the Sweet Inspirations were to the East Coast and the Andantes were for Motown. In 1968 they appeared in the Elvis (NBC TV Special).

Elvis | 'Where No One Stands Alone' | Official Music Video

Elvis Presley Video View the official promo music video for the 'Where No One Stands Alone' gospel compilation on which you find new renditions of Elvis Presley's classic gospel recordings with new backing music and vocals by the original backing artists. Lisa Marie Presley does a duet with her father on the title track.

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special | Australia | August 17

One night only | See the iconic television special starring Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley's return to live performance and re-launched his singing career. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from producer Steve Binder and Priscilla Presley. Running Time 110 Mins. Release Date August 17, 2018. 'Village' and 'Event' Cinemas.
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The Intimate Beauty of 'For Ol' Times Sake'

In the early hours of 24 July 1973, singer/songwriter Tony Joe White was woken by a phone call in his Memphis home. A German voice on the other end of the line said: 'Mr White, we are down at Stax Records do you have any more songs? We need to do some more songs' ... The voice belonged to Freddy Bienstock, principal finder of songs at the King's court. When White realised who the tunes were for - and that his friend Felton Jarvis was producing the session - he ran off a copy of three songs (most notably I've Got A Thing About You Baby and For Ol' Times Sake) and drove to the studio ... Felton Jarvis walked by, and made sure that the man who had invented 'Swamp Rock', met Elvis, who had been one of the young White's great inspirations.

Interview with Patti Page

In the course of her remarkable recording career, Patti Page has sold approximately 100 million plus records, making her one of the biggest, if not the biggest selling female recording artist in history. She has 15 certified gold records and her recording of 'Tennessee Waltz', at ten million sold, remains, the biggest selling single ever recorded by a female artist.

Video | The Making of 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Elvis Presley Video View a video on the making of the new 'Where No One Stands Alone' gospel compilation on which you find new renditions of Elvis Presley's classic gospel recordings with new backing music and vocals by the original backing artists. Lisa Marie Presley does a duet with her father on the title track.

Win a personally autographed and framed lithograph by Lisa Marie Presley

Last chance to pre-order 'Where No One Stands Alone' - we will draw the winner for the framed lithograph, autographed by Lisa Marie Presley within days. Order nowLisa Marie Presley sings duet with her father on album's title track Groundbreaking New Elvis Album features 14 Original Performances of Gospel Songs with Newly-Recorded Instrumentation and Backing Vocals featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps.

'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions' 3 CD Boxset (in slipcase)

FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Elvis: The Viva Las Vegas Sessions', the ultimate 'Viva Las Vegas' 3-CD set: includes more than an hour of previously unreleased false starts, break downs, and complete takes! All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates an original Session Reel box. The 28-page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia, Ann-Margret bio by the late Stuart Colman and Movie overview by Alan Hanson. The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. This release is a strictly LIMITED EDITION.

Listen to 'Saved' from the new album, 'Where No One Stands Alone'

Elvis Presley MP3 AudioListen to an exclusive premiere of 'Saved', featuring new backing vocals by the legendary Darlene Love, one of 14 tracks on the inspirational new album, 'Where No One Stands Alone' - available August 10. The groundbreaking new album, 'Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone', released on August 10, features 14 original performances of gospel songs with newly recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, all in support of Elvis' original lead vocal recordings. 'Saved' is an energetic gospel-rock call-and-response tune with some fun rhythmic twists, sassy lyrics and Darlene Love jumping in on background vocals. And in classic Elvis fashion, the king testifies as he gives up his errant ways. Love, who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special, shares, 'I had the honor to perform a terrific version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's 'Saved' on the popular ABC TV show Shindig in 1965 with The Blossoms as the lead vocalist. Though we never recorded it officially it predates Elvis' version which I sang background vocals for with the group'.

Elvis Safe & Sound Hardcover Book by Dick Grob

Elvis Safe & Sound Hardcover Book By Dick Grob. Dick Grob first met Elvis in 1967, when Elvis was on his honeymoon in Palm Springs, California. At the time, Dick was a Palm Springs Police Officer and was assigned to provide personal protection to the 'Star'. Thus began a friendship that lasted for more than ten years.

Bob Neal | Managing Elvis Presley

Your biggest success came after a phone call from Sam Phillips, right? Yes, Sam phoned me and said he had this new boy who just had a record out and would I put him on a show. I agreed with Sam and so I got Elvis on a show on August 10th, 1954. He got a tremendous reaction, which really amazed me because he had just started. Then a couple of months after that I was thinking one day and asked Elvis had he got a manager. He said 'No' and well I said I've never been a manager but let's try it.

View the promo for the Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD

Elvis Presley Video View the promo for the Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' CD. This release celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley's gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis' most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him ...

Behind the Button : Elvis Presley's 'Cameo' on Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run

Did you know that Bruce Springsteen can be seen wearing an Elvis fan club badge on the cover of his classic 'Born To Run' album from 1975? Elvis' image is on the button placed on Bruce's guitar strap, a badge from the now-defunct New York-area Elvis Presley fan club called 'The King's Court'.

Elvis Harum Scarum: The Book | Due out next week

Next up from JAT Publishing is a new book about 'Harum Scarum' featuring over 150 unreleased photos from the 1965 movie. From the recording sessions, to the backlot, straight to the filming. Presented in colour and B&W, celebrating 30 years of JAT Publishing, as Elvis brings the big beat to Baghdad. As a bonus there is an extra chapter on 'Behind The Scenes of Girl Happy'. Following this will be (finally) the re-release of The Definitive Vinyl Artwork of Elvis Presley 1956-1977 Hardcover Book.
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Elvis: From Omaha to Rapid City 2 CD Set | June 19 and 21, 1977 Concerts

Elvis: 'From Omaha To Rapid City' 2 CD Set | Omaha’s 'Civic Auditorium Arena' & Rapid City’s 'Rushmore Plaza Civic Center' were the scene for two of Elvis’ most talked about shows in his career. The shows were filmed for the upcoming CBS special that first aired October 3, 1977. Many tracks contained overdubs. The album and special were compiled using parts of the two mentioned shows. Now on popular demand this beautiful 2 CD set.

Elvis: 'Summer Festival' CD

Elvis: 'Summer Festival' is a fantastic special Summer CD Release. This cool looking 6-panel digipack CD contains 18 rare and hard to find outtakes. All tracks are unreleased in this form! Have yourself a wonderful summer with this excellent collection! Limited Summer Edition Only!!

Ann-Margret talks about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Video Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland, Sweden to Anna Aronsson and Gustav Olsson, a native of Örnsköldsvik. She grew up in a small town 'of lumberjacks and farmers high up near the Arctic Circle'. Her father worked in the United States during his youth and immigrated back in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company. Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the USA four years later. When she filmed Viva Las Vegas with Elvis the two began a relationship.

Preview | 'Elvis Greensboro' April 14 1972 CD (from the actual RCA tapes)

Here we have both sound samples and the completed cover art layout for preview. Victrola label is proud to present Elvis' powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14, 1972. So what makes this, April 14, 1972 'Elvis Greensboro', new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set 'Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition'. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes.

Review: Elvis Now FTD Special Edition 2 CD Set

Perhaps the best part of FTD's 'Elvis Now' is that every song sounds better than it ever has before. If you love Elvis in the 1969 - 1971 era represented by this album and care about audio quality, you will be thrilled with these sound upgrades - particularly on the master takes. Kudos to FTD for much improvement in this area over the years. 'Elvis Now' is a different kind of listening experience than that of 'From Elvis In Memphis' or 'That's The Way It Is'. While those two albums are monumental, their greatness should not take away from the understated achievement that 'Elvis Now' represents.

Elvis 'sings' new duet with daughter Lisa Marie

Elvis Presley's 'moving' duet with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley features on a new posthumous album set for release in August. The 14-track record comes four decades after the King of Rock and Roll's death in August 1977, with a release date of August 11. 'Where No One Stands Alone' - the same name of their father-daughter song - features new backing music and vocals from old collaborators in the form of Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps. Elvis won the Grammy for Best Sacred Performance for the title track, which has been re-imagined, in 1967. In her notes for the album, Lisa writes: 'It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father. 'The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. 'I'm certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way'.

Review: Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

The Memphis Recording Service (MRS), the producers of the 'Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD, boldly state on the front cover that never before have we ever had live film footage (i.e., with synchronized sound) of an Elvis concert from the 50's ... until this time. Well, we certainly do now! 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. This is an excellent release no fan should be without it. 
  • The DVD Audio section gives you sound quality superior to CD
  • The DVD Video Section Contains both Video Film and synchronized Sound
MRS has ingeniously coordinated licensed, professionally shot black and white newsreel footage (taken at the afternoon September 1956 Tupelo homecoming concert) with the amateur recording made of the concert (which has previously appeared on the Elvis Presley Golden Celebration LP/CD box sets) and it blows you away! Not because of the quality of the footage and audio, but because of the combination! You will hardly believe your eyes and ears!

Sound Samples | 'Elvis Greensboro' April 14 1972 CD (from the actual RCA tapes)

Victrola is proud to present Elvis' powerhouse concert in Greensboro Coliseum on April 14, 1972. So what makes this, April 14, 1972 'Elvis Greensboro', new release so special? Yes, it has been released before, most recently on the Amiga label boxed set 'Elvis On Tour - Deluxe Edition'. But this release blows that set right out of the water! You will not believe the sound, which for the first time comes from the actual RCA tapes.

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' new Sony Music CD Release

Elvis: 'Where No One Stands Alone' celebrates the power and passion of Elvis Presley's gospel recordings. Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Andy Childs and Lisa Marie Presley, the album features Elvis' most treasured performances of inspirational songs with newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, including members of gospel and vocal groups that shared the stage with him, including Darlene Love; Cissy HoustonTerry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray of The Imperials; and Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland of The Stamps QuartetThe album also includes a new duet with Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' daughter, on the title track'. Since I was two years old', Elvis Presley once said, 'all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release'.

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 Hardcover Book

'Strictly Elvis' Volume II 1976-1977 will be released soon. This large format (3 kg / 6.6 pounds) hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen and Keith Alverson will contain more than 1,200 photos from 1976 and 1977 with more than 1,000 never published, or even seen, before. Here’s the cover, to be released later this year. Volume 1 has been a very popular book with loads of great photos.
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Elvis' youngest co-star shares some of her memories of working with the king

Here is a special article by Elvis' youngest co-star, Victoria Paige Meyerink, from 'Speedway' as she shares some of her memories of working with the king. Being in the film business is unlike any other. The bonds formed during production last a lifetime and, in Elvis' case, beyond. When I was cast as Ellie Easterlake in 'Speedway' I knew the project was special and that it would be a great experience… I had no idea that from that moment on, Elvis Presley would become a huge part of my life and career forever.

Review: Elvis : Back In Memphis FTD Special Edition 2 CD Classic Album

Review of the FTD release, Back In Memphis, by Troy Yeary. When I first heard the original 'Back In Memphis', over twenty years ago, I was surprised by my disappointment. After listening to this expanded FTD release of the album, I am surprised yet again. Not by disappointment this time, but by how much I enjoyed it. Gold Verdict: Two long blasts on the train whistle (highest rating).

D.J. Fontana has Died

D.J. Fontana, Elvis' legendary drummer, has died aged 87. The last of the 'Blue Moon Boys' has now left to join his fellow musicians - the creators of the Rock'n'Roll big-bang.

Released | Elvis: Off-On Stage CD from FTD (Unreleased multi-track recordings)

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released Elvis: Off-On Stage in the 7" Classic Album format and our order is on the way to us. This release includes unreleased multi-track recordings from February 1970. This is a great companion to the 'On Stage' Classic Album release from FTD.
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Released | Elvis: 'The Last Movies' Double LP from FTD Vinyl

Follow That Dream (FTD) have released the double LP 'The Last Movies' and our order is on the way to us.
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'Elvis Presley | The 50s In Stereo' CD

Due to popular demand Vee-Tone Records have released a CD version of 'Elvis Presley | The 50s In Stereo'. The CD version features 16 specially selected mono recordings given the NEOPHONIC Stereo makeover. It includes 5 bonus tracks not featured on the original vinyl release. Only 500 copies worldwide this limited-edition CD will not be re-issued.

Review: Promised Land FTD 2 CD Classic Album

Follow That Dream's 'Promised Land' completes the STAX trilogy and the 2-CD version is a welcome addition to the growing catalogue of collectors releases. The Promised Land album is indeed a classic but by including the alternate album and 'the making of' – it's now widescreen (so to speak) ... To sum up, Elvis took us on a trip to the promised land that's one hell of a ride ...

Interview with Susan Henning

Susan Henning was born in North Hollywood, raised in the San Fernando Valley, the blonde, tan, blue-eyed California girl epitomized the Healthy All American girl. She won 'Miss Teen USA' in 1965. Susan appeared in Elvis' movie, 'Live A Little, Love A Little' and says her all-time favorite was the 1968 'Elvis Special' where 'Elvis and I came together again igniting our chemistry to thrill the fans'.

Elvis: '3764 | The Final Recordings' (Spliced Takes) CD

A new 'Spliced Takes' release, Elvis: '3764 - The Final Recordings' includes all tracks from both 'Elvis Presley Boulevard' and 'Moody Blue'. 'He'll Have To Go' has been remade into a very different sounding track, it starts off with Elvis singing 'He'll Have to Ho' James throws in a lick, and then our man bursts into 'Put your sweet lips....' 'Love Coming Down' has been extended but there are no repeatable parts.