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May 01st 2012
FILES 5 SELLING FAST - The epic Elvis book
series continues with volume 5 of Erik Lorentzen's,
'The Elvis Files', but you may need to hurry on this
one because while it is not released yet, pre-orders
are coming in fast and have already surpassed all
other volumes.

DO NOT MISS OUT - The 5th part covers 1969 - 1970
and is bigger and better than ever, with 560 pages &
1,600 photos, including unpublished images.

"This is a labour of love for me", says Erik Lorentzen,
author and long time Elvis fan, who has unearthed
photos and moments from this period in Elvis' life
never revealed before.

The Elvis Files Vol. 5 1969-1970 will bring us
- Every Working Moment...
- Every Getting to that Busy Elvis Schedule
- Elvis AT PLAY (With 200+ newly discovered images)
- Off Set CANDID Moments.
- All Film & Studio Recordings are catalogued
- Interviews with Elvis
- Elvis' return to live performances
- The Tours of 1970 ( Many Rare Pictures)
And so much more......

This really is a book no fan can do without. Erik once
again brings another Elvis Files to us giving us all
we need in this amazing series of books truly fit for
the king.

Erik will be releasing Vol. One of the series covering
the years 1953 - 1956 later this year. Leaving vols
Six (1971 - 1973) and Seven (1974 - 1977)
Don't miss out and order you're copy TODAY
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May 01st 2012
ELVIS IS MY INSPIRATION - Singer Norah Jones says she finds inspiration from Elvis
Presley and his Graceland home in Memphis, US, for her music.

The 33-year-old is a huge fan of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll and says everyone should visit
Presley's Graceland home at least once in their lives for inspiration.

"I love it in Memphis. It's the most amazing city full of warm people and great food. Everybody
should visit Elvis' home Graceland once in their lives and while they're at it they should take a
trip to the Sun Records museum. It's the record label that launched Elvis, Johnny Cash and
Jerry Lee Lewis," contact music quoted her as saying.

Jones, daughter of legendary Indian sitar player Pt. Ravi Shankar, is more inspired by artists
from the 1950s and 1960s than modern musicians.

She often dreams of hosting her idols at a dinner party.

She said: "I'm really inspired by other music and musicians. My fantasy dinner party would
include Willie Nelson, Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. They're just some of the people I look
up to. I have about 50 musical icons."
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May 01st 2012
ELEPHANTS & HOUND DOG '72 - Here we have a couple of
cool photos sent in to us for you to enjoy. What you will see is a
rare image of the special gifts Elvis & the Col gave to the UK fans.

It was during the August / September "Summer Festival" in 1972
when the fans were presented with a 7 foot tall hound dog and 2
purple elephants and smaller hound dogs as a thank you for
attending the shows.                                    (Click image to enlarge)
May 01st 2012
JOHN WILKINSON IN HOSPITAL - We have
had news that our dear friend, John Wilkinson is to
return to hospital for bladder surgery.

Johnny will go in tomorrow (Wednesday) with his
doctors saying they expect to keep him in overnight
but with all things well, he should be home soon
after. Please join us and keep John in your hearts,
minds, prayers and thoughts.
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May 01st 2012
I AM AN ELVIS FAN...ARE YOU? - Elvis
Fans Given Three Interactive Ways to Make the
Declaration, "I Am an Elvis Fan."

Fans Uploading Images to Create Mosaic Poster
of Elvis, Choosing Favorite Songs for Album That
Will Include Their Name and Wearing Branded
T-Shirt to Elvis Week 2012 Kick-off Event

To read all about this new venture click on image
May 01st 2012
I AM AN ELVIS FAN ALBUM - Back at the end of
the 20th Century (1999), Elvis fans were asked to select
their favourite songs which would make up the then new
collection,
"Elvis: Artist Of The Century".

Now, for the 35th Anniversary of Elvis' death, Sony are to
repeat the event as they call for fans to choose their top 3
songs in 7 categories - 50s, 60s, Country, Movies, Love,
Gospel & In Concert.

The voted songs will determine the track-list for the new
album,
"I Am An Elvis Fan", a new 21-song collection
that
that will be available starting July 31st through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC
ENTERTAINMENT.

Voting begins today and all votes must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 12th. The
results will be announced on June 15th.

For a limited time, and as a bonus, those who pre-order the
I AM AN ELVIS FAN album within
the voting period (May 1 - May 12) will have their names included in the package, as space
permits (Pre-orders only available to USA fans). Fans can pre-order the album and submit
their name for inclusion in the package at
www.iamanelvisfan.com
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May 02nd 2012
THE TCB SHOW NOW ONLINE -  This weeks edition of the TCB show is now online
for you to download in your own time for the next 7 days. This week we bring you some of the
'Elvis Duets' from the movies, private and beyond,.

This edition is available to download for one week. Simply click on the Elvis TCB Show
banner over on the left.
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May 02nd 2012
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALANNA NASH - One of the honorees for the Charlie Lamb
Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism for 2012 is Alanna Nash in the
Contemporary category.

Alanna Nash (author of several best selling Elvis books) was nominated for her Vanity Fair
piece on the Al Werthiemer photograph of young Elvis kissing a ‘mystery woman.’

Nash’ nominator stated
“this was considered the scoop of the year and has been dubbed a
small triumph of cultural journalism. The story is a testament to Alanna's dogged
determination over more than a decade in exploring and analysing every detail about the
careers of Elvis Presley and his manager, Col. Tom Parker. The story was the No. 1 most
popular story on Vanity Fair' website for months, and made news all over the world."

Alanna Nash has become the only person to win this award in both categories...
Career in 2009  and now  in 2012 Contemporary.

NOTE:
'Elvis and the Memphis Mafia' by Alanna Nash, Billy Smith, Marty Lacker and Lamar
Fike is now published as an e-book  now available on Amazon.com
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May 02nd 2012
TOP NOTCH NASHVILLE - I had these two disc's
arrive through my door, which was a nice surprise.

Released by Shoppin' Around Productions, the albums
full title
'Elvis At RCA's Studio B - Part 1, Top Notch
Nashville, The Bootleg Series Volume 1 & 2'
, kick off
the series and each album is limited to 500 copies.

Volume 1:
The first in the series focuses on Elvis' Studio B
recordings from March 12, June 25, October 15 1962.
We get 25 tracks including 33
previously unreleased
recorded takes and more!

Volume 2:
This album once again focuses on RCA's Studio B in
Nashville. And this time we are treated to recording
sessions from March 20, April 30 1960 and March 12
and October 15 1961. The 2nd volume also has 25
tracks with 15 takes being
previously unreleased.

Both albums sound great and each has a 8 page
booklet with photos and recording info etc. Tune in to the
Elvis Request Show from Friday (04th) to hear selected
tracks from them.
May 03rd 2012
ELVIS IS BACK! SPECIAL EDITION - Out soon is
a new audiophile version of the landmark classic album

ELVIS IS BACK!
from 1960.

Victrola reworked the masters and in several cases was
able to get the best audio thus far. Listen and compare  
the crystal clear and warm quality of these recordings
will surprise even those who have the official versions of
this album.
Victrola is also the first to place these recordings in the context of his career. You will hear
early try-outs, home recordings, alternate takes, rehearsals and later live versions. Elvis
clearly thought a lot of this album and returned to it again and again as a source for
inspiration, a theme that is explored in the fascinating liner notes.

ELVIS IS BACK! is presented in a sensational packaging (deluxe foldout full colour digipack)
with topnotch design, relevant photos (many of them rare) and a fascinating 20-page booklet.
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May 03rd 2012
UPDATE ON JOHN WILKINSON - John's lovely wife has just let us know that all went
well with the surgery earlier today and she told me that John is feeling good today.

However, during the surgery, Doctors found something that has caused them some concern,
a Biopsy has been taken with results expected to be in on Friday.

While we don't want to speculate about what they have found, we ask that you join us as we
keep John in our hearts and minds.
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May 05th 2012
LATEST BILLBOARD STATS - The following appeared on the Billboard Catalog Album
Charts (w/e 12th May, 2012):

'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 2,152 copies.
Total sales to date:
462,012 copies.

'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 2,035 copies.
Total sales to date:
262,143 copies.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) selling some 1,308 copies.
Total sales to date:
88,034 copies.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling some 1,249 copies.
Total sales to date:
107,395 copies.

'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling some 1,248 copies.
Total sales to date:
163,769 copies.

'Elvis Gospel/ An Evening Prayer' (Compilation) selling some 1,218 copies.
Total sales to date:
154,555 copies.

'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' selling some 480 copies.
Total sales to date:
137,602 copies (Download sales only).

'Elvis Christmas' selling some 14 copies.
Total sales to date:
599,454 copies
(Thanks to E.E.Rs Brian Quinn)
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May 04th 2012
GREAT NEWS FROM JOHN WILKINSON - As reported earlier this week, during
Johns surgery, doctors found something that concerned them and a biopsy was taken. Today
he got back the results which was all clear of Cancer. John asked me to pass on his thanks
to everyone who has kept him in their hearts, minds and prayers.
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May 04th 2012
THE ELVIS REQUEST SHOW NOW ONLINE -  The Latest Edition of the Elvis
Requests Shows [show #931] is now online. The show is available to download until 8am
[UK Time] on the 11th May 2012

Join Lee & Joe as they bring you 3 hours of requests and news and play all the songs you
love to hear from Elvis and read out your messages and opinions on the goings on in the
Elvis world. Elvis Express Radio is the place where you opinions are heard and shared.

To access and download the show, just click on the Request Show banner to the left or listen
to the 3 hours from 1:00pm on Sunday through Covent Garden Radio.
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May 04th 2012
ELVIS & ANN MARGRET - One E.E.R listener sends in an interesting/comical story
about Graceland staff, a cheque and Priscilla. You can read all about this by
going here.
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May 03rd 2012
THE ELVIS FILES MAGAZINE - Launching on September 24th, The Elvis Files Magazine
is already one of the most anticipated Elvis magazines ever. If the magazine is anything like
the bigger books series then this will make most all other Elvis Mags obsolete.

For me I think we as Elvis fans are very lucky to have at our fingertips one and soon two of the
greatest Elvis Magazines ever.
'Elvis: The Man & His Music' & now 'The Elvis Files Magazine'.

To see the very latest advertising for the Files magazine, just click on the banner below,
May 05th 2012
THE ULTIMATE GRACELAND BOOK - Coming soon
is
'Elvis Presley's Graceland', a new book published by
Boxcar. You know you'll be getting top quality because the
man writing the book & behind 'Boxcar' is MRS owner and
producer, Joseph Pirzada.

He has spent years researching for what is 450 pages with
1000 photos, many never published until now! The book
includes original documents, blueprints, detailed text all in a
hardcover book within a deluxe hard outer-slipcase.

More details are to follow but check out more
images here
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May 05th 2012
ELVIS THE LEGENDARY - Acclaimed Indian artist, Jeevan J. Kang teamed up with
legendary superhero creator Stan Lee in creating the artwork for a new comic book
honouring the 'King of Rock n' Roll' Elvis Presley. Written by Lee, co-creator of some of the ....  
Read it all here
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May 05th 2012
I'M AN ELVIS FAN (FANATIC EDITION) - This new campaign calls upon ALL Elvis
fans to take part! YOU decide what songs make the cut to create this unique Elvis Presley
experience.  
Read it all here
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May 05th 2012
THE DAY ELVIS CAME TO TOWN - On Sept. 12, 1957, a black Cadillac pulled up to the
Little Shamrock, a small café that was located on the south end of Cleveland where Highway
105 meets Washington Avenue.  
Read it all here
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May 08th 2012
PROMO GRACELAND BOOK VIDEO - The new
soon to be released book on Graceland now has the
official promotional video out for you to take a look at to
see some of the great content this book is going to
bring forward.

The hardback book is 450 pages and includes over
1000 photos many of which are never before
published.

Take a look at the promotional video by
going here.
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May 08th 2012
NO DUETS ALBUM FOR 2012 - Word has got to us that the proposed 'Elvis Duets'
album will not be released in 2012 to form part of the 35th Anniversary celebrations.

It seems that a problem is the time it takes to organise all the artists for recording sessions
and mixing the vocals etc. However, our source is still convinced the project will happen, but
just not now, the album will more than likely take place in 2013 and hopefully with some of
the biggest artists dueting with the king.
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May 08th 2012
ORIGINAL TRIBUTE TOUR EURO SUCCESS - 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’.

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
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May 09th 2012
LISA MARIE IN GRACELAND PHOTO SESSION - The cover
art for Lisa Marie's new album "Storm and Grace" was shot in and
around Graceland in Memphis.

To see the first pictures of that very special session, all you need to
do is click on the image right  
(Elvis Matters)
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May 12th 2012
BOOTLEG ELVIS - The upcoming book, 'Bootleg Elvis!' put together by Felix Gubelli, Rolf
Gilgen, Peter van Bragt, Dick Dekker and Bruno Pause, is due for release in July 2012.
For further information and inside images
Go Here For Bootleg Elvis
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May 11th 2012
LIMITED GRACELAND BOOK -  The soon to be released 'Graceland' book from Boxcar
will have a limited first edition print run of 2000 copies with a hard cover and a hard card outer
slip case. The second release won't be a limited edition run but will have a hard cover but no
slipcase.
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May 11th 2012
THE ELVIS REQUEST SHOW NOW ONLINE -  The Latest Edition of the Elvis
Requests Shows [show #933] is now online. The show is available to download until 8am
[UK Time] on the 18th May 2012

Join Lee & Joe as they bring you 3 hours of requests and news and play all the songs you
love to hear from Elvis and read out your messages and opinions on the goings on in the
Elvis world. Elvis Express Radio is the place where you opinions are heard and shared.

To access and download the show, just click on the Request Show banner to the left or listen
to the 3 hours from 1:00pm on Sunday through Covent Garden Radio.
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May 11th 2012
ALLC IN UK' BIGGEST SELLING UK SINGLES -  On 7 May 2012 BBC Radio 1
broadcast the official Top 150 Biggest Selling Singles of the 21 Century. Elvis Presley was
listed at #108 with the 'JXL-remix' of 'A Little Less Conversation'.
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May 10th 2012
CASH AND A SMILE -  As Elvis fans we've seen more than our share of crazy things put
up on ebay which some deluded individual thinks they have a lost treasure of Elvis. And this
time round we're treated to an outrageous Elvis goodie .
Ebay
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May 10th 2012
WARHOL DOUBLE ELVIS SELLS FOR $37 MILLION -  The Andy Warhol classic
painting "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" sold Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York for more than
$37 million, the auction house said. Read the full story and see a picture of this highly priced
work of....screenprinting!
Warhol's Double Elvis
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May 09th 2012
THE TCB SHOW NOW ONLINE -  This weeks edition of the TCB show is now online
for you to download in your own time for the next 7 days. This week we bring you some of the
'Elvis La Pelvis' from the movies, private and beyond,.

This edition is available to download for one week. Simply click on the Elvis TCB Show
banner over on the left.
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May 13th 2012
COLLECTORS SINGLE GETS 2ND SHOT -  Back in
January 2012, fans were offered the chance to buy a great
looking 45 RPM single which was being produced as the single
that never was.

Now, it's great news for collectors who have the chance to buy
this single as first announced with white RCA Victor promo label,
clouored vinyl and now limited to just 250 worldwide.
More Info
01. Just Pretend
02. Mary In the Morning
03. How Great Thou Art
04. Polk Salad Annie
05. It's Over
06. You Gave Me a Mountain
07. Such a Night
08. An American Trilogy
09. I'm Leavin'
10. Until It's Time for You to Go
11. Ku-U-I-Po
12. Kentucky Rain
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May 17th 2012
GRACELAND BOOK REPRINT -  Earlier, we reported news that a 2nd soft cover
non-limited edition print of the Boxcar Gracekand book. It seems that this is not what will be
happening. And IF a 2nd run does happen, it will remain a hardcover but without the slipcase.

The coffee table book
GRACELAND THROUGH THE YEARS 1957-1977 will be ready and sent
out to our customers by the end of June. That has now officially been confirmed. The book in
a deluxe slip case has a limited run, so only pre orders are 100% sure of getting a copy.
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May 16th 2012
A BOY FROM TUPELO -  Yesterday we reported news about the release of the long
awaited FTD Sun Project. And while being released by FTD we would expect a high price,
several fans have contacted us saying the price of more than £100 means they will never
own this project.
More information can be found here
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May 16th 2012
THE TCB SHOW NOW ONLINE -  This weeks edition of the TCB show is now online
for you to download in your own time for the next 7 days. This week we bring you Elvis Live
from July 1st 1974.

This edition is available to download for one week. Simply click on the Elvis TCB Show
banner over on the left.
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May 15th 2012
THE FTD SUN PROJECT - The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain have made
an announcement  regarding the long awaited SUN Project.

For over five years “Follow That Dream” /Sony Elvis Committee president Ernst Jorgensen
has been working on the D
efinitive Elvis At Sun Records & book, which is possibly the most
ambitious project of his entire career.

The Genesis of rock n roll has to be the combination of Elvis and the Memphis based Sun
Records Company, and at last this outstanding labour of love is about to be published.

This will be no ordinary volume of facts and figures. It will be a massive superlative Elvis
Presley production including the rarest of pictures, recording data, the real story behind Elvis’
time at Sun with unique Elvis artifacts, photographs, together with a companion of Elvis Sun
recordings on THREE CDs which will excite your senses.

So secretive is this project that we can only tell you that the release date will be
August 2012,
and that you must
pre-order your copy now with a deposit of £100.00.

We
do not have a final price at this time other than to confirm that it should be less than
£130.00 including shipping, and we understand that like previous FTD books it will be limited
to one print run only.

We will bring you further information as soon as it becomes available.
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May 14th 2012
THE ELVIS FILES NEWS -  The NEW Elvis Files (Vol 5) is at the printers and will see a
release on May 22nd. Only 2 years are covered in this 580 page and 1600 picture book, 1969
and 1970 - and Elvis never looked better than during this time ...

Volume five is bigger and better than ever with 560 pages & 1,600 photos, including unseen
and unpublished images that will blow you away - over 200 newly discovered images seen
for the first time along with all 'Elvis' events between 1969-1970 are included and with full
information.

2012 will close with
The Elvis Files, Volume 1 1953-1956 due for release in December, and
before that event, we will see the release of
The Elvis Files Magazine so much to look
forward to and here are the release dates (subject to change).

The Elvis Files Volume 5 1969 - 1970 to be released May 22 -2012
The Elvis Files Magazine to be released September 24 - 2012
The Elvis Files Volume 1 1953 - 1956 to be released December 15 -2012

Wanna little look at The Elvis Files, Volume 1 1953 - 1956?  
Click to see the promo poster
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May 14th 2012
ELVIS STATES & SALES FROM BILLBOARD -  The following Elvis albums appeared
on the Billboard Catalog Album Charts (w/e 19th May, 2012):

'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 2,144 copies.
Total sales to date: 264,287 copies.

'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 2,131 copies.
Total sales to date: 464,143 copies.

'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) selling some 1,310 copies.
Total sales to date: 89,344 copies.

'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling some 1,287 copies.
Total sales to date: 165,056 copies.

'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling some 1,242 copies.
Total sales to date: 108,637 copies.

'Elvis Gospel/ An Evening Prayer' (Compilation) selling some 1162 copies.
Total sales to date: 155,717 copies.

'Elvis Christmas' selling some 17 copies. Total sales to date: 599,471 copies.

'Elvis Christmas Duets' selling some 10 copies. Total sales to date: 490,097.
(Thanks Brian Quinn, For E.E.R)
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May 17th 2012
LISA LISTS FAVS BY HER FATHER - EPE have
listed online Lisa Marie Presley's favourite songs by her
father.

She is sharing her 12 favourite songs on iTunes which
can be downloaded in the iTunes play-list entitled,
"Lisa Marie's Favorite Elvis Songs." What I think would
make a nice album release is not available on CD, only
via iTunes. See the complete list below.

"Lisa Marie's Favorite Elvis Songs."
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May 17th 2012
TCM SALUTES ELVIS AS TEEN IDOL - Turner Classic
Movies will be saluting 16 of the biggest teen heart throbs
though out the years. Elvis, along with James Dean, Pat Boone,
Ricky Nelson, and Davy Jones are just a few of the idols TCM
will be saluting.

Turner released the following statement on why they chose Elvis
for the cover. “We looked at the festival as a whole, and thought
that Elvis conveyed the concept of “teen idol” and was also a big
enough sensation to carry the cover on his own, not to mention
that he hasn’t graced the cover yet, so it was about time and this
was the perfect tie-in!”

In the UK,
'Jailhouse Rock' is to be shown on June 6th on TCM
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May 18th 2012
THE ELVIS REQUEST SHOW NOW ONLINE -  The Latest Edition of the Elvis
Requests Shows [show #935] is now online. The show is available to download until 8am
[UK Time] on the 25th May 2012

Join Lee & Joe as they bring you 3 hours of requests and news and play all the songs you
love to hear from Elvis and read out your messages and opinions on the goings on in the
Elvis world. Elvis Express Radio is the place where you opinions are heard and shared.

To access and download the show, just click on the Request Show banner to the left or listen
to the 3 hours from 1:00pm on Sunday through Covent Garden Radio.
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May 18th 2012
ELVIS TROUSERS FOR SALE - THE TROUSERS that held the hips that rocked the
world will go on sale in Swindon tomorrow.
Originally belonging to none other than Elvis Presley, the item of clothing is set to cause a stir
among fans of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll when they go on sale at Town Auctions.
READ MORE
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May 21st 2012
ELVIS' 50th UK TOP 10 ALBUM? - If the next Elvis album
release
"I'm An Elvis Fan" enters the UK Album Chart & reaches
the TOP 10, it will become Elvis' 50th album to do so.

The TRUE, King of Pop's last UK TOP 10 Album was in 2010
with the 3 CD collection,
'Elvis 75'.

The new album is out in 2 versions including a Fanatic Edition,
both are set for release on July 31st (
Pre-order Standard Edition)
May 21st 2012
NEW SETLIST CD LIVE IN THE 50s - To be released
on June 26, 2012 from the budget "Setlist" SONY label is...
'Setlist: The Very Best of Elvis Presley Live 1950s'.

Mainly taken from the 'YMWTBB' live tracks. No cover has
been finalised as yet [cover art is a mock up from E.E.R].

Tracklisting: Money Honey, Blue Suede Shoes, Baby Let's
Play House, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Ready
Teddy, Heartbreak Hotel (Live In Shreveport, Louisiana,
December 15, 1956), Long Tall Sally (Live Dec 15, 1956), I Was The One (Live Dec 15, 1956),
Love Me Tender (Live Dec 15, 1956), Don't Be Cruel (Live Dec 15, 1956), Love Me (Live Dec
15, 1956), I Got A Woman (Live Dec 15, 1956), When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
(Live Dec 15, 1956), Paralyzed (Live Dec 15)
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May 22nd 2012
ELVIS TROUSERS FAIL TO SELL - A few days ago we reported that a pair of trousers
once worn by Elvis were coming up for auction. The auction took place and the trousers failed
to sell. You can read all about the auction by going
here
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“G.I. BLUES”
In the classic album series, it is now time for the first volume of G.I. BLUES material. As
always in a 7” inch digi pack format with booklet. However, this time without the In-and-
Outtakes section, which will be featured in Volume 2, in order to summarize all the G.I.
BLUES recordings. A lot of effort (and money) has gone into making these the best sounding
G.I. BLUES recordings ever.

“FROM HAWAII TO LAS VEGAS”
The new 5” digi pack release, FROM HAWAII TO LAS VEGAS, is a cassette recording of Elvis’
January 25 dress rehearsal for his January/February 1973 season at The Las Vegas Hilton.
The rough audio quality is more than compensated by the fascinating insight into how Elvis
worked in order to create his shows. With little talk, and a lot of music, we are invited to a first
row presentation of what he had in mind, and yet he decided to change the repertoire the next
day. Among the many songs is “Separate Ways” – rehearsed with and without the orchestra -
a song that Elvis chose to never perform in public.

“THAT’S THE WAY IT IS”
FTD vinyl is pleased to announce the release of this special 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set.

“FROM MEMPHIS TO HOLLYWOOD”
Hot on the heels of WELCOME HOME ELVIS comes its sequel, another Flaming Star
production written by David English, which brings Elvis from Memphis back to the movie
making business in Hollywood, and the actual production of G.I. BLUES. As with WELCOME
HOME ELVIS the book features an album – this time not surprising the newly found original
mono LP master for G.I. BLUES. As with its predecessor, the book is filled to the brim with
great, rare and informative photos and documents.
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May 23rd 2012
ANY DAY NOW FOR GRACELAND BOOK -  Due any day now, exclusively through the
official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Australia is the brand new book from Boxcar Enterprises
[MRS] '
Elvis Presley's Graceland: Through The Years 1957-1977', Elvis Australia will be the
only place you can buy the book for the next few weeks when it will become available from
other dealers from early July.

This book is a very special and strictly limited edition. It has a hard cover with an additional
hard card outer slip case. [The slip case is like Boxcar's previous sold out outing of 'The Final
Curtain' from last year.]

Several years in the making this is one very essential book for every Elvis fan with 450 pages
including
1000 photos with many never before published of Elvis and Graceland from 1957
to 1977.

In addition there is plentiful informative text, original purchase documents and blueprints of
the Graceland mansion.

It is
not likely that there will be a reprint despite reports to the contrary. Order Information
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May 23rd 2012
THE TCB SHOW NOW ONLINE -  This weeks edition of the TCB show is now online
for you to download in your own time for the next 7 days. This week we bring you songs from
the outtakes album 'Top Notch Nashville Part 1', with part 2 continuing next week.

This edition is available to download for one week.
Simply click on the Elvis TCB Show banner over on the left.
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May 22nd 2012
GRACELAND STABLES TO OPEN - On May 25th, Graceland will open the Elvis Presley
Stable Tour to the public for the summer season and just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The Graceland Stable Tour will be open on weekends, extended holiday weekends, and
during Elvis Week 2012. Daily tour times are at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 a.m., 1:00 pm, and 2:00 pm

Several artifacts are on display as part of the tour including saddles used by Elvis and his
entourage, personal western wear worn by Elvis, checks and documents related to the
purchase of some of Elvis’ horses, and home movie footage of Elvis on horseback at
Graceland. Graceland is currently the home to four horses - Max, Tucker, and Bandit - who
were adopted after being rescued.

The fourth, Candy, was a gift.
http://www.elvis.com/graceland/tours/stabletours.aspx to see
a complete schedule and prices for the Graceland stables tours and make sure to stop by
during your trip to Graceland.
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May 22nd 2012
TUNZI FLIPS, FLOPS & FLYS - The Elvis book bonanza continues in 2012, this time it's
Joseph Tunzi with a book he himself crowns
"The Greatest Elvis Concert Book Ever!"?

"Flip, Flop & Fly - St Louis to Atlanta: 1973 - 1976" is the title of the book which we are told
contains exclusive never before seen photos mixed within the 400+ photos that are included
in the 356 pages. The book is also promoted as being 2 pounds in weight.

But with a retail price of $125.00 (£80.00), the book is certainly way up there and with the up
coming eagerly awaited King of Elvis books series
'The Elvis Files Vol 5 and 1',
'Elvis Presley's Graceland' (Boxcar), 'Walk a Mile In My Shoes' and the FTD Book/CD
'A Boy From Tupelo', the Tunzi book may be a bit of a Flip Flop as fans are having to choose
between an on going series and other books they have been waiting for?  
Ordering Info Here
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May 23rd 2012
MORE FTD TITLES -  How insane are things
getting with the FTD label? This month we have
had three new titles released costing Elvis fans
£204.97 for 1x CD, 1x Double Vinyl, 1x Book & CD
& the Sun Boxset

Well the month of June will see yet more titles put
out which will include another book and another
12" vinyl, costing another £124.96.

Mind you, I gotta say that the TTWII vinyl looks very
cool. Below are details of the releases.
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May 25th 2012
THE ELVIS REQUEST SHOW NOW ONLINE -  The Latest Edition of the Elvis
Requests Shows [show #937] is now online. The show is available to download until 8am
[UK Time] on the 01st June 2012

Join Lee & Joe as they bring you 3 hours of requests and news and play all the songs you
love to hear from Elvis and read out your messages and opinions on the goings on in the
Elvis world. Elvis Express Radio is the place where you opinions are heard and shared.

To access and download the show, just click on the Request Show banner to the left or listen
to the 3 hours from 1:00pm on Sunday through Covent Garden Radio.
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May 25th 2012
CAN TCB BRING EUROVISION SUCCESS? -  The UK entry to
the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Englebert Humperdinck will be
keeping his prized gift from Elvis Presley close during his live
performance on Saturday.

Humperdinck hopes the TCB pendent given to him by Elvis will help
bring out some of that Elvis charisma during his performance give the
UK their first win in the contest since 1997.(
More on the TCB charm)
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May 28th 2012
WOMACK BLASTS ELVIS - Bobby Womack seems to think Elvis Presley ''stole'' his
entire career, and also calls Sir Mick Jagger an ''asshole.''

Womack, who was thought to have cancer, had a tumour removed recently which was benign
now makes a claim that he played on Elvis' smash hit record 'Suspicious Minds', but wasn't
impressed by the star.  He said: ''People say: 'What did you think of Elvis Presley?' I say: 'He
wasn't s**t. Everything he got he stole.'''

Bobby also wrote one of The Rolling Stones' first ever hits, 'The Last Time', and worked with
the band on their 1986 album 'Dirty Work'. While he got on with some members of the band,
he ''had a problem'' with singer Sir Mick Jagger.

Speaking about 'The Last Time', he added: ''To be honest with you, I said: 'Let the Rolling
Stones get their own f***ing record and record that.''

Womack seems to be living in a bitter & twisted world of his own, especially because he
NEVER played on Elvis' worldwide hit single 'Suspicious Minds'.

He did work at American Sound Studio in Memphis, and played on recordings by Joe Tex and
The Box Tops. Until this point, around 1967, he had had little success as a solo artist, but at
American he began to record a string of hit singles, including 1968's "What Is This" (his first
chart hit), "It's Gonna Rain" and "More Than I Can Stand".

During this period he became known as a songwriter, contributing many songs to Wilson
Pickett's repertoire; these include "I'm in Love" and "I'm a Midnight Mover." He also applied
guitar work on three of Aretha Franklin's hit-making late 1960s recordings, including Lady
Soul, where he played guitar on Franklin's hit, "Chain of Fools".

Again, Bobby Womack never played on 'Suspicious Minds' or in-fact any other Elvis Presley
recording.
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May 27th 2012
BOB FINKEL DEAD AT 94 -  NBC executive Robert - 'Bob' - Finkel, who worked with Elvis
on his legendary 68 Comeback, has died at 94. Finkel has also produced numerous
specials. They included four John Davidson Specials, two specials with John Denver, as well
as many others including Jimmy McNichols, Wayne Newton, Liberace and Chevy Chase.
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May 29th 2012
FROM ELVIS TO ZARKANA - Cirque du Soleil says it will replace its tribute to Elvis
Presley on the Las Vegas Strip with a touring show that will have a summer run in New York.

The Montreal-based circus troupe announced Wednesday that
"Zarkana" would replace
"Viva Elvis" at the Aria Resort & Casino after the final show for "Viva Elvis" in August.

"Zarkana" is a 12-act, 75-performer "acrobatic rock opera" that opened to mixed reviews in
New York last year before moving on to Moscow and Madrid. The show has a loose plot
centred around a magician trying to find a lost love.

Cirque will have seven concurrent shows in Sin City after
"Zarkana" and "Michael Jackson:
Immortal"
open resident shows here this year.
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May 29th 2012
FORMER ELVIS CRYPT FOR SALE - We've all seen some of the worst types of Elvis
related items put up for sale over the years and now we get another. It's the original resting
place of Elvis Presley.

Elvis was laid to rest in the tomb on August 18th 1977, but after an attempt to steal his body,
Elvis and his mothers remains were moved to the meditation garden at Graceland on
September 2nd 1977.

Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien is selling the crypt to the highest bidder as part of his
"Music Icons" auction next month.

The tomb is located inside the granite and marble mausoleum at the Forest Hill Cemetery in
Memphis, Tennessee and has remained empty ever since.

Julien says the winning bid from the auction beginning June 23 will receive the crypt, opening
and closing of the vault for burial, a memorialization inscription and use of a chapel for a
committal service. Transportation and funeral home charges are not included.
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May 29th 2012
JUNE FTD TRACKLISTINGS - Listed for you to look through are the track line ups for the
new FTD releases set for a June release. (
Take A Look Here)
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May 28th 2012
ELVIS UNCOVERED - 2012 is 35 years since Elvis died and it
looks like a string of compilation albums are the plan from Sony as
they announce
'Elvis Uncovered' a 12 tack album to be released by
Sony Special Products on June 19th.

'Elvis Uncovered'
01. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
02. Proud Mary
03. Something
04. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
05. Sweet Caroline
06. Words
07. Bridge Over Troubled Water
08. Hey Jude
09. Make The World Go Away
10. My Way
11. Steamroller Blues
12. Unchained Melody
May 29th 2012
RARE MSG SLIDES - With the 40th Anniversary of
Elvis' Madison Square Garden Concerts approaching
fast, here's a great opportunity to pick up a cool set of
slides taken at the record setting shows.

The auction is for 12 (35mm) slides taken on June 11th
1972, which is one of the rarest shows from the series
of shows to find photos from.

These are original slides from the original owner and
photographer. The film was developed on June 12th
1972, the day after the concert.

Bidding starts at a whopping US$2,500.00. Let's hope
we get to see these in something like The Elvis Files
soon. (
Take a look at the auction)
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May 30th 2012
MARTY LACKER ON WOMACK RANT - A few days ago, Soul legend Bobby Womack
launched a real screwed up rant, blasting Elvis and making a weird claim that he played on
Elvis' classic recording, 'Suspicious Minds', which of course we know he never did, nor did he
play on any other Elvis recording.

Below, Elvis' friend and former Memphis Music industry official, Marty Lacker responds to
Womacks outburst.

"That surprises me because Bobby and I were friends and he never talked that way. He
recorded at American and would show up every once in awhile because he lived in L.A. he
did play on some early sessions at American but  I do not remember Bobby playing on
Suspicious Minds or any of Elvis' songs. Somehow or another I think whatever they took out
of his head has fu##ed him up and made him bitter. I have not seen him in years."
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May 30th 2012
THE TCB SHOW IS ONLINE - This weeks edition of the TCB show is now online
for you to download in your own time for the next 7 days. This week we bring you songs from
the outtakes album 'Top Notch Nashville Part 2', with part 2 continuing next week.

This edition is available to download for one week. Simply click on the Elvis TCB Show
banner over on the
left.
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May 30th 2012
ELVIS SUN PROMO - Elvis Matters who are offering this
exclusive 4 track promotional CD for the FTD 3CD / book set
"A Boy From Tupelo" say the disc has captured the attention of
collectors from around the world.

With fans ordering from around the world this promo may well
become one of the most sought-after bonus releases of the
year.

However, the only promo CD in the world that has all 4 pre-Sun
recordings of Elvis is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide
and available at Elvis Matters only!

Other online Elvis stores are also offering free gifts, the London
Elvis Shop has a one sided bootleg 45rpm of 'My Happiness'.
Plus the Elvis Corner offers a replica set of all 5 Sun 45's.
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May 30th 2012
LMP PULLS CREEPY JACKO LETTER, NOT ELVIS CRYPT - Many Elvis fans
around the world were pretty sick to hear that Elvis' original crypt in the Mausoleum at Forest
Hill Cemetery is due to be auctioned off in Julien’s "Music Icons" auction to be held in June
and with the bidding starting at $100,000.

While fans are not happy with this in the least, Lisa Marie Presley has stepped in to get an
item withdrawn from the auction, No, NOT her fathers original place of rest but a "creepy"
letter from her dead former husband Michael Jackson.

Julien’s Auctions, had planned on selling off a creepy letter from Michael Jackson to Lisa
Marie Presley. When she found out that the letter was soon going to be sold into a collector’s
hands, she requested that it be pulled.

In the letter, Jackson complains about having trouble sleeping, Presley, who was married to
Jackson from 1994 to 1996, did not say why she wanted the letter pulled, but when you look
at it, it is easy to see why.

The letter reads,
"Smell here [arrow with box] Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally
[sic] in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and Business people...I must take care of
my health first Im' [sic] crazy for you Love Turd."

I would like to know why Lisa Marie is quick to get something like this Jackson lettter
removed and yet totally ignore they are selling her fathers first place of rest.

After all, auction owner, Julien’s Auctions owner Darren Julien told TMZ that they have
complied with Presley’s request.
"I'm assuming it's a personal nature, and we wanted to
honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley.”

Once again it's left to the fans to stand up and work for Elvis and his memory  Sign Petition
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May 30th 2012
CHIPS SAYS NO TO WOMACK CLAIMS - To add the final nail into Bobby Womack's
B.S claims that he played on Elvis' smash hit record
'Suspicious Minds', & wasn't impressed
by the King.  Womack said: '
'People say: 'What did you think of Elvis Presley?' I say: 'He wasn't
s**t Everything he got he stole.''

Chips Moman who was the producer at American Studio's during Elvis' recording sessions
spoke with Marty Lacker earlier today and confirmed...
"Bobby Womack had nothing to do with
Elvis' American Studios sessions, not only did he not play on
'Suspicious Mind' he was not
there for any of the sessions."
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