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The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1183] is now online and available to download until around
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03rd April 2015.

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.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
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March 28, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Last year, EPE were embarrassed when the owners of Elvis' two private aircraft released a letter which was
sent to them by Jack Soden, CEO of EPE, instructing them that they were to exercise their right to terminate
the agreement regarding the 2 aircraft (Lisa Marie and Hound Dog 2) and the planes would need to be
REMOVED from their location by April 2015.

During the fall out of this news, Elvis fans were informed by Priscilla Presley they had no idea what was taking
place and they should stay out of EPE's business and that they should TRUST them??

We learned that allegedly, due to an absurdly low figure, the planes owners had no choice but to sell the
planes but due to the huge logistics involved in removing the planes, potential buyers were put off buying them
and so at last, the owners found land just a block from Graceland where they could permanently display the
planes, keeping them in Memphis, near Graceland which made fans everywhere happy.......UNTIL! EPE have
made it clear they will oppose any and all plans to develop the land for the planes......WHY?

EPE claim it's down to reasons of copyright? Even though the planes owners will not be allowed to use the
name ELVIS at the Planes location, but The Kings Planes, Lisa Marie etc could be used, PLUS as the first
letter clearly states by Jack Soden,
"we want to give you more time to pursue other alternatives for the use of
the planes. Of course, going forward there will be limitations to the use of Elvis' name, image and likeness as
related to the exploitation of the planes"
. EPE's own words in the letter dated April 07, 2014. Again, the owners
have found a new location but now forgetting their original words, EPE are actively seeking to oppose all
planes for the planes to be displayed in Memphis it seems?

What else has come up so far these past few weeks that have not shown EPE in the best light, in fact more
than that, it's shown EPE to look like they treat the fans with a total lack of respect or honesty.

First there was the 24 foot Elvis standee which was attempted to be passed off as the original 1956 item when
in reality it was from the early 80's to promote the Warner Bros movie, 'This Is Elvis'. Once we pointed out the
issue, we were told a couple of obvious porky pies regarding how they got hold of it.

THEN the media and public hit
'Elvis @ The O2' has on display a TCB pendent that we are told is Elvis' very
own personal chain and pendent. However, the one on display is NOT a real TCB necklace or pendent and is
obvious to prove. Again we have written off to EPE and Jack Soden with the details of the fake and as of yet
we have NOT had a reply from anyone regarding the FAKE (see image right)

Because of that Plane letter dropping EPE in the embarrassing swamp of
Truth they are now blocking any
further leaks of the TRUTH by going through court and being given a
Protective Order.

A motion for protective order refers to a party's request that the court protect it from potentially abusive action
by the other party.

Such a request is often made in relation to discovery, as when one party seeks discovery of the other party's
trade secrets. In certain instances, the court will craft a protective order for protecting one party's trade
secrets by ordering that any secret information exchanged in discovery shall be used for the pending suit only
and it shall not in any manner be publicized.

08:38 AM        Motion Set (T)                 
02:54 PM        Response (T)    WATSON II, FRANK L             

Case Description
Tuesday , May 27th, 2014  
Type:   DJ - Comp/Declaratory Judgment  
Status:   EXECUTIONS - Service executions  

A protective order to stop OKC partnership from revealing what they know and found out about EPE in regards
to the way they are dealing with the planes issue.

EPE don’t want anything leaking out, in other words OKC can’t release anything they know on what has gone
on. EPE pulled the line of ‘it’s business secrets that can’t be revealed’.

Just like we thought, EPE don’t want anyone to know just exactly what they are up to!
March 27, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Tony Stuchbury
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It looks like EPE have no more use for an  IMP-Fest in Las Vegas this year because it doesn't fit in with their
own plans at the Westgate. So, is this beginning of controlling the independent imp by EPE? I think so.

Here is what the organisers of the 'Las Vegas Elvis Fest'
We’re sorry to let you know there will definitely be no Las Vegas Elvis Festival this year.  After a lot of back
and forth with Graceland the conclusion was that our type of Elvis entertainment does not fit in with the vision
they have for the Elvis Presley International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.  

Now all we need to be done is to do away with the caricature insults to Elvis by way of the IMPS and those
crappy Elvis Weddings.
March 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The mistaken identities of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" are woven together with the music of Elvis Presley as
Upper Sandusky High School presents the musical "All Shook Up."

Although Elvis is not a character in the story, the show features 26 Elvis songs. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the school..
March 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) -- For collectors looking to get a piece of Elvis memorabilia from Graceland
Too during an auction in January, you will get another change this coming May.

Greg Kinard of Spur K Auctions in Meridian says an online bidding company made an error when one buyer
bought the entire collection and home of Paul McLeod during the auction in January.

Kinard says the buyer voided the contract and now the whole collection and home will go back on the auction

He says they will hold the auction on May 2nd and there will be changes into how the collection is sold.

Kinard says hundreds of Elvis Presley collectible items will be sold individually and you must be present at the
home to bid.
No online bids will be taken.

He says the only items that will be sold in a bundle is a collection of 329 record albums owned by Paul McLeod.

McLeod, 71, was found dead on the porch of his Holly Springs home last July. He had opened his home to
tourists who wanted to get a look at his collection, regardless of the time of day they came by to take a look.

Taking a look at some of the vinyl being made available for auction, the condition of these appear to suggest
that McLeod didn't look after his records all that well. I guess the auction prices on much of these items won't
have to large of a reserve price on them, nor will they sell for vast amounts?? But then again, you never know
what some things will go for?  You can see some of the items available
March 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The new FTD Book & CD release of the eagerly awaited 'ROCK AROUND THE BLOCH" written by David
English is now available for fans to pick up from all good Elvis suppliers around the world (or if you're in the U.
S. it's from EPE).

This great new book release of Follow That Dream – Rock Arount The Bloch – march 25 1961 – contains 288
pages and more than 100 pictures.

The book contains also the audio CD with the concert in the best possible sound. Also on the CD : the press
conference ,the medals ceremony and the interview on the set of Blue Hawaii.

This FTD release is a highlight for the fans of the live work. This book will be the most complete work of this
1961 Hawaii live show.
March 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
On March 25,1961,Elvis Presley performed a benefit concert at Bloch Arena in Hawaii to raise money for the
construction of the USS Arizona Memorial.More than 4,000 fans attended the show, paying from $3 all the way
to $100 a ticket. The concert, which Elvis hoped would raise $50.000,in fact raised $64.000.

However,within a couple of years, donations slowed and the memorial fund was in dire need of cash. Elvis
Presley’s infamous manager,Colonel Tom Parker, heard about the situation, and he and Elvis offered to do a
benefit concert.

During his hour on stage, Elvis sang 15 songs.

The Bloch Arena concert received rave reviews from the Honolulu Advertiser, which described it as “fast-
paced and slick.

Elvis was wearing his famous gold jacket with silvery glints like sequins, dark blue trousers and a white shirt
and a blue string tie. This would be the last time Elvis would wear his “famous gold jacket” in concert. It was
also the last he would perform live for over 8 years.

The USS Arizona Memorial was finally dedicated Memorial Day, May 30, 1962 just over a year after Elvis’s
charity concert. It marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona
during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.On the photo, Elvis' arrival in Honolulu.

'Rock around the Bloch'.
A hardback book containing 288 pages which tells the story of the USS Arizona benefit concert that Elvis
performed at the Bloch Arena with first-hand accounts from people who were there, newspaper articles from
the time and numerous photographs (over 130 of which have never been published before).
March 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Elvis Matters
At ease, sideburns...When Elvis Presley reported to be inducted into the Army on this day, March 24, in 1958,
his legions of fans weren’t exactly taken by surprise. It had been early 1957 when
TIME reported that he was
likely to go:

“Tooling up to a Memphis induction center in his li’l ol’ unpretentious cream-colored Cadillac, Dreamboat
Groaner Elvis Presley, a hulking 21, went bravely inside, peeled off his inconspicuous scarlet and black jacket
and other trappings, permitted medicos to examine him. The doctors’ verdict: a fine broth of a lad, pelvis and
all, eligible for drafting—probably to serve in some special services division, tote some such gone weapon as a
guitar. Before rolling off in his Caddie, Elvis allowed that the intelligence test he had taken was a breeze.
Groaned the bobby-soxers’ golden calf: “Di’nt seem hard a’tall. Ah’m sure Ah passed!”
(He did.)

But the big question wasn’t whether he would pass the test. The big question was what the Army would do
about his hair.

About a month after Presley was declared draft-eligible, lawmakers like New Jersey Senator Clifford Case were
investigating, on their constituents’ behalves, whether the singer could get an exemption to buzz-cut
regulations that would allow him to keep his sideburns and pompadour. Though the Army did not make an
official statement on the matter, officials did declare that he would not receive any special treatment.

The singer was originally ordered to report for a draft-board physical on Jan. 20, 1958, but he ended up
getting a “hardship deferment” in order to finish making a movie. (The hardship was the studio’s, which had
already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the picture, not his own.) He finally reported to the Army
in March — but, by then, the hair question had already been at least partially resolved.

As TIME reported late that February, he “jumped the clippers by getting a ‘normal’ haircut that shortened his
sideburns a good inch, left him still looking much too dreamy for the Army.”

And that was that. When
Sergeant Presley’s two years of service ended, he announced that, though he
would return to rock ‘n’ roll, his sideburns were gone for good.
March 24, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / TIME
"I always wanted to ask, how come you and i are friends?" He said, "    I'll tell you, Johnny, he said, you'd like
me if I was a janitor." one metro Detroiter is proud to call himself Elvis's friend. Today, he is sharing his story
and a personal gift he received from the king.

For most of us, the closest we'll get to the king is through his music. You know that sound. For one metro
Detroit man, he not only knew Elvis, he served with him side by side in the military. And I'll let Jonny Language
pick up the story from here.

"The first time I saw Elvis, I was in fort hood, Texas in1958, and we were down at the firing range. Elvis Presley
already had hits like 'Blue Suede Shoes' when Johnny first laid eyes on him in the military.

"Hey, John, guess who is on the firing range? Elvis Presley! No kidding. I got a real thrill knowing he was on the
field with me." He turned from fan to friend. "I spent ten days with Elvis on the troop ship, the'USS Randle' and
that's when I got to know him, not as the big movie star, but as Elvis Presley, a person.

That ship is where Elvis gave Johnny a watch as a gift, $7,back then but today is beyond priceless. The
orange tag, the orange case, and the back of it is engraved, to "Johnny from Elvis".

1959, Elvis threw a new year's eve party and here, Johnny met  Priscilla on the dance floor. "I'm dancing with
Priscilla, I'm 22 years old, she was 14, looks about 18. Someone taps me on the shoulder and it's Red [West]. I
said, yeah, what's going on? He said, Johnny, you have to quit dancing with Priscilla. I said, what's the
problem? He said, Elvis doesn't want you to dance with her? Why? I don't know, i just do what I'm told,   Okay.
Here's the biggest rock 'n' roll star in the world, and here I am, a 22 years old, little guy making the big man a
little nervous."

From touch football every Saturday, to seeing the king in his underwear. "He [Elvis] comes out in jockey
shorts. So I look at him and I goes, so this is what all the big fuss is about, aye?''

To the last words Johnny said to him. "Elvis, I can't thank you enough for all the good times in the service, and
if it hadn't been for you, the army wouldn't have been the same." This year, Johnny Lange turns 80. Elvis
would have, too. Their time together in the army has been published in books. Johnny said he doesn't need to
write his stories down because he feels they'll forever be connected."I loved Elvis, not his money, not his fame,
and that's what means everything to me, because I was his friend".
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March 24, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Songwriter Don Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as "I Don't
Hurt Anymore," "Please Help Me I'm Falling" and "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" — and whose tunes have
been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Bing Crosby — died in southern California on March 16th.
According to Music Row, he had resided in the Santa Monica Mountains since 1960. Robertson was 92.

Elvis recorded several songs by Robertson starting in 1956 with 'I'm Counting On You' and went on to record
things like, 'Anything Thats Part Of You', 'Starting Today', 'Theres Always Me', They Remind Me To Much Of
You', 'What Now What Next Where To', 'I Really Don't Want To Know' and more.
March 24, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Erik Lorentzen has announced that the long awaited 7th & final installment of his epic book series, 'The Elvis
Files' will finally be released this year, set for August.

In a message on the 'Elvis Files' facebook page, Erik Wrote, "Busy working on The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-
1977) and Elvis was for sure very busy those years. Here's some pages from the March 1974 tour…." Click on
image to enlarge.
March 23, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
"Years before he meets Priscilla, 21-year-old Elvis Presley is in love with a small-town girl, June Juanico, from
Biloxi, Mississippi. Elvis had picked June out of the crowd at one of his concerts. After a chance meeting a year
later, they started dating in May 1956. ""Heartbreak Hotel,"" Elvis' first national #1 hit is peaking at the top of
the charts. He is yet to film his first Hollywood movie, and the legendary appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show
are still months away. Most people, in fact, outside of a growing number of American teenagers, do not know
the name Elvis Presley. The truly special summer of 1956 produced Elvis' first great romance, but also the end
of his personal freedom. It's the summer that witnessed his astonishing rise to fame...and also the abrupt end
of a simple existence to which he could never return. "Elvis - Summer of '56" contains the earliest home movie
footage of Elvis, and captures a rare day-in-the-life""" glimpse of the 21-year-old future King.

This deluxe collector's set includes the personal memorabilia of June Juanico -- featuring photos, magazine
clippings and other items saved during the summer of '56. Also included is a booklet providing the prologue,
and epilogue to the featured documentary, complete with plenty of stunning photos of The King. "

Elvis: The Summer of 56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection will be released on June 2, 2015
March 23, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1182] is now online and available to download until around
8am [UK time] on the 27th March 2015.

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.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
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March 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The city of Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises plan to seek approval of a Graceland Tourism Development
Zone in April before the Tennessee Building Commission, according to an attorney for Graceland.
The building commission is scheduled to meet April 9 in Nashville in what will be a busy few months for
Graceland’s expansion and redevelopment plans in Whitehaven.
April 7 is the date EPE are requesting
OKC remove the two jets once owned by Elvis Presley. Now OKC has proposed the planes be
moved south one block.

Attorney James McLaren said EPE should close by early May on its financing of the $90 million, 450-room
resort hotel it’s building south of the mansion. It expects to sign construction contracts soon.

The council also will be asked to approve an ordinance creating the 5 percent tourism surcharge on all items
sold on the 120-acre Graceland property. That revenue would assist in financing the overall Graceland
redevelopment plan. The first of three readings is expected to appear on the April 7 council agenda.
Council members also discussed briefly a zoning request coming to the council April 7 seeking to move the two
jets once owned by Elvis Presley a block south on Elvis Presley Boulevard. The request will come from OKC
Partnership, the company that owns the jets, and a new partner.

OKC Partnership has had an agreement with Elvis Presley Enterprises to offer tours of the jets on Graceland
property. But the two parties couldn’t agree on a contract extension, and EPE gave OKC notice to remove the
jets from Graceland’s grounds.

The new site would be off Graceland’s property, but near its southern border. EPE has indicated it will oppose
the zoning request when it reaches the council next month in what council member Harold Collins, whose
district includes Graceland, described as a “copyright” issue.
March 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN
Especially released for this year's Record Store Day the cool looking double transparent red vinyl 'Elvis Sings'.
On "Elvis Sings", the King sings songs by a variety of artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Bee
Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more. Go
here to MusicOnVinyl for tracklist
-   180 gram audiophile vinyl
-   Gatefold sleeve + insert
-   Limited Record Store Day edition
-   1500 numbered copies on transparent red vinyl
Release date: April 18, 2015
March 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN
As reported earlier,  Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, has announced Property From The
Life & Career of Elvis Presley
as part of their highly anticipated Music Icons Auction event to be held at
Hard Rock Cafe New York.

EER is shocked to see the current owner of the INFAMOUS "TCB Bus" selling the bus and once again claiming
it had more to do with Elvis than in reality, even after we fought for more than 3 years and proved beyond
doubt that the bus was NEVER USED BY ELVIS PRESLEY on tour or for pleasure. Elvis did drive the bus
ONCE, in 1976 when it first arrived in Memphis and he almost crashed it. That was the ONLY direct connection
Elvis ever had with the bus. Also, on board the bus, there are several FAKE items, including a jumpsuit etc.

The auction press release states: The 1976 MCI Crusader Bus was originally purchased with funds provided
by Elvis Presley for his supporting singers, The TBC Band, which was led by early musical influence and dear
friend J.D. Sumner. The bus was custom designed and adorned inside and out with the TCB (“Taking Care of
Business”) lightning bolt logo which was Elvis’ personal motto. It has nine sleeping berths, seats twelve and the
distinction of being driven by Elvis himself.  Accompanying the bus are copies of the original $25,000 check
provided by Elvis to cover the down payment on the bus. A video tour of the “TCB” bus hosted by Martin
Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions can be seen here:

The “TCB” tour bus is only one of the truly iconic pieces of Elvis memorabilia being offered during Music Icons
by Julien’s Auctions. Among the amazing collection is also Elvis’ second Stutz Blackhawk production model
vehicle which he purchased on September 8, 1971. The 1971 model is a two-seater with a small jump seat.
The car was delivered to Elvis on September 9, 1971 at his Monavale Street home in Beverly Hills. At the time,
the Stutz Blackhawk featured the best audio system money could buy. And Elvis’ black and white Penguin suit
worn in Las Vegas in which he was photographed (Estimate: $60,000-$80,000), Elvis’ first live performance
worn stage shirt from 1954 (Estimate: $25,000-$35,000) and the 1967 Elvis and Priscilla Presley Marriage
Certificate (Estimate: $25,000-$35,000) add to the excitement of this unprecedented tribute to the King himself.

Among the other highlights of The Collection of Elvis Presley is an Elvis Presley Signed Louisiana Hayride
Contract (Estimate: $30,000-$50,000). The four page executed contract between Elvis Presley and
International Broadcasting Association was signed on September 8, 1955 and was only the second
performance contract Presley signed in his career at that time. Also included is a group of six Elvis Presley
Circle G Ranch related photographs (Estimate: $100-$200) including one original vintage image of one of
Elvis’ vehicles parked in front of the Wedding Cottage located on the property.

Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” Personnel form is a stand-out amidst the collection. The signed Lowe’s
Incorporated MGM Pictures personnel record document dated May 14, 1957 includes Elvis’ personal
information including address, emergency contact, social security and employee number. In 1957 Presley
made the film with Avon Productions. The form is signed by Presley.

Elvis Presley’s Military Winter Dress Uniform seen photographed in 1959 is also included and is estimated at
$20,000-$40,000, as is the iconic Elvis Presley Black Gibson J-200 Guitar that he played at the Las Vegas
Hilton (Estimate: $50,000-$70,000).

More highlights of Property From The Life & Career of Elvis Presley include a group of 25 Elvis Presley
publicity images from his career in film (Estimate: $200-$400), an Elvis Presley Gifted TLC diamond necklace
that he gave to his nurse Letetia Henley Kirk (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), an Elvis Presley EP Circle “G”
Ranch Sign from Presley’s Circle “G” Ranch in Horn Lake, Mississippi (Estimate: $1,600-$1,800), an Elvis
Presley prescription box affixed with typed prescription label (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), an Elvis Presley
signed and inscribed copy of “The Prophet” (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), an Elvis Presley Graceland Gate
Remote (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), an Elvis Presley white knit cardigan worn early in his career (Estimate:
$6,000-$8,000), an Elvis Presley 14K gold nugget pendant (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), an Elvis Presley
Donnegal PG Medicine Bottle dated 1974 (Estimate: $2,500-$3,000), an Elvis Presley signed cut sheet
(Estimate: $800-$1,000) and Elvis Presley’s wooden praying hands (Estimate: $3,500-$4,500) and much more.

Few would deny the fact that Elvis Presley wrote the book on rock n’ roll stardom. From his leather pants to his
private jets, he laid the groundwork for rock stars to come. When “That’s All Right” became a hit in 1954, Elvis
gave mobs of fans a chance to scream and a reason for pop stars of the future to follow his lead. His Southern
charm, handsome good looks and ability to sing one note and make woman of all ages swoon was only part of
Presley’s appeal. Elvis influenced everyone then and still does. His influence is everywhere, reserving his
permanent place among the most sensational pop culture icons of our time.

The Collection of Elvis Presley auction will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 during the Julien’s Auction’s
highly anticipated Music Icons Auction Event held at Hard Rock Cafe New York.
March 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The unique partnership that Westgate Las Vegas President David Siegel has forged with Elvis Presley’s
Graceland trustees will be the basis of a new look and feel for his casino hotel, the former LVH, which earlier
was the Hilton and before that in 1969 opened as the International.

Construction is already moving ahead at a breakneck pace, and David and his COO Mark Waltrip are
confident that they’ll be able to unveil the look by April 23 when the Elvis exhibit and first Elvis Presley show
are opened by Priscilla Presley.

David told me:
“This property was built in 1969 by Kirk Kerkorian. It was the first of very many casinos in town.
Mandalay Bay, the Mirage all kind of patterned their designs after it. What was special about it as the
International then was a unique heartbeat with the casinos in the middle of all the restaurants. We’re doing a
lot of the same things.

“Now that I own the hotel, there’s a lot of work to be done here. I refused to tear it down. The other five people
who were looking at the same time we were, they were all going to knock it down, lay off the employees and
then reopen it two or three years later.

“It would have been a crime to bring it down. It’s going to cost us a lot more money & effort to keep it open,
keep all these people employed, but it’s worth it. We still have one 82-year-old cocktail waitress from Day 1!

“Some people have been here 45 years. We have chefs in one of our restaurants who served Elvis. Elvis liked
to eat with the employees in the employee cafeteria, and they loved him and he loved them. This was his
home. He stayed up on the top in one of the sky villas. Elvis is as much a part of this building as the walls are.
He is still the heartbeat of the property.

“Every person who stays in this hotel will be treated like a high roller; everyone is going to feel like a VIP when
they stay here. We’re going to be known as the friendliest hotel. We’re not going to intimidate anybody. We’re
excited. We’re working hard, and we’re getting a lot done.”

Then I talked specifically about the main showroom changes with Westgate’s COO Mark Waltrip:
“We would absolutely love to bring the entire look and feel back as it was in Elvis’ days, but we’re challenged
with the advancement of technology in lighting. So what we’ve chosen to do is bring the same finishes, colors
and style back into place. What that means is new drapery. We’re bringing the gold back. We’re upgrading all
the carpet. We’re carpeting all the walkways and hallways. We’re building a new theater lobby, a grand new
theater entrance, more respectful of the quality of the show.

“As you know, the current theater entrance is off to the side and a little crammed. So we’re centering out the
casino with a big Elvis Presley theater marquee dead center, so the minute you walk in the front door you’ll
see it all the way in the back. Then you’ll go into a nice lobby to where all the retail merchandising is and then
into the showroom.

“We’re also adding colors and banners into the theater, and the exciting thing from the original theater, it had
those big half-circle booths, so we’re bringing 10 of those back in across the front of the sound control near
the back of the lower orchestra.”

You’re going to have the look and the feel of when Elvis played there for his record-breaking
Exactly! We want to bring the essence of Elvis back into the room so people can not only experience the show,
but also experience the setting where he sang.

And how many Elvis shows will appear in there?
"Right now Graceland Productions has four shows identified. We start with the first “Elvis Experience”
production, which is the most successful show that’s ever been done since Elvis’ death. It’s been playing to
sellout crowds for the last four years in the summer theater in Toronto. They just did a sellout performance in
Paris in January; there were 15,000 people who attended that. It’s a wonderful re-creation of his original
International hotel show here with 31 orchestra players and singer-dancers on stage. It’s a big deal.

"Following that is a variety of shows that the Graceland folks are currently crafting. Some that tell the story of
Elvis, some that put Elvis into video on the stage. It’s all going to be very exciting. So Elvis Presley
Entertainment and Graceland will be controlling all of the entertainment venue as well as the theater and then
be in the marketing partnership with us."

So you have the theater and then there’s the Elvis museum. In the old “Star Trek” space?
"Yes, the exhibit is the old “Star Trek” space. So between the lobby and that old “Star Trek” space, we’re going
to enter from the side off that north tower hallway. There’s retail on one side of the hallway, we’re revamping
that and then across on the other side of the hallway we’re building that out as matching retail.

"We’ll drive you through a really nice, upscale retail corridor at the end of which you’ll have the Graceland
Exhibit. You’ll enter into a 3,000- or 4,000-square-foot retail experience. From there you’ll go into a small 150-
seat theater that will give you a video experience of Elvis. Then it’s an interactive experience with an additional
20,000 square feet.

"The whole footprint is about 30,000 square feet, and it will be a wedding chapel, interactive museum and
mixture of retail, video, static and interactive displays. It will be very similar in nature to the London exhibit —
totally first class."

When do the acts start in the showroom?
"April 23. Same as the museum opening. That day is very historic because I believe it’s the 45th anniversary of
when Elvis first played in Las Vegas. As you know, Priscilla Presley will be here for the gala celebrations."

With the theater, Elvis exhibit, pool deck and gym and spa, what’s left for you to do?
"We’re redoing the whole casino that will all be renovated by April 20. We’ve already opened the new front bar
at the casino entrance. That’s where Kirk Kerkorian originally put it. When we lifted up the carpet, the original
floor drains and original bar were there. Someone made the decision to hide everything, including the cafe.
We redecorated and put it back where it was.

Kirk is a genius, and we’ve managed to not only preserve Elvis’ legacy, but I think preserve Kirk’s legacy as
the father of the Las Vegas mega-resort because he had a lot of great ideas and over the years, you know
how these rich guys are, they buy a project, and they say, “Well, I’ve got to put my signature on it and one by
one they kill it by moving things in the corners and hiding things.”

We brought Kirk’s vision back of having all the energy in the center of the hotel. The restaurants, shows, bars,
casino and a gathering place with energy."

If Graceland Entertainment is doing the theater with Elvis attractions, is there room for other
We can do other shows, and we’re entertaining several other shows. So it will be exciting announcements. We
have the Suzanne Somers cabaret show you’ve already talked about. We’ll be announcing that in two weeks
for our smaller theater. We’re also in negotiations with some big-name folks to work opposite Graceland,
something that will work in concert with them.
* * *
Visitors will be treated to an ever-rotating series of costumes and exhibits in Westgate from the Graceland
mansion Elvis called home. They will include the actual tablecloth that Elvis signed when his deal was
renegotiated for the changeover from the International to the Hilton.

David summed up: “Once upon a time, I didn’t have enough money to be able to afford to stay here. Now the
hotel is mine. I feel like it was my destiny to do all this and bring it back to its glory days.”
March 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Here is this weeks positions of Elvis titles currently on the U.K Charts. - From 15th to 21st March, 2015

Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100
Down from 85 to 100

Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100
Rises from 72 to 61

Official Music Video Chart Top 50
Drops from 39 to 48
March 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Two new exhibits, featuring over 125 rare artifacts, open today at Elvis Presley’s famous Memphis mansion.
The exhibits, curated by the Graceland Archives team, celebrate Elvis’ status as a music pioneer and icon who
revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll music.

The two new exhibits opening at Graceland are:

“Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” at 45
This groundbreaking feature documentary depicts Elvis as a master showman, following him as he prepares
for his big opening night performance in Las Vegas. The film covers Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas
during August 1970. This was his first documentary film since the beginning of his film career in 1956. The
exhibit features numerous artifacts seen in the film, and from that period in Elvis’ career, including stage
costumes, guitars, jumpsuits, contracts, memorabilia and more.

“I Shot Elvis”
From the earliest days of Elvis Presley's career, professional photographers and fans captured him in
photographs. These images and artifacts give us a personal look at both the man and the icon, and a unique
insight into the cultural impact he had, and continues to have, on the world. From a snapshot of a young Elvis
just breaking through as a performer, to exhilarating photos of him live on stage, to more intimate moments
with family and friends, these powerful images tell the story of Elvis Presley's life and legacy as only great
photographs can. In addition to celebrating the photographers and fans who were behind the camera, the
exhibit features artifacts seen in the iconic photographs.

“Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” at 45 exhibit will be in place until February 2016 and the “I Shot Elvis”
exhibit will be in place through February 2017.

In honor of the new exhibits, Graceland has created the Get Closer to Rock 'n' Roll Package for visitors to
Graceland, providing guests a chance to “get closer to the man who changed the world with his music” when
they visit the home he loved and lived in for 20 years.

The package includes:
• Two nights at Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel with deluxe continental breakfast.
• Free evening shuttle service to Beale Street.
• Two VIP Tours of Elvis Presley's Graceland, including access to the Graceland VIP Exhibit.
• Two tickets to Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
• Lunch for two at Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street.
• Graceland Insiders membership for each adult so they can save 10% on Graceland purchases for their visit.
• Elvis gift pack that includes one Official Graceland Tour DVD and "Elvis Rock" CD, plus an Elvis pint glass for
each adult guest in the room.

For details on this exciting vacation package, please visit:
March 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
UK supermarket chain, Sainsbury's have launched their Easter 2015 advertising campaign by using Elvis and
his fun feeling joyful song
'Follow That Dream' which was the title of one of the Kings greatest comedy acted
movies from 1962.
March 18, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Back on March 12th, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer & session player Hal Blaine who played for Elvis, made a
remark about Elvis and his entourage during his sessions.
“Elvis was like a demigod. These guys bowed to
him. He was paying all their bills,” says Blaine, who played on Presley hits such as “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

“In the middle of a rehearsal, if Elvis said, ‘I’m a little bit thirsty now,’ 15 guys would run at him with bottles of
Coke. They’d fall over each other and knock over microphones to be the one to hand him the soda. It was an
amazing thing to see.”

One of Elvis' longtime friends, and joint Best Man at Elvis' wedding, Marty Lacker had something to say in reply
to Blaines claim ...
"Reading Hal Blaine's of The Wrecking Crew comments about the actions of the MM makes
me laugh because as a shallow Hollywood musician he has no concept as to the relationship between Elvis
and the MM and what there responsibilities were.

First of all, a bunch of the guys wouldn't all rush to get Elvis a drink or anything else.  One of the guys would
just get him what he needed.  Elvis had a responsibility to perform at whatever he was doing at the time,
whether it was recording or making a movie or performing live.  The MM were not only friends, some closer
than others but they also worked for Elvis and their responsibilities were to make sure he had what he needed
so that he could fulfill his responsibility. You can look at it another way, he was a multi million dollar corporation
in his own right and the MM were employees to keep that corporation running smoothly.

However guys like Hal, who I knew back then, have no concept as to what that kind of relationship is, so they
lower themselves by casting it, as many do, in a negative way with their "Hangers ON" bullshit.  Hal is a fairly
good drummer and he should  stick to it and refrain from making stupid uninformed comments about things he
knows nothing of."
March 18, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Loanne Miller Parker was married to Tom from 1990 until his death in 1997 here after catching his eye during
the Elvis years. Tom had previously been married to Marie Mott from 1935 to 1986. I talked with Loanne about
the new Elvis attractions coming to Westgate:

“If Elvis was seeing all of this, I think he would be astounded. He wouldn’t believe it. At heart, he was a very
sincere, down to Earth person. Until the day Col. Tom died, he was still Elvis’ biggest fan.

“In his heart, he never stopped working for Elvis. He would be so happy with what’s continuing now at the
Westgate. He probably would be out in the casino stringing banners.

“They had a remarkable relationship — not father and son because Elvis had his father, Vernon, and they
were very close. The Colonel was there so that Elvis could do his creative part, and Colonel took care of the
business. Elvis didn’t care for the business part, not at all.

“He was creative and didn’t want to be bothered with the business things. However, he approved everything
that they contracted for — or nixed it. Elvis had the last word. It was not the Colonel who told Elvis what to do.
Elvis made the decisions, and after he made the decisions, Colonel followed through and set the contracts and
got the deal.

“They were both intelligent men, and it worked. Elvis knew that Colonel was totally devoted to him, and he was.
I don’t think he thought much of anything else for 24 hours a day. Even I was second.

“Business came first, and that’s alright; that’s the way it should have been. It worked for both of us. He took
care of business for Elvis so that Elvis could do what he wanted to and what he enjoyed doing and what he did

I had to ask if the Colonel and she had a favorite Elvis song. She told me: “Colonel’s favorite Elvis song
probably was ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ because when he managed Gene Austin, he had a hit with it way
back, and that was the only song Colonel ever wanted Elvis to record. He pushed Elvis to record it, and Elvis
finally did just to keep Colonel quiet. He was tired of hearing about it.

“My favorite Elvis song is ‘If I Can Dream.’ He closed a comeback special with that song, and I believe that truly
tells us what Elvis believed. I saw him here obviously many times when this was the old International. I worked
in the office here for Alex Shoofey, the president for two to three years after the hotel opened.

“Then I was hired by RCA Record Tours and was on all the Elvis tours, and when the engagements were here,
I was here in Colonel’s office. Colonel and I shared more than 25 years together, and those were wonderful

Loanne was at Tom’s bedside when he died from a stroke at age 87 on Jan. 21, 1997, in Las Vegas.
March 18, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
A New York City auction is offering Elvis Presley fans the chance to own what they are wrongfully calling his
custom-designed tour bus featuring nine sleeping berths.

Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills says the 1976 bus is among 200 Elvis-related items at its May 16 "Music
Icons" sale at the Hard Rock Cafe, New York. The pre-sale estimate is $100,000 to $200,000. The bus comes
with copies of the $25,000 check Elvis wrote for the down payment.

But this bus is NOT one that belonged to Elvis or even used by Elvis. The only jumpsuit wearing performers
who have ever used this bus have been IMP wanna-be Elvis' helping to spread the lies about how Elvis drove
the bus, slept on the bus, had his own seat etc, etc, blah! blah! blah!

We will bring you more info as we get it and will be contacting Julian's auctions regarding the information.
Other highlights include Elvis' 1971 Stutz Blackhawk car. The luxury two-seater could fetch $400,000 to
March 17, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley
From the producers of Hairspray, Jersey Boys and West Side Story, “LOVE ME TENDER” is a hilarious
feel-good musical featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest hits. In a small town in 1950s America, a guitar-playing, hip-
swivelling stranger rides his motorbike into town. Is he The Devil in Disguise or a Hound Dog in his Blue Suede
Shoes? The townsfolk are about to be All Shook Up and could be headed for Heartbreak Hotel, but for Natalie,
the love-struck, tomboy mechanic, it really is Now or Never.

Packed with 25 of the best loved songs by The King himself,
“LOVE ME TENDER”, by the writer of the award-
wining West End and Broadway smash hit
Memphis, is a funny and moving tale of hope, second chances and
the healing qualities of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Go here to find out more about the UK Tour
March 16, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Nancy Sinatra has caused controversy with the following remarks comparing Elvis to her late father as being
"just an OK singer"?

"Elvis was the King, but he was no Chairman of the Board. You’re talking about the difference between
stardom and talent,”
says Sinatra’s daughter Nancy, who worked with Elvis on the 1968 film “Speedway.”

“Elvis had talent and was a big star, but no one touches Frank and no one will in terms of musicianship and
elegance and charitable work,”
Ol’ Blue Eyes’ daughter continued. “There’s just nobody.”. To make comments
regarding her fathers voice is of course to be expected (even though Franks brother sounds pretty much
exactly the much for one of a kind), but the charitable work remark seems just a little silly?
March 16, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN
It's with shock and sadness that I wake today to find I have to report the news that Elvis Matters founder and
president, Peter Verbruggen Died aged just 48.

Peter died yesterday morning (15th) after a short illness of only 2 days with his wife Sonja at his side in the
hospital of Leuven, Belgium. I spoke with Peter often and we both shared a great friendship with the wonderful
John Wilkinson which is how Peter and I first got to know each other.

The family obviously needs the necessary time to process their shocking loss and I'm sure Elvis Express Radio
listeners everywhere will be joining us in sending Peter's family our most sincere thoughts, wishes & love.
Peter Verbruggen: 1966 - 2015  
Visit the Official memorial page
March 16, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1181] is now online and available to download until around
8am [UK time] on the 20th March 2015.

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.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
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March 14, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The Elvis Files Magazine # 11 will be
posted to the dealers and subscribers
Monday morning.

Read the great stories about The
Colonel, Hal Wallis, George Klein,
Barbara Eden, Celeste Yarnell, Vera
Tchechowa. Live In Vegas 1972 and as
always loaded with rare photographs.

Get your subscription by sending € 58
by PayPal to:


March 14, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Hal Blaine has played on more hits than any drummer in rock history, including 40
No. 1 songs and 150 more that cracked the Top 10. Having worked with so many stars, he’s seen some of the
greats at their weirdest.

Talking about
“The Wrecking Crew,” a documentary opening Friday about a group of musicians, including
himself, who powered an unreal number of hits, he recalls watching Elvis Presley’s clique of hangers-on in
obsequious action.

“Elvis was like a demigod. These guys bowed to him. He was paying all their bills,” says Blaine, who played on
Presley hits such as
“Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

“In the middle of a rehearsal, if Elvis said, ‘I’m a little bit thirsty now,’ 15 guys would run at him with bottles of
Coke. They’d fall over each other and knock over microphones to be the one to hand him the soda. It was an
amazing thing to see.”
March 12, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The following article is the conclusion of a long legal battle between the family of disabled super fan Gary
Pepper and his former nurse who they accuse of stealing Pepper's massive and highly valuable collection.
At the end of this article, you will see a link that will take you back to 2009 and our first article that we started
regarding this entire legal battle.

The former president of Elvis Presley's fan club, a disabled man and personal friend of Elvis, gave his large
Elvis memorabilia collection to his nurse and fellow Elvis fan, the 8th Circuit ruled, rejecting a challenge by the
collector's family.

Sterling Gary Pepper, Jr., the former president of Elvis Presley's fan club, owned an extensive collection of
Presley memorabilia given to him by "The King" himself. Among the keepsakes Presley gave Pepper were a
gold jumpsuit, a lock of hair, a 1957 Chevy, and autographed photos of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable,
according to a complaint filed by Pepper's heirs. During his life, Presley paid Pepper for maintaining the fan
club and also asked his friend Carl Nichols to find a nurse to look after Pepper, who suffered from cerebral
palsy. Nichols approached devoted Elvis fan and nurse Nancy Pease Whitehead, who immediately took the job
- although it was unpaid - and eventually moved into Pepper's home abutting Graceland's backyard.

Pepper and Nancy were both devoted Elvis fans, made daily pilgrimages to Graceland, attended Elvis
concerts, and spent their free time together. But hard times fell when Presley died in 1977. Nancy testified that
Memphis "changed within a few days" and she wanted to leave the city, but did not want to leave Pepper. And
Presley's estate soon stopped paying Pepper a stipend, forcing him to move into a nursing home in 1978.

When Pepper moved, he told Nancy to "keep it," referring to his collection, and he died two years later. Nancy
and her sister kept the collection for 30 years until 2009 when the Pease family put it up for auction, raising
more than $250,000.

But Pepper's heirs filed suit, alleging that Nancy stole the items and removed them without Pepper's consent.
After a four-day trial, a jury ruled that Gary had given the memorabilia to Nancy as a conditional gift, made
irrevocable by his death, and the Pease family was rightfully entitled to the proceeds of the auction.
Nancy testified that she never believed she owned any of the items while Pepper was alive, but believed
owned the responsibility for the collection after he passed away."

The 8th Circuit affirmed the jury's decision Monday. "The evidence of Gary and Nancy's relationship supports
the jury's finding of a conditional gift. Gary and Nancy shared a passion for Elvis, and Gary considered Nancy
to be his nurse and his friend. The jurors heard testimony about the care Nancy had provided, read notes that
Gary had written to Nancy, and saw photographs of the two spending time together,
" Judge Roger Wollman
wrote for the three-judge panel.

Nancy also testified that Pepper told her he did not want his relatives, who were not close to him during his life
and were not Elvis fans, to have the collection - and did not even tell them he owed it.

"Given this evidence, a reasonable jury could find that Gary wanted the collection to be owned and maintained
by a friend who shared his love of Elvis, who had taken care of him and his mother for years, who recognized
the significance of the collection, and who would keep the collection unless and until he asked her to return it,"

the 10-page opinion concluded   -   
Read E.E.R's 2009 Article Regarding Gary Peppers Collection
March 12, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Elvis' long time drummer Ronnie Tutt celebrates his 77th birthday today. Born March 12th 1938 in Dallas,
Texas, Ronnie Tutt is most famous for being Elvis' number one drummer as part of the legendary TCB Band.

Ronnie rejoined the rest of the TCB Band as part of 'Elvis The Concert', 'Elvis In Concert' and 'Elvis On Stage'
concert performances with Elvis on a huge video screen.

He also drummed for Jerry Garcia, The Carpenters, Roy Orbison and today he remains is the drummer of Neil
Diamond. Happy Birthday wishes Ronnie from E.E.R
March 12, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
John Prine, a revered singer-songwriter who can count Bob Dylan as one of his biggest fans, is the subject of
a new biography by Eddie Huffman. The book,
John Prine In Spite of Himself, tracks the career of the
Grammy-winning musician who wrote
Angel from Montgomery, Sam Stone, Hello in There and That's The
Way That the World Goes Round
. Here's a story from the biography as told by Duke Bardwell.

Elvis Presley loved Prine's witty song about death, Please Don't Bury Me. Presley's bass player Duke Bardwell
"I sang it on stage during an Elvis concert in 1974. Afterwards, Elvis called me up to his hotel room
and said 'Bring your guitar'. I don't know how many times he told me to sing that song. Had to be 20. I lost
March 12, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
CD 1 - Guitar Man
Guitar Man - After Loving You - Too Much Monkey Business - Just Call Me Lonesome - Lovin' Arms - You
Asked Me To - Clean Up Your Own backyard - She Thinks I Still Care - Faded Love - I'm Movin On

Bonus Songs:
Bitter They Are Harder They Fall - For Ol' Time Sakes - Hey Jude (Edited) - Only The Strong Survive - In The
Ghetto - Blue Suede Shoes - Burning Love - Kentucky Rain - If You Talk In Your sleep - Long Black Limousine
- I'll Hold You In My Heart - I'll Be There - She Thinks I Still Care (Unedited Master) - Hey Jude (Unedited

CD 2 - "I Was The One":
My Baby Left Me - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care - Little Sister - Don't - Wear My Ring Around Your
Neck - Paralyzed - Baby Let's Play House - I Was The One - Rip It Up - Young And Beautiful - Ready Teddy

Bonus Songs:
Your Cheating Heart (Take 9 - Bonus Track On UK LP) - Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop & Fly
(Overdubbed - Dorsey TV Show 28.01.1956) - Don't Be Cruel (Overdubbed - Ed Sullivan TV Show
06.06.1956) - Heartbreak Hotel (Overdubbed - Dorsey TV Show 12.03.1956) - Hound Dog (Overdubbed -
Milton Berle Show 05.06.1956) - The Elvis Medley
March 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Elvis Day By Day
Details Elvis-Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol 1 & 2 CD 1:
Heartbreak Hotel - I Was The One - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Love
Me Tender - Any Way You Want Me - Too Much - Playing For Keeps - All Shook Up - That's When Your
Heartaches Begin - Loving You - Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock - Treat Me Nice - I Beg Of You - Don't - Wear
My Ring Around Your Neck - Hard Headed Woman - I Got Stung - A Fool Such As I - A Big Hunk O' Love -
Stuck On You - A Mess Of Blues - It's Now Or Never

Bonus Songs:
I Beg Of You (Take 1) - I Got Stung (Take 22) - A Big Hunk O' Love (Take 2) - Stuck On You (Take 1) - A
Mess Of Blues (Take 2 & 3) - A Fool Such As I (Take 8) - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Undubbed Master)

CD 2:
I Gotta Know - Are You Lonesome Tonight - Surrender - I Feel So Bad - Little Sister - Can't Help Falling In
Love - Rock-A-hula Baby - Anything That's Part Of You - Good Luck Charm - She's Not You - Return To
Sender - Where Do You Come From - One Broken Heart For Sale - Devil In Disguise - Bossa Nova Baby -
Kissin' Cousins - Viva Las Vegas - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Wooden Heart - Crying In The Chapel - If I
Can Dream - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain

Bonus Songs:
Excerpts From "Elvis Sails'"-Interview - One Broken Heart For Sale (Movie Version) - Viva Las Vegas (Take 1)
- Bossa Nova Baby (Long Version) - Suspicious Minds (Backup Vocals)

CD 3:
Puppet On A String - Witchcraft - Trouble - Poor Boy - I Want To Be Free - Doncha' Think It's Time - Young
Dreams - The Next Step Is Love - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Paralyzed - My Wish Came True -
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Lonesome Cowboy - My Baby Left Me - It Hurts Me - I Need Your
Love Tonight - Tell Me Why - Please Don't Drag That String Around - Young And Beautiful - Hot Dog - New
Orleans - We're Gonna Move - Crawfish - King Creole - I Believe In The Man In The Sky - Dixieland Rock

Bonus Songs:
Puppet On A String (Take 5, 6, 7) - Doncha' Think It's Time (Take 48) - The Next Step Is Love (Live
10.08.1970) - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again (2nd Sitdown) - My Babe Left Me (Live 28.01.1974) -
Young And Beautiful (Rehearsal)

CD 4:
The Wonder Of You - They Remind Me Too Much Of You - Mean Woman Blues - Lonely Man - Any Day Now -
Don't Ask Me Why - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - I Really Don't Want To Know - (You're So Square)
Baby I Don't Care - I've Lost You - Let Me - Love Me - Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! - Fame And Fortune - Rip It
Up - There Goes My Everything - Lover Doll - One Night - Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - Ask Me - Patch It Up -
As Long As I Have You - You'll Think Of Me - Wild In The Country

Bonus Songs:
Rip It Up (Take 17) - His Latest Flame (Take 1) - I Really Don't Want To Know (Live 21.06.1977) - Patch It Up
(Live 10.08.1970) - There Goes My Everything (Live 27.01.1971) - I've Lost You (Undubbed Master)
March 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
The Kauai resort famous for appearing in the 1961 Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii" could reopen in two
years after the county planning commission approved a developer's plans for its reconstruction.

The commission voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve development plans and permits for Coco Palms Resort, The
Garden Island newspaper in Lihue reported ( ).

The hotel has been closed since Hurricane Iniki damaged the property in 1992.

Rebuilding work could begin in the next several months if all goes as planned, said Chad Waters, principal of
Coco Palms Hui LLC. The entire resort should open by spring 2017, he said.
March 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Here is the chart listings around the UK for Elvis releases for the week.
08 March 2015 - 14 March 2015

Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100
85 (83) 2

98 (New) 1

Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100
72 (65) 6

Official Music Video Chart Top 50
39 (41) 71
March 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Erik Lorentzen has been working on the next Files magazine for a while, and has now decided to pull the
planned 'Philadelphia 1957' article, which was to be featured on the front cover but he has promised that we
will only have to wait until next issue (12).

This change is because of some very interesting articles that have come his way...
-  Was Colonel Parker nothing but a murderer?
Read the fascinating story, and judge yourself.
-  George Klein tell us about an special evening with Elvis at the end of 1956.
-  Co-stars Barbara Eden and Celeste Yamel tell their stories with Elvis.
And a whole lot more.

And of course some very rare photos. Here’s the cover which will be printed and mailed out next week.
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March 09, 2015 - Elvis Express Radiod
The soon to be released FTD Book/CD title, 'Elvis Presley Rock Around The Bloch' is not only taking
advanced orders but you can check out some really great photos to wet your appetite and give you a glimpse
as to what kind of goodies will be coming inside the pages of the book.

The audio which is included on CD with the book has been remastered and you can read about this be
scrolling down a few news items to read all about that.

Elvis Express Radio would like to wish the books author, David English all our very best with this release.
March 08, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Last week, we went up to London to visit the critically acclaimed exhibition, 'Elvis At The O2' and upon entering
I was greeted with what can only be described as a really great place to pay a visit.

Now before we bring you the photos (there are sooo many to go through at this time), there are a few irritating
little mistakes. There is one exhibit that houses loads of 1956 merchandise, hat, lipstick, dog tags etc. To
represent Elvis' music of the time there are a few EP's displayed and how can this display be complete without
his first two albums, 'Elvis Presley' and 'Elvis'. Except the two albums that are on displayed are re-issues from
1977 and have ''Stereo Effect Reprocessed from Monophonic'' on the top right of the sleeve (see right).

Another display has some acetates, one is for LMP 1254 (M2PY-4728-2) which is a 1960's re-issue of Elvis'
debut album, an acetate containing "Elvis' First Appearance On 'Louisiana Hayride' Dec 18th 1954", the
original demo of 'Heartbreak Hotel' on the Tree label and for some strange unknown reason amongst these
acetate is just the vinyl record [no cover] for 'Elvis' LSP1382 (e) (M2PY-4729), the 1977 re-issue of his 2nd

But the thing that shocked me more and actually made me angry was when we arrived at the display which
housed some of Elvis' personal jewelery. The Tiger Claw necklace, his Maltese Cross pendent, his TCB
glasses as seen in
'Elvis On Tour plus other bits. Then we get to the' item

On display is a gold TCB which clearly states
"This Is His Personal Necklace and Pendent", but it was clearly
NOT! First thing that I noticed was the actual TCB pendent, it didn't look right, the letters looked wrong along
with the chain and loops.

Upon closer inspection the chain looped over the top of it's display and hung down showing that 1. The chain
is rather small and 2. There is a dirty big clasp at the back linking the chain together. BUT no TCB had a
clasp, the chains were far big enough to go over the head of the wearer. The loops on the T and the B are in
the wrong positions and the size of the letters are wrong.

I invite you to go over to see a comparison between TCB's but why has this happened? If this is not a  
deliberate act of Bullshit with an attitude of once again Elvis fans are dumb and will never notice. Then it's a
real mistake highlighting how the archives team need some series re-training......I know a couple of guys who
would be willing to take up the jobs of running the Elvis Archives....THAT is if Elvis Fans were allowed to work
for EPE that is.  
March 07, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1180] is now online and available to download until around
8am [UK time] on the 13th March 2015.

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.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
Go Here
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
As we know and as EPE have acknowledged, the huge advertising standee of Elvis is not the original from
Vegas in 1956 and the reason why there was such a massive cock up as explained by the Graceland archives

"In reference to your inquiry about the Elvis marquee stand-up, we too have been reviewing and investigating
since last week.  Once we assembled the sign in Las Vegas for the first time we realized that it indeed is  
different than the original used in 1956.  The marquee in our collection was acquired by CKX, our parent
company at the time, over eight years ago under the belief that it was the original. Unfortunately it wasn't until
we put it completely together in Las Vegas that we realized it was not."

We found it strange that such a huge item would have been purchased for x amount of dollars and never
checked out to see what it was for over 8 years. And to even select the item to head up a major high profile
exhibition without even checking it out first, before shipping it off to Las Vegas etc seems rather odd?

But then what's this? In an email sent in by long time listener, Sue in Las Vegas with a photo (thanks to Betty)
showing the very same painted advertising Standee attached to the now closed 'Elvis-A-Rama' museum and
Sue tells us the following...
"In case you do not know, here is where CKX bought it from, Chris Davidson's
ElvisARama in 2006. EPE have a video of when this was taken down and loaded in their large moving truck
with other items they purchased from Davidson"

OK, so they DID KNOW what the item was because staff REMOVED the item from the wall and loaded it up
onto a truck and transferred it on to Memphis, Tennessee where it MUST have been cleaned up, catalogued
and stored away, which would surely mean they had seen it before - knew what it was - and chose it anyway?
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
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Some have called Jack White the Willy Wonka of rock-and-roll; if that's the case, Billboard scored a golden
ticket visit to visit his chocolate factory.

It's been revealed that Jack White was the mystery highest bidder on Elvis Presley's First-Ever Record,
when the first vinyl record Elvis Presley ever cut (featuring covers of the 1930s ballads
"My Happiness" and
"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" hit the auction block, the 1953 wax was expected to net about a
$100,000. In January 2015 it was announced that an unknown Internet bidder won the demo recording with a
staggering bid of $300,000. Yes, that's right, more than a quarter of a million dollars to be able to say you own
the most important record in modern music history and it turns out, that person was Jack White.

So what is White going to do with his historic treasure?
Jack White's record label, 'Third Man Records' will releasing the recordings in the USA on Record Store Day.
That mysterious black suitcase Levy got in Memphis actually contained the sought-after Elvis 10-inch.

In an interview with Billboard, White revealed the plans for his recent purchase:
Upon arriving at the Third Man office in Nashville, he presented it to White.
"This," White announced, "is the
first recording ever made by Elvis Presley. On Record Store Day,"
he told a crowd of his employees, "Third
Man Records will issue this on vinyl."
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
A new FTD book 'Elvis Presley, Rock Around The Bloch!' by David English and Pal Granlund published by
FTD books, RCA, Flaming Star will be released later this month.

A hardback book containing 288 pages which tells the story of the USS Arizona benefit at the Bloch Arena,
Honolulu, Hawaii on March 25, 1961. It includes first-hand accounts from people who were there, newspaper
articles from the time and numerous photographs (over 130 of which have never been published before).

Previously released with a very fine audio upgrade by the MRS label, FTD's audio engineer Jean-Marc Juilland
has posted an explanation about the new audio remastering work he has done on the Hawaii '61 show that

In his detailed post he talks about noise reduction and the idea that
"it is better to release something that
preserves the music in the most natural way given the current state of technology"
and his "approach has
been completely different than that of the MRS label".

Go HERE to FTD News and read all his fine audio detailing.
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  /  TTM&HM  /  EIN
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined
for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.

OKC Partnership, which owns the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II jets, has applied to the Office of Planning and
Development for a planned development to allow a museum featuring Elvis Presley’s airplanes at 3850 Elvis
Presley Blvd. The museum would be located on a vacant lot that was formerly home to Covenant Presbyterian

The property owner is listed on the application as JHK LP. Public records show the 5.7-acre site is owned by
JHK LP (75 percent),VSL Holdings LLC (12.5 percent) and Jimmy Demming (12.5 percent).Tim McCaskill of
McCaskill & Associates is listed as the representative and engineer for the project.

Last year, Elvis Presley Enterprises asked OKC Partnership to remove the jets from Graceland by this spring.

The partnership and EPE entered into an agreement years ago that gave OKC a share of ticket sales in return
for keeping the planes there. But EPE CEO Jack Soden sent a letter to the partnership last year saying EPE
was exercising its option to end the agreement and asking the planes’ owner "to make arrangements for the
removal of the airplanes and the restoration of the site on or shortly after April 26, 2015."

The planes have been popular with tourists, who can board each one and get a sense of how the king of rock
‘n’ roll traveled. The Lisa Marie, the larger of the two planes, includes a bed, stereo system, conference room
and gold-plated bathroom fixtures.

The planes are on the move as EPE and New York-based Authentic Brands Group plan a major renovation
and expansion of the Graceland campus.

In December, the board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine approved the creation of a
Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, district around Graceland, one of the city's most visited attractions. The TIF
will collect incremental increases in property tax revenue to help pay for major improvements to Graceland and
the immediate area around Elvis Presley's former mansion in Whitehaven, including the resort-style Guest
House at Graceland hotel.

After patiently buying properties around the mansion over a period of decades – the Graceland campus now
totals roughly 120 acres – EPE is prepared to create a more immersive, interactive experience, one the
company hopes will lead to longer visitor stays.

In addition to the hotel, planned improvements include updated displays and exhibits and a new, 200,000-
square-foot ticketing, retail, exhibit and meeting development on the west side of Elvis Presley Boulevard that
will replace the converted strip retail center built in the 1950s.

EER ADDS: IF EPE started this whole sorry issue with the idea of bullying the Planes owners into getting
themselves a bigger slice of the pie then it seems to have totally backfired....Happily though, and thankfully for
the fans, the planes look like they could be staying on EP Blvd for everyone to pay a visit to if they so wish.
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Today it's exactly 45 years ago that drummer Bob Lanning performed his last show with Elvis Presley at the
Houston Astrodome (March 1, 1970).  Remembering the Astrodome concerts today, Lanning says: "I
remember flying to Houston from Las Vegas. Elvis was singing and we were partying. We had such a great
time. Those shows were a lot of fun. Elvis knew that these were the people that grew up with him and felt close
to him. He gave six knock out shows. Especially that final night was a real killer!". Bob Lanning will be
appearing on the 'An Evening with Elvis' Friends and Original Musicians' tour in May:

April 30 & May 1 - Hotell Klockargården, Tällberg, Sweden
May 2 - Vara Konserthus, Sweden
May 3 - Royal, Eskilstuna, Sweden
May 6 - 100 Club, London, U.K.
May 7 - Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, U.K.
May 8 - Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
May 9 - Independance Club, Madrid, Spain
May 10 - Bikini Club, Barcelona, Spain
May 12 - Malmitalo, Helsinki, Finland
May 13 - Sellosali, Espoo, Finland
May 14 - Chapito, Casino Mondorf, Luxembourg
May 15 - Metropool, Hengelo, Holland
May 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
May 17 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
This remarkable tour will mark the first time in those 45 years that he participates in an Elvis event, and thus
the first time in all those years that he will be playing Elvis' music again. Bob says that he is particularly looking
forward to rockin' out on 'Polk Salad Annie' again!
More details:
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
On Aug. 16, 1977, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, was found unconscious in his Memphis home.  At 3:
30 p.m. he was pronounced dead, leaving a legion of fans behind.

A new documentary,
“816” has been released  and the deluxe edition with lots of extra features will make its
debut showing at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State.  

Bryan Clark of Augusta is interviewed and  featured several times in the independent film.

The film was created over a course of 7 years, interviewing hundreds of fans, performers, and friends of Elvis -
asking the important question,
“Where were you and what were you doing when you heard Elvis had died?
March 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The King in the UK is a major success as the exhibit, 'Elvis At The O2' is expected to top 100,000 ticket sales
and by the time the exhibition ends in December, the O2 expects ticket sales to surpass a quarter of a million.
March 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
March 5, 1955, Elvis Presley made his television debut on "Louisiana Hayride" carried by KSLA-TV Shreveport
(although audio recordings exist, there is no known video footage of this appearance).

Songs Elvis recorded at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, La, March 5, 1955
1. Tweedlee Dee
2. Money Honey
3. Hearts of Stone
4. Shake, Rattle and Roll
5. Little Mama
6. You’re a Heartbreaker
March 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Lee started the week buy heading off to London for the record breaking ELVIS AT THE O2 exhibition and soon
we shall be sharing many of the 300+ photo's taken at the exhibit. Then on this weeks Request show we will be
talking about the displays and of course, as always where would we be without pointing out the odd cock up.
Plus, we will also to discussing the possibility of fans being duped yet again with a certain exhibit that is on
March 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Tyson Fury fought last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, and as one boxing pundit wrote; "I'm ready
to make an audacious claim: at this point in time, he is, bar-none, pound-for-pound, the best in the game,
rivaled only by some of the sport's historical greats.."

Fury entered the ring to the tune of Elvis Presley's "Trouble" (from 1958), Fury dominated his foe Christian
Hammer, causing the Romania-born/Germany-based fighter to quit on his stool before the ninth round.
Following the victory, Fury seized the microphone from announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr.
"We've had Elvis singing
me in. I'm gonna do a bit of Elvis meself,"
Fury declared, launching into a soaring, sonorous a cappella
rendition of "Walkin' in Memphis" with modified lyrics:

Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land where the skies are blue, even in the pouring rain
W.C. in Memphis, would you look down over me
Hey I got a first class ticket and now I'm fly as a guy can be
And I was walkin' in London
I was walkin' with my feet on the field
I was walkin' in London.......

(It must be noted that Fury misattributed the tune, which was actually recorded by singer-songwriter Marc
Cohn in 1991, though the lyrics do reference Elvis.)

This is not Fury's first reference to Elvis Presley. After his dominant defeat of Dereck Chisora in their second
meeting last November, Fury was recorded singing Elvis' "In the Ghetto," a song he has also broken into at
several interviews and press events. Fury, whose heritage is among the Irish Traveller people, has regularly
invoked Elvis.
March 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
In showbiz Elvis will always be remembered as the King of Rock and Roll, but some also call the iconic artist as
King of Cadillacs. We all know how of a big motor enthusiast Elvis Presley was, collecting everything from
second hand Volkswagen to two BMW 507s, Ford Lincoln and a Rolls-Royce. However, if there’s one brand
that defined his love for cars that is by far Cadillac.

Elvis started buying Cadillacs in the '50s, including the famous Pink Cadillac he eventually gave to his mother.
Joe Esposito, the King’s long time friend and road manager, said that the first thing that attracted Elvis was the
looks of the car. “He didn’t care if it was a $5,000 car or a $50,000 car or what brand it was, although he was
very partial to American-made cars.”

By the summer of 1977 he had hundreds of Cadillacs. He considered them as the ultimate symbol of American
style and luxury. Believe it or not, but it appears that in the icon’s last years of life his go-to automobile was a
1972 custom Cadillac Sedan DeVille Station Wagon. Only two of this exact specifications were ever created
and Elvis’ is still alive.

According to the seller’s announcement on eBay, this station wagon is one of the rarest cars on earth, having
24 kt gold spokes, 24 kt gold Cadillac badge among plenty of other unique features. Originally intended as a
gift for the artist’s manager Colonel Parker, this Station Wagon was driven by Elvis himself so frequently from
his home in Beverly Hills to his sold out shows in Vegas that Parker surrendered it back to Elvis who gladly
took it back.

Since The King’s death, the Cadillac station wagon was showcased in the Elvis Presley Museum. It was
recently moved back to its original home, Southern California. The Buy It Now price is $1,500,000 and there
are still 4 days left for bidding, so in case you are one of those people that can actually afford it, you’d better
make an offer.
March 05, 2015  -  Elvis Express Radio  /  Auto-evolution
As we have categorically shown, the 24 foot Elvis presented to the press at the Vegas announcement is NOT
the original 1956 treasure as we were lead to believe. And thanks to our investigative reporter, Tony, we can
now bring you the first "official" response from the EPE offices.

EPE CEO, Jack Soden himself sent the first reply to Tony's questions and photos in which he wrote:
"This standee had been in storage and our Archives people had not seen it erected until the morning of the
press event. We believe you are right and appreciate your input."  

Tony and we here at EER have to give Kudos to Jack Soden for replying to this issue, but are we to believe
that the archives people are so bad at cataloging the archives that they can confuse a
1956 Vegas standee
24 foot photo
with a 1981 This Is Elvis Premier Standee 24 foot painting? I bet Angie from the archives
will be pleased to know that is what is being suggested.

But anyway, before we could even report this news, Tony was sent another email which again we are so
pleased that they have followed this up but again it leaves a question or two? Below is that email from the
archives team....
"Thank you so much for your emil.  In reference to your inquiry about the Elvis marquee
standup, we too have been reviewing and investigating since last week.  Once we assembled the sign in Las
Vegas for the first time we realized that it indeed is different than the original used in 1956.  The marquee in
our collection was acquired by CKX, our parent company at the time, over eight years ago under the belief that
it was the original.

Unfortunately it wasn't until we put it completely together in Las Vegas that we realized it was not.  We have
removed this information from our press release and will be displaying it for what it is which is a replica and not
the original.  Again we appreciate your email and concern.
Best Regards, Archives Staff"

OK then, now the archive staff tell us that the standee was purchased by CKX more than 8 years ago, "under
the belief that it was the original"
. Under the belief it was the original ..? Did CKX REALLY pay out a large sum
of money at an auction NOT KNOWING what the hell it was they were buying? And then we're told the Archives
team walked past this huge card packaging for 8 or more years never checking it out until they assembled it
LAST WEEK in Las Vegas. Of course, if this is indeed true then I guess there must be plenty more unknown
treasures laying around the archives waiting to be opened and discovered?
March 04, 2015  -  Elvis Express Radio  /  Tony Stuchbury for EER  / EPE
Towards the end of last month we shared with you the news that as part of Coca~Cola celebrating 100 years
of its iconic Contour Bottle with a new advertising campaign called ‘I’ve kissed…’, Elvis will be used, along with
Marilyn Monroe and Ray Charles in a new advertising campaign.

We've already seen the image shown below right, which is the one being used as part of Coca~Cola's ''I've
Kissed.." campaign in the United States, and now we reveal the same advertising poster but with a colourised
jacket. This one will be used in magazines, and posters within the UK and throughout  Europe.

Coca-Cola is celebrating 100 years of its iconic Contour Bottle with a new advertising campaign called ‘I’ve
kissed…’ “The Coca-Cola Contour Glass Bottle is a design classic, which has stood the test of time and
fashion changes,” said Bobby Brittain, marketing strategy and activation director, Coca-Cola Great Britain.
“We wanted to create a campaign that celebrates the rich history and heritage of Coca-Cola throughout the
past 100 years, and show how it continues to endure as a pop culture icon”.
March 03, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  /ir
Last week, Elvis Presley Enterprises unveiled their new Las Vegas attraction entitled "Graceland Presents
Elvis: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience"
which is expected to open April 23, which "Graceland
Presents Elvis: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" expected to open April 23, which will mark 59
years to the day when Elvis first performed in Las Vegas 59 years to the day when Elvis first performed in Las

And here at E.E.R we discovered that one of the main attractions at the exhibition was the 24 foot high wooden
backed blow-up of Elvis which was the photo used on his debut album and other EP records. BUT all was not
as EPE lead us to believe, the original 24 foot Elvis was a photo while the one unveiled for Las Vegas is a

IF you cannot see the glaring differences then check out the bigger picture and all shall become so much
clearer [click on image to enlarge].
March 02, 2015  -  Elvis Express Radio  /  Tony Stuchbury for EER
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