"The full story of Elvis' March 1974 tour including extensive documentation on the five Memphis shows.
As always there is comprehensive text spread over 336 pages to present the tour in its greatest detail, plus additional archival documents and memorabilia, colour and black & white photographs, and fan stories.
The five Memphis shows are especially of note as all the official documents relating to the shows are included. The front cover image shows Elvis wearing a cape at one of his Tulsa shows, a true rarity."
Im Januar 2024 erscheint bei "Poplar Tunes Publishing" das 400 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis - Day By Day 2023: The Year In Review" mit dem jährlichen Rückblick auf das vergangene Jahr.
"2023 is a year with two sides for the Elvis world as it took fans from splendour to tragedy and back. Kicking off in high gear with a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘ELVIS’ movie, turning into a tragedy with the unexpected death of Elvis’ only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
Fortunately, 2023 brought us many entertaining and interesting book, film and music releases with Deluxe Audiophile book and CD sets on the ‘Blue Hawaii’ movie, the Madison Square Garden concerts, the 1972 tours, ‘Aloha From Hawaii’, his early SUN and RCA recordings in stereo, new movies in the cinema and more new (colored) vinyl than CD releases. All of these illustrating the splendour of Elvis’ legacy that continues to resonate with old and young fans almost 50 years after his passing.
Perhaps we even got too much, as it gets harder and harder to keep up with every new title that came out in 2023. This is where the ‘Elvis Day By Day 2023 - The Year In Review’ comes to the rescue. It contains the complete “2023 Elvis year” in one physical reference; all the music, movies, concerts, books, and everything else that happened in the Elvis world that is worth preserving for future generations.
The yearbook distinguishes itself by identifying the most important releases of the year, in circa 70 in-depth reviews. All written by well-regarded Elvis world writers and fans like you and I, sharing their perspectives and opinions, providing both a fun and insightful read, as well as helping you to select new additions for your collection.
This 6th volume in the ‘Elvis Day by Day’ series is all you need as an entertaining and fact-finding reference on everything Elvis Presley from 2023. As author Pål Granlund stated at the introduction of this new volume: “It’s a great book, I can tell you, I have them all”."
Der Autor Paul Belard kündigte für das Jahr 2024 die Bücher "Elvis: February And Early March 1958" bzw. "Elvis 1958: April / May" an. Weitere Infos folgen!
"'Elvis January 6, 1957': Elvis’ third visit to Sullivan’s show, January 6th, 1957, would prove to be his last. Some have advanced that the astronomical fees his manager Tom Parker asked for future television appearances - US$300,000 with the promise of two guest spots and an hour long special - effectively killed any request from TV stations.
A huge and raucous audience turned up in to hear 'Hound Dog', 'Love Me Tender', 'Heartbreak Hotel', and 'Don’t Be Cruel', as well as newer material such as 'Too Much' and 'When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again', and 'Peace in the Valley'.
Many fans still believe that the gospel number was included as a wish from Elvis’ beloved mother, but a recently discovered letter suggests that the choice had more to do with a request from Ed Sullivan. During this sequence, Mr. Sullivan urged viewers to contribute to a Hungarian refugee relief fund Elvis supported.
The man who just a few months before had sworn not to have Elvis on his show, closed this evening by saying: "I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy, and wherever you go, Elvis, we want to say we’ve never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we’ve had with you. So now let’s have a tremendous hand for a very nice person!"
"Nearly forty-five years after his death, Elvis Presley remains equally famous and easily recognized around the world. For most of the entirety of his adult life, the man who made all the major decisions of Elvis’ career was Tom Andrew Parker, who, himself, became a celebrity by association. Why is Elvis’ manager so well-known?
The author is clearly not the only one who cannot name Frank Sinatra’s manager, nor Johnny Cash’s, the Rolling Stones’, Bruce Springsteen’s, Taylor Swift, or Beyoncé’s.
On the positive side, Tom Parker was a hard worker, a gifted promoter, a skillful negotiator, and a keen judge of character. Aside from the gifted promoter, which he undoubtedly was, the other traits, put in the wrong hands, can easily become negative qualities ..."
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"Elvis Presley is one of the most iconic and influential figures in music history. His music and style helped define rock and roll, and his impact on popular culture is still felt today.
Now, for the first time, the full story of Elvis Presley's life and career is told in one comprehensive volume. From his humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his meteoric rise to fame, to his tragic death at the age of 42, 'The King of Rock' is the definitive biography of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Packed with never-before-seen photos, exclusive interviews, and insightful analysis, 'The King of Rock' is a must-read for any fan of Elvis Presley or rock and roll music."