American Graphic Systems BookWorks, founder and president, —. Also served as a consultant for various television programs. Philip's Belfry Society founding member. With Curtis E. Paul , MN , With Jack G. Paul, MN , Military, Zenith Press St. Nelson Nashville, TN , Bill Yenne is an American book producer, photographer, and writer. Growing up in Montana, Yenne later settled in the San Francisco Bay area and founded his own book production company.
American Graphic Systems BookWorks started in with Yenne serving as president, giving him unique access to publishing contacts. In his capacity as a writer, he has published nonfiction books on a number of topics, including warfare, airlines, natural sites, and rail transport. Yenne has published several picture books as well as a few novels. He is also the author of the "Raptor Force" series, which features an elite commando group that fights terrorism around the world. The book uses census figures to recreate the peoples who lived across California and the Southwest of the United States , describing their culture through drawings, photographs, and artifacts.
Joiner, writing in School Library Journal, found "very little" useful information for school reports in the books, adding that additional readings lists were "biased.
San Francisco's Noe Valley was also published in As a resident, Yenne claimed insider knowledge while writing about the history of this area of the Bay City. Diane C. Rumours he attended his own 82nd birthday proclamation ceremony at Graceland in January were, however, swiftly debunked. There was also the Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City, Missouri, which between and its closure in attracted thousands of visitors, according to curator Bill Beeny, a real estate salesman and Baptist minister.
What seems harder to explain is exactly why people believe Elvis is still alive and why they keep spotting him. Alas the run against Barack Obama never materialised. It might be something as simple as that. We can [make them balance] by hypothesising a bigger cause or denying the effect. They just disbelieve whatever the mainstream explanation is.
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I saw no one who looked like anything other than Elvis, other than my reflection in the mirror. I did not find the Lookalike women pretty. Gradually, I realized that one — which one? Of the women in the inner compound of Elvisville had to be Lesley; still, I hoped, ever so slightly, that she might have escaped, might have found a way around the surgery.
I knew that all of the Elvists had essentially the same personality. Several others released over a decade ago on FTD will be vastly improved with new audio remasters. More details soon. EIN thanks MichaelQos for the word-up. Elvis Presley leads the way with an astounding 76 top 10 hits in the U. Cliff Richard comes in second with 68, followed closely by Madonna, who has 63 top 10s to her credit. Rounding out the top five are Michael Jackson 44 and Kylie Minogue While artists like Elvis and The Beatles are obviously some. Here are UK's 10 musicians who have charted the most Top 10 hits.
Elvis Presley - 76 2. Cliff Richard - 68, 3. Madonna - 63, 4. Michael Jackson - 44, 5. Kylie Minogue - 34, 6. U2 - 33, 7. Rihanna - 30, Sammy Shore, Elvis warm-up Comedian, Dead at Sammy Shore, the comedian who worked as the warm-up act for Elvis' when he returned to Las Vegas in , has died aged Sammy Shore was also known as an actor as well as the comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Shore began his career doing stand-up with Shecky Greene. Mitzi Shore died in His son Pauly Shore, with whom he toured during the last 20 years, paid tribute Saturday to his father on Twitter.
Love you Dad. Rest in peace. It was , just 60 days before Presley died from a heart attack that many believe was induced by his addiction to prescription barbiturates. Former Shelby County Mayor and Sheriff Bill Morris had arranged to see a movie with Presley but when he laid eyes on his childhood friend, he was shocked. He had gotten so huge. Put on so much weight," year-old Morris told Fox News.
And she hugged him. We all hugged each other. And everybody had tears in their eyes because he looked so bad and felt so bad. He was just 42 years old. The two men shared a connection that ran all the way back to birth, with their parents who knew each other during the post-Depression years in north Mississippi. However, the two would only come to meet years later, at the high school graduation of Morris' now wife.
They developed an unlikely friendship that lasted over the years and they never lost touch, even when Presley obtained worldwide fame. That always impressed me. The former sheriff recently published a book documenting the personalities he has encountered during his life in Tennessee, including Presley. He never was. He did take a lot of drugs, prescription drugs, that would undoubtedly harm him, but he never messed with things like marijuana, opium none of those kinds of drugs you would buy on the street.
I thought that was a magnificent attribute. Dakota Striplin - who does have a rather charming voice and neat Elvis-Quiffed hair - is getting some extra publicity with the odd suggestion that ELVIS might be his grandfather. The Voice publicity machine suggests.. The year-old artist from Queensland looks remarkably like the late Elvis Presley and there's a reason for that, the rock'n'roll legend could be his grandfather. Dakota's grandma, who sadly passed away years ago, had met Elvis when she worked for him while living in Hawaii.
And although she didn't make a big deal about their connection at the time we can guess why! Then when a recent DNA test showed that Dakota's dad, Wayne, wasn't the biological son of his father, speculation grew that Elvis may be Wayne's real dad. My mum brought it up as a joke first and I thought funny, whatever. But when she started saying all these things that could make it possible, it makes it more believable. The singer doesn't mind the connection at all because he's a massive Elvis fan. Bizarrely, Dakota is the only musical one in his family, working as a music teacher by day and gigging at night.
As a nod to Elvis, for his audition Dakota performed a stripped back rendition of Elvis' song 'Love Me Tender', which landed him a four-chair turn. And naturally once the coaches saw him, they couldn't help but see the Elvis resemblance too, comparisons Dakota is used to hearing. EIN exclusives and News from earlier in May And long before receiving the first of his 12 Academy Awards, his earliest training in filmmaking as he writes in 'A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood' Abrams Press came when he was a kid in the s in Coney Island.
Because half the personalities I dealt with kept bumping into each other! The singer charmed Winkler on set. For one thing, although the singer aspired to deeper acting roles, his iron-fisted manager, Colonel Tom Parker, refused to allow it. Winkler said Presley told him how much he admired Point Blank, the revenge thriller the producer made that same year. But in reality, Winkler told The Post, no one was waiting to see him. It is difficult for me to describe and paint a true portrait of attending in person this unique occasion - Elvis' Return to Splendor LIVE in - but I'll try my best.
I want, and hope, you will understand the excitement of what has to be the pinnacle of Elvis' career to date! Joan Gansky has written this insightful and emotional article for EIN in , fifty years later, looking back at this special event from as well as providing her review of the new RCA vinyl album of the August 23rd Dinner Show.
Sadly with the barrel of unreleased Elvis material getting near empty collectors have to be pleased that we get anything new at all. Having said that several Elvis Impersonators are hoping that they might get a chance. When the film was announced by the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk right with Luhrmann he said he was conducting a worldwide search for the leading role of Elvis, but added he would also employ locally.
The year-old personal trainer said he wants to work on the Elvis Presley movie as a technical advisor. A spokesman from Village Roadshow Studios said the production schedule will be finalised in the coming weeks. Marty Lacker noted , the ceremony was simple but the news conference that followed was wild. The guests were escorted to the Aladdin Room where the wedding breakfast reception for a hundred people was about to take place. Elvis, Priscilla and George Klein, Joe and I were led to a different room where there were reporters and television cameramen from all over the country.
The press had not been at the ceremony nor were they to be allowed to join in the reception. Elvis and Priscilla sat at a big table at the front of the room, while the rest of us stood on the side. The reporters started firing questions at Elvis. Why this and how that. Elvis and Priscilla handled the questions nicely. Then the Colonel, in his way, let it be known that the session was over Lamar Fike remembers, "Elvis called me and said, "I'm going to have a second reception at Graceland for everybody who couldn't come to the wedding, and I want you there. Before that, though, I'm going down to the Circle G ranch.
Come on down. Because the first night they were there, I was there. We stayed in the trailer. All three of us. I didn't have anywhere else to sleep. And it was a sixty-foot trailer, so it wasn't like we were top of each other. I was in the front of the damn thing, and and Elvis were in the back in the master bedroom. I'd been with Elvis since the beginning, so nothing had changed, really See below for more This was confirmed by Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland.
The currently untitled film, backed by Warner Bros will explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, including his rise to fame, his unprecedented stardom, and his impact on the world. It will also delve into his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The year-old Director of innovative musicals Moulin Rouge! Anyone who is interested in the role should send photos to elviscasting gmail.
Palaszczuk said she was looking forward to welcoming the Warner Bros. She said that an agreement to shoot in Queensland had been made after a recent meeting with Luhrmann in London. No schedule for a start of production was announced. The director has also posted three neat photos of him at Graceland with the comment.. Not a bad office, hey?
Just gotta close the gate on your way out Video 2 Click here. A former "Miss Texas" she was one person who got to visit Elvis in hospital when he accidentally swallowed his capped tooth while practising the famous dance-sequence. She also starred in two other films, 'Hidden Fear' and 'Motorcycle Gang. Neyland played Laury Jackson and Presley starred as Vince Everett, a construction worker who accidentally kills a man in a barroom brawl, in Jailhouse Rock, the singer's third movie overall and first at MGM. She dated Presley during the making of the film and for a spell afterward.
He's so used to being alone with a few close friends and going for drives and playing records that you can't get him out of it. Neyland later had an un-credited role in Ocean's 11 , her final onscreen role. Born in Mississippi, Neyland moved to Dallas as a youngster, won a Miss Texas pageant and worked as a model before she played a chorus girl in Singin' in the Rain However, as far as the King goes, the Oracle knows the real truth. Record Store Day has brought music fans brand new slabs of vinyl, some will be available for months, and some were released in such limited quantities that even joining your local Record Store line at dawn is no guarantor of success.
They noted.. What came immediately after, a little less so. This was a neat idea, one side for each movie with a couple of extra bonus tracks, nice audio mastering plus a stylish page massive inside booklet. With the page album-size gatefold booklet it truly is a stunning presentation. Elvis treated audiences to a raucous rock set inspired by the recent sessions for his just-released studio album From Elvis In Memphis, backed by vocal groups The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations as well as an early version of his famed TCB Band.
Live In Las Vegas showcases this incredible, important phase in Elvis' career with a previously unreleased set from the first of many engagements at The International Hotel. Elvis In Hawaii November Priscilla Presley and long term associate Jerry Shilling will also appear on stage at each date, sharing stories, personal photos and rare home movies. The tour marks 50 years since Elvis made a triumphant return to live performing with a Las Vegas residency in Please join me live on stage to present this brand new show backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Elvis' TCB Band, never before seen new footage of Elvis and more surprises, including, Jerry Schilling and myself on stage sharing our stories.
This will be a once in a lifetime show These have now been released on your favourite digital platform. Compiled for The Album Collection box set in , Elvis fans of all stripes can discover exciting rarities and outtakes from his incredible. Click here to SONY for the links.. EIN's review of the box-set was however not impressed by these strange collections. Reviewer Shane Brown noted, "From The Vaults" should have been single-only sides and masters released after Elvis's death.
And they would have been a fun listen. As it is, these final discs are a truly unmitigated mess, switching from poor sounding TV recordings to stellar sounding studio recordings to distorted private recordings and then back again.
Fans already have this material, and the more general buyer is not likely to have any interest in it.. Tom Hanks to play Col Parker! Variety broke the news this week. Because he himself was Dutch-born and did not have a US passport, he never allowed Presley to tour internationally. Luhrmann will direct the movie. He also penned the script with Craig Pearce. Parker discovered Presley when he was just an unknown and quickly moved in as his lone representation.
The director has begun meeting with talent for the part. Luhrmann hopes to get the pic into production sometime this year. All tracks have been recently remixed and mastered from the original 3-track session tapes. The 8"x 8" slipcase replicates RCA Victor's vault-stored session reel box. The page booklet includes rare photographs, memorabilia, session data, Movie Trivia and an updated overview of the movie by Alan Hanson.
The 3-CDs are housed in a CD carrier adorned by original tape box documentation. While producing a documentary about the early years of Elvis Presley, Michael Rose discovered a cache of photos from that had been hidden away and forgotten. We tell this story through the first person accounts of people who were there including his band members, musicians, disc jockeys and from the newspapers that reported on the Elvis phenomenon as it made its way across the country.
Initially published as a lavish coffee table book for collectors, this intimate look at Elvis in now available as an ebook. One look at these amazing photos and you'll see why Elvis will live forever. And, if you want more after you have a look inside, you can order framed prints of many of the photos as well. The book is far, far more than a simple look at Duffett's favourite Elvis songs and each chapter delves deep into Elvis' legacy with the book being a much deeper exploration that you might first think.
Elvis' timeless music ultimately stands on its own and speaks for itself. Listen again to the recordings, and Elvis amazes. Think about what they mean, and he astounds.
Another person emerges If you enjoy these three excerpts than you are surely going to enjoy the whole book. This historic concert by Elvis Presley was recorded live on January 14th, There are so many fun and exciting events for all Elvis fans at Elvis Week!
Then, we celebrate important anniversaries in Elvis' career, such as his American Sound sessions and Las Vegas residency, with concerts and panels. After last year's disastrously low crowd numbers EPE have decided that there will be no charges or special passes associated with the Candlelight Vigil. Surely one of the best reasons to go no, not the ETA contests! August 14, 7pm. Graceland Soundstage. An incredible night of music as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elvis' legendary recording sessions at Memphis' American Sound Studio.
Elvis never looked cooler than in the 68 Special and this surely has got to help. Does this really help Elvis' great legacy.. Larry's fascinating and candid interview traverses issues including: Elvis' last few years and his dramatic plans to change his life and career from September new claims about Elvis by Aurelia Dupont Yarbrough and singer-songwriter, Leo Sayer meeting Elvis for the first time - and later working for him "What was Elvis really like?
Two concerts St. Paul, Minnesota October 3, and Wichita, Kansas October 7, are included with three bonus songs from October 4, Best of all these are both previously unreleased soundboards. While Elvis had performed some memorable shows earlier in , the September-October tour was not one of his best, with highlights sparsely dotted across the shows. The infamous College Park performance was during this tour, but by October 3 it was clear Elvis was up and enjoying himself.
In high energy and good humour Elvis at one point jokes, "By God, you might have been wrong for so long, but you were right tonight J. Shepherd notes, "I started my book in as it was a crucial crossroads for Elvis, he had proved in the 68 Special that he was still a dynamic performer. However the 69 sessions would go on to show Elvis was still a major chart force, able to select and record hit making and relevant songs.
So it was essential he got it right. Can you name a particular song? Are they a necessary evil? Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork. He writes, "I really enjoyed The Searcher documentary, but after watching I wished they would have made it 4 hours.
The s disappointed when nothing was discussed about Elvis' only concept album Elvis Country , nor 'He Touched Me' they could have included unreleased Elvis on Tour footage of gospel segment and finally with David Porter one of the Execs of the film from Stax Records that nothing was discussed about Elvis' returning to Memphis and STAX to record three key albums. My goal was just to highlight those stories in some way. Obviously I don't have access to the Elvis archives at Graceland, but I hope you enjoy. The following are 10 segments that I thought could have fit into the film.
EIN totally agrees and thoroughly recommends this 37 minute video. General release November 30th Great Cover shot. News, Source:ElvisInfoNet.
Great prices at Amazon. And there is plenty of Elvis Presley vinyl on offer UK's Entertainment-Focus have posted this cute review. It may be 41 years since the icon died tragically at only 42 years old but his music continues to live on, and likely will forever. In Sony Music released a new greatest hits collection titled ELV1S: 30 1 Hits , which dominated charts across the world and sold millions and millions of copies.
Taking inspiration from the album cover, the release has been pressed on gold vinyl making the whole package feel very special. Presley was an incredibly prolific artist so getting this collection down to 31 tracks was no easy feat. Of course no Elvis collection would be complete without Suspicious Minds and that track is near the end of the track listing on the final side. The CD version was a little patchy given that the songs were all recorded at different times.
The warm crackle of vinyl adds to the overall feel too. The whole vinyl package is fantastic and it looks as good as it sounds. Also the rather odd CD called 'Girls! After spending most of the decade in Hollywood making forgettable movies and mostly boring music to accompany those films, Presley staged a comeback in with a TV special that was simply called Elvis and aired on Dec. Part of that program featured Presley singing some of his old hits, as well as a few new songs, surrounded by a lavish, Hollywood-style backdrop.
But another section of that show spotlighted Presley, decked out in black leather and armed with a guitar, sitting on a stool on a spare stage that also included guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D. Fontana, two-thirds of the trio that catapulted Presley to fame in the mid '50s with their work on the Sun sessions and early RCA recordings. That "sit-down" performance included raw takes of some of their best records, including "That's All Right" and "Heartbreak Hotel.
The Comeback Special , as it was later called, opened the door to Presley's terrific Memphis records from and his renewed success in the '70s until his death in The '68 Comeback Special 50th Anniversary Edition collects all of the existing audio and video from the show plus rehearsals and sessions recorded with the Wrecking Crew.
The book also features rare photos and memorabilia and full recording data There is over 7. Not only does he own one of the largest collections of Elvis Presley memorabilia in the world, he is also an Elvis Presley historian, documentary producer as well as a consultant to major collectors. So in terms of releasing a "new" album of Elvis material the topic has always been a tricky one.
EPE, of course, does not give it away Adolescent girls of all ages also loved his hair and were horrified when, on March 25, , Elvis received his famous first G. Superb attempt to collect everything Elvis said or wrote. Do not hesitate to discuss with us or ask us any questions. Ju'Mel Pub.
And, after all, there is an interesting selection of tracks to work with. Not only that, but Lisa Marie was also involved in the recording. Click here as EIN's Piers Beagley and Bryan Gruszka are back again to cause "Double-trouble" and supply a very detailed review, discovering what's good and bad Are we wrong in our opinions? Dave Hebler's new book was released during Elvis Week In a three-part interview Nigel discusses a wide range of topics including: what the Elvis world was like in the s; the most important "landmarks" changes in the Elvis world since August ; answers the question: "Do Elvis fans have a shared, collective ethics or morality?
For lovers of Elvis' music this is an essential read. Ernst Jorgensen had strongly denied this story stating, that FTD has plans to continue for the foreseeable future. FTD will not be closing in 2.
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The 'Classic Albums" series is nearly complete but there are more to come, noting 'Aloha' and 'Madison Square Garden' are still to be done. Expanded "complete session tapes" releases are being considered 4. Some keen Elvis fans have said that they have seen this very kinescope at Elvis Week shows back in the 80s. Shane Brown author of Reconsider Baby: Elvis: A Listener's Guide has done an immense amount of investigation and thinks he has found the answer. While some of the movie compositions were not as good as he deserved, with Elvis sounding vocally great at this time what does this new Classic Soundtrack have to offer?
The one disc contains previously unreleased material, including "rough mixes" and also multiple outtakes from 'The Trouble With Girls' 'Almost' session. We will miss him dearly. Marty is well-known as one of the key members of the Memphis Mafia and also co-Best Man at Elvis' wedding. He was known for both his honesty and being forthright with his opinions.
He was the only member of the Memphis Mafia who still watched and commented on recent Elvis News. He had no issue with holding people to account especially ones who would inflate their importance within Elvis' legacy and would regularly ask EIN to add his comments or to correct any inaccuracy. Elvis fans often ask about Marty Lacker's background, how he came to meet Elvis, as well as his involvement in the music industry outside of working for The King.
As a prelude to Ken Sharp ' s fascinating interview with Marty Lacker and a discussion about Elvis' famous American Studio' Memphis sessions, EIN presents "Marty Lacker: a life well-lived" in which Marty tells of his life in the music industry, his friendship with Elvis along with his dislike of the over-controlling Col Parker. Go here to learn all you need to know about Marty Lacker as well as Elvis outstanding Memphis American Sound sessions in To produce that same kind of revelation for the 'General Public' would be a very tricky project but that is exactly what the new legacy team has done - and to great effect.
Please Do Not be ripped off by other Australian Elvis shops. He started collecting and selling Elvis vinyl over 40 years ago and has one of the world's largest Elvis Presley record collections. He started his "WorldWide Elvis" shop back in the seventies, way before the internet, where fans could get hold of rare Elvis records and memorabilia. With such a fascination with Elvis, Dowling not only became a big name in the early years of Elvis bootlegs but later became friends with Ernst Jorgensen and helped RCA with various official releases.
In the final part of our fascinating interview Paul Dowling discusses