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around 8am [UK time] on the 28th February 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.

NOTE - The Elvis Request Show will be back online from Friday next week.

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February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Yet more stats have been released to show just how much Elvis Presley dominates the UK music charts, still
outselling and outstaying music acts from the past through to modern day.

To take a look at Elvis' UK music stats (as listed earlier this month) and these latest ones, which include...
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February 28, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
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1956 and Elvis was in Las Vegas ready to perform his first ever Vegas performance at the now demolished
'New Frontier Hotel', To ensure local Vegas folk couldn't miss the fact Elvis was in town, Parker had the photo
used on Elvis' debut album 'Elvis Presley' blown up to 24 feet and stuck onto a wooden backing.

During the big press reveal in Vegas, one of the archive treasures that EPE have announced is that original
vintage 24 foot giant advertising board will be on display at the new Vegas Elvis Exhibition...But Wait!!

Something is very wrong....Take a closer look at the two images of these huge images. The one on the right
is obviously the original from 1956, and left is what EPE say is the same thing? One thing stands out that
PROVES beyond any doubt that the Vegas item is NOT from 1956......The one on the left is a PAINTING!

Yes, the 56 display item is clearly a blown up photo while the Vegas Exhibit is clearly a painting showing that
yet again EPE have no idea what they have and don't have. The Exhibit one on the left is the one that was
created and used at the world premier of the Warner Brother movie, 'This Is Elvis'. Let's hope EPE take
notice of this and rectify their information asap. (To examine the images, click to enlarge)
February 28, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  / Tony Stuchbury
Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley's home away from home yet again.

Officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. and the Westgate Las Vegas casino-hotel revealed details
Thursday of plans for "Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience" expected to
open April 23, which is 59 years to the day when Elvis first performed in Las Vegas.

Some 28,000 square-feet will house a rotating display of memorabilia and artifacts rarely seen outside
Graceland's Memphis property. In addition, the showroom where Presley performed several hundred sold-out
shows when the casino-hotel was first known as The International and later the Las Vegas Hilton will be
revamped by the Graceland crew to look much like it did in Elvis' day, complete with semi-circle booths.

Plans include a revamped Elvis Presley sanctioned wedding chapel inside the Westgate Las Vegas, with
Graceland taking over its operations.

Elvis-themed wedding chapels already dot Las Vegas and there has been no scarcity of exhibits and shows,
including a short-lived tribute by Cirque du Soleil in 2012, but organizers say this is the real deal.
February 27, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The newly renamed and renovated Elvis Presley International Showroom will present Elvis-themed live
shows for limited engagement runs on the very stage where Elvis performed for millions of guests during his
record-breaking, seven-year stint from 1969 through 1976.

The debut show at The
Elvis Presley International Showroom will be the "Elvis Experience”, a large-scale
production that EPE say will
"replicate one of Elvis’ legendary Las Vegas shows", using IMP, Martin Fontaine
as Elvis and if an Elvis IMP wasn't enough, this show actually has a James Burton IMP, John Wilkinson IMP,
Ronnie Tutt IMP and so on.....24 musicians in total and eight choir members portraying the original musicians
and artists on stage with Elvis. This critically-acclaimed production EPE tell us, take guests back to
the early 1970s to fully experience one of the king’s sold out Las Vegas concerts.  

YES!!! we can now pay out around $60 to see a live "Elvis" show but performed by a horde of
IMPERSONATORS! And if you really want, you can pay around $100 to be able to sit near the front and
scream and plead for a scarf and a kiss from some chump in a jumpsuit........IT'S NOT ELVIS!!

Elvis Experience will open with the exhibition on April 23 and will appear in the showroom for a limited five-
week run, ending on May 30.

When we first heard about a live Elvis show being brought back to Las Vegas, we of course had visions of
this anticipated live hologram show making its debut. But instead we get IMP Elvis with the IMP TCB Band etc.
But hold on a cotton pickin' minute, the hologram concert IS coming to Vegas, just not as fast as it was
announced first. The live show with Martin Fontaine runs for 5 weeks only, from April 23 to May 30.

After this limited engagement, the venue will feature other limited-run, Graceland-produced live shows in the
Elvis Presley International Showroom for guests to enjoy.
February 27, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Email
Elvis Matters report that the annual 'TCB Cruise' which would have the King's EX Priscilla as special guest in
September has been canceled.
The reason given is "due to organisational reasons" maybe the $70,000.00
minimum price tag didn't help??

Anyway, whatever the reason for the cancellation, the organisers say the cruise IS expected to take place at
a later stage in spring 2016?

However, if you fancy heading out on a cruise in 2015, the Elvis Matters organised cruise is still taking
bookings and their special guest is the controversial former Elvis girlfriend of  to
special guest. With 145 people subscribed so far, we are down to our very last cabins.

If you would like to join us on what is now the only Elvis cruise, please let us know at
We'd love to welcome you on board!
February 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Billions of people have "kissed" the Coca-Cola glass bottle over the last 100 years. If you're one of them,
you're in pretty good company.

"Kissed By", one of many elements of the global marketing campaign marking the 100th anniversary of the
Coca-Cola bottle, features Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley.

The idea?
The classic images featured in the campaign touch on both the inspirational role the Coca-Cola bottle has
played in film, music and social history, and its power to bring people together.

This is just one of the Elvis images for the campaign, more to follow.
February 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Mock cover art
Back at the start of December 2014, E.E.R brought you the news (thanks to our Brian Quinn) that the BIG
release for 2015 will definitely NOT be a Greatest Hits CD package. We do know that SONY already have the
finished product ready to go, but all they will say is that it
"makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck".
As soon as we hear any more, we will let you know.....

Well, when Elvis' 80th Birthday came and went we saw these releases. First up,
'The Complete '60s
Albums Collection Vol. 1'
has been released onto iTunes. The set highlights all the LPs Presley recorded
between 1960 and 1965 with newly mastered sound for the digital medium.

The collection includes
Elvis Is Back, G.I. Blues, His Hand In Mine, Something for Everybody, Blue
Hawaii, Pot Luck, Girls! Girls! Girls!, It Happened at the World's Fair, Elvis' Golden Records Vol. 3,
Fun in Acapulco, Kissin' Cousins, Roustabout, Girl Happy, Elvis for Everyone
and Harum Scarum.

Legacy Recordings teamed with Spotify to reveal its own official music collection, the
Elvis 80: The Fan
Favorites Playlist."

Germany and the Netherlands have both released commemorative 'Elvis at 80' albums, Germany's release
even featured a brand new remix of
"Shake That Tambourine" but there has been no sign of the project
that we were told would make the hair stand up on the back of our necks?

Well, we can report that a source has informed us that SONY does indeed have a new project coming this
summer, which we are told will
"features Elvis like he has never been heard before." while we are looking
forward to this exciting sounding release, we're sure whatever it is, it won't please everyone. Also, there will
be more releases that will follow throughout 2015.
February 26, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Continuing the popular Sony/RCA/Legacy releases, the next album in the series of the Kings lifetime album
releases is to be 'TODAY'. The original album's 10 tracks are included and as a bonus on disc one will be the
original undubbed session recordings.

The second disc will feature a composite Concert which will be made up of live recordings which Elvis
performed in May and June 1975. This was first issued by RCA Records under the title 'Live In Dallas' on the
8 LP box set, 'Elvis Aron Presley'
February 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Fifty-nine years ago today (Feb. 25, 1956) was an historic day for Elvis Presley. It was on this day that he
scored his first No. 1 hit with
“I Forgot to Remember to Forget.”

The song, which was from Presley’s A Date With Elvis album, stayed at the top of the country charts for two
weeks. Written by Charlie Feathers and Stan Kesler, the single was one of only 10 that the Mississippi native
released on Sun Records.
(EER Adds: "Elvis had 5 singles on Sun Records, not 10 as stated in the article")

Kesler was a regular studio player looking for more work when he began writing songs. He had already
written Presley’s
“I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone” when he had the idea for “I Forgot to Remember
to Forget.”

“At that time, I was on the kick of catchy titles,” Kesler recalled. “When I began to think about that phrase, it
just expanded into ‘I forgot to remember to forget her. From there, I started working on it, and it all fell

Allegedly, Presley wasn’t a fan of the song because of its country feel, until drums were added to the mix.
”I Forgot to Remember to Forget” stayed on the charts for 39 weeks, making it one of the most
successful singles of Presley’s career.

The song was a hit for other artists as well. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded it twice, the first time in 1956. Other
artists who recorded the song include the Beatles, Johnny Cash, B.J. Thomas, Wanda Jackson, Bob Dylan
and Chris Isaak.

Lee and Joe will be playing
“I Forgot to Remember to Forget”, Elvis' first American Number One Single  
on this weeks up coming edition of the Elvis Request Show.
February 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / the
One of E.E.R's most enjoyable respected and highly recommended UK Elvis music magazines, the   'Elvis
The Man and His Music'
#107, March 2015 issue is now

Includes the first in-depth interview with Shecky Greene, on the same bill as Elvis in Vegas in '56.
- A frank, honest review of 'Ultimate Elvis: The Recording Sessions';
- 'Elvis At Paramount', behind the scenes of 'G.I. Blues'
- plus CD and book reviews, 'Elvis In Person',
- Heaps of your letters and loads of other good stuff.

Go here to ETM&HM to subscribe

February 25, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN
In advance of Thursday’s Elvis Presley news conference at Westgate Las Vegas, I can reveal that the Elvis
Presley Theater and Graceland Museum will open there April 23.
February 24, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN / DOC / FECC
There are very few times you can say you were there to see the star rise. Betty Wright was 18 when she saw
a young Elvis Presley perform in the auditorium at Williams High School — her school -– in February 1956. It
was perfect timing.

Had Elvis not signed with RCA Records a few month before — for the princely sum of $40,000 — he probably
wouldn’t have been big enough to play at Williams, which had one of the larger auditoriums in the state at
that time, seating 2,500. And if it had been a few months later, Elvis would’ve been so big, he’d have skipped
right past Burlington as he did, the rest of his professional career.

A couple of weeks before he played in Burlington, Elvis recorded, “Heartbreak Hotel,” at the RCA studios in
Nashville. By the early summer, he was a national sensation.

In this edition of the Buckley Report, hear about the day “Elvis was in the building” in Burlington.
February 23, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Fox
Millions of American TV viewers watched a new tv spot for Samsung. The makers of the clip were using
Elvis's "Follow That Dream" in it. The commercial ran during the Academy Awards and although the music is
clearly audible, there's a 'visual surprise' as well. Darlene Scobie noticed a picture of Elvis on the phone
display at about one-minute
Click here for the full version.
February 23, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Various
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1178] is now online and available to download until
around 8am [UK time] on the 28th February 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the ever growing listeners, the large amount of simultaneous downloads are
causing many listeners not being able to hear the full 3 hour show. IF you have trouble there is now a 2nd
source which you can download from.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
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February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Elvis and Egypt are both linked by a number of different things. Memphis, Elvis beloved city where he lived,
was named after the city of the same name in Egypt. Both places are served by huge rivers - the Nile in
Egypt, the mighty Mississippi in Memphis. And both even feature Pyramids as part of their impressive

And of course they have both home of kings - The King of Rock and Roll in the case of Memphis and in
Egypt the Pharaohs who ruled over the country in ancient times. Of all the Pharaohs the most famous is
arguably Tutankhamun; 'The Boy King'. And there's a link between him and Elvis too.

In 2007 the O2 Arena in London played host to a
record-breaking exhibit of Tutankhamun's treasures......well
record breaking up
until now!

We've learned the fantastic news that to date, with over 57,000 tickets sold, the Elvis at the O2 exhibit has
already smashed ticket sales - and it's not even finishing until August!!

It just proves that it doesn't matter who you are, even a King who ruled over a whole civilisation - you'll never
be bigger than the true King; Elvis Presley!

If you haven't been as yet then don't miss out on this awesome exhibit (it's like a little slice of Graceland in
the UK) head over to:

There is also talk of extending the Exhibition run beyond August.
February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Conducted on March 29th 1957, this rare and relatively unknown interview with Elvis at the Kiel Auditorium in
St Louis was done with St. Louis WIBV radio's "Uncle Buck" (aka Ron Lipe).

During the short interview, Elvis talks about how he is coping with his new fame
"It doesn't seem like it is really
and self deprecatingly notes about the suggestion of his paving the way for others "I wouldn't say
that, it's just that people have really been wonderful to me and all that"
February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN / DOC / FECC
Although officially not announced, we just got confirmation that Elvis Presley Enterprises and Coca Cola have
entered a new advertisement agreement.

Keypicture in the campaign is the well known Alfred Wertheimer shot, with Elvis carrying a bottle of Coke. The
jacket gets white and red stripes to emphasize the brand's colors.
February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Elvis Matters / EPE
The woman killed in a horror crash involving reality TV star Bruce Jenner once appeared in a music video
alongside Elvis Presley, it has been revealed.

Kim Howe, 69, died after her car was hit head-on by a Hummer earlier this month, with investigators looking
into whether Jenner rear-ended her vehicle, causing it to cross into the oncoming lane.

Now it has been revealed that widow Ms Howe made a short appearance in 1967 movie Double Trouble,
starring Elvis Presley, when she danced with The King himself.

In her early 20s, Ms Howe is seen dressed as a traditional German frauline holding a stein of beer with her
long blonde hair tied up in a bun.

She features on screen a few moments into the song
I Love Only One Girl, as Elvis walks down the steps of
a bandstand and into a dancing crowd before walking up to her.

The King takes her hand, they raise their glasses and then perform a short dance, during which time Ms
Howe can be seen beaming at the music star. Elvis grabs a bouquet of flowers from a passing seller, hands
them to Ms Howe, and then walks off while continuing the song.

According to gossip site TMZ this was one of the highlights of Ms Howe's life, as she does not appear to have
starred in any other film or TV projects.

Ms Howe lived alone in a $2.5million house in Calabsas, Los Angeles, following the death of her husband
Robert in 2003. The pair had no children, but Ms Howe was reported to own a dog.
More details of Ms Howe's past emerged as police revealed they have not yet determined who started the car
accident which lead to her death.

It was initially thought that Ms Howe may have hit a Prius which was stopped at lights in front of her, causing
Jenner to hit her from behind, forcing her into oncoming traffic where she was hit again.
New reports have suggested that Jenner could have caused the accident by rear-ending both Ms Howe's
white Lexus, and the black Prius in front of her.

Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind his Cadillac Escalade on February 7 when he
steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of him on Pacific Coast Highway.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of the wreck and will consider whether to
issue a citation that could result in criminal charges - possibly vehicular manslaughter.

The official said the video taken by cameras on an MTA bus in the area showed Jenner's vehicle continued
forward and rear-ended a Toyota Prius. Officials initially said the victim's white Lexus had struck the Prius.
Most significantly the video shows that the Lexus driver didn’t make contact with the Prius involved, reports

Investigators have sought cellphone records to see if any drivers were distracted, but the video appears to
show that Jenner was not using his phone. His publicist, Alan Nierob, has said Jenner was not texting and is
cooperating with investigators.
February 21, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / The Daily Mail / Tony Stuchbury

Calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained
for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75:

1. Elvis – 2636 weeks (1302 weeks for singles) (1334 weeks for albums)
2. Cliff Richard – 2033 weeks (1177 weeks for singles) (856 weeks for albums)
3. Michael Jackson – 1906 weeks (686 weeks for singles) (1220 weeks for albums)
4. The Beatles – 1832 (461 weeks for singles) (1371 weeks for albums)
5. Queen – 1823 weeks (439 weeks for singles) (1384 weeks for albums)
6. Madonna – 1822 (736 weeks for singles) (1086 weeks for albums)
7. Elton John – 1670 weeks (649 weeks for singles) (1021 weeks for albums)
8. Rod Stewart – 1590 weeks (476 weeks for singles) (1114 weeks for albums)
9. U2 – 1445 weeks (363 weeks for singles) (1082 weeks for albums)
10. David Bowie – 1419 weeks (459 weeks for singles) (960 weeks for albums)

21 No.1’s
76 Top 10’s
140 Top 40’s
165 Top 75’s
80 weeks at No.1
386 weeks in Top 10
1062 weeks in Top 40
1302 weeks in Top 75

11 No.1’s
49 Top 10’s
92 Top 40’s
118 Top 75’s
63 weeks at No.1
523 weeks in Top 10
1004 weeks in Top 40
1334 weeks in Top 75
February 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
The costs associated with Priscilla Presley’s appearance at the Collingwood Elvis Festival topped $70,000.
According to numbers provided by the municipality, Presley received about
$36,000 in fees.

The town also paid Presley an additional
$5,000 to appear on ET Canada.

“She had only agreed to do two media appearances in Toronto and we booked three,” said town staffer and
former festival general manager Rosemarie O’Brien.
“Because it was taking so much of her extra time, EPE
(Elvis Presley Enterprises) felt she was warranted an additional fee.”

Because of this, the town also paid $615 for a hair and make-up crew. This included honorariums and

“We had to put them in Toronto because they had to be with her,” O’Brien said.

Part of Presley’s contract was 24-hour security, which came at a cost of

One of the reasons Presley came to the festival was to promote a book she co-authored with photographer
Christopher Ameruoso, called
Shades of Elvis.

Ameruoso was paid
$5,500 for appearing during the weekend.

The town paid
$5,100 for flights for both Presley and Ameruoso and their assistants.

Presley and Ameruoso also received per diems (for each day) of
$1,000 and $500 respectively.

$5,500 was spent on additional marketing including more advertising and sending a festival
representative to Las Vegas where Presley was appearing in an effort to garner press for the festival.

"All of these things added up to make quite an expensive venture,” said O’Brien. “We did determine it was the
20th anniversary and we wanted something spectacular for the folks that came here and certainly bringing
Priscilla did that.....I think for the experience for the fans and the people that came absolutely [it was worth
she said.  

“Was it an absolute driving force for people coming here, our research shows no. We got exposure
nationally, that we would have never gotten had Priscilla not been here.”

The town also spent $34,000 for 500 copies of Presley’s book Shades of Elvis but sold about $25,000
worth for a net cost of about
$9,000. Staff expect those costs to be recovered in 2015.

EER Adds - So she's paid $70 Grand to promote & sell her book, plus needs her own make up crew and
$1000 per day and so on.... Wow, just imagine if she had talent or even remained married to Elvis Presley?
Not too bad for the woman Elvis left out of his Last Will & Testament and wanted nothing to do with his estate.
February 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Authors add an interesting twist to end of story
Calling all Elvis Presley fans:  a new movie about the King is in the works.
The fiction book
'Saving the King' was written by San Francisco Bay area husband and wife pair George
and Christine Gomez.

It's based on a screenplay detailing the life of the King from being a young boy to the legend we all know.

However in the story of Presley, there's a twist to the ending where his destiny is redesigned.

"When he died at 42, all the millions of fans, we were in shock," said co-author George Gomez.  "I was in
shock. I was 16 in Nashville.  And so I wanted to come up with a different ending."

So what happens? You'll just have to read it and find out!

You can buy the book online in paperback or for Kindle.

A film is in pre-production right now.
February 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /
ELVIS IN 2015?
TECHNOLOGY giant Samsung asked digital artists to recreate 20th century stars as they would
look in 2015. Scottish newspaper, 'Daily Record' reports

ELVIS Presley and Marilyn Monroe are iconic celebrities who are recognisable all over the world.

But what would they look like if they were famous in 2015?

Samsung Galaxy digitally manipulated images of celebrities using their Note 4 phones to find out.

The results are incredible, says the newspaper.

Check out
our gallery to see what famous stars would look like if photographed in the present day.
February 19, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Daily Record
Our good friend and news houmd, Brian Quinn has sent in to us a list of newly certified sales awards
spreading from the mid/late 1970's upto 2013/14. Good to know that Sony music seem to be updating Elvis'
long ignored album sales awards

Certification Levels For UK Singles:
Silver – 200,000    Gold – 400,000    Platinum – 600,000    Multi-Platinum – Multiples of 600,000

01 - ‘Suspicious Minds’ – Silver Certification as of 27th December, 2013
02 - ‘A Little Less Conversation’ – Elvis vs JXL – Platinum Certification as of 2nd August, 2002
03 - ‘It’s Only Love’ – Silver Certification as of 20th September, 1980
04 - ‘My Way’ – Silver Certification as of 30th November, 1977
05 -  ‘Way Down’ – Gold Certification as of 1st January, 1977
06 - ‘My Boy’ – Silver Certification as of 21st January, 1975

Certification Levels For UK Albums:
Silver – 60,000    Gold – 100,000    Platinum – 300,000    Multi-Platinum – Multiples of 300,000

01 - ‘Original Recordings’ – Silver Certification as of 13th February, 2015
02 - ‘Christmas Peace’ – Platinum Certification as of 5th December, 2014
03 - ‘The Nations Favourite Elvis Songs’ – Gold Certification as of 6th December, 2013
04 - ‘2nd To None’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
05 - ‘Always On My Mind’ – Ultimate Love Songs – Platinum Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
06 - ‘Christmas Wishes’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
07 - ‘Classic Elvis’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
08 - ’30 No.1 Hits’ – 5 X Platinum as of 22nd July, 2013
09 - ‘Elvis 75’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
10 - ‘Elvis By The Presleys’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
11 - ‘Elvis’ Christmas Album’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
12 - Elvis’ Golden Records (Volume 1) – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
13 - ‘Gospel Favourites’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
14 - ‘Icons’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
15 - ‘Icons 2’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
16 - ‘Love Elvis’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
17 - ‘Love Me Tender’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
18 - ‘Love Songs’ – Platinum Certification as of 1st December, 1979 + more Gold Certs as of 22nd July, 2013
19 - ‘The 50 Greatest Love Songs’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
20 - ‘The All Time Greatest Hits’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
21 - ‘The King’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
22 - ‘The Real Elvis’ – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
23 - ‘Viva Elvis’ – The Album – Silver Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
24 - ‘Hitstory’ – Gold Certification as of 2nd December, 2005
25 - ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ – 2 X Platinum Certification as of 23rd February, 2001
26 - ‘Always On My Mind’ – Platinum Certification as of 23rd January, 1998
27 - ‘Elvis – The Legend Lives On’ – Gold Certification as of 14th November, 1997
28 - ‘The Essential Collection’ – Platinum Certification as of 1st December, 1994
29 - ‘From The Heart’ – Gold Certification as of 1st February, 1992
30 - ‘Elvis Presley – The All Time Greatest Hits’ – Gold certification as of 8th September, 1987
31 - ‘Ballads’ – Gold certification as of 30th December, 1985
32 - ‘The Ultimate Performance’ – Gold Certification as of 19th November, 1981
33 - ‘Inspirations’ – Platinum Certification as of 16th December, 1980
34 - ‘The U.S. Male’ – Gold Certification as of 24th February, 1978
35 - ‘I Got Lucky’ – Gold Certification as of 24th February, 1978
36 - ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ – Gold Certification as of 24th February, 1978
37 - ‘The Elvis Presley Collection’ – Gold Certification as of 6th December, 1977
38 - ’40 Greatest Hits’ – Platinum Certification as of 3rd January, 1975
39 - ‘Separate Ways’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd May, 1974

Certification Levels For UK DVD’s/Videos:
Gold – 25,000    Platinum – 50,000    Multi-Platinum – Multiples of 50,000

01 - ‘Elvis Lives’ – Live From Memphis – Gold Certification as of 2nd May, 2014
02 - ‘This Is Elvis’ – Gold Certification as of 9th August, 2013
03 - ’68 Comeback Special’ – 3 X Platinum as of 22nd July, 2013
04 - ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ – 2 X Platinum as of 22nd July, 2013
05 - ‘Elvis 56’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
06 - ‘Elvis By The Presleys’ – Platinum Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
07 - ‘Legends In Concert’ – The Early Years – Platinum Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
08 - ‘Elvis, That’s The Way It Is’ – 5 X Platinum as of 22nd July, 2013
09 - ‘The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
10 - ‘The Lost Performances’ – Gold Certification as of 22nd July, 2013
11 - ‘The Ultimate Collection’ – Platinum Certification as of 22nd July, 2013

February 15, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn#]
Officially released on January 8th, this 51 track double album from RCA Legacy, was released without any
prior promotion or information, so to call it
'Elvis Presley 80th Anniversary - Special Edition' seems
rather stupid when the label obviously had no intention of promoting this to either fan or general music buyer.

Unsure of what is "Special" about this 'Special Edition', this album features the usual collection of hits
including global number one's and top 10 smashes.and is available to buy through

CD 1
01. That's All Right
02. Heartbreak Hotel  
03. Blue Suede Shoes  
04. Hound Dog  
05. Don't Be Cruel
06. Love Me Tender  
07. Teddy Bear
08. Loving You
09. All Shook Up
10. One Night
11. Jailhouse Rock
12. Don't
13. A Fool Such As I
14. Such A Night
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
16. It's Now Or Never
17. Wooden Heart
18. Crying In The Chapel
19. Return To Sender
20. His Latest Flame
21. Can't Help Falling In Love
22. Kiss Me Quick
23. Viva Las Vegas
24. Suspicion
25. (You're The) Devil In Disguise
26. Guitar Man
27. Memories
28. Bossa Nova Baby
29. A Little Less Conversation

CD 2
01. Suspicious Minds
02. If I Can Dream
03. I'll Remember You
04. In The Ghetto
05. Kentucky Rain
06. Don't Cry Daddy
07. Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing)
08. The Wonder Of You
09. Just Pretend
10. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
12. Polk Salad Annie
13. You've Lost That Loving Feeling
14. I Just Can't Help Believin'
15. Burning Love
16. Always On My Mind
17. You Gave Me A Mountain
18. I Can't Stop Loving You
19. An American Trilogy
20. My Boy
21. How Great Thou Art
22. My Way
February 16, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / ebay / amazon
The images below show the famous TV room inside Elvis' Graceland mansion but only one is the real thing and one is part of the movie set for the
comedy biopic movie,
'Elvis & Nixon' starring Michael Shannon (Elvis Presley) and 2 time Oscar winner, Kevin Spacey (Richard Nixon).

For the first time, an Elvis bio movie has actually taken the time and given the finances to reproduce parts of Elvis' Memphis home (can you spot the
studio set?), you can click on the image to enlarge. It really does look like a lot of detail is being put into the movie with sets like this being produced. The
left image is the Movie set mock-up. While it does look very good, obvious differences can be seen when you study the two images.

With the TV Room set being so detailed, it's good to know the producers are paying so much attention to detail....But, while we cannot fault their set
designers, the researchers are a concern. You see, Elvis met Nixon in December 1970 but Elvis never had the TV room decorated this way until 1974, so
maybe this won't as attention to detail as we hoped? Would you like to own the TV room set? You can soon, because the set is to be put up for auction
through Rockology auction house which you can find on facebook.
February 15, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
From the press-release The Essential Undubbed Masters:
For the first time the most essential undubbed recordings. All edited to full versions, without the studio banter
of false starts. All tracks are unreleased in this form. The pure high class Elvis sound!

Tracks The Essential Undubbed Masters:
Suspicious Minds - Don’t Cry Daddy - It Keep Right On A Hurtin’ - In The Ghetto -  I Really Don’t Want To
Know - When I’m Over You - I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water - The Fool - I’ll Take You Home Again
Kathleen - For The Good Times - Separate Ways - Burning Love - Always On My Mind - Find Out What’s
Happening - Loving Arms - Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues - If You Talk In Your Sleep - Promised Land -
Way Down &  Moody Blue
February 15, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Day By Day
From the press-release Good ’N’ Country:
A sublime late 60’s and 70’s country album, full of rare versions, live recordings and outtakes. All tracks are
unreleased in this form. If you ever decide to buy an elvis country compilation album, this the one for you. It
comes as a digi-pack  with rare full-color pictures.

Tracks Good ’N’ Country:
I Was Born About 10.000 Years Ago (Unedited Master) - It Ain’t No Big Thing (Take 6) - Faded Love (Brass
And Strings Overdub Master) - Make The World Go Away (Take 3) - Snowbird (Harmony Vocal Overdub) -
Pieces Of My Life (Alternate Mix) - The Fool (Undubbed Master) - Welcome To My World (Recorded Live,
Differend Mix) - Until It’s Time For You To Go (Take 6) - Early Morning Rain (Take 11) - Little Cabin On The
Hill (Unedited Master) - Green Green Grass Of Home (Take 3) - There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Take 1) -
Susan When She Tried (Take 2) - If I’m A Fool For Loving You (Take 3) - If You Love Me Let Me Know
(Rough Undubbed Live Master) - Talk About The Good Times (Take 3) - I’ll Be There (Take 6, Improved
Sound) - It’s A Matter Of Time (Brass And Strings Overdub Master) & For The Good Times (Undubbed
Alternate Master)
February 15, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Day By Day
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1177] is now online and available to download until
around 8am [UK time] on the 21st February 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the ever growing listeners, the large amount of simultaneous downloads are
causing many listeners not being able to hear the full 3 hour show. IF you have trouble there is now a 2nd
source which you can download from.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
Go Here
February 14, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Legend has it that Elvis Presley wanted to be an undercover agent. Turns out, he may have been a good

Three-time NASCAR championship winning crew chief Ray Evernham recently visited Graceland to shoot a
segment for his Velocity show AmeriCarna about the last car Elvis drove before he died, a  1973 Stutz
Blackhawk III.

While he was there, the Graceland folks told him the vehicle he really wanted to see was tucked away in a
warehouse out back. There, under a sheet, was a rusty old 1948 Chevrolet Panel Van that they say Elvis
used to use to sneak out of Graceland when he wanted to avoid his fans and the press.

Apparently, the King used to put on a baseball cap and a jacket and slip out via a rear driveway when he
wanted to go to the movies or shopping, and no one was ever the wiser. One time the truck even broke down
on the side of the road and several members of the Graceland staff passed by with no idea that it was the
boss that was stranded.

The Chevy has been hidden from public view since Elvis died, and is just the way he left it. Along with his
famous 1955 pink Cadillac, it’s purportedly been in Graceland’s collection the longest.
February 14, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  /  Fox News
Earlier this month (1st) we reported news from our colleagues at Elvis Day By Day about a new compilation
vinyl album featuring Elvis' British HMV single releases.  Now, Day By Day have reported that this very
release will be available in limited edition, pink vinyl which has only 500 pressed copies.

Love Me - The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57  is a stunning 12” album bringing together in chronological
order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released
between March ’56 and March ’57.

This special limited edition pink pressing of only 500 copies, comes in a 180g vinyl format. When Elvis signed
his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music
giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music

Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMI's HMV label before being moved by British Decca
over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958. LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57, charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in
Britain. Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the now legendary RCA ’56 sessions,
16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!
February 13, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  /  Day By Day
'Heart And Soul' rises from 20 to 14 on the Billboard Country Catalog Album Chart for w/e 21st Feb, 2015.

'He Touched Me': The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley' (Vols. 1 and 2) is a re-entry at 8 on the Music
Video Sales Chart.
February 13, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Hello there guys and gals of Elvis Express Radio listener-land, EER-Day comes one day later through the
month of February due to personal commitments that could not be avoided.

So all you lovers who have not yet made a Valentine request for your lovely other half, why not get on over to
our Request Zone and make a choice and write a message. Or you can email your request into us direct by
sending them to
February 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /
It's Now or Leather for Elvis fans who want to get a look at one of the king's most famous outfits.

The black leather suit the singer wore for his 1968 TV comeback special has gone on show at an exhibition
about his life.

The US TV show marked Elvis' return to the charts with Suspicious Minds and brought his music to a whole
new generation of fans - legend has it that The Doors frontman Jim Morrison was so impressed with the suit
he had one made for himself.

It goes on show tomorrow at Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life at the venue in Greenwich, south east
London and will be there for two months before being taking back to his old home Graceland.

Ex hibition curator and Graceland director of archives Angie Marchese said: "The reaction to the exhibition
has been amazing and now we're thrilled to be bringing over the iconic black leather suit that Elvis wore in
the 1968 comeback special.

"The suit is so significant because the 1968 comeback special signified the rebirth of Elvis' career and
helped to cement his place as the King of Rock and Roll.

"The black leather suit will take pride of place alongside all of the other iconic items which are already on
display. No exhibition mounted previously has ever been so revealing of the man and the star. For people
who can't get to Graceland, Graceland is coming to them."  
February 11, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Elvis Presley is THE most iconic figure in music history and needs to be recognized as such.

His impact on not just music, but also culture, in the 1950's was immense. He combined different genres of
music, such as gospel, rhythm & blues and country and created the birth of what we call 'rock and roll'. He
paved the way for so many other artists through the following decades.

John Lennon said 'Before Elvis, there was nothing'. His humble beginning epitomizes the rags to riches story.
His three decades of music legacy is just as strong today, over 35 years after his untimely death.

Elvis Presley deserves to be honoured by the Grammy Recording Academy for his immense and
unparalleled  contribution to music. He is the
'Artist of the Millenium' and will always be the undisputed
King of Rock 'n Roll!!
February 10, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /
A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a guitar played by Elvis Presley blames his attorney for not
responding to a federal lawsuit addressing a custody dispute over the instrument.

Robert A. Johnson portrayed himself as the guitar's owner when he gave it to the National Music Museum in
2013. But a federal judge hasn't heard from him in more than six months after he was named a defendant in
the complaint.

Johnson's last known address is in Memphis, Tennessee, but he tells The Associated Press he is in
Washington state. He says he has responded to the complaint through his lawyer.

The museum has asked the judge to allow the publication of a newspaper ad in Memphis notifying Johnson
of his obligation to answer the complaint.
February 10, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Elvis Presley Enterprises has entered into a partnership with the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino to
create a permanent property attraction and live entertainment presentations celebrating the life and legacy
of Elvis Presley.

An official announcement with complete details will be coming Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.

Elvis Presley performed 837 consecutive sold-out shows during a seven-year stint playing at the Westgate,
which was then known as the International Hotel, beginning when it first opened in 1969. According to EPE,
more people saw him perform at the property than anywhere else in the world.
February 10, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /
Hot on the heels of their Blu-ray release of Follow That Dream, Twilight Time is back with another Elvis
Presley vehicle, 1960’s Flaming Star. The spiffy new Blu-ray, which boasts an excellent transfer, is strictly
limited to 3,000 copies. Director Don Siegel tackled this Western several years after gritty ‘50s classics like
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), but this was more than a decade
before his iconic Dirty Harry. Make no mistake, this is no Elvis Presley musical lark; The King meant business
with this one. He knocks out a novelty tune early on, presumably to satisfy those who simply couldn’t bear the
thought of a Presley movie without tunes, but otherwise he is here to act.

The story centers of Presley’s Pacer Burton, a settler of mixed ancestry living with his family. His dad Clint
(Steve Forrest) is a white man, while his mom Neddy (Dolores del Rio) is Native American—Kiowa specifically.
This catches Pacer between two cultures, frowned upon by many whites in his Texas town. Things heat up
when Kiowa chief Buffalo Horn (Rodolfo Acosta) pays the Burton family a visit. Violence erupts between the
white, Native, and mixed regional inhabitants. Clair Huffaker adapted his own 1958 novel, Flaming Lance,
with co-screenwriter Nunnally Johnson. Though plagued by an overall sense of nagging blandness, Siegel
treats the material with thoughtful respect. He also wrangles a solid, if ultimately unremarkable, performance
out of Presley (in the Blu-ray liner notes, Julie Kirgo mentions that it was Presley himself who 86’d additional
music sequences in order to maintain a more serious tone).

The late Charles G. Clarke’s earthy, dusty cinematography looks absolutely fine on Twilight Time’s Flaming
Star Blu-ray. Elvis fans longing for more of The King in high definition should be pleased with this 20th
Century Fox-sourced transfer, struck from a spotlessly clean print. The audio is likewise solid. It’s offered as
a straightforward DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono mix as well as a DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround mix.

The main special feature is an audio commentary by film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman. Take note
Elvis fans, these guys offer a wealth of information about Presley’s film career and, of course, Flaming Star in
particular. If you have enough interest in Presley to seek out this limited Blu-ray edition, you’ll definitely be
drawn in by this conversational yet informative track. We also get an isolated score track in DTS-HD MA 2.0.
There are two theatrical trailers and a booklet essay, which makes a rather passionate case for Flaming Star’
s quality, by film historian Julie Kirgo.

Flaming Star will clearly appeal primarily to Elvis diehards. Though it’s a decently-crafted Western, there are
too many real gems of the genre from that era to make this one truly essential viewing. Interested parties
should proceed to
Screen Archives for ordering information, as once the initial 3,000 copy pressing is gone,
that’s it.
February 10, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio /
Well, the whole did they, didn't they question of whether or not the planes sold at auction seems to be finally
answered. And NO, the planes failed to sell during the auction.

The biggest stumbling block which put potential buyers off going all out for the winning bid was the massive
additional costs of removing the aircraft from their displays across from Graceland mansion. Even though, at
this time, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog 2 are still available to buy, the current owner has once again
entered into negotiations with EPE.

Let's all hope that a fare deal can be reached for both parties and all ends well?
February 10, 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 coming in March

A hardback book containing 288 pages which tells the story of the USS Arizona benefit concert that Elvis
performed 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). The CD also features previously unreleased audio from the press

FTD were working on a Bloch Arena release as far back as 2007 so it is great to see the concert finally being
released officially with a full-size book.
February 07, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / EIN
Lizabeth Scott, the blonde, husky-voiced actress who co-starred with a young Elvis in 1957 on his 2nd movie
'Loving You', died on January. 31 in Los Angeles. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center confirmed the death, the New
York Times said, but would not provide details. She was 92.

With her blonde tresses but throaty voice, she was often compared to Lauren Bacall and Veronica Lake, but
she did not have quite the presence or the acting skills of either. Nevertheless, she did not deserve her
treatment at the hands of then tabloid Confidential, which published a story in 1955 implying sexual
improprieties, though her career was already on the wane at that point. She sued, and a high-profile trial
resulted but ended in a mistrial.

After making her feature debut starring opposite Robert Cummings in 1945’s John Farrow-directed “You
Came Along,” Scott was cast in one of the best of the noirs, “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” with Barbara
Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas and Van Heflin; Scott played a romantic interest for Heflin’s character. Next she
starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1947’s “Dead Reckoning”; it was almost possible to imagine Bacall
playing the woman involved in the love triangle that Bogie’s character uncovers.

Though it is hard to remember now, Scott’s career during this period did not consist solely of noirs: Her next
two films were “Desert Fury” and “Variety Girl.” But she returned to the genre with “I Walk Alone,” also
starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. In “Pitfall” she starred opposite Dick Powell, and in the 1950 noir
“Dark City” she was paired with Charlton Heston; they were reunited for 1953’s “Bad for Each Other.”

In 1957 she retired from the big screen by starring with Elvis Presley in Loving You (1957), Presley's second
film. Also starring is newcomer Dolores Hart and veteran Wendell Corey. Since 1957 Scott appeared on a
few television shows in the 1960s, during which time she attended the University of Southern California. She
eventually became involved in real estate projects. Her legacy lives on however in the growing popularity of
classic movies sparked by DVDs and movie channels such as AMC (American Movie Classics) and TCM
(Turner Classic Movies).

She was born Emma Matzo in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
February 07, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The Latest Edition of the Elvis Request Show [EER1176] is now online and available to download until
around 8am [UK time] on the 06th February 2015.

Join Lee & Joe as they bring you 4 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the ever growing listeners, the large amount of simultaneous downloads are
causing many listeners not being able to hear the full 3 hour show. IF you have trouble there is now a 2nd
source which you can download from.

We hope all who want to can download it and enjoy the shows.  
Go Here
February 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
March will see 1 new FTD classic album, 1 new book & CD & 1 new Vinyl release.

First up is one of my childhood favourites, a 2 CD 7" edition of the 'This Is Elvis' soundtrack from 1981 and
will feature an extended and enhanced soundtrack to the Warner Brothers movie.
01: (Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame (Original record master)
02: Moody Blue (Original record master)
03: That’s All Right (Original record master)
04: Shake, Rattle And Roll / Flip, Flop And Fly (January 28, 1956. “Stage Show”)
05: Heartbreak Hotel (March 17, 1956. “Stage Show”)
06: Hound Dog (June 5, 1956. “The Milton Berle Show”)
07: Excerpt from “Hy Gardner Calling” (Interview  July 1, 1956)
08: My Baby Left Me (Original record master)
09: Merry Christmas Baby (edited/shortened version)
10: Mean Woman Blues (Movie version)
11: Don’t Be Cruel (September 9, 1956. “The Ed Sullivan Show” hosted by Charles Laughton)
12: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (Original record master)
13: Jailhouse Rock (Original record master)
14: Excerpt from Army swearing in (March 24, 1958)
15: G.I. Blues (Original record master)
16: Excerpt from departure for - Germany interview September 22, 1958)
17: Excerpt from home from Germany - press conference (March 7, 1960)
18: Too Much Monkey Business (Original record master - edited/shortened version)
19: Love Me Tender (Original record master)
20: I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby (Original record master - edited/shortened version)
21: I Need Your Love Tonight (Original record master)
22: Blue Suede Shoes (“Elvis” NBC TV Special)
23: Viva Las Vegas (Original record master)
24: Suspicious Minds (August 12, 1970 midnight show (edited/shortened version).
25: Excerpt from Elvis’ speech at the JC’s Award as (January 16, 1971)
26: Promised Land (Original record master - edited/shortened version)
27: Excerpt from Madison Square Garden press conference (June 9, 1972)
28: Always On My Mind (March 30, 1972. “Elvis On Tour”)
29: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (June 21, 1977. “Elvis In Concert”)
30: My Way (June 21, 1977. “Elvis In Concert”)
31: An American Trilogy (April 9, 1972. “Elvis On Tour”)
32: Memories (Original record master - edited/shortened version)

01: I Was The One (February 18, 1956. “Stage Show”)
02: Hound Dog (July 1, 1956 “The Steve Allen Show”)
03: Love Me Tender (end title version)
04: Trouble (Original record master)
05: Ready Teddy (September 9, 1956. “The Ed Sullivan Show” hosted by Charles Laughton)
06: King Creole (Original record master)
07: As Long As I Have You (Original record master)
08: Frankfort Special (Original record master)
09: Stuck On You (March 26, 1960. “The Frank Sinatra Timex Show”)
10: Witchcraft/Love Me Tender (without reprise) (March 26, 1960. “The Frank Sinatra Timex Show”)
11: Blue Hawaii (Original record master}
12: Rock-A-Hula Baby (Original record master)
13: King Of The Whole Wide World (Original record master)
14: I Got Stung (Original record master)
15: Trouble/Guitar Man (opening) (Original record master - edited/shortened version)
16: Let Yourself Go (“Elvis” NBC TV Special)
17: If I Can Dream (Original record master)
18: A Big Hunk O’ Love (January 14, 1973. “Aloha From Hawaii”)
19: Can’t Help Falling In Love (January 14, 1973. “Aloha From Hawaii”)
20: Love Me (June 19, 1977. “Elvis In Concert”)

The Book: A deluxe hardback volume with 288 pages and over 100 unpublished photographs of Elvis

The Audio: A newly-remastered recording of Elvis’ performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on
March 25, 1961. A newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held
on March 25, 1961.

The CD:
01: Introduction of Elvis
02: Heartbreak Hotel
03: All Shook Up
04: (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I
05: I Got A Woman
06: Love Me
07: Introductions
08: Such A Night
09: Reconsider Baby
10: I Need Your Love Tonight
11: That’s All Right  
12: Don’t Be Cruel
13: One Night
14: Are You Lonesome Tonight?
15: It’s Now Or Never
16: Swing Down Sweet Chariot
17: Hound Dog
18: Tom Moffatt interviews Colonel Parker and Elvis during the filming of
 G.I. Blues, June 21, 1960
19: Press conference and awards ceremony, complete and unreleased,
 March 25, 1961
20: Tom Moffatt interviews Elvis on the set of Blue Hawaii, April 1961

DISC 1 Side A
01. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – take 6 (2:48)
02. Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 3 (3.07)
03. Miracle Of The Rosary – take 1 (1:54)
04. Early Mornin’ Rain – takes 1,2,9 (3:41)
05. Put Your Hand In The Hand – take 1 (3:15)
06. Until It’s Time For You To Go – take 5 (4:21)

Side B
01, Sylvia – takes 3,4,9 (7.04)
02. We Can Make The Morning – master (3:55)
03. I Shall Be Released – informal recording (0.48)
04. It’s Only Love – takes 6,7 (3:02)
05. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead - takes 5,6 (3.45)

DISC 2 Side C
01. I’m Leavin’ – take 1 (4.07)
02. It’s Only Love – takes 8.9 (5:31)
03. (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me – takes 9,10 (3.21)
04. Help Me Make It Through The Night – take 15 (2.44)
05. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – take 10 (3.08)

Side D
01. Early Mornin’ Rain – take 11 (3:37)
02. I’m Leavin’ – takes 2,3 (3.48)
03. Lady Madonna (1:45)
04. Help Me Make It Through The Night – takes 8-10 (4.18)
05. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) – takes 11,12,14 (5:06)
February 06, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Here's the proposed final look of what the finished development around Graceland should look once all of
the projects have been finished.

Take a look at the before (top) and after (bottom) images and you can see how things are expected to look
and should include the following...

* The New Guest-House At Graceland will be located right next door to Elvis' Graceland Mansion. Although
where one of our favourite stores is [Boulevard Souvenirs] in the final plans I have no idea???

* Replacing the 'Heartbreak Hotel' and camping grounds seems to be a bigger car parking area.

* Where the planes are located now, there seems to be a building in their place, so is this a hanger style
building to house and finally protect the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog 2???

* And then there's the Entertainment Complex which will have all the shops plus additional area's to exhibit
more of Elvis Presley's personal belongings.

NOTICE: To view larger image, just click to open in another page.
February 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
'Heart And Soul' remains at number 20 on the Billboard Country Catalog Album Chart for w/e 14th
February, 2015.
February 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn
Here’s your first look at Kevin Spacey as President Richard Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley from
the comedy
“Elvis & Nixon.” Currently in production, the film re-creates the intimate meeting in the Oval
Office between two men, which resulted in Nixon deputizing Presley as an honorary "federal agent at large"
with respect to illicit drugs and which is pretty funny in hindsight.

Directed by Liza Johnson (“Hateship Loveship, “Return”), the story is based off a screenplay by
producer/writer Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Hered’s the official synopsis:

Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of
the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office.

ELVIS & NIXON recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael
Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world,
President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover
Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their
powers has NEVER been told (EER adds - NEVER BEEN TOLD?).

“After the enormous success of ‘The Butler,’ I have a deep affection for films set in the White House as does
the public,”
Elwes said in statement. “To work with Shannon and Spacey on this movie at the height of their
careers is a dream come true.” Elwes and Holly Wiersma are producing with Autumn Pictures' David Hansen
and Johnny Mac financing and executive producing alongside Byron Wetzel, Robert Ogden Barnum and
Jerry Schilling.

No release date yet, but maybe we’ll see this one around Toronto International Film Festival.
February 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  
The following is edited from a larger article published in Frost Illustrated ... February signifies Black History
Month in the United States of America. A month of recognition for the cultural impact black society has made
in the country. A month? Not just a month but the shortest month of the year to acknowledge the
contributions and the individuals who have helped to shape a nation.

The first celebration of Black History Month came in February 1970 at Kent State University, just a couple of
months before the historical ill-fated visit by the National Guard. However, the official recognition of Black
History Month by the U.S. Government didn’t take place until 1976 when it was still known as Negro History
Week; which had been established in 1926. It took 50 years to add three weeks and make it nationally

Accomplishments and contributions by the black community are experienced on a daily basis, whether it is
through medical advancement by individuals like Dr. Charles Drew, Percy Lavon Julian or Otis Boykin or
musical influence by individuals like Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie or James Brown; I’ll go a step further and
drop Elvis Presley in this mix.

What?! “Elvis wasn’t black!” I know that’s what you’re saying. Although Elvis wasn’t black, his music was, his
fashion sense was as well. He was heavily influenced and shaped by the black community and its musical
roots. Elvis then went and helped sell it to the world, being one of the most influential musical icons of all
time. Elvis knew black was beautiful and introduced it to white America.

The cultural impact of the contributions will forever reside within the structure and foundation of this nation.

You can read the full unedited article 'Death of Social Activism In America Part 2 of 2'
February 05, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  /  Frost Illustrated
Graceland has left the building.

The new operators of Elvis Presley’s estate and brand took their show on the road for the first time with a
nine-month exhibition of Presley artifacts at London’s O2 arena that began in December.

Now Graceland, the longtime Presley home that opened to the public in Memphis in 1982, five years after the
star's death, will establish a second permanent home in Las Vegas, where the singer had some of his
greatest triumphs.

The plan will not be officially announced until later this month, but Joel Weinshanker, the managing
partner of Graceland, said that the new Presley outpost — featuring an exhibition space and live
performances — will be at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino on the site of the former International
Hotel, where Presley played a record 58 consecutive sold-out shows in 1969. Presley would eventually play
837 performances in Las Vegas.

“We have everything from a 35-foot-high outdoor sign promoting Elvis’s show there to a Stutz car he had
delivered to him when he first performed in Las Vegas in 1956,”
Mr. Weinshanker said, adding that the live
performances will be
“Elvis-related but NOT Elvis impersonators.”

One recent decision by Elvis Presley Enterprises has made some fans unhappy. It is planning to evict Presley’
s two planes, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, from Graceland, inspiring a Save the Planes campaign on
Facebook that alternates between pleading and vitriol. OKC Partnership, which owns the planes, has been
trying to sell them for months.

Presley owned the planes only during his final two years and barely used the smaller Hound Dog 2; he spent
more time aboard the Lisa Marie, which he customized with gold bathroom fixtures, four TVs and a stereo
with 52 speakers. His father, Vernon, later sold both, but after Graceland opened to the public, a leasing deal
led to their display. Mr. Weinshanker said
"only half of Graceland guests visited the planes; as the only items
Graceland does not own, improving the exhibit was difficult,"
he said.

Elvis Presley Enterprises sent a letter last April telling OKC that a new Graceland Archive would replace the
airplanes on the premium ticket package and asking the company to
“make arrangements for the removal of
the airplanes and the restoration of the site.”

OKC previously tried unsuccessfully to sell the planes through an aviation website and Ebay. Now Julien’s
Auctions, a well-known seller of entertainment memorabilia, has put them back on the block, with a silent
bidding auction that was scheduled to conclude on Feb. 2. Darren Julien, president and chief executive of
Julien’s Auctions, said he could not disclose the reserve but said that
“the planes are priced to sell.”

“Whoever buys these planes is buying an instant museum or attraction. People will travel all over the world to
see them wherever they are located,”
he said.

Stefaan Demarest of Belgium, one of Save the Planes’ leading voices, said that there is only one suitable
“Graceland wouldn’t be the same without the planes,” he wrote in an email. Presley, he said, “always
called the ‘Lisa Marie’ his ‘Flying Graceland.’ ’’
and added that “When one visits the planes, you step into
Elvis’ world. Removing them would be destroying a part of his world that we love.”

Mr. Weinshanker said that the space would be part of a new exhibit area “that is completely indoors and
climate controlled so when it’s 20 degrees or 90 degrees out you can have a comfortable experience.”

Although details are not settled, construction is scheduled to begin late this year.

Still, depending on the outcome of the auction, Mr. Weinshanker said, he is willing to negotiate new terms to
keep the planes.
“We are open to everything,” he said. “If there is an opportunity to keep them then we
February 04, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  
The auction came and went....the Elvis world awaiting news of who bid the highest? Where they are? And
where will the planes be heading or are the staying put?

While nothing official has been announced, the rumour is, even though the auction has ended on the planes,
sources indicate it could be some months before anyone knows 'officially' if they are staying or going.
So on it goes.... More as soon as we get it.
February 04, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio  
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most.

Elvis Presley was at his most fascinating in the ’50s and the ’70s, when he seemed extraterrestrial. He came
to this world a sexy hillbilly Superman and left it a sequined celebrity Jesus, and whether ascendant or
freefalling, he was something to behold.

No one thinks much about Elvis in the interim. The ’60s were his humdrum human years, a decade of missed
opportunities. After getting out of the army, he shellacked his pompadour, packed on a few pounds, started
wearing tacky shirts, and shot a bunch of forgettable movies, each with its own forgettable soundtrack. He
was still a handsome bastard and one of the biggest stars on the planet, but he slid into something like a
routine, and there’s nothing cool about that.

At the very end of the decade, though, he made the one Elvis Presley album everyone should own if they’re
only going to own one. Released in June 1969, six months after NBC aired what’s become known as the ’68
Comeback Special,
From Elvis In Memphis was Presley’s real return to form. It contains everything that
was ever great about the King Of Rock ’N’ Roll.

For starters, there’s rock ’n’ roll—a sound Presley had spent the preceding years neutering for Hollywood
musicals. There’s also country, blues, and most importantly soul, which in the late ’60s was undergoing a
major renaissance in Elvis’ hometown of Memphis. By reconnecting with the sounds he was raised on, Elvis
rediscovered his voice and created an album that recalls his past triumphs and foreshadows his tragic
demise. In its own grown-up way,
From Elvis In Memphis nearly matches the mysterious brilliance of his
early Sun Records stuff and the energy of his self-titled 1956 RCA debut. And yet with its strings and horns,
it never lets you forget you’re hearing Presley on the eve of those gaudy ’70s, when he became a whole
other kind of edgy. Some people prefer jumpsuit Elvis, and they’ll find his beginnings here.

From Elvis In Memphis presents a 34-year-old Elvis caught somewhere between nice Southern boy with
otherworldly charm and reclusive millionaire basket case. Within that gap, there’s plenty of room to move.
Presley plays grunting sex beast on the bluesy
“Power Of My Love,” lovesick wretch on the country weeper
“It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin’,” and faithful life companion on “True Love Travels On A Gravel Road,”
all sweetness and warmth. The orchestral-soul burner “Any Day Now” is about loving something and setting
it free.
“In The Ghetto” traces the structural cages keeping inner-city blacks down.

Controversial for its time, “Ghetto” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Elvis his first non-gospel
Top 10 hit since 1963. On the chart-topping follow-up “Suspicious Minds”—a brilliant non-album single
included on subsequent
From Elvis In Memphis CD reissues—Elvis gets a little shady, warning his woman
of jealous feelings that, let’s be honest, are probably totally justified.

The best song is
“Long Black Limousine,” the first one he tracked for the sessions that began on January
3, 1969, at American Sound Studio. This was Elvis’ first time recording in Memphis since he’d left Sun in the ’
50s, and the homecoming didn’t simply mean a short commute. Reinvigorated by the NBC special and
determined to
“never sing another song that I don’t believe in,” as he told TV producer Steve Binder, Elvis
picked American Sound on the suggestion of buddy Marty Lacker. We had a feeling studio boss Lincoln
“Chips” Moman could give Presley what he needed, and for once, advice from Elvis’ inner circle wound up
being sound.

Moman had founded American after working at Stax, the label at the core of the ’60s Southern soul
explosion, and like his former employers, he dealt in sweaty, funky roots music that couldn’t have shared less
with the soundtrack pap Elvis had been pumping out. Moman also had an ear for hits, and he chose a bunch
of songs he knew Elvis would sing the shit out of.

“Long Black Limousine” was one of those. If Elvis hadn’t shown up at American Sound raring to go,
despite some nervousness and a nasty cold, “Limousine” might have scared him out of giving some great
performances. That is, of course, if he was self-aware enough to hear in Vern Stovall and Bobby George’s
lyrics a bit of his own life story and a pretty chilling prophecy.

The song is told from the perspective of a man who’s watched someone special—maybe a good friend,
though more likely a lover—move off to the big city in search of fame and fortune. This dreamer gets
seduced by the dark side and winds up riding in the kind of limo thousands of Memphians would gape at
eight years later, in August 1977, after the King died in his bathroom at 42. The only difference is that Elvis’
car was white.

“The tension as the song opens is almost unbearable,” famed rock critic and noted Elvis scholar Greil
Marcus writes in his book Mystery Train: Images Of America In Rock ’N’ Roll Music.

Marcus isn’t exaggerating. “Limousine” opens with funeral bells and churchy organ that give way to
bittersweet piano tinkling, and then Elvis sets the scene: “There’s a long line of mourners / Driving down our
little street.” The twist ending is right up front, and still Presley maintains the drama. The hoarseness that
would halt the recording two days later adds to the vocal, and by the time he gets to the “Well I never, never,
never” part, he’s obviously feeling something. He wasn’t enough of an actor to fake it.

“He is completely convincing,” Marcus writes in Mystery Train, adding, “When he smashes through the
contradictions of his career with such music, we have Elvis at his greatest.”

The other song selected for these sessions that was sure to get Elvis’ grits boiling was “Only The Strong
Survive,” a muscular soul tune with a driving chorus bass line. The lyrics are filled with advice from a mother
to her heartbroken son, and in the spoken-word intro, Elvis sets up the pep talk he’s about to relay.

“I remember my first love affair,” he says, as female backup singers repeat the keywords “I remember.”
“Somehow or another the whole darn thing went wrong. My mama had some great advice, so I thought I’d put
it into words of this song… ”

Even in ’69, more than a decade after Elvis had lost his mother, Gladys, those lines must have given him
pause. He’d grown up a hardcore mama’s boy, calling Gladys “baby” and reportedly sharing a bed with her
into his early teens. When she died in 1958, he was inconsolable.

“You cannot mistake the personal resonance that Elvis finds in the song,” writes Peter Guralnick in Careless
Love: The Unmaking Of Elvis Presley, the second installment of his definitive two-volume Presley biography.
In Guralnick’s opinion, the track ranks up there with “Suspicious Minds” and “In The Ghetto” and “represents
perhaps the most finely crafted achievement of the American sessions.”

In addition to marking what Guralnick calls “the birth of a new hybrid style” of country-soul music, “Only The
Strong Survive” plays into Elvis’ weird, mystical back-story, adding an element of Oedipal intrigue that
certainly isn’t needed to appreciate the album but can’t be dismissed, not when we’re talking about one of the
most overanalyzed figures to ever walk the earth.

Elvis’ legend persists because you can read so much into his story. He’s Christ, Icarus, Superman, the
manifestation of the American dream, and the ultimate cautionary tale—all of those things plus whatever else
anyone with a thesis and a keyboard cares to make the case for. As with any major historical figure (Lincoln,
Hitler, JFK, etc.), Presley’s life is no longer bound by facts.

Except, maybe, when it comes to music. Whatever the Presley saga becomes 500 or 1,000 years from now, it’
ll be a way-gone tall tale with only a passing resemblance to the one Guralnick or anyone else has told. But
From Elvis In Memphis will still provide the best single-disc reminder of why anyone bothers to push the story
February 02, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / A.V. Club
If like us, you've not seen much about this NEW album on other sites you have to ask WHY?, We urge fans to
take note of the news on other websites and if you don't see anything about
'Elvis The New Recordings' then
let them know about it.

We've lost count at the amount of public domain album releases that have come out ever since 2004, most of
which contain the same old versions and no imagination what-so-ever. And then there's the few that stand
out by being more adventurous and original.

"ELVIS THE NEW RECORDINGS" is one of those more adventurous and original album releases, and I'm so
pleased to say, something more special than any independent record label has produced. This is NOT an
album produced in someone's bedroom, this is produced by a number one hit making producer using some
of the most talented session players from the music scene.

Here is what one of our listeners said who bought the album after hearing the World Premier of this album
played on Elvis Express Radio.

Paul from Greenlawn, New York, USA said -
"I just got the new CD "Elvis The New Recordings", What a
gem. From a jazzy ''
So Glad You're Mine'' to a lengthened and gorgeous ''In My Way'', it is a pleasure to
listen to.

I would never have believed that two of my favorites songs could be improved, but they are.
Thats Part Of You
" and "Starting Today" are even more poignant with the added instruments, but the
perfection of the originals remain.

What a good job these guys have done! They have talent and respect Elvis. This is indeed  a masterpiece,
miles away from too many of these techno remixes we are subjected to."

The album has 26 re-worked tracks and sound and feel so good that they are not so much like new
recordings but in fact could be alternate mixes produced in the 60s being released for the first time.

ELVIS The New Recordings is a must have CD to hear some truly beautiful music. Hear songs like 'Soldier
which remains as we know it except now with the addition of a fantastic sax backing and the Jordanaires
taken out of the mix and so much more to hear on this superb album which brings us 26 throughly enjoyable
new recordings which enhance

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February 02, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
Today is the day that we see Elvis Presley's Aircraft, 'The Lisa Marie' and 'The Hound Dog 2' sold to the
highest bidder and with the future of these planes in doubt, many fans have shared their anger with the
whole issue though our show. Here, we wanted to share one of those voices with you

Linda from Texas, U.S.A wrote ...
"This situation with the planes is so sad, but it's just the latest and most
obvious move made by the powers that be. I've watched for years the direction EPE,and all those involved,
are going with all things Elvis & in my opinion they see that those of us that make up the original fan base are
ageing - dying off. so they, for the last 10 yrs or so, have been slowly gearing everything for the younger set
and pushing us, the die-hard original fans, aside.

I believe their aim is to move away from Elvis being the attraction and to make the area around the house
into an amusement park, like Dollywood, Disneyland, and the like.

What is so heartbreaking, to me, is that Elvis alone was always enough to attract people to Memphis and his
home, and always will be. He will continue to attract loyal Elvis people to the place he loved forever, because
his presence is so strong in that place.

The problem is Priscilla, EPE, etc, have never understood the LOVE and LOYALTY the fans have, and whats
worse, is that they never cared for them, its only been about the money - we're FREAKS to them. If Elvis is
the one marketed to the public, the people will continue to come and the loyalty will continue, because Elvis is
still....well....still Elvis!

It's unexplainable to those that don't get it, market Elvis to the young and it will continue as it always has.
Roller coasters and the like is not the way to insure your families income, Priscilla. And talking to me and the
other fans, as you've been doing in your posts, like we're ignorant of what you're doing isn't the way either.

I'll continue to come to Memphis every year, just to be where Elvis was.but, for the foreseeable future, you've
made your last dime off this die hard Elvis Fan. Thank you, Lee & Joe, for all you do and for the opportunity
to state my case.
February 02, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio
The 2015, 3-CD compilation "Elvis 80" has dropped from 15 to 19 on the German Album charts this week,
while the
"ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" falls off the charts after it's return to the German chart last week.

Over in Austria,
“Elvis 80” dropped from 6 to 13 on their Album chart. And also, the worldwide smash hit
“ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation has dropped off the Album chart.

On the Swiss Album chart
“Elvis 80” dropped from 18 to 36 while “ELV1S 30 #1 Hits” compilation dropped
off the Album chart.  The CD/DVD set
“Love Me Tender” from the MCP Sound & Media budget-label is a
new entry at 98.

Then climbing up the Italian Album Chart is
“The Real… Elvis 60's Collection” a 3 CD budget compilation
from Sony has jumped from 80 to 67 on their charts.

And finally, the compilation
“The Essential Elvis Presley” fell off the Dutch Mud-price Album chart.
February 01, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Day By Day
FEBRUARY 2nd 2015



Hot on the heals of the recent release of “Such A Night: Rockin' In The Early 60s’” the Vee-Tone Records
label will next release, “Love Me - The British HMV Singles '56 - '57” a 12" vinyl album bringing together in
chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British His Masters Voice singles
released between March 1956 and March 1957. This limited edition of only 500 copies comes in a 180g
audiophile vinyl format.

When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis,
to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course
of popular music worldwide.  Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before
being moved by British Decca over to RCA/RCA Victor in 1958.  LOVE ME – The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’
57, charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in Britain.  Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the
now legendary RCA ’56 sessions, 16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!

Side A
1. Heartbreak Hotel HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78)
2. I Was The One HMV 7M 385 (45) / Pop 182 (78)
3. Blue Suede Shoes HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78)
4. Tutti Frutti HMV 7M 405 (45) / Pop 213 (78)
5. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78)
6. My Baby Left Me HMV 7M 424 (45) / Pop 235 (78)
7. Hound Dog HMV POP 249
8. Don't Be Cruel HMV POP 249

Side B
1. Blue Moon HMV POP 272(45 & 78)
2. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine HMV POP 272 (45 & 78)
3. Love Me Tender HMV POP 253 (45 & 78)
4. Any Way You Want Me HMV POP 253 (45 & 78)
5. Mystery Train HMV POP 295 (45 & 78)
6. Love Me HMV POP 295 (45 & 78)
7. Rip It Up HMV POP 305 (45 & 78)
8. Baby, Let's Play House HMV POP 305 (45 & 78)
February 01, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Day By Day
Back in 2001, I visited Elvis Presley's Circle G ranch which was then, being used as a flower shop. The rest
of the ranch was pretty much overgrown and tatty. The brick BBQ with the EP initials was beginning to be
pulled apart by souvenir hunters, this BBQ is all but destroyed now thanks to fans breaking it up over the
years and stealing brick by brick for their collections.

It looked like the Circle G ranch was going to crumble into the ground and then five years ago a wonderful
fan by the name of Lesley Pilling, took up the challenge to save the ranch and started The Circle G

Well, after a long haul and battles, Lesley Pilling writes the following....

The Circle G Foundation is very proud that we’ve achieved what we set out to do when we began our
campaign in 2010.

• We have raised awareness of how important it is to secure the future of the Circle G Ranch.
• We have energized Elvis fans around the world and thousands of fans have united behind our cause.
• Our efforts secured a buyer for the ranch – without our efforts it’s very unlikely they would have appreciated
the ranch’s significance or potential.
• Our Vision for the ranch is the bedrock on which their plans for the ranch are built.
• We have continued Elvis’ charitable and humanitarian legacy by donating to charity and raising awareness
of good causes around the world.

We are justifiably proud of what we’ve achieved – and we thank you for your fantastic support over the last
four and a half years

The new owners of the ranch (Real Estate International Inc) are not Elvis fans – they may appreciate his
achievements but they are not ‘fans’. For twelve months prior to them purchasing the ranch we, the Circle G
Foundation, worked extremely hard to help them understand the intricacies of the ‘Elvis world’; we supplied
them with an enormous amount of information and ideas to help them make their project a success. And we
have continued to provide them with information, ideas and contacts since they became the owners of The
Circle G.

We asked for no reward other than to see the ranch brought back to life and the ‘Elvis elements’ preserved
and protected and his legacy celebrated there.

We did hope that we would be given the opportunity to continue our involvement, in a small way – giving Elvis
fans a voice and acting as a willing conduit to the Elvis world. Sadly, over the last eight months it has become
very clear (by word and deed) that this will not happen. Our offers of help have been refused and we have
been distanced.

We have continued valiantly for several months in the hope that the situation would improve. Unfortunately
this has not happened and events at the beginning of January have made this clearer than ever; our position
has become untenable. We feel used and abused; and so we have taken the difficult decision to dissolve
The Circle G Foundation.

Due to these circumstances we are unable to continue our efforts to provide a Historic Marker for the ranch.
We are very, very sad about this – we hope that the new owners will include this in their plans for the ranch.
Money donated to The Circle G Foundation will be given to charity at the beginning of February 2015 and will
be given in Elvis’ name. Details of the recipients of our donation will be posted on Facebook and on our

We wish Real Estate International Inc and their associates every success in their venture and like Elvis fans
all around the world we will be closely watching their progress; we, more than most, want to see the ranch
flourish but it is time for us to pass the baton to them and we sincerely hope that they’ll make good their
promises and that they prove themselves worthy of their link with Elvis and his legacy – he deserves nothing
but the best.

We hope that REI and their associates do not lose sight of the importance of the involvement of Elvis’
wonderful fans in all this - and that the fans are embraced, valued and respected.

Every one of us here at The Circle G Foundation is deeply indebted to all our supporters. Without YOU we
could not have achieved what we have .
And we’re sure if Elvis is looking down he’ll be very proud of all of you – Elvis’ fans really are the greatest.

In closing we’d like to quote Elvis – it seems fitting ...... “May God Bless you – Adios”. The Circle G
Foundation. .
February 01, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / The Circle G Foundation

Calculated by the amount of weeks on the chart for both Singles and Albums combined. One point is gained
for each week an album/or single appears in the Top 75:

1. Elvis – 2636 weeks (1302 weeks for singles) (1334 weeks for albums)
2. Cliff Richard – 2033 weeks (1177 weeks for singles) (856 weeks for albums)
3. Michael Jackson – 1906 weeks (686 weeks for singles) (1220 weeks for albums)
4. The Beatles – 1832 (461 weeks for singles) (1371 weeks for albums)
5. Queen – 1823 weeks (439 weeks for singles) (1384 weeks for albums)
6. Madonna – 1822 (736 weeks for singles) (1086 weeks for albums)
7. Elton John – 1670 weeks (649 weeks for singles) (1021 weeks for albums)
8. Rod Stewart – 1590 weeks (476 weeks for singles) (1114 weeks for albums)
9. U2 – 1445 weeks (363 weeks for singles) (1082 weeks for albums)
10. David Bowie – 1419 weeks (459 weeks for singles) (960 weeks for albums)

21 No.1’s
76 Top 10’s
140 Top 40’s
165 Top 75’s
80 weeks at No.1
386 weeks in Top 10
1062 weeks in Top 40
1302 weeks in Top 75

11 No.1’s
49 Top 10’s
92 Top 40’s
118 Top 75’s
63 weeks at No.1
523 weeks in Top 10
1004 weeks in Top 40
1334 weeks in Top 75
February 20, 2015 - Elvis Express Radio / Brian Quinn