Graceland - Nr. 270: März / April 2023


Nummer 270Nummer 270Die Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e. V. veröffentlichte dieser Tage die 270. Ausgabe ihres Mitgliedermagazins "Graceland" und dieses ist derzeit an die Mitglieder unterwegs.


- FTD-CD "From Louisiana And Memphis"
- Röntgen Schallplatten
- FTD-DLP "Standing Room Only"
- Elvis´ 26. Spielfim unter der Lupe: "Stay Away Joe"
- Elvis in Nashville
- Who Are You? "Bill Porter"

Quelle: Elvis-Presley-Gesellschaft.De

Elvis - The King Of Rock ´n´ Roll


Mit dem Untertitel "Historien Om Hans Uppgang Och Fall" ("Die Geschichte von seinem Aufstieg und Fall") erscheint am 05.06.2023 in Schweden das 109 Seiten umfassende Magazin "Elvis - The King Of Rock ´n´ Roll" und ist der Band 9 aus der Serie "Bokasin Fokus Special".

Quelle: TidSam.Se | ElvisDayByDay.Com

Elvis Presley: Things You Didn't Know Or Had Forgotten


ISBN: 9798388594365ISBN: 9798388594365Von T. G. Patching kommt das am 06.04.2023 erscheinende Buch "Elvis Presley: Things You Didn't Know Or Had Forgotten" einmal als Hardcover mit 99 Seiten und als Softcover mit 109 Seiten.

Ankündigung des Verlages:'
"Elvis Presley, known as the "King of Rock and Roll," was one of the most influential and popular musicians of the 20th century. His legacy as a cultural icon has been immortalized in numerous biographies, documentaries, and hagiographies that celebrate his life and impact.

This book explores all parts of the Elvis story, from his personal struggles to his great success. It includes many stories and information you won't know, have forgotten, or maybe want to forget.

Included is important information about Elvis's life, music, films and live performances, as well as information not usually included in books about him such as why he didn't make a Christmas film, the highest and lowest notes Elvis sang, his pet chimpanzee Scatter, conspiracy theories, and a lot more."

Quelle: Verschiedene

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Vintage Rock (No. 62)


In der 62. Ausgabe des englischen Magazins "Vintage Rock" steht neben Fats Domino auch Elvis mit dem Artikel "Life In The Army: For Private Presley" im Mittelpunkt.

Weitere Themen:
- Carl Perkins: His Columbia Years Reappraised
- Joe Meek: Inside The Must-See
- Allan Clarke: "Buddy Holly Inspires Me Through His Guitar!"
u. v. m.

Quelle: VintageRockMag.Com

Elvis: The King Of Rock And Roll (Book 1: The Crowing Of A King)


Frank R. D'Onofrio ("Elvis Presley: The King Of Rock And Roll") veröffentlicht das 331 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis: The King Of Rock And Roll (Book 1:  The Crowing Of A King)" und dieses wird mit folgenden Worten angekündigt:

"Did you see the Laz Buhrmann movie "Elvis"? This Book focuses on things the film should have addressed. It answers the question, Is Elvis, The King of Rock & Roll? Yes, he is! 

There is no reason for debate, it is a fact, without Elvis, there could be no Rock and Roll music as we know it. Elvis' impact on culture, music and the societal implications point to something no one has ever considered. Who else could have done it?

Why is Elvis: The King of Rock & Roll? The distinction becomes more blurred by only looking at the definition from today's perspective. History was never meant to be told from today's perspective. It must be experienced in the context of the time it happened. You cannot decide based on "Elvis the end result."

Talking about this 60 years later illustrates a culture seeking to rewrite the history of what happened. Believing people at the time should have today's perspective and could do it better. Why Elvis was given, the title harbors fierce debate, and racial tensons. Some take it personally, believing he should not have it and never earned it. This book seeks to end the debate once and for all. Starting with the premise: Music /artists of the time bear little resemblance to the music/artists playing today. After Elvis stepped into the future on July 5th, 1954, accidentally singing "That's Allright Mama." everything changed.

Elvis "The End Result" happened after his coronation on September 9th, 1956. Prior to that, Rock and Roll did not exist. Elvis sold America Rock and Roll Music. He started in 1954. The answer is in the facts of what happened between 1954 - 1956.

It is why John Lennon said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing."; Leonard Bernstein said: "Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything, music, language, clothes; it's a whole new social revolution – the '60s comes from it."

Elvis Presley unwittingly altered a trajectory of history in a single moment the night of July 5th, 1954. Igniting a spark and starting a firestorm. This Book illustrates what happened. Steps Elvis Presley took to move from obscurity and poverty to superstardom. This could never be explained in today's context or terms.1954 is different compared to today. Destiny was no accident! The world was a different place.

The firestorm Elvis caused, transformed the definition of what popular music represented. Elvis went on to transform the music/entertainment industry landscape; along with it, changed our culture. He transformed the world, and how we see one another. Elvis and Rock and Roll Music became a catalyst for change. My objective: place the reader in the shoes of a young 19-Year-old Truck driver from Memphis. Recreating and describing people and moments defining a young Elvis. His audition failing, the moment, he and Rock and Roll Music became his destiny.

The Baz Luhrmann film "Elvis" was an important, Like Elvis himself, it was an exciting visual and musical film experience. But it left out his whole story. The people and environment that defined him. The initial stir was not Elvis' shaking. That came a year later. It was THE MUSIC he created causing a revolution. People reacted initially to his music. His effect on music and pop culture occurred before the world had ever seen him perform!

The film focused only on Elvis' physical attributes, leaving out his contribution of creating Rock and Roll music experience. Not showing his true genius as the man who virtually transformed Rhythm and Blues into Rock and Roll. With Television catapulting him to international stardom.

Within two years, Elvis went from the brink of a failed audition to the largest-selling recording artist in the world. He sold Rock and Roll Music to mainstream America. This is Elvis' journey from local Truck driver to his coronation as The King of Rock and Roll. I Hope you will experience the journey again with me as your guide."

Quelle: ElvisDayByDay.Com

Elvis Remembered: Intimate Interviews From The Elvis International Archives, With The People Who Knew Him Best


ISBN: 0228104505ISBN: 0228104505Von Shelly Powers erscheint am 07.10.2023 bei "Firefly Books" das 240 Seiten starke Buch "Elvis Remembered: Intimate Interviews From The Elvis International Archives, With The People Who Knew Him Best". Es wird 300 s/w- bzw. Farbfotos enthalten und wird wie folgt angekündigt:

"When Shelly Powers was 7, she told her mother that she'd marry Elvis Presley when she grew up. She did -- though he was an impersonator, a tribute artist she met in Las Vegas.

But over her 12 years living in Vegas, she joined an Elvis fan club. After a few Elvis conventions she met Presley's personal photographer, Ed Bonja, and with him made her first Elvis Interview.

What started as one interview became many more, and with them many more friendships with people in Elvis' circle. Each of the 11 of Elvis' intimates interviewed here has a good story to tell. Each is accompanied by period photographs of Elvis and the friend, movie posters, concert memorabilia, and unusual memories that every fan or Elvis will want to read.

Interviewees include:

  • Ed Bonja Tour manager and official photographer 1970-77
    Cynthia Pepper Co-star in the movie "Kissin' Cousins"
  • Darleen Thompkins Worked with Elvis on "Blue Hawaii" and remained close till his death
  • Patti Perry Met Elvis when she was 17 and only female member of "Memphis Mafia"
  • Myrna Smith Elvis backing singer 1969-77
  • Joe (Diamond Joe) Esposito Lifelong friend, body guard and best man when Elvis married Priscilla
  • Sonny West Lifelong friend of Elvis and bodyguard
  • Jerry Schilling Lifelong friend and managed the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Lisa Marie Presley
  • Larry Geller Spiritual advisor and personal hair stylist. Shaped Elvis' look
  • Jimmy Velvet Friend for 20 years and ran an Elvis memorabilia museum in Memphis.

Packed with remarkable photographs, this will be a memorable fans' resource and enjoyable reading for anyone."

Quelle: FireFlyBooks.Com | ElvisDayByDay.Com


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