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31 Dec 2010




RCA-Victor are planning a sensational new recording project following Elvis Presley’s departure for Army duties in Europe this week.

They have recorded the whole of the press conference which Elvis gave to more than a hundred reporters and cameramen in New York on Monday.

After editing it, RCA will rush it out – together with a specially recorded message from Elvis to his fans – as an EP in America and Britain.

The 40 minute conference held at the embarkation point at Brooklyn Army Terminal, was one of the most fantastic ever given by a singing star. Even the U.S. Army issued a hand-out!

In reply to reporter’s questions, Elvis spoke about his plans to visit London, Paris and Rome during his tour of duty in Europe and about his wish to “look up Brigitte Bardot.”

He also talked about rock ‘n’ roll and his ambition to become a successful actor when he returns to civilian life.

The day after the news conference, Elvis sailed in the U.S. navy transport “General Randall” for Bremerhaven, Germany. He is due to disembark there on October 1. The ship will not call at Southampton. Elvis is one of 1,300 trainees who are sailing as replacements for the 3rd Armoured Division in Europe.

Also coinciding with his arrival in Europe is the long-awaited British release of his latest album “Elvis’s Golden Records,” an LP including many of his biggest hits and four titles previously unreleased in England.

New Musical Express 1958


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