NOW DECCA CLAIM FIVE FOR ELVISIn response to continuous inquiries and requests from hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, the Decca group have decided to claim officially the five outstanding Silver Discs to which he is entitled.
The records concerned are “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” “Wooden Heart,” “Surrender,” “Wild In The Country” and “His Latest Flame.”
Presley has already received Silver Discs for sales in excess of 250,000 each for “I Need Your Love Tonight,” “A Mess Of Blues” and “It’s Now Or Never” since DISC inaugurated the scheme and with these new awards now holds a total of eight – one behind the top Silver Disc winner, Cliff Richard.
As there is still much confusion surrounding the belated award of these five trophies, it must be pointed out that a Silver Disc can only be awarded by this paper upon receipt of an official notification from the record company concerned that the sales of the record by the artist involved have reached the quarter-million mark.
Presley disc sales are so phenomenally large that Decca deemed it rather superfluous to claim Silver Discs for each of his RCA singles.
However, due to the great interest expressed by Presley fans on the subject, Decca have now decided to claim our award for the five records named above.
In future Presley singles will be claimed for as soon as they qualify for the award.