Elvis News from around the world
Young Elvis Presley had become a phenomenon, and in the fall of 1956, the New York Daily Mirror decided it was time to give him a serious look. And so in early September, columnist Sidney Fields headed down to Memphis to gather material for a series of articles in the Mirror. He didn't get a chance to talk with Elvis, who was in Hollywood shooting Love Me Tender at the time, but Fields was able to get an extensive interview with Elvis' parents, who invited him into the Presley home.
Here are the top 10 songs as voted by Australian fans so far to form the tracklisting for the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD. Already we can see signs of fan favourite's coming through and that the double album release will be quite unique. An American Trilogy did not chart in Australia but is currently in the No. 1 spot, likewise, Little Egypt also did not chart and rounds out our sample at No. 10. Edge Of Reality was a unique Australian hit reaching number 2 in January 1969 and has so far been voted as the 4th most popular song.
Elvis Presley was an avid collector of guns. Here we have photos of some of those he owned, a video with more and links to relevant articles. View a Video : Elvis Presleys Gun Collection : (03:19).
Thirty years ago today, Elvis Presley's home was opened to the public and has now become the ultimate rock 'n' roll pilgrimage for music fans around the world. On June 7, 1982, around 3,000 fans paid the $5 admission fee for the opportunity to be the first to experience the place that the King of Rock 'n' Roll called home.
Sony Music Australia have begun an unprecedented online advertising campaign for the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD on Google, Facebook and YouTube. This continues on from radio promotions on stations, including 2CH 1170 Sydney, Magic 1278 Melbourne, 4BH 882 Brisbane and Cruise 1323 Adelaide. View YouTube screenshot.
We have just been informed that the FTD SUN Book and CD set, 'A Boy From Tupelo : The Complete 1953-55 Recordings' will weigh a whopping 5kg [10 Pounds] which alters both our cost in importing and posting out.