April 10 - Vernon 104

Vernon Presley was born 104 years ago, April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Mississippi. Today marks - what would have been - his 104th birthday. 

(Source: Graceland)

April 09 - Elvis 1956 September 9 - First Ed Sullivan Show

Paul Belard announced his new book 'Elvis 1956 September 9 - First Ed Sullivan Show'.

On the Elvis Information Network you can read a new review of Paul Belard latest book 'Elvis March 7 to March 31' on the 25 days following Elvis’ discharge from the Army up to and including his important appearance on the Frank Sinatra Timex 'Welcome Home Elvis'; TV Special.

>>> Read the review.

(Source: Paul Belard / Elvis Information Network)

April 07 - Home Is Where The Heart Is

The Danish Memphis Mansion announced the release of a special picture disc entitled ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ to support the mansion in these hard times. Additional tracks will be announced later. 

There are three packages available: you can buy just the picture disc, the picture disc with your name on a poster which will 

Package 1: you get the picture disc and support Memphis Mansion.

Package 2:  you get your picture on the disc, your name in the booklet, and your name on a poster in the Memphis Mansion museum to remind us off your support. 

Package 3:  your picture on the disc, the vinyl, your name in the booklet and on a poster in the Memphis Mansion museum to remind us off your support. 

For more information visit the >>> Memphis Mansion website. 

Happy Birthday 

Billy Smith, Elvis Presley's cousin and member of the former Memphis Mafia, celebrated his 77th birthday.

(Source: Memphis Mansion / Memphis Mafia Facebook)

Get The Latest Elvis Presley Releases

It is hard to keep up with all the new Elvis Presley releases, the Follow that Dream and fa-club releases have not even been listed here ...

                                                                   

April 06 - James Drury and Guy Harries Died

James Drury, died today of natural causes. He was 85. Drury supported Elvis Presley in his  movie debut ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956). He played Elvis’s brother, Ray Reno. 

James Drury, is best remembered as the stolid, black-hatted title character of the long-running NBC western 'The Virginian.' 

Guy Harris Died


Birthplace Historian and Elvis's childhood friend Guy Harris passed away last night. He was 81. His mother delivered Elvis when he was born in a shotgun shack on 8 January 1935.

(Source: Hollywood Reporter / Elvis Presley Birthplace / Elvis Phoenix Forum)

April 04 - Rockin’ Danish Vinyl

The Memphis Mansion Record label released the 5-EP set ‘Rockin’ Presley’, the only Danish EP produced in Denmark. The set of five colored vinyl EPs - red, purple, pink, blue and clear vinyl - is limited to 100 numbered copies. 

Also released are black and 'gold' singles of 'My Happiness' and 'I'll Never Stand In Your Way'.

The sets is available on-line from the >>> Memphis Mansion webshop.

Auction Results

The results of 'the Gotta Have Rock & Roll 'Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction March 2020':

‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’  Film used Harmony Mahogany acoustic guitar: US$48,945.
‘Viva Las Vegas’ film used Guitar: US$10,000 (estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000)
Elvis Presley owned and worn Diamond and Sapphire 14kt Gold Ring US$2,000 (estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000)
Elvis Presley owned and worn IC Costume Co. print shirt: US$2,000 (estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000)
Elvis Presley owned and worn Lee County Chief Deputy Badge: US$2,000 (estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000)
Stage used custom Shure Microphone: US$4,290.
Stage used custom Electro Voice Microphone: US$5,711.


The other personal items like clothing, (rare) records and a strain of hair did not sell. 

(Source: Memphis Mansion / Gotta have Rock and Roll)





April 04 - Charts April 2020 Week 1

The weekly Elvis Presley global chart update. A steady week in the US with only one album on four charts.In the United Kingdom The King jumps up higher in the album charts.
  • Billboard Top 200 chart: ‘The Essential Elvis’ climbed from #172 to #159.
  • Billboard Catalog Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis’ re-entry #43. 
  • Billboard Top Rock Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis’ climbed from #26 to #19.
  • Billboard Top Country Album chart: ‘The Essential Elvis’ dropped from #16 to #20. 
Official UK Charts:

  • Official UK Album chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ climbed from #72 to #55.
  • Official UK Streaming Album chart: ‘The 50 Greatest Hits’ climbed from #60 to #48.
  • Official UK Music DV chart: ‘The Elvis Collection’ dropped from #22 to #23.
(Source: UK Mix / Billboard / Official Chart Company)