October 01 - A New Grave in the Meditation Garden

It appears that Lisa Marie's son Benjamin, who passed away July 12, 2020, will be laid to rest in the Meditation Garden at Graceland. No official announcement has been made yet.

(Source: Facebook)

September 30 - The Essential Works: 1954-1962

Diggers Factory announced the release of 'Elvis Presley: The Essential Works: 1954-1962' double LP  in their 'Masters of Rock' series with December 4rd 2020 as the release date. This double album comes on 140 Gr. vinyl and is limited to 700 copies. 

Side A: That's All Right / Mystery Train / Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes / Tutti Frutti / My Baby Left Me / Hound Dog.

Side B: Don't Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / So Glad You're Mine / All Shook Up / (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Jailhouse Rock / Baby I Don't Care / Doncha Think It Is Me.

Side C: King Creole / Trouble / Stuck On You / Fever / Such A Night / It's Now Or Never / Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Side D: Mess Of Blues / Tonight Is So Right For Love / Surrender / His Latest Flame / Little Sister / Can't Help Falling In Love / Night Rider / Return To Sender.

(Source: Diggers Factory)

September 29 - Elvis Argentina 1963 - 1969

Singer-songwriter Mac Davis has passed away, a day after reports of critical illness following heart surgery in Nashville. He was 78. 

In the late sixties, Davis's songwriting talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including 'In the Ghetto,' 'Memories,' and 'Don't Cry Daddy.' 

With Billy Strange he wrote 'Clean Up Your Own Backyard' and 'Charro'. His 1968 breakout smash for Presley, 'A Little Less Conversation,' also co-written with Billy Strange, became popular again after appearing in the 2001 film Ocean's 11 and in a remix by Dutch DJ Junkie XL (aka "JXL").

Priscilla Presley posted:

Friends of Mac Davis, including myself, are overwhelmed with grief on his passing yesterday. This was so unexpected and a shock to all of us. May you Rest In Peace, Mac. Thank you for your beautiful songs which will keep your spirit in our hearts, my dear friend. 😢

elvis@argentina 1963-1969

The book 'elvis@argentina 1963-1969' by Carlos R. Ares, originally announced last year, has a release date. The book should be out mid-november. The book is available for pre-order.  

From the press release

The book shows the impact of Elvis in Argentina between 1963 and 1969, his complete discography and filmography, press clippings, record releases and his film reviews.

In addition, John Kennedy’s assassination aftermath, Argentinean Rock in the 60s, magazines, promotional material, RCA label copies, and everything related to the aforementioned period in Argentina.

The book includes bonus repro of the ultra-rare 1963 advertisement from March 1963 promoting the 'Rubias, Morenas Y Pelirrojas' (It Happened At The World’s Fair) album.

The first 50 pre-orders are numbered and signed copies. For pre-order contact the author at: Elvis.Shop@gmail.com or through Facebook at "elvis.shop.argentina".

(Source: Carlos R. Ares / A Taste Of Country)

September 28 - Mac Davis Critically Ill

Mac Davis
, a music and television mainstay in the 1970s and beyond, is critically ill after heart surgery in Nashville. A note from his manager asks for prayers for the 78-year-old singer and hitmaker for Elvis Presley and more.

After writing songs such as "In the Ghetto" and "A Little Less Conversation" for Presley, Davis — born Morris Mac Davis in Lubbock, Texas — went on to enjoy a country crossover career with songs including "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" and "Stop and Smell the Roses." Much of his success on country radio came after he won the ACM Entertainer of the Year award in 1975. Billboard credits him with six Top 10 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart ("Hooked on Music" from 1981 charted the highest, at No. 2), but he had four Top 10 hits on the all-genre Hot 100 chart.

As impressive is Davis' television and film catalog. He starred in various TV specials and had his own show, The Mac Davis Show, from 1974 to 1976. He continued to pick up roles throughout the 1980s, '90s and early 2000s, appearing on shows such as King of the Hill, That '70s Show and Rodney, where he played star Rodney Carrington's father-in-law.

(Source: A Taste of Country / FECC)

September 27 - A Little Less Commercial

Toyota featured the Elvis vs. JXL remix of 'A Little Less Conversation' in the commercial for their Toyota Venza, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The slogan, “Let's Go Places”. The commercial was created by Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles (Media Agency).

"As a group of Toyota owners drive their Toyota Hybrids down an open highway, Toyota says today is the perfect day to get a powerful hybrid vehicle of your own".

(Source: FECC / iSpot)