January 31 - Elvis Drops, Award For Side-man

Released by the Swedish Expressen Newspaper and Sony Music Sweden is volume four in the "100% Elvis" series entitled "Country"


The CD "Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977" drops to #20 in its third week on the Australian albums chart. The album will be re-promoted approaching and during August and in the run up to Christmas.

On the ARIA Music DVD Chart the Elvis The King Of Rock 'N' Roll is #25 (from #21) this week with a total of 90 weeks on the chart and a peak of #4 and is 2 x Platinum. The single disc version of the '68 Comeback Special dropped off the chart.



Harold Bradley Receives Grammy Award

Harold Bradley, former studio side-man of Elvis Presley and one of the most recorded guitar players in history, received an Trustees Award, in the special merit catagory of the Grammy Academy.  Harold Bradley recorded with Elvis from 1962 to 1967 on albums like "His Hand In Mine", "Pot Luck" and soundtracks like ''Kissin' Cousins," "Clambake," "Stay Away Joe" and "Spinout". Harold has been a Nashville session musician for over 50 years.

On working with Elvis Presley he said: "He was such a nice guy to work with. He was a quick study. He'd go over and play the demo acetate and listen to a bunch of them. When he finally found one he liked, by the time he walked from there back over to the mike, it seemed like he knew the song."

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