Analogue Productions released the classic album "Elvis Is Back" as a double album on vinyl. To improve the quality of the audio the music was remastered and the album plays at 45 RPM (180gr Vinyl).
Sweet Inspiration singer Myrna Smith has been released from the hospital. She had rested a lot the past few dats, felt great and is looking foreward to perform again. The shows with Dennis Jale will go on as planned.
Elvis Presley Enterprises parent company CKx Inc. released its annual report Tuesday, which showed a 34.6 percent increase in Presley royalties and licensing revenue. The Presley business segment of CKx brought in $24.473 million in royalties and licensing revenue in 2009, compared to $18.186 million in 2008. Attendance at Elvis’ Memphis home was also up in 2009. 542,728 people went to Graceland in 2009, a 1.2 percent increase compared to 536,196 in 2008. CKx also noted in the report that its planned, $250 million redevelopment initiative for Graceland would need some retooling. “The company has determined that there is a strong likelihood that the original preliminary design plans may require significant modifications or abandonment for a redesign due to the current economic conditions and a lack of certainty as to exact scope, cost, financing plan and timing of this project,” according to the report.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2010
The 2010 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony took place last night at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City. In the non-performer category, record mogul David Geffen was inducted, along with the following legendary songwriters:
• Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
• Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry
• Jesse Stone
• Mort Shuman
• Otis Blackwell.
The songwriters were all inducted by Carole King. Their songs were sung by the likes of Chris Isaak (”Don’t Be Cruel” by Blackwell), Eric Burdon (”We Gotta Get Out of This Place” by Mann/Weil) and Ronnie Spector (”Be My Baby” by Barry/Greenwich).
ELVIS75 Promo CD
The Dutch Elvis For Everyone fanclub announced a promotional CD for their May 22th. fanclub event.