May 31 - European (Illegal Roots) Releases

SONY released the eight original soundtrack budget albums in the U.K. and Japan. These albums were released in the U.S. in January this year and on June 4th in Germany.


The titles are "Roustabout", "G.I. Blues", "Viva Las Vegas", "Girls! Girls! Girls!", "Frankie And Johnny", "Girl Happy", "Clambake" and "Fun In Acapulco".


Faded Love


The Straight Arrow import release "Faded Love", featuring the infamous February 15th, 1973 Dinner show, and the Victrola import release "Our memories of Elvis Volume 1 And 2" were released.


The Travel Log – In Search of Colonel Parker



The Belgian/ Dutch ElvisMatters fan club announced the release of a new book on Colonel Parker entitled "The Travel Log – In Search of Colonel Parker". All the documents, letters, cards, and what have you that the Colonel sent his Family are included in the book. This gives an unique view on the “Dutch” side of Elvis’s manager through the travel-log as that was kept by the brother of The Colonel who had discovered his new identity and came to visit ‘The Colonel’ in 1961, documents and pictures.

The book comes with a record by Ad van Kuijk Sr. – the Colonel’s brother – who recorded a spoken message that he recorded on a 78 rpm disc and sent to his Family in Holland. The presentation is done in the birthplace of The Colonel - Breda - with an exhibition by the Dutch artist Ton van Herwaarde.



The U.K.'s Top 60 Best Selling Singles Of The Sixties


The Official Charts Company in the U.K. compiled the Top 60 Best selling singles of the sixties based on their sales data. Elvis Presley is listed 1 time in the Top 10 and has three other listings in this chart. The chart was broadcasted by the BBC.

01. The Beatles — She Loves You
02. The Beatles — I Want To Hold Your Hand
03. Ken Dodd — Tears
04. The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
05. The Beatles — I Feel Fine




06. The Seekers — The Carnival Is Over 
07. The Beatles — We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
08. Engelbert Humperdinck — Release Me

09. Elvis Presley — It's Now Or Never
10. Tom Jones — Green Green Grass Of Home

37. Elvis Presley — Are You Lonesome Tonight? 
47. Elvis Presley — Wooden Heart 
58. Elvis Presley — Surrender 


(Source: ElvisMatters / Elvis Presley Gesellschaft / ElvisNews / Elvis Unlimited / For Elvis CD Collector's)
















   

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