May 26 - Paul, Better Than Ever

The VV import label released the vinyl / CD set "Elvis - Better Than Ever" on a double LP and CD. The set contains a soundboard recording of of the January 26, 1970 Opening  Show  on vinyl and an audience-recording of the February 28, 1970 Afternoon Show as recorded in Houston on the silver disc. 

Content of the LP:
Side A: Opening Vamp - All Shook Up - That’s All Right - Proud Mary - Don’t Cry Daddy - Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel
Side B: Long Tall Sally - Let It Be Me - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto
Side C: True Love Travels On A Gravel Road -  Sweet Caroline - Polk Salad Annie
Side D: Introductions - Kentucky Rain - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Content of the CD:
Intro - All Shook Up - I Got A Woman - Long Tall Sally - Don’t Cry Daddy - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Kentucky Rain - Release Me - Walk A Mile In My Shoes / In The Ghetto - I Can’t Stop Loving You - Polk Salad Annie - Band Introductions - Suspicious Minds - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Love Me Tender (instrumental).

A Guitar Pick For Elvis

Paul McCartney made his first visit to the one-time home of the King of Rock 'N' Roll and left a gift behind. According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play in heaven."

The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland, the Memphis mansion, on Sunday. He was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his "Out There" tour. The show at FedExForum marked McCartney's first visit to the Bluff City in two decades.

Elvis and The Beatles actually met in 1965 in LA at Elvis' house after a music journalist with links to both the Beatles and Elvis organised it. When the Fab Four were ushered before The King they were so overawed that at first none of them could think of anything to say.

It was Elvis who broke the ice. ‘Well, if you guys are just gonna sit there and stare at me all night, I’m going to bed,’ he said, before calling for guitars to be passed around for a jam session.

Elvis was a huge influence on both McCartney and John Lennon. The emergence of Elvis’s first British single Heartbreak Hotel in 1956 had led the schoolboy Lennon to form his own group, the Quarrymen.
McCartney had been similarly obsessed, and all through their years playing in 

Liverpool’s Cavern Club and in Hamburg, The Beatles had included more than a dozen Elvis songs in their repertoire.

(Source: FECC / FECC / Stamford Advocate / Elvis Information Network)

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