January 15 - A Little Thing Called Life

After years, or decades, of waiting Elvis' most-supportive girlfriend Linda Thompson has announced that her auto-biography "A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis's Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between" will be published by Dey Street books in hardcover on May 3, 2016.

Linda Thompson has led such an amazing life, over fours years with Elvis Presley and then of course marriage to Olympian Bruce Jenner - now Caitlyn - as well as producer David Foster that the book is guaranteed to be packed with stories that watchers of mainstream media will find fascinating. The book is 304 pages - the final details including the cover page have yet to be confirmed.


Dan Haggerty Died


Dan Haggerty, the bearded star of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, died Friday after battling cancer. The actor was 74. He held a non-speaking role in Elvis Presley's “Girl Happy”.



He was diagnosed with cancer of the spine in August of 2015. He died at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California, surrounded by family, according to his manager, Terry Bomar.

UK Charts


On the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart for 15th January 2016 "If I Can Dream remains steady at #2 (33,165 copies sold) with David Bowie's "Blackstar" taking the top spot one week after his death with 146,168 copies sold. At #69 "EL1S 30 #1 Hits". Total Sales To Date for 'If I Can Dream'  954,241 units. 45,759 units to reach the 1 million figure. It has now beaten 'Pot Luck' for consecutive weeks in the UK Top 3 Album Chart with eleven weeks. 'Pot Luck' had ten (1962).


Other entries on the UK Charts for the week ending January 15, 2016:


'If I Can Dream' drops from 1 to 2 on the Physical Album Chart; re-enters the Vinyl Album Chart at 3; drops from 13 to 35 on the Download Album Chart; drops from 2 to 3 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from 83 to 96 on the Album Streaming Chart.


The single “If I Can Dream / Bridge Over Troubled Water” dropped from #7 to #22 on the Official UK Vinyl Singles chart.

  • 'Elvis' 30 No.1 Hits' drops from 57 to 64 on the Album Download Chart; rises from 73 to 71 on the Album Sales Chart; drops from 82 to 91 on the Album Streaming Chart and drops from 94 to 95 on the Physical Album Chart.
  • 'Artist Of The Century' drops from 72 to 83 on the Album Streaming Chart.
  • 'I Am An Elvis Fan' drops from 92 to 98 on the Album Streaming Chart.
  • 'The Elvis Collection' rises from 44 to 31 on the Music Video Chart.
  • 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll' rises from 47 to 41 on the Music Video Chart.
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 1 to 2 on the Scottish Album Chart.
  • 'Elvis' 30 No.1 Hits' rises from 80 to 58 on the Scottish Album Chart.
  • The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped off the UK Music DVD chart.
  • The 6 DVD box "The Elvis Collection" dropped from #31 to #34 on the UK Music DVD chart
European Charts

  • The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #7 to #5 on the Irish Album chart.
  • The "If I Can Dream" CD dropped off the Austrian Album chart
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" dropped from #59 to #61 on the Belgian Album chart.
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" dropped from #79 to #93 on the Spanish Album chart.
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" re-entered the German Album charts at #81. 
  • The 2 CD set "The 50 Greatest Hits" re-enterd the Swiss Album charts at #80. 
  • The 3 CD set "Elvis 80" dropped off the Swiss Album chart.
  • The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #6 to #5 on the Global Album chart. 
    Australian Chart
    • The "If I Can Dream" CD remained steady at #5 on the Australian Album chart. 
    • The DVD "The King Of Rock’n’Roll" re-entered the Australian Music DVD chart at #29. 
    New Vinyl

    Due from Disconforme on February 22, 2016 is “Good Rockin' Tonight”. Due from Sony Legacy on March 16, 2016 is the 2 disc vinyl re-issue of “The Essential Elvis”.


    (Source: Elvis Information Network / Brian Quinn / Amazon / ACharts / The King's World / ET Online)

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