April 06 - 30 Million Dollars Can’t Be Wrong

An Andy Warhol painting of Elvis Presley is up for auction with an estimated price tag of around $30 million. "Double Elvis (Ferus Type)" depicts the hip-swiveling musician holding a revolver, as he appeared in the 1960 movie Western "Flaming Star." 
A ghostly duplicate image hovers in the background. The 1963 black-on-silver portrait is being auctioned by Christie's in New York on May 17, alongside Warhol's "Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr." One of a series of mug shot images created by Warhol for the 1964 New York World's Fair, it's also expected to fetch "in the region of $30 million," Christie's says. 

The portraits are on display at Christie's London showroom from Friday until Tuesday. Christie's chairman Alex Rotter said the paintings of Elvis are "very memorable and early examples of Warhol's profound understanding of fame."

Back in November 2014 the 'Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)' with three identical images of Elvis in the same gun-slinging pose sold for an astounding US$81.9m

They Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To. We Do


Coca-Cola plays up heritage in fresh ad campaign amid sluggish British sales and impending sugar tax. Coca-Cola is betting big on its 132-year-old recipe for a UK-wide campaign focused on the “original and authentic” taste of its flagship classic product as the brand faces both the challenge of putting the fizz back into sales and figuring out how to market smaller bottles at higher price points.

Launching April 6, 2018, the same day the UK government intends to impose a ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks companies, the brand’s ‘We Do’ campaign is centred around how Coca-Cola classic has kept the same recipe for 100 years (except from a 79-day recess in 1985). Coca-Cola’s new creative will run across OOH, print media and social. It depicts the brand’s unmistakable logo adjacent to an emblem of Elvis Presley, alongside the tagline: ‘They don’t make ‘em like they used to. We do.’ The spots are intended to show that despite the changing world around it, the drink has kept the same "authentic and original taste" since its inception in 1886.

DVD Re-issues


Due for release from Sofa Entertainment on August 25, 2018 are three Elvis Presley DVD set re-issues: “Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Performances”, “Elvis - The Great Performances” and “The 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows: Starring Elvis”. 

The 3 documentary films on 2 DVDs explore the rise, music, personality and presence of the man to be crowned The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. 

“Center Stage” captures Elvis’ undeniable physical appeal and unrivaled artistic brilliance. “The Man And His Music” offers glimpses into Elvis’ private life and the difficult realities of his unprecedented fame. “From The Waist Up”, narrated by U2’s Bono, follows Elvis’ remarkable trajectory to stardom. Performances include “Blue Suede Shows,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “My Happiness,” “All Shook Up” and “Return to Sender.” Bonus features include interviews with band members D.J. Fontana & Scotty Moore, Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, and fellow artists Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Just Elvis contains 13 performances from Elvis’ appearances on The Ed Sullivan between September 1956 and January 1957.  So explosive and radical were these performances that the network had to film ‘Elvis the Pelvis’’ final appearance, famously, from the waist up.


Three complete Ed Sullivan episodes packed on 2 DVDs feature Elvis Presley from September and October 1956 and January 1957. 13 performances from The King. Other guests include comedians Carol Burnett and Señor Wences, actor Charles Laughton, boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Special bonus material includes a home movie of a very early Elvis performance in Houston, Texas, Elvis and Ed remembered, and home movies of Elvis, Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie.

CD Re-Issues

Sony re-issued the 2003 4 CD set "Elvis - Close Up" featuring four important and key periods of Elvis Presley's incredible career. Fans will be delighted with the glimpse into Elvis' music making-making techniques. There are 89 songs by the King of Rock ‘N Roll.


Rare stereo masters from the ‘50s and outtakes from his first 4 post-Army films are also included. Hear the impressive and comprehensive outtakes from almost every Studio B session in Nashville. Finally, enjoy Elvis at the peak of his career in a complete, live concert recorded in San Antonio, Texas in 1972.

Import Releases Released


Three Elvis Presley import-releases from the Straight Arrow import-label have been released:"Elvis - He's The One In '71", "Rippin' It In Cincinnatti" and "Elvis - Philadelphia Freedom".

Tracks "Elvis - He's The One In '71": 
Orchestra Intro - Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - That’s All Right - I Got A Woman - Proud Mary - Sweet Caroline - Polk Salad Annie - Instrumental Intermezzo / Elvis Talks - Johnny B. Goode - It’s Impossible - Love Me - Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Blue Suede Shoes - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel - Suspicious Minds - Introductions Of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra - I’m Leavin’ - Introduction Of Ed Parker - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Can’t Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

Tracks "Rippin' It In Cincinnatti":
Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen  - Love Me - Let Me Be There - You Gave Me A Mountain - Steamroller Blues - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - Love Me Tender - Polk Salad Annie / Elvis Leaves The stage To Change The Jumpsuit - Introductions Of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra (By J. D. Sumner) - What'd I Say (James Burton, Instrumental) - Drum Solo (Larry Londin) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) / Elvis Returns - Piano Solo (Shane Keister) - Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - School Day - And I Love You So - Hurt (With Reprise) - Burning Love - America The Beautiful - Funny How Time Slips Away - Heartbreak Hotel - Hound Dog - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements

Tracks "Elvis - Philadelphia Freedom":
Part Of Pre-Program (28.05.1977 - Philadelphia):
Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky - By Joe Guercio & The Hot Hilton Horns) - Black Sunday (By Sweet Inspirations) - If You Leave Me Now (By Sweet Inspirations).

The Elvis Presley show: Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra - C. C. Rider - I Got A Woman / Amen - Love Me - If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - You Gave Me A Mountain - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel - And I Love You So - Jailhouse Rock - Fever - America The Beautiful - Introductions Of Singers, Musicians, Orchestra - Early Mornin' Rain - What'd I Say - Johnny B. Goode - Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt, Incomplete) - Bass Solo (Jerry Scheff) - Piano Solo (Tony Brown)  - Electric Piano & Clavinet Solo (David Briggs) - Love Letters - School Day - Hurt (#1) - Hurt (#2) - Hound Dog - Funny How Time Slips Away (With Reprise) - Can't Help Falling In Love - Closing Vamp / Announcements


(Source: Elvis Information Network / UEPS / Elvis Express / Amazon / Elvis Aktuell)

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