August 13 - Elvis is Back on Streaming Services

Ernst Mikael Jorgensen appeared at Elvis Week today in Memphis for the American Sound Panel at Graceland to talk about the release of the 5 CD box-set "American Sound 1969" containing recordings from the recording sessions at the American Sound studio.

He also announced that the 1960 “Elvis is Back” album is lined up as a new box-set release from the Follow That Dream Collector’s label. 

Elvis Top 10 Most Streamed Songs Revealed

Elvis Presley may have died 42 years ago, but Elvis’s music is as popular as ever. In fact, in 2019 there’s been more than 16.5 million hours of his tracks streamed so far. With Elvis Week is upon us, Spotify have revealed the most streamed songs of The King of Rock and Roll this year. 

Interestingly, the top age group to stream Elvis in the last month were 18-22 year-olds, proving just how timeless his music is. Naturally, the USA is the top country for streaming The King, followed by the UK and Mexico.While the US states streaming the highest percentage of his songs are topped by Alaska and followed by Arkansas and New Mexico.

The full Top 10:
1. Can't Help Falling in Love
2. Jailhouse Rock
3. Suspicious Minds
4. Hound Dog
5. Burning Love
6. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. Don't Be Cruel
9. Blue Suede Shoes
10. In the Ghetto

Elvis' Harley-Davidson Could Break Auction Record

Elvis loved his motorbikes and now his last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide with just 126 miles on the clock, is going to auction later this month at GWS Auctions, and is estimated at US$1,750,000 and $2,000,000. 

The current world record price for a motorcycle at auction was set last year when Bonhams sold a Vincent Black Lightning for $929,000, but a spate of celebrity motorcycle sales in recent times suggests the Elvis Presley provenance could result in the sale of the most expensive motorcycle in history.

Since then the bike has been on display at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota, but is now being put up for auction to raise money… and it’x tipped to raise a lot with GWS Auctions is estimating it will sell for between $1,750,000 and $2,000,000.

Elvis Presley's 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide was only ridden very sparingly by Elvis, notching up just 126 miles on the clock in that time, the bike has been on display at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo, South Dakota, for over 30 years. Motorcycles once ridden by entertainment superstars have been breaking records in recent years with Rock & Roll's original bad boy, Jerry Lee Lewis, selling his 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH Panhead Duo-Glide for $385,000 at a Mecum auction in 2015. While "the Killer" is without doubt one of the most famous performers of all-time, his cred on the auction block pales compared to "the King."

Another high profile motorcycle, Schwarzenegger's Harley-Davidson Fat Boy from Terminator 2: Judgment Day fetched $512,000 at auction, beating out the Jerry Lee Lewis Panhead Duo-Glide, and Pope Francis's 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide (€241,500 / US$327,000) as the most expensive modern day Harley-Davidson to sell at auction. Other examples of superstar provenance considerably enhancing the value of motorcycles include Marlon Brando's 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra-Glide that sold for $256,000, Buddy Holly's Ariel Cyclone 650 that fetched $450,000 and Steve McQueen's Husqvarna 250 that sold for $230,000.

Ernst Jorgensen Interview

Ernst Jorgensen did an interview on WREG News Channel 3. Click below to watch it.

(Source: Ernst Jorgensen / FECC / ElvisMatters / Express / Spotify / GWS Auctions)