Friday, June 01, 2012

June 01- Delayed Memories Of Graceland

Michael Freedland wrote the book 'Elvis Memories - The Real Elvis Presley Recalled By Those Who Knew Him'. The book is due October 4, 2012 from Robson Press.

"This is not just another Elvis Presley biography, although it gets closer to the real Elvis story than many of the hundreds of other books that have dealt with the life of the man his contemporaries have called The King .
As the author Michael Freedland puts it in his introduction, Everyone knows Elvis . But not the way his close friends, employees and others who entered his life knew him. For this is their story, told in their words. He interviews those who knew Elvis intimately, from the now elderly woman who was at school with him and whose parents foreclosed on the shack they rented to Elvis mother when his father was in jail, to the maid who prepared his peanut butter sandwiches and hamburgers and watched him line up the girls he wanted to take to his bed.
In between, we meet the black man who remembered sneaking into a local cinema with his pal in defi ance of most of the Deep South race laws, members of the so-called Memphis Mafi a who went where he went, laughed when he laughed and suffered when he suffered and usually received a brand new Cadillac for their troubles. There s also his doctor who denies giving him fatal doses of the drugs he collected along with the hamburgers.
Writer and broadcaster Michael Freedland went all over the West Coast and Southland to talk to these people who shared Elvis life, telling the complex Elvis Presley story in a way more true to the real man than the usual collection of dates, film and song titles."

Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 
Boxcar released the book 'Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977' by Joseph Pirzada. 

The Boxcar Enterprises, Graceland Through The Years 1957-1977 book is a very special and strictly limited edition. It has a hard cover with an additional hard card outer slip case. The slip case is like Boxcar's previous sold out outing of 'The Final Curtain' from last year. Several years in the making this is one very essential book for every Elvis fan with 450 pages including 1000 photos with many never before published of Graceland and Elvis at Graceland from 1957 to 1977. In addition there is plentiful informative text, original purchase documents and blueprints of the Graceland mansion.


The following appeared on the Billboard Catalog Album Charts (w/e 9th June, 2012):
  • 'Elvis: The Very Best Of Love' selling some 1634 copies. Total sales to date: 270,370 copies.
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden' selling some 1605 copies. Total sales to date: 469,206 copies.
  • 'Heart And Soul' selling some 1543 copies. Total sales to date: 560,080 copies.
  • 'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling some 969 copies. Total sales to date: 168,302 copies.
  • 'Elvis Christmas' selling some 14 copies. Total sales to date: 599,502 copies.
Walk A Mile Delayed

The upcoming book, 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes' by Arjan Deelen is delayed from the original May 2012 release-date. The reason is that the author is working on 40 more pages to be added to the book.
We will bring your more details as and when we get news.  
(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Elvis Australia / Brian Quinn / Elvis Express)