Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22 - From Delay To An Hawaiian Sale

Not-so-good news from FTD and Flaming Star. The book/CD "From Memphis to Hollywood", which was originally set for release this month, has been delayed due to technical problems. The new release date is August. 

Emperor Stage Suit For Sale
For sale for 160,000.00 $US is a 2 piece leather concert outfit, the socalled "Emperor Suit". It was made by Northbeach Leather. This two-piece leather suit was worn on and off-stage in August 1974. Elvis Presley was photographed in it several times, and some photographs have been used in the “Elvis Live In Las Vegas” box set. There were 4 of these 2-piece tan leather suits made for Elvis, this is the most photographed one.
Greg Page Selling Out
It looks like Elvis collector and singer/entertainer Greg Page is selling his entire Elvis collection. From a cowboy hat that the King wore at the Circle G Ranch to the Graceland contract, from stage rings to a signed Humes High School Year Book and from a movie outfit to a 1956 watch and much more.
The Ultimate Elvis Auction
You read it here before, and now we have official confirmation that the Ultimate Elvis Auction will be held at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. Viewing will start on Sunday June 12th and the Auction will be on the afternoon of the 14th. Among the many items are TCB's and TLC's, his first known signature, contracts, clothing and much, much more. Link to the catalogue.
Last Guitar For Sale
Fans who attended the Elvis Party of ElvisMatters last January 8th with the TCB Band and Sam Thompson, heard Sam talk about one of the most important gifts het got from Elvis: a D28 Martin guitar that he used on stage in 1976/1977. This guitar is now for sale, but don't expect a bargain: it can be yours for 120,000.00 $US. Sam originally sold it to the National Enquirer magazine for 6,000.00 $US to fund his college education and the guitar was used as a prize for a competition run by the magazine. With LOA's from Sam Thompson, Vernon Presley and Greg Page.

Aloha From Hawaii On Vinyl

The Audio Fidelity label announced the re-release of the double album 'Aloha from Hawaii' on vinyl angekÞndigt. Cover and tracklisting are the same as the original 1973 original album. 

Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey) See See Rider , Burning Love , Something , You Gave Me A Mountain , Steamroller Blues , My Way, Love Me , Johnny B. Goode , It's Over , Blue Suede Shoes , I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry , I Can't Stop Loving You ,Hound Dog , What Now My Love , Fever , Welcome To My World, Suspicious Minds , Introductions By Elvis , I'll Remember You , Medley: Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On , American Triology , A Big Hunk O' Love , Can't Help Falling In Love.
(Source: ElvisMatters / Elvis Info)