Saturday, March 02, 2013

March 02 - Walk Of Fame Charts

The CD "The Real... Elvis" dropped from #33 to #49 while the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation dropped from #60 to #68. A third entry this week on the Irish album chart this week is the budget compilation "Elvis Gold – 50 Original Hits“ from the Not Now Music label at #93. 

Elvis had no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart for the week ending March 9, 2013. The following albums appeared on the Catalog Album Chart:
  • 'Very Best Of Love' at 135 selling some 1,769 units. Total sales to date: 340,057 units. It also dropped from 153 to 190 on the Physical Album Chart.
  • 'An Afternoon In The Garden' at 143 selling some 1,717 units. Total sales to date: 528,580 units. It also appeared on the Physical Album Chart at 199 selling some 1,713 units. Total physical sales to date: 527,604 units.
  • The following albums appeared on the Country Album Chart:
  • 'Heart And Soul' rises from 70 to 68 selling some 1,440 units. Total sales to date: 621,258 units.
  • 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) rose from 75 to 70 selling some 1,388 units. Total sales to date: 162,989 units.
  • 'Viva Las Vegas' dropped from 53 to 58 on the Soundtrack Album Chart selling some 593 units. Total sales to date: 52,477 units.
Walk Of Fame

Elvis Presley is a front-runner on a list of musicians to be honoured with Walk of Fame discs along a route in north London. Camden Town is to be officially twinned with Hollywood and will create its very own Music Walk of Fame. It will celebrate the world's greatest musicians. The first 30 discs will be laid down this summer, organizers said.

Front runners likely to appear on the first discs along with the King are an eclectic collection of artists including hip-hop DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash, jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, R&B group Soul II Soul, and Camden's very own Madness. Rock veterans Led Zeppelin and legendary crooner Frank Sinatra are also likely to appear on the list, organisers said. Concerts and special events will be held after all unveilings with tribute gigs for artists who have passed away.

Those honoured will be divided into five groups: innovative artists, influential artists, icons, unsung heroes and industry types like managers and producers. 

A committee of global industry figures and local community members are working on shortlist of nominations for the first 30 plaques. The list will go to a decisive public vote on the Music Walk of Fame website in May. "We hope this will be the highest accolade in music," said Mr Bennett. "This is an international 
brand not specific to Camden, but it is in Camden as we truly see it as the world's rock and roll capital."

The scheme has been backed by Camden council's deputy mayor Jonathan Simpson who said: "With over 60 live music venues, no other part of the world compares in terms of music diversity. It will inspire and directly support those who want to go into music," he added.

Each disc will cost around £500 to make and be set in one-meter slabs of concrete, anchored into the ground with steel rods to prevent thefts.

The first phase will run 0.4 miles (0.64km) from Jamestown Road to the famous Roundhouse venue which has hosted gigs by the likes of The Clash, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. But it is hoped the trail will eventually run almost a mile from Mornington Crescent to Chalk Farm. "Anyone with a Brits or Grammy lifetime achievement will get a disc," said Mr Bennett.

(Source: The King's World / Brian Quinn)