Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19 - Charts

The 6 DVD set "The Elvis Collection" re-enterd the Official UK Music DVD chart at #47.

The DVD "Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More" dropped from #32 to #33 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 

The CD "If I Can Dream" re-enterd the Australian Album chart at #45. 

The "If I Can Dream" CD climbed from #32 to #28 on the Australian Physical Album chart.

Photographer Fred Ward passed away at 81
The well-known American photographer Fred Ward died on July 19 in Malibu at the age of 81 from the effects of Alzheimer's. More than five decades, Ward traveled to more than 130 countries on behalf of the magazine "Time", "Newsweek", "Life" and "National Geographic." He was known for his pictures of many presidents. After Kennedy's assassination in 1963, he made the picture of Jacqueline Kennedy on her way to Washington with the blood of her husband on her legs. His pictures of Gerald Ford, the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and Leonid Brezhnev, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and pop stars and musicians like The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley among his portfolio.

When Elvis was in August 1956 for a series of concerts at the Olympia Theatre in Miami, Ward was a trainee at the newspaper Miami Daily News. Fred made stunning footage backstage as well as of the concert itself.

(Source: The King's World / ARIA / Official Chart Company / Associated Press)