Tuesday, September 29, 2020

September 29 - Elvis Argentina 1963 - 1969

Singer-songwriter Mac Davis has passed away, a day after reports of critical illness following heart surgery in Nashville. He was 78. 

In the late sixties, Davis's songwriting talent paid off: he wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, including 'In the Ghetto,' 'Memories,' and 'Don't Cry Daddy.' 

With Billy Strange he wrote 'Clean Up Your Own Backyard' and 'Charro'. His 1968 breakout smash for Presley, 'A Little Less Conversation,' also co-written with Billy Strange, became popular again after appearing in the 2001 film Ocean's 11 and in a remix by Dutch DJ Junkie XL (aka "JXL").

Priscilla Presley posted:

Friends of Mac Davis, including myself, are overwhelmed with grief on his passing yesterday. This was so unexpected and a shock to all of us. May you Rest In Peace, Mac. Thank you for your beautiful songs which will keep your spirit in our hearts, my dear friend. 😢

elvis@argentina 1963-1969

The book 'elvis@argentina 1963-1969' by Carlos R. Ares, originally announced last year, has a release date. The book should be out mid-november. The book is available for pre-order.  

From the press release

The book shows the impact of Elvis in Argentina between 1963 and 1969, his complete discography and filmography, press clippings, record releases and his film reviews.

In addition, John Kennedy’s assassination aftermath, Argentinean Rock in the 60s, magazines, promotional material, RCA label copies, and everything related to the aforementioned period in Argentina.

The book includes bonus repro of the ultra-rare 1963 advertisement from March 1963 promoting the 'Rubias, Morenas Y Pelirrojas' (It Happened At The World’s Fair) album.

The first 50 pre-orders are numbered and signed copies. For pre-order contact the author at: Elvis.Shop@gmail.com or through Facebook at "elvis.shop.argentina".

(Source: Carlos R. Ares / A Taste Of Country)