Thursday, June 02, 2022

June 02 - Classic Book Re-issues

The classic Elvis Presley 336-page photo-book 'Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll' by Robert Santelli (author), Chris Murray (editor) and Alfred Wertheimer (photographer) was re-issued as a multilingual edition by Taschen.

Synopsis: Find yourself up close and personal with the King. This collection brings together over 300 photographs of Elvis from the legendary portfolio of Alfred Wertheimer. Extraordinary in their intimacy and unparalleled in scope, these pictures immortalize a young man in the very process of making history.

Darren Lee Memmer Died

Elvis Presley author Darrin Lee Memmer, aged 53, has passed away. He died on April 15 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. R.I.P.
At the time of his death, Darrin was finalising his two latest Elvis books, Marion Keisker - Elvis, Sam, Sun Records, Cash & the Colonel and the other about Elvis' appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. It seems unlikely that these will be published. Darrin was an author who divided readers. His Elvis books were often controversial and, particularly his latter releases, thoroughly researched and full of “primary source” material - this was undoubtedly an important contribution to the Elvis world. Apart from more than 30 Elvis titles, Darrin also wrote books about President Bill Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and Michael Jackson. Darrin leaves a legacy of more than 30 Elvis books.

More #1 Hits

Due for release from Sony Music on August 24, 2022 is the expanded edition of 'ELV1S 30 #1 Hits'. This set includes the '2nd To None' compilation and comes in digi-pack. 

CD 1: Heartbreak Hotel - Don't Be Cruel - Hound Dog - Love Me Tender - Too Much - All Shook Up - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Jailhouse Rock - Don't - Hard Headed Woman - One Night - (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I - A Big Hunk O' Love - Stuck On You - It's Now Or Never - Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Wooden Heart - Surrender - (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame - Can't Help Falling In Love - Good Luck Charm - She's Not You - Return To Sender - (You're The) Devil In Disguise - Crying In Te Chapel - In The Ghetto - Suspicious Minds - The Wonder Of You - Burning Love - Way Down - A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix).

CD 2: That's All Right - I Forgot To Remember To Forget - Blue Suede Shoes - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Love Me - Mean Woman Blues - Loving You - Treat Me Nice - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - King Creole - Trouble - I Got Stung - I Need Your Love Tonight - A Mess Of Blues - I Feel So Bad - Little Sister - Rock-A-Hula Baby - Bossa Nova Baby - Viva Las Vegas - If I Can Dream - Memories - Don't Cry Daddy - Kentucky Rain - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - An American Trilogy - Always On My Mind - Promised Land - Moody Blue - I'm A Roustabout - Rubberneckin' (Paul Oakenfold Remix).

(Source: Amazon / Elvis. Lub Berlin / Nigel Patterson)