Wednesday, December 21, 2022

December 21 - A Tampa Wave (Updated)

Millbranch Music import record label released the CD / DVD set 'Tampa Wave'. 

Publicity statedThe CD includes Elvis' full performance of the evening show in Tampa, Florida (April 26, 1975), taken from the original tape which has been recorded by a by then “experienced” fan who had a great seat in the 5th row - and his recording equipment with him! 

The DVD includes rare and high-quality 8mm-footage of the Tampa 'Evening Show from April 26, 1975 (the same as you can hear on the CD) and more impressions from the same tour with the concerts in Lakeland, FL (Evening show from April 27 and the show from April 28) and Atlanta from May 1st. As a bonus the DVD contains an absolutely stunning performance from Elvis' concert in Richfield, filmed at his magnificent July 75' tour (July 18). 

Diane McBain

Actress Diane McBain died yesterday, she was 81. R.I.P. 

Diane played opposite Elvis in the movie 'Spinout' in which she starred as an author fighting for his affection alongside characters played by Shelley Fabares and Deborah Walley.

'Women have asked me many times what it was like to kiss Elvis,' McBain told Boomer Magazine last year. 'And I tell them it was just as wonderful as you would imagine! He was charming and a lovely person to work with. He didn't come on to me, which I appreciated because so many did throughout my career.' 

A Life From Beginning to End

Hourly History published the 104-page hardcover book 'Elvis Presley: A Life From Beginning to End'. 

Synopsis: Elvis Presley was much more than a cultural icon; he was a reliable barometer of the world he grew up in. Long before the cultural revolutions of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Elvis was sparking a dynastic change of hands in American society. And by his own admission, much of it was by accident. Whenever his performances caused a stir, Elvis was always the first to ask what all the fuss was about. When questioned if he was trying to provoke a response from his audience, Elvis innocently replied that he was just doing what came naturally.

Inside you will read about...

- Elvis and His Twin

- That’s All Right

- Presley’s Controversial Rise

- Elvis Joins the Army

- Comeback in Las Vegas

- Last Years and Death

And much more!

(Source: FECC / Hollywood Reporter / Variety / Amazon)