Thursday, April 04, 2024

April 04 - Unreleased Stereo Interview

If you are a fan of oldies and unreleased Elvis mixes you may give edition 63 of Matt Shepherd's Golden Years Radio show a listen to hear an unreleased Stereo Mix of ... (sorry no spoiler). This new version will appear on a future 'Mono II Stereo' release. 

Matt Shepherd is a big Elvis fan who wrote 2 book on Elvis' songs and 1 Elvis Quiz book, with a second volume coming up.

The radioshow is available from >>> MixCloud.

Win A Test-pressing EP

The Danish Memphis Mansion will give-a-way a test pressing of the free Radio Promo single that the shop gives to buyers of FTD's Gold Sparkled vinyl re-issue of their 'Moody Blue' LP. It features an original 1976 radio commercial for the album.

If you want a chance at winning this special pressing, all you need to do is order the 'Moody Blue' LP before April 16 2024.

You can buy the LP from the >>> Memphis Mansion webshop

Music, Life and Legend

Patrick Onwe published his 68-page biography 'Elvis Presley: Music, Life and Legend of the King of Rock and Roll'.

Publicity for the AI generated book stated: In the annals of music history, there exists a name that transcends mere celebrity; a name that embodies an entire era of cultural revolution and musical innovation. That name is Elvis Presley. His life, like his music, was a whirlwind of passion, talent, and undeniable charisma.

Elvis Presley's achievements in both music and film are nothing short of extraordinary, solidifying his status as a cultural icon. With over 600 million records sold worldwide and a plethora of chart-topping hits spanning multiple genres, Presley's musical legacy is unparalleled.

Moreover, Presley's impact on the silver screen cannot be overstated, with over 30 movies to his credit. From his debut in "Love Me Tender" to iconic performances in films like "Jailhouse Rock" and "Blue Hawaii," Presley's on-screen charisma captivated audiences around the globe, cementing his status as not just a musician, but a bona fide superstar of the silver screen.

Elvis Presley's illustrious career was adorned with numerous accolades and honors, further cementing his status as a legendary figure in both music and film. Among his many achievements, Presley secured multiple Grammy Awards, including prestigious wins for his groundbreaking gospel recordings and iconic rock 'n' roll hits.

Additionally, Presley’s contributions to the entertainment industry earned him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where his influence continues to be celebrated by generations of fans.

But like several great achievers, Elvis Presley’s life did not start all rosy. From the dusty streets of Tupelo, Mississippi, to the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, Elvis Presley's journey to becoming the undisputed King of Rock and Roll is nothing short of mesmerizing.

In the following pages, we embark on a journey through time, tracing the footsteps of a young boy with a dream and the voice of an angel. Born into humble beginnings, Elvis Aaron Presley emerged from modest roots to become a global sensation, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment that still resonates to this day.

But this biography is not merely a chronicle of chart-topping hits and sold-out concerts. It is a deeply personal exploration of the man behind the music - the triumphs and the tribulations, the moments of joy and the depths of despair.

Through intimate anecdotes and revealing insights, we peel back the layers of fame and fortune to uncover the heart and soul of a true icon.

Elvis Presley's life was a tapestry woven with threads of talent, and an insatiable thirst for life. From his early struggles to make ends meet to his meteoric rise to superstardom, every twist and turn of his journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the resilience of the human spirit.

Through his music, his movies, and his larger-than-life persona, Elvis Presley continues to captivate hearts and inspire generations, proving that legends never truly die - they simply live on in the memories of those who loved them.

Welcome to the world of the one and only King of Rock and Roll. Welcome to the legend of Elvis Presley.

Note: another AI generated book, the fake cover says it all. 

Inside Graveland VIP Tour

Elvis Presley's Graceland will start a new tour option on May 1 - Inside the Graceland Archives Ultimate VIP Tour!
This new UVIP tour option will give fans the opportunity to get a glimpse into the archival work that goes on behind-the-scenes. Whether it be conservation work on one of Elvis’ dazzling jumpsuits or cataloging one of the more than 90,000 photos, or prepping for an upcoming touring exhibition, guests will get an inside look at what it takes to preserve all the king’s things.

Inside the Graceland Archives UVIP Tours will be offered daily. Pre-booking for tours May 1 through end of the year is now available.

(Source: Anthony Stuchbury / Memphis Mansion / Amazon / Graceland)