Elvis Day By Day 2021

The fourth volume in the 'Elvis Day By Day - The Year In Review' yearbook series was released January 2022 by Poplar Tunes Publishing.

You can pre-order 'Elvis Day By Day 2021' at >>> www.PoplarTunes.com.

The year 2021 over, and as we do each year, we look back on the good, the bad, the funny and the sad. Like the previous volumes on 2018, 2019 and 2020, the 2021 volume covers everything Elvis Presley from the past year on 350 pages. 

The book comes in two editions, just like the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions, a paperback version and a hardback. The latter is a bit more expensive as it is made 'print-on-demand'. 

The softcover is also available on-line at: 
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The hardcover is available exclusively on-line at: 

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First reader's reactions:

"Now after the first hours of reading I can only say: perfect as always! Keep on releasing these kinds of books!"

"First impressions: wow!!! Amazing layout and so massively illustrated, it's a fantastic product that stands high in terms of quality and content!"


2021 saw the release of ‘Elvis Back In Nashville’, a 4 CD / 2-LP set featuring Elvis’ 1971 studio-recordings. Listening to these performances fifty years later, and wiped of overdubs, Elvis really shines. A great example of how Elvis still manages to surprise us after all this time.

There were more surprises. Elvis' performance on Frank Sinatra’s Timex show never sounded better, thanks to newly found acetates and we enjoyed new 1970 and 1974 soundboard releases in "stereo" on CD and vinyl.


The Follow That Dream collectors label treated us with new concerts and the ‘His Hand In Mine’ and ‘Pot Luck’ sessions and a great ‘Jailhouse Rock’ box-set. Elvis’ musical legacy was categorized in discography books covering his demo’s and acetates, his first EPs and his U.K., Asian, Army, Japanese and Follow That Dream catalogues. Other books covered his Army years, airplanes, the memoir of Elvis’ first real girlfriend, movies and the 1972 tours. Fans were treated to a wealth of quality 8mm fan-shot footage, showing Elvis live on stage from 1970 until 1977. Each volume was a “Sold Out!” release.


Over 10 Silver and Gold Record Awards underline that Elvis' work still sells today. Talking about sales, the iconic Hagstrom Guitar he used in the '1968 Comeback Special', sold for US$ 500,000 while his Eyelet jumpsuit, worn during his Madison Square Garden concerts, realised over US$ 1 million.


But this year too, we lost more people who were there when Elvis was still alive, including the beat behind Elvis from 1969 until 1977, Ronnie Tutt, and bass-player Bob Moore who played on almost 250 Elvis songs.

To help you look back at 2021, another interesting Elvis Presley year, I compiled all of the above, including the hundreds of new music releases on CD, vinyl and cassette-tapes, text, photo and graphic books, and movie releases on DVD and Blu-ray, in this comprehensive, day-by-day 2021 yearbook. 

The book is fully illustrated, with almost 60 in-depth reviews and articles on the main - and odd-ball - releases of the year, by fans, collectors, authors and experts from around the world. The 350 pages in this book, filled with the good, the bad, the funny and the sad, show that Elvis Presley still matters today… you hold the proof in your hands.

The 2021 edition was created with great contribution by experts, authors and fans from around the world: Carlos R. Ares (Argentina), Piers Beagley, Nigel Patterson and Geoffrey McDonnell (Australia), Andy Pendl (Austria), Robert Gilbert (Canada), Michael Sander and Thomas D. Weiß (Germany), Rogier van Luyken (The Netherlands), Giuseppe Castiglia (United Kingdom), Phil Gelormine and Trina Young (United States). 


The foreword was written by Elvis Songwriter Michael Jarrett. You can listen to two of his compositions on the new 'Elvis Back In Nashville' box-set.


You can pre-order 'Elvis Day By Day 2021 - The Year In Review' at the Poplar Tunes webshop at >>> www.PoplarTunes.com

Here you can find all the latest information on the books in this series, previews, reviews and more. The new volume was released January 2022. 

Elvis Day by Day 2021 - the ideal reference book for Elvis collectors and fans who want to be up-to-date

Giuseppe Castiglia reviewed the 2021 edition of 'Elvis Day by Day' on the Facebook page of the Elvis Italian Collector Club. 

Poplar Tunes Publishing just released “Elvis Day by Day 2021”. The fourth volume of this series, collected all the news and events of 2021 with additional insights and reviews on the most important releases. This is the ideal reference book for Elvis collectors and fans who want to be up-to-date.

This edition has 350 pages and is illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of photos, mainly in color. The graphics and the presentation are very attractive, making this a high quality release. The introduction is written by songwriter Michael Jarrett, the author of “I’m Leavin’” and “I’ll be home on Christmas Day”. 

The book follows the same line as Ernst Jorgensen’s “Day by Day”, but with the addition of 60 reviews and articles that analyze the important releases and events. Some of the most authoritative names in the Elvis World contributed with detailed reviews including Carlos R Ares (Argentina), Piers Beagley, Nigel Patterson, Geoffrey McDonnell (Australia), Andy Pendl (Austria), Robert Gilbert (Canada), Michael Sander, Thomas D Weiß (Germany), Rogier van Luyken (The Netherlands), Phil Gelormine, Trina Young (USA). I had the pleasure of contributing to this edition too, with two reviews (written together with the editor Kees Mouwen).

2021 has been a year full of news and excellent releases like Sony’s Nashville 1971 set, FTD’s ultimate Jailhouse Rock box, the unreleased Las Vegas 1970 soundboard and the unreleased soundboard recording from Kansas City of 1974. 

An impressive amount of vinyl albums saw the light this year, in a wide variety of colors. The “Welcome Home, Elvis” TV Show was - for the first time - released complete and with excellent audio quality. Numerous books covering the many aspects of Elvis’ career, have appeared in online bookstores this year: in particular discographies on Elvis releases from the United Kingdom, Japan, EP's, demos and acetates, the Follow That Dream catalogue and more. 

Among the reviews, you will find a good article on my book “Follow That Dream!”, which has also been selected for the Top 10 Elvis releases of 2021. A nice result!.

It is interesting to read about the various items that once belonged to the King that were auctioned, including the prices they fetched, as well as reading the tweets and Instagram posts by Linda Thompson, James Burton, Baz Luhrman and others on various Elvis events. 

In this volume you will find many news items that passed by in 2021 and you may have missed, like the fact that Elvis has received over 10 gold records (including one from Italy!) all the bootleg releases and much more. The book ends with an overview of the year month by month and a Top 10 of 2021 releases. 

Conclusion: a beautiful and classy release, beautifully illustrated. A reference that you will consult continuously. Highly recommended!

Elvis Day by Day 2021 - Review On Amazon

In 2003 the German language edition of “Elvis A. Presley - The Music, The Man, The Myth”, written by Fleming Marc Hendrickx. A pile of books, A4 format, over six hundred pages thick and heavy.

The author, who is on the road on behalf of the Lord, self-confident and zealous to the point of parody, claims in the foreword, like all prophets, that this is the "complete story". "It tells the facts as they happened and the role played by Elvis Presley, his staff and his fans." Amen.

The book, which is nevertheless very readable, introduces - as far as I know as the first - the word of the "Elvis industry". After each year, Hendrickx's running copy accurately summarizes the sales and worldwide chart hits of Elvis' singles, EPs, LPs, movies, etc. However, Hendrickx' overviews of the press and book publications about Elvis are much more exciting. Here even the experienced Elvis disciple learns a lot of new things.

The chapters on the "Elvis industry" do not end in 1977, the year of Elvis' ascension, but continue page after page until the year 2002. In the epilogue, the author asks the rhetorical question: "Will it never end ?“. He answers her three lines further with a curt “No”.

Hendrickx himself has stopped observing the exploitation machinery, a quick, superficial googling reveals that he has written young adult and children's books and published a book about Leonard Cohen. [From Elvis to Cohen; rather crude, this line, Hallelujah].

The Elvis industry, according to my observation, really got going after 2002! Keywords: Follow That Dream, Sony Legacy, Memphis Recording Service, fat releases around the 1968 comeback special, TTWII, films like 'The Searcher', 'Elvis by The Presley', newly dug up home recordings from Bad Nauheim, tons of new ones books from Elvis' environment deep into the think tanks of popular culture. Perhaps the Prophet thought it was good now. He's done his job. Let others continue the service of the Lord.

Kees Mouwen is Dutch and has been publishing Elvis yearbooks for a number of years. He doesn't use the word "Elvis industry"; his books are called "Elvis Day by Day - The Year in Review", but they are, bottom line, nothing more than a sequel from above.

Kees Mouwen goes a little further, not only reviews and lists official and unofficial books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, but also gives space to people, mostly deceased people, from the Elvis cosmos. So we learn that on July 14, 2021 Becky Yancey passed away. Anyone who can say right away what relation Mrs. Yancey had to Elvis Presley is part of the Elvis cosmos. For whom that was an easy exercise: On September 6, Sam Bell died at the age of eighty-five. Hmm, who was that again?

A page back (September 2nd) we learn the realized auction prices in US dollars of Elvis memorabilia, including the legendary "Eyelet Jumpsuit" designed by Elvis' personal menswear designer Bill Belew and worn by the King at Madison Square Garden in 1972. So how much did you have to shell out? US$637,500.

So that you don't get the wrong impression: the main part of the book revolves around books, CDs, LPs and DVDs. There are lots of pictures, lots of text, a clean design. You leaf through the book and day by day it seems more unbelievable how many products, reissues, compilations continue to pour into the market. Even more incredible that there are buyers for all of this.

The book can also make sensitive characters tired and sad. It doesn't change the fact that the king is dead. At some point you look at your collection and ask yourself: Isn't that enough? I'd love to talk to Mark Hendrickx about it over a good Belgian beer.

By Jernigan on Amazon