New Sweet Inspirations CD Released
The Sweet Inspirations have spend the last weeks in the studio to finish their new album 'Sweet Inspirations Sings Elvis'.
1. Steamroller Blues
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. Love Me Tender
6. Heartbreak Hotel
Flaming Star Costume In London Auction.
(Image copyright: CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD.2007)
Elvis’ tan coloured jeans which he wore as Pacer Burton in his 1960 movie Flaming Star are to be auctioned in Christies upcoming Pop Memorabilia Sale in King Street, London on Thursday 26 April 2007 at 2pm. The image of Elvis in this outfit was also immortalised by Andy Warhol in his Double Elvis artwork.The auction also features personal items from rock and pop stars from the 1950s to the present day and the 300 lots also include Marc Bolan's guitar, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust stage costume as well as items from the Beatles, John Lennon and Freddie Mercury among others. The price for Elvis’ Flaming Star costume is estimated between £1,500 and £2,000.
Elvis Guitar For Sale
Put up for auction on eBay is a guitar, played by Elvis and owned by Hawaiian actor Jack Lord.
Elvis was a friend of Jack and Marie Lord and visited them on at least one occasion.
In that time they spent together Elvis played this Spanish style Ramirez guitar – at least, according to the item description on eBay.
Last year, a stage belt Elvis gave Jack Lord, sold on eBay for 66.000 $US. Oddly enough, eBay features another Elvis guitar, and an Elvis played banjo, both from the Jack Lord collection.
New Jerry Hopkins book released
Jerry Hopkins, the original Elvis biographer, has had his latest book, Aloha Elvis, released this week. It is a follow up to Hopkins earlier book, Elvis In Hawaii.
Joe Guercio book in pipeline
Joe Guercio, the legendary ‘musical director’ for the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, and of course Elvis Presley’s conductor, has begun working on a biography. However, the book will not focus on Elvis. Elvis will be “one chapter” only, as Joe has worked with lots of other celebrities, including Barbara Streisand, Liberace and Natalie Cole. The book is planned for 2008 at the earliest
Official Graceland Painting Is Ready.
EPE asked artist Thomas Kinkade to paint his vision of Graceland. The painting was recently officialy released in Memphis. The large 70cmx100cm paintings where sold out in no time. The 45cmx60cm paintings are priced at $995, but it is highly possible that the image will be released on paper poster size.
30th Anniversary Collection 8 DVD Set
30th Anniversary Collection" 8 DVD set. Release date: April 19, 2007 in Europe.
Roustabout - Paradise, Hawaiian Style - King Creole - Girls! Girls! Girls! - G. I. Blues - Fun In Acapulco - Easy Come, Easy Go - Blue Hawaii
ELVIS RULES UK RECORD SALES
Alesha Dixon is set to unveil the 50 best selling male acts in chart history, in VH1 show, The Nation's Favourite No 1 Men. The programme is the second in a series of VH1 collaborations with The Official Charts Company, and features stars from Cliff Richard to Nelly, who have bagged the UK No 1 singles spot more than once. Alesha says: "How lucky am I, checking out the stats of 100 gorgeous and talented men in music?" The King, Elvis reigns, outselling all other artists to claim the coveted title of the UK's favourite, having accumulated 21 No 1s and selling a staggering figure of 10,311,196 singles.
The Beatles are in second place, followed by Sir Cliff Richard.
Here is the full top 10:
1 Elvis Presley
2 The Beatles
3 Cliff Richard
6 Take That
7 Rolling Stones
9 Elton John
10 Michael Jackson
“Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 2" due out
According to fans who saw the DVD, Joe delivered a true masterpiece this time. Among the many eyecatchers are live excerpts from 1957 (Detroit), home movies from Graceland (1957), the opening show of Square Garden, 1972, excerpts of Tom Parker’s birthday party, the star studded premiere of GI Blues, the meeting with Bobby Darrin and live clips from Chicago, 1972. Although the entire DVD contains never before seen material, especially the Jaycees breakfast, with Elvis and the other nominees, is a must-see.
James Burton Guitar Festival
The second edition of the James Burton Guitar Festival that starts on march 30th in his hometown Shreveport, Louisiana has an impressive line-up. Host of the show is actor John Goodman, remarkable artists are Chris Isaak and singer/actor Steven Seagal, together with an impressive list of other artists. The profit of the festival will go for 100% to the James Burton Foundation - James Burton Music: