Larry Geller opened up his private picture collection and showed two unreleased shots that he took of Elvis. The first one shows Elvis and a cute fan in Hawaii 1965. Larry: "This is another picture - never seen before - that I took during filming of "Paradise Hawaiian Style." Elvis loved little kids, becoming like one of them himself when he was around them. Enjoy."
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The Charlotte Observer reported the following incident in its June 29, 1956, edition. It seems Elvis was sitting in his "baby blue" limousine after his Thursday night show in Charleston, South Carolina, when a girl reporter for The News and Courier approached his car to take a picture. Apparently, she was after a closeup. She was so close that Elvis was able to stick his head out and bite her hand.
Elvis's first LP released: March 23, 1956
|Return to Sender" has the distinction of being #1 among all of Elvis's #2 recordings. It spent 5 consecutive weeks in the runner-up spot in 1962. The catchy rhythm tune entered the Hot 100 on October 20 and reached #2 on November 17. It had the misfortune, however, of being released almost simultaneously with The Four Seasons' mega hit, "Big Girls Don't Cry." The Jersey Boys rode the top of the chart for 5 weeks, with "Return to Sender" right behind them the whole time. Never able to reach the tantalizingly close #1 spot, Elvis's song began its journey down the chart, exiting the Hot 100 in early February 1963. "Return to Sender" had spent 16 weeks on the chart, 9 of them in the top 10. Elvis would not have a bigger hit until "Suspicious Minds" over 6 years later.|
Elvis on TV was always more than a regular program, more than a special event; it was a cultural experience. Presley was unknown nationally when he first appeared on national television on January 28, 1956. That appearance on CBS's Stage Show, along with the five others that followed, launched him on the road to super stardom. Thereafter, high ratings were the standard whenever Elvis appeared on the small screen.
|Elvis's first new single release for RCA first appeared on a Billboard chart on March 3, 1956, when it entered the Top 100 list at #68. Just two weeks later, it reached #1 on the C&W "Best Sellers" chart, displacing Presley's own recording of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget." By April 28, it was #1 on all three C&W charts. Then on May 5, "Heartbreak Hotel" reached #1 on the Top 100 pop chart, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks. On May 12, "Heartbreak Hotel" established a Billboard record. That week it was #1 on eight charts at the same time—the Top 100, "Honor Roll of Hits," and both the pop and C&W "Sellers," "Juke Boxes," and "Jockeys" charts. By mid-April "Heartbreak Hotel" had sold a million copies, making it Elvis's first gold record.|
Sir Cliff Richard Visits Graceland
English pop star and Elvis fan Cliff Richard stopped by Graceland this weekend while in Memphis recording a new album. Richard, who has sold over 260 million records worldwide, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single "Move It" is often described as Britain's first authentic rock 'n' roll song. He continues to record and perform around the world and is the only artist, other than Elvis, to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s).
Source: Elvis.com / Updated: Apr 11, 2011
Thanks to the film " King Creole "Elvis stole some critics praise for a role of dramatic content. It is ironic that even with more songs than his two previous films "King Creole" earned much less, perhaps because of the hardness of the story to tell, about a rebellious misfit. Elvis liked the idea because he thought it was very much in line with the characters popularized by Brando , and was not entirely wrong. Although, in fact, had written to James Dean . If the promising actor had not been killed on Sept. 55 to board the brand new Porsche Spyder he affectionately called "Little Bastard" starring Elvis had never "King Creole" . This original project is what explains that in front of it is none other than Michael Curtiz, director and other classic Casablanca. A Hall B. Wallis cost to convince the veteran filmmaker who agree to meet Presley, and he was not willing to stoop to address the typical teen entertainment vehicle. The fi nal accepted, was working the boy and liked him full of enthusiasm for starring in a film that would enable it to demonstrate its potential as an actor. In fact, Curtiz came to feel some affection for Elvis, and helped him so much during filming that, once completed, the singer, always humble and grateful, he said: "Mr. Curtiz, now I know how to work a real director."
Pending that FTD rush once and for all as God intended review of the soundtrack favorite movie of all Elvis fans, we have to make do with bootlegs like us today, published by the house Cajun in 2008. Today I bring you, Antendo an old friend called Tito, acting without loss and with the full booklet included. Possibly the most complete version has been done to date for this soundtrack. So you know, "If you're looking for trouble ..."
Elvis Presley Songs Now With Imagem MusicNovember 16, 2011
Songs from the catalogue include some of the most sought-after for commercials, television shows, movie trailers and soundtracks around the world.
Recently, "A Little Less Conversation" was included in the Dreamworks animated film Megamind; "Can't Help Falling in Love" is featured in the current film, Like Crazy; "Jailhouse Rock" was utilized for a television commercial for Fiat; and "Fever" could be heard in a spot for Brazil's leading fashion retailer C&A, just to name a few.
We are grateful that Elvis created such a significant amount of music during his lifetime," stated Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. "It's impressive how it continues to resonate with people around the world as new generations discover the King of Rock 'n' Roll."
In a joint statement, André de Raaff, CEO of Imagem Music Group and Richard Stumpf, President of Imagem Music USA said, "Elvis Presley defines Rock 'n' Roll, and his songs are loved all over the world. We are thrilled and honored to represent such a legendary body of work on a global basis, where we will ensure the songs are promoted and managed in a manner suitable for the king."
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