The Vintage Rock magazine volume 10 is out now. Inside you’ll find their Elvis 60th anniversary Special. VR tells the story of Elvis’ first single That’s All Right and explore the making of his first iconic major label album. It's not the first time that the King graces the cover of this British magazine although it has been three years ago. Elvis 56 Vinyl
The Dutch "Music On Vinyl" Label released their vinyl edition of the 1996 album "Elvis '56"on 180gr Vinyl with a deluxe fold-out cover.
Volume 57 n the German "Elvis Sammlung" was released by De 'Agostini. This edition contains a magazine, memorabilia reproductions and a mini concertposter of Elvis Presley wearing the 1972 "Light Blue Nail Suit".
Darlene Love made sure not to fade into the background when a film about backup singers won an Oscar Sunday night. The former church choir singer, who has backed up stars like Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presley, broke into song after the film she appears in, “20 Feet from Stardom,” won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. She sang behind Elvis in the "'68 Special" and in the 1969 movie "Change Of Habit". (Source: Hollywood Reporter / ElvisMatters)
FTD will release the classic "Back In Memphis" album as a Special Edition vinyl edition along with the two previously announced CD releases, "Elvis" and "Destination USA" around March 15, 2014. Details "Back In Memphis" vinyl edition (506020 975063 - 7) Side A 01. Inherit the Wind - take 3/M with V.O. #2 (3:18)(Eddie Rabbitt) 02. Without Love (There Is Nothing) - takes 2-4 (4.00)(Danny Small) 03. Suspicious Minds take 7 (3:52)(Mark James) 04. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - take 6/M (3:53)(Neil Diamond) 05. Do You Know Who I Am? – take 4 (4.10)(Bobby Russell) Side B 01. You'll Think of Me – take 23/M (4:26)(Mort Shuman) 02. From a Jack To A King- takes 4,5/M (3.01)* (Ned Miller) 03. The Fair's Moving On - take 1/M with V.O. (3:11)(Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett) 04. Stranger in My Own Home Town- Master (4:24)(Percy Mayfield) 05. Without Love (There Is Nothing) – take 5/M (2:55)(Danny Small) Side C 01. A Little Bit of Green – take 1 (3:43)(Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin) 02. This Time / I Can’t Stop Loving You (jam - edit) – (3.32)(Troy Shondell) (Don Gibson) 03. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind – takes 1-3, 5 (6:34)(Neil Diamond) 04. Do You Know Who I Am? – take 1 (2.39)(Bobby Russell) 05. From a Jack To A King takes 1-3 (3:13)(Ned Miller) Side D 01. Stranger in My Own Home Town (jam) – take 1/M (4.55)(Percy Mayfield) 02. This Is the Story – takes 1,2/M (3.26)(Chris Arnold/Geoff Morrow/David Martin) 03. You'll Think of Me – take 16 (4.24)(Mort Shuman) 04. The Fair's Moving On (master) (3.13)(Guy Fletcher/Doug Flett) 05. Suspicious Minds – take 6 (3.41)(Mark James) Recorded at sessions January 13-16, 20-23 and February 17-22, 1969 at American Studios, Memphis. Mastered for DMM by Abbey Road Studios, London. Musicians Guitar and Sitar: Reggie Young, Guitar & Piano: Elvis Presley. Bass: Mike Leech, Tommy Cogbill. Drums: Gene Chrisman. Piano: Bobby Wood. Organ: Bobby Emmons. Steel Guitar: John Hughey. Harmonica: Ed Kollis. Overdubbed horn section Trumpet: R.F. Taylor, Wayne Jackson, Dick Steff. Sax: Jackie Thomas, Andrew Lowe, Glen Spreen, J.P. Luper. Trombone: Ed Logan, Jack Hale, Gerald Richardson, Jack Thomas. French Horn: Tony Cason, Joe D'Gerolamo. Vocal accompaniment by Mary (Jeannie) Green, Donna Thatcher, Susan Pilkington, Mary Holladay, Dolores Edgin, June Page, Hurschel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, Sonja Montgomery, Joe Babcock. (Source: FTD / FECC)
Gail Gerber (actress in both "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum", 1965) died from complications of lung cancer in Sharon, Conn., on March 2. She was 76. She was a successful Canadian ballet dancer before moving to Hollywood in 1963. As Gail Gilmore, she made guest appearances on TV shows before landing a part as one of the college kids in "Girl Happy", the one Jimmy Hawkins' character is chasing until she dumps him. She has this to say about working with Elvis that first time: "On the set, Elvis' guys in his entourage kept inviting me to his house and I kept declining because I was still doing "Under the Yum Yum Tree" on stage at night. But even if I could have gone I wouldn't have. I wasn't familiar with Elvis Presley's music and wasn't interested in hearing it. Not knowing much about him (except that he was very friendly and polite to me), I wasn't aware of his importance at the time." In "Harum Scarum", Gail played Sapphire, one of the three gypsy dancers who become part of Elvis' extended family, sort of, and along the way Gail gets to teach the King a thing or two: "I had so much fun working with Elvis on this movie. The film's finale also was a big production number set in Las Vegas and I danced again with Elvis as he sang, "Harem Holiday"." (Source: ElvisMatters)