Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17

The Thousand Points Of Light Memorial Waterfall lies dry at the center of the Super 7 Mega Mall food court tetrahedron, and everybody’s got an opinion as to why. Hair triggers, we have them. In this new reality of hot takes and burning questions, it’s fun to clamber onto a roof and shout “BELL BOTTOMS” … Continue reading Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17

Yes, People Still Buy Discs. Millions of Them.

In March 1958 Elvis’ Golden Records album was released. “Heartbreak Hotel.” “Love Me Tender.” “Don’t Be Cruel.” “All Shook Up.” Those and other tracks are on the disc. And it, itself, became a Gold Record in 1961. (It eventually racked up status as 6X Platinum, which sounds like a score on a pinball machine.) But … Continue reading Yes, People Still Buy Discs. Millions of Them.

The world’s worst Elvis impersonator: Kate Moss

Video: Elvis Presley – “The Wonder You” (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) This is preposterous. It’s ludicrous on several levels. First of all, why are they adding “lush new arrangements” by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Elvis recordings? The original single version, recorded live in Las Vegas, was good enough to spend 12 weeks on … Continue reading The world’s worst Elvis impersonator: Kate Moss

Lost Classic: Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe

Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie JoeInspired by Totale’s excellent write-up of Badfinger, Phil steps up with a look back at a staple of the country soul set.

Robbie Fulks: Michael Jackson "better than Elvis"

In a thoughtful eulogy for Michael Jackson, country crooner Robbie Fulks explains the origins of his fascination with the King of Pop: In 1999, Peter McDowell at the Chicago Cultural Center had me put together a performance in honor of Michael’s birthday. That was the beginning of my long “tribute CD” odyssey, and it got … Continue reading Robbie Fulks: Michael Jackson "better than Elvis"

From Elvis In Memphis Remastered

Looks like Elvis Presley‘s 1969 “Memphis sessions” are set to receive the deluxe reissue treatment: To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Elvis’ historic American Studio session that resulted in “Suspicious Minds,” “In the Ghetto” and “Kentucky Rain” among many others, Sony Music will release a deluxe version of From Elvis In Memphis, including all the … Continue reading From Elvis In Memphis Remastered

The Last Picture Show: Final Photos of Famous People

This image is the last known photo of Elvis Presley, taken at 12:28 Am on August 16, 1977, hours before he was found dead at Graceland. It’s part of an interesting collection of “10 Fascinating Last Pictures” and features a frightening image from Princess Diana’s final moments as well as images of Einstein, Hitler and … Continue reading The Last Picture Show: Final Photos of Famous People

Elvis Is Everywhere (Even Ancient Rome)

Irrefutable new evidence proves that Elvis Presley has been the King for a lot longer than conventionally believed. Are you Roman tonight? Statue of ‘Elvis’ chiselled 1800 years before his birth goes under the hammer: With his dashing chiselled features, swept back hair and perky bouffant the resemblance is unmistakable. But incredibly this carving of … Continue reading Elvis Is Everywhere (Even Ancient Rome)