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Delayed | Moody Blue Gold Sparkle Edition 2-LP Vinyl Record from FTD

FTD has advised us that 'despite their best efforts' the FTD Vinyl release of Elvis' last studio album, Moody Blue in LIMITED EDITION GOLD SPARKLE 180-Gram vinyl has been delayed until late April (estimate). This individually numbered gold collectible is limited to 4000 copies Worldwide. Apart from outtakes of 'Way Down' and 'Moody Blue', this 2-LP deluxe edition includes 'If You Love Me (Let Me Know)', 'Pledging My Love', He'll Have To Go' plus two undubbed versions of his now legendary emotional interpretation of 'Unchained Melody'.

Where Elvis Became Elvis: The Story of 1034 Audubon Drive

1034 Audubon Drive was Elvis Presley's first purchased house in Memphis, Tennessee, bought in 1956 for his parents with the royalties of 'Heartbreak Hotel'. The King only lived there for thirteen months, but from May, 1956 to May, 1957 he became Elvis, at least the early Elvis as the world knows him. While living here, he recorded 'Hound Dog', appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, bought his mother a pink Cadillac, and played touch football with the neighborhood kids.

Elvis Presley's private Graceland upstairs rooms

Graceland is open to the public these days but nobody is allowed upstairs - just as it was when Elvis was alive. During his 20 years living at Graceland, the upstairs was off-limits except for an invite from Elvis Presley himself. Even to this day, tours of the mansion – which have been on-going for 40 years – do not include The King's bedroom and the bathroom where he died. Nevertheless, Elvis' cousin Billy Smith has described the layout of the star's private haven. Billy spent his whole life by The King's side, both as a boy living on the grounds of Graceland, and then as an inner member of the star's Memphis Mafia.

We're Gonna' Move ... Elvis Presley's Home Sweet Homes

A man's home is his castle - and so Graceland is definitely the king's castle.

D.J. Fontana has Died

D.J. Fontana, Elvis' legendary drummer, has died aged 87. The last of the 'Blue Moon Boys' has now left to join his fellow musicians - the creators of the Rock'n'Roll big-bang.

Original Graceland Piano Returns Home

Elvis Presley's Graceland has announced the acquisition of one of the most significant pieces of Elvis' musical history, which will be returned to Graceland 60 years after it was first purchased by Elvis for the home in 1957 - a white, baby grand piano with gold accents and a custom-made, gold, metal bench designed by Elvis with a white, leather cushion. For the first time ever, the public will be able to see this legendary Knabe branded piano on display in its Graceland home. The music room at Graceland will be restored to its original 1960s-era appearance including the white piano, and will be unveiled on December 16, 2017.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Arrested at the Gates of Graceland : Interview with Jerry Lee Lewis

On November 23, 1976 at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee, Elvis' cousin Harold Loyd, the night guard at Graceland, called the police complaining of a drunk, pistol wielding man blocking the gates at Elvis Presley's home in a brand new white lincoln continental. Police approached the car cautiously when they got to the open driver's side window, they found that the man was Jerry Lee Lewis ...

Fire at 1034 Audubon Drive: 'extensive' damage

A Saturday morning fire caused 'extensive' damage to the former home of Elvis Presley on Audubon Drive, but ongoing renovations meant no Presley artifacts were in the house at the time of the blaze. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said the department responded to the home just after 7:30 a.m. The fire was under control by 7:52, he said. Fire personnel were on scene for several hours. The cause was electrical, Cooke said, and started in the wall between the living room and dining room. The one-story home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations.

Elvis Presley's Memphis officially opened to public

The new 'Elvis Presley's Memphis' opened today. Jack Soden, Priscilla Presley and Joel Weinshanker cut the ribbon on the new a $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment complex across the street from Graceland Mansion.

Elvis Presley's Memphis will open in one week

Priscilla Presley will be on hand to kick off a four-day grand opening celebration for Elvis Presley's Memphis on Thursday, March 2, at Graceland. The $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment and museum complex is the second phase of Graceland's expansion plans. It will feature a new Elvis Presley career museum, the 'Presley Motors' automobile museum, a 20,000-square-foot 'Graceland Soundstage' performing space/meeting hall, a barbecue restaurant, a 1950s-inspired diner and retail stores. The facility will be five times the size of the current visitors center.

Elvis Presley and the Grammy Awards

Seeing Elvis' many awards and Gold and Platinum Records is one of the most memorable aspects of touriSeeing Elvis' many awards and Gold and Platinum Records is one of the most memorable aspects of touring GracelandWhether it's the Hall of Gold - a long hallway full of Gold records and awards – or the Trophy Room in the Racquetball Building – where awards and Gold, Platinum and Diamond Records cover the walls up to the ceiling - both locations leave fans in awe of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Graceland, Before Elvis Presley

Ruth Cobb is one of the few people outside Elvis Presley's family to visit the upstairs of Graceland. It was before it opened as a tourist attraction, and Cobb, who lived there before Elvis, soon learned her old upstairs bedroom had been turned into a music room. She had grown up at Graceland as an only child. When she married Charles Cobb, they remained at Graceland with her parents at first while Ruth toured the country as part of a professional harp ensemble. Her father, Dr. Thomas Moore, was a prominent surgeon and urologist.

Elvis Presley's Memphis Stages

Memphis, Tennessee, wasn't just Elvis' home; it was also his stage. From small clubs to large coliseums, Elvis performed in many different Bluff City venues throughout his career. Recently we looked at the Presley family's Tupelo and Memphis homes and apartments. This week, let's look at a few of the Memphis venues where Elvis wowed his fans. Elvis' career started small, with gigs at the Bel-Air Club and the Bon Air Club. But his first official billed performance was on July 30, 1954, at the Overton Park Shell.

New Graceland complex promises Memphis contributions to Elvis Presley legacy

Decades after the death of Elvis Presley, all indications show that America's greatest music legend's legacy is becoming even stronger. The release of another commemorative stampnew albums, international recognition and new generations of Presley fans are key indicators, but the biggest hint comes from what is happening in Memphis, Tennessee.

Drone footage of Elvis Presley's Graceland in the Snow

Memphis experienced a rare snowstorm last night that allowed the E-crew of Elvis Presley Enterprises to get some amazing drone footage of Graceland decorated in the beautiful snowfall. The result is absolutely beyond words. How we wish that Elvis could have seen all that beauty in the Winter Wonderland clip.

New Graceland Hotel Approved

The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board approved a proposal from Elvis Presley Enterprises to build a 450-room hotel on the same side of Elvis Presley Boulevard as the historic Graceland mansion.

Getting to Graceland: A little less conversation, a little more action

Elvis passed away 36 years ago today. I was only nine years old at the time, but I was already a fan and I remember it well. Throughout my life, I've always done something to note the day. I'd watch an Elvis special on TV, or listen to some of his music. This year, it feels different. Though I am not at Graceland for 'Elvis Week', this was the year I finally got down there. I stood on one of the same stages where he first performed and in the same room where he first recorded. I saw his home, his cars and his airplanes and met one of his best friends. I placed a flower on his grave as a gesture of thanks, for not only his music, but for all of rock music. I paid my respects to The King. These are the types of experiences you can have when you visit Memphis. If you are a fan of Elvis Presley, you should really try to visit Memphis. You need to go to Graceland.
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Graceland marks 30th year as tourist attraction

The key figures in opening Graceland to the public recently sat down with the Associated Press to talk about preserving the legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In an exclusive interview, Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. CEO Jack Soden talked about opening Graceland to the public and the success they've seen since the first day in 1982. When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.