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Elvis Presley – 40th Anniversary

Written by admin on August 16, 2017 – 6:24 pm -

Thousands of fans have gathered in Memphis to pay tribute to Elvis on the fortieth anniversary of his untimely death.

Elvis Presley 1960

The best way to remember Elvis is through his superb music. The temptation is to highlight this via a career overview, but there are few better examples of Elvis’ brilliance than what he achieved in one evening/overnight session on 3rd/4th April, 1960. During that single session, Elvis recorded two of his most well-known and successful recordings, “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “It’s Now or Never”, as well as fan favourites such as “The Girl of My Best Friend”, “Fever”, “Such a Night”, “Like a Baby” and, perhaps best of all, “Reconsider Baby”. A number of the songs would feature on the great album “Elvis is Back”.

The re-release of 2000’s “Fifty Greatest Hits” will give Elvis another impressive chart placing in the UK this week, following number ones in 2015 and 2016. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “It’s Now or Never” are among the classic recordings on that two-CD collection.

Elvis endures because he created wonderful music. Here’s just three examples.

Elvis Presley – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

Elvis Presley – “It’s Now or Never”

Elvis Presley – “Reconsider Baby”



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ENCORE presents “The Elvis Collection – Whole Lotta Elvis”

Written by admin on April 30, 2013 – 9:28 pm -

The Elvis Collection - Whole Lotta Elvis

Those of you in the US who subscribe to ENCORE can watch their “The Elvis Collection: Whole Lotta Elvis” movie series throughout May.

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Test your knowledge of Elvis Presley

Written by admin on August 16, 2011 – 7:22 am -

Rock and Pop Quiz - Elvis Presley Elvis Presley died 34 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee. To mark the occasion, the latest Classic Pop Icons “Rock and Pop Quiz” is devoted to the rock ‘n’ roll legend.

For each of the 20 questions, you are asked to choose the correct answer from four possibilities. Once all 20 have been selected, click the “Show Results” button to find out how well you did.




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Congratulations to Bill and DJ

Written by admin on March 3, 2009 – 9:36 am -

Some of you will already be aware that Bill Black and DJ Fontana are among the inductees at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Both richly deserve their place in the ‘sidemen category’ for their innovative work with Elvis in the mid 50s.

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