An Elvis fan from Radlett was this week presented with The King's official award for getting the 1,000th number one in UK history. Sid Shaw, owner of Elvisly Yours, received the gift by The Official Charts Company and Coca-Cola at a presentation at his store on Sunday.
Sid Shaw said: "The #1 should have been reserved for him - he is so far ahead of everyone else in the pop world even years on from his death. "Most of the songs in the charts nowadays are just repetitive rubbish, but Elvis is in a different league. His appeal is everlasting, his music never dates."
Sid Shaw informed us that the Award was presented to all British Elvis fans. The UK Charts Company and its sponsor Coca Cola asked whether they could use his shop for a photo call because of all the great images of Elvis and my life size, bronze Elvisly Yours Statue. He was told I would be able to display the Trophy in his shop for fans to see sometime in the future, but he doos not have the trophy and expects it is being used for PR.