50th Anniversary Of Rock And Roll Events Calendar Updated

All year, Graceland joins the entire city of Memphis in celebrating 50 Years of Elvis with a year-long, global commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Rock & Roll. EPE updated the events calendar. Follow the links below for all the available event details and related information.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Feb 25, 2004 
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gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2004report abuse
This will be great. Now if we can only kick-start the media promo for this historic event. It should start by April.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
Exciting times ahead. In the UK, I will be interested if Radio 1 play Elvis. They refused to play Rubberneckin, we shall see.
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
I was already very active and found a list of (almost) all radio stations in Austria. Gribz: when you say e-mail the stations one a week, do you mean bombard them once a week with the same e-mail?
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
By the way gribz, taking that day off from work is a good idea ;-)
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
And it's 6:00 pm CEST (Central European Standard Time)! Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, for example.
TonyP (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
Lar, that's 5pm GMT I believe.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
Mary kay, 11 am central time July 5th. We have to e-mail the stations once a week if we can, and send the links to all on your mail list, and have them do the same.. That will get it done. Once the major media kicks in with their blitz, it will all come together, but they won't start that until June.
MaryKay (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2004report abuse
I am emailing all radio stations I can locate! That is 10 A.M. U.S. Central time, right??? Great idea...come on babyboomers everywhere...email those DJ's! Let Elvis hear his song across the world!!! Can you imagine his smile and his thankyouthankyouverymuch??
Abidaslam1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
Hmm. I've read and heard about all kinds of elaborate celebrations when it comes to marking significant events in Elvis' career. When it comes to the time nothing happens as planned. We just get excuses. So I wouldn't get too excited.
forelvisworld (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
I wait for a better feast, a better celebration than the Beatles arrive in U.S. in 1964. I wait with hope that the best celebration with Mr. Elvis Presley at the head of 50th Anniversary Of Rock And Roll
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
Wonderfully said Mauriceinireland. I took the same emotional journey through Elvis' career, and for me perosnally, it is his Gospel music that keeps me an eternal fan. When Elvis sings Gospel, the passion comes straight from his Soul through his mind down into his heart, and out of his mouth. The timing, the culture and the new generation is ripe for "The Sun to Rise Again". No pun intended, "Truth intended". Anyway, let's unite and get a list of the time-zones for all countries, so we can maximize awareness. Thank's...
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
My apologies..CENTRAL TIME !!! California and Vegas, Set you're alarm..If I can't get to Memphis, I will be here, in New York, and will not be in work that Monday, but I will be in Memphis In August, Of course...
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
This should really be a year to remember for all Elvis fans:-)1954 has been, quite arbitrarily, chosen as the year Rock 'n' Roll found it's most important voice. Therefore, taking a pragmatic view, 2004 is the 50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll! And the singer chosen to epitomise the event is the one and only, Elvis Presley 1935-1977. Arguably the most versatile vocalist ever to enter a recording studio. His amazing versions of "That's All right Mama", and, "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on the Sun label, is the seminal single, which launched a career so meteoric we are still to this day feeling and hearing it's repercussions. The later RCA singles , "Heartbreak Hotel"/ "I Was The One", "Hound Dog"/ "Don't Be Cruel", and "Love Me Tender" etc., copper fastened Elvis's unparalleled hold on the music charts. Writing these words after being told back in 1957, "Elvis would be just a flash in the pan", One can't help but smile. How fast people jumped to false conclusions in spite of the great mass of evidence to the contrary. Even the likes of, "The New York Times", failed to rise above the absolute nonsense printed about the young singer by a great many publications. Back in 1957 Elvis Presley was just about everywhere. His recordings selling by the million, his early movies creating long queues outside cinemas around the world, and his television appearances leading to huge audiences being totally captivated by his extraordinary talent to communicate. No matter his exhilarating antics on stage, Elvis just charmed the hearts of hundreds of millions - especially the young. Later, with the release of the wonderful songs, "It's Now or Never", and "Are You Lonesome Tonight", the older generations would succumb en masse. This boy could really sing! Unfortunately for Elvis the press had given him the title, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", and it stuck! Nevertheless Elvis's ballads continue to surprise and enchant newcomers. A large repertoire of his beautifully performed love songs await the uninitiated. Well the King may be dead but the music he made, and his generous nature, continues to excite and grip the hearts of listeners world-wide. Ballads, Country, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, you name it, Elvis sang it. His newly released recordings have proved beyond a doubt Elvis Presley's voice has the power to win over new generations of discerning listeners. Hopefully, the 50 Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll, to be celebrated in Memphis Tennessee, will include all the pioneers, black and white, who strove to free popular music from the constraints of the so-called elite. The likes of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Haley, and Buddy Holly, come to mind along with all the other, no less important, names - far to many to include here. Rock On! Elvis Presley, you not only proved all your critics wrong you've had them chewing their words for five decades;-)
Lar (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
It would be great to hear the song played worldwide. Would anyone known what time that would be GMT..? I would send mails to stations throughout Ireland and ask them to play "Thats Alright" at the time stated. I encourage everyone in theit respective towns, cities and countries to try do the same..Slainte ..
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
gribz: just to make sure I got it right ... eastern time or central standard time?
SilviaZ (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
Hey, that really would be something! 11:00 am CEST you said? Thanks for letting us know the exact time.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2004report abuse
50 years of the King Elvis : I am especially waiting for July 5th, 11am, e.s.t for the global moment in time, when hopefully, every radio station will pay tribute to the guy who started it all, 50 years ago to the hour, by playing 'That's Allright', at the same time.. There are over twelve thousand radio stations in the western world. Wouldn't it be something if all of them would play Elvis' first song at the same time, giving their particular time zone.. Spread the word..E-mail the stations...

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