Bill Porter, who was originally scheduled to be part of the Elvis Insiders Conference this year, will unfortunately not be able to be with us due to his retirement.
On the occasion of his 75th birthday year Legendary Sound Engineer Bill Porter, a noted figure in the recording industry formally retires:
Mr. Porter who audio engineered classic hits such as “Stuck On You”, “Its Now Or Never” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” will not address the fans this August during Elvis Tribute Week 2006. Originally, Porter planned to meet and greet Elvis fans from across the globe at the annual Elvis Insiders Conference August 11th, 12th and 13th however; Porter will not attend this year’s celebrations. On the occasion of his 75th birthday year, sound engineer Bill Porter, a noted figure in the recording industry wishes to formally retire. Over the years Porter has made numerous public appearances as a consulting expert and historian in the field of audio engineering with respect to his historically significant technological processes, evaluations and methodologies and as an award winning engineer and artist affiliated celebrity.
Considered a friend and business associate by Elvis and the Presley family, Bill has remained true to the King’s memory. Plans are well underway to share Porter’s story including remembrances of what it was like “in studio” and on the road with Elvis. Bill Porter recorded nearly all of Presley’s number one hits upon the King’s return from his tour of duty for the U.S. Army in which ended in 1960. Porter’s recordings of Elvis include the albums “Elvis Is Back”, “His Hand In Mine”, “Pot Luck”, and “Something for Everybody”. Porter also traveled with Elvis Presley from 1969–1977 and recorded many of the Live in Las Vegas shows. In addition to his work with Elvis, Mr. Porter has recorded many great artists such as Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, The Browns, Ann Margaret and Sammy Davis Jr. just to name a few.
If you are interested and would like to see and hear more about memories of Elvis from Mr. Bill Porter, the man behind the glass, look for his official website set to launch this July.