Myrna Smith is back in hospital because of complications she suffered, according to Larry Geller. (ElvisMatters, Aug 15)
The concert with Elvis on the big screen, backed up by his original band names is preparing to tour the world! By the end of 2011, the Elvis circus will return to Europe. In 2012 the tour will go to the USA, Canada and Asia. For the last two regions, it will be the first time that the concert will travel there! More details and dates on this site as soon as they are known. (ElvisMatters, Aug. 21)
The "ELVIS 75" compilation sold 63,798 copies in the UK, thereby making the title eligible for a Silver Sales Award (minimum sales of 60,000). The 3 CD set "Definitive Collection" from BMG India popped up on a collector's website (catalog number : BMG 8697647392). (Elv75, Aug. 23)
Everything that made Elvis the “King of Rock N’ Roll is part of the app – from Tupelo to Hollywood, the amazing era of Elvis Presley comes alive with one touch.
* Over 2500 Elvis questions
* Photo Gallery
* Five Game categories representing Elvis’ amazing career: Early Music (before 1965), Late Music (after 1965), Movies, Life & Times, TCB™ (Taking Care of Business)
* Great graphics & Elvis running commentary/catch phrases
* Games include: Hangman, Fill in the Blanks, True/False, What Year?, Odd One Out, Uncover the Artwork, Trivia Multiple Choice, Jumble, Numbers, Guess the Song Lyrics and Movie Quotes
* Easy, Medium & Hard Difficultly Levels (ElvisMatters, Aug. 24)
George David Weiss, a songwriter who had a hand in some of the biggest hits of midcentury pop music, recorded by some of the biggest stars, died on Monday at his home in Oldwick, N.J. He was 89. Among his most famous numbers were “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” recorded by Elvis Presley; “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” recorded by the Tokens; and “What a Wonderful World,” recorded by Louis Armstrong.
“Can’t Help Falling in Love,” introduced in Presley’s 1961 film “Blue Hawaii,” was a million-seller. It has words and music by Mr. Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore. (ElvisMatters, Aug. 24)
Author Erik Lorentzen announced the the release of volume 2 in his "Elvis Files" series. This volume - on the years 1957 to 1959 - has an October release-date.
CNN conducted a poll among it's viewers for the top global music icons, Elvis was of course among the top 5.
The votes are in and Michael Jackson is the number one global music icon. Almost 100,000 people voted to tell CNN that the self-styled "King of Pop," who died suddenly in June 2009, is the musician you rate above all others. British pop group The Beatles, late Canto pop sensation Leslie Cheung, rock 'n' roller Elvis Presley and Reggae godfather Bob Marley also made the top five. (Elv75, Aug. 26)