The past couple of weeks several magazines were delivered, here is a line-up.
The 210th issue by the german Elvis Presley Gesellschaft looks good as always. Besides the usual fanzine content like reviews, news and letters this one has articles on Leiber & Stoller, Gordon Stoker and the 3rd part of their series on Elvis’ love for karate, decorated with tons of pictures.
Even better looking (probably the best looking) is the Norwegian Flaming Star, number 74. This issue has articles on Elvis suffering of flu in the second part of 1974 (with many pics of our man), Jailhouse Rock, The Stage Show and the 1956 sessions (part 4). Of course the regulars are present too.
The OEPFC Magazine
The June/July issue of this UK-based magazine has articles on Joan Blondell (Stay Away, Joe), Bad Nauheim, Cesare Danova (Viva Las Vegas) and an interview with Red West.
This Spanish magazine (# 82) has an article on composer Aaron Schroeder, the singles of 1960 and Aloha among other things, like news and reviews.
The Man And His Music
The 100th (congrats!) issue of THE magazine is extra thick and extra colourful. Of course they look back on the past, e.g. with an good article on essential releases during the past 25 year. There is an interview with author David English, the story of Presley Center Courts, the reason why Ger Rijff looks so funny, an interview with Carol Montgomery and The Dirty Dozen (a must-read!). The usual items are available too in this milestone issue.
Almost In Elvis
This dutch concept magazine focuses on Heartbreak Hotel in its 15th issue. Information, personal views, and most important humour put the spotlight on Elvis’ first RCA (and break through) single. Next to that an interesting view on the budget album Almost in Love can be enjoyed. The layout and style are once more remarkable, with only minor that a couple of times the background is too light for the text and makes a few (small) parts of it nearly unreadable. The extra doorhanger included makes up for that! Hopefully the cats will not ignore the do not disturb sign.