For the true fan the Elvis world goes way beyond the endless RCA ‘Greatest Hit’ compiles. In the mists of time these vinyl bootlegs were stunning classics, ‘Behind Closed Doors’, ‘The ’68 Comeback’, ‘From The Waist Up’ and so many more all featuring unreleased classic Elvis recordings. Sam Theaker aka Vic Colonna was one of the great names from this mysterious world that many fans will recall. It was the popularity of Elvis Bootlegs that paved the way for Ernst & Roger to create the ‘FTD’ Fan Club label. Sam Theaker was an essential part of the ELVIS legacy but sadly has been battling cancer over the last few years and unfortunately never saw his brilliant book about the exciting world of Elvis bootlegs published. Last week Sam Theaker passed away, a great loss to us all.