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the first published caricature of elvis presley

THE FIRST CARICATURE OF ELVIS PRESLEY that I have found was first published in the July 6, 1956, issue of Collier’s magazine. The image was drawn by the inimitable Al Hirschfeld and was used to illustrate yet another column criticizing the singer—or more accurately, the singer’s fans. As this is an important image, I have devoted the entirety of this article (essentially “Elvis’ Golden Caricatures Volume 7”) to this one drawing. The first six volumes in this series of articles covered art that addressed Presley in the 1950s and ’60s (see the list of links at the end of… Continue Reading the first published caricature of elvis presley

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quora question answered: was elvis presley a great musician? http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/quora/ http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/quora/#comments Wed, 10 May 2017 07:15:32 +0000 http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/?p=21859 Elvis - A Touch Of Gold
quora question answered: was elvis presley a great musician?

IRECENTLY DISCOVERED QUORA, a sorta social media website with a mission: “To share and grow the world’s knowledge.” They do this by allowing registered members (it’s free and easy) to ask questions and other members to offer answers. When I signed up, I ticked off a number of categories of interest to me, and these are the questions that Quora sends me via email every day. One of the first questions on one of my first emails concerned Elvis Presley’s “musicianship.” Of course, I had to answer. But it took me more than a week to compose the answer (I… Continue Reading quora question answered: was elvis presley a great musician?

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the original RIAA gold standard was based on units of one million http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/original-riaa/ http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/original-riaa/#comments Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:09:04 +0000 http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/?p=14021 Elvis - A Touch Of Gold
the original RIAA gold standard was based on units of one million

THE ORIGINAL RIAA GOLD RECORDS were introduced in 1958, and there were only two awards: a Gold Record for singles, and a Gold Record for LPs. To qualify, a single must have sold a minimum of one million (1,000,000) copies, while an LP album must have sold one million dollars ($1,000,000) at the manufacturer’s wholesale price. There were no “unit” sales required for LP certification, and there were no Platinum Record Awards. The Record Industry Association of America (originally R.I.A.A., now the periodless RIAA) stepped in to offer independently audited and certified ‘official’ awards in place of the common awards made by individual record… Continue Reading the original RIAA gold standard was based on units of one million

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moody blue – facts and fallacies about elvis’ final album as a collector’s item http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/final-album/ http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/final-album/#respond Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:38:37 +0000 http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/?p=10839 Elvis - A Touch Of Gold
moody blue – facts and fallacies about elvis’ final album as a collector’s item

AUGUST 16, 1977, WAS THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL: Elvis Presley died. Very few fans were aware of his deteriorating health and we were unprepared for our own response to his death. Fans were aware of Elvis in general: his latest album, MOODY BLUE, had been released four weeks earlier and was selling better than usual. In the months after his death, his final album became one of his best selling albums ever. Due it being his final album, MOODY BLUE holds a special place in the Elvis canon, despite it’s being a relatively undistinguished album, even by Presley’s flagging efforts… Continue Reading moody blue – facts and fallacies about elvis’ final album as a collector’s item

moody blue – facts and fallacies about elvis’ final album as a collector’s item
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country music fans were always divided on elvis http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/always-divided/ http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/always-divided/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:37:18 +0000 http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/?p=13554 Elvis - A Touch Of Gold
country music fans were always divided on elvis

IN A RECENT ARTICLE, I broke Elvis fandom down into several distinct groups, or generations. In response, Nondisposablejohnny (the enigmatic overseer of The Round Place In The Middle website) posted a pair of observations in the Comment Section. I started to answer his points in that section, but realized that I had a bit to say on the subjects. Always divided between immediacy and exposition, I opted for the latter and here we are. Aside from addressing Nondisposablejohnny’s (NDJ) points, I get to ramble on about related and even peripheral issues. In “Fifty Generations Of Elvis Fans Can’t Be… Continue Reading country music fans were always divided on elvis

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about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/electronically-reprocessed/ http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/electronically-reprocessed/#comments Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:49:14 +0000 http://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/?p=10247 Elvis - A Touch Of Gold
about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums

WHAT IS ELECTRONICALLY REPROCESSED STEREO and why do so many Elvis fans hate it? What is rechanneled stereo and Duophonic stereo and why does everyone else hate them? Before addressing these questions, I want to mention a few things about stereo records. Most people, including music historians and record collectors, simply take stereo for granted—but it has a lengthy and interesting past. In 1957, the stereo long-playing album was introduced to the marketplace by a pair of small independent record companies. In 1958, most of the major companies followed with their own stereo releases. By 1959, the new format was… Continue Reading about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums

about those electronically reprocessed stereo albums
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