SO I OPEN UP MY EMAIL and there’s a notification telling me that someone requests my answer to a question on Quora. I tend to ignore these questions as many are idiotic and are just a means for the asker to get some attention on Quora. [Continue reading]
I AM THE BEARER OF BAD TIDINGS: My friend and co-author John Walker Ross passed away on February 9, 2021, and this is an obituary of sorts and a tribute. I stumbled over John’s blog The Round Place In The Middle several years ago and spent the day reading his articles. [Continue reading]
“FROM ELVIS WORMS to the Milky Way’s edge, these science stories sparked joy in 2020.” How could I resist that headline? Even though the tagline to this website is “a blog about Elvis Presley’s music and the records it can be found on” and this article has absolutely nothing to do with music or records, they had me at “Elvis worms.” [Continue reading]
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The caricature of Clint Eastwood as “Dirty Harry” Callahan is by Art for Fine Art America.
This is the Listing Notice for the release of RCA Victor 74-0910, Steamroller Blues / Fool. Click on the image to enlarge it to a readable size.
Note the Issue Date in the upper right is 03/13/73. [Continue reading]
THIS IS AN UNUSUAL MOVE FOR ME in that I am pushing a product here on my Elvis – A Touch Of Gold blog. I didn’t go looking for a product to push; in fact, quite the opposite occurred. I was looking for images for the series of articles I am writing about the line of Elvis records on the Gold Standard Series. [Continue reading]
WOULD ELVIS WEAR A MASK DURING THIS PANDEMIC? I found an arresting photo of a young Elvis wearing a bandana-like mask with what appeared to be modern demonstrators in the background. I found the image on Elvis Rare Records, where the site’s owner, Dave Reynolds, had sent me regarding another issue. [Continue reading]
KIRI TE KANAWA is not a name familiar to most pop music fans, including those of Elvis Presley. Nonetheless, she is one of the most famous opera singers in the world and should be known to Elvis fans. [Continue reading]