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“elvis is king” is an illustrated children’s book that fans must see!

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. [Read more] ““elvis is king” is an illustrated children’s book that fans must see!”

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would elvis wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic?

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. [Read more] “would elvis wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic?”

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where has elvis – a touch of gold been during the pandemic?

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dame kiri te kanawa on the greatest voice she ever heard

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. She was born in New Zealand in 1944 into a family that was too poor to be able to af­ford to even keep her, making her family con­sid­er­ably poorer than the Pres­leys during Elvis’ youth. [Read more] “dame kiri te kanawa on the greatest voice she ever heard”

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who gave elvis his big break in show business?

THE QUES­TION IS OLD: “Who gave (fill-in-the-blank) her big break in country music?” or “Who gave (fill-in-the-blank) his big break in the major leagues?” Those ques­tions are asked about singers and bands and base­ball and bas­ket­ball players, among others. It usu­ally comes from someone who has never been a big suc­cess in any field of en­deavor, let alone ones as de­manding as en­ter­tain­ment and sports. [Read more] “who gave elvis his big break in show business?”

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just launched: a new elvis publication on medium!

AS IF I WASN’T BUSY ENOUGH, I just launched my second pub­li­ca­tion on Medium. The title of the new pub­li­ca­tion is Elvis: That’s The Way It Was and, of course, it’s all Elvis all the time! “But,” you may be thinking, “doesn’t mem­ber­ship with Medium cost $5 a month?” [Read more] “just launched: a new elvis publication on medium!”

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c’mon over to bleeding heart liberal petitions on facebook

I HAVE A FACE­BOOK PAGE ti­tled Bleeding Heart Lib­eral Pe­ti­tions. Most days, I re­ceive a slew of emails with pe­ti­tions for var­ious causes such as saving an en­dan­gered species, urging my rep­re­sen­ta­tives in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment to vote for or against a par­tic­ular bill, protest an in­jus­tice, etc. I read them all, sign most of them, and add a few to the Face­book page. [Read more] “c’mon over to bleeding heart liberal petitions on facebook”

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was elvis more famous than you-know-who?

HOW FA­MOUS WAS ELVIS? That was the ques­tion on Quora. Once upon a time, that it was fairly easy to an­swer: Ac­cording to Jerry Hop­kins, whose Elvis – A Bi­og­raphy (1971) was the first bi­og­raphy of the man, a global survey showed that more people in the world rec­og­nized Elvis by his first (or given) name—and that in­cluded you-know-who!—than [Read more] “was elvis more famous than you-know-who?”

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a fivesome of quora questions about elvis answered

SINCE I AM CUR­RENTLY TOILING AWAY at var­ious projects of con­sid­er­able girth—I mean, length—I’m going to post a few short-shorts. To break up things while I am re­searching and writing, I turn to Quora and an­swer ques­tions. Quora is a question-and-answer site where ques­tions are asked by users and then an­swered by other users, ei­ther fac­tu­ally or in the form of opinions. [Read more] “a fivesome of quora questions about elvis answered”