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probably the biggest year in the history of elvis!

IT’S NOT JUST ELVIS! Jeff Jampol is an es­tate rep­re­sen­ta­tive who han­dles the “brands” and as­sets of such stars as Jim Mor­rison, Janis Joplin, and the Ra­mones. He tells a story of having dinner with friends in their thir­ties and for­ties and asking them to name the ti­tles of three Beatle songs. [Read more] “probably the biggest year in the history of elvis!”

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the most valuable elvis 45 of the ’70s has been bootlegged!

SOME COPIES OF “BURNING LOVE” may be the most valu­able commercially-issued Elvis single of the ’70s! De­spite its last sale on eBay for al­most a thou­sand dol­lars, many col­lec­tors are un­aware of this record’s value or its origin. This ar­ticle ad­dresses those facts and warns readers that this rarity has been boot­legged and these coun­ter­feit copies are being sold to un­sus­pecting fans! [Read more] “the most valuable elvis 45 of the ’70s has been bootlegged!”

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don’t you think it’s weird that so many people impersonate elvis?

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. But the ques­tion was “Is it weird that so many people im­per­sonate Elvis?” [Read more] “don’t you think it’s weird that so many people impersonate elvis?”

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british pressings of elvis presley’s “my boy” are common in the u.k.

EXPORT-ONLY RECORDS ARE NOT COMMON in the record busi­ness. But in 1974, RCA in the US had to man­u­fac­ture records by sev­eral artists to be ex­ported to Eng­land for sale in the UK. Why this oc­curred while there were British press­ings of the same records being man­u­fac­tured at the same time re­mains a topic of dis­cus­sion among record collectors. [Read more] “british pressings of elvis presley’s “my boy” are common in the u.k.”

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a double tap of elvis’ pink cadillac in zombieland

ELVIS AS A MYTHIC FIGURE has played a part in many Hol­ly­wood movies since his death in 1977. Most of these movies treat the man and the myth with re­spect, humor, and even irony. I am not re­fer­ring to movies where a Presley track is used as part of the back­ground music but where the “essence” of the Elvis myth/legend is in­te­gral to the plot. [Read more] “a double tap of elvis’ pink cadillac in zombieland”

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valuable insert associated with elvis presley’s “my boy” may be bootleg!

RCA 2458EX IS AN ODD RECORD, one of the oddest in the vast cat­alog of Elvis records. It was man­u­fac­tured in the US ex­pressly to be ex­ported to the UK and sold there in 1974. In­stead of the usual cream­sicle or­ange label that was the stan­dard for RCA records at the time, this weird record had la­bels that were as gray as the In­cred­ible Hulk was in 1962! [Read more] “valuable insert associated with elvis presley’s “my boy” may be bootleg!”

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there is a special export-only pressing of “my boy” (rca 2458EX)

A SPE­CIAL EXPORT-ONLY pressing of the “My Boy” single was man­u­fac­tured in the US ex­pressly for sale in the UK. RCA Victor 2458EX was shipped to Eng­land in late 1974, ap­par­ently be­cause British plants were un­able to meet the de­mand for new product on their own. [Read more] “there is a special export-only pressing of “my boy” (rca 2458EX)”

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deep-sea, iridescent “elvis worms” have researchers all shook up

“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.” [Read more] “deep-sea, iridescent “elvis worms” have researchers all shook up”