New site pertaining to Elvis Presley’s recordings


 

EP RECORDS link

 

We just discovered this website but, as of July 2014, we wanted Elvis Presley fans worldwide to know about it. Hence the reason for this post.

As always we hope you enjoy this and please continue to follow our blogs and visit http://www.ElvisCollector.info and our (still in beta testing) http://www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org.

http://www.elvisrecords.us

 

 

www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org is a great Elvis Presley Fan Forum


We are pleased to see progress on our Elvis Presley Fan Forum of www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org and no we didn’t aim for the longest website name known to man as we wanted the name to say what we…are. Plus it can be bookmarked, or favored, so please take advantage of this technology and give your fingers a rest.

We have changed the display of our forum and will continue to upgrade new content.

Our launch date of late 2014 remains our goal.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs
www.ElvisCollector.info

Elvis Presley divorce finalized 40 years ago (by Jeff Schrembs)


Starting from the first time Elvis met Priscilla, while Elvis was in the US Army stationed in Germany and Priscilla was there with her family with her Father who was in actuality her step father a fact that was kept from her, there was an immediate mutual attraction.

Note –  Priscilla’s biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Kathryn and Harold Wagner. On 10 August 1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscilla’s mother; they had been dating for more than three years.  He was killed in a plane crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old. When Priscilla discovered this “..family secret…” while rummaging through an old wooden box of family keepsakes, she was encouraged by her mother to keep it from the other children as she feared it would endanger our family closeness. In 1948 her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec. The couple were married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and was the only father Priscilla would ever know
Though Elvis only met Priscilla a few months before being honorably discharged from the US Army, in March of 1960, and Priscilla was only 14 years old at the time (a fact that was contrary to her; looks, demeanor, maturity, outspokenness, and her outlook on life) Elvis had a deep caring for Priscilla that would eventually be consummated in their marriage on May 1, 1967.
Elvis and Priscilla, through mutual shortcomings and actions adverse to the marital vows they took, (sadly) split up in  1972 and formally divorced with the final divorce decree issued on October 9, 1973.

The property settlement agreement, dated  August 15, 1972, was between Elvis Aaron Presley and Priscilla Ann  Presley.

It stated the couple had agreed to split the  property to avoid further legal costs.

It reads: ‘The parties were married on May 1,  1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

‘Unfortunate circumstances and unhappy  differences have arisen between the parties  by reason of which they have lived  separate and apart since February 23, 1972, and by reason of which they intend  to dissolve their marriage.

‘By this property settlement the parties wish  to avoid unnecessary  litigation and the emotional stress and expense which  would accompany.’

Some of the interesting details of their divorce settlement are as follows:

Elvis signed over ownership of three of his prized possessions – a 1971  Mercedes-Benz car, a 1969 Cadillac El Dorado and a 1971 Harley Davidson  motorbike.

Priscilla had originally agreed to a cash  settlement that was 7.5 times less than the amount she finally  received.

She signed the paperwork that confirmed she  would receive a $100,000 tax-free lump-sum payment.
The official document is at odds with the  $750,000 payment she eventually received after she appointed new lawyers who  advised her to seek more money.

As well as Elvis’ cars and cash, actress  Priscilla also stood to receive half the income from the sale of their three  properties in California.

The agreement granted Priscilla ownership of  a 1971 Mercedes Benz, a 1969 Cadillac El Dorado, a 1971 Harley-Davidson  motorcycle, $100,000 in cash, and half the income from the sale of their three  houses in California.

‘It is initialed in ink by Elvis and  Priscilla on page three and signed by them on page nine.

‘The supplement specifies that taxes applied  to the cash would be paid by Elvis.’

Here are two copies of the actual divorce proceedings
Initialled: Elvis agrees to give Priscilla two luxury cars, a motorbike and $100,000
.Binding: As well as Elvis' cars and cash, actress Priscilla also stood to receive half the income from the sale of their three properties in California
Elvis’ divorce adversely effected him throughout the remainder of his life. Though he was blessed with the birth of his daughter, who he truly loved with all his heart being Lisa Marie born exactly nine months after the wedding, the reality that his marriage had ended contributed to his failing health which included mental, emotional, and addictive behavior.

Elvis Presley endured his triumphs, and his failures, in the public eye. Fortunately, for us and for Elvis, he had an outlet to share his feelings…and his soul being his singing and performing.

During the 1970s Elvis recorded several poignant songs that, to this very day, resonate as they apply to those going through separation, divorce, children of divorce, etc. This include, but are not limited to, these songs; Suspicious Minds, You Gave Me A Mountain, My Boy, Separate Ways, It’s Over, It’s Easy For You, Always On My Mind, etc.

Lastly, Elvis loved Priscilla and she loved him. They both made mistakes and both contributed to the deterioration of the marriage. They were, are, and will be (simultaneously) an American (with an assist from Germany) Love Story as well as an American Divorce Story. This is part of the life, and legacy, of Elvis Presley that continues to fascinate Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide.

Jeff Schrembs

http://www.ElvisCollector.info

www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org

Elvis Presley appearances at Houson Astrodome (by Jeff Schrembs)




Texas was a state that Elvis often appeared in during his early days with Sun and throughout 1955.

When Elvis returned to live concerts, starting in 1969 in Las Vegas, the very first concert he did other than in Las Vegas was at the Houston Astrodome from February 27, 1970 until March 1, 1970. Elvis set a new attendance record of 180,000 (estimated).

Four years later, on March 3, 1974, Elvis returned to the Houston Astrodome. Elvis set another attendance record, for a “one day appearance” of 88,000 (estimated).

The details of Elvis’ 1970 appearances in the Houston Astrodome are as follows:

February 27th, 1970 (2:00pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome
Songs Performed at This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Blue Suede Shoes: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: One Night: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes-In the Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 16,708

February 27th, 1970 (7.45pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome(CD-R)
Songs Performed at This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Blue Suede Shoes: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: Kentucky Rain: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: In the Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 36,299

February 28th, 1970 (2:00pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome
Songs Performed At This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Long Tall Sally: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: Kentucky Rain: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: In the Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 37,733

February 28th, 1970 (7.45pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome
Songs Performed At This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Blue Suede Shoes: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: Kentucky Rain: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: In the Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 43,614

March 1st, 1970 (2:00pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome
Songs Performed At This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Blue Suede Shoes: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: Kentucky Rain: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: In the Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 40,858

March 1st, 1970 (7:00pm). Houston, TX. Houston Astrodome
Songs Performed At This Show: All Shook Up: I Got A Woman: Long Tall Sally: Don’t Cry Daddy: Heartbreak Hotel: Hound Dog: Love Me Tender: Kentucky Rain: Release Me: Walk A Mile in My Shoes: In The Ghetto: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Polk Salad Annie: Introduction of Band: Introduction Charlie Pride: Kaw-Liga(excerpt, “The Hardest Part Is living Alone hot damn”): Suspicious Minds: Can’t Help Falling In Love: Love Me Tender (Instrumental)
ATTENDANCE: 27,777

And now the details of Elvis’ 1974 appearance whereby he performed two identical shows:

March 3rd, 1974. (8.00pm) Houston, TX. Astrodome
Songs Performed At This Show: See See Rider: I Got A Woman: Love Me: Tryin’ To Get To You: All Shook Up: Steamroller Blues: Teddy Bear-Don’t Be Cruel: Love Me Tender: Johnny B. Goode: Hound Dog: Fever: Polk Salad Annie: Why Me Lord(with J.D. Sumner): suspicious Minds: Introduction of Band: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You: Help Me: An American Trilogy: Let Me Be There: Funny How Time Slips Away: Can’t Help Falling In Love
ATTENDANCE: 44,175

Guide to collecting Elvis Presley memorabila (by Jeff Schrembs)


Elvis Presley was the greatest entertainer who ever lived. Elvis’ music has been purchased by the millions since 1955 through 1977. Elvis appeared in 32 movies, all of which made money, and no other actor has achieved that (i.e. every movie they acted in made money as even good movies lose money).

 

Elvis’ TV appearances beginning in the 1950’s, two in the 1960’s (i.e. Elvis Welcome Back with Frank Sinatra) and the 1968 Comeback Special, and one in the 1970’s “Aloha From Hawaii” not only made history but a greater percentage of people watched the programs during the time that Elvis was on then had ever done so before.

 

Basically Elvis had “higher percentage, or higher share, of the viewing market than any other performer when Elvis appeared on TV. The 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii Special” was the first live concert to be seen AROUND THE WORLD via Satellite. That Concert alone was watched by OVER 1 Billion people. From 1969 through 1977 Elvis averaged 105 shows per year and never played to an “empty seat” as all of his concerts were SOLD OUT (another accomplishment that no other entertainer has come close to reaching).

 

Needless to say, there remains a demand for “anything/everything” related to Elvis Presley and in this segment we will talk about what to look for concerning Elvis Presley Autographs from the 1950’s through the 1970’s.

 

Here are some basic RULES TO GO BY:

There are countless Elvis Presley items available for anyone’s budget but many times a person makes a “knee jerk reaction”, and pays way too much for something they didn’t really want but because of circumstances got themselves into this situation. Using these “tried and true rules will save you a lot of time, a lot of “drama free enjoyment, and “a lot of fun”.

 

RULE # 1)     Establish your monetary budget and stick to it every time.

Whenever “thinking about buying an Elvis Presley autograph” please know what your monetary means are (i.e. $15.00, $ 5,000.00, etc.) and what your “priority list” is. An example would be:

 

My budget for any one item is not to exceed: $ 85.00

My total budget, for every item purchased, is not to exceed $ 215.00

 

RULE # 2)     Establish a “priority of items (i.e. dates, places, etc.)

 

My priority list is”

A concert signed program from the late 1960’s

Any Las Vegas memorabilia signed from 1969 through 1973

Elvis’ signature from the movie Love Me Tender

Photo still from Jailhouse Rock signed by Elvis

 

** Worth noting is WHAT ARE YOU going to do with the item? Because it your intent is to keep it in your wallet/purse it would be a shame to buy an 8×10 because it would be too big to keep there and folding it may damage the item itself.


RULE # 3)     Get the history on the autograph, including the complete background, and the owners name and how they got the autograph. No question, concerning an Elvis Presley autograph, is a “dumb question” because you are just gathering information (which you should) so that you feel comfortable with your purchase.

Examples of the questions asked above could be responded to like this: history – my mother went to see Elvis in Memphis in 1974 and we went up to the stage and asked him for a signature.

Worth noting is that sometimes there are SUPPORTING PHOTOGRAPHS that show the item

 

Always beware of autographs signed with gold or silver paint “felt” pens as these pens did not go on sale until after Elvis’ death. Whenever considering buying an Elvis autograph, please insist on the history and background of how the owner came by the autograph. When – Where – How? Always ask if Elvis signed the item in person. It is a well-known fact that during the 1970’s many fans gave the members of the Memphis Mafia items to be signed at Elvis concerts or at the Graceland Gates.  These minders have since admitted that they could fake Elvis signature and signed most of the items themselves. The history holds true for fans that sent requests for autographs by mail to Graceland. Elvis’ secretaries admit openly that they could forge Elvis signature and did on many occasions.

May God bless you all.

Jeff Schrembs’2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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