Various Elvis Presley newspaper articles


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Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley


WM 1955 CANDID Elvis trying on jacket

 

Elvis and Buddy Holly

Young Buddy Holly was a nineteen-year-old aspiring musician in Lubbock Texas when he first met Elvis. It happened at the local Cotton Club on October 15, 1955. Buddy and his friend Bob Montgomery opened the show as Buddy and Bob, before Elvis came out and took over. Buddy Holly also opened for Elvis that year at the Fair Park Coliseum.

 

Here is an interesting legend to come out of these meetings, according to Elvis – His Life from A to Z by Fred L. Worth and Steve D. Tamerius:

 

“According to legend, Elvis told Holly and Montgomery that if they came down to the ‘Louisiana Hayride,’ he’d get them on the show, but when they did show up, Horace Logan [ed. note: station manager at KWKH, which produced the Louisiana Hayride] turned them away, and Elvis wasn’t there.”

 

In spite of this, Holly has been quoted, “Without Elvis, none of us would have made it.

 

Here’s a little-known nugget. Elvis’ band, Scottie Moore, Bill Black and DJ Fontana, caused almost all West Texas Rockabilly bands to change their style, including the Crickets playing behind Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison’s band.

 

Elvis and Buddy Holly must have liked a lot of the same songs, because they both recorded these songs by other popular singers:

 

Good Rockin’ Tonight (Roy Hamilton)

Reddy Teddy (Little Richard)

Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

Shake, Rattle and Roll (Joe Turner / Bill Haley)

Rip It Up (Little Richard)

 

Elvis never recorded any songs released by Buddy Holly, and Holly never recorded any Elvis songs except one. He once said, “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” was his favorite Elvis song. He recorded it as a demo during a visit to a radio station in 1956. To my knowledge, it was never released during his life.

 

After his death, all sort of rare Buddy Holly music was released. Because Holly’s career was cut so short, the total number of songs he recorded was much less than Elvis accumulated. But that didn’t prevent historians and record producers from finding every scrap of tape with Holly playing and singing on them. Then they put out albums like this. He was the undisputed king of the lost-basement-tapes, until they started digging for Jimi Hendrix material a decade later..

 

It is generally known that Waylon Jennings was part of the Crickets on that fateful night fifty years ago. He was supposed to be on the charter plane with Holly, but gave up his seat to the Big Bopper. There are few photos of Jennings with Holly, but here is one:

 

There is one last Elvis and Buddy Holly connection. Both Elvis and Holly are charter members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1986,when the first ten inductees to the Hall were named, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly were chosen. Two rock icons, for sure.

 

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.

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www.ElvisCollector.info is a great Elvis Presley site featuring Jeff Schrembs


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This website features NO ads NO pop-ups and a great assortment of rare, unique, and cool original articles – videos – audio files – photos – as well as the talents of Elvis Presley

Expert/Historian/Collector and Author Jeff Schrembs.

Please check out http://www.ElvisCollector.info (note: new content is added routinely so check back often).

Take care and may God bless you.

http://www.elviscollector.info/

www.ElvisCollector.info a great Elvis Presley Fan Website featuring Jeffrey Schrembs


We would like to invite Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide to visit http://www.elviscollector.info/.
This website features NO ads NO pop-ups and a great assortment of rare, unique, and cool original articles – videos – audio files – photos – as well as the talents of Elvis Presley
Expert/Historian/Collector and Author Jeff Schrembs.

Please check out http://www.elviscollector.info/ (note: new content is added routinely so check back often).

Take care and may God bless you.

http://www.elviscollector.info/

www.ElvisCollector.info a great Elvis Presley Fan Website featuring Jeffrey Schrembs


We would like to invite Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide to visit http://www.elviscollector.info/.
This website features NO ads NO pop-ups and a great assortment of rare, unique, and cool original articles – videos – audio files – photos – as well as the talents of Elvis Presley Expert/Historian/Collector and Author Jeff Schrembs.
Please check out http://www.elviscollector.info/ (note: new content is added routinely so check back often).
Take care and may God bless you.

Is VH1 biased against Elvis? by Jeff Schrembs 2011 All Rights Reserved


I recently watched a “re-run” on VH1 about the “100 Greatest Artists of all time”. Having never heard of this program before, but knowing the history of VH1 and MTV and others in the “mindless minion media”, I watched it hoping that it would be based upon facts. When I saw that they had Elvis Presley ranked as “eighth”? The ONLY THING about Elvis Presley and the “eight” should be that his birthday was on January 8, 1935. 
I reminded myself about the inherit bias against Elvis that (sadly) remains. However, the same media who try to “re-write” history about Elvis and/or try to minimize his influence and thus his success always find a way to make money off of his name. Such is the case with VH1.
Many of the singers, and bands, that were in the top 20 deserved to be there. However, for every “reason” given for artists/bands to be in the top 100 or top 10 or even number 1 Elvis met/exceeded these artist/bands in the same category (i.e. influence, record sales, number of hits, etc.). Any rational person, using the FACTS versus the hype and/or political correctness, would have to agree that Elvis Presley is/was/forever will be the greatest entertainer/artist who ever lived…period.
To add “salt to the wound” when the Beatles were awarded “number 1″ they allowed a comment, while attempting to justify the Beatles being number 1, of: “Everyone before and after the Beatles were influenced by the Beatles”. I am sure that (sadly) far too many VH1 viewers would just nod their heads and believe that what was said was true and yet nothing could be further from the truth.
Every one of the members of Beatles WILLINGLY, from the time they first played to long after they broke up, credited Elvis Presley with being the greatest influence to them. In fact, John Lennon said it perfectly when he said “before Elvis there was nothing”.
Elvis sold more records, had more number 1 hits, had more top ten hits, and had a much longer career than the Beatles. Even after Elvis’ passing, sadly on August 16 1977, Elvis has “outsold” the Beatles every year since his passing (in record sales) except one year when the Beatles “re-released” their catalog.
These facts (apparently) mean nothing to VH1 and it seemed like VH1 structured their “poll”, and the episode(s) that aired on VH1, to not only minimize Elvis’ accomplishments but also wanted to gloss over Elvis’ influence. Inasmuch as Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide continue to support the life, and legacy, of Elvis Presley when it comes to ‘standing up” for Elvis publicly and demanding that the facts about Elvis be told Elvis Presley Fans have “fallen short” in this aspect. It is long past time when Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide started to DEMAND that the facts about Elvis, and thus the proper respect/appreciation/accolades/etc., be presented….accurately…every time.
 
Watching this VH1 charade reminded me that during Elvis’ lifetime he was never given the amount of respect, by the press and by his own peers, for his talents. In fact Elvis’ only Grammy Awards were for his Gospel Album/performances. This was not an “oversight” by the Grammys, or every other member of the press/award shows, never to give Elvis the awards that he earned and that he deserved.
99.9% of the “artists” (note: I want to exclude Country Music and Gospel Music from this statement) today use digital enhancements because they can’t sing or they can’t sing well. If they were required to sing LIVE, as Elvis Presley did from 1969 until 1977 and every concert venue was SOLD OUT, and move around (and Elvis moved like no one before or after) they would sound like…sub par amateurs.

These “artists” rely on tricks to entertain their audience. From having background dancers, to light shows, to special effects, etc. they do everything but sing and they do this because they CAN’T sing and if the audience heard them really sing it would be a debacle.

Elvis Presley sounded EXCELLENT in Concert with no enhancements. Elvis kept his lights, manned by his long time friend Lamar Fike who (sadly) recently passed away, to a handful of colors. Elvis had a great band, great backup singers, and a great orchestra and each of these TRUE artists have said that “Elvis’ musical/vocal abilities were the best they ever heard”. They also make note of Elvis concert appearances as being “out of this World”. I happen to agree with them not just because I am an Elvis Presley Fan, and I am, but because it is a FACT and facts do matter regardless of if it is a conversation “one on one” or a written blog or even if it is on TV and that includes VH1.
 

I guess that asking VH1, and much of the media/press/music business, to state the facts is asking too much. I realize that VH1 doesn’t care about the facts, and they are entitled to their opinion, but to be a “music channel” and to dismiss/minimize the talents and accomplishments of the greatest musician/singer/artist/performer ever (whether it is in this “poll” or 24/7) in the case of Elvis Presley?

VH1, the Grammys, and many other members of the press and the music “industry” facts are not important. Perhaps when they are held accountable, by Elvis Presley Fans or just individuals who want the truth, then they will put as much emphasis into the truth as they do into hyping other “artists” who are (wholly) inferior to the many talents of Elvis Presley. This isn’t to disrespect other “artists” but simply to state the facts and facts should matter even when it comes to VH1.

“Nuff said”.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs

http://www.ElvisCollector.info

Is VH1 "anti-Elvis"? 2011 All Rights Reserved by Jeffrey Schrembs


I recently watched a “re-run” on VH1 about the “100 Greatest Artists of all time”. Having never heard of this program before, but knowing the history of VH1 and MTV and others in the “mindless minion media”, I watched it hoping that it would be based upon facts. When I saw that they had Elvis Presley ranked as “eighth”? The ONLY THING about Elvis Presley and the “eight” should be that his birthday was on January 8, 1935. 
I reminded myself about the inherit bias against Elvis that (sadly) remains. However, the same media who try to “re-write” history about Elvis and/or try to minimize his influence and thus his success always find a way to make money off of his name. Such is the case with VH1.
Many of the singers, and bands, that were in the top 20 deserved to be there. However, for every “reason” given for artists/bands to be in the top 100 or top 10 or even number 1 Elvis met/exceeded these artist/bands in the same category (i.e. influence, record sales, number of hits, etc.). Any rational person, using the FACTS versus the hype and/or political correctness, would have to agree that Elvis Presley is/was/forever will be the greatest entertainer/artist who ever lived…period.
To add “salt to the wound” when the Beatles were awarded “number 1″ they allowed a comment, while attempting to justify the Beatles being number 1, of: “Everyone before and after the Beatles were influenced by the Beatles”. I am sure that (sadly) far too many VH1 viewers would just nod their heads and believe that what was said was true and yet nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone of the Beatles, from the time they first played to long after they broke up, credited Elvis Presley with being the greatest influence to them. In fact, John Lennon said it perfectly when he said “before Elvis there was nothing”.
Elvis sold more records, had more number 1 hits, had more top ten hits, and had a much longer career than the Beatles. Even after Elvis’ passing, sadly on August 16 1977, Elvis has “outsold” the Beatles every year since his passing (in record sales) except one year when the Beatles “re-released” their catalog.
These facts (apparently) mean nothing to VH1 and it seemed like VH1 structured their “poll”, and the episode(s) that aired on VH1, to not only minimize Elvis’ accomplishments but also wanted to gloss over Elvis’ influence. Inasmuch as Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide continue to support the life, and legacy, of Elvis Presley when it comes to ‘standing up” for Elvis publicly and demanding that the facts about Elvis be told Elvis Presley Fans have “fallen short” in this aspect. It is long past time when Elvis Presley Fans Worldwide started to DEMAND that the facts about Elvis, and thus the proper respect/appreciation/accolades/etc., be presented….accurately…every time.

Watching this VH1 charade reminded me that during Elvis’ lifetime he was never given the amount of respect, by the press and by his own peers, for his talents. In fact Elvis’ only Grammy Awards were for his Gospel Album/performances. This was not an “oversight” by the Grammys, or every other member of the press/award shows, never to give Elvis the awards that he earned and that he deserved.
99.9% of the “artists” (note: I want to exclude Country Music and Gospel Music from this statement) today use digital enhancements because they can’t sing or they can’t sing well. If they were required to sing LIVE, as Elvis Presley did from 1969 until 1977 and every concert venue was SOLD OUT, and move around (and Elvis moved like no one before or after) they would sound like…sub par amateurs.

These “artists” rely on tricks to entertain their audience. From having background dancers, to light shows, to special effects, etc. they do everything but sing and they do this because they CAN’T sing and if the audience heard them really sing it would be a debacle.

Elvis Presley sounded EXCELLENT in Concert with no enhancements. Elvis kept his lights, manned by his long time friend Lamar Fike who (sadly) recently passed away, to a handful of colors. Elvis had a great band, great backup singers, and a great orchestra and each of these TRUE artists have said that “Elvis’ musical/vocal abilities were the best they ever heard”. They also make note of Elvis concert appearances as being “out of this World”. I happen to agree with them not because I am an Elvis Presley Fan, and I am, but because it is a FACT and facts do matter regardless of if it is a conversation “one on one” or a written blog or even if it is on TV and that includes VH1.

I guess that asking VH1, and much of the media/press/music business, to state the facts is asking too much. I realize that VH1 doesn’t care about the facts, and they are entitled to their opinion, but to be a “music channel” and to dismiss/minimize the talents and accomplishments of the greatest musician/singer/artist/performer ever (whether it is in this “poll” or 24/7) in the case of Elvis Presley?

VH1, the Grammys, and many other members of the press and the music “industry” facts are not important. Perhaps when they are held accountable, by Elvis Presley Fans or just individuals who want the truth, then they will put as much emphasis into the truth as they do into hyping other “artists” who are (wholly) inferior to the many talents of Elvis Presley. This isn’t to disrespect other “artists” but simply to state the facts and facts should matter even when it comes to VH1.

“Nuff said”.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs

http://www.ElvisCollector.info

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