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BROCKXL 58 @ Groentheather; Brussels 18/08/2007.
Second edition of this festival and the First time we made it over there.
The festival is held on a beautiful location very close to the Atomiuim., it’s open air, so luckily the weather was excellent. Persentation was donne by Frantic Frank and the music in between sets was provided by Dj Catsou.
So the afternoon started with the Million Dollars Sunrise, as you might suspect a tribute to the sun legends, like Elvis ( Patrick ), Johnny Cash ( Koen), Carl Perkins ( Marion), Jerry Lee Lewis ( Sebi Lee).Their play list of course consisted of covers only. With songs like: “ That’s’ allright”, “ Just Because”, “ Cry Cry Cry”, “Matchbox”, “  ... continue reading

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Added : 20/8/2007
GIRL HAPPY: a film By Boris Sagal
Submitted by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment

Any day is a good day to watch a film by Elvis Presley and if for some reason you have missed out on them in the last 50 years or so, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is here to settle things for you, cause with the 30-year anniversary of the death of the king, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment re-released a hand full of films by the man on DVD.

Girl Happy is a nice musical comedy set in Fart Lauderdale, Florida in the mid sixties. Mobster Big Frank (Harold J Stone) hires a Rock ‘n’ Roll singer to protect his daughter from the teenage tourists who are out on anything that wears a bikini and sits on the  ... continue reading

Added : 20/8/2007
Paul Anka does 'Classics' his way
Age has apparently mellowed Paul Anka. With his last CD, 2005's Rock Swings, the 66-year-old pop veteran raised eyebrows by performing tunes made famous by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Van Halen. But his latest project covers the softer turf of Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell and, well, Anka himself.
"I obviously didn't want to do Rock Swings II," says Anka.

So for Classic Songs, My Way, out Aug. 28, the former teen idol, whose own songwriting credits include one of Frank Sinatra's signature tunes and the theme for The Tonight Show, decided to "expand things a little. I wanted to take songs from different genres that I could turn into ballads."

The  ... continue reading

Added : 17/8/2007
Record crowd recalls Elvis 30 years gone
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Under a scorching sun at Graceland, his beloved home, fans streamed by Elvis Presley's grave on Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the death of the king of rock `n' roll. It was, for most, a time to remember.

"I can't describe how I feel about him because I've loved him since I was a teenager," said Katie Brown of Crittenden, Ky. "When I would hear him sing, I'd go into like a trance and nothing else around me mattered."

Pat Hillebrand of DuBois, Penn., said her graveside visit with friend Sandy Bartoletti of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., brought back memories of the Elvis concert they attended together in 1957 as  ... continue reading

Added : 17/8/2007
Elvis Box : Elvis 30th Year Commemorative Collection:
Info Submitted by the House of Knowledge.

Thirty years ago at the age of 42, Elvis Presley died from heart failure due to an overdose of pills. After dominating the charts since the fifties, the man gained immortality mainly due to his impressive legacy of music, films and performances. Over the years both during his active period as after his dead Elvis inspired thousands of bands and made rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll household names in the mainstream music genres. Today 30 years after the world was shocked with disbelieve, the man is still very popular and even the younger generation is discovering the beauty of his voice. Not only can you find a hand full of compilations and films  ... continue reading

Added : 16/8/2007
Elvis fans boost economies of 2 states
JACKSON, Miss. - Even from beyond the grave, Elvis Presley still generates big bucks. That's even more true this week.

Fans from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America — and even from exotic locales like Kansas — are spending their hard-earned money for T-shirts, coffee mugs, salt and pepper shakers, refrigerator magnets and other trinkets during the events commemorating his death 30 years ago.

Many are making the 110-mile trek from Memphis, Tenn., where the King of Rock 'n' Roll enjoyed his fame and gaudy fortune in Graceland, to Tupelo, the northeast Mississippi city where Elvis came into the world on Jan. 8, 1935, in a tiny  ... continue reading

Added : 16/8/2007
Special for our friends in "The Netherlands" (item in Dutch)
Regio22 is de regionale commerciele televisie omroep die te ontvangen is in het grootste deel van Noord-West Nederland.

Music in The Backyard besteed aandacht aan muziek die u niet direct in de grote concert zalen zult aantreffen. Misschien kunt u het vinden bij u om de hoek of misschien zelfs ergens in een achtertuin. Muziek die iets minder bekend is hoeft zeker niet minder te zijn, sterker nog.....

Kijk voor het bereik van Regio22 op www.regio22.nl. Regio22 is ook via internet te bekijken en ook via een "uitzending gemist" service kunt u op een ander tijdstip de programma's van regio22 bekijken

Van 22 Augustus  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.regio22.nl
Added : 16/8/2007
Duet for Elvis and daughter Lisa Marie
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A new video of Lisa Marie Presley singing "In the Ghetto," accompanied by her late father, Elvis Presley, will be posted Friday on the AOL Internet site Spinner.com, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

To mark the 30th anniversary of her father's death, Lisa Marie Presley's voice was added to the original version of her father's hit song from 1969. The video duet also features images of her late father.

Spinner.com will post the video along with the transcript of an interview with Lisa Marie Presley, AOL spokesman Kurt Patat said. In the interview, Lisa Marie Presley said the project was emotionally stirring.

"We  ... continue reading

Added : 15/8/2007
Stepbrother recalls living with Elvis
LOS ANGELES - D. Edward Stanley is royalty by marriage. His mother's.

On July 3, 1960, Stanley's mom, Dee, married Vernon Presley, widower father of Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll. Stanley, only 4 at the time, and his two older brothers moved into Elvis' Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn.

Over the following 17 years, Stanley would become part of the Presley posse — roadie and bodyguard, witnessing Elvis' career highs and personal lows. Right through to the bitter end: Presley's death from a drug overdose on Aug. 16, 1977.

On the brink of this week's 30th anniversary of Presley's passing, and this fall's DVD  ... continue reading

Added : 15/8/2007
Fan seeks to refurbish Elvis Calif. home
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - An Elvis Presley fan wants to give Graceland a run for the money by refurbishing the King's old desert home as a tourist attraction.

Reno Fontana and his wife, Laura, bought the Palm Springs home site unseen in November.

"I want this to be Elvis of California," he said.

The Spanish-style white stucco home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, with a sunken tub and a pool. Elvis and Priscilla Presley bought the home in April 1970. The family, including daughter Lisa Marie, lived there part-time.

After his death, Presley's lawyer took control of the estate. It was not immediately known  ... continue reading

Added : 15/8/2007
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