• Memphis is celebrating Elvis and his music.
  • If you loved music, then you loved Elvis Presley.
  • They were of a different time in music, as was Elvis.

Elvis continues to grow in popularity with each successive generation of music lovers.

Listen to If I Can Dream, and tell me how Elvis ripped anybody off.

I'm 29 years old and one of my first memories of Elvis is his death.

My personal favourite Elvis moment was shown on the Frank Skinner show a few years ago.
At my wedding last year, I ended my speech by saying that I could think of no better way to sum up my feelings than to use the words of the great Elvis Presley.

My parents informed me that his name was Elvis Presley.

I am so sick and tired reading crap about how Elvis "stole" black music.
The new Straight Arrow CD BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, featuring the Las Vegas, February 20th, 1973 Dinner show. This recording is taken directly from an original Rex Martins booth recorded mastertape. This show is another completely new concert recording, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form, and the sound quality is exceptionally good!

 

Elvis has always been my refuge.

I am 18-years-old and have been a fan of Elvis for the last five years now.
I think Jimmy Tarbuck got it spot on, on last night's There's Only One Elvis: "Most artists you have respect for, but for Elvis you had love, and Elvis felt the same, there was a relationship between Elvis and his fans like no other before or since, he truly loved his fans, perhaps too much!" Maybe if he'd taken time off after the triumphant Aloha from Hawaii show in 1973 and finally undertaken a world tour then maybe he would still be with us, but Elvis worked right up till the end and I think that was what killed him.

Parker and RCA gave Elvis the wrong musicians, the wrong songs, the wrong career direction.

I suppose John Lennon summed it up best by saying before Elvis there was nothing, he was like a hurricane in 1956, fusing black and white music to make something totally new and original, even now I still get goosebumps listening to Mystery Train, and all that great stuff from the Sun sessions.


Elvis, like most of his contemporaries, was a singer, not a musician.

During a mid 70s Vegas show Elvis scared his pensioner audience by issuing direct, violent threats towards any journalist who made up a story about him or his family.

I saw Elvis when I was about 11 or 12-years-old.

This release consists two CDs, featuring both shows which Elvis performed on May 11th, 1974 at The Forum (Inglewood) in Los Angeles, CA. Compared with its previous release, the evening show is vastly superior in sound. It was not taken from the same compact cassette source you have heard on the FTD soundboard release 'Live In L. A.', but comes from an original reel-to-reel soundboard tape transfer. The sound difference is like night & day. The afternoon show has much improved sound too.

Elvis' influence on modern music and culture is and was overrated.

From Straight Arrow is this 2 CD set featuring two shows recorded on February 16. 1973 D/S and the M/S is a completely new show, even for die-hard Elvis fans. It has never been in circulation - in any form! These tapes were rediscovered recently and we believe that you will agree with us that this is another great find. A real must - not just for the hardcore collector. Another quality Straight Arrow release!

As music lives on, Elvis will remain.

2 CD-Set featuring the September 1, 1973 Las Vegas D/S and M/S previously unreleased shows in topnotch audience recorded quality. Since Presley Senior was in the audience, Elvis sang one of his father's favourite songs, 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. The grand finale of both concerts was powerhouse 'How Great Thou Art' - with reprised ending.

I am 62 years old and yes, I grew up with Elvis.

From Rick Rennie master tapes is the 4th volume of Straight Arrow's - a double-digipak CD release, called ELVIS 70: HOT TO TROT!, featuring the August 20th, 1970 Las Vegas dinner and midnight shows. These recordings, last released in January 2004 by Memory records, have not been reissued since then. To achieve the best possible results, Straight Arrow worked from a direct digital transfer.