Taschenbuch - 200 Seiten - Creation Books - 1999 Top American psychic Jay Gould, extensively consulted by Elvis Presley during the last year of the singer´s life, has been receiving spirit communications from The King for the past ten years. With the millennium impending, Elvis has now delivered a series of prophetic warnings and messianic imperatives to our planet. CONTAINS: Elvis himself will return in the year 2000. ´The location of his reincarnation. The real truth behind his last 24 hours. Elvis is in contact with extra-terrestrials. Life on Mars. Angels on Earth identified. Confessions concerning the White House. Elvis´ new mission. The music he will sing in 2001. Details of hidden recordings. Elvis´ illegitimate children. And much more! This is the book that will stun the world, the book that every true Elvis fan has been waiting for: the return of the King!
(VERBRUGGEN/2004) 17,5cm x 24,5cm, hardback, engl., 144 pages. John Wilkinson was a member of Elvis´ TCB Band and spent years with him on the road. Here are his memories with many b/w photographs. This book isn´t only for Elvis Hardcores. A five tracks CD is also included featuring an introduction from Elvis concerning John Wilkinson. - Written by John Wilkinson’s biggest fan and professional journalist, Peter Verbruggen, is a recollection of memories of John’s years with Elvis. The book has John Wilkinson’s signature all over it, if only for the opening of the book with the lyrics of his signature song, ´´Early Morning Rain”. Although John joined Elvis in 1969, Elvis pops up early in the book, the first meeting of John with Elvis took place when John was only nine or ten years old and Elvis performed in John’s hometown Springfield. From there John’s life as a musician leads us through the late fifties and sixties on a musical trip ending in the seventies with Elvis. The memories on the pages are all positive (sweetened thru the ages), but also realistically and deal with the problems Elvis had and how the people surrounding them coped with it, all in their own way. The image of ´´life on the road with Elvis” we get from the book is the same as we got when John told these stories to us personally. What makes this book extra interesting is the amount of memorabilia. Besides newspaper clippings, song lineups and rehearsal schedules we get great photo’s of Elvis (from the early fifties and of course on stage with John Wilkinson) and we see a lot of candids and publicity shots of John himself painting a good picture of being a musician in the sixties and seventies. Most interesting however is the large number of official documents regarding John’s business relation with Elvis, or should we say Colonel Tom Parkers ´´Elvis Presley Show”. These personal contracts, thank you notes and other official documents have not been published before. It gives a nice insight into the business side of the Elvis Presley road show. You can clearly tell Peter Verbruggen is a professional journalist; the text is written very well and reads pleasantly, presenting the memories of John in a nice way. The chronology jumps a bit through time every now and then, but that is what happens when you start reminiscing good memories, new things come to mind. CD the book comes with a bonus CD containg John´s own single releases and two hidden bonus tracks in which you can hear two live recordings of John performing his signature song ´´Early Morning Rain´´ on stage with Elvis and the TCB band. But on these versions he does not only play the guitar, but also sings them. Conclusion The memories which found their way to the pages of this book paint a realistic picture of life on the road with Elvis. Combined with the original documents and illustrations this book is a good addition to the many biographies of Elvis which tell the story from Elvis’ point of view. This book is clearly made with love, not just for the money because someone knew Elvis. But that was to be expected from the man who stood in the back at all of Elvis live performances.(ElvisNews.com) - Strictly limited souvenir-CD contains: Track 1. Elvis introduces one of his best friends 2. Darling Corey 3. Elvis introduces the band 4. Lost Children 5. The Great Truck Race 6. Elvis introduces John 7. (Let´s have a) Party + bonus tracks Early Mornin´ Rain (Lake Tahoe 1976 en Baltimore 1977) Not to be sold separately.
(2009/MEMPHIS EXPLORATIONS) Hardcover, 22x29 cm, 106 pages of rare color photos. Introduction I met Judy about five years ago even though we grew up in the same town and have much in common — not the least of which is a love for Elvis. While shopping one day at Nordstrom, where Judy works, a saleswoman noticed my Elvis purse and asked me, ´´Do you know Judy up in petites? She´s an Elvis fan too.´´ Curious, I went up the escalator, looking for a woman who might be my age or older. I put my pink ´´Love Me Tender´´ bag on the counter and asked, ´´Are you Judy? I hear you´re an Elvis fan. So am I.´´ Within minutes, Judy´s warmth and effervescent personality encircled me like a hug and I realized she was no average Elvis fan. We traded Elvis milestones like Elvis fans do when they meet for the first time: How many times did you see him perform in concert? How many times have you been to Graceland? When did you first love Elvis? And then came the bombshell — the revelations that trumped anything I had to offer in my modest Elvis life: Judy not only met Elvis, she kissed him four times, sat ringside for the iconic ´´68 Comeback Special,´´ and was one of those famous ´´superfans´´ who author Jerry Hopkins profiled in his 1971 Elvis biography. And then, almost as an afterthought, she mentioned her photographs. After regaining my composure I realized Judy was what we call in´the newspaper business ´´a good story.´´ I suggested our local newspaper, where I worked at the time, profile Judy in the arts and entertainment section. There she was, in full color, with a big smile on her face, telling her story and talking about her photos. The newspaper reprinted an image of Elvis with his arm around Judy. And here we are today; the book you are holding is the result of that serendipitous meeting at Nordstrom. This book took a lot of coaxing. Judy never gave up her devotion to Elvis, but after he died she moved on with her life, as many of us did. She married a wonderful man named Doug and raised two children. She became an All-Star saleswoman at Nordstrom. And she kept her most precious candids and concert photos tucked away in scrapbooks, hidden at a friend´s house for safekeeping. Although Judy is a member of that small network of Elvis fans who shared candid moments with him in the 60s and 70s, it´s not in her nature to talk about herself. But you´ll soon discover this book has much to offer. Judy´s stories take you back to the time when Elvis was at his peak. She shares hilarious stories about camping out at Graceland, waiting for any chance to see Elvis. She talks about the signed condolence card she got from Elvis and Priscilla when Judy´s mother was killed. And then there are the photographs — some of the most recognizable images in the Elvis world — and not until now is Judy getting the credit she deserves for taking them. Judy taught herself how to take photos so she could keep for a lifetime her memories of Elvis. And now she shares them with you, and even more importantly, puts the images together with the real stories behind them. You´re in for a treat. Carla T. Savalli February 2009