Elvis Presley’s legendary “’68 Comeback Special,” directed and produced by Steve Binder, will hit the big screen this summer in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The two-day movie event will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher, a 3.5 hour documentary which premiered on HBO on April 14, does a great service in giving Elvis credibility for his natural talent and ambition in becoming the biggest entertainer of the 20th century, but it doesn’t go far enough.
For the past several years, TV Land has honored several icons of television by placing bronze statues in various locations around the U.S. In addition to statues recognizing Mary Tyler Moore and The Fonz is one for Elvis Presley recognizing his “Aloha from Hawaii” TV special, the first satellite TV concert which was broadcast on January 14, 1973.
The soundtrack to Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the upcoming HBO documentary, will be released on April 6.
Formats include a single CD or 2LP with 18 tracks, and a 3-CD deluxe edition box set which includes a 40-page book of photos and an expanded 55-track overview of Elvis’ career as heard in the film.
Although Fort Smith, Arkansas is a 4.5-hour drive from Memphis, die-hard Elvis fans should add this town to their Elvis “must-see” list when visiting the South. The Chaffee Barbershop Museum located in Fort Smith is the only location in the US where fans can commemorate the monumental event where Elvis Presley got inducted into the army.
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Legacy Recordings announced that they will release a new 3 CD Box set called A Boy From Tupelo – The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings on July 28. This collection will include every known Elvis Presley Sun Records master and outtake, plus the mythical Memphis Recording Service Acetates–“My Happiness”/”That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (recorded July 1953) and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way”/”It Wouldn’t Be the Same (Without You)” (recorded January 4, 1954)–the four songs Elvis paid his own money to record before signing with Sun.