Have You Heard The News?
Elvis Presley left us 45 years ago, yet hardly a day goes by without news on new music, book or movie release, magazine article or advertisement that still features Elvis as a reference point.
The www.ElvisDayByDay.com blog covers "everything Elvis Presley" that happens around the world since 2010. In 2020, celebrating 10 years on-line, the blog published the first physical 'Elvis Day By Day - The Year In Review' yearbook through Poplar Tunes Publishing. So far volumes on 2018, 2019 and 2020 have been released. The latest volume on 2021 was released January 2022.
ELVIS DAY BY DAY IN MEMPHIS
My friend Carlos Varrenti, author of the 2021 book 'Los Aviones Y El Rey' - translated and expanded to 400 pages in 2022 as 'The Airplanes & The King' - picked up his copy of 'Elvis Day By Day 2021' in Memphis during Elvis Week 2022. Thank you for "bringing' it home Carlos!".
Carlos Varrenti reviewed the the copy of 'Elvis Day By Day 2021' he got in Memphis during Elvis week 2022. Go to the reviews page to read his take on the 2021 edition in this yearbook series.
You can buy Carlos' great book at: https://carlosvarrenti.wixsite.com/losavionesyelrey
45 YEARS AGO
Today fans around the world mark the 45th anniversary of Elvis' passing and honor the man, the star, the icon - the King of Rock 'n' Roll! 45 years have passed already since that dreadful day in 1977.
Fortunately, Elvis is very much alive in 2022m topping the box-office with a great biopic, topping the charts in the U.K. and U.S. with the the movie's soundtrack. And in December, we get 'Elvis On Tour' as a 6-CD / 1-Blu-ray set.
Gone Too Soon, Gone Too Long
Each fan will morn the King is his own way, alone, together with friends and fans. Some lucky ones gathered at the annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15 and quietly remembered our man, his life and his achievements.
ELVIS STILL MATTERS TODAY (August '22)
Baz Luhrmann showed that Elvis Presley still matters today with the success of his Elvis biopic, toping the box-office and the soundtrack album topping the U.S. Billboard and the Official U.K. Soundtrack Album charts.
There isn't a day going by that something worth mentioning happens in the Elvis Presley world. The 'Elvis Day By Day' yearbook series proves that with all the new official and bootleg music releases on CD, vinyl and some digitally, all the new books and of course movies on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K HD and cinema's worldwide.
The latest edition covers everything Elvis Presley from 2021 on 350 full color pages with with 60 in-depth reviews of the main - and some odd-ball releases of the year - by fans and Elvis experts. Elvis Presley still matters, you can hold the proof in your hands!
MEMPHIS VOYAGER INTERVIEW (May '22)
When I was in Memphis a long time ago, I picked up a copy of the Memphis Voyager I never would have thought that one day the The Memphis Voyager would feature an interview with me on the story behind my Elvis Day By Day blog and Elvis Yearbooks. #proud!
You can read the story on the >>> Memphis Voyager website.
FIRST REACTION 2021 YEARBOOK (JANUARY / FEBRUARY '22)
"Now after the first hours of reading I can only say: perfect as always! Keep on releasing these kinds of books!"
"Wow!!! Amazing layout and so massively illustrated, it's a fantastic product that stands high in terms of quality and content!"
Elvis and poplar Tunes
Back in the fifties Elvis Presley loved to shop at the Memphis based Poplar Tunes record store, and check the sales of his latest records too. It also was the first shop to sell an Elvis Presley record, the SUN release 'That's Alright Mama'. Here you see Elvis with WHBQ deejay Dewey Phillips - the first DJ to play an Elvis record - and co-founder of Poplar Tunes, Joe Coughi.
PRESERVING Elvis History
Since the mid-fifties paper newsletters and fan club magazines were the main medium to share information about 'everything Elvis Presley' every few months. Around 2000 the internet changed everything. Fan club websites, (specialized) news sites and social media became the new and 24/7 up-to-date Elvis news sources, connecting fans worldwide and 'real-time'.
Fans moved from off-line to on-line and for fan clubs it became more difficult to fill their magazines with news and up-to-date content for their subscribers. Several magazines disappeared or changed their focus from news to articles and photographs, sharing the latest Elvis news through the fan club's on-line channels.
With all that news mainly available online and in part in fan-club magazines I decided to create Elvis Presley Yearbooks. These 'Elvis Day By Day' books offer a comprehensive and illustrated chronology of ‘everything Elvis per year’ in one physical reference book. Including the good, the bad, the sad and even the news and reviews you may have missed.
The books come with additional long-reads, in-depth reviews, articles and interviews on the main releases by the author and a wide range of Elvis-experts, Elvis-authors and Elvis fans from around the world, all sharing their expert and personal opinions and perspectives on the main releases of the year.
The books feature contributions by Carlos R. Ares (Argentina), Piers Beagley, Nigel Patterson and Geoffrey McDonnell (Australia), Andy Pendl (Austria), Robert Gilbert (Canada), Michael Sander and Thomas D. Weiß (Germany), Rogier van Luyken (The Netherlands), Giuseppe Castiglia (United Kingdom), Phil Gelormine and Trina Young (United States) for your advice and inspiring contributions to this "International Fan Edition. The combination of the news with your reviews and articles helped to create a more complete and more interesting year in review. Great to see Elvis still connects fans around the world!
I'm proud to say that Elvis authors Alanna Nash and Paul F. Belard wrote the foreword for the 2020 and 2018 editions, while Elvis songwriter Michael Jarrett wrote the foreword for the 2021 edition.