for the delay launching our first Cyberclub Elvis Presley
Our apologies for being so late in getting the Elvis Cyberclub first
newsletter out to our members. We had hoped for but never expected the
massive publicity that was generated for Elvis Presley in the world's
media surrounding the 25th Anniversary.
Believe it or not, but Elvisly Yours is run by just two people in the
head office and two part time staff in the shop. Sid Shaw and Sasha
Abramovich handle all administration, the website, all worldwide retail
and wholesale business, all mail and email correspondence from around
the world, all buying, all packing, all promotions... in fact
everything. You can imagine the demands we received from the media and
fans before, during and after the 25th Anniversary. It started two
months prior to the release of "A Little Less Conversation" in Britain.
Elvisly Yours started its own campaign hyping the record all over the
world and the publicity still hasn't stopped now that Elvis has reached
no.1 in about 30 countries.
We offered our complete help for FREE to BMG but were told by them they
could not be seen to be involved with us because this would upset Elvis
Presley Enterprises...what bullshit !! We put on the biggest
Elvis event in Britain for the Anniversary, called the "Elvis
Experience" This attracted an audience of 500 million people worldwide
who witnessed the start of the Event with the "Elvis Wedding of the
Century" when Juliette Massey married Dani Leighton. You would have
thought BMG could have given a small gift to the happy couple and got
good publicity but no they did not give one CD to them or provide
prizes for any competition even though we had 4,000 fans attend our
Event. Instead, their PR company went behind our back and booked the
Emerald Elvis for their own "Elvis #1" promotion. Mark Leen (the
Emerald Elvis) had brilliantly officiated at our Elvis Wedding and also
performed at the Elvis Experience. Yet, Warner Brothers gave us 140
FREE videos with no demands, just in good faith and in return we have
constantly plugged Warners on our website for free.
So with constant calls and emails from the media and fans around the
world something had to give and we have been late launching the
'Elvisly Yours Cyber Club'. We like to think all our efforts over the
years and most recently helping TV, Radio and Press with their
documentaries and stories has finally given Elvis the respect he
deserves today, tomorrow and forever. It has taken 25 years but at last
the drugs and hamburger anecdotes have given way to serious discussion
in Elvis, the
20th Century's no.1 icon and entertainer.
Photo of the month
for the Elvisly Yours Mastercard
can now apply online for the Elvisly Yours Mastercard...but ONLY if you
live in the UK and not any other country(so please do not apply if you
are American, German etc).
Simply complete the application form by clicking onto the credit card
If you would like to have your say regarding Elvis matters
please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the
best emails we can publish in future editions of our Elvis Cyberclub
newsletter. You are always very welcome to add your comments on our
Elvis website Guestbook. If you are looking for penpals we have an
extensive list on the Elvisly Yours website.
Elvis No.1 in 30 Countries
It has taken 25 years to get
Elvis back to no.1 in the album charts so Elvis fans out there can tell
all those non-believers that Elvis is the best and now you can prove
it. Why has it taken so long ? Perhaps you should ask Jack Soden and
his cronies. When Elvis died royalties for Elvis records were going to
RCA. For years RCA tried to do a deal with EPE but they are so
greedy and such ridiculous control freaks that RCA were continually
threatened by EPE so they could not seriously promote Elvis.
In the mid 1980's EPE even sued RCA about some
obscure claim. EPE control certain rights to certain songs and rights
to film footage of Elvis singing. When "Suspicious Minds" was
released BMG could finally use a clip from the new version of "That's
The Way It Is" with permission from Warner's who controlled video
rights. Elvis could be shown singing one of his classic songs on TV.
Although Elvis did not reach no.1 through poor marketing by BMG ( most
UK stores did not bother to carry sufficient or any stock) at least the
record retailers could see that Elvis was saleable to the mass audience
and not just the hardcore fans.
The 25th Anniversary was going to be big and partly through luck NIKE
chose an rare Elvis song as backing for their World Cup TV commercial.
Then Disney wanted Elvis for "Lilo and Stitch" and the pressure from
two major corporations finally was a catalyst for Jack Soden to get of
his 'ass' and try to work with people instead of using law suits,
antagonism and threats. Finally, a deal was struck between BMG and EPE
over rights and you can be sure EPE are earning a small fortune but it
has been TWENTY FIVE YEARS LATE. If they were intelligent businessmen,
with foresight, running EPE they would have realised 25 years ago that
properly promoting Elvis' music would encourage more and more Elvis
business. So we have had to contend with all the silly stories about
the hamburgers, drugs and Elvis being alive because of gross stupidity
of EPE who would rather sue people in the Elvis World than work with
them so everyone can gain, especially them. EPE have destroyed hundreds
of Elvis projects which could have made them huge profits. They are the
perfect example of the famous expression "all power corrupts and
absolute power corrupts absolutely. As a result of NIKE using a remixed
version of "A
Little Less Conversation" this inspired record dealers around the world
to stock up on the single which was a great hype for the 25th
Anniversary and there was a media frenzy with all kinds of
documentaries on Elvis, whole days being devoted to Elvis and a new
breed of Elvis fan was created. Alas, in Britain, Elvis fans have been
insulted by a new wimp singer called Gareth Gates badly singing
"Suspicious Minds" which ends with the insult "Gareth has left the
building". Also, "Lilo and Stitch" ends not with Elvis' classic
"Suspicious Minds" but Gareth Gates... urggghhhh !!
Warner Home Video Special
Competition for all 14 Elvis titles
First Prize set 14 Warner's Elvis videos:
David Green, Morley.
Runners Up prizes 1 Elvis Warner video each:
Sharon Maure, Orpington; Mrs Lynn Schwenter, Muttenz, Switzerland; Miss Pam Howarth, Leigh; Miss Tina Wareham, Gillingham; Mrs Jacqueline Ulmo,
Sao Paulo, Brazil; Miss
Surjiit Kaur, Nottin-gham; Mrs Lena Gostling, King's Lynn; Mister Moose, New York City, USA; Carolyn Tucker, Dayton, Ohio, USA; John Gow, Falkirk; Andrew Hindley, Manchester; Mrs Lynda Keyte,
Gabrielle Keszei, Bedfont; Serafino Graziosi, Montreal, Canada
(winners from UK, except where stated)
MONTHLY 'FREE DRAW'
Born Epfendorf Germany prize
"Elvis in Canada"
September: Kevin Taylor Leigh
Elvisly Yours t-shirt
October: Glenda Ivey Jacksonville, Fl.,
"Elvis in Canada"