Elvis Presley  ----  Jan. 8, 1935 -  Aug. 16, 1977 

 

 

 

 

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Rock Idol Elvis Presley Dies at 42

By Larry Rohter and Tom Zito
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, August 17, 1977

Elvis Presley, who revolutionized American popular music with his earthy singing style and became a hero to two generations of rock 'n' roll fans, died yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. He was 42.

Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry Francisco said last night an autopsy indicated Presley died of "cardiac arrhythmia," which he described as a "severely irregular heartbeat" and "just another name for a form of heart attack." He said the three-hour autopsy uncovered no sign of any other diseases -- though Presley had in recent years been treated at Baptist Memorial Hospital for hypertension, pneumonia and an enlarged colon -- and there was no sign of any drug abuse.

Presley’s body was discovered at 2:30 p.m. Memphis time by his road manager, Jerry Esposito, in a bathroom in the singer’s multimillion-dollar Graceland Mansion. He was rushed to the Baptist Memorial, where he was met by his personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, and pronounced dead.

Dr. Willis Madrey, a specialist in liver disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, said yesterday that two years ago Presley’s doctors sent him a sample of Presley’s liver for analysis. "It showed no significant abnormalities." Madrey said, "nothing of any help at all in evaluation."

"I had understood he was having some gastrointestinal problems his doctors were trying to evaluate," Madrey said. But "well over a year ago," Madrey added, he saw one of Presley’s doctors and was told "he seemed fine" and "the only problem he had medically was obesity."

Ginger Alden reportedly Presley’s fiancee and members of his staff were all at the mansion yesterday at the time the singer was found unconscious, Nichopoulos said.

In 1956, when Presley came crackling out of every radio and speaker in the land, young Americans notions about independence -- from parents, from religion, from the values of the time -- were forming. Elvis became "The King" of rock 'n' roll, but also of the emerging youth culture. He was a young, hip-thrusting, white singing music that was essentially black. Part of his attraction was that the '50s teenagers viewed him as epitomizing everything they thought their parents feared they would become -- cocky, slick, brash, tough, black-leatherclad, motorcycle straddling, stiletto-shoed.

Their hunches of their parents' fears were well confirmed after Presley’s appearance on a 1956 Ed Sullivan show. While millions of teenagers screamed in unison across the land, a Catholic priest in New York scorned Sullivan for this "moral injury" and condemned Presley for his "voodoo of defiance and frustration."

Overall, he sold more than 500 million records worldwide and made 33 films. He was a millionaire many times over and lived in a style that reflected it: ensconced in his Graceland Mansion behind locked gates, like the reclusive characters in "Citizen Kane," handing out jewels and Cadillacs to friends and even casual acquaintances.

No American performer had so broad an impact on culture around the world. In 1958, Communists blamed the influence of Presley for a riot in East Berlin as youths threatened to kill a border guard. In 1964, Presley received a write-in vote for President. A Memphis businessman who got in a fistfight with the singer had to close his shop because fans picketed the place.

His career began its ascent at virtually the same time of James Dean, another young star with a tough image, and Presley felt a sense of kinship with Dean.

Presley "knew I was a friend of Jimmy’s," said Nicholas Ray, director of Dean’s second film, "Rebel Without a Cause," so he got down on his knees before me and began to recite whole pages from the script. Elvis must have seen "Rebel" a dozen times by then and remembered every one of Jimmy’s lines.

Presley’s songs, particularly the early ones, expressed succinctly the rising rebellion of young people beginning to break from the Cold War doldrums of the Eisenhower era: "Have you heard the news/There’s good rockin’ tonight:" "You can do what you want/but lay off my blue suede shoes:" "Everybody in the whole cell block/Dancin’ to the jail house rock:" "Don’t be cruel/To a heart that’s true:" "Baby, let’s play house."

Born in Tupelo, Miss., on Jan. 8, 1935 -- his twin brother, Jesse Garon, died at birth -- Elvis Presley was 18 when he walked into a Memphis studio and paid $4 to record "My Happiness" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" as a present for his mother.

Raised in a religious atmosphere, Presley had begun his singing career by performing hymns and gospel tunes with his parents, Vernon and Gladys, at concerts and state fairs. His parents bought him his first guitar at age 11, and he remained close to them even after acquiring a rebellious image -- his feelings for his mother, who died at age 46 of a heart attack were known to be especially strong.

Sam Phillips, owner of the studio, intrigued by the rough, soulful quality of the young truck driver’s voice, invited him back to practice with some local musicians. A few months later Phillips’ Sam Records released Presley’s version of the blues tune "That’s All Right," backed by the country song "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and the singer’s career was launched.

The synthesis of black blues and white country music made Presley a unique artist from the start and Memphis was quick to appreciate that. Presley’s recording went to the top of the local charts almost immediately, eventually selling 20,000 copies, and Presley was invited to appear on the Louisiana Hayride country show and at the Grand Ole Opry.

At the Opry, however, the first of the many controversies that were to engulf Presley almost caused him to give up his career. Told by the talent booker there that he was no good, Presley broke into tears and left his performing costume in a filling station.

He recovered quickly, though, and went on to record a whole string of hits for Sun Records, which sold his contract for $40,000 -- then a record -- to RCA in 1955. His first record for RCA was "Heartbreak Hotel," which early in 1956 made him a nationwide sensation.

Months earlier, in November 1955, Col. Tom Parker, an established country music agent, had concluded a management agreement with Presley. Parker was instrumental in arranging Presley’s switch from Sun to RCA and was to remain Presley’s manager to the end, shrewdly guiding his client’s career, limiting or encouraging public exposure in such a way that Presley was almost always able to command top dollar on the competitive concert and recording circuit.

Once, after Presley had been made an honorary narcotics agent by President Nixon, a White House staffer contacted Parker to request a musical performance. Parker told the staffer that Presley would be honored, and that his fee for the occasion would be $25,000. That ended that.

Six months after the record "Heartbreak Hotel" had rippled heartthrobs through teenage America, Ed Sullivan promised to bring "The King" into the nation’s living rooms: for $50,000 Sullivan signed Presley to three performances.

When the first show hit the airwaves on Sept. 9, 1956, the response was predictable. Sullivan showed him only from the waist up, rocking around on the tube. Record sales soared, and the critics had new ammunition.

"It isn’t enough to say that Elvis is king to his parents," wrote jazz musician Eddie Condon. "That still isn’t a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public before millions of impressionable kids. According to a scholarly friend of mine, Jackie Gleason, we’ll survive Elvis. "He can’t last,’ said Gleason, 'I tell you flatly, he can’t last.' "

New York Times critic Jack Gould observed: "Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability. His specialty is rhythm songs which he renders in an undistinguished whine: his phrasing, if it can be called that, consists of stereotyped variations that go with a beginner's aria in a bathtub. For the ear he is an unutterable bore, not nearly so talented as Frank Sinatra back in the latter’s rather hysterical days at the Paramount Theater.

"From watching Mr. Presley it is wholly evident that his skill lies in another direction. He is a rock-and-roll version of one of the most standard acts in show business: the virtuoso of the hootchy-kootchy. His one specialty is an accentuated movement of the body that heretofore has been previously identified with the repertoire of the blonde bombshells of the burlesque runway."

And at the Washington Post, Richard Coe, reviewing an early Presley movie, spoke of the singer’s popularity as a manifestation of an "adulation of youth, youth that is raw, untrained, and undisciplined, youth which worships the most primitive urges and physical appeal, youth which has no truck with its elders.

"...This youth lives in a crowd and insists that it is lonely and misunderstood, appears to have no education, respect for customs or elders and no manners whatsoever."

Other performers, on shows with Presley, were puzzled by the strong reaction the young singer got from audiences. Jerry Lee Lewis took to closing his shows by standing on the piano in an attempt to upstage Elvis. But it did no good. Presley was even able to take others’ material -- like Carl Perkins’ "Blue Suede Shoes" -- and make it a hit of even greater magnitude.

"Elvis had the looks on me," Perkins once told an interviewer. "The girls were going for him for more reasons than music. Elvis was hittin' 'em with sideburns, flashy clothes and no ring on that finger. I had three kids. There was no way of keeping Elvis from being the man in that music."

A month after the first Sullivan appearance, 20th Century Fox was readying Elvis' first film for Thanksgiving release. Originally titled "The Reno Brothers," it was changed to "Love Me Tender" to capitalize on the song Presley had introduced on the Sullivan show. The studio made 575 prints of the film for its first run -- the largest in Fox’s history.

A year later Presley was drafted into the U.S. Army. Boarding a troop ship for an 18-month tour of duty in Europe as a Jeep driver, he told a reporter: "The first place I want go is Paris and look up Brigitte Bardot."

Presley was just another cog in the military machine, stationed in Frieburg, West Germany. But Col. Parker had ensured that Presley would not be forgotten during the two years he was away by having him record a stack of songs before leaving for Europe.

During his period of military service, Presley made no public appearances and completed only one recording session. Of the five singles released during Presley’s absence from the U.S. rock 'n' roll scene, all eventually became million sellers.

When Presley was discharged a sergeant early in 1960, he was still "The King," though stars such as Ricky Nelson had come along in the interim.

Presley returned from the Army to find that rock 'n' roll tastes had changed dramatically in his absence. Presley himself underwent a drastic change of style, eschewing his trademark sideburns and hip-shaking music in favor of romantic, dramatic ballads, such as "It’s Now or Never" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

These records proved to be as popular as his hard-rocking numbers, but Presley by this time was more interested in making movies than anything else. After an appearance on a Frank Sinatra TV special, in which he alarmed old fans by performing in tails, Presley retired from concerts and television for nearly a decade.

His movies during this period included such potboilers as "Fun in Acapulco" and "Girls! Girls! Girls!" disillusioning some fans even further. But in 1968, Col. Parker engineered a change of direction, and Elvis who had seemed to many to be old fashioned after the emergence of the Beatles in 1964, once again became the hottest thing in pop music.

"It was a staggering moment," writes Greil Marcus in his book "Mystery Train." "In the months preceding, Elvis had begun to turn away from the seamless boredom of the movies and the hackneyed music of the soundtrack albums, staking out a style on a few half-successful singles, presenting the new persona of a man whose natural roughness was tempered by experience. The records had been careful, respectable efforts, but now he was putting everything on the line, risking his comforts and his case for his chance to start over."

The vehicle of Presley’s comeback was a Christmastime TV special, broadcast by NBC. The response to that show encouraged Presley to get together with guitarist James Burton and pianist Glen D. Hardin; two of rock’s top recording session musicians and go out on the road again.

His audience on that concert tour -- and on his subsequent tours, which brought him to the Washington area three times in recent years -- was more mature than that of a decade earlier, reflecting perhaps the fact that Presley himself was settling down.

On May 1, 1967, Presley had married Priscilla Beaulieu, the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel. On Feb. 1, 1968, a daughter, Lisa Marie, was born to the couple. The marriage ended, after lengthy and expensive divorce proceedings, in October 1973.

After the divorce, Priscilla Presley, who the singer had begun dating while in the Army, was given custody of the child. Presley never married again, but it was recently reported that he was about to marry 20-year-old Ginger Alden. She was reportedly spotted wearing a $50,000 diamond engagement ring from Presley.

Reports of Presley’s declining health and increasing weight first date from the time of his divorce. By 1976, in the authoritative "Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock 'n' Roll," critic Peter Graining was moved to say, "It seems to be a continuing battle ... and Elvis is not winning. His hair is dyed, his teeth are capped, his middle is girdled, his voice is a husk, and his eyes film over with glassy impersonality. He is no longer, it seems, used to the air and, because he cannot endure the scorn of strangers, will not go out if his hair isn’t right, if his weight -- which fluctuates wildly -- is not down. He has tantrums onstage and, like some aging politician, is reduced to the ranks of grotesque."

Earlier this year, Presley canceled several performances in Louisiana and returned to Memphis for what his physicians said was exhaustion. And in Baltimore, he cut short a show and disappeared form the stage for several minutes, only to return claiming he had merely been answering "the call of nature." But after hearing of Presley’s death, Baltimore fan Beverly Hochstedt, who sat patiently outside the Baltimore Civic Center for 40 hours when tickets for his show there last March first went on sale, recalled not the erratic show, but the man.

"Oh, God, what can I say," sobbed the 31-year-old fan. "I just feel so lost, I feel shattered. I feel like I lost a very, very, close, very, dear friend, part of my own family."

Reaction among fans, performers and music industry executives elsewhere was also emotional. In Santiago, Chile, newspapers stopped the presses and radio stations changed their evening programming to recount the life of "El Rey de Rock 'n' Roll." In Memphis, the telephone system was reported unable to handle the volume of calls coming into the city from around the country. Hundreds of weeping fans gathered outside Baptist Memorial and Graceland Mansion last night.

Two European radio stations also suspended regular programming as soon as Presley’s death was announced. Radio Luxembourg, the continent’s most widely listened-to pop station, canceled all its commercials to play Presley’s music nonstop.

"This is the end of rock 'n' roll," said Bob Moore Merlis, an executive with Warner Bros. Records, who compiled an anthology of Presley’s early material several years ago for RCA. "The void he will leave is impossible to gauge," said Pat Boone, an early rival of Presley’s.

"The King is dead," said former Beatle John Lennon last night. "But rock 'n' roll will never die. Long live the King."

"His music was the only thing exclusively ours," said Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. "His wasn’t my and mom and dad’s music. His voice was a total miracle in the music business."

The White House said last night that President Carter will "probably issue a statement on Presley today."

No arrangements have been announced yet for Presley’s funeral.

© 1977 The Washington Post Co.

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Elvis Fan Clubs

 

Asia

Elvis Lives!
Jeff Mudalia
31 Holland Close
#10 - 229
Singapore 270031
Singapore
email:
jeffm@pacific.net.sg
 

International Elvis Presley Fan Club (Hong Kong)
Regina Cheung                                   P.O. Box 20720
Hennessy Road Post Office,
Wanchai,
Hong Kong.
President: Tommy Ooi
Email:
bellee@hknet.com
Website:
http://www.elvis.org.hk
Tel:(852)90906200
Fax: (852)28383164

 

Australia                                                                                          New Zealand

The  Fan Club of Australia
Jim Porter
P.O. Box 436
Mount Druitt
New South Wales 2770
Australia
email:
micomp@ozemail.com.a

The Elvis ``If I Can Dream" Fan Club of Western Australia
Elizabeth Barton
45 Carbine Street
Albany, 6330.
Western Austrailia
phone: 08-98417131
email:
robert@albanyis.com.au

The Memories of Elvis Fan Club
Susan Brennan-Hodgson
P.O. Box 99-818
Newmarket
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 479 4266                       email:
elvisnz@iconz.co.nz

The Sound of Elvis Fan Club of South Australia
3 Reedbeds Crescent
Seaton 5023
AUSTRALIA
Club President: Monika Leone
Email:
monitce@digitech.net.au
Phone/Fax: (08) 8355 3162

Elvis Presley Official Fan Club Australia
PO BOX 350
RomSey Victoria 3434
Australia
Phone: 0354 295 169
Fax: 0354295161
Email:
robyngoss_elvispresley@bigpond.com
$30 membership for Australian residents
$40 membership for International
``We are having an Elvis `Blue Hawaii' dance coming up on January the 6th, 20001, at the Sunbury Bowling Club.
Melways Map Reference 382 C2. Tickets are $15.00 each - supper provided, drinks at bar prices.

 

Europe                                 

Elvis My Happiness, fan magazine.                   Sandrine Henry
Elvis My Happiness
PB 68
78321 Le Mesnil Saint Denis Cedex, France
email:
EquipeEPMH@aol.com
 

Elvis Presley Fan Club
Egon Setznagel
Einoed 18
A-5580 Tamsweg
Austria
email:
tschabuschnig_gerhard@magnet.at
 

The United Elvis Presley Society
Hubert Vindevogel
Pijlstraat 15
B-2070 Zwijndrecht
Belgium
Tel: +32 3 252 92 22
Fax: +32 3 252 92 22

Elvis Memories
Sylvain Vertez
Statiestraat 124 - 126
B-2070 Zwijndrecht
Belgium
Tel: +32 3 253 18 37

The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Denmark
Henrick Knudsen
Postbox 2042
DK-8900 Randers
Denmark
Tel: +45 86469230
Fax: +45 86469214

Elvis Presley Fan Club of Denmark
Claus Hansen
Postbox 871
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark

Treat Me Nice Fan Club
Jean-Marc Gargiulo
BP 69
Paris 75020
France
Tel: +33 1 43642364
Fax: +33 1 43642364

Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e.V.
Peter Kranzler
Postfach 229
D-35616 Braunfels
Germany
Tel: +49 6442 4331
Fax: +49 6442 31237

Memphis Mafia
P.O. Box 710
NWDO
Edinburgh
Scotland
Great Britain
Tel: +44 131 477 9493
email:
rcs40@dial.pipex.com

Essential Elvis (UK)
Andrew Hearn
62 Shandon Road,
Worthing,
Sussex BN14 9DX
Great Britain
Tel: +44 1903 525917

The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain & The
Commonwealth
Ms. Julie Mundy
P.O. Box 4
Leicester LE3 5HY
Great Britain

Elvis Forever Fan Club of Greece
Anna Proios
31 Dousmani Street
GR-1665 75 Glyfada
Greece

The EPFC of Italy
Sebastiano Cecere
Piazza Cirene 10A
IT-10151 Torino
Italy
Tel: +39 11 610209
Fax: +39 11 610209
email:
100577,312@compuserve.com

Elvis Friends Fan Club of Milan Rapillo Fraco
c/o Memphis Cafè
via Altaguardia, 17
IT - 20135 Milano
99000 Italy
Tel: +39258306875

It's Elvis Time
Peter Haan
Postbus 27015
NL-3003 LA Rotterdam
Netherlands
Tel: +31 168 463525
Fax: +31 168 463525

Memphis Flash
Frode Nielsen
N-1061 OSLO
Munkebekken 432 B
N-1061 OSLO
Norway
Tel: +47 22326218
Fax: +47 22326218

The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Of Norway "Flaming
Star"
Boks 38 Labertseter
1101 Oslo
Norway

Club Elvis
Joaquin Luque
Aptdo de Correos 347
08910 Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 93 464 02 22

Tidskriften Elvis
Ake Flodin
PO Box 4027
S-175 04 Jarfalla
Sweden
Fax: +46 (8) 580 380 50
Voice: +46 (8) 580 121 10

Elvis Presley Fan Club (Northampton Branch)
15 Lodge Close
New Duston
Northampton
England
NN5 6SH
Tel/Fax  02380 578284
E Mail:
Hb_brown@msn.com

Elvis 2001 Fan Club
Michelle Rivers
11, Bondfield Close
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0BF
ENGLAND
Tel +44 1892 529729

A club that has been
successfully running for 2
 years.  Six great issues per
 year.
Full of pictures, reviews and
loving tributes to the king.
UK- 5.00
EUROPE- 7.00
USA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA,
NZ-  9.00    

Elvis Presley Club of Italy in France
Luca Barbonaglia
24, Avenue de France
06190 Roquebrune Cap Martin - France
email:
Elvisclub@aol.com
web:
http://perso.infonie.fr/elvisclub

Elvis Show Fan Club
President: Jacqueline Raphael
P.O. Box 430 CH-4020
Basel Switzerland
Tel./Fax. 0041/61/312 63 55
email:
elvisshowfanclub@datacomm.ch
We organize yearly events (concerts) with special (Elvis-related) guests. We organize trips to Memphis. We bring out 4-5 issues of our club-magazine. Next event: March, 27. `99 in Krefeld- Germany.

The Elvis Touch- Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Paul and Linda Downie
95 Gottries Road
Harbourside, Irvine
KAA12 8QH, Scotland
U.K.
phone: 01294 272652
email:
elvis@touch53.freeserve.co.uk
The Elvis Touch- Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. first established in 1967 in Glasgow and has flourished ever since. We meet every  month for an all Elvis dance and publish a bi-monthly magazine for members. We have an annual dinner & dance, annual loch lomond boat trip, and our famous annual dance at the prestwick airport held every january to celebrate elvis' birthday - this is the only place in great britain that had the privilege of a visit from Elvis on his return from Germany to USA. For further info please contact Paul & Linda Downie.

Elvis Remembered Fan Club
100 Blandford Road North
Langley, Berkshire SL3 7TA
ENGLAND
Phone: 01753 549299
Fax: 01753 544719
Email:
Jenny.J.Milbourne@sb.com
Yearly subscription is
4 (UK Sterling) for 12 newsletters.All the latest news from the Elvis world. Join today, you won't be sorry!

Clube Oficial de Fas de Elvis ``Burning Star"
Apartado 111 - 2801 - 902 Cova Piedade - Portugal
Email:
cofeburnstar@netc.pt
We have 12 newsletters a year (written in portuguese) We do contests, we collect money for donations ... organize meetings. Our membership fee is $13.00 (for 6 months) or $26.00 (for one year)

Members can pay in dollars or in any other currency as long as they pay the amount of 23 or 46 dollars.

Official Irish Elvis Fan Club
George Twamley
Site:
www.irishelvisfanclub.com
E-mail:
info@irishvelvisfanclub.com
The Irish Elvis Presley fan club was formed in 1984 and is dedicated to keeping the name of `Elvis Presley' alive through Love, friendship and charity.

North America                        

The Canadian Federation of Elvis Friends
Mr.Allan
Bunn
59 Briarwood Crest
Hamilton
Ontario L9C 4C3 Canada

Elvis Connections
Pat Clemins
716 Broadway # 11
El Cajon
Ca. 92021
USA
Tel: +1 619 442-5427
email:
Mompac@aol.com

The Tender Loving Elvis Fan Club
Tina Grimes
1128 Schultz Street
Defiance
Ohio 43512-2947
USA
email:
jtjsmail@bright.net

Graceland's Rising Sun
Marie Nersesian, President
9 True Avenue
Derry, NH 03038
Fax: 603-434-7375
email:
jemajoli@aol.com
Charity: Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Elvis Memphis Style
Cyndi Sylvia
286 Firelight Cove
Southaven
MS 38671
USA
Tel: 601-342-1233
Fax: 601-208-5430
email:
user284316@aol.com

Jailhouse Rockers of California
Sandy Kyman
P.O. Box 16423
Irvine, Ca.
Fax (714) 505-6758
email:
sanjeans@ptw.com
          

"My Wish Came True" Elvis Fan Club
Carol Miller
5393 Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
USA
Tel: +1 757 220 1759
email:
grangraw@widowmaker.com

Salute To Elvis Fan Club
Sandi Campbell
USA
email:
memries@aol.com
 

The Elvis Extravaganza Fan Club
Kitty Wood
P.O. Box 272014
Columbus
Ohio 43227
USA
Tel: 614 239 7660

Elvis Friends-Hollywood
Bobbie Cunningham and Suzanne Philips
333 N. Screenland Dr. #142
Burbank
CA 91505
USA
Tel: +1 818-556-6190
Fax: +1 213-953-8566

Blue Hawaiians for Elvis Fan Club
Sue Wiegert
P.O. Box 69834
Los Angeles
CA 90069
USA

Collector Fan Club
P.O. Box 1027
Sutter Creek
California 95685
USA
email:
ELVISLADY@aol.com
 

We Remember Elvis Fan Club
Priscilla Parker
1215 Tennessee Avenue
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania 15216-2511
USA

E.P. Continentals of Florida
Sue Manuszak
P.O. Box 568082
Orlando
Florida 32856-8082
USA
E.P. Continentals web page
Email: SMANUSZAK@cs.com
KJohn10563@aol.com

E.P. Continentals was formed in Memphis in the mid fifties and Elvis actually picked the name. The club has been in iperation continuously and since 1978 has been based in Orlando, Florida. Our membership has grown from 45 to over 350 in the last three years. Throughout the year we have field trips, shows, picnics, and numerous fun events. The hightlight of the year is our Elvis Fest held the first week-end in February. Our charities are,The Russell Home for Children (in Orlando), Marian Cocke's EPMD and The Elvis Presley Trauma Center (in Memphis).

The Presley-Ites Fan Club
Kathy & John Ferguson
6010 18th Street
Zephyrhills
FL 33540
USA

True Fans For Elvis Fan Club
Dot Gonyea
62 Lowell Street
So. Portland
ME 04106
USA

If I Can Dream Elvis Fan Club of Massachusetts
Marsha Hammond                                  
4 Solar Road
Billerica
MA 01821-3430
USA
email:
ficandream@aol.com

Elvis In The Heart Of Dixie Fan Club of Alabama
Ronnie Bewsey
39 Dunn Street
Somerville
Alabama 35670
USA
Tel: +1 205 498 3636

Oklahoma Fans for Elvis
Bill & Judy Wilson
421 West 6th
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010
USA
phone: 1-918-367-5627
fax: 1-405-525-6049
email:
offe@webtv.net
The club was founded in 1976. We are dedicated to keeping Elvis Presley's memory alive.

Elvis Country Fan Club
6203 Shoalwood Ave.
Austin, Texas 78757
(512) 452-8245
E-mail: 
Elvisfc@aol.com
Sponsors of the Annual Candlelight Service at Graceland in Memphis, TN

TCE Online Elvis Presley
Fan Club
Compuserve: GO ELVIS
There are message, library and
conference sections pertaining
 to all aspects of Elvis' life.

Networking for Elvis
Connie J. Michel
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CJMichel@worldnet.att.net
We are a positive club doing fund raisers for charity organizations such as:  America Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation, EP Trauma Center, and anyone else in need of our help.
EP Fund Raiser for National Kindey Foundation.
Sat. May 30th, all day Car Show,
Sock Hop, EP Concert.
Two well-known impersonators.
Sheraton - Four Points Hotel

Society of Admiration For Elvis Fan Club
Teresa Guest-President
1257 E Clinton St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
Phone: 765 654 5249
Fax: 810 816 7322
Email:
teenytg@iname.com
Home Page:

Looking for new members in the IN area. Online registration free for on year. Sign up using the form on the Fan Club home page.

Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Fan Club
c/o marsene emert
1206 westover street
college station,texas 77840
1-888-HOTEL15
Upholds the name of Elvis Presley. The way it should be with respect, long live the king.

"If I Can Dream"
Charla Volkov
Phoenix, AZ
602-789-1575

Never Ending Elvis Presley Fan Club
1st in the state of Montana
Toni Thompson
214 Pattee Canyon Drive
Missoula, MT 59803
(406)549-5032
email:
osage1@mssl.uswest.net

To Elvis With Love Fan Club
Marek Brada President
101 - 1001 West Broadway St.
Suite 676
Vancouver, B.C.   V6H 4E4
CANADA
(604) 871 - 3097
email:
elvisfan@rogers.wave.com

Society of Admiration For Elvis
Teresa Guest
411 E Loop 281 Lot 106
Longview, TX 75605
(903)757-5144
Fax: (903)757-5494
e-mail:
terrye@iamerica.net

Collingwood Rocks With Elvis Fan Club
K.A. DeNike
President
P.O. Box #2346
R.R. #2
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
L9Y 3Z1
(705) 445-9477
fanclub@collingwood.net

Stephen Kabakos: The Way it Was
Our Elvis Festival is July 24, 25, 26. 27. 1998. Joe Esposito, Marion Cocke, Darwin Lamm and D.J. Fontana will be here and rocking along with us - please join us for a rocking great time!

Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Fan Club
Jonathan Long
512 Dixie Ave.
South Pittsburg, Tenn. 37380
(423) 837-4673

Elvis! On Capitol Hill
Mary Hinds
640 Sixth Street NE
Washington DC  20002
email:
mhhinds@msn.com
Our charity is Toys For Tots.

Americas Legend Elvis Presley Fan Club
Ruth Mercer
21660 State Road 120
Elkhart, IN 46516
email:
AMLEGEND1@aol.com
Planning a tour of Graceland and Tupelo in April, 1999. If unterested in tour, or joining our fan club, please e-mail.

The Elvis 4- Ever King Fan Club
Kaye Hollingsworth
130 Bobsled Drive
West Columbia, S. C. 29170
USA
email:
steveboni@mindspring.com 

The Elvis Connection Fan Club in Madison, WI
Mary Danks
P.O. Box 45941 Madison, WI 53719-5941
email:
sunitwin@terracom.net
We are  planning many fun activites and fund raisers.

The ELVIS PRESLEY Fan Club of the Capital Destrict
Ellen Shatley
392 Rynex Corners Road
Schenectady, New York 12306
phone: (518) 864-5200
We are a non-profit organization formed in 1978. Our objective is to perpetuate the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. Actrivities include, an annual ``Our Memories of Elvis" Party and fund-raising charites in memory of Elvis. Membership in the club is $15.00 per year (U.S. & Canada) and $20.00 for foreign members. Your membership entitles you to receive six newsletters and a membershipcard. The newsletter includes news from Elvis world, Graceland Elvis memorabilia for sale, and much more.

Elvis, This One's For You Fan Club
Casey Korenek, President
7601 Cameron Road, #1036
Austin, Texas 78752
Phone: (512) 302-3573

Jo Anne Phillips, Secretary/Treasurer
631 County Road 269
Bertram, Texas 78605
Phone: (512) 335-3274

The Pure Gold Elvis Fan Club
President: Gabriel Rodriguez
PO Box 720203
Miami, Florida
phone: 305-551-0106
fax: 305-552-0052
email:
ELVIZP@aol.com
 

Greater New Orleans Elvis Fan Club
C/o Jud Ergle
7520 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans La 70126
wlergle@datasync.com
 

Elvis Presley Fan Club of Oklahoma
Elvis Presley fan club of Ok
218 S 17th
Okemah OK 74859
email:
Cmarch75@yahoo.com
We're having a convention in april with a world class Elvis Impersonator, for information please call (918) 623-1814. Our mambership packets are really great. We love new mambers. the more Elvis fans the better. Join Us today. Dues are 10.00 dollars per year.

USA- Elvis Presley Fan Club of Old Hickory/Hermitage, Tennessee
432 Rolling Mill Road
President: JStone
Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138
phone: (615) 847-2373
email:
rock43@bellsouth.net
The Elvis Presley Fan Club of Old Hickory/Hermitage (EPFC/OHH) Newly formaed EPFC. We will attend this year's Elvis Week activites in Memphis,  and we have several charity fundrasing events for Our Kids, Inc (Nashville, TN) and The MED Trauma Cl. We welcome new members who live in our Club's area!

Unforgettable ELVIS Fan Club
Linda Leed - president
1639A Morningside Dr.
Lancaster, PA. 17602
phone: 717-464-3769
fax: 717-464-4160
email:
Elvisfani@aol.com
 

The Presley Connection
Lunora Adams and Karen Couch
Po Box 680444
Prattville, AL 36068
email:
preslycnct@aol.com
website:

A worldwide Elvis Fan Club. We publish 5 newsletters a year. Check out are website to see highlights from the current newsletter.

Elvis Rockin' On the Ridge Fan Club
Rt 9, Box 434
Hendersonville, NC 28792
President: Jackie Owens
phone: (828) 685-8659
To get information on there club go to the clubs website: http://www.towntooter.com/elv isradiome/
 

Elvis-The Good Luck Charm Fan Club
4 Kings Cross Road Apt # 203
Brampton, Ontario L6T-3X8
Canada

Are You Lonesome Tonight Fan Club
Amanda Naze
PO BOX 254
Burlington Jct. MO
64428
email:
amandanaze@hotmail.com
 

Sharing the Memory Elvis Presley Fan Club or Vermont
Pharilda Galloway, President
99 Hayes Ave.
South Burlington, VT 05403
email:
EPFCOFVT@cserve.com
website:

Elvis Presley Network (EPN)
President: Don Wilson
Vice President: Richard Davis
Consultant: George Klein
P.O. Box 93661
Hollywood, CA 90093-0661
We fight slander of Elvis' name and likeness.

 

The Elvis Connection
Audrey McKee
3240 So. Galapago St.
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303 761 0598
email: stevemckee50@hotmail.com
We have a membership of over 200 and dues are $10 a year and include a quarterly newsletter. Outstate membership is welcome. Our club has 6-8 very talented Elvis impersonators. With there help, shows are sceduled and the proceeds go to charties.

 

Bernadette Miner
210 East 11th Cook, NE 69001.
email:
dminer@csb.swnebr.net

The ``Great Land For Elivs Fan Club"
Laurie Cropley, President
The fan Club for all Alaska
220 Kogwonton, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 907-747-7698
email:
elvis_alaska@yahoo.com
We are sponsoring an ``Elvis Rocks Sock Hop" Jan, 2000 and having an Elvis impersonator up from Washington state. Dues are $12/year but we are just getting off the ground. Send us ideas! We love the King!

IT'S ONLY LOVE FOR ELVIS FAN CLUB
Co-Presidents:
Rich Wilson
Mary McLaughlin
P.O Box 65
Huguenot, NY 12746
Website:

The Elvis Presley Suite
Larry Greenip, President
Sheila Greenip, Secretary
77 Manhattan Drive
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-865-9631
Email:
elvisvt1@prodigy.net
Club charity: Salvation Army

Elvis King Creole Fan Club
 Jeannie Boudreaux
2312 Irish Bend Rd.
Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337 413 9888
Fax: 377 413 8388
E-mail:
jeannieb@teche.net
This is a newly formed club edicated to preserving the memory of Elvis Presley with pride & dignity. We are a non-profit, charity oriented club offically recongnized by the Elvis Presley Estate.
The Cost for a one year membership is $15.00 per year in USA & $20.00 per year outside USA.

Elvis Fever Fan Club
10927 Mindanao Drive S.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246
904 641 1434
Email:
EFFCJAX@AOL.COM
 

Living The Dream
Ruth Hensley
3769 Hermes Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
email:
RHensley@cinci.rr.com
(513) 741-0145
Formed in October 1998
Chatities: March of Dimes, EP Trauma Center
Membership $15.00 per year US, $20.00 per year Canada, and $25 per year foreign members.
Club Mott: Keeping the memory of Elvis alive
Up Comming event: Lancheon Show with Bruce Wilbrun's Trbute to Elvis.  August 13, 2000 Ramada Inn, 1470 E. Brooks Rd. Memphis, TN. Limited Seating $20.00 per person.

Graceland West Fan Club
c/o Charlene Johnson
6650 Bollinger Road
San Jose, CA 95129
USA
Email:
nikki_ty@pacbell.net

 

Sincerly Elvis Fan Club of Michigan
Debra L. Smith, Pres
P.O. Box1384
Midland, Michigan 48641-1384
EAPForever@aol.com

Established/non-profit Elvis fan club since 1996.  Fully registered and liscensed with Graceland/EPE.
Listed in"The Complete Idiot's Guideto Elvis" as one of the better new clubs.
We promote positive memories of Elvis, and help others by being charitable.
Charities: The American heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, D.AR.E. (Drug Awareness resistence Education) for elementary students. Membership includes: membership card, photo, stationery & matches.
Newsletter: 3 times per year, each issue has a differnt theme; history, trivia, news from Graceland, interviews and insight into the ``man behind the myth."

Touched By Elvis Fan Club
Fan  Club Website

Elvis Preseley Treasure Coast Fan Club
TCB Club President: Audrey Ross
P.O. Box 1142 Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
Phone: 561 - 343 - 7188
We are a non-profit charity oriented fan club officialy recognized by the elvis presley estate.
Membership:
For all ages
$12.00 per year (US)
$18:00 per year (other)
rossa@iopener.net

Kentucky Taking Care Of Business
P.O. Box 721283 Newport, KY 41072-1283.
(859) 431-4727

South America                        

Elvis Presley Fan Club Official De Argentina
Florida 520
Local 15
(1005) Bs. As.
Argentina