Friday, 22 May 2009

New ULTIMATE Vegas '69 book coming soon!

For several weeks now I have been working closely with well-known Elvis author and historian, Ken Sharp (author of the FTD book, Writing For The King) in assisting him with what I believe will be the ultimate book on Elvis' 1969 Vegas return.

EE:UK will be the UK's official agent / stockest for this book.

July 31st 1969 marked a historic milestone in Elvis' career. Bolstered by the runaway success of the '68 Comeback show and energised by productive recording sessions at American Sound Studios, which would spawn such timeless hits as Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto and Don't Cry Daddy, Elvis launched his return to live performance at Las Vegas's International Hotel in the summer of 1969.

Elvis: Vegas '69 will be a 200-page hardback book that commemorates the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ historic return to live performance. The book tells the remarkable story of Elvis' return to the concert stage told through first-hand accounts by those lucky enough to be on hand to witness Elvis's miraculous artistic and creative rebirth.

Culling 100 new interviews, the 60,000 word text offers a gripping account of this seminal event told by the people who were there including Priscilla Presley, Elvis' TCB bandmates, the Sweet Inspirations, the Imperials, the Memphis Mafia, celebrities in attendance, International hotel personnel including owner Kirk Kerkorian, hotel President Alex Shoofey, publicity and showroom staff, security, international media and much more.

Learn the backstory behind what led to Elvis's triumphant return to live performance. You'll go behind closed doors with Elvis and the band in pre-show rehearsals and revel in the excitement and anticipation of opening night. We'll also exhaustively chronicle the opening show on July 31st 1969 through the eyes of the people that were there, press conference, after show celebration and more.

Packed with over 150 stunning full color and B&W images, many culled from the Graceland archives, vintage Vegas/Elvis concert memorabilia, a '69 show index and much more, the book will transport the reader back to the Strip for one of the most electrifying moments in Elvis' monumental career.

I've been involved in this project, and I can state, here and now, that this incredible book MUST be in your collection. I will guarantee the VERY BEST price and each copy pre-ordered from EE:UK will come complete with Ken Sharp's signature.

We will soon be adding the book, which will be out in August, to our online store for you to pre-order (your credit card will not be charge until the book is in stock) but until then, you are welcome to call our orderline (01903 525917) to reserve a copy.