Elvis

  1. Elvis Presley Feature Film Based on Sonny West Book Planned For 2012

    September 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT A documentary filmmaker is riding with the King. John Scheinfeld, who has chronicled the lives of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and others in documentaries, will direct the first-ever feature film based on the life of Elvis Presley. RLF Victor Produc ...

  2. Obituary: Jerry Leiber, 1933-2011

    September 01, 2011 7:40 AM EDT With co-writer Mike Stoller, the lyricist composed songs that helped define early rock'n'rollHe was rock'n'roll's first Shakespeare. Jerry Leiber took everyday expressions and turned them into rock'n'roll poetr ...

  3. From Elvis to Sean Kingston: Jerry Leiber's Impressive Chart Legacy

    August 23, 2011 7:41 PM EDT The passing of Jerry Leiber on Monday marks the end of a songwriting partnership that lasted 62 years. It's hard to imagine rock 'n' roll without the contributions of Leiber and his lifelong collaborator Mike Stoller. They were both ...

  4. 'What A Wonderful World' Songwriter Weiss Dies

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George David Weiss, who helped write chart-topping pop hits including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "What a Wonderful World," has died. He was 89. He died Monday of natural causes at his home in Oldwick, N.J., his wife, ...

  5. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  6. US Museum Exhibits Celebrate Elvis Presley

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, the Smithsonian Institution is showcasing the King of Rock 'n' Roll's ubiquitous image through exhibits opening Friday in Washington and Los Angeles. "One Life: Echoes of E ...

  7. New Show, Exhibits To Mark Elvis' 75th Birthday

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's legacy will be marked in force next year in a 75th anniversary birthday celebration featuring a new Cirque du Soleil production, movie marathons, a Facebook application and a cruise. Elvis Presley Enterprises has rolled out a ...

  8. Elvis Presley Box Set Due Dec. 8

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A few months after the Beatles box sets made retailers scramble to fill orders, the King of Rock 'n' Roll is getting the royal treatment. Legacy Recordings is marking Elvis Presley's 75th birthday in January with a 100-song box set ...

  9. Award-winning Keyboardist Knechtel Dead At 69

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Larry Knechtel, a Grammy award-winning keyboardist who accompanied big-name musicians such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks, is dead at 69. Knechtel, who moved to Yakima in 2003, died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital o ...

  10. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  11. Elvis Crespo Preps Anniversary Gig

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merengue star Elvis Crespo will celebrate the anniversary of his hit "Suavemente" with a show at the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas July 13. The show, called "Elvis Live From Las Vegas," will be taped and released as a live albu ...

  12. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  13. Elvis Album At The Center Of U.K. Copyright Row

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. distributor Cargo Records has pulled the plug on an Elvis Presley release after Sony BMG Music Enterainment in the U.K. sent out a letter threatening legal action, Billboard.biz has learned. In one of the clearest signs to-date of Sony BMG� ...

  14. Elvis' 'Ed Sullivan' Visits Head To DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three-disc DVD set to be released Nov. 21. Elvis Presley's appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be chronicled on Image Entertainment's three-disc DVD set "Elvis Presley: The Sullivan Shows." To be released Nov. ...

  15. Elvis Collaborator Hodge Dies At 71

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (March 3) of lung cancer in a Knoxville, Tenn., hospital. Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (Ma ...

  16. Sony BMG Ends Holdout With iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Elvis, Dylan downloads available Down Under. Elvis, Dylan downloads available Down Under. News ...

  17. Lideres Buys Stake In Llord's Ole

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Roster includes Elvis Crespo, Charlie Zaa. Roster includes Elvis Crespo, Charlie Zaa. News Charlie Zaa ...

  18. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  19. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  20. Elvis Presley

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, they come. Legions of Elvis Presley fans arrive in this city for Elvis Week every August to celebrate the life that ended on Aug. 16, 1977, and the legac In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, ...

  21. The Elvis Detective: Jorgensen Preserves Legacy

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The year was 1999. Ernst Mikael Jorgensen sat nervously in the lobby of the Hotel Nikko in Beverly Hills, Calif. A man who grew up reading detective novels in his native Denmark, he was about to exper The year was 1999. Ernst Mikael Jorgensen sat ...

  22. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...

  23. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...