Bill Haley might have got there before him ( he had his first hit with Rock This Joint in 1951 ), but Haley was chubby, Married-and above all corny. But Presley was snake hipped, macho - and above all, carnal. (Written by Barry Egan and published in the "Sunday Independent" on Sunday 20th. August 2000) Read Full Article.
Ten Years after the death of the King, Eamon Carr presents some startling new evidence which clearly indicates that Elvis Presley was as least as Irish as Ronald Regan. (Written by Eamon Carr one of Irelands most famous journalists and broadcasters, and published in "In Dublin Magazine" on the 6th. August 1987) Read Full Article.
Priscilla Presley, star of the Naked Gun series, has had a strange life. Married to Elvis at twenty-two, divorced at twenty-seven. Now things are getting really weird: her friend OJ Simpson is up on murder charges and her daughter Lisa Marie has married Michael Jackson. (Written by Alan Corr and published in "The RTE Guide" the magazine of the National TV Station in November 1994) Read Full Article.
What must it have been like to be there when Elvis burst upon the scene? I know what it was like in Kells, Co. Meath. I think I was in high babies at the time. Those bleak mornings in the school yard were taken up with discussions about the latest episode of Champion The Wonder Horse. Television was still a novelty then so only a few of us had witnessed some riotous footage of the emerging Hillbilly Cat. (Written by Eamon Carr and published in the Souvenir Programme of "A NIGHT TO REMEMBER" a charity event held by the club in Jury's Hotel, Dublin on 7th. April 1991) Read Full Article
The bubblegum cards must have been a buzz. At first, photographs from '54 show a young man intent on reinventing himself. He's going to break out of that cycle of poverty which might just condemn him to a lifetime of low rent housing and succession of odd jobs. (This article also written by Eamon Carr was published in the programme of 'Remembering Elvis' a charity event run by the club for Elvis's 20th. Anniversary on 17th. August 1997,and was held in Leopardstown Racecourse and supported by Ireland's national radio station R.T.E) Read Full Article
Dublin has seen priceless artefacts before, of course. there was the Kremlin gold, the Chinese terracotta army, Caravaggio's paintings-and now Elvis Presley's suit. And if you thought the security was tight for the other exhibitions, you don't know The Elvis Presley Fan Club. Graceland's communications manager Patsy Anderson personally carried the studded suit in a case to Dublin for the fan club's charity fund raiser. Read Full Article