BJ Thomas Dead
Following a battle with stage-four lung cancer, B.J. 'Just Had A New Record' Thomas, whose musical career endured for over 50 years, died May 29 at his home in Arlington, Texas. He was 78. Thomas...
Source:Billboard | Updated: May 30, 2021 | People
Mr. Personality Passed Away Too
Lloyd Price, the ‘50s R&B vocalist whose early singles were among the first to attract attention from the nascent rock ‘n’ roll audience, died Thursday. He was 88.The New Orleans-born singer burst...
Source:Various | Updated: May 08, 2021 | People
Bobby Morris Passed Away
Bobby Morris, Vegas Conductor, Dead Aged 93: Bobby Morris was not only Elvis Presley’s original conductor with his own 48-piece orchestra at the International Hotel’s opening season in July 1969 but...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: May 06, 2021 | People
Gord Atkinson Died
Radio personality Gord Atkinson, who exposed the world to a young Paul Anka and rubbed elbows with Elvis Presley on his popular "Campus Corner" show, has died at 94.On April 3, 1957, Elvis Presley was...
Source:Various | Updated: April 29, 2021 | People
Al Schmitt Died
American recording engineer and record producer Albert (Al) Schmitt died. He was 91. He engineered Elvis Presley’s recording sessions at RCA for his first post-army film 'G.I. Blues', in 1960.
Source:Elvis Day By Day | Updated: April 28, 2021 | People
Composer Barry Mason Died
Composer Barry Mason, Dead at 85: UK iconic songwriter Barry Mason died on Friday, he was 85.Mason became a major chart success with 1960's hits such as Tom Jones' 'Delilah', Edison Lighthouse with...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: April 19, 2021 | People
Bob Williams Memphis Photographer Passed Away
Bob Williams, a longtime photographer with the Memphis Commercial Appeal who enthusiastically chronicled the career of Elvis Presley, capturing the emerging King of Rock and Roll in what would become...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: March 19, 2021 | People
Elvis To Play Windsor Safari Park For “On Tour Two”
If you have read my little book you will know that I had many meetings with Carlin Music bossFreddy Bienstock. Freddy had been asked by Colonel to get new songs from UK songwriters for afollow up to...
Updated: January 27, 2021 | People
Jimmie Rodgers Dead
Last week, Jimmie Rodgers, author of It's Over passed away at 87.
Source:Various | Updated: January 22, 2021 | People
Buzzy Forbess Passed Away
Buzzy Forbess has passed away. Elvis and Buzzy were good friends at Humes High and Elvis’ early days at Sun. In his freshman year of high school Elvis teamed up with three friends, Buzzy...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: January 07, 2021 | People
Another Songwriter Gone
Mexican songwriter Armando Manzanero died at the age of 85. Manzanero wrote the original version of 'It's Impossible' ('Somos Novios') in 1968. Two years later Sid...
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: December 31, 2020 | People
Geoff Stephens Passed Away
British songwriter Geoff Stephens past away at 86 on December 24. Elvis recorded This Is Our Dance, Heart Of Rome and Sylvia from his pen. Stephens won a Grammy for Winchester Cathedral in 1966.
Source:Essential Elvis | Updated: December 27, 2020 | People
Stan Kesler Passed Away
Musician, songwriter, producer and label owner, Stan Kesler passed away at 92. Elvis recorded five of his songs: 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone', 'I Forgot To Remember To...
Source:Various | Updated: October 27, 2020 | People
Mac Davis Passed Away
Mac Davis, the country-music artist and songwriter behind some of Elvis Presley’s most indelible recordings, died Tuesday at 78. Davis became “critically ill following heart surgery in...
Source:Rolling Stone | Updated: September 30, 2020 | People
Al Kasha, Composer Died
Al Kasha who co-composed Elvis' “Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby” died last Monday, aged 83. Al Kasha is best remembered for writing (with Joel Hirschhorn) Oscar-winning songs...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: September 17, 2020 | People
Billy Goldenberg Dead At 84
Billy Goldenberg, Emmy-winning composer and musical director of Elvis Presley's 'Comeback Special', died. He also wrote the score for ‘Change of Habit’, starring Elvis and...
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: August 06, 2020 | People
Ed Hill Passed Away
Gospel music lost another dear friend, Ed Hill passed away last night. Ed was a founding member of the Prophets Quartet. He joined JD Sumner And The Stamps Quartet in 1974, backing Elvis Presley, and...
Source:Various | Updated: July 15, 2020 | People
Dick Grob Dead
Today the news arrived that Dick Grob, one of Elvis' bodyguards in the 1970s, passed away in Las Vegas. He is not Safe and Sound anymore.
Source:Various | Updated: April 24, 2020 | People
Elvis' Brother Dead
James Drury, died today of natural causes. He was 85. Drury supported Elvis Presley in his movie debut ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956). He played Elvis’s brother, Ray Reno.
Source:ElvisDayByDay.com | Updated: April 10, 2020 | People
Guy Harris Died
One of Elvis Presley's childhood friends and Tupelo native, Guy Harris, has died. Harris died on Monday. He was also a historian at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo. Harris never turned down...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: April 09, 2020 | People
Ed Bonja Dead
Ed Bonja, known for the many great shots of Elvis in the 1970s, passed away at the age of 74 yesterday.
Source:Various | Updated: September 04, 2019 | People
Kang Rhee Dead
Elvis' karate instructor, Grand Master Kang Rhee (1938), has passed away. Funeral services for Grand Master Rhee will be held on Friday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm at Korean Baptist Church of...
Source:Various | Updated: August 17, 2019 | People
Darlene Tompkins Dead
Actress Darlene Tompkins passed away at the age of 78 at July 18. She had a role in Elvis' Blue Hawaii.
Source:Various | Updated: July 19, 2019 | People
Ger Rijff Has Left The Building
Long time Elvis-fan, author of more than 20 books and producer of less legal material Ger Rijff (1951) has passed away July 13, this is the message his son posted on Facebook: "Dear...
Source:Various | Updated: July 15, 2019 | People
Three men with some relation to Elvis died lately. The best known is Dave Bartholomew, who died at the age of 100 on June 23. He co-wrote One Night (of Sin) and Witchcraft recorded by Elvis....
Source:Various | Updated: June 26, 2019 | People