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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dead 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

Songwriter Les Reed Died At 83

Songrwriter Les Reed, who wrote many songs for Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck died at the age of 83. Elvis recorded his This Is Our Dance.
Source:Various | Updated: April 15, 2019 | People

Elvis Tour 2019

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One of the most unique concert experiences of recent years is set to return for 2019 having won the hearts of critics and fans alike, as Elvis is set once again to be back at The O2 on Sunday,...
Source:Various | Updated: April 08, 2019 | People

Colonel Tom, Tom Hanks

Normally we stay away from rumours until it turns out to be true, but this one is interesting enough we think. Actor Tom Hanks looks to be adding another high-profile credit to his impressive...
Source:Variety | Updated: March 29, 2019 | People

Chick Crumpacker Died

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RCA executive "Chick" Crumpacker was one of RCA's driving forces in getting Elvis first signed up with the label. Crumpacker was working in RCA's C&W section when he...
Source:Elvis Information Network | Updated: March 20, 2019 | People

Hal Blaine Dead At 90

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Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of...
Source:Associated Press | Updated: March 12, 2019 | People