There are a great number of Elvis Presley Tribute Artists throughout the UK,and the rest of the world. Many experienced and Professional performers wanted their own Association that reflected and gave recognition to their Profesionalism and standard of service. The aims of this association are to co-ordinate and promote its members as Professional Elvis Presley entertainers, who have agreed to be bound by a code of Professional conduct.
A Professional member of the association may work full time or part time as a ETA. Proffessional is acredited to the high quality and standards that our members have as an ETA. Taking Care of Business for the association is myself Paul Smith, I am not a tribute artist, but I am a well respected Elvis fan, who is a Fan Club President registered with Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland. I am also a well known Elvis DJ.
Elvis Presley sure made history. Even since the recording of the first commercial single of his career, people knew that he will become a great star. He charmed the ears and souls of millions and his albums are still popular among people of all ages. But there are several interesting facts that not all his fans know. Here are some astonishing things about the King of Rock ’n’ Roll you wish you knew earlier.
Elvis was loved by his fans, but not even his greatest fans knew that he had a twin brother. He spoke of Jesse Garon, his identical twin brother, throughout his career, yet Elvis Presley remained in our hearts as “the only one”. His stillborn brother was buried the next day near Priceville Cemetery, in an unmarked grave and Elvis felt this wound for his entire life.
“That’s All Right”, his first album, was released when the King was only 19 years old. During his life, he starred in 33 successful films and made thousands of ladies go faint when he performed live on scene. But he served in the Army even though he was already famous. He was 23 years old when he became a private to the Second Armored Division, but he had to obtain an emergency leave to visit and see his mother for the last time. Even when he was assigned in West Germany, he still received thousands of fan letters.
It is interesting that he never performed outside of North America. There were fans that would have done anything to see the King in flesh. Rumours are that his manager – Colonel Parker – turned down the offers for outside America because he was an illegal immigrant and, since he would have travelled with Elvis Presley, he was afraid that he would not be allowed to come back again in the United States.
Potomac, Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential yacht - name after the river crossing the American capital –, was purchased by Elvis Presley for $55,000. This U.S. Coast Guard cutter served as FDR’s “floating White House” during the years ’36-’45. But Elvis did not enjoy this vessel for too much time. He donated Potomac to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, which sold it to raise money and obtained funds to save the lives of dozens of children.
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll recorded almost 1,200 songs and despite the fact so many people appreciated him, he went through cosmetic surgeries to treat his acne, correct his nose and cap his teeth. Even if he would have remained natural, people would have loved him. Even today he has millions of fans. You hear Elvis Presley’s songs everywhere, from commercials, movies, ringtones and even in the backgrounds.>.
Elvis Presley was definitely a charismatic person that made history. “Love me tender”, “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Suspicious minds” are performed and reinterpreted by numerous famous artists who appreciated him as person and as artist. Which one of his songs still moves your heart?