January 20 - Silver Charts

The 'The Wonder of You' album dropped from #7 to #17 on the Official UK Album chart selling 5,980 copies. The 'If I Can Dream' album dropped from #61 to #65 on this chart while the 'The Platinum Collection' budget set re-entered the Official Album chart at #86.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts - 20th January, 2017

  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 5 to 8 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from 7 to 12 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from 14 to 28 on the Official Record Store Chart 
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 36 to 39 on the Physical Album Chart and remains at 49 on the Album Sales Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' rises from 84 to 53 on the Physical Album Chart; is a re-entry at 67 on the Album Sales Chart and rises from 14 to 12 on the Indie Albums Chart
  • 'Love Me Tender' - (Elvis and Connie Francis Duet) drops from 19 to 39 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'SUN' - New Entry at 82 on the Physical Singles Chart (is what we would term an EP) containing 'That's All Right'; 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky'; 'Blue Moon' and 'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone'. Shown as Signature Collection 8 on the Culture Factory Label based in France.
  • 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' is a re-entry at 98 on the Physical Singles Chart
  • 'The Elvis Collection' drops from 10 to 15 on the Music Video Chart

European Charts

  • 'The Wonder Of You' drops from 7 to 13 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'If I Can Dream' drops from 60 to 74 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • 'The Platinum Collection' is a re-entry at 80 on the Scottish Album Chart
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #27 to #44 on the Irish Album chart. 

  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #48 to #76 on the German Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #23 to #38 on the Austrian Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album dropped from #27 to #56 on the Swiss Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You / If I Can Dream' album dropped from #101 to #110 on the Belgian Album chart. 
  • The 'The Wonder Of You' album climbed from #51 to #48 on the Irish Album chart. 
  • The 'Top 40 Elvis' compilation climbed from #20 to #15 on the Belgian Album chart. 
Can't Help Falling In Love with Awards

The Sony Music compilation 'Can't Help Falling In Love' was awarded a Sliver Certification 12 years and 10 days after it's initial release for selling 200,000 copies in the UK. 


Protesters Sue Elvis Presley's Graceland Over Discrimination


Five protesters sued Elvis Presley's estate Graceland and the city of Memphis for discrimination after claiming they were prohibited from entering a Presley vigil.


In the federal civil rights lawsuit, members of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, an offshoot of the Black Lives Movement according to the Associated Press, attempted to stage a protest at Graceland last August 16th during an annual candlelight vigil marking Presley's date of death. 


Shortly before the protest, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens revealed plans to stage a protest, called "Operation Blue Suede Shoes," at the vigil because "Graceland represents the tremendous disparity of what works for a few what doesn't work for the many," the group said at the time, the Commercial Appeal reports.


The protests were in response to a pair of police shootings on African-Americans: Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. The group had protested at Graceland a month earlier, causing traffic problems.


On the date of the vigil, police in riot gear prevented the protesters from entering an area of a public street where Presley fans were gathering. The civil rights lawsuit accuses both Graceland and Memphis police of barring the protesters because of the color of their skin.

"The decision as to which citizens were allowed to attend the public vigil and which citizens were denied access to the public vigil, was based on the race of the citizens," the lawsuit said, adding that the group's rights under the United States and Tennessee Constitutions were violated. Three protesters were ultimately arrested in the Graceland incident. Those suing Graceland and the city of Memphis seek a jury trial and unspecified damages.

In a statement, Elvis Presley Enterprises said of the lawsuit, "For 34 years now, Graceland has welcomed over 20 million visitors. They have come to celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley from nearly every country on Earth, and they have all been welcomed without incident. Graceland is proud of its worldwide reputation for inclusion and hospitality as it welcomes the next 20 million visitors."


(Source: Official Chart Company / The King's World / Rolling Stone) 

January 19 - Vinyl-A-Million

The US based Book-A-Million released three exclusive vinyl albums “Elvis NBC Special”, “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong” and “Elvis Gold Records Volume 5”. All limited to 500 copies. 

Track List Elvis NBC Special

1. Trouble / Guitar Man 
2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / Baby What You Want Me to Do 
3. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / All Shook Up / Can’t Help Falling in Love / Jailhouse Rock / Love Me Tender 
4. Where Could I Go But to the Lord / Up Above My Head / Saved 
5. Blue Christmas / One Night 
6. Memories 
7. Medley: Nothingville / Big Boss Man Guitar Man / Little Egypt / Trouble / Guitar Man 
8. If I Can Dream

Track List 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
1. I Need Your Love Tonight 
2. Don’t 
3. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 
4. My Wish Came True 
5. I Got Stung 
6. One Night
7. Big Hunk O’ Love 
8. I Beg of You 
9. (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I 
10. Doncha’ Think It’s Time

Track List Elvis Gold Records Volume 5 1. Suspicious Minds 
2. Kentucky Rain 
3. In the Ghetto 
4. Clean Up Your Own Backyard 
5. Burning Love 
6. If you Talk In Your Sleep 
7. For the Heart 
8. Moody Blue 
9. Way Down 
10. Big Boss Man 
11. Guitar Man 
12. U. S. Male 
13. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me 
14. Edge of Reality 
15. Memories
16. If I Can Dream

(Source: FECC / Books-A-Million) 

January 18 - Good Times

The February / March edition of the "Good Times" magazine features an article on Elvis presley entitled "Priscilla Presley: Elvis - with Orchester and Nixon".

(Source: Elvis Club Berlin)

January 17 - Rita Issberner Haldane Died


Rita Issberner Haldane, the previous owner of the Grunewald Hotel in Bad Nauheim died. She was living in the hotel when Elvis Presley and his entourage moved into room number 10 on October 11, 1958. He moved out February 1959. 

She later married the owner of the hotel who rented the rooms to Elvis Presley, his family and entourage.

The room Elvis used is preserved the way he left it. The hotel is currently under construction by it's new owners.



(Source: various)

January 13 - Friday Vinyl


The Friday Music label release three classic Elvis Presley albums on 180 Gr. vinyl; "For Lp Fans Only", "Golden Records Volume 1" and "Promised Land". This first one comes on translucent gold vinyl, the second one on red vinyl and the last one colored vinyl. All three are limited editions packed in gatefold covers. 

'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' rises from #86 to #70 on the Album Download Chart

'The Platinum Collection' drops from #72 to #84 on the Physical Album Chart
'Love Me Tender' - (Elvis and Connie Francis Duet) rises from #31 to #19 on the Physical Singles Chart
'The Elvis Collection' remains at #12 on the Music Video Chart.

UK Charts


The "The Wonder Of You" album dropped from #4 to #7 on the Official UK album chart selling 9,575 copies this week.

The "If I Can Dream" CD is listed at #61 on the Official UK Album chart.
'The Wonder Of You' drops from #3 to #5 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from #59 to #92 on the Album Download Chart; drops from #4 to #7 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from #8 to #14 on the Official Record Store Chart.
'If I Can Dream' drops from #28 to #36 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from #42 to #49 on the Album Sales Chart.

European Chart


'The Wonder Of You' drops from #3 to #7 on the Scottish Album Chart.
'If I Can Dream' drops from #53 to #60 on the Scottish Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You' drops from #18 to #27 on the Irish Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You' drops from #27 to #48 on the German Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You' drops from #19 to #23 on the Austrian Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You' climbed from #29 to #27 on the Swiss Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You' drops from #24 to #51 on the Belgian Album Chart
'The Wonder Of You / If `i Can Dream' 2 CD drops from #78 to #101 on the Belgian Album Chart
The 2 CD set "Ultimate Top 40 Collection" entered the Belgian Mid-price Album chart at #20.

Charts Down Under


'The Wonder Of You' climbed from #22 to #19 on the Australian Album Chart.

The DVD 'Elvis – The King Of Rock’n’Roll – 30 Hit Performances And More' dropped off the Australian Music DVD chart. 
'The Wonder Of You' dropped from #32 to #37 on the New Zealand Album chart.

(Source: Amazon / Official Chart Company / Brian Quinn on FECC / The King's World)