My name is Fabris G.Luca,41,Italy.
I'm an Elvis Presley researcher expecially on the early days.
All these researches are in relation to a book/CD project for the Elvis fan club network. It's a 3/4 CD 200 pages book about Elvis stay at SUN records done by Ernst Jorgensen(BMG chief on Elvis music catalogue) which I'm now helping detailing the period from July of 1954 through the end of 1955. The book will consist of more than 400 early photos - half of them previously unpublished. It's not an attempt of once again write the story of Elvis Presley, but more a collection of
information, photos, memorabilia and stories shared by fans who where there at the time. The book will not deal in gossip or other unpleasant material it's all about the innocence of the time and the impact of Elvis' music.
We are trying to document every single show Elvis did, and we have come fairly close.
So I'm looking for photos,recordings from Louisiana Hayride or Opry,or any live radio gig or interview .... ANYTHING IS WELCOME FROM THE 50s!!
Trying to locate also some 'old' DJs such as Arch Yancey (seems he lives in Texas now...),Lynn McDowell and Red Smith.
Anyone could help with photos or memories or recordings?
Your help,anyone help is welcome!
I hope this is not too much of an intrusion.