The British Elvis Fan Club's "SuperTrip USA" '74

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The British Elvis Fan Club's "SuperTrip USA" '74

Authored by Darrin Lee
Edition: 1

'The British Elvis Fan Club's "SuperTrip USA" '74' by Darrin Lee is an A4 format, 380-page soft cover featuring rare, contemporaneous material originally published by the OEPFC of Great Britain.

The author dedicated it to Rusty, Elvis and Bill Roberts - three generations of loyal fans from the Land Down Under. Mr. Keith Alverson (with a forthcoming project with Erik Lorentzen, entitled 'Strictly Elvis: 1973 - 1974 - 1975') is the premier photographer to have captured Elvis during 'Desert Storm' and his three images from Closing Night - September 2nd 1974 - are contained within.

Mr. Todd Slaughter, president of "The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain," kindly permitted the inclusion of multitudinous 'Elvis Monthly' articles from years past, specifically those penned by fans on board "SuperTrip USA" '74. His August 2017 tour of the USA is already sold out, he is accepting reservations for 2018. For only the 2nd time (see 'King of the Hilton'), a British fan club stateside "Elvis" trip receives faithful, prominent attention in a full-length Elvis biography.

In Chapter 4 ("Elvis Confronts Hecklers, Stands By His Friend For Life And Spreads The Love In August 1974"), readers will learn why the Ragdoll label's 2 CD release, the superb 'Elvis Presley - 12:00am' (RD 2016-01) was such an important resource to the author. So, special thanks are due Ragdoll Records. Fine work! Moreover, content of 'Elvis - Mood Swings' (Rock Legends, RL-CD03-2013) and 'Elvis - Desert Storm. Closing Night Las Vegas Hilton. September 2, 1974' (Fort Baxter 2200) receive exhaustive analysis.

Throughout the 376 pages are multitudinous eyewitness accounts of 1974 Elvis "Summer Festival" performances by fans from around the world, including: Dennis Berry (Oldham, Lancashire), Keith Alverson (Georgia, USA), Kerstin Ede (Sweden), Lila-Jean Morris (Canada), Katherine (USA), W.A. Harbison (Northern Ireland), Angie Sheering, Anne E. Nixon (Dudley, West Midlands), Wanda June Hill and her daughter, Starla (California, USA), Annie Bentley (Great Britain), Chantal Dambremont (Belgium), and Pat Barrs.

Popular 70's magazines tapped for rare insight include Rocky Barra's 'Strictly Elvis', 'Elvis Monthly', Rex Martin's 'Worldwide Elvis News Service Weekly', and ('Elvis in Vegas' author) Paul Lichter's 'Memphis Flash'.

'The British Elvis Fan Club's "SuperTrip USA" '74' is written in honour of the lovely Anne E. Nixon - a star in our galaxy of Elvis writers.

Additional Darrin Lee titles available on 'ELVIS & KATHY - Together at the Houston Summit '76: The Human Spirit Triumphs Over Sickness' & 'THE COLONEL, ELVIS and Dr. NICK - True, But Unknown: George Nichopoulos, M.D., Saves Pierre's Life', and 'NIXON and ELVIS'.

Publication Date:
1545521549 / 9781545521540
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts / General

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