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Comeback ’68: The Story of the Elvis NBC TV Special

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018


Comeback 68: The Story of the Elvis NBC TV Special


Essential Elvis UK will soon be stocking this classic edition soft-cover book from Steve Binder.

The 50th anniversary commemorative book featuring the behind-the-scenes story from Producer/Director Steve Binder. It contains 182-pages of insightful prose, striking Elvis photos and never-before-seen memorabilia from Steve Binder’s personal archives). It delves into the dynamic (and often intimate) stories behind the performances  during the iconic, now legendary, evergreen landmark “Comeback” NBC broadcast on December 3rd 1968.

The stunning book begins with a heartfelt accolade penned by Priscilla Presley.

As a trusted visionary, Binder’s narrative brings to life the biggest television event of 1968 and one that is still enjoyed today by fans all over the world. He captures the behind-the-scenes tug of war between himself and Colonel Parker as they fought for their competing visions. That Steve Binder won is evident as the result was an iconic and life-changing event, enjoyed by millions of American viewers that evening in December 1968 and has been talked about ever since… Elvis’ most defining hour. The showcase was all about Elvis, exposed and raw, where during the set, DJ Fontana beat his drumsticks against a guitar case rather than a drum kit. Elvis seamlessly migrates from acoustic to electric guitar, this was Elvis, unplugged — before the “unplugged” concept ever existed.

The book includes various segments and insights from the intimate in-the-round jam sessions to big production numbers with dancers, a full band and an orchestra. The show culminates with the iconic performance of If I Can Dream with Elvis dressed all in white standing in front of a marquee of 310 red lights spelling E-L-V-I-S – something that would become a trademark element of his performances. This same marquee is featured in LED lights on the Super Deluxe, Signed, Limited-Edition, black leather box set .

Author Steve Binder recalls, “Meeting Elvis not only changed Elvis’ life… but mine as well. Who would have thought that 50 years later, Elvis would be as popular, if not more so, than when we had the opportunity to work together on the NBC Comeback Special. Memories I will never forget.”

Our price is a cool £49.99 including UK courier postage.

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The Big Elvis Sail

Saturday, June 16th, 2018


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If you are an Elvis fan, a serious collector or just a friend of mine, I’d like to invite you to a FREE and fun event in the seaside town of Worthing this coming August.

We are putting together a huge sale that will give you the opportunity to grab some serious bargains. Come and enjoy browsing tens of thousands of great Elvis products, many of which will be reduced. We will be offering a vast amount of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, books, posters, magazines, boxsets etc.

For the first time we will have a ‘good as new’ table that will be full of great one-off books.

Take a look at various pre-1977 souvenirs, Vegas and Tahoe memorabilia and even some of Elvis’ personal items. Just about everything imaginable will be on display!!

We simply need to make some room here at the office. We are literally falling over boxes of stock, and we need to think about where we will put all of the great new products due out throughout the rest of this year.

The venue is fantastic with plenty of FREE parking. There’s even a lovely field to sit and enjoy the sunshine (hopefully), so why not bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy some lunch (weather permitting)?

We will be offering complimentary tea and coffee and best of all, this event is FREE of charge. That’s right, there is no cost to enter!!

So, come and meet your friends, have a chat, browse the memorabilia, enjoy some rare Elvis music and soak up the sun and wonderful sea air. I’d love to see all my friends here in Worthing on August 5th.

Perhaps make a day of it (or even a weekend). Worthing is a lovely town with so much to offer – lots of great bars and restaurants. It’s around 80 mins on the train from central London and we have easy public transport to the town.

If I can help with transport information, and even details on accommodation, please send me a private message.


Sunday, August 5th 2018
11am to 5pm

The Warren
Worthing College
1 Sanditon Wa
West Sussex BN14 9FD


Note: We are excited to announce that the wonderful Flamin Star Clothing team will be joining us on this special day. If you love Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly and cool ’50s-style threads, then please come and see Beth Dunne and her amazing stall.

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