'Nigel Patterson at
ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK Website
This will take you to Part 1 of my Interview, Part 2 is linked from Part 1.
This is the link for Part 3 of my Interview.
This is the link for Part 4 of my Interview.
This is the link for MARIA DAVIES 1969 Vegas Report
(9 more pages to be added shortly)
This is my Feature on ELVIS' TWO HOLLYWOOD BLVD STARS and History.
This is for my Tribute to Maria Davies(see 69 feature above)
This is for the full 1969 Vegas 1st season (all the info~
over 80 posts of details and pictures, and we are only
up to the first week of the Season, -an on-going feature
with much more still to be added in the coming days....)
You need to log on to view all the pictures(many very exclusive)
~Nigel Patterson at ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK ~
DID a phone interview with Rocky Barra (USA Strictly Elvis) last year.
(You can still read Rocky's interview at EIN)
I knew I was next on his list and in November he phoned me to set up
an Interview. **(Note: some of the pictures are down at EIN due to them changing
Network suppliers recently, they are slowly putting everything back together, my
4 Interviews can be read from the above Link and you will find links at EIN to my other
Elvis features, and the one about Maria Davies 1969 Vegas memories and info.)
In the 1970s he used to receive my
WORLDWIDE ELVIS NEWS SERVICE WEEKLY via his mailbox, so he always
felt my publication was important to the Elvis World.
The phone interview started 7am in Australia (8pm in England) and after
almost 2 hours, Nigel had to stop my Elvis Adventure Stories, due to
the fact he was going to be late for work- Ha! with many questions still
He had so much info to transcribe it had to be done in 3 parts on EIN
the 1st part in November, 2nd on Xmas Eve, a 3rd in Mid January and
then the Extra questions via Email from me in February 09.
If you want to know about my Life and the ELVIS QUEST please take a look
at my interview (I supplied a lot of Pictures to EIN to add to the interview)
After you have read it, please feel free to ask me about anything on
ELVIS that you would like in greater detail
I attended the Riot Show on the 18th Feb 73,
I got warned for Filming in Vegas by Tom Diskin on the 23rd Feb 73
(when I also had a Super 8mm copy of the Hawaii Show from Belgium TV
-almost 2 months before it was shown in the States)
- I had a portable floodlight in Johnson City, which
helped Len Leech(NJ) capture Elvis in a white ford LTcar, and the following
day in a Greyhound bus, on the Campus going into J.City. - and a lot of
other great things, trying to keep up with Elvis.
My ELVIS WEEKLY was published from the Early 70s up to Sept 78
(355 issues) it carries 100s of Newspaper reports, and almost complete
show reviews in Vegas and tours by Elvis fans, inspired by the fact they
could see their Story's in print in just One weeks time. So I have much
details on Elvis, his songs in each show, which jumpsuit was worn, what
matching belt, and scarf, And what he said.. Also we carried reviews
of all releases in the USA, with recording session details as they happened.
Hope you will look at the ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK site for my
interview, I also supplied just a long report on 1969 Vegas by Maria Davies
with a 1000word article about my friendship with her.
A 3500 word article about ELVIS' TWO STARS ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD
a complete history
I have almost completed a very long Feature for EIN on the JAYCEES
AWARDS, including much indepth detail on all 7 Events Elvis attended
that day, with many photos, and graphics. Finally sorting out which
photo is from which event..
I have many other Investigative reports ongoing at
ELVIS THE KINGS COURT forum & website, going into great detail about
The HOUSTON ASTRODOME - 6 shows and the Two Press conferences
In depth Aug/Sept 1972, including how the 5th September Vegas
wasn't a press conference, but a Press Announcement, and a review
of all 3 NBC mini films of the event.
I have one of the Largest Elvis Film collections of Elvis outside the States
with many hours of Orig: film, (I took 26 hours of Elvis Shows myself from the 64 Elvis shows I got to see.)
I own 26 of the Hollywood movies on 16mm, and was the first to get
all the 68 NBC out-takes on 16mm film to show on large 14foot screens
in Europe. The 68 complete outtakes, aloha, rehearsal aloha and CBS
77, I have the Negatives, Magnetic tracks, Optical Sound Release Prints,
and some as COLOUR CORRECTED PRINTS.
Obtaining the film collection, is a long Elvis Adventure in its own right.
Thankyou for your interest. SincerELy .... Rex....
Thank you very much Rex for this wonderful information.