The UK Elvis Organisations - Disgraceful for Graceland?
The Elvis Fan Club in Leicester, Elvisly Yours in London, The Essential Elvis Magazine and the former Elvis Express in Brighton...It's a tag-team match of total controversy which has turned the UK Elvis Fandom into a money-grabbing joke!
In the red corner - The Elvis Fan Club in Leicester & The Essential Elvis Magazine.
In the blue corner - Elvisly Yours in London & The former Elvis Express in Brighton.
I think it is a more harmonic and peaceful world for Elvis fans in the USA...think I'll eventually move there just so that I can rely on Fan Clubs and Club Leaders who are in it for one thing only, and his initials are E.P.
What's your view?
Yes, it is certainly turning into a brutally cut-throat business especially in the UK. I have never met any of the people who own/run these organisations but I have certainly heard a lot of stories/rumours about them all and the great lengths they have gone to outdo each other.
I remember many years ago there was a big stink about Elvisly Yours coming on the Elvis scene and that seemed to pour Ketchup on the Elvis Fan Club's pie and mash - to coin a phrase!
And, of recent times I heard that the Essential Elvis troops played a hand in virtually closing down the Elvis Express in Brighton. I remember someone telling me about the owner of the Elvis Express who appeared to be a bit of a wind-up merchant and was trying to undercut Essential Elvis' prices on CD's, DVD's, etc. So, I was led to believe that it was like the old school all over again - The Elvis Fan Club versus Elvisly Yours.
The King is dead...Long Live The King....but not his UK Fan Clubs at the rate they are going!!!