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April 27, 2013

Also a few words from me.

First of all, I would like to mention Ed ‘Our man in Havana’ Verhaar, who had to put up with our extraordinary wishes for a couple of months while building this site for us. In the end Ed was able to present us with a site that was totally up to our demands and wishes. Our sincere thanks go to Ed, well done brother!

While Ger is mainly in charge of the content of the first three sections on Echoes, I take care of Hollywood Revisited as well as the All Things 50’s section.
However, our work here will always be the result of a partnership that is based on mutual respect and our shared interest in the glorious 50’s. It is our goal to be different from other sites and present you with topics and content that is either interesting, entertaining, collectible and/or just plain cool. And all of this comes wrapped in a refreshing layout.

Alright, let me finish by saying that Ger has just completed an interesting new topic about the ’56 Florida tour (Down In The Alley) with the main focus on the first day in Jacksonville.
It’s well worth a visit people!

Stay tuned to Echoes!
Thank you.


April 25, 2013

Welcome to our first (and long overdue) Editorial!

Bob and I got aquainted while both frequenting the same Elvis forum. When the love affair came to an abrupt end, we felt the time was right to do our own thing, and especially in our own way: an Elvis site that would focus primarily on the 1950’s. This is how Echoes Of The Past was born. It’s the phase in the Presley career we care for and love the most. But both the early 60’s, as well as the late 60’s, are very dear to us as well. However, we draw the line in 1969.

Echoes is our little playground, where we will share whatever has our interest. This includes vintage Americana in general, but without ever losing focus on Elvis Presley.

So, anything new and interesting posted here in recent days? Well, yes! In the past week we were happy to present From Memphis To Honolulu, it features a rare unknown ad for the Memphis ’61 shows. And also PART 2 of our Richmond ’56 restrospective went online. As well as some rare collectibles from Loving You and Jailhouse Rock.

Keep an eye on Echoes, and bookmark this site, as we will have interesting new topics coming your way!

And if you feel you have anything to contribute, please be our guest! Our email-address is at the bottom of the Homepage.
Comments are also very welcome.

We hope you will enjoy this place. Until our next editorial, all the best and cheerio!

Ger Rijff

07 bob & gerGer and Bob in better days.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jim #

    Very trendy guys…
    Keep the interesting articles coming.

    April 25, 2013
  2. Alexander Nijeboer #

    What a great place this is! Thanks for finding time to entertain me with so many interesting threads.

    April 26, 2013
  3. Jeroennl #

    Great picture! And love the site! All the best, Jeroennl

    April 26, 2013
  4. Gerrit de Jong #

    im here….I realy dig your site very much

    April 26, 2013
  5. Charley #

    What a wonderful place this is. Keep up the good work guys.

    “How Much Does It Cost If It’s Free”

    April 27, 2013
  6. Jeroennl #

    It just keeps getting better and better!! :-)

    Like a digital Ger Rijff book that gets updated.

    My boy, my boy!

    April 27, 2013
  7. A glance at the names of the people who have mailed us, on the many
    different topics over the last 3 weeks, almost gives me that sentimental feeling of
    meeting up with old friends, not seen for quite some time! At one point we were all
    posting on one particular website, keeping the action going there on a daily basis.
    Things have changed for the worse over there. Most of the old gang have left, and
    became regulars on Echoes instead. There’s justice after all… Good topics will
    always find support, as the people worldwide, recognise quality. And we have plenty
    of it to share with others. Hang on in here. There’s lots of kool stuff lined up for
    a long time to come.

    Ger Rijff

    April 27, 2013
  8. Jeroennl #

    Hear, hear Ger! I am So happy you are doing this. Thankyouverymuch!

    April 27, 2013
  9. Niels #

    This site is fantastic!
    Nothing short of fantastic!

    And so is that picture of you guys!

    April 28, 2013
  10. Gerrit de Jong #

    And once again a word of thanks from me, it’s great you guys are doing this. The amount of compliments echo this.

    April 28, 2013

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