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Strictly Elvis No. 4 (August, 1968)

 

By Bob Pakes
 
 

Strictly Elvis 5 TOP2Welcome to issue No. 4 of ROCKY BARRA‘s legendary Strictly Elvis!
 
In this magazine a report from Rocky’s trip to the RCA Studios in Nashville, including a nice interview with Felton Jarvis.
 
Also a first hand review from someone who actually attended the filming of the NBC Special in late June 1968. To be able to read about this career-changing event, 4 months before the TV Special first aired on national television, is just incredible!
 
 
 
Issues of STRICTLY ELVIS currently on ECHOES:
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 1 (May, 1968)
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 2 (June, 1968)
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 3 (July, 1968) coming soon
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 4 (August, 1968)
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 5 (September, 1968)
STRICTLY ELVIS No. 6 (October, 1968)

 
 
 

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Strictly Elvis topMy sincere thanks and respect goes to ROCKY BARRA.
 
For a very interesting interview EIN’s NIGEL PATTERSON had with Rocky please go here: ELVIS INFORMATION NETWORK

 
 
 

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wowee! That brings back a lot of good memories from the late 60s! I missed
    out on the first 3 issues, number 4 started my subscription that lasted till circa
    1973/4…I didn’t renew because from that time on, it was one concert tour after
    another filling the pages of Strictly…Not my cup of tea anymore. But Rocky deserves
    respect for bringing back excitement to to the fan magazines at the time. Elvis
    Monthly had lost all direction, with sloppy printing and run of the mill photos.

    August 19, 2014
  2. Joe #

    Brings back wonderful memories. Thank you, Bob!

    Rocky deserves a ton of credit! Back then, it wasn’t easy printing / publishing a booklet and then having to mail them all out.

    Joe

    August 19, 2014
    • Your comment is based on experience, Joe? Before Rocky started Strictly,
      there had been other US Elvis fan publications such as Elvis Tankers and
      The Elvis Echo. Echo was a nicely printed large size cross between a mag
      and a newsletter, with good quality photo reproduction. I don’t see the
      difference in what they did and what Rocky would do later on? For all the
      people involved it was a labour of love…And that included mailing out the
      1000 ( or more) envelopes, holding the newsletter / magazine, the world
      over.

      August 19, 2014
  3. r&b #

    Very nice memories of these mags. Thanks. I had these and the ‘Echo’.

    August 20, 2014
  4. jans #

    Thanks!
    Very interresting to read.

    August 20, 2014
  5. colonel snow #

    Nice to read this old stuff.

    August 31, 2014
  6. Craig Philo #

    Fantastic piece … great read.

    September 24, 2014
  7. Terje G. Aasen #

    I remember the news back in ’68 of the re-recording of Baby Let’s Play House as mentioned in Strictly Elvis No. 4-1968. Does anyone know something about that?

    April 21, 2015

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