Who will record Elvis' song?
By now you may have heard of the song that Elvis wrote but never recorded. But, like many, you’re waiting to hear what happens next. Here’s the story...
In April, Chris Davidson, the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Experience in Las Vegas, bought "If I'd Only Bought Her Roses," the only song co-written by Elvis Presley and Paul Terry King, an association that dates back to the late 60s at American Sound Studios in Memphis. The song was registered in 1973 with BMI but never recorded. It appears to have been inspired by the lost love that both artists were experiencing at the time, Davidson said in a release.
"We're looking for the world's best Elvis impersonator to record the song," said Davidson. "We hope to consummate an agreement with a production company for a multi-episode reality TV show." Davidson wants to release the song on the 50th anniversary of Elvis's first Gold Record, "Heartbreak Hotel," which went on sale in January 1956.
The Elvis-A-Rama Museum is in the process of creating an international contest for the impersonators with tryouts likely to be held in Sydney, Frankfurt, Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles and Memphis as prime locations. Final selection will take place in Las Vegas, where the winner will appear in an engagement at the Elvis-A-Rama Experience. Impersonators will be judged in three categories: vocal talent, appearance, and stage presence.
When Eimpersonators called, they assured us they would post information as it becomes available to their website, www.ElvisaRama.com.
We’ll do the same… Good Luck.