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THE KING’S SCHILLING

When Elvis In Concert With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns this November, it will be in the company of Jerry Schilling. We talked to one of Presley’s closest confidantes

What would Elvis have made of his music being re-imagined on album and stage with the lush strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra? Jerry Schilling, one of the King’s oldest friends, can only speak for himself.

“I’m pretty much a purist on Elvis’ music, but I remember being in Russia on a little boat going up the Volga River many years ago. It was all Russian language radio stations, and the remix of A Little Less Conversation came on. It was a little throwaway song from the movie Live A Little, Love A Little, but an Italian engineer updated the song and it was a huge hit. I remember thinking, wow, if somebody can do it properly and my friend can get new audiences and be listened to around the world, then I think it’s worthwhile.

“As for putting together the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Elvis’ great vocals,” Schilling continues, “Elvis was such a lover of all kinds of music: classical music, operatic music – he had no limits or boundaries. He had a little bit of an orchestra on some songs, but he would have loved to have sung with a full orchestra, and especially the Royal Philharmonic.”

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In this issue of Vintage Rock we enter the riotous world of Wanda Jackson. She's finally just hung up her touring boots this year aged 81, so we decided it was time to honour the Queen Of Rockabilly's tenure at the top from her incredible rise to glory as both a country and rockabilly star to her greatest ever performances – "It's been a wild ride!" Little Miss Dynamite goes out with a bang! We got the exclusive on Brenda Jackson's retirement too! In our candid interview Brenda remembers her spectacular career, from rubbing shoulders with Elvis to surviving the British Invasion intact. It's been 60 years since the storming debut album that positioned Cliff Richard as the UK's own Elvis – with The Drifters in support – we remember a raw classic. It's also been 60 years since rock'n'roll was hit with it's first major scandal. Inside we get to the bottom of the infamous 'Payola Scandal', the real rock'n'roll swindle in which the scene's major players had to face the music. From villains to heroes, we talk to Memphis Mafia man Jerry Schilling about his days with Elvis and the upcoming 'Elvis In Concert' tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, plus we speak to instrumental hero Johnny Farina, one half of duo Santo & Johnny, about their timeless hit 'Sleepwalk'. Bringing things up to date, we chat with Darrel Higham about his new album Bop Machine, we met Nick Lowe, who tells about his new project with masked marauders Los Straitjackets, and we review Stray Cats long-awaited return to the London stage – and what a night it was! Plenty more besides from fresh talent and rockin' weekenders to news, reviews and more!