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Old 01-10-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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In 1952 it was decided to publish a list of the best selling records (78s) here in the UK.

The very first British No. 1 was Al Martino with Here In My Heart This was in November 1952.

We are now getting very close to No. 1000.

The Elvis Presley organisation are determined to grab that coveted spot. (It also falls very close to what would have been Elvis's 70th birthday had he lived, born 8th January 1935). To that end all Elvis's singles are being re-released over here, I think at the rate of 1 per week. Well, as we speak, or type, Elvis is No. 1 again with Jailhouse Rock No. 999. And his 19th No.1 in the UK. Will he hit the 1000 spot, possibly not, but it is a brave try. For those interested, JHR was No.1 here in October 1957.
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Old 01-11-2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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quote:Originally posted by Jim Nasium:
To that end all Elvis's singles are being re-released over here, I think at the rate of 1 per week.

Hey Bru! Pam must be loving this
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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quote:Originally posted by Janice:
Hey Bru! Pam must be loving this

We have had a real Elvis weekend here, celebrating what would have been his 70th birthday. Radio stations played El. all over the w/end and tv showed movies and his concerts. It was an Elvis Orgy and it was great fun.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:59 PM   #4
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I didn't think he'd do it! But he has done it.

The 1000th UK No.1, Mr Presley with One Night. With more and more singles to be released, how many more numero unos can we expect?
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Old 01-19-2005, 02:01 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by Jim Nasium:
I didn't think he'd do it! But he has done it.

The 1000th UK No.1, Mr Presley with One Night. With more and more singles to be released, how many more numero unos can we expect?


Jim,
I think they are hoping for 18! btw have you heard about the new mini-series 'Elvis' going out across the pond in May? I shall have to get someone to video it for my besotted sis.
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