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News createt: 26-04-2011

Bill Baize Receives "Elvis Presley Memorial Award"

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Elvis Presley's former back-up singer and member of the famous "Stamps Quartet" Bill Baize is the winner of the German "Elvis Presley Memorial Award 2010", created by the fan service "The King's World".

Bill Baize was chosen especially because of his close gospel connection to Elvis, who loved gospel music more than any other kind of music. The tenor had made outstanding contributions to Elvis' presentations of this beloved gospel music, and Elvis admired Baize's vocal abilities so much that he even let him sing solo numbers at his concerts from time to time.

Until today Bill Baize supports efforts of fans all over the world to keep the memory of Elvis alive.

Bill Baize received the award last week from Sandra and Peter Beines of "The King's World" in Randers, Denmark after the grand opening of "Graceland Randers".

The "Elvis Presley Memorial Award" is the very first German award created to celebrate outstanding contributions of musicians, singers, songwriters and producers to the unique art of Elvis Presley. Its first winner had been Elvis' piano player and arranger Glen D. Hardin.

Source: The King's World