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Release date: August 2

“FASHION FOR A KING” - 512 pages book incl. 2 CD’s

“Fashion For A King” is a Pål Granlund/Flaming Star production, written by Tommy Edvardsen and Atle Larsen.

The book is an impressive document of all the outfits Elvis performed in through his career from 1968 and onwards. The book is full of fantastic, previously unreleased, rare and classic photos, all linked together by Edvardsen and Larsen’s text.

We have included 2 great soundboard CDs (see details below)

The format of the book is 30,5 x 25,4 x 3,7 cm. Weight approx. 3 kg.

Fashion For A King

Elvis Presley made a special fashion of his famous and spectacular stage outfits, sometimes referred to as ”jumpsuits”. In every country there is an “Elvis impersonator” well dressed up in a copy of one of Elvis Presley’s outfits. The name “Elvis” is heard of in every corner of the world, and nearly everybody have heard about the dynamic performer dressed in a typical “seventies suit” with rhinestones and embroideries in different patterns. But what many people don’t know, is that these suits have their own name and their own story to tell. Not many people know how these outfits came to be characteristics for Elvis on stage, and their development during the years. It all started with the “Black Leather Suit” in 1968, and ended with the “Mexican Sundial Suit” in 1977.

Elvis became King Of Concerts in the late sixties and seventies – and the stage outfits became an important part of his shows.

In this encyclopaedia of more that 500 pages we will present you to a full documentary of all Elvis’ suits from his famous Comeback Special in 1968, his return to live performances in Las Vegas in 1969 and his many tours and TV Specials through the 1970’s. You will have the background story of each and every suit, when Elvis used them for the first and the last time - and their whereabouts today. We will also give you the background story of the very skilled designers who made these famous outfits.

Elvis often mixed suits and belts as he pleased. Here you will be presented to them all.

This book is the result of hundreds of working hours with research and “digging” through enormous amounts of documentation. After doing a long article series in the Norwegian “Flaming Star” Fan Club Magazine, our publisher, Pål Granlund asked if we were interested in making a book of the published material. Pål Granlund is one of a few Norwegians who have had the honour of meeting The King in person in Las Vegas and on tour. We have worked closely with Pål in this project, and as a result of this, we can now present - for the first time - a book with a fully documented story and pictures of Elvis Presley’s stage outfits. This book is not meant only for the hardcore “jumpsuit”-fan, but also as an encyclopaedia for fans all over the world to learn more about these great, original stage-outfits.

Never has a book been more complete on this issue, and you will see rare photos and photos you have never seen before. The background of the suits and the stories of those who created and designed them are presented for you. Elvis became an icon in these outfits.

We are very proud of this project and the opportunity to give you an idea of how these suits became the typical trademark of Elvis’ legacy as a live performer.

We hope you will have a pleasant reading…

Best regards

Tommy Edvardsen & Atle Larsen, authors


Cat. No.: FTD 102 (506020-975035)


1) See See Rider

2) I Got A Woman / Amen

3) Love Me

4) Trying To Get To You

5) All Shook Up

6) Love Me Tender

7) Hound Dog

8) Fever

9) Polk Salad Annie

10) Why Me Lord

11) Suspicious Minds

12) Introductions

13) I Can’t Stop Loving You

14) Help Me

15) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

16) Bridge Over Troubled Water

17) Let Me Be There

18) Funny How Time Slips Away

19) Big Boss Man

20) Can’t Help Fallling In Love

21) Steamroller Blues

Recorded July 1, 1974, at Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska.

Track 21 recorded July 2, 1974, at Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah


1) See See Rider

2) I Got A Woman / Amen

3) Love Me

4) Trying To Get To You

5) And I Love You So

6) All Shook Up

7) (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel

8) Hound Dog

9) Until It’s Time For You To Go

10) You Gave Me A Mountain

11) Polk Salad Annie

12) Introductions (incomplete)

13) Just Pretend

14) How Great Thou Art

15) Burning Love

16) Softly As I Leave You

17) America

18) Little Sister

19) Heartbreak Hotel

20) O Sole Mio / It’s Now Or Never

21) Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recorded December 14, 1975, at the Las Vegas Hilton



In September there will be 3 new releases:

“48 HOURS TO MEMPHIS” (the March 18, 1974, Richmond concert)

“HE TOUCHED ME” (classic album)


There will be additional releases in November

Fashion For A King - FTD 102


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