August 16, 2017 will mark 40 years since the untimely passing of Elvis Presley
Multi-award winning international recording star and movie actor from America, Donny Richmond, is known for creating unique concepts. Among these, he collaborated several years ago with the largest contingent in history of Elvis Presley’s personal musicians ever gathered to back up any singer other than Elvis himself. Richmond, himself, was amazed to have received the honor, as every member of Elvis’ personal entourage who was living or active at the time happily accepted the invitation to be a part of this momentous get together. It seems that Donny’s Nashville based TV program, with its’ large following, was viewed by many of Elvis’ sidemen. The music recording and video were then completed over a period of several months, but remained hidden on a studio shelf, and were not together released until 2015. Currently, new interest in the song has sparked international sales on iTunes, and growing media attention. It is now noted that this was a historic, never to be repeated event, as many of Elvis Presley’s musicians have since passed away.
”The World Keeps Loving Elvis” is actually a beautiful love song, typical of Elvis, with lyrics ingeniously constructed around subtle references to 25 of Elvis’ songs! The song is immaculately sung by Donny, and the musicians all demonstrate and live up to their long time hit making expertise. For the making of the music video (as seen on YouTube), Donny Richmond was also given access to Elvis Presley’s coat, some of his jewelry, and one of his Cadillac cars. It is said that this recording is “One for The Guinness Book of World Records!”
Words and music to “The World Keeps Loving Elvis” were written by Donny Richmond and fellow Nashville songwriter, David Walker. The musicians on this recording, and Donny, are members of various music Halls of Fame, including The Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame, Country Music Hall Of Fame, Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Int’l Country Gospel Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, etc. All of these legendary Musicians can be seen on the YouTube video.
YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkoOxP_SrA