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Pål Granlund

Pål Granlund

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Elvis receives Norwegian silver disc for "Can't Help Falling In Love" and fan scrapbook from fan club President Pål Granlund.
Dressing Room, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, January 30, 1974.
(Photo source: unknown).

Just five years after discovering Elvis Presley in 1960, Pål Granlund established the Flaming Star Fan Club in Norway. His activities with this well-respected organisation gave him the opportunity not only to see Elvis perform live over fifty times, but also to meet him on five occasions from January 1970 to Easter 1975.
In more recent years, Pål has published some of the best books on Elvis' career and output. These include Stein Erik Skar's Elvis: The Concert Years, 1969-1977 (1997), Trevor Simpson's three Best Of British volumes The HMV Years 1956-1958 (2013), The RCA Years 1957-1958 (2014), The RCA Years 1959-1960 (2015) and, in 2016, How RCA Brought Elvis To Europe by Sigbjørn Stabursvik and Hans Otto Engvold.

British author David English has been collaborating with Pål Granlund on multiple Elvis books since 2012. A fan since he was twelve-years-old, David English has helped produce some of the very finest illustrated studies of specific events in Elvis' post-Army career. In order of publication, these include Welcome Home Elvis 1960 (2012), From Memphis To Hollywood (2012), Summer Of '61 (2013), Memphis To Nashville '61 (2014) and Rock Around The Bloch! (2015). Taking Care Of Business: In A Flash (2016) represents David's first foray into Elvis' later years.

The third person involved with Pål's publishing is Paul Richardson. Since 2009, Paul has used his research and writing skills - he has a master's degree in English from Oxford and a doctorate from Durham - to good effect by contributing regular reviews, essays and interviews to the quarterly magazine, 'Elvis: The Man & His Music' as well as editing volumes of Erik Lorentzen's 'Elvis Files' series. Paul has also collaborated with David and Pål on 2014's Memphis To Nashville '61, and further editorial support last year during the production of Rock Around The Bloch! and Change Of Habit.

Source : Elvis Information Network ...

Text updated: 4 June 2022


1977 - Elvis Minnealbum (with Yngvar Holm)
1978 - Elvis Minnealbum 2 (with Yngvar Holm)

1980 - Elvis Minnealbum 3 (with Yngvar Holm)
1983 - Elvis As We Remember Him, Vol. 1 (with Yngvar Holm)
1989 - Elvis - Slik Jeg Motte Ham (with Yngvar Holm)

2004 - He Touched Me (with Roger Hennie)
2004 - I Was the One (with Roger Hennie)
2004 - If I Can Dream (with Roger Hennie)
2004 - The Wonder of You (with Roger Hennie)

2010 - Elvis Presley: King Creole - The Music (with Ernst Jørgensen) (includes a CD)
2012 - King Creole: Frame by Frame (with Erik Lorentzen)
2012 - Jailhouse Rock: Frame by Frame (with Erik Lorentzen)
2012 - Welcome Home Elvis 1960 (includes CD)
2012 - From Memphis To Hollywood (with David English) (includes a CD)
2013 - Elvis, The Best of British - The HMV Years 1956-1958 (with Trevor Simpson) (includes a 2 CD set)
2013 - Summer Of '61 (with David English and Keith Russell) (includes a CD)
2014 - Something for the Girls! (with David English) (includes a CD)
2014 - Memphis To Nashville '61 (with David English, Keith Russell and Ernst Jørgensen) (includes a CD)
2014 - Elvis, The Best of British - The RCA Years 1957-1958 (with Trevor Simpson) (includes a CD)
2015 - Rock Around The Bloch! (with David English) (includes a CD)
2015 - Change Of Habit (with David English) (includes a CD)
2015 - Elvis, The Best of British - The RCA Years 1959-1960 (with Trevor Simpson) (includes a CD)
2016 - How RCA Brought Elvis To Europe (with Sigbjørn Stabursvik and Hans Otto Engvold) (includes a vinyl EP)
2016 - Taking Care of Business - In A Flash (with David English and Paul Richardson) (includes a CD)
2016 - His Songs of Praise, Volume 1 (with Trevor Simpson) (includes a CD)
2017 - His Songs of Praise, Volume 2 (with Trevor Simpson) (includes a CD)
2017 - Elvis at Madison Square Garden (with David English)
2018 - Rebel With a Cause '56 (with David English) (includes a CD)
2018 - The Wild One '56 (with David English) (includes a CD)
2019 - Through the Lens of Phillip Harrington (includes a CD)
2019 - The Making of Viva Las Vegas (with David English) (includes a 3 CD set)

2020 - That's The Way It Is - 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (The Rehearsals, The Concerts) (with David English) (2 books in a slipcase including a 8 CD set)
2021 - Love Me Tender: Through the Lens of Robert Vose (with David English) (includes a 2 CD set)
2021 - The Making of Jailhouse Rock (The Movie, The Music) (with David English) (2 books in a slipcase, including a 3 CD set and vinyl 45rpm single)
2022 - Celluloid Sell-Out! Worldwide Elvis Presley Movie Memorabilia 1956-1958 by Bob Pakes (includes a 2 CD set)
2023 - The Making of Blue Hawaii (The Movie, The Music) (with David English) (2 books in a slipcase, including a 4 CD set and vinyl 33rpm EP)


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