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TCBCast 166: Who Owns Elvis Today?

TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

Release Date: 05/18/2021

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TCBCast: An Unofficial Elvis Presley Fan Podcast

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This episode, Gurdip & Justin are tackling a topic selected by TCBCast Patreon supporters. Since over the years so many Elvis fans have often pinned business decisions on his estate when there are many other stakeholders, the suggestion was to do an explainer of who owns what in the Elvis world, from his personal effects to his music publishing interests, from his movies to his mansion, it's all covered in this episode and as far as we know is accurate to the date of this release.

There may be some slight historical inaccuracies due to some context or changeovers being left out, the emphasis was on getting it pared down to a simple list of who owns what *today*, and information was largely derived from swaths of press releases online from key stakeholders, so we apologize if there any omissions.

Then, for Song of the Week, Gurdip surprises everyone by picking "The Lady Loves Me," the main duet between Elvis & Ann-Margret from 1964's "Viva Las Vegas." Meanwhile, Justin bids "The Last Farewell," highlighting Elvis' 1976 cover of the Roger Whittaker ballad.

If you enjoy TCBCast, please consider supporting us with a donation at Patreon.com/TCBCast. In the month of April we produced over 17.5 hours of new early access or exclusive content for patrons, including film commentaries, new episodes of Blue Suede Reviews and TCBCast Now, and much much more. If you are unable to support us via Patreon, but want to support us another way, please make sure to leave a positive review on Apple Podcasts or share our show on social media. Every positive review helps our rankings so that other likeminded listeners can find us. Thanks!