Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Elvis on Brink of Seizing UK Singles Crown

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Elvis on Brink of Seizing UK Singles Crown

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Byline: RICHARD SIMPSON

ELVIS PRESLEY is going head-to-head from beyond the grave with The Beatles, in a fight for the title of King of the UK singles charts.

The transatlantic battle is taking place almost a quarter of a century after Elvis died and 31 years after the Beatles split.

Presley and The Fab Four have been joint holders of the title for most UK No 1 singles for some time with 17 each. But that could be about to change when, on 26 March, Elvis's Suspicious Minds is re-released here.

The single is bound to be a colossal hit as it is backed by a previously unreleased version of The Wonder of You. It will be also be accompanied by a promotional video, featuring rare live footage. The release ties in with the launch of Greatest Hits Live, a compilation featuring classic concert versions of some of The King's most famous tracks, including Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, One Night and Hound Dog.

News of the release has fuelled intense rivalries between Beatles and Elvis fans. …

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