My name's Chris Giles and I've got a shop in London - the Elvis Shop - and it's been there as a record shop for nearly thirty years. I devoted all the shop to Elvis because that was my first love in music from childhood.
Massive, absolutely massive, probably in excess of 4,000 CDs, vinyl, albums, EPs, and 45s from virtually every country in the world - from Australia to Zanzibar.
My most prized possession? Well, we've got - I can never remember which way round it is - it's either three Easter cards and two Christmas cards or vice versa, that my wife and I got from Elvis and Priscilla while they were still together - which was my wife's doing more than mine, because she used to write to Elvis's Grandma in the very early 60's and was one of the fortunate people that was lucky to be pulled out and put on the mailing list.
We got a really nice letter from Vernon, Elvis's father, in 1974 when Elvis was having some health problems and was hospitalised. And you know, out of the blue we got this three-page hand-written letter from Vernon saying that Elvis was OK and he'd been suffering with glaucoma and having his eyes treated. And, yes, that's kind of nice, 'cos it's a bit personal.
which was my wife's doing more than mine - qė ishte mė shumė punė e gruas sime se sa e imja
in the very early 60s - Nė fillim tė viteve '60
a three-page letter - njė letėr me tri faqe
'cos=because - sepse
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