John Krondes and the Elvis "Hit Making Team" Announce the Release of The End A New Beginning CD at Peabody Hotel Memphis

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32 years after the death of the King, The Presley "Hit Team" returns to the studio and the silence is broken

John Krondes

(Hollywood News Center) Amazingly, the music returns. In a breathe of New Life, the unmistaken Memphis Sound is back in full force. For the first time since the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, the King's entire "Hit Making Team" has returned to the recording studio with singer/songwriter John Krondes to make new music and keep the dream alive.

Nearly Ten Years in the making, and recorded in studios all across America; dedication determination, Inspiration from fans and the love for Elvis has fueled the fire for the "Hit Making Team" to keep moving toward the goal of bringing the Memphis Rock Sound back to deserving loyal fans. Now a dream has become a "New Beginning" for the King and the re-creation of the successful musical operation that Elvis Presley had built and spearheaded for over Twenty Years.

Elvis Presley's Best friend in life, Joe Esposito is the Chairman and Godfather of the Elvis "Hit Making Team." Esposito was the Best Man at Elvis' wedding and worked as Presley's Road Manager for 18 Years until the King's death in 1977.

John Krondes and the "Hit Making Team" salute the King and dedicate the epic new CD THE END A New Beginning as a fresh start and New Beginning for the music. The completion of this new CD and official launch of the "Hit Making Team" project is a historical moment and a second chance for the music to play on for Elvis. Significantly, this new reunion CD is the first commercial recording by the original Presley "Hit Team" since the king's passing 32 Years ago.

Featured in the new recordings are all of Elvis Presley's vocal groups: the Jordanaires, the former original Stamps Quartet, Imperials, and Sweet Inspirations. Both of the King's Bands rock the house for the comeback; included are the TCB Band and the American Studios Band - "The Memphis Boys". Elvis Presley's first drummer DJ Fontana, and star drummers Ronnie Tutt, Gene Chrisman, Steve Gadd and Anton Fig keep the beat for the "Hit Team'. This heart-stirring project also includes scores of additional super talent who accompanied the King: Millie Kirkham, Shane Keister, Bobby Ogdin, Ron Feuer, Gary Herbig, Lanny Morgan, Buddy Spicher, Elvis Presley's Original Horn Section, Arrangers, Elvis Composers Paul Evans, Paul Parnes, Al Byron, Randy Starr, Jimmy Krondes, and many others.

WHAT: The Official announcement and introduction to the Press and Music Fans of the world that the epic CD THE END A New Beginning by John Krondes and the Elvis "Hit Making Team" is completed and ready to ship to radio stations all over the USA, Europe and worldwide. The first Press conference appropriately will be held in Elvis Presley's home town of Memphis, Tennessee, at Elvis Presley's favorite hotel, the Peabody. Miraculously, the New Lifeline in music for Elvis commences 32 Years after his death with the unveiling and delivery to Press and Fans of the very first copies of the "Hit Team" CD. Fans are welcome and encouraged to attend this special historic and unique event.

KDSK Radio will be broadcasting the Press Conference live on, which can be heard worldwide. News coverage will also be provided by WREC 600 Memphis -

WHO: John Krondes (Lead Singer), Ray Walker (Jordanaires), George Klein (Elvis Friend), Marian Cocke (EP's Nurse), Terry Blackwood (Imperials), A.C. Wharton (Shelby County Mayor), Carol Chumney (City Counsel), Steve Cohen (U.S. Congressman), Barett Rich (U.S. Congressman), Wayne Carman, Bardul, Jean Lazenby (Elvis' Neighbor), Buck Hutchinson, Dr. George Nichopolous, Dean Nichopolous, Jimmy Evans, Mackey Hargett, Louis Black, Mike Taylor, Kang Rhee (Elvis' Karate Teacher), Norma Presley (Elvis' Cousin).

WHEN: Thursday, August 13th, 2009, 1:00-6:00pm *** Press Announcements, Interviews, Photo Ops 2:00-4:00pm.

WHERE: The Peabody Hotel Memphis, Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

                 The Peabody Hotel
                 149 Union Avenue
                 Memphis, TN 38103
                 (901) 529-4000

CONTACT: Jim Browder - Tel: 901-949-6966 : Email: jbtcb4ever(at)

Visit the Official Hit Making Team Web Site, for news and updates on the historical Elvis "Hit Making Team" recording project.

Hollywood News Center


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