Author’s Elvis book set for

Trevor Simpson, who has written a book, Elvis -The Best of British. Pictured in his studio at home in Ripponden.
Trevor Simpson, who has written a book, Elvis -The Best of British. Pictured in his studio at home in Ripponden.

Music author Trevor Simpson is celebrating the success of his latest work, Elvis: The Best of British, after being told Graceland - the late star’s estate - had commissioned another 500 copies.

The book, which examines Elvis’ early impact on Britain, costs £60 and also comes with two CDs featuring every record that Elvis released under the HMV label between 1956 and 1958.

It has already achieved celebrity status with one of the first copies snapped up by Sir Tim Rice and more recently Les Reed, the man who wrote Delilah for Tom Jones and The Last Waltz for Englebert Humperdinck.

Trevor, of Ripponden, will talk about how he put the book together at the Silk Mill pub, Ripponden on June 6, with all the proceeds going to the Calderdale Hospital Radio.

“I am so proud of the way this worked out,” said Trevor. “You worry about doing something like this, but all the feedback has been very complimentary.”