Bill E. Burk
Bill E. Burk
Bill and his wife Connie Lauridsen
(Photo source: internet/unknown)
Since the mid 1950's, the name Bill E. Burk was synonymous with
authoritative journalism about the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley.
Bill was a native Memphian whose fascinating background is the stuff of
a "Boys Own World Annual":
- an international pilot with more than 9000 hours logged
- a standout athlete in three sports
- a retired lieutenant colonel from the Air National Guard who served in two wars - Korea and Vietnam
In addition, as a journalist, Bill ("007") has written countless articles
about his "friend", Elvis Aaron Presley, a friendship that stretched from the
1950s to Elvis' untimely death in August 1977.
Apart from his books about The King, Bill and his wife Connie were the
energy behind the quarterly magazine, "Elvis World", which ran for over 20 years.
Elvis World was renowned around the world for its honest
and accurate reporting about the King of Rock & Roll.
Bill also contributed to a large number of books on Elvis written by other authors.
A selection of these books is given in the reference section below.
Bill sadly passed away on 24 April 2008.
More information can be found on
Bill's webpage ... (hosted by the Elvis Information Network).
Text updated: 21 May 2023
Bill Burk contributed to the following books:
Last Train To Memphis
The Left Seat
Elvis: The Final Years
Down At The End Of Lonely Street
Elvis: His Life From A To Z
The Best Of Elvis
Elvis: A Commemorative Edition
The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story Of Colonel Tom Parker & Elvis Presley
Up And Down With Elvis
Elvis A. Presley: Musique Et vie d'un Mythe
Elvis Presley: Eloma Ja Musikki
Dear Elvis: Graffiti From Graceland
Elvis 1956 Reflections
Roots Of Elvis
The Man Called Cash
The Private Life of Elvis Presley
(source of the above list: Elvis Aaron Presley: A Candle In The Wind)