Elvis Has Left The Barracks

FOUNDATION HAUS DER GESCHICHTE DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND, BONN, M. JENSCH A. THUNKER

Somewhere Colonel Tom Parker is smiling. The carnival huckster who managed Elvis Presley throughout the rock 'n' roller's career would love it that the King just topped the British singles chart for the 19th time — with a rerelease of Jailhouse Rock, timed to what would have been his 70th birthday. (RCA is rereleasing all of Elvis' U.K. No. 1 hits.)

The celebration is also taking place in Germany, where Bonn's Haus der Geschichte has mounted a show about Elvis' 1958-60 tour of duty as a U.S. soldier in the Hessen town of Friedberg . Some 300...