We have just received this morning the latest
publication from J.A.T. Publishing. This new book from Russ Howe And Tom Salva
with a text from Jim Donohue is about the shows Elvis gave at the Nassau
Coliseum during the Summer of 1973. All the pictures in the book are related to
two performances at the Nassau Coliseum, the second show in Uniondale of June
23, 1973 matinee show and the closing show of June 24, 1973 in the
book has all the ingredients for making an excellent thematic book ; nice front
and back cover, great pictures, memorabilias ( ticket stubs, newspaper review,
backstage shots ) and minimal text as the photos speak by themselves.
Rockíní Nassau "
features photographs by Carole Mason. This name wonít mean much to several
persons but quite known by older photo collectors as Carole Plaia. The authors
stated that "
this book contains concert photos, most of which have never been seen beforeÖ."
And this statement is actually correct. Some of Mrs. Masonís work were
published in the "
Strictly Elvis "
magazine ( p.7, 9, 11, 91, 92 and possibly a few others ), but it was thirty
(30) years ago and most readers never even saw this magazine. Besides the
quality of printing back then didnít do justice to these GREAT pictures.
The Crazy Canuck, July 2003