Showing posts from November, 2010

Account For Myrna Smith

Account for Myrna Smith’s Medical & Therapy Expenses: ● Send a check - U.S. funds only ● Payable to: Myrna Smith ●Mail to: Premier America Credit Union 1776 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401-3297 Many fans have been asking where to send money for Myrna's care, this is the account set up for Myrna which has ONLY Myrna's name and ONE trustee, Carole Drexler on the account. You can send donations here payable to Myrna to help with her care. And please continue to pray for her.

Gary Collins Is A WANTED Man!

Gary Collins (husband to Elvis co-star Mary Ann Mobley in the film Harum Scarum) is in a heap of T-R-O-U-B-L-E -- there's a warrant out for his arrest in the wake of his latest vehicular misstep in Mississippi ... and prosecutors are now gunning to revoke his probation. On November 4, Collins was supposed to show up in court in L.A. for a probation progress report in connection with his 2007 DUI.  According to court records -- he failed to appear, so the judge issued a $100,000 arrest warrant. Ironically, had Collins shown up in court on November 4 for his progress report, the L.A. judge would have terminated his probation. Collins is a 2-time DUI offender.  As for his most recent run-in with the law, one of the passengers in the car he allegedly hit in Mississippi says he smelled alcohol on Collins' breath, however, cops only charged him with hit and run.  That case is pending. Rick Schmidt, Supervisor for the Van Nuys Branch of the City Attorney's Office, tells TMZ

Elvis Inspired Tom Jones Gospel Album

Tom Jones has said that his latest album ‘Praise and Blame’ is a tribute to Elvis Presley. According to MSN, Jones said “[Elvis and I] would stay up all night talking about music. He was surprised I knew gospel songs and wanted to know when I’d record a gospel album. I said I would and this is it.” Jones made a name for himself singing pop music. Having recorded hits such as ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ and ‘The Green Green Grass Of Home’, Jones decided to go to to gospel music at the age of 70 to mixed reviews. ‘Praise and Blame’ was produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Crowded House) and features a huge list of amazing musicians including Booker T. Jones and Gillian Welch.

Collector Greg Page Teams Up With EPE

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) announced today that due to the overwhelming response and success of the past four years' international search, it is launching the fifth annual "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest(TM)" in 2011. Contestants will be chosen at numerous licensed preliminary Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contests being held at fairs, festivals and other venues around the world. The semifinal and final rounds will be held during Elvis Week 2011 in Memphis, August 10 through 16, 2011. "The worldwide response to our first four years of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest has exceeded our expectations," said Scott Williams, VP of Marketing for EPE. "The contest is a way for Elvis fans to celebrate Elvis' never-ending contribution to the world of entertainment. Every year we are very impressed with the quality of contestants and again congratulate Justin Shandor who was named the 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist." Judges

Viva Elvis

"Viva Elvis" is the latest in a long list of Elvis Presley hits. The album comes eight months after the opening of Cirque De Soleil's "Viva Elvis" show at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. "The album is not a cast album," said the album's executive producer Adam Block, of Sony Music Entertainment. "It's not a remix album. It is an Elvis Presley album as though he made it this year with an ear and an eye for what's happening today." The album covers the entire span of Presley's career. "Technically, now we can hear Elvis' performances cleaner and clearer," said Rob Santos, vice-president of A&R at Sony Music Entertainment. "You can hear his voice in a way you never have before." You can also see his influence like never before. The songs are the same ones used in "Viva Elvis" the show. The performers and musicians say the show was a labor of love and they were inspired by the King

Lisa Marie Becomes Charity Patron

Lisa Marie has vowed to become a patron of a charity after being impressed by its work at a fundraising ball. Lisa Marie Presley was one of the celebrity guests at the Snowball held at the Prince Regent in Chigwell on Saturday in aid of Hainault-based charity The Dream Factory. Actors Ray Winstone and Sid Owen, who are both patrons of the charity, and Amanda Redmond were also among guests at the star-studded event, which raised £59,000 towards granting the wishes of terminally-ill children and those with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. Organiser Avril Mills said: “We have granted 83 dreams in under three years, so the money is going to go towards a lot more dreams. It costs between £500 and £5,000 for a dream. “Lisa Marie Presley was very nice and she now wants to become a patron of the charity. “We talked about the charity and she brought a big framed picture of Elvis, which she got flown over for The Dream Factory from Graceland, and that raised £7,000.” More th

Leslie Nielsen Shirley Missed!

Leslie starred in Airplane and then Naked Gun with Priscilla Presley. He died yesterday in Florida from pneumonia. Shirley will be missed!

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of my friends, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with your family and friends. Today, I give thanks for all the amazing friends I have and my family especially my mother. Enjoy your day and be safe on the roads! Enjoy your holiday shopping tomorrow and try not to trample anyone or get trampled in the stores! I thank you all for your support with my new web site and most of all for your friendship! Happy Holidays! Megan

Sony Music Entertainment Launches, the Ultimate Online Shopping Club for Music Fans

Sony Music Entertainment announces the launch of, the ultimate online destination shopping club for music fans offering its members limited-time private sales on the world's coolest music. A member's-only online initiative designed for music fans, bargain hunters and serious collectors alike, offers a 24-hour limited time Daily Deal (changing each day at 12 noon Eastern) and five channels (changing weekly) containing a mix of premium music and merchandise available for a limited time at exclusive member's-only prices. PopMarket membership is free. "Sony Music Entertainment is proud to be the first music company to open its vaults to music lovers and provide them with an elegant direct-to-consumer online shopping experience," said Adam Block, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment's catalog division. "Secure, seamless and convenient, PopMarket is open 24-7, offering fans e

Myrna Update!

On Nov. 23, Myrna was sent from dialysis to the hospital & will remain there for several days. Myrna was sent to the hospital because her blood pressure was very low. There is a problem with the stent in Myrna's arm where the dialysis machine connects & they must surgically correct it. Will keep you updated. When I saw Myrna on Nov. 21, she was about the same, very weak, she sleeps a lot & not much interaction. We read her all the cards you send. Myrna wants everyone to know how much she appreciates your love & prayers, all the cards & gifts. Myrna received a large banner from the Elvis Cruise & a healing jade charm from New Zealand. Please keep the prayers going. Carole

RIP Philly Spectrum!

R.I.P. Spectrum - Beloved stadium and old friend, 1967-2010 It may be difficult for many people in the Philadelphia/New Jersey/Delaware Valley area to truly and fully connect with what the Spectrum has meant to the area over the last 43 years. When it opened in the Fall of 1967, it was a 17,000-seat, state-of-the-art marvel. It was palace and it was a fortress. It was not only the new home of the NHL expansion team, the Philadelphia Flyers; the Spectrum hosted concerts, NBA basketball for the 76ers, the circus, Icecapades, professional boxing and wrestling and more. It saw six Stanley Cup Finals, including the Flyers hoisting their first Cup, as well as four NBA finals. It saw greats like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and repeated visits from local favorites Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. "When I was just 10 yrs. old I went to the Elvis concert in May of 1977 at the Philadelphia Spectrum with a friend also 10 at the time. Acting our age, we snuck very close to the stage

Darlene Love @ MIllion Dollar Quartet On Broadway - December 9th!

Broadway and pop veteran Darlene Love will appear with the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet for a special encore Dec. 9 at the Nederlander Theatre. Love, who has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Leader of the Pack, Carrie and Grease, is well known for her hits "He's a Rebel," "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home." Love will join the cast on stage for a post-performance encore. Recently, Million Dollar Quartet has welcomed Ray Benson, Lesley Gore, Jerry Lee Lewis and Melissa Etheridge for special encore events. Million Dollar Quartet leads Eddie Clendening, Lance Guest, Tony Award winner Levi Kreis and Rob Lyons, who all appeared in the Chicago cast, re-create their work for Broadway audiences. Kreis portrays Lewis, Clendening plays Elvis Presley, Guest is Johnny Cash, and Lyons is Carl Perkins.

Elvis Presley's Benz Limo Up For Sale!

                                       Elvis Presley's 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Limousine Registration no. 10001212001469 Chassis no. 10098012001547 Estimate: £150,000 - 200,000 Footnote: 'In an age when flaunting your wealth wasn't a crime, the 600 was the automotive equivalent of Monaco. It's a masterpiece of engineering, a quantum leap over its opposition, and redefines the word opulence.' - Classic & Sportscar magazine. By the commencement of the 1960s, Mercedes-Benz's ever-expanding model range was lacking in only one department: a super prestige saloon to rival the Grosser Mercedes of the past. This gap was filled in September 1963 with the appearance at the Frankfurt International Motor Show of the all-new 600. Representing state-of-the-art automotive engineering in just about every department, the supremely well-equipped newcomer featured an overhead-camshaft, fuel-injected, 6.3-litre V8 engine - Mercedes' first - air suspension with


The King is Back on the Charts! INTERNATIONAL MOMENTUM BUILDS AS VIVA ELVIS - THE ALBUM BREAKS INTO THE BILLBOARD 200 Legacy Recordings Celebrates Elvis' 75th Birthday Year with a Groundbreaking New Studio Work Inspired by Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas NEW YORK - Viva ELVIS - The Album, a 21st century celebration of Elvis and his music featuring the voice of the King in a whole new soundscape, is gathering worldwide momentum in the wake of its recent release through Legacy Recordings, in cooperation with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  Released stateside on November 9, Viva ELVIS - The Album has debuted in the upper half of the Billboard 200. Conceptualized and realized by producer/arranger Erich Van Tourneau, Viva ELVIS - The Album is a multi-faceted audio extravaganza creating a larger-than-life musical portrait of Elvis through newly re-imagined versions of "Blue Suede Sho

EPE Licensee In Trouble With The Feds!

Feds Crack Down on Lead in Glasses Vandor, a 53-year-old private company that merchandises products with a pop-culture tie-in, is at the center of a federal probe into drinking glasses that may be contaminated with lead. Tests commissioned by the Associated Press found high levels of lead in glasses featuring characters such as Wonder Woman and Superman. The glasses, which were made in China, were sold online by Warner Bros. Vandor—which imported the products featuring images of Star Wars, Elvis Presley, The Wizard of Oz, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Barbie, DC Comics, and more —said the glasses were meant for adult collectors. But the U.S. Consumer Protection Agency didn't buy that argument and today announced it is conducting its own testing, according to spokesman Scott Wolfson. Vandor, founded in 1957, is based in Salt Lake City but operates in China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. It's a reminder that companies that do business abroad are held accountable to U.S. safe

Flaming Star Contact Sheets Up For Auction

An Elvis Presley group of never-before-seen black and white contact sheets from "Flaming Star" 20th Century Fox, 1960. Four separate sheets, each with 20 candid images equaling 80 shots of Elvis and other actors outdoors on location. Shot between and during scenes, Elvis looks serious and contemplative in most of the 66 shots in which he appears.14 x 11in; Each individual image: 2 3/4 x 2in Estimate: $300 - 320 Entertainment Memorabilia including Animation Art, takes place on December 13, 2010 at 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Viva Elvis @ NASCAR 2010 Cup Series

Cirque du Soleil will perform a portion of Viva ELVIS at the 2010 Sprint Cup Series awards ceremony Dec. 3 at Wynn Las Vegas, NASCAR announced Monday. The special performance -- featuring dance, acrobatics and live music in celebration of the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley -- will be broadcast live on SPEED at 9 p.m. ET, as part of a special entertainment lineup. NASCAR takes Vegas by storm Additional performances slated to commemorate the 2010 NASCAR season include country music vocal group Rascal Flatts and comedic host Frank Caliendo. Viva ELVIS will entertain NASCAR fans in front of an audience that will include 2010 Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and other drivers who finished in the top 10 of the final series standings. The performance will present popular Presley songs in a contemporary form that includes the voice of the superstar. Since its world premier earlier this year, Viva ELVIS has received critical acclaim from top entertainment and news outlets wi

Memphis Meet & Greet In January

The Memphis Meetup's Meet N Greet Friday, January 7th, 2011 12 Noon - 2:00 PM Memphis Marriott's Blue Shoe Bar & Grill (The Presidents' Event is right across the lobby from the restaurant - it ends at noon) They will have a buffet lunch in addition to their regular menu. We will have a separate section of the restaurant set aside for us. Everyone will pay for their own food and drinks. There will be door prizes with all the monies going to the Memphis Spay & Neuter Services which provides low-cost and sometimes free spay and neuter services in the Memphis Metro area. For more information about this wonderful service, check out their website or "Friend" them on Facebook If you plan to attend, please email me. Friends and family are very welcome to attend. Gigi Ballester

Susan Boyle Beats Out Elvis & Madonna!?

Susan Boyle, the amazing 49-year-old Scottish singer who hogged the spotlight after participating in 'Britain's Got Talent 2009' reality show has proved for the second time that she has magic in her music. Reportedly Susan's latest album, 'The Gift' reached the top of the charts on either side of the Atlantic and made her the first solo artist ever to have reached that level, beating great legends like Madonna and Elvis Presley too, in the process. This amazing gal has the most beautiful renditions thereby making her the darling of millions of fans in the UK and the US. It was around the same time around last year when her album 'I Dreamed A Dream' had achieved the same kind of success and created quite a frenzy during the festive season. That was her first solo album. Susan Boyle is adored by all her fans to the hilt, and Simon Cowell one of the most adored judges amongst all reality show judges, calls her his Superwoman! Susan Boyle has broken rec

Judge Okays Bankruptcy For Sillerman's Planned Elvis Hotel & Casino In Vegas

Instead of an Elvis Presley-themed hotel-casino, land across the street from CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip will continue to be occupied by small retailers and restaurants. That's the bottom line in a bankruptcy reorganization plan involving more than half a billion dollars in debt. The reorganization plan received final approval this week for the company controlling the 17.72 contiguous acres of land at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. Las Vegas Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Markell gave final approval to the latest revision of the plan in which the land's owner, FX Luxury Las Vegas I LLC, will see its interest in the property wiped out but will have an option to re-invest in the property by buying a 5 percent stake in the successor company. FX Luxury is controlled by American Idol TV show owner Robert F.X. Sillerman and co-investors. When their plans for an Elvis Presley-themed resort for the property fell through, FX Luxury defaulted on its mort

The Med's Souvenir Elvis Presley License Plates Now Available!

The Med Foundation's Elvis Presley souvenir license plates look a lot like the real thing. While the real tags are only available to licensed Tennessee drivers, the souvenir tags satisfy global demand from Elvis fans who have requested one of their own, according to the foundation. These specialty plates are priced at $19.95 and are available at Since 2005, sales of the real license plates have generated more than $114,000 for the Med's Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center. Support The Med & order one today! Christmas is coming...pick one up for a friend or treat yourself!

Meet Leila Hauseman - An Ultimate Elvis Fan! (Our New Weekly Feature)

Leila First, I want to thank Megan for asking me to be interviewed. I am honored! 1. When did you first become an Elvis fan? Tell us about that. I was seven in  1956 when I first heard Elvis. I only heard him on the radio and fell for him. I'm a fan for life. 2. What was the first record and/or song you bought or heard? I was too young to buy my own records. My dear parents bought my HEARTBREAK HOTEL. I still have my 45'S. I treasure them to this day. 3. How was it being an Elvis fan as a teen? Best times of my young life. Most all girlfriends I had loved Elvis. We shared his movies & records together. As a girl scout when we earned money for our kitty, we had a choice of naming him King Kong or Elvis. Needless to say Elvis won Big! Being a teen and being an Elvis fan was the best! 4. Tell us about you, where you grew up, your other interests & hobbies etc. I was born in Bemidji, Minnesota. Lived on my Daddy's farm til I was two or so. Moved t

Myrna Smith - Canyon Oaks Paid

On Nov. 19 I found out the amount Myrna owed Canyon Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for November had been paid.  Diane was able to get Myrna's brother John to pay it.  I had been very upset when John took Myrna's ss payment, so I wanted to let you know about this latest development.  Prayer does work.   Carole Drexler

Fort Chafee Nominated For National Register of Historic Places

The building at Chaffee Crossing where Elvis Presley, then an Army inductee, received his first military haircut is being considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Designated Building 803 on old Fort Chaffee grounds, the building is among 12 sites that will be considered when the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program meets Dec. 1 in Little Rock. The building is home to the Chaffee Barbershop Museum, an attraction that commemorates not only the 1958 Presley haircut, but other historical events at the Army facility. The museum is restored to its appearance at the time of the haircut. Carolyn Joyce with the Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the museum, opened in 2008, features photographs and memorabilia highlighting Chaffee's military mission as a World War II training facility, its use as an internment camp for German prisoners of war, its mission as a settlement camp for Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s and Cu

New Hard Rock Cafe In Waikiki

Jack Lord’s badge from the old Hawaii Five-O is moving to Waikiki, but most of the rock and pop culture memorabilia from Honolulu’s Hard Rock Cafe won’t make the transition to the new 13,000-square-foot restaurant and retail store that’s opening at the end of this month. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Hard Rock Cafe on Beach Walk Street, just off the main drag Kalakaua Avenue, as it aims to open by the end of next week. The actual grand opening will take place early next year, possibly February, and will feature a major recording act, and perhaps some local ones, too, according to General Manager Barry Cales, who recently moved over from the Maui Hard Rock Cafe in anticipation of the Waikiki store opening. The old Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua, will serve its last burger today, although the retail side, the Rock Shop, will stay open until the new place opens. The new 250-seat restaurant has been the works for at l

Glee Now Second To Elvis

Another week, another musical milestone for the cast of Glee. The Fox program's rendition of "Teenage Dream," debuted atop the digital track sales chart, selling 214,000 copies in its first week, Fox and Columbia Records announced Thursday.  It's the first time a Glee song has reached No. 1. ("Don't Stop Believing" peaked at No. 2 in May 2009.) Gwyneth Paltrow takes on Cee-Lo's "Forget You" in Glee. The success of "Teenage Dream" boosted the Glee cast past James Brown for second most entries on the Billboard Hot 100. The news comes just a month after the cast passed the Beatles to take the No. 3 all-time spot. Glee is now second only to Elvis Presley. So far, Glee has sold 17 million digital downloads and 6.5 million albums worldwide. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 has been certified platinum with more than 1 million units sold and volumes 2 and 3 have each moved more than 500,000 units. Glee has two more albums hitting the shelves

Wayne Newton To Open Home As Graceland West?

Attention Fellow Wayniacs! Wayne Newton's Las Vegas estate is a lavish wonderland complete with South African penguins, sweeping crystal staircases and a memorabilia collection to make a celebrity junkie salivate: a Frank Sinatra champagne glass, Nat King Cole's watch, Steve McQueen's Rolls-Royce and a Johnny Cash guitar. The estate is so resplendent, Newton said, that he plans to open his gated home to the public and turn it into a tourist attraction. The project some have dubbed "Graceland West" won initial approval from a local government board Wednesday, paving the way for Newton to open his tours in late 2011 as planned. The attraction has caused friction between the entertainer and neighbors opposed to noisy tour buses, unyielding traffic and inane gift shops flooding their affluent neighborhood of ranches and mansions just six miles from the Las Vegas Strip. At the Clark County Commission meeting Wednesday, critics went on for more than three hours, b

Riley Cuts Her Beautiful Locks!

Elvis' granddaughter Riley is not only a super model but now also an actress. Her first role was in the film The Runaways. She now has cut her beautiful locks and has sexy short hair for her role as Jack in the upcoming werewolf flick Jack & Diane,  which she shot in the big apple back in June/July. She plays a teenage girl who falls in love with another girl named Diane. Riley has Priscilla's grace and she is going to be a Hollywood icon. Maybe Riley will achieve the goal of being a great actress which her grandfather wished for as an actor. Best of luck to Riley.......we are all rooting for you! You go girl! You are an amazing young lady with the world ahead of you! Source: Megan Murphy

Kid Rock - Born Free Out Today!

Today is the day. Kid Rock's eighth studio album "Born Free" is now available. The record is incredible and was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin . In honor of this occasion, the following exclusive options are available: Amazon - For a limited time only, get Kid Rock's "Born Free" at Amazon MP3 for only $3.99! Meijer - "Born Free" plus exclusive 4 track EP, "Racing Father Time". Target  - "Born Free" plus 2 exclusive bonus tracks and a 30 minute DVD FYE - Free poster with purchase of "Born Free" (while supplies last). And in addition to the music retailers above, "Born Free" is also available at: Music stores everywhere: *RadioShack *Boot Barn *All participating Little Caesars stores Here's the tracklist: 1. Born Free 2. Slow My Roll 3. Care (ft. Martina McBride and T.I.) 4. Purple Sky 5. When It Rains 6. God Bless Saturday 7. Collide (ft. Sheryl Crow and Bob Seger) 8. Flyin'

The Mid South Food Bank In Memphis Needs Our Help!

The main guest expected at nearly every dinner table on Thanksgiving may not arrive in time for hundreds of needy families. Not even one turkey has been donated so far to the Mid-South Food Bank. “I can’t tell you why,” said president and CEO Susan Sanford. The non-profit had hundreds of turkeys to supply the main course for holiday meals by this time last year, she said. The Mid-South Food Bank serves 250 organizations in 31 counties in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Anyone wanting to donate can drop by the organization’s Memphis office Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon at 239 S. Dudley St., south of Union Ave. or call 527-0841. BIM NOTE: No family should go without a holiday meal, so this Thanksgiving as we give thanks for all we have, let's give to those who could use alittle help this year. No donation is too small or large! Every dollar counts! Or use this link to make a donation: Mid South Food Bank Donations

Myrna Smith Update From Carole Drexler

I am sad to report that Myrna continues to be very weak, her health is not good, & she sleeps most of the time.  She is still getting dialysis three times a week.  Myrna's friend Diane & I read her every card & note sent (address for cards is below).  Please keep Myrna in your prayers.  And please know that Myrna really appreciates all of the love, prayers & help you so generously send her way & she loves you for it. As you know, we paid $5,184.00 (donated by the fans) to Canyon Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center which was Myrna's share of the money owed for her stay there from June 2010 through 10/31/10.  Canyon Oaks had notified Social Security that Myrna is now living there & her monthly SS payment should be paid directly to Canyon Oaks.  Myrna's SS payment was supposed to take care of her monthly responsibility of $1,296 to Canyon Oaks starting 11/1/10.  On Fri., I found out that SS had sent Myrna's payment to her brother's bank a

Johnny Cash To Be Inducted Into The Gospel Music Hall Of Fame

Jonny Cash is to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of Elvis Presley and Pat Boone. Cash, who died in 2003 at the age of 71, was brought up with gospel music and famously turned to religion as he tried to beat drug addiction. DeGarmo and Key, the Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen will also join the hall of fame this year. They will be inducted on 24 January in Hendersonville, Tennessee. More than 150 members, including Let's Stay Together singer Al Green and Amazing Grace composer John Newton, have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame since its foundation in 1971. In 1980, Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame while, in 1992, he became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Graceland Will Flip The Switch On Nov 19th!

Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN will officially begin the holiday season by "flipping the switch" for the annual lighting celebration on this Friday, November 19, with the traditional lights and decorations on the 13.8 acre mansion property. The extensive display includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, Santa and his sleigh and much more originally displayed at Graceland by Elvis and the Presley family. The event this year will also support the American Red Cross, with the Bloodmobile on site as part of an awareness campaign to encourage the public to donate blood during the holidays, a historically critical time for blood inventory. During his lifetime, Elvis supported the Red Cross and frequently donated blood while in the Army. Highlighting the 2010 lighting ceremony will be Lee DeWyze, winner of the ninth season of American Idol, who will join with a Red Cross blood recipient and "flip the switch" to officia

Alfred Wertheimer Interview

Cher Tells Dave She Wishes She Went Out With Elvis!

Record Show In Wayne, NJ Tomorrow!

Saturday NOVEMBER 13, 2010, 10am-4pm Firehouse #1 97 Parish Dr (@ Route 23 & 202S) Wayne, NJ (north of the Route 46 & 80 interchange) RECORDS * CD'S * 45'S * 12" * DVD'S * BOOKS * MAGAZINES * POSTERS * MEMORABILIA Rock - Jazz - Blues - Soul - R&B - Country - Pop - Dance - Rap - Disco - Soundtracks & MORE! THE SNACK BAR WILL BE OPENED. VENDOR UPDATE: 1) Void Records (from NJ): BACK. Void Vinyl Re-issues, Psych/Prog/Folk CD's, Christian & Foreign Vinyl. $2 Albums. ==>> 2) Tony (from NJ): Nice mint oldies lps under $10.00. Also collectable soundtracks some very pricey. Loads of high end oldies from $25.00 & up in mint condition. Artists include Buddy Holly, The Surfaris, Rolling Stones, Beatles/Lennon, Paris Sisters, Psych/Folk rarities, Neil Diamond run on bang, and Tons of 12" disco for $1.00 & $2.00 each in nice shape!!! 3) Nick (from NJ): LP's & 45's. 4) Ted (from NJ): LP's - 70's & 80'

Lisa Marie Attends Harry Potter Premiere In London

Lisa Marie and husband Michael Lockwood on the red carpet at the premiere of Harry Potter last night. Not sure that's a good look for Lockwood? He looks like Carol Channing.

Julien's Icons & Idols Auction

A military band jacket worn by John Lennon, X-rays of Albert Einstein's head and a costume made for Michael Jackson's pet chimp Bubbles are among more than 650 lots of pop culture memorabilia up for auction in Beverly Hills next month. The Icons and Idols sale on December 3 and 4. will also include what organizer Julien's Auctions says is the most extensive collection of Lennon and Beatles memorabilia ever to come to public auction. A white and gold braided jacket worn by Lennon in 1966 for a Life magazine photo shoot is expected to fetch up to $200,000. The jacket echoes the style worn the following year by all four Beatles on the cover of their "Sgt. Pepper's" album. "It is rare that an article of clothing worn by John Lennon comes up for auction," auctioneer Darren Julien told Reuters. He said a white suit worn by Lennon on the 1969 "Abbey Road" album cover sold for $120,000 in 2005. Other Lennon items include self-portraits, a colla

Elvis Memorabilia For Sale!

Elvis Personal International Karate Championship Pin given to Tish Henley by Elvis. Appears to be photo(s) of Elvis wearing the pin in 1972 photos. The pin is rather small and details do not pickup well in the pictures. Karate was a significant aspect of Elvis's career. Very unique lapel pin with nice documentation. $1,875 Col. Tom Parker classic wagon letterhead typed and signed, (Mary Diskin), to fellow RCA Recording Artist, Hank Snow. Short letter typed referencing a photo of Elvis and Hank, mailed to Hank as a gift. Photo of Elvis and Hank included. Circa 1958 letter. 1957 Photo of Elvis (in tuxedo) and Hank (in Nudie suit) taken I believe backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. $350 for ensemble. 1956 Elvis Speaks Magazine Signed "Elvis Presley" in pencil across lower part of the front. Found at an estate in the 1980's by person obtained from. $475 1953 Elvis Humes High School Class Photo. ONLY ONE KNOWN TO EXIST. This is a second generat

Happy Veterans Day!

Remember to honor those who have put themselves in harms way  for our country. Always remember, NEVER forget! And if you are a veteran, THANK YOU and GOD bless you!

Thomas Kinkade to Auction Original Hand Sketch During Memphis Visit to Benefit St Jude

New National Thomas Kinkade Tour Format Combines Art Events with Select Charitable Causes The Thomas Kinkade Company today announced that Thomas Kinkade, The Painter of Light™ will visit Memphis, Tenn, for a special art event hosted by The Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Art Gallery on Sunday, Nov 14, 2010 at the Esplanade Memphis Banquet & Conference Complex in Cordova, TN. “We are delighted at the opportunity to support St. Jude in their fight against cancer and other deadly diseases” At the event, Mr. Kinkade will draw an original hand sketch that will be featured in a live auction benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® . Local gallery owners Tommy & Tammy Ashker will also donate a limited edition canvas to St. Jude. “We are delighted at the opportunity to support St. Jude in their fight against cancer and other deadly diseases,” noted Thomas Kinkade. “We applaud their tireless efforts of St Jude as they continue to find cures and save children.” The event also wi