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2010 Radio Hall Of Fame Induction - Sam Phillips Honored!

Knox Phillips, son of the late Sam Phillips, tells the crowd that his dad would have been more proud of his Radio Hall of Fame induction than any other award, because he loved radio so much. Host Neal Boortz looks on. Legendary singer/composer "Cowboy" Jack Clement performs with country artist Robby Fulks as a tribute to Sam Phillips, a 2010 posthumous Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Jerry Phillips, son of the late Sam Phillips, accepts the Radio Hall of Fame award as brother Knox looks on Sam Phillips's sons Jerry and Knox celebrating their father's induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame Saturday night, Nov. 6th, in Chicago. Also honored was Ralph Emery, photographed with country artist Reba McEntire.  


Description: A Hagstrom Viking guitar with tobacco sunburst finish owned by Elvis Presley, serial number 680961.  The guitar, played by both Presley and John Lennon, was purchased by Presley in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s.  When The Beatles met Presley at his Bel Air home, he suggested they jam together.  Lennon grabbed this guitar to play while Paul McCartney and Presley played bass.  The jam session lasted two hours, during which Lennon broke a string on the guitar.  Presley gifted the guitar to Don Edwards, a friend who played football with Elvis and the Memphis Mafia.  Presley said he could have the guitar because John Lennon had broken a string and ruined the guitar.  Accompanied by letters of authenticity from Joe Esposito and Don Edwards.  Also present is a DVD with an interview excerpt of Joe Esposito holding this guitar and discussing its use during the meeting between The Beatles and Presley. Estimate: $ 100,000 - $ 150,000 Starting: $75,000

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Graceland slips for CKX

CKx Inc., which owns Graceland, "American Idol" and other entertainment properties, on Monday reported net losses for the third quarter and first nine months of 2010. The company lost 3 cents a share for the quarter, compared to profit of 12 cents a share a year earlier. The Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas was a bright spot, helping generate a 7.8 percent increase in revenues related to Elvis Presley licensing and royalties. However, CKx said revenues from Graceland, the Presley home in Memphis, were $12.1 million, down $286,000 from a year earlier for the three months ending Sept. 30. CKx said Graceland attendance for the quarter was 174,077, down 3.2 percent, but per-visitor spending was up 2.5 percent.

Catching Up With Jerry Scheff

HE has played to millions around the world as bass player for Elvis Presley and a host of other legends. But now Jerry Scheff has put the rock’n’roll lifestyle to one side to set up home in a small village near Berwick in Northumberland. As one of the world’s most in-demand session musicians, he has played with The Doors, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and John Denver, as well as the singer known as the King. But after meeting wife Natalie, he now splits his time between her house in the North and his native California. Jerry first started playing with Elvis for his 1969 comeback special and spent eight years in his backing band until the star’s untimely death. He said: “Before I met Elvis I was not a fan. I didn’t really know many of his early songs, but he said to me ‘Do you know how to play the blues?’ and if there’s one thing I know, it’s how to play the blues. “We worked with other artists but you had to put Elvis first. “If you said you couldn’t make a job and went to work with