Showing posts from February, 2011

Ed Hill of the Former Stamps Quartet Celebrated A Birthday This Week!

Ed Hill formerly of J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet celebrated a birthday this week. And spoke exclusively with the lovely Shirley Sumner Enoch about Ed. Here's what she told us, " Ed Hill , who sang with the Stamps in the 1970’s and was the stage announcer for Elvis during the later touring years became a long standing member of J. D.Sumner and the Stamps Quartet . He was a valued part of our organization and I had the pleasure of working with him until the beginning of 1999, shortly after daddy passed. In J.D.’s book “The Life and Times of J. D. Sumner” he remarks that Ed Hill was the finest baritone singer anyone could want, and a prince of a fellow.” I don’t think I could have said it better myself. I will add though, Ed Hill is a fine Christian gentleman and like a fine wine, “ He only gets better with age”. It is an honor to call him my friend. Happy birthday Ed and I am sending best wishes and love from the Sumner family." Shirley Sumne

Tim McGraw's Connection To The Presley's

On a recent edition of Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, Country singer Tim Mcgraw traces his roots on his father's side of the family. Tim is the son of Major League Baseball player Tug McGraw who played for the Mets and the Phillies . Tim did not find out until the age of 11 that Tug was his dad. Tug denied it until Tim turned convenient. But Tim and his dad created a relationship once Tim was of age and Tug was not obligated by law to support him. A big thumbs up to Tim's Mom and stepdad for filling that void while Tug was an absent father. A child's love for their parent is unbreakable. His dad died in 2004. So Tim was curious about his family history. In the show. Tim finds out one of his ancestors from Germany traveled to the UK and then to the USA and became a real estate giant who even hosted and inspired former president George Washington as a young man. Tim then finds out that while his ancestors were traveling over to the USA, they traveled with ano

Elvis Presley The King of Rock & Roll Was Superstitious - So Says His Beloved Wife Priscilla

AARP Magazine Article - Click to enlarge  In the most recent AARP magazine ( for our most seasoned fellow Americans) there was an interview with Elvis' widow, Priscilla Presley. David Hochman, the journalist ended the interview by asking Priscilla if there was anything we don't know about Elvis. And after a long pause, Priscilla said, " He would never put a hat on a bed, he thought it was bad luck. And I have never said that to anyone." Superstitions are big in my family. Like don't put new shoes on a table, don't pick up a penny on tails or open an umbrella indoors. So I'm glad to hear I'm in good company with the king of Rock & Roll who was, as Stevie Wonder sings......Very Superstitious Fan Club Newsletter

Tickets On Sale for "Elvis R8cks" Concerts in Europe The Belgian and Dutch Elvis fan club 'ElvisMatters' is celebrating its 8th anniversary with a special live concert titled "Elvis R8cks." The production will feature members of the TCB Band, a symphonic orchestra, and the Dutch singer Bouke. The "Elvis R8cks" show is coming to Belgium on May 20, 2011 and Holland on May 21, 2011. Read More Here Download the new Elvis Mobile App for Free We're excited to announce the launch of the new Elvis Mobile 2.0 app that's now available to download for FREE! Elvis Mobile 2.0 is an iPhone application (app) available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users via the iTunes App Store. download app Roots of Elvis Exhibit Now Open The Roots of Elvis Exhibit is now open! The exhibit, which is part of the Graceland VIP tour, tells the story of Elvis' early years and the influences that shaped him as a person and music legend. It is one of three n

Elvis Week 2011 Schedule Announced!

Elvis Week 2011 Schedule of Events Below is the schedule of events for Elvis Week 2011. All events, details, guests and performers listed below are subject to change. Ticket Information: A ticket pre-sale for Elvis Insiders will start on Tuesday, March 1, at 8:30 a.m. CST. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Tuesday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. CST. For specific information on how to purchase tickets, package information or for groups, visit the Elvis Week Tickets page. Note to Elvis Insiders: Links and passwords necessary to take part in the Elvis Insiders pre-sale will be posted on the Elvis Insiders News section closer to the pre-sale date. You must be a Basic or Plus Elvis Insider member to be part of the pre-sale. Not an Elvis Insider? Join today to make sure your seats are among the best in the house at all the events. Elvis Week 2011 Schedule of Events August 10 – August 16, 2011 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 Club Elvis 8:00 p.m. - 12:

Lea Michele Beats Out Elvis With Glee

TMZ was the first to break the news to Glee star Lea Michele that the show had beat out Elvis on the Billboard charts. How this even seems possible, I don't know.

Ali and Presley: Exhibition of American Icons at the James A. Michener Art Museum

Muhammad Ali, c. 1970, Gordon Parks, courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, N.Y. DOYLESTOWN, PA.- Elvis is in the house and Ali is in the ring. Two of our nation's most well-known icons—"the King of Rock 'n' Roll" and "the Greatest"—meet at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., February 19 through May 15. Ali and Elvis: American Icons, features two photography exhibitions: the Smithsonian's Elvis at 21 and art2art's Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon. Elvis at 21 is sponsored nationally by HISTORY. Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer: Freelance photojournalist Alfred Wertheimer was hired by RCA Victor in 1956 to shoot promotional images of recently signed 21-year-old recording artist Elvis Presley. Wertheimer's instincts were to "tag along" with the artist after the assignment and the resulting images provide us with a look at Elvis before he exploded onto the scene and became one of the

New Release - Roy Orbison The Momument Singles Collection (1960-64)

                                                 JUST ANNOUNCED - ROY ORBISON: THE MONUMENT SINGLES COLLECTION (1960-64)CELEBRATE THE THE 75th BIRTHDAY YEAR OF ROCK & ROLL LEGEND ROY ORBISON WITH THE LONG-AWAITED MONO RELEASE OF ROY ORBISON: THE MONUMENT SINGLES COLLECTION (1960-64) ON TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011. "Monument Records - The House That Roy Built: The Big O's Monument Singles Collection" Debuts First-Ever CD Release of Original Mono Mixes of All “A & B Sides” Cut For The Label, Plus a DVD of Nine Songs From "The Monument Concert 1965" Digitally Restored, Includes The Official Video For "Oh, Pretty Woman" ROY ORBISON: THE MONUMENT SINGLES COLLECTION CD/DVD Celebrating the 75th birthday year of Roy Orbison with the long-awaited release of Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection. A 2 CD/1 DVD set including all the A&B sides recorded by Roy Orbison for the groundbreaking Monument label during an electrifying peak from 195

Mid South Coliseum Most Likely Will Be Torn Down

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton was quoted recently, saying the Mid South Coliseum, which was the longtime site of major concerts, minor sports (indoor soccer), Memphis State Tigers basketball, and Monday Night Wrestling in Memphis, will most likely be torn down, along with the remains of the Liberty Land amusement park and surrounding facilities at the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Wharton addressed the future of the Mid-South Coliseum, which the city closed in 2006 because of the prohibitive cost of bringing the venue into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Although this is clearly a facility that holds a special place in the hearts of many Memphians, we do not believe that we have the financial wherewithal to make the necessary upgrades to re-open the Coliseum, nor is it apparent that sufficient market demand exists in Memphis for a venue of its size to be open year-round,” Wharton said. “Our intention now is to convene a public hearing to determine the best options for it

EXCLUSIVE: Hank Snow Piano Played by Elvis Presley & Others For Sale

This piano was owned by Hank Snow and then inherited by his son, Jimmy Rodgers . It has been played by Elvis Presley, The Carter Sisters, Chet Atkins and many more . This is a great piece of Elvis memorabilia as well as a great piece of Country music history. The current owner has a letter from Hank Snow stating Elvis played this piano on occasion. Asking price is 6,000.00 US Dollars.For more info, email me at Serious inquiries only! Have entertainment memorabilia you want to sell? Contact us and we'll do the selling for you! Looking for a special piece for your collection? Let us know! We'll do the hunting for you! specializes in memorabilia. Contact

Lisa Marie & Baby Bike Riding In Hawaii

Well, we're back after a long holiday weekend! Lots of news and exclusives coming this week! We hope you all enjoyed your 3 day President's weekend! Lisa Marie Presley was spotted out bike riding with one of her twin girls in Hawaii yesterday. This after being in LA working on her third album.

Former Graceland Security Guard Joe Shanks Passed Away

Joe Shanks - Photo Courtesy Tony Stuchbury Joe Shanks, former security guard at Graceland, and friend to many; has died. Joe’s memorial service will be Wednesday 23rd February at 10am. It will be at the Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home, located at 6755 Highway 51 North, Millington, TN 38053 You may donate using the link above (Elvis is there)  and clicking on the ‘CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY’ section on the right. When you make your donation please state ‘in memory of Joe V. Shanks’  so your donation will count towards his plaque. You can also donate (direct) using this link without seeing Elvis, if you dare. You can also call Marsha personally on 901 545 6405 if you prefer,  to make your donation. You can also mail a check to : The Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center, The MED Foundation 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103

Elvis Rocked The Big Apple Last Night!

As NYers walked passed & read the venue, there were many comments One guy said Elvis Presley In Concert? Only in America! A group of 30 of NYCs Finest Elvis Fans Met 4 Dinner Before The Show! Tally & Brian B The Infamous Phil Gelormine (Philly to me) & I Brian B & Philly - Two of the Best guys Ever! The King Is Back In The Big Apple! James Burton Ronnie Tutt on drums & Nathan East on bass Click on photos to enlarge The crowd cheered The Imperials after Sweet Sweet Spirit Audience stood clapping after How Great Thou Art Intermission Bob Klein & Brian B - Maybe alittle Too Much Cleavage Brian! Bob Klein & I - East coast die hards! Estelle dedicates Sweet Inspiration to Sylvia & Myra then introduces Cissy Houston from the audience Nathan East & James Burton The whole audience was clapping & cheering during Suspicious Minds American Trilogy got a standing ovation