Showing posts from January 24, 2011

Jerry Reed 2006 Interview About Elvis & Guitar Man

Above Jerry talks about Elvis & Guitar Man. Part one with Jerry Reed. Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, and lovingly as the Snowman, was an American country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter, and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. As a singer, he was known for "(Who Was the Man Who Put) The Line in Gasoline"; "Lord, Mr. Ford (What Have You Done)"; "Amos Moses"; "When You're Hot, You're Hot," for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1972; and "East Bound and Down," the theme song for the film Smokey and the Bandit, in which he also co-starred. In 1967, Reed notched his first official country chart hit with "Guitar Man," which Elvis Presley soon covered. Presley had come to Nashville to record in 1967, and one of the songs he was working on was "Guitar Man" (

GLEE Breaks Elvis Record

Elvis’ Presley’s 50-year record of 20 top 40 hits in the shortest span of time has been broken by the cast of television series Glee. What took Presley 88 weeks only took the Glee cast 57 weeks, with their cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” entering the charts at number 40. The honor is one of many recently for Glee, which won best TV comedy or musical series at the Golden Globes as well as two supporting actor awards. It was only a few short months ago that the group toppled the Beatles’ Billboard Hot 100 record, with a total of 75 appearances to the Fab Four’s 71. The musical show, which releases its singles after each episode airs, has earned three top 10s and six top 20 hits through their releases, selling more than two million singles in the process.

CKX Hits New 52 Week Low

Shares of CKX Inc (NASDAQ: CKXE) hit a new 52-week low on Monday. The stock traded as low as $3.63 during mid-day trading and last traded at $3.64. The stock previously closed at $3.67. CKX, Inc. (CKX) is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The Company has four segments: Presley Business-Royalties and Licensing, Presley Business-Graceland Operations, 19 Entertainment and the Ali Business. Its primary assets and operations include 19 Entertainment Limited (19 Entertainment), which owns rights to the IDOLS and So You Think You Can Dance television brands, which air in the United States; an 85% ownership interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (the Presley Business), which owns the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley, and certain music and the operations of Graceland; and has partnered with Cirque du Soleil for the creation of Elvis Presley-themed shows and projects worldwide, and an 80% ownership interest in Muhamm

Priscilla Presley Interview From Her Home In Beverly Hills

Priscilla Presley is calling from her home in Beverly Hills, and something loud and unwelcome is happening outside her windows. “I’m sorry if I seem distracted during this, but if I pause, it’s because there is a lot of construction going on around me,” she says. “Construction?” I ask “On your house?” “No,” she says. “There is this unbelievable, monument-to-excess home going up. I’m beside myself.” “Beside yourself, and beside the construction,” I say. “Yes,” she says, with a laugh. “I’ve been here, in Los Angeles, in Beverly Hills, for 30 some-odd years. I like it quiet.” And you imagine that those construction workers operating loud, heavy machinery nearby probably have no idea the nature of the disruption they are causing the only woman who was ever married to Elvis Presley. But she coasts along for 20 or so minutes, talking about Elvis’ life and impenetrable legacy. Priscilla Presley still holds an active role as a consultant with Elvis Presley Enterprises, which has partner

Las Vegas Journalist Frank Lieberman Passed Away

Longtime Las Vegas journalist Frank Lieberman holds a printed copy of his interview with Elvis, which appeared in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Feb. 8, 1970. Longtime Las Vegas journalist Frank Lieberman holds a printed copy of his interview with Elvis, which appeared in the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Feb. 8, 1970. The official reason for his death has not yet been determined, but Frank had suffered from a number of ailments over the past few years. For years, he underwent dialysis treatments for failing kidneys, was diabetic (a condition that caused serious infection to both of his feet) and two years ago fractured a hip in a fall at his home in Summerlin. His physical decline accelerated early in the week, when he fell once more at his house and fractured his right shoulder. He was taken to the emergency room at Mountain View Hospital, fitted with a splint and released. But Thursday morning, his son Adam and wife Karen noticed that he was in an almost comatose state and s