Showing posts from February 24, 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: