When Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1958, three female fans sent a letter to President Dwight Eisenhower asking him to not cut the young rocker’s hair. Whether the President received the letter is unknown, but the future King of Rock-n-Roll did have his locks cut at Camp Chaffee on March 25, 1958. The letters and other National Archives materials related to Elvis’ Army years will be presented to the Chaffee Barbershop Museum at Chaffee Crossing on Thursday, and the 53rd anniversary of the haircut heard ‘round the world will be held Friday at the museum. During a presentation held at 3 p.m. Thursday (Mar. 24), Bryan McGraw from the National Archives’ St. Louis Records Center and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Rogers, will transfer the letter from the female fans and will transfer the care of digital copies of Presley’s army records, over 100 pages total, for eventual display at the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. “These gifts from the National Archive represent the depth of
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Barry Manilow and Elvis Presley are now tied for the seven year residency record which Elvis solely held all these years. Manilow celebrates his first anniversary of shows at the Paris this weekend. He formerly was playing at Elvis' old stomping ground, The Las Vegas Hilton for five years. Barry is hoping to do better with the string of consecutive years of Las Vegas performances. His two-year Paris contract is up renewal in the next few months, and hotel execs and he are hoping to renew for another two. Barry is said to be very happy and content in Las Vegas.
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E! Online reports that ex- Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar discussed in his recent book how he was abducted by aliens near Fontana, Calif.. Hagar claimed that the aliens "downloaded" information from his brain to see what all he knew. Hagar claims that there was a mysterious spaceship with two creatures inside of it, and they connected to his brain using some sort of wireless connection. Although Hagar does not remember details of the incident, he insists it was real because it was daylight and not a dream. Female First reports that Elvis Presley told his friend Larry Geller , who later became his spiritual mentor, that he had encountered aliens when he was 8. Presley explained that he was contacted by two aliens telepathically and they showed him his future, including how he would become famous one day. Another time Presley encountered aliens was when he was in his famous Graceland house; he experienced lights turning on and off for no reason. These lights were in the fie