Showing posts from September 29, 2011

Mary Ann Mobley & Gary Collins call it quits

After 43 years of marriage, Mary Ann Mobley and Gary Collins call it quits. The couple filed for legal seperation earlier this month and records show that they have been living apart since October 1, 2010. Mobley's rep tells TMZ , Maryann is miserable about the whole situation. Maryann Mobley, former Miss America 1959 and best known to Elvis fans as the king's co-star in Harum Scarum & Girl Happy , is battling stage 3 breast cancer and is undergoing chemo and radiation at this time. Gary is extremely depressed about his wife's illness and they both need the break. Gary has had his own battles, he was arrested 3 times and convicted twice for DUI. My best memories of Gary Collins are from his 80's talk show, Hour Magazine. Here is a clip of an interview he did with Bette Davis . It's odd to see her light up on a tv talk show. Not seen today! Mary Ann will be a special guest at Elvis Week 2012 in Memphis, TN this August. We wish both Mary An

Sun Records goes digitial

Grooveshark will become the first music streaming service to offer recordings from the world-famous Sun Records, the indie label with some justifiction for its slogan, “Where rock & roll was born.” Among the artists with music included in the deal are Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and others who may not be such household names but who also represent a seminal era in music history. The new partners said this demonstrated how a streaming service like Grooveshark had the power to introduce classic artists, like those on Sun Records, into mainstream pop culture. This remark underscores one of the unappreciated aspects of customized radio: smart programming and algorithms put songs into users’ streams that data show they’re likely to enjoy, exposing them to new and catalog music they may never have heard otherwise. Sam Phillips launched his record company in 1952. Collin Brace, vice president, Sun Entertainment Corp., observed that its legacy didn’t mean

London Cast of Million Dollar Quartet honors Jerry Lee Lewis' 76th birthday

The London production of rockabilly tuner Million Dollar Quartet has released a live cast album! Recorded at the Noël Coward Theatre, the CD was released on September 29 in honor of original ‘million dollar quartet’ member Jerry Lee Lewis’ 76th birthday.  Inspired by the famed December 4, 1956, recording session that brought together rock icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Million Dollar Quartet recreates the legendary session and the story of the men who made it happen. With a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, the production features a roster of classic rock and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” The Million Dollar Quartet London cast includes Ben Goddard as Jerry Lee Lewis, Derek Hagen as Johnny Cash, Michael Malarkey as Elvis Presley, Oliver Seymour-March as Carl Perkins, Bill Ward as Sun Records founder Sam Ph

Chuy's Tex-Mex restaurant to open in Nashville

Chuy's will open its third Middle Tennessee location at 1901 Broadway on Oct. 11, the Tex-Mex restaurant chain said today. The Austin, Texas-based chain already operates locations in Cool Springs and Murfreesboro. The Nashville location will employ 180 people and feature an Elvis Presley shrine , metal palm trees and hubcap-covered ceilings. Other restaurants with Williamson County connections that have recently opened or plan to open in Nashville include Saffire owner Tomkats Restaurant Group and Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. Founded in 1982, Chuy’s operates 23 locations in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas.

Blagojevich Banned From Graceland News Story is a Spoof!

This is a satire article and is NOT TRUE . *What else could go wrong for convicted former governor Rod Blagojevich? Ted McClelland takes a satirical look at the coup de grace. The world keeps turning its back on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A day after the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission asked the Illinois Supreme Court to suspend the convicted politician’s law license, the estate of Elvis Presley announced that Blagojevich has been banned for life from Graceland, the Memphis mansion that has been maintained as a shrine to Elvis since the singer’s death in 1977. “Due to the egregious breadth of Blagojevich’s conduct while governor of Illinois, he is no longer welcome on any Presley family properties,” Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, said in a statement. “He is also prohibited from singing ‘Treat Me Nice’ in public, or impersonating Elvis in any way.” Following the family’s lead, the international Elvis community moved swiftly to dissociate itself fr