Showing posts from June, 2017

New guests announced for Elvis Week 2017!

NEW special guests for Elvis Week!  Laurel Goodwin , Elvis' "Girls! Girls! Girls!" co-star Randy Starr , who wrote tunes for Elvis' movies, will be a part of Conversations: Elvis in the Movies.   Two new guests have been announced for the Official Graceland Insiders Conference: rockabilly star Wanda Jackson, who toured with Elvis, and Elvis' first girlfriend, Dixie Locke Emmons.

Elvis Presley BLVD Improvements will happen after Elvis Week - (Video)

WREG, Memphis - The long-awaited Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements Project in Whitehaven is now a step closer to reality. The city says it's in final negotiations to buy property before starting the first phase of construction. However, WREG has learned at least one roadblock means the timeline has been pushed back yet again. A pothole-filled bumpy ride is what you'll get driving along much of Elvis Presley Boulevard. However, the major thoroughfare is set to get a $35 million makeover. The Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements Project includes new sidewalks, curbs and bike lanes, covering three miles from Brooks Road to Shelby Drive. City of Memphis Public Works Director Robert Knecht says the city is much closer to construction, having bought some of the necessary land to get started. "We're at 24 of the 26 needed right-of-way acquisitions are completed and the final two are wrapping up." Once that's complete, Knecht says the city will file

Stop The Violence - The Young Warriors - A Song for Memphis! (Video)

The Young Warriors debut music video for their first single "Stop The Violence" BIM : Support these kids! They just want to live in a safe city! I am sure Elvis would have his heart and soul involved in making Memphis a safe city once again! Memphians are amazing and they deserve a safe city. These young people are super talented and they want what is best for Memphis! Let's support them! Buy the single here - MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -  Booker T. Washington Middle School students made a music video they hope will reduce violent crime in Memphis. Violence in Memphis has taken lives, devastated families and put people behind bars. A group of Booker T. Washington Middle School students has had enough. So, they made a music video they hope reduces Memphis' violent crime rate. "We wanted to stop the violence because a whole lot of crime is going on today," student Antonio Luster

Dale Watson to open a retro Air BnB in Whitehaven

For Texas troubadour Dale Watson, Memphis has long been something of a second home — he’s recorded frequently at the historic Sun Studios, been a regular performer at Beale Street clubs, and drawn much inspiration from the city’s rich roots music history. “Memphis has always been a dear part of my life since I started coming in the '80s,” says Watson. “The place just rejuvenates me.” In the meantime, he’ll continue to split time between the Bluff City and his longtime Austin residence. “I’ve got a place in Austin, with a recording studio built up in the back. It’s a good property and it's home,” says Watson. “But Austin is changing quite a bit — it’s almost turning into a little San Francisco. It’s losing a lot of the roots that I loved. They’re tearing down all the cool places I used to play at and go to, so they can build condos. Breaks my heart to see it.” “I see a lot of growth in Memphis but they won’t necessarily tear down a building — usually they’ll (repurp

Buy The Rights to Bluegrass Legend Bill Monroe's Name, Likeness and Image, plus more!

The estate of the bluegrass legend and Grand Ole Opry star is selling his name and likeness, along with his hundreds of personal items and live recordings. Chance of a lifetime, friends! Fans of the father of bluegrass have the chance to buy the rebuilt cabin and 2 1/2 acres in Kentucky where Bill Monroe lived and played music with his Uncle Pen. The buyer will also own the rights to Monroe's name and image, which can be used in things like advertising and TV shows, along with his merchandise story. But Monroe died in 1996. So why is this happening now? "The simple, honest answer is that there's only one heir to this estate, which is his son, James," says Tony Conway, the agent for the family's estate. James "feels like there's someone out there who can do a much better job." Conway says James is looking to sell his father's assets to someone who will preserve and promote his legacy. In fact, conditions written into the contra

Elvis Presley - A Boy from Tupelo Cd/Vinyl Low Prices on Bull Moose!

In July of 1953, an 18-year-old Elvis Presley walked into the offices of Sun Records to record two songs, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” as a gift for his mother. When asked by receptionist Marion Keisker about his style and whom he sounded like, Elvis had two answers: “I sing all kinds,” and “I don’t sound like nobody.”  A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings chronicles the rise of the singer who “don’t sound like nobody,” before he became The King of Rock and Roll. It includes every surviving demo and master recording Elvis recorded for the Sun label, rare session takes and live recordings on local radio stations and at the Louisiana Hayride, where Elvis enjoyed his breakthrough success as a live performer. Sun founder Sam Phillips, who’d cut the first records for artists like Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Parker, believed that blues songs written by predominantly black artists had the potential to reach white audiences, and was taken by Pr

WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV Event to feature Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire! (Video)

Stillrealtous   -  Next month WWE Great Balls of Fire will air live on the WWE Network. No, you didn’t read that wrong, WWE actually named a pay-per-view Great Balls of Fire. When people hear the title they usually either think inappropriate thoughts, or they think of the Jerry Lee Lewis song of the same name. It turns out that WWE had to work out a deal with Jerry Lee Lewis in order to use the name, and on the latest episode of his podcast, Dinner with the King, Jerry Lawler revealed how it all went down. “My personal attorney here in Memphis is Joe Barton. Good friend of mine and my attorney. I got a phone call from Joe a few weeks ago, and Joe also represents Jerry Lee Lewis. And Joe said, ‘Hey Jerry, do you happen to know who I would contact at the WWE about copyright infringement?’ I go, “What? What are you talking about?” He goes, “Well, we understand they are doing a pay-per-view called Great Balls of Fire and Jerry Lee has that phrase trademarked. He has ever since the

Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire Sun Records 12 X 12 Sign

Elvis Presley Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Tupelo, Miss

The Elvis Presley Birthplace invites everyone to join us Saturday, August 12, for the 40th annual Elvis Presley Fan Appreciation Day. The all-day celebration will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. BIM : Looking for an AFFORDABLE day with Elvis fans during Elvis Week? Make the short trip over to Elvis Presley's birthplace in Tupelo, Miss! You will not regret this! Tupelo prides itself on it's Southern Hospitality, and NO city does it quite like Tupelo. There's the birthplace, museum, chapel and school for first timers or those who haven't been here in awhile. Or you can just spend the day celebrating Elvis Presley all day long with your fellow Elvis fans.

Tupelo Mississippi held a special place in Elvis Presley's heart and continues to do so with his millions of fans!

From Mississippi Today - “Tupelo is the soul of Elvis. It really is,” said actress Allyson Adams, daughter of late Academy Award-nominated actor Nick Adams. Allyson, in Tupelo for the 19th Annual Elvis Festival June 3, reminisced about her father’s friendship with Elvis. Nick Adams also starred in ABC’s late-1950s television series The Rebel. “The birthplace and the people here really portray that and share that with people from all over the world,” Adams said. Her father and Presley struck up a friendship in Hollywood after Presley recognized Nick, despite his minuscule role in Rebel Without a Cause (1955). “Elvis could make you feel like a million bucks,” Allyson Adams said during a panel discussion at the festival. Adams did not realize the extent of that friendship until decades after her father’s death when she uncovered a manuscript he had written, The Rebel and the King. A first-person account of their friendship, the book recounts eight days Presley spent in Memphis

Exclusive 1950's Elvis Presley Fan Club Collection For sale - including Elvis Presley autographs, records, photos and so much more!

I have the privilege to bring you the collection of one of the original Elvis Presley fan club presidents and editor of the legendary magazine, the Elvis Echo . Paulette is selling her collection of privately acquired items directly from Elvis Presley, his manager Tom Parker, associates Tom Diskin. the movie studios and record labels. This collection is ONE OF A KIND! You will never see these items again. Here is a list of items we will be putting up in the BackinMemphis shop - Click Here . You are getting an exclusive preview of what is to come! Paulette has an AMAZING collection in great condition! I get the shakes looking over everything she has. Check it out and IF YOU ARE SERIOUS about buying any of the items listed, email me. I will be listing them all in my shop this summer. Here is your chance to jump on it before anyone else! This collection is BEYOND AWESOME!   A FEW OF THE ITEMS IN THE COLLECTION CONSIDERED VERY VALUABLE