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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