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  • Amazing Video : Two Year Old Dancing to Jailhouse Rock : March 23, 2012

    02/19/2015 2:03:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    A two year old boy, William Stokkebroe, has a hit YouTube video with over 2 million views to-date as he dances to Elvis Presleys Jailhouse Rock after watching his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe [As we understand it, two danes who were world champions in latin dance in 2010] and the dancers of studie43 practising. http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/dancing_jailhouse_rock.shtml http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvrnpy9Ult4
  • Elvis Presley's secret Chevy van uncovered

    02/14/2015 11:17:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    fox news ^ | february 13, 2015
    Three-time NASCAR championship winning crew chief Ray Evernham recently visited Graceland to shoot a segment for hisVelocity show AmeriCarnaabout the last car Elvis drove before he died, a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III. While he was there, the Graceland folks told him the vehicle he really wanted to see was tucked away in a warehouse out back. There, under a sheet, was a rusty old 1948 Chevrolet Panel Van that they say Elvis used to use to sneak out of Graceland when he wanted to avoid his fans and the press.
  • Happy Birthday Elvis Presley

    01/08/2015 4:11:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    Born January 8, 1935. Elvis would have been 80 today.
  • Elvis at 80: 25 Chart Facts You Should Know About the King

    01/08/2015 2:25:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    yahoo.com/music ^ | January 7, 2015 | Paul Grein
    Though its hard to imagine, Elvis Presley would have turned 80 on Thursday. To salute the King, here are 25 facts you should know about the man from Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • RIP Joe Guercio (Elvis Presley's musical director and conductor)

    01/04/2015 11:54:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    january 4, 2014
    Passed away at 8:18 this morning.
  • From the Silver Screen to a Brown Habit: The Story of Former Movie Star Mother Dolores Hart

    07/10/2014 2:10:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | January 9, 2014 | Frances Dolores
    All of Hollywood’s jaws dropped when Actress Dolores Hart announced that she would be leaving Beverly Hills behind to enter the convent as a novice. To be fair, who could blame them? Her colleagues couldn’t believe this young actress – at the peak of her career with several box office hits under her belt – was going to “throw it all away!” Of course, we know that Dolores hart certainly wasn’t “throwing her life away!” Nevertheless, many of us secretly want to know what led her to make such a dramatic decision! That’s why Doug Keck is hosting a...
  • Five Catholic Facts About Elvis

    05/31/2014 8:11:54 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://romanmiscellany.blogspot.com ^ | August 16, 2007 | Fr Nicholas
    Elvis recorded 'The Miracle of the Rosary' in 1971 (issued on the 1972 album, Elvis Now), with the lyrics: 'O Blessed Mother we pray to thee/Thanks for the miracle of your Rosary/Only you can hold back/Your holy son's hand/Long enough for the whole world to understand/Hail, Mary full of grace/The Lord is with thee/Blessed are thou among women/And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus/O Holy Mary dear mother of God/Please pray for us sinners/Now and at the hour of our death/And give thanks once again/For the miracle of your rosary'
  • Who Are the REAL Kings (and Queens) of Cool? Exhibition of 100 Coolest Americans

    04/04/2014 4:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31 March 2014 | Jill Reilly
    Who are the REAL kings (and queens) of cool? National Portrait Gallery runs exhibition of the 100 coolest Americans, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Debbie HarryYears after they first made their mark Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra, Madonna and Blondie are all still hip enough to have earned a place in the top 100 coolest Americans. The 'American Cool' exhibit is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. America, until 7 September. Included in the exhibit are the likes of jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Billie Holiday, actors such as Johnny Depp, and singers such as...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Drives the Last Car Driven by Elvis

    03/31/2014 5:53:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | march 31, 2014 | BENJAMINPRESTON
    Richard Petty may be known as the King in Nascar circles, but to many other Americans that title is reserved for Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n Roll. One of Mr. Presleys cars, the 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III he was photographed driving not long before he died, on Aug. 16, 1977, has made its way into the Nascar realm as part of a promotion for the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair to be held at the track from Thursday to Sunday. Ina public unveilingafter the car was mechanically refurbished, Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the car around the Charlotte track last...
  • Remembering Elvis Presley on his 78th birthday

    01/08/2014 5:06:42 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 52 replies
    nj.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Donna Gialanella
    Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 78th birthday on January 8th, 2013. Some members of Congress have been considering the creation of "Elvis Presley Day" on January 8, commemorating the birthday of the legendary entertainer. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Miss., and moved to Tennessee at age 13. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music and one of the most well regarded figures of pop culture, known as the "King of Rock and Roll." He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36 as was inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Prescription drug...
  • David Thibault - Elvis - Blue Christmas

    12/15/2013 5:48:09 PM PST · by South40 · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2013
    Click on pic or here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwWRpIinxs
  • Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil

    08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | August 15, 2013 | Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.</p>
  • ELVIS PRESLEY passed away on this day in '77.

    click on image "Tomorrow Is A Long Time" ~ Elvis Presley (written by Bob Dylan) .
  • Toddler sings Elvis

    08/09/2013 9:30:51 PM PDT · by VerySadAmerican · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/9/13
    I don't know if I did this right. This is simply too cute! This baby knows the song!
  • Possibly cutest video of all time

    08/09/2013 3:45:03 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 44 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 8/9/13 | Youtube
    To brighten everyone's day...You have a black heart if you think this is not great.
  • Sweet Baby Girl Sings Her Heart Out to Elvis in the Car - Adorable (heart will melt).

    08/07/2013 5:00:51 PM PDT · by Kolath · 18 replies
    God Vine ^ | 08/06/2013 | God Vine
    This little sweetheart LOVES to sing when she is riding around in the car! Listen to her sing along to Elvis... she is an adorable old soul. You might just like her version better. ;)
  • Gut Check: Intervention

    05/15/2013 1:59:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 5-15-2013 | Greg Gutfeld
    ...while some junkies live, Elvis died. And this Elvis syndrome is, oddly enough, happening again right now, politically. And now, this week, the chickens have not only come home to roost, theyre freebasing in the garage. The family is fed up. Our national hive of hacks are really nothing more than the Memphis Mafia, the folks who protected Elvis Presley through his worst excesses, until his particular administration ended on a toilet. But why did the media become so much like this mafia? This behavior is caused by a deep desire to be liked and to be perceived as cool....
  • Mother Dolores Hart discusses her vocation, leaving Hollywood, learning Latin, loving chant

    05/08/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 7, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The autobiography of Mother Dolores Hart (written with her long-time friend, Richard DeNeut), The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, is now available from Ignatius Press. Here is some of the descriptive copy, from the Ignatius Press site: Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. ... Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as...
  • Watch That Cadillac Burn - Hamburger James (Elvis 1954 1955)

    02/24/2013 3:10:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Bill Pettus
    Strange song based on the true story of Elvis' first Cadillac, a 1954 Fleetwood 60 Special, which went up in smoke while he and his band were on tour.
  • Elvis Presley underpants could fetch 10,000 at auction

    08/28/2012 11:23:41 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26 August 2012 Last updated at 08:06 ET | no byline
    ...The light blue briefs will go under the hammer at an auction of Elvis Presley pop memorabilia in Stockport, Greater Manchester, next month. Presley died 35 years ago this month, on August 16 1977. There is expected to be a lot of interest in the auction from his fans from across the globe. The singer did not want any lines visible while he was on stage and this pair of underwear was obtained from the estate of Vernon Presley, the star's father.... Also up for sale is his personal Holy Bible, which is expected to raise up to 25,000. The...
  • Aug 16, 1977: Elvis Presley dies

    08/16/2012 6:31:15 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 36 replies
    http://www.history.com/ ^ | 08/16/2012 | Staff
    Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his mansion in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates. Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jesse, died during the birth. Elvis grew up dirt-poor in Tupelo and Memphis and found work as a truck driver after high school. When he was 19, he walked into a Memphis recording studio and paid $4...
  • Elvis impersonator charged with assault following dispute over board game rules at birthday party

    05/10/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 21 replies
    Sun News ^ | today | Root
    Officers learned the two men work together at Legends in Concert and that Credille is an Elvis impersonator, according to the report. Party attendees told officers that Credille left with men who work as Blues Brothers impersonators in the show before officers arrived at the home. The report did not list the occupation of the victim.
  • Bachmann: The XX Factor - Is sexism to blame for the MN Congresswoman's decline in popularity?

    01/06/2012 5:17:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 6, 2012 | Cliff Schecter
    Have we lost ye, Michele Bachmann? The answer would seem to be yes, as the sharp-tongued, googly-eyed Minnesota Congresswoman suspended her presidential campaign after receiving only five per cent of the Iowa Caucus vote in the state where she was born. To put that in perspective, Michele Bachmann only got 6,000 more votes in Iowa than Johann Sebastian Bach. It was the culmination of a stunning turn of events over the past few months, after her candidacy surged when she won the Iowa straw poll in August. Soon afterwards, however, her poll numbers went south faster than General William Tecumseh...
  • VANITY: Best Elvis Christmas Song You Never Heard

    12/25/2011 6:09:04 AM PST · by JNRoberts · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/25/2011 | JN Roberts
    All I can say is....wow. What a song.
  • Elvis Impersonators Flee Fire Alarm

    10/25/2011 6:17:54 AM PDT · by reagan_fanatic · 14 replies
    A group of 60 Elvis impersonators had to flee a charity fundraiser after a faulty smoke machine set off the fire alarm, it has been reported.
  • Songwriter Jerry Leiber Dies at 78

    08/22/2011 2:08:22 PM PDT · by Borges · 36 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08/22/11 | ANDY GREENE
    Jerry Leiber, one of the most important songwriters in the history of rock & roll whose 60-year partnership with Mike Stoller produced "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Young Blood," "On Broadway," "Yakety-Yak" and countless other classics has died of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78. "When Jerry and I started to write, we were writing to amuse ourselves," Stoller told Rolling Stone in 1990. "It was done out of a love of doing it. We got very lucky in the sense that at some point what we wrote also amused a lot of other people." Leiber met...
  • Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on death date

    08/16/2011 4:22:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 106 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 16, 2011 | JIM DAVENPORT
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann got her Elvis Presley dates all shook up during a campaign stop Tuesday in South Carolina. The congresswoman from Minnesota played the Elvis tune "Promised Land" at a local restaurant and told the crowd of 300 that she wanted to say happy birthday to the king of rock `n' roll. "Before we get started, let's all say happy birthday to Elvis Presley today!" Bachmann said.
  • Remembering "The King"

    08/16/2011 6:47:07 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 75 replies
    Remembering the 'King,' 34 Years Later : Elvis Presley (1935 - 1967) On Aug. 16, 1977 the music world was shocked when the King of Rock 'n Roll died at the young age of 42. It was a moment that brought the entertainment world to a standstill, when the actor, musician and singer died at his Graceland mansion. By then, Elvis had appeared in 33 films, won a Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award (at just 36 years old!) and had served his country in the U.S. Army. 34 years later after his sudden death, fans are still flocking to his Graceland...
  • (Elvis) Omaha June 19, 1977 Full concert footage

    08/13/2011 11:15:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udD0Q3lKGc4
  • Historic Fort Chaffee Hospital Engulfed by Fire [base where Elvis inducted & received haircut]

    08/04/2011 6:39:37 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 10 replies
    KFSM ^ | 4 August 2011
    Skies over Fort Chaffee were fire red Wednesday night as World War II era buildings went up in flames. Fort Smith Police said the historic Fort Chaffee hospital caught fire late Wednesday night. At least four buildings were engulfed by flames and at least two buildings burned to the ground. "With a shift in the wind, these conditions, this thing, could get out of hand and go a long ways in a hurry, " Fort Smith Fire Chief Mike Richards said. Several fire departments including Fort Smith, Barling, White Bluff and Fort Chaffee were on scene before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday...
  • The Clinton strategy returns? Bandera County Sheriff's Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning

    06/10/2011 2:16:56 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 10 replies
    KSAT 12 News ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Tim Gerber
    Bandera County Sheriff's Office Issues Domestic Terrorism Warning Law Enforcement Agency Concerned Radical Anti-Government Groups May Be Moving Into Area Tim Gerber, KSAT 12 News Reporter POSTED: Thursday, June 9, 2011 BANDERA, Texas -- The Bandera County Sheriff's Office issued a warning Thursday to citizens about an anti-government movement known for acts of domestic terrorism. The law enforcement agency said followers of The Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts, including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants. The sheriff's office told KSAT-12 News the warning was prompted by the recent shooting death of Bexar...
  • Scout Day at Graceland

    04/03/2011 8:16:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 30, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmwjt1fsvbc
  • Elvis Presley to be Named an Honorary Citizen of Budapest

    03/02/2011 12:43:33 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 24 replies
    www.elvis.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | www.elvis.com
    According to reports from the Associated Press, Budapest's mayor says Elvis Presley will be declared a posthumous honorary citizen of Hungary's capital, and a city landmark will be named after him. Mayor Istvan Tarlos says that Elvis will be commemorated because of his support for Hungary in the wake of the short-lived, anti-Soviet revolution of October 1956. On the city's website, visitors can pick one of 12 locations to be renamed after Elvis, including street crossings and a site at the foot of Margaret Bridge, which spans the Danube River. Voting ends on March 15. During Elvis' last appearance on...
  • US warships box in Iranian flotilla, delay Suez passage

    02/21/2011 1:57:29 PM PST · by RedMDer · 74 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 21, 2011, 4:55 PM (GMT+02:00) | DEBKAfile
    The repeated delays and contradictory statements about the two Iranian warships' transit of the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean is accounted for by a standoff between the Iranian flotilla and five US warships deployed in recent days at the waterway's southern entrance and along its course, debkafile's sources disclose. Thursday night, Feb. 17, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, escorted by missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf and the fast supply ship USNS Arctic, headed south through the canal. By Friday morning, they were through and taking up position opposite the Kharg cruiser and Alvand missile destroyer of the Iranian Navy's 12th...
  • You'll Never Guess Who Has More Hot 100 Singles Than Elvis And Michael Jackson (Guess w/o peeking)

    02/16/2011 1:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2011 | Uhjala Segal
    The musical act that has scored the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 is not Elvis, Michael Jackson, or The Beatles. It's the cast of Glee, reports the AP, which is an amazing achievement considering the act first appeared on the charts only 18 months ago. In that time, Glee has achieved the record of having more songs on the 52-year old Billboard chart in history -- a total of 113 hit songs. Glee debuted six new songs on the chart this week alone, pulling five songs ahead of Elvis Presley, who had 108 hit songs.
  • LAMAR FIKE DIES AGED 75 (Member of Elvis Presley's entourage, the Memphis Mafia)

    01/27/2011 7:43:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    The following is an official announcement as made by Marty Lacker on authorisation of Lamar Fike's family... "I have the unfortunate task of officially sadly announcing the passing of Lamar Fike as authorized by his cousin Tommy McDonald who was very close to Lamar and was with him daily in his hospital room in Arlington,Texas. Lamar passed away very peacefully last night, Friday, January 21. Lamar had been hospitalized since last October 14th and then transferred to the physical therapy wing of the hospital. Unfortunately he did not improve and was sent back to the hospital about a month ago....
  • Happy (belated) Birthday Elvis Presley (Jan. 8)

    01/09/2011 8:08:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    Elvis Aaron Presley was born on Tuesday, January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi. In September 1948 when Elvis was 13, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Humes High School in Memphis, Elvis took odd jobs working as a movie theater usher and a truck driver for Crown Electric Company. He began singing locally as "The Hillbilly Cat", then signed with a local recording company, then in 1955 with RCA. He did much to establish early rock and roll music, bringing black blues singing into the white, teenage mainstream. Teenage girls became hysterical over his...
  • Myrna Smith R.I.P 1941-2010 (Sweet Inspirations, Backup singer for Elvis Presley)

    12/29/2010 4:47:15 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 5+ views
    www.elvis.com.au ^ | 12/26/2010
    Myrna Smith sadly passed away yesterday from kidney failure, she was 69 (1941-2010). Myrna was a member of the Sweet Inspirations, who were best known for their work with Elvis Presley & Aretha Franklin. Myrna is the second of the Sweet Inspirations to pass away this year. Sylvia Shemwell died on February 13. Myrna passed approx. 1:45 PM Pacific (California) time December 24, 2010. Elvis Australia was lucky enough to spend some time with Myrna when she was in Australia on several occasions. She was an absolute delight to socialise with, always full of life, happiness and a wonderful positive...
  • (Elvis) PRESLEY'S WILL UP FOR AUCTION

    11/12/2010 4:58:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 1+ views
    www.pr-inside.com ^ | 11/12/2010
    A copy of ELVIS PRESLEY's will, which was discovered in a trash can, is expected to fetch up to $1,500 (£1,000) when it goes under the hammer this weekend (13Nov10). A law firm employee kept the document after finding it in an office garbage bin during a clear-out in 1987, a decade after the Jailhouse Rock hitmaker died. The paperwork will be auctioned off alongside a lock of Presley's hair and a scarf once worn by the singer at the Henry Aldridge & Son sale in Wiltshire, England on Saturday (13Nov10). Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge says, "The will gives a fascinating...
  • Woman Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 8:18:34 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | GeorgeDonnelly
    The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.
  • Retooled Elvis album marks a new take on the King

    10/18/2010 9:51:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/18/10 | AP
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. A re-styled version of the Elvis Presley hit "Suspicious Minds" hit radio stations on Monday, part of an album being released later this year featuring newer, more contemporary takes on many of his hits. "Suspicious Minds" is the first single off "Viva Elvis-The Album," set for mass release Nov. 9. The 12-track compilation is a companion piece to the Las Vegas show "Viva Elvis" by Cirque du Soleil, which began in February. The new "Suspicious Minds" and the other reworked songs on the album could strike a dissonant chord with Elvis older fans. But the minds behind...
  • Elvis statue, campaign items sold at Blago auction

    08/19/2010 6:38:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8-19-10 | SERENA DAI
    Elvis Presley impersonators and a colorful inflatable bounce house are making for a festive auction of items connected to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A life-sized statue of Elvis Presley and a neon "Governor Blagojevich" sign were among the hot items available Thursday after a suburban Chicago storage facility evicted material being stored by Blagojevich's campaign fund. The statue sold for $20,500. Other items included a $120 plaque rewarding Blagojevich for political leadership.
  • Graceland vigil marks 33 years since Elvis' death

    08/16/2010 10:51:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | August 16, 2010 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Candles flickered in the balmy night as thousands of Elvis Presley fans filed silently by his grave during a vigil at Graceland, marking 33 years since the American icon died. Elvis admirers from around the world descended on Elvis' former home Sunday night to attend an annual candlelight vigil and procession that ran into Monday morning. Presley died at age 42 at his Graceland mansion on Aug. 16, 1977. Memorials started the following year. Elvis ballads like "If I Can Dream" and "Fools Rush In" played as participants solemnly filed in through the gates. Flowers and photos...
  • Elvis Presley(impersonator) shakes up Ark. governor's race

    08/05/2010 11:38:39 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 10 replies · 1+ views
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Elvis Presley is running for Arkansas governor. No, not that Elvis. Elvis D. Presley, of Star City, filed papers with the secretary of state's office Wednesday to run as a write-in candidate for governor. Presley indicated in the paperwork that he wants to "supply the people with a broader array of employment and newer chain of state government." He declined to tell The Associated Press how he got his name but says he is an Elvis impersonator in his spare time. "People will find out I'm for real," Presley told the Arkansas News Bureau. "I hope...
  • Elvis Presley autopsy tools to go under the hammer

    07/22/2010 11:23:09 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Thursday 22 July 2010 09.59 BST | Sean Michaels
    Good news for Elvis Presley's creepiest fans, as a set of tools from the singer's autopsy are to be auctioned next month... are among the items that will come under the hammer at what is perhaps the grisliest sale in rock'n'roll history. According to a spokeswoman for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, a senior embalmer at the Memphis Funeral Home set the tools aside after Presley's 1977 funeral, waiting decades before deciding to sell to the highest bidder. "The mortician, who prepared the body, retained this tag and the instruments, along with the preparation room case report, the case sheet, dry cleaning...
  • Mr. Potato Head adding an Elvis version

    06/09/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies · 108+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Wed Jun 9, 8:35 am ET | no byline
    ...Kevin Kern, a spokesman for Presley's Graceland estate, told The Commercial Appeal the new toy is one of 15,000 Elvis-licensed products and is one the company is excited about. The first of the Elvis potato heads will be released for Elvis Tribute Week in August. The toy will be in a jumpsuit. A second version with the likeness dressed in black leather will be on the market for Christmas...
  • 4 plans compete to provide LA-Vegas train service

    05/22/2010 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 399+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2010 | DAISY NGUYEN
    LOS ANGELES Competition to provide passenger train service between Southern California and Las Vegas is heating up, even though the last such effort to carry fun-seekers across the Mojave Desert was derailed by a lack of customers. For years, backers of a proposed magnetically levitating train running from Disneyland to Las Vegas have traded barbs with a rival project that would take tourists from the California desert town of Victorville to the Strip on a high-speed train dubbed DesertXpress. The "maglev" supporters call DesertXpress the train to nowhere because it wouldn't fully reach Southern California's population centers. Privately funded...
  • Elvis Costello joins Israel boycott, canceling June shows

    05/18/2010 12:44:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1,434+ views
    haaretz.com ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
    'Humiliation and intimidation' of Palestinians behind decision to scrap Caesarea concerts, British singer says. British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello this week became the latest in a list of stars to cancel performances in Israel as a political protest. Costello, who was due to play two shows in Caesarea on June 30 and 31, posted a message on his website in which he announced that he would scrap the concerts in protest at what he termed the intimidation and humiliation of Palestinians by Israel.
  • Not drugs, constipation killed Elvis: Personal doctor

    05/07/2010 6:24:01 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 58 replies · 2,162+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 7 May, 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: Elvis Presley's death has been the subject of many conspiracy theories with some believing that years of drug misuse led to the end of the 'King of Rock N Roll'. But according to Nick George Nichopoulos, Elvis's doctor for the last 12 years of his life, the singer died of chronic constipation, which was also responsible for his drastic weight gain in the years before his death. The doctor, who attempted to resuscitate Elvis on the day of his death, said that it wasn't until the autopsy that he realised how severe the constipation had been, Daily Mail reported...
  • Chronic constipation killed Elvis Presley, claims his personal physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos

    05/06/2010 6:24:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies · 1,437+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Michael Sheridan
    It wasn't a heart condition that killed the King of Rock 'n' Roll, it was chronic constipation. This is the new theory of Elvis Presley's longtime friend Dr. George Nichopoulos, Fox News reported on Wednesday. "We weren't sure [of the exact cause of death] so I continued to do some research," said Nichopoulos, who was also the personal physician to the legendary singer. "I had some doctors call me from different places and different med schools that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it." Nichopoulos, who was with Elvis when he died, included...