Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $42,617
Woo hoo!!! And we're now over 48%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: elvis

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • “Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963

    09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 53 replies ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ken Burns
    “Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.” As the 1960’s began Country & Western music was being heavily influenced by the rock & roll sound. A new generation of artists, songwriters and shrewd producers would record some great American music during this transitional era.
  • VANITY: Elvis is dead 42 years ago today. Where were you?

    08/16/2019 5:41:12 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 133 replies
    Me ^ | 8/16/2019 | Jenni Fink
    I was working at the Trane Home Comfort Center in South El Monte, CA. Door to door sales.
  • Morning Joe Trolls Trump Rally: Fat Elvis with Quaaludes, Vodka, Shotgun

    06/19/2019 7:17:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Morning Joe was really shaken by the massive, enthusiastic, crowd that turned out for President Trump's campaign kick-off rally in Orlando last night. Scrambling for something to counter the wave, the show settled on comparing the President to an old, fat Elvis going through the motions with his shtick. Scarborough said "This is Elvis in '77, just kind of lumbering across the stage, sweating." MSNBC's John Heilemann, sinking to a particularly ugly low, jumped in, seeing Trump "in Graceland, in front of like the six televisions, with a big, huge bottle of Quaaludes, and a bottle of vodka,...
  • British soldiers in Afghanistan pay tribute to Elvis Presley (2008 video)

    05/27/2019 9:32:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 28, 2008
    7CS SQN in Afghanistan, Morale vid to the Elvis song Promised Land. Made by Mark'George Daws' Dawson and Scotty Brown.

    04/27/2019 5:18:02 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 72 replies
    Kill Zone ^ | April 22, 2019 | Sue Coletta
    I invited my dear friend Garry Rodgers — retired homicide detective with a second career as a forensic coroner — to share a fascinating post about the real cause of Elvis Presley’s death. Prepare to be wowed. Welcome to TKZ, Garry! Elvis Presley suddenly dropped in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion on the afternoon of August 16, 1977. Elvis was rushed to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was pronounced dead, then shipped to the morgue and autopsied the same afternoon. Three days later, the Memphis County coroner issued Elvis Presley’s death certificate stating the cause as...
  • Elvis Tribute Set To Be Hosted By Blake Shelton

    01/08/2019 4:46:09 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 26 replies ^ | January 8, 2019 | Gil Kaufman
    The Feb. 17 two-hour prime-time event [on NBC] -- a tribute to the rock icon's legendary 1968 Comeback Special -- will be hosted by Blake Shelton and feature performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Yolanda Adams, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.  The tribute...will recreate the 1968 special and feature rare footage and interviews with wife Priscilla Presley, as well as a special appearance from daughter Lisa Marie Presley...
  • Elvis Wasn’t Racist. Neither Is Giving Him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/17/2018 11:00:03 AM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Mark Hemingway
    Even if Elvis popularized an art form that people of another race largely invented, it’s hard to argue that a lots and lots of successful black artists didn’t walk right through the doors he opened. Presley was initially a hero among black musicians in Memphis for that reason, and there’s no reason to think Elvis himself was racist. Quite the opposite, in fact. In 1956, it was reported the ‘“the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon cracked Memphis’s segregation laws” by attending the Memphis Fairgrounds amusement park “during what is designated as ‘colored night.’”Elvis’s personal reputation for being opposed to racism is...
  • Trump Accused of Racism for Honoring Elvis with Medal of Freedom Award

    11/17/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 38 replies
    NN ^ | 11/17/18 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has come under fire from liberals, who are accusing him of racism for honoring Elvis Presley with a Medal of Freedom Award. President Trump is awarding the Presidential honor to seven Americans on Friday, but it's his inclusion of the late rock star that has (un)surprisingly drawn irk from the left.
  • Shut Up and Sing or Just Shut Up

    11/17/2018 5:48:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-17-18 | MOTUS
    I suppose you can keep the fight going indefinitely if you refuse to accept reality. But to the rest of us it looks like all the challenges filed in the Georgia and Florida elections were paper tigers.So when you lose despite getting all the votes money can buy perhaps you should just concede gracefully instead of accusing your opponent of racism and voter suppression.But for now allow me to turn to more important news: the latest Trump-is-a-racist allegation-not-based-on-his anti-migrating-horde position. This is a good one that I’m sure will stick: awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley was...
  • "Suspicious Minds": Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom

    11/16/2018 10:19:24 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/16/2018
    Not everyone believes Elvis is the king. President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, including the late rock star Elvis Presley, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals. Trump is honoring Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, philanthropist Miriam Adelson, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, jurist Alan Page, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. Still, some have accused Trump of racism for honoring Presley, long known as the "King of Rock and Roll." The Washington Post’s pop culture critic Chris Richards called Trump’s move “a little nod...

    08/28/2018 8:28:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 28, 2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Tiger Woods is in the news for refusing to disparage Donald Trump in response to questions posed to him after the final round of the Northern Trust about his relationship with him. This the left and its media adjunct cannot abide. Now Tiger can become the subject of CNN’s perpetual hatefest for a few hours this morning. Having answered the call to serve in the Army at the height of his car, Elvis Presley had his views about patriotism and the hatred of the United States on display in the antiwar movement of the 1960’s. His patriotism suffuses his music....
  • On this date: Aug 16 1977 Elvis Presley dies

    08/16/2018 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    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 8/14 in 1977

    08/15/2018 10:44:45 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 24 replies
    You tube ^ | various | The King
    He still lives in the hearts of fans around the world
  • ELVIS - "In Person: Live 1955"

    08/10/2018 7:48:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies ^ | 4/5/55 | Elvis
    ELVIS - "In Person: Live 1955" This is pretty amazing, when he first started and it's really long, the whole show he played. Elvis was only 19 at the time but you can hear why he stood out so much.
  • Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy - Aloha from Hawaii

    07/03/2018 9:24:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, NBC did not broadcast an edited version of the concert in the United States until April 4, 1973 because the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII. The decision...
  • Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

    06/14/2018 12:46:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | ADRIAN SAINZ and HILLEL ITALIE
    D.J. Fontana, a rock 'n' roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of musical history as Elvis Presley's first and longtime drummer, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville on Wednesday night. She said he'd been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016. "He was loved by everybody all over the world. He treated everybody like everybody was his friend," she said. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, issued a statement calling Fontana "a tremendously talented...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – April 22nd, 2018(Fundamental Evangelical Caucus)

    04/22/2018 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | April 22nd, 2018 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about how the world is becoming increasingly hostile towards God’s people and God’s Word.
  • Lisa Marie Presley says she has only $14,000 of Elvis's cash left and sues former manager

    02/23/2018 10:33:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 65 replies
    Elvis’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, inherited his $100m (£71.5m) estate in 1993 at the age of 25. Another 25 years later, she says in a lawsuit obtained by US media that she is down to her last $14,000. Presley blames her former manager Barry Siegel for her precarious finances, and filed a suit last week against him accusing him of “reckless and negligent mismanagement” of her inherited estate. In the suit, first reported by the US website the Blast, she claims that her cash reserves were whittled down because of Seigel’s poor investment decisions. He has countered that Presley is...

    11/08/2017 12:47:33 PM PST · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    tmz ^ | 11/8/2017 | tmz
    Lisa Marie Presley is about to file a lawsuit against her former financial managers, claiming they squandered more than $100 million over 10 years, but the company says Lisa Marie is broke because she's a spendthrift. TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit which could be filed as early as today. She claims financial guru Barry Siegel sold 85% of her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) and then gave the money to Robert F.X. Sillerman as a way of ingratiating himself with the famous investor. She says the investments tanked and left her broke. Among the alleged misdeeds...
  • Elvis Aaron Presley

    08/18/2017 9:16:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    On this day 40 years ago, marks the passing of American singer, songwriter, actor & instrumentalist, 'The King' ELVIS PRESLEY aged 42. (Born Elvis Aaron Presley; January 8th 1935 – August 16th 1977) Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy