The latest Elvis record is not the kind you download. If you were in Memphis, you knew you weren’t on Lonely Street at all those sold-out events. But Graceland spokesman Kevin Kern says the official attendance figure for the week was 75,000. Even in the sweltering heat, 55,000 took part in the candlelight vigil. “The […]
If the fans remember one thing about Vigil night on the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’ death, they’ll remember the heat. It was the kind of legendary heat we like to brag about in the South, but don’t ever want to be in. Plantation hot. Lemonade commercial hot.
We knew last Sunday it would be an […]
So, Jennifer — our friendly neighborhood Walgreens “photo assistant” — did you ever locate that hand-held, Elvis-embossed fan the lady abandoned her purchase at the counter to try to find?
I didn’t think so.
What about the Elvis beer can opener? Or the house slippers made in his image?
It’s always amazing what lengths “fans” (I shy quickly […]
Our friends Pam and Terry, Beale Street singing duo, wrote a song commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. They’ll open for BJ Thomas Friday night at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, and you can catch them Saturday (Aug. 18) from noon to 3 p.m. at King’s Palace Patio on Beale.
Here’s the tune: pam-and-terry-elvis.mp3
I had to go and open my big mouth.
Just yesterday, having come off a weekend full of unbearable heat and endless trips down Elvis Presley Blvd. – attempting to put a cap on summer and jump start the new school year – I blurted it out to my co-workers at the CA: “I was surprised; everything (around […]
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is helping celebrate the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death with a Youth Showcase of seven Elvis acts, ages 7 to 13, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Included with museum admission, the talent showcase is part of a range of Elvis activities from scavenger hunts to Elvis art projects to trivia tests. […]
Ten of the top Elvis acts in the world were named finalists tonight in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
We’ll be writing more about them before the finals on Friday night, but, drum roll please, here they are in the order they were named after four-and-a-half hours […]
The small town of Holly Springs (pop. 8,000) is midway between Tupelo and Memphis, and any pilgrimage to either Elvis destination must include a stop to visit the Biggest Elvis Fan in the Universe.
His name is Paul McLeod, and he lives in an antebellum home called Graceland Too, at 200 East Ghoulson Avenue.
McLeod collects and […]
Elvis’ former girlfriend, Linda Thompson, was Miss Tennessee U.S.A. when she met roommate Miss Rhode Island U.S.A. Jeanne LeMay at the Miss U.S.A. competition in 1972.
They didn’t win the title, but Linda’s role as Miss Tennessee U.S.A. led to her introduction to Elvis Presley and to a longtime friendship with LeMay. LeMay often […]
We asked some of the biggest talent gurus on the planet whether anyone, past or present, was or could be as big a celebrity as Elvis Presley.
From Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell to Rolling Stone music critic and historian Dave Marsh, the answers compared Elvis with everybody from Michael Jackson to Frank Sinatra to Marilyn […]