CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS JUNE 2014 – CONT’D
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MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
For anyone who has taken an interest in the Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis records from Sun AFTER 1977, there is an original vinyl record of the duet “Save The Last Dance For Me” up for sale on Ebay at a very reasonable price. Below is the link to this item.
Also, this seller has an audio player where you may listen to the entire song before buying.
|JERRY LEE LEWIS – SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME NM 45! ’78 Elvis Presley duet? HEAR|
My dear friend, Susan, sent a photo of Elvis for comparison to the photo of Jesse taken in 1994. It is a great match. I thank Susan so much for contributing this to my site.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
I love this so much…and thank God it is so very true.
| New York
White jumpsuit with rhinestone and gold lame detailing. “JC Costume Co., Hollywood, California” tag. Accompanied by a letter from Paul Lichter of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum. Minor staining and browning; non-working zipper.
Together with: The Promised Land album sleeve (vinyl not present)
Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD
(Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
My friend Terri Fletcher adored Elvis.
When she was a teenager she worked as a waitress at a uptown hotel where Elvis and his entourage stayed at when he performed in Charlotte. She was asked to deliver a birthday cake to him compliments of the hotel.
The only thing she had to say was “happy birthday.”
She got through the tight security, knocked on the door and a bodyguard opened the door and there he was, the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley sitting on the couch with his girlfriend.
Fletcher was speechless – nothing would come out,. He looked at her, she looked at him and burst out crying. He tried to calm her down. His girlfriend tried, too. Finally, after five minutes, he said, “It’s OK, I’ve been embarrassed before and it doesn’t matter.”
After she composed herself, Elvis asked her to sit down and have some cake with his entire group. Her heart skips a beat when she tell this story.
In 1956, writer Jules Archer asked Elvis for an interview while he was making his first movie “Love Me Tender.” Along with most American parents of that day, Archer stereotyped Elvis as a “delinquent” because of his (for that time) long hair, the way he dressed and his provocative (again, for the 1950s) moves on stage, he told Reminisce magazine.
However, “The kid surprised us all” he said.
Archer said Elvis was the nicest, most warm-hearted, politest kid he had ever met.
Graceland in Memphis has a special exhibit commemorating “60 years of Elvis.” It traces Elvis Presley’s history, showcases rare memorabilia including his personal version of “That’s All Right” and his wardrobe from “Viva Las Vegas.” The exhibit will be open until February. Check it out at Elvis.com/graceland.
Elvis has left the building.
I have referenced the letter which Elvis wrote to Wanda June Hill in August, 1977 a number of times. He wrote it on the 3rd of August…but held off mailing it so that it would, hopefully, arrive on the 16th which was the date of his departure. Jesse likes that I saw the clue in the timing. It was, in essence, a “goodbye letter” in which he calls to mind when he first met her and the friendship which they had shared. He closes by “hinting real loud” that he would like for her to help others to remember him. Below I am sharing the link to the page on which a large excerpt from this letter may be read. This appears on the web site Elvis Lighted Candle.org. There is a lot of Wanda June Hill’s input on this site. It is a joy to visit and peruse.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
I especially wish to thank all of my visitors who are making our total number of visitors grow so rapidly…I owe it all to the subject of my web site, Elvis who is Jesse, of course. I am also very grateful to my Internet server host/administrator who made it possible to rescue my original site when my domain name was stolen from me 3 years ago and who provides me with the space to have such a huge web site, and who is there when there is a problem (such as the lowlife who implanted a cookie on my web site this past week to advertise Viagra, no less!) Mark came to the rescue and quickly removed this cookie from my site and reported the perpetrator to the proper agency. So, three cheers and hats off to Mark. Below is the screen capture of my last twenty visits just a few minutes ago. I am so thrilled to see 20 visits within one hour’s time. Thank you all, thankyouverymuch”
As we all know today marks the 37th anniversary of Elvis’ final concert in Indianapolis. I am thankful every single day that only the image left our view on that day. That was a hard day for Elvis who knew it was his last “Dance” with his audience who he enjoyed so much. But, it had to also be a day of great relief because he knew what was going to take place in just a little over 7 weeks. Leaving that stage had to have been accompanied by a sigh of relief…this after about 20 years of wishing he could just have a normal.
There was a HUGE significance in the fact that CBS had been allowed to film his concert shows for a special to be aired in the fall. That was one of the biggest clues that Elvis and Col. Parker gave to the fans. At no other time had any of Elvis’ concert tours been filmed for a TV special. Elvis knew this was his last concert tour and he intended for it to air on TV as a special event because it was his farewell tour. I absolutely loved seeing him in that tour. However, Jesse said to me “I could never look any worse than I did on that last tour.“
In honor of this day of remembrance of his final curtain, I am sharing a YouTube video of that final show.
Elvis Presley Last show 26 june 1977 (full)
TheMMProducties Published on Jun 26, 2013
The last concert Elvis gave.
Following the concert, I want to share with everyone Jesse’s song from his CD which was released in 2012. This is one of my very favorites from that CD: “The Dance“. If you will do some research you will find that this song was not even written before Elvis left the world stage in 1977…so that, in itself proves that Elvis recorded this song after 1977. Also if you care to look up the original lyrics, you will see that Jesse changed the lyrics in a subtle way to make it about himself who was Elvis. Listen closely and you will hear him sing these words “how could I have known I’d ever say goodbye” and “…wasn’t I THE king…”. In the original lyrics, these two words were “We’d” and “A king“. Just listen to all of the lyrics in this song. It is so poignant and touching. Jesse made this his own song just as he always did with the songs he sung as Elvis. As Bob Dylan once said “Once Elvis sang a song, it had pretty much been sung.“
ELVIS/JESSE / THE DANCE
Mariangela Presley· Published on Dec 6, 2013
Jesse, thank you for everything before August 16th, 1977 and most of all for everything you have done since that date. You light up my life, Jesse.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
Let’s all listen to more Elvis!! Maybe some of his goodness to his fellowman will rub off on us all.
My friend Debbie shared this wonderful video with me on Facebook. I love Elvis’ introduction and the lyrics to the song. Elvis chose many of his songs for the messages within. He wanted us to listen to the words.
Elvis – Fairytale
vsbonvenutoep Published on Nov 30, 2012