CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS AUGUST, 2016 page 1
THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER RECONSTRUCTION DUE TO THE SITE CRASH IN FEB. 2017
Choose who must hold the title of the king for 2016!
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VISIT “THE KING OF MUSIC” POLLING SITE AND VOTE FOR ELVIS EVERY SINGLE DAY DURING 2016. WE SIMPLY CANNOT LET ANYONE ELSE CLAIM ELVIS’ RIGHTFUL TITLE. BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SITE FOR VOTING:
I vote every single day and I hope everyone who reads this will do so also for every day the rest of this year.
Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!
MORE GOOD NEWS FOR 2015
Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!
Let’s all remember to vote every single day in 2016 for this same song again or any Elvis song which may be added to the list. Below is the link for voting for the new year.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
I thank my Facebook friend, Jeannette, who shared this lovely video with me. I sent this book, The Rebel and The King, to Jesse several years ago but I have never seen this video. The song “Walking In Memphis” by Marc Cohn has been one of my favorite songs about Elvis since it came out so many years ago.
Walking in Memphis with Nick Adams and Elvis Presley: The Rebel and the King
Roy Turner Published on Sep 10, 2012
Allyson Adams discovers her father Nick Adams’ 1956 manuscript about his trip to Memphis and Tupelo with Elvis and decides to share it with the world. Her journey becomes a spiritual experience as she discovers Elvis and her Dad along the way.
Purchase THE REBEL AND THE KING book at http://www.therebelandtheking.com
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
Jesse called this afternoon and we had a good “family” visit. He is very concerned about our ill family member and wishes there were something that he could do to help.
The most relevant topic to my website which we discussed is this:
Jesse received my mail which I sent out last Friday. He saw all of the material which I have posted pertaining to the Facebook page “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive“. We had a good chuckle about their posting that he has a brother “Clayton” standing behind him in the photo and also that there is another brother “Franklin“. Jesse thought that Pastor Bob Joyce’s Email to me was very good. He has not had time just yet to watch the DVD which I made for him on which I put videos from various people on YouTube claiming that Pastor Joyce is Elvis…but said he would soon. I also put a video of the groundskeeper at Graceland which has been very widely circulated and identified as being Elvis. I also made sure that he knew that the shyster running the page “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” is publishing that he talks to Elvis; that Elvis gives him the information which he posts on that page; that Elvis wants people to support his page; that Elvis approves of his page. Of course, NONE of what he has said about him being in touch with Elvis is true.
The best news is that Jesse said that he is going to write a letter to me to be posted on my site stating that NONE of the claims by “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” are true. He asked me to post that he will be writing the letter so that people will know that he is going to do so.
I made sure that Jesse understood that I don’t want him to write the public letter if it makes him the least bit uncomfortable…but he said he is going to do it. It will take a while for me to receive it because Jesse will write it and send it to our go-between who will send it to me. I will be posting his letter as soon as it arrives.
I am told that the owner of the page “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” is stating that the Email which I received from Pastor Bob Joyce is a fake…that I created it. That is another of their lies.
I certainly stand behind the Emails which I posted from Pastor Bob Joyce. As you can see, it shows his Email address at the top just as it was when I received it. I did not change a single word of Pastor Joyce’s Emails…other than covering a portion my full Email address. First “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” stated that there were clues in Pastor Joyce’s Email…they had lifted some of the words from his Email and twisted them around to suit their story. Evidently, they then decided to state that the Emails from Pastor Joyce are fakes created by me. I certainly don’t want anyone bothering Pastor Joyce but I know he would confirm that he did write that Email statement to me with his permission that I post it publicly.
I cannot recall whether I shared this in any of my earlier articles about “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” so I will share it now. When I was first directed to their page by a friend who showed me the photo of Elvis in 1956 with “his brother Clayton” and I read that it is stated on there that Elvis gave him that supposedly unpublished photo and told him that the man behind him is “Clayton“, I was furious and so I posted the following response to that photo. My response was: “You are a liar and I can prove it.” So here we are now doing just that! Of course, my response was immediately deleted from their page.
As always, Jesse’s call made my day and my week. He is the bestest Big Brother anyone ever had.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
Many of us may recall hearing Tonya Tucker’s account of viewing Elvis’ body during the viewing at Graceland in August, 1977. She has said that it did not even look like him. I came across a copy of Tonya’s book “NICKEL DREAMS My Life” in some used books recently and I purchased it specifically in order that I could share the following brief excerpt here on my web site. This is from page #124 of her book. Below is also a link at which her book may be purchased on Amazon. It was published in 1997…twenty years after Elvis left.
Also, I have heard reports a number of times regarding a quote from Tonya’s older sister LaCosta regarding viewing Elvis’ body and concurring that it did not look at all like him. I have looked for a video showing LaCosta saying this but had no luck. Below is an excerpt from a web site on which she is quoted though. I mean no infringement by using this very brief excerpt and will give full credit to the site on which it is located along with a link to their page.
La Costa, sister of Tanya Tucker, said, “We were right up to the casket and stood there, and God, I couldn’t believe it. He looked just like a piece of plastic laying there. He didn’t look like Elvis at all… He looked more like a dummy than a real person.”
This web site is owned by Sandi Fox Norton, a very gifted lady whose work I have admired on Facebook. She does beautiful Elvis artwork.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
Your day-by-day guide to Elvis Week 2016 activities
More than 7,000 people jammed Ellis Auditorium on the night of May 15, 1956, to stomp, shudder, shriek and sigh as a young Elvis Presley writhed his way through a rock and roll repertoire. Presley was the blockbuster of Bob Neal’s Cotton Picking Jamboree, a feature of Cotton Carnival opening night. Presley was born on 8 Jan 1935 in Tupelo, Ms. Bob Williams/The Commercial Appeal files.
Posted: 8:00 a.m.
(Copyright: Dave Darnell / The Commercial Appeal) Elvis Presley is reflected in the roof of his automobile as he looks into the camera after attending a luncheon January 16, 1971 at what was then the Holiday Inn Rivermont. The luncheon was part of the festivites surrounding his being named one of the Jaycees of America’s Ten Outstanding Young Men in America. (By Dave Darnell / The Commercial Appeal)
Elvis Presley and Chips Moman; “Elvis in Memphis” photo credit: Sony Music Entertainment
Elvis Presley, who now was promoted to be corporal on January 20, 1960. He’s leading a Jeep company in the 32nd American tank division in Friedberg/Germany. AP Photo shows him on Jan. 21 in his apartment in Bad Nauheim. (01/22/1960)(AP Photo)
January 6, 2015 – Elvis fans and collectors Sarah Vega and her mother, Laurel Wilson, both of Springfield, Missouri, visit with their “Elvis family” friend, Dennis Quintavalle, of Decatur Alabama as they look over some of the Elvis Presley items to be auctioned off at Graceland Thursday evening. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal)
By Bob Mehr of The Commercial Appeal
This year’s Elvis Week festivities will mark the 39th anniversary of the death of Memphis and global music icon Elvis Presley. In some ways it’s a mere prelude to what’s expected to be a massive 40th commemoration in 2017. Still, this year’s festivities, concerts and panels represent one of the broadest and most intriguing celebrations in recent years.
Included below are highlights of 2016 Elvis Week programming. For the full schedule, go toelvisweek.com. Ticket prices are noted for each event. Tickets for Graceland events are on sale now through Graceland Reservations at (901) 332-3322 or graceland.com.
Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Showcase, 7 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 126 Beale.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Hard Rock Café on Beale Street hosts the annual “Last Chance Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.” The overall winner will represent Memphis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest semifinal round Thursday at the Orpheum. Doors at the Hard Rock open at 6:30 p.m. Three-day VIP tickets are $150. Three-day general admission passes are $30. Daily admission is $10 on Monday and Tuesday, $15 on Wednesday. To purchase call, (678) 701-6114, or go to freshtix.com.
THURSDAY, Aug. 11
Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center Elvis Week Fan Reception, 10 a.m. Elvis Presley Trauma Center, 877 Jefferson.
This annual tour of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center — named in honor of the King of Rock and Roll — includes a guest appearance by his bassist Norbert Putnam, who will talk about his time working with the singer. Fans can enter the Regional Medical Center’s main entrance.
“Designing for the King,” 1 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Hosted by Tom Brown, this event will focus on how Elvis “sense of fashion, style and decor set the trends and defined new styles.” Guests include Hal Lansky of Lansky Bros., jeweler Lowell Hays, who custom made hundreds of pieces for Presley; and Graceland interior deisnger Bill Eubanks. Tickets are $25.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round, 7 p.m. Orpheum, 203 S. Main
The field will be whittled down to the 20 best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world. The finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the show, with the championship set to take place Aug. 12 at the Orpheum. Two-day tickets are $69 (includes Semifinal and Final Round). A one-day ticket to the Semifinal Round only is also available for $29. Available at Ticketmaster, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Orpheum Box Office.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12
“Elvis 101,” 10 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Elvis’ “influence on music, pop culture and society has been studied, analyzed and debated since his music first hit the airwaves” and this Graceland symposium, dubbed “Elvis 101″ will gather experts on those various areas. Guests include author and Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick, who will talk about his recent book “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll;” Dr. Charles Hughes, director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes College and professor of the school’s class “Elvis Presley and America”; and John Jackson and Ernst Jorgensen of Sony Music. Tickets are $20.
“The Sound and Soul of Memphis,” 7 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
A concert celebrating Elvis’ hometown sounds and Memphis music. Performers include the Memphis Jones Band, Ted Torres Martin and Brandon Cunning. Tickets are $25.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Elvis Presley 5K Run, 8 a.m. Graceland
Starting and finishing at the Gates of Graceland, the Elvis Presley 5K Run, benefitting Livitup Inc., will also include a post-race party with food and live music. To register or for more information, contact Kelly Burrow at (901) 299-2553, or go toelvispresleyrunandwalk.racesonline.com.
The Auction at Graceland, 2 p.m. Graceland Archives Studio
The twice-yearly Auction at Graceland will see “various artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career” go under the hammer. For more information or to bid online, go to gracelandauctions.com.
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals, 7 p.m., Orpheum
Joey Sulipeck hosts the finals of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, which will see the winner receive a $20,000 cash prize, a contract with Legends in Concert and more. The show will also feature a performance by last year’s winner, David Lee. Two-day tickets are $69 (includes Semifinal and Final Round). Single-day tickets to the finals are $49. Available atTicketmaster, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Orpheum box office.
SUNDAY, AUG. 14
Official Graceland Insiders Conference, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
The daylong, multipart panel and symposium will be hosted by Tom Brown, and will “highlight various parts of Elvis’ life and career with sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes looks, rarely-seen videos, feature segments filmed just for the event and much more.” Guests include original Elvis drummer DJ Fontana, Presley girlfriend and “Million Dollar Quartet” witness Marilyn Riehl, former Sun employee Barbara Sims, The Sweet Inspirations, Estelle Brown, and Ray Walker of The Jordanaires. A portion of the program will also focus on the new Elvis release “Way Down In The Jungle Room.” Tickets are $40.
George Klein’s Elvis Mafia Reunion, 5 p.m. Alfred’s, 197 Beale
Memphis radio/TV personality and longtime Elvis confidante George Klein hosts a reunion of Presley pals on Beale Street, as they “reminisce, share stories and answer questions.” Admission is $45 and includes dinner. Proceeds go to Make-a-Wish and the EP Charity Dinner. Reservations are accepted by calling Alfred’s at 901-525-3711.
“The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley,” 8 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Celebrating the spiritual music that influenced Elvis, this concert program will feature Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, former members of JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet; Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor of Terry Blackwood and The Imperials; plus musicians Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey. Tickets are $50.
MONDAY, AUG. 15
“Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Co-Stars,” 9 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Elvis movie co-stars Warren Berlinger (“Spinout”), Celeste Yarnall (“Live a Little, Love a Little”) and Christopher Riordan (“Viva Las Vegas” and “Clambake”) will discuss their experiences with host Tom Brown. Tickets are $30.
“An Afternoon with Elvis’ Piano Man, Glen D. Hardin,” 2 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Elvis’ TCB Band member Glen Hardin and musician Andy Childs will share stories of the King. Hardin, a Presley sideman on stage and in the studio from 1970 to 1976, will also perform with Childs. Individual tickets are $25.
Ronnie McDowell book signing, 4:30 p.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Singer Ronnie McDowell will sign copies of his autobiography, “Bringing It to You Personally.” McDowell pals DJ Fontana, Ray Walker and George Klein will also be on hand to sign. Event is free, but books will be for sale, and fans must have a copy to get an autograph.
Candlelight Vigil, 8:30 p.m., Gates of Graceland
Following the opening ceremony at the main gate, fans will be able to walk the house’s driveway to “Elvis’ gravesite and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.” Free admission. Gates remain open until everyone can pay their respects. Free secured parking at the Graceland visitor center complex after 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16
“Elvis Love Songs,” 10 a.m. Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland
Capping Elvis Week 2016, this morning concert will celebrate the King’s love songs, featuring performances by Terry Mike Jeffrey, Jamie Kelley and Gladys & Maybelle. Tickets are $30.
George Klein’s Elvis Memorial Service, noon, Main Theater Building, University of Memphis
Hosted by George Klein, this free event will include appearances and speeches by Presley family members and celebrity guests. For more information, contact the U of M Department of Communication at (901) 678-2565.
Bob Mehr is The Commercial Appeal’s lead music writer and part of the GoMemphis team.
Elvis birthplace plans Fan Appreciation Day
By M. Scott Morris
TUPELO – All of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll’s men, women and children will be welcome at his house on Saturday.
The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum’s Fan Appreciation Day will start at 10:45 a.m.
“I’d say we’ve been doing something like this for 30 years or more,” said Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation. “He’s been dead 39 years this year.”
Soon after Elvis died on Aug. 16, 1977, the front porch of the two-room shotgun house at the birthplace was covered with flowers.
“They don’t bring flowers any more,” Guyton said, “but they still come as often as they can.”
Official Elvis Week activities in Memphis don’t begin until Sunday. Guyton said Fan Appreciation Day was scheduled to catch early arrivals who might want to stop in Tupelo on their way to Memphis.
“I suspect we’ll have 300 to 400 people here throughout the day,” said Guyton, adding it’ll be a mixture of tourists and area residents.
The ticket price will be reduced to $10 on Saturday. The Masters Quartet will perform in the theater, followed by tribute artist Michael Chambliss.
“We hope at the end of his performance we can talk the Masters to come back out, so Michael and the quartet can do some things together,” Guyton said.
Hot-dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be for sale for lunch. Everybody’s welcome to drop by and celebrate the life and legacy of Tupelo’s favorite son.
“Really, we do have a lot of people who are just driving by. They don’t realize we are doing fan day. Some of them stop by, too,” Guyton said. “The more the merrier.”
Late photographer’s Elvis images go to auction
By C. Richard Cotton
Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 11:44 AM CDT
Elvis lives. At least he’s still around within the market for Elvis Presley memorabilia.
On Saturday, August 13, at Graceland in Memphis, a huge auction will be held at 2 p.m. in the Graceland Archives Studio behind the mansion. It is one of two auctions per year – one in January around Birth Week and the other in August around Elvis Week – that have been held for the past seven or eight years.
For the coming auction, Tupelo’s history with Elvis will be well represented since Peggy Wood has decided to put some of her late husband’s photographic negatives on the auction block. Terry Wood was hired in 1956 to be Tupelo’s official photographer for the famous Elvis Presley Homecoming Concert at what was then the fairgrounds and is now Fairpark.
Few people have not seen the iconic photos of Elvis performing in front of an adoring, screaming crowd of fans standing below the stage. Now, someone will own those images – 29 medium- and 14 large-format film negatives – and all the rights to them after the auction is over.
According to a catalog produced by the Graceland organization, the negatives could fetch $15,000-$20,000. Of course, that sale could be more or less depending on the value placed by bidders. The auction opened online on July 25; to see the Wood negatives and the other 196 lots ranging from posters, records, documents, clothing, jewelry and photos to an electric guitar, see the items at HYPERLINK “http://auction.graceland.com/catalog.aspx”http://auction.graceland.com/catalog.aspx. The electric guitar appears to be a Gibson knockoff of a Les Paul guitar that may bring $20,000-$30,000.
Incredibly, one of the items estimated to bring one of the highest prices is Elvis’ American Express card, complete with his signature on the reverse. Its estimated price?: $40,000-$60,000. Even more incredibly, Elvis’ official birth certificate and that of his stillborn twin brother, Jessie, are estimated to sell for $80,000-$100,000.
“You wonder where all this stuff comes from,” said Peggy Wood. The items likely come from private collections and some may be items won in previous auctions that owners hope have appreciated in value.
Wood said her decision to offer the negatives at auction was not an easy one. She only did it after Woods’ two sons from a previous marriage said they were not interested in the images.
“It was very hard to let go of it,” said Wood. She said her husband sold packages of eight 8×10 prints of eight negatives “all over the world” for $80. Through the years, however, “sales dwindled” so the decision to auction was fairly easy from an economic standpoint. Wood said Terry made his own prints in his darkroom but as digital photography became more common, finding a quality photo printer of the now old and large negatives became more and more difficult.
Among some of the other items on the block are one of Elvis’ pistols, a 1971 Colt .357 magnum that is estimated to go for $25,000-$35,000. His karate gi (uniform) with an accompanying liquor decanter of Elvis in the gi is expected to fetch $20,000-$30,000. A diamond studded gold TCB (Taking Care of Business) given to J.D. Sumner (gospel singer, songwriter, and music promoter) may bring $20,000-$30,000.
Of course there are many items that are estimated to bring far less, as low as $400. The catalog contains 173 pages of available items.
Wood said she will receive the bulk of the sale price of the negatives.
“I will be left with a few Elvis Presley pictures,” she said. “It’s just amazing that all this stuff pops up (in the auction).”
Several friends have recently posted the following video on Facebook and it triggered a very important memory for me of my ORION PICTURES days. I know I have written of this before…but it is such a special topic that I want to bring it to everyone’s attention one more time. There are perhaps new visitors to my site who have not seen this before. I have three pages devoted to the topics of ORION (the singer) and ORION PICTURES. Here are the links to those 3 pages.
Below is the video which was posted on Facebook…it is so good. I absolutely love this song especially the tie-in with the ORION movie, Farewell To the King.
Elvis Presley The Last Farewell Unedited Undubbed Master
Published on Feb 25, 2016
Unedited Masters (hollywood to Nashville 1972-1980)
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Way back in the dark ages, one of the very first things I ever compiled to share with others was an Orion Pictures movie report based on all the clues I was finding in the Orion movies and a few other related movie companies. I did my Orion movie research starting in the summer of 1988, and did my report beginning around 1989 and have never lost interest in it since then. My report was typewritten on an actual typewriter…there were no computers nor Internet back then. I did all my research at the public library, in video rental stores and watching every Orion movie as it was released for many years. Below is a clip from my original movie report about the movie “Farewell To The King“. You will read all the reasons that this is one of my most favorite Elvis flavored Orion movies.
I highly recommend it to everyone. If you play Elvis’ song above “The Last Farewell” and watch the movie closely, you will be blown away.
There is one line in the movie which is SO very significant which you will read about in my below report and which I want to emphasize here:
I died once. I had to be willing to give up everything, even the will to live.
Here is the front cover of the video box:
Those who have visited my site for years will recall the terrible battle I had back in late 2013 because of a man, MM, claiming that I am lying and that the photo of Elvis who is Jesse with his grandson, Benjamin, taken in 1994 is a fake. That man presented the following black and white 1950 photo to “document” his proof against me. I refuted that lie back then on my page in December, 2013 by showing the below photos of the real man who is in the black and white 1950 photo. That man is Rev. Dale Presley, a Presley cousin, who is the father of Jerry Presley. The photos below show how Dale Presley aged thru the years and as you can plainly see, he looked nothing like Jesse’s photo as he aged.
Back then Jerry Presley had a website on which all three photos below of his father were displayed. I proved all of this back in 2013. I saw later that Jerry Presley no longer had his web site after some changes in his personal life.
Today a friend, Jeannette on Facebook, who probably knows none of my history regarding Jerry’s father’s photo, shared a link with me to Jerry’s current Facebook page related to his show in Branson, MO. I visited Jerry’s Facebook page and I took the liberty of copying the 1950 photo from that Facebook page and am sharing it below along with the proof that it is on Jerry’s own page again. The photo is actually of Dale Presley holding his twin sons, one of whom is Jerry.
I also want to set the record straight that I never even heard of Jerry Presley until he turned up at a hotel room in Sept. 2001 where someone who knows Jesse was staying. He was there at the direction of Donald Hinton and was accompanied by Hinton’s new side-kick Linda Felix-Johnson. They were there to try to sneak a photo of Jesse. It is a long story…but that is the thumbnail sketch of what took place.
Because Hinton and Felix-Johnson had started up an association with Jerry Presley when the book was being published in 2001, some people who were out to get blood, jumped to the conclusion that Jerry Presley had plotted with Hinton and Johnson to let them use a later photo of his father to be shown in the book as being Jesse. This whole story was concocted by a handful of people who posted about it on a forum…PM, AJR, BLR, etc. They displayed this photo of Rev. Dale Presley on that forum and claimed that it was the same man in the photo which Elvis gave me in 1997 which appears in Jesse’s book with Jesse’s permission to Hinton to use it.
I ended my association with Hinton beginning in Dec. 2000 and had nothing whatsoever to do with the publishing of the book nor the promoting of the book. Hinton brought Felix-Johnson and Jerry Presley into the picture after I left. So, I knew absolutely nothing about Jerry Presley much less having a photo of his father. The first time I ever even saw what Jerry Presley looked like was when a friend sent me a video of one of Hinton’s TV interviews when he was promoting the book and Felix-Johnson and Jerry Presley were on that show. They had recruited Jerry to appear with them and work with them because they wanted a “Presley” on their “team” to help promote the book.
Jerry and I were finally, and for the very first time, in contact for a few months in 2004. We Emailed and spoke on the phone. Jerry wanted me to give him some information and background about Hinton, etc. Jerry later denounced his whole involvement with them and the “Elvis is Alive” topic. Which was very unfortunate because Jerry KNEW that Jesse is Elvis back then.
I am not here to say one bad word about Jerry Presley. I am just here to set the record straight about the circulated 1950 photo which has been used so much against me to discredit my photo of Elvis with his grandson in 1994. There was a campaign started against me in about 2013 using this black and white 1950 photo. This photo has even been picked up in at least one book to slander me.
Below is a screen capture from the current Facebook page owned by Jerry Presley and which represents his shows in Branson, MO. The below black and white photo is from Jerry’s Facebook page.
You can plainly see that someone who knows Jerry posted a comment about “Daddy Dale”. Here is the enlarged screen shot of that part of the page:
REV. DALE PRESLEY 1950 (above) – 1970’s to 1990’s or later below:
Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members. 3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley (wearing the blue checkered shirt).
Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members. 3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley.
You may visit Jerry Presley’s Facebook page to see the 1950 photo on there for yourself. As you can see below, it was just posted about 3 weeks ago.
Also below is a screen capture from his “photos” page showing this photo with others of Jerry on stage recently and his upcoming schedule. Also, below is the link to the page on which you may find this complete page of photos.
I do hope that this final explanation and the above proof about the 1950 photo will quell this insane rumor once and for all. The people who started this lie about my photo of Elvis in 1994 have never apologized nor corrected their “mistake”.
There is one interesting item posted on Jerry Presley’s page. In showing the link to his “album”, it says the following:
Jerry Presley “Elvis Live” shared their album.
“With handwritten notes from Elvis to Jerry saying that he thinks it’s “pretty cool” Jerry is doing his music, and encouraging him to continue, Jerry performs the tribute “…if only to bring back a memory or two” to the fans, and in honor of his legendary and beloved cousin, Elvis Presley.”
I am certain that the “handwritten notes from Elvis to Jerry” were actually written by Jesse after he learned about Jerry Presley’s involvement with Hinton. However, it was probably a goof that the notes were displayed, and are not there to be seen now in the album because they were removed.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
I thank my Facebook friend, Jeannette, for sharing the following video with me. I want to send it to Jesse next week and to share it with my visitors on my site.
ELVIS PRESLEY,S AMERICA
ajgherts2 Published on Sep 5, 2012
a tour of Americas deep south including tupelo ,Nashville, memphis and Hollywood
The new album is now for sale. I just bought mine on Amazon.
Way Down in the Jungle Room
(RCA/Legacy): This two-CD set collects The King’s final studio recordings, done during February and October 1976 in his home studio at Graceland in Memphis.
A very nice long-time visitor to my web site, Galen, and who has shown support and loyalty to my web site, to Jesse, and to me wrote a very kind message. He posted his comment on the Messages For Jesse page following my article regarding the attacks upon the truth by those who are jealous of my 24 year friendship with Elvis. As mentioned in my article earlier this week, the photo of Elvis with his grandson, Benjamin, which was taken in 1994 and given to me personally by Elvis in 1997, has been lied about by many ignorant people. The worst attack has come from a person who seeks to discredit Jesse, me, my web site and the truth. This same person is, reportedly, posting that Rev. Dale Presley, the man in the 1950 black and white photo “was in on the scam.” How much farther can people stoop to re-enforce their pitiful lies?
You will also note that Galen has also addressed the insane story published by the Facebook page “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive“.
Below is the message posted by Galen whose permission I obtained to share this here. My heartfelt thanks to Galen. Others have written very kind words of support also and I appreciate everyone so much.
GALEN on August 6, 2016 at 9:38 AM
Dear Linda and Tom, hope this finds you both well and rested. I remember the battle with MM very well. The picture of Jesse and Benjamin was sent to Linda by Elvis himself, that has already been proven several times over, and remember MM talks to himself and answers himself. He is in his own little world and must not be disturbed, say his doctors!!!
Now the big laugh in Tupelo this morning is the Clayton and Franklin story. Remember people, the people making this story up weren’t even born until after 1990, so they have no clue as to what they’re talking about, they were ”NOT” there! And Elvis’s mamma and daddy would not, and I repeat would not, be part of such garbage as this Clayton and Franklin web site states. Folks in Tupelo knew the county welfare agent who paid Dr. Bill Hunt the $15 dollars for the ”two” delivered babies. News traveled fast by word of mouth in those days. So we can put this Elvis’s so called brothers story to rest and file it in the garbage can under wishful thinking!!
Remember it’s almost ELVIS WEEK so these fake stories come out of the wood work to make money and money only!!! So do what the good folks in Tupelo do when they want to keep up with the real Elvis’ news, they turn to Linda Hood Sigmon’s site, they know she has what no one else has , the real deal, Elvis himself, and the gifts from and handwriting are all Elvis and you can take that to the bank!!!!
The seas are rough but the Sun always returns!!
Much Love and Light and Peace …………Linda and Keep up the Wonderful work that you do. We will keep reading and writing………Sincerely ……………GALEN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
I apologize upfront for the documentation which I am about to provide proving that the man in Mickey Moran’s 1950 black and white photo holding his twins is NOT the man in the 1994 photo of Elvis, who IS Jesse, with his grandson. This photo was given to me by Elvis himself in July 1997. I apologize to the family of Rev. Dale Presley for displaying his obituary to help document that Moran has used Rev. Presley’s photo in a malicious and dishonest manner in many places on the Internet.
I have proof now that Mickey Moran has made up another set of his lies which defames Rev. Dale Presley, a minister for 33 years. In his never-ending lies about the photo of Elvis, who is Jesse, Moran claims that Rev. Dale Presley “appears to be” in on “this scam” as shown below from one of Moran’s web sites. As you can see this was posted by Moran on his site over 2 years ago. One can easily deduce that Moran fabricated a more complicated lie once I confronted his original lie about the black and white 1950 photo AFTER my December, 2013 proof of who the man in his photo really is…Rev. Dale Presley.
I thank my friend, Mike M., who made me aware of the following site.
As you may read above, one of Moran’s visitors appears to be repeating back to Moran his earlier statements to make sure that Moran really had indicated these outrageous lies. I am really angry (AGAIN) this time because lies are being told about a man who had absolutely nothing to do with any “scam”.
JESSE IS ELVIS AND THERE IS NO SCAM.
Since I, in December, 2013, provided proof in the form of Rev. Dale Presley’s photos with his family from two later periods in his life…proving that he had absolutely NO resemblance to Elvis in the 1994 photo, more wild tales have been made up. But, slandering Rev. Presley, who passed away in 2011, is a despicable display of disrespect to a man known for his goodness and his ministry.
There is no end to the lies which are made up to cover up earlier lies, while the actual truth on my web site continues to be attacked by small-minded jealous people.
Below you will see side by side close up photos taken from the family photos of Rev. Dale Presley in later years compared to the photo of Elvis in 1994. You will see that there is absolutely no way that it is the same man in the Elvis photo. Following the photos, you may read Rev. Dale Presley’s full obituary proving who he was and how beloved and well-respected he was during his life and still is.
Shame on you, Mickey Moran!
Below are, once more, the 1950 photo which Mickey Moran has lied about for years along with the two above full photos of Rev. Dale Presley and his family as he aged over the years after the 1950 photo of him holding his twin sons, Jerry and Terry. The two above comparison photos are cropped from the below full family photos.
The below black and white photo is from Jerry’s Facebook page.
Here is Rev. Dale Presley’s obituary:
Again, my sincere apologies to the family of Rev. Presley. I have created this article in the deepest sense of respect for all of the innocent people who have been victimized by Moran’s lies.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
Let’s all hope and pray that this won’t happen during this important tribute to Elvis.
Citizens Group Promises Demonstration During Elvis Week Candlelight Vigil
By Kim Chaney | firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 08/08 2016 03:25PM
Updated 08/08 2016 07:58PM
“A local citizens group is promising a demonstration during the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland during Elvis Week. The grassroots group Coalition of Concerned Citizens promised the demonstration would happen during the vigil Monday, August 15.”
Please visit the below link to read the full article. Because it is copyrighted, I won’t show more here.
As was the case with the earlier demonstration in front of Graceland last month, this has nothing to do with Elvis at all. They are protesting economic and educational injustices in the city of Memphis. They just choose the busiest night of the year at Graceland to carry out their protests because of the attention and publicity it will generate.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
My friend, Jeannette, shared this beautiful quote and image with me on Facebook. I love it so much.
I just took a screen shot of my current Recent Visitors list for the last 20 visits and I am so happy and gratified to see the traffic on my web site and to see so many people from other countries visiting. I welcome every visitor wholeheartedly and thank you for visiting.
Below is the original pack of lies published by Mickey Moran about me, Jesse, etc. This is the trash which I have just disproved above. These lies were started by a woman, now deceased, named Mary Smiley. Moran has picked up her lies and passed word of mouth trash around for years. Moran states that the information came to him “anonymously”. No wonder it is presented as “anonymously”.
PROOF THAT JESSE IS NOT ELVIS
If one compares Moran’s fantasy story above against my 160 pages of documents and truthful facts, you then are welcome to make up your own mind if you believe garbage or if you believe what Jesse and I have presented.
Jesse called us tonight and spoke with Tom and me. As always, it was the joy of my day. He is doing all right today. We had a good visit and talked about a number of things. He again mentioned that he is going to write the letter to stand behind me. Again, I told him that if he is uncomfortable doing so, that I don’t expect him to do that, but he said he is going to. We spoke of some of the current issues and topics which I have been covering on my web site this week, the things I have been proving this week about Moran’s lies., etc. Jesse and I have a very open and honest friendship and he is kept abreast of what is going on. He said that when these people tell their insane stuff, it would not bother him if it were just him….but when it is against me, that does bother him.
He asked me to thank all the people who wrote “the letters” to him during last month. So you can rest assured that he reads and appreciates all of your messages to him.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
It is sad and a shame that “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” Facebook page continues to perpetuate the false story that Pastor Bob Joyce is Elvis. I thought surely the Email from Pastor Joyce in which he clearly states that he is not Elvis would have some bearing on this rumor. But, I see that it has not. First that page published a few words from Pastor Joyce’s Email out of context and tried to use it to show that he was giving “hints” that he is Elvis. That wasn’t enough for them though, then they stated that the Email which I posted, with Pastor Joyce’s permission, was a fake and that it was not a real Email from him. These two things were bad enough…but now more.
I have a new friend, Kimmy S. B., who has sent me screen shots off of their page on which they have posted the following this week firmly stating, once more, that Pastor Bob Joyce is Elvis. This time a couple who are members of “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” actually visited Pastor Joyce’s church to see him and hear him sing and speak. They wrote a long message to “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” still stating that he is Elvis. I have held off posting what they allowed “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” to display proudly on their Facebook page. I don’t intend to offend or embarrass this couple who I feel are honest and sincere people. However, they wrote their account of their visit to be posted on “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” which has already made it public. There are photos of their meeting Pastor Joyce included as well. I have to wonder if they told Pastor Joyce that they were there because they believed that he is Elvis.
First up is the introduction by “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” to the account of their visit. Before I go any further, I must point out a glaring error in their introduction. It is Elvis’ RIGHT hand little finger which was/is crooked from being broken….NOT his LEFT which is the hand on this lady’s shoulder in the photograph. This just goes to show how little they really know about the real Elvis. Below their introduction, you will see my proof that it is Elvis’s right hand on which his little finger is crooked. They say that Elvis gives them their material to post and they talk to him…I am sure that he did not tell them that they should look at his LEFT hand.
This wonderful collage of proof was worked up for my web site years ago by a good lady who worked hard to support my web site. My thanks to Live In LaKech for compiling and sharing this photo collage with us in 2012.
As you can easily see above, it was Elvis’ pinkie finger on his RIGHT hand which was broken. Also, most significantly, Jesse’s little finger on his right hand is also crooked as shown above.
Below is the photo from the Orlando’s visit with Pastor Joyce in which “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” so proudly declares that Pastor Joyce is indeed Elvis because of the “broken pinky around the Deanne Orlando’s shoulder!“. You will plainly see that the hand around the lady’s shoulder is the LEFT hand.
I post below the statement written by Mr. Orlando for “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” to display on their page. Please understand that I mean no disrespect to Mr. and Mrs. Orlando whatsoever.
Below I am going to display screen shots of Pastor Bob Joyce with his wife when they were much younger. It is the same photo two times but one proves that it was posted on “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” and that there were questions about why he did not look like Elvis when he was young.
Below is a lovely photo of Pastor Joyce and his wife in recent years:
I want to thank Kimmy S. B. who shared the above screen captures from the “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” page and encouraged me in this followup article.
Once more, I am sharing Pastor Bob Joyce’s Email, which he so graciously wrote for me to share publicly, stating that he is not Elvis and that he has made attempts to stop the rumors that he is Elvis.
As you can see, Pastor Joyce above with his beautiful wife and his statements in his Email to me below, that he has been married for over 40 years and has children and grandchildren. This alone proves he is not Elvis because Pastor Joyce was married before Elvis left 39 years ago.
Once more, my heartfelt thanks to Pastor Joyce for sharing his statement with me along with his permission for me to display it publicly. I most certainly do not want Pastor Joyce to be disturbed. However, his Email address is shown clearly in the above Email to me and I feel certain that he will confirm that he did, indeed, write this Email to me stating that he is not Elvis.
Again, I thank Mike M. and Kimmy S. B. for all the information which they have given me to assist in my proof that the Facebook page “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” is a fraud and is scamming people with false information. I also thank every person who has written to me saying that they knew this page is filled with lies and that many of them have been blocked or banned from that page just because they questioned something on that page.
footnote: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Kimmy S. B. has shared with me more screen shots of a lengthy message written by Pastor Bob Joyce in which he firmly states that he is not Jon Cotner and does not know Cotner and that he is a mystery to him. The “Pastor Bob Joyce is Jon Cotner” is another wild story which has taken root and spread.
As you will see, Kimmy S. B. wrote to Pastor Joyce about the “Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive” page.
Below is Kimmy’s message to Pastor Joyce. Also, here is the link to the YouTube video about which Kimmy wrote.
Bob And Matt Joyce Live 2011 Dentons Benton Arkansas
John Cook Published on May 12, 2012
“Bob And Matt Joyce Live 2011 Dentons Benton Arkansas. Bob Joyce, The dad, went to Denton’s to watch son Matt Joyce perform when Matt walked to Bob’s table and put Bob on the spot to sing for the crowd.”
Here is Pastor Joyce’s response to Kimmy:
Here is Pastor Joyce’s message regarding the video which Kimmy referenced to him in her message above:
cont’d below…again you see that Pastor Joyce makes it clear that he is just himself and is not Elvis nor an Elvis impersonator.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
A friend has asked me to please post the following ad for one of her Elvis books which she is needing to part with for financial reasons. This is a very rare book which was only published in a very limited number in 1985. Thus it is a collector’s item and is very expensive.
You may view the full details at the following link:
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
I really enjoy seeing photos of Graceland just as it was the day Elvis left for his new life as Jesse.
What we don’t get to see on the tour: …Graceland; the way it looked in 1977. This is a rare shot from the dining room taken from Elvis’ seat at the head of the dining room table. The view overlooks the living room, and beyond that, the music room. This is the red decor Elvis & Linda Thompson remodeled Graceland with when Linda moved in with Elvis after his divorce. It remained this way until his death. Priscilla redecorated it in the white, blue & gold color scheme it was when she & Elvis were married before opening it to the public.
You may view many more rare photos of Graceland at the following Pinterest link from which the above photo was taken:
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if he was still alive and in witness protection’ – Is this Elvis Presley’s biggest North-East fan?
Elvis-fan David Hooper of The Broadway, Darlington who is taking part in an event at Age UK in the town to mark the anniversary of his hero’s so called death. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH
EVERY year since 1977, Darlington’s biggest Elvis fan has taken a day off work to pay homage to the King of Rock n Roll.
On the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, Dave Hooper dusts off his records and celebrates the memory of his idol by blasting his hits throughout the day.
This year, Mr Hooper will break his decades-long habit by sharing his celebrations with revellers at Age UK Darlington.
When he tried out his unusual excuse for not working on the charity’s chief executive Gillian Peel, she persuaded him to transform his annual tribute into a day-long party.
On Tuesday, August 16, Mr Hooper will be the guest of honour at Age UK Darlington’s Elvis Celebration Day.
Ahead of the event, he spoke of his love for the King and shared his doubts over Elvis’ untimely death.
The 68-year-old first heard Heartbreak Hotel as a 12-year-old and “that was that – after hearing the song, I couldn’t get enough.”
He said: “My mam had five kids and there wasn’t much money about but my grandmother bought me an acoustic guitar and music became my first – and last – passion.
“I loved everything Elvis did but the only way I could get to see him was going to see his films and he was a better singer than actor.
“For a shilling, I’d buy Elvis Monthly and it all went from there, he’s my hero and always has been.
“I met my wife when I was 12 and she’s always loved him but she wouldn’t let me call our daughter Lisa-Marie.
“In 1999, we got to cross the doorstep of Graceland and I just couldn’t believe I was somewhere he’d been.”
Ruminating on the day the music died, Mr Hooper said: “I was in bed when my wife told me Elvis had died.
“For the next 48 hours, I didn’t go anywhere, I watched it on our black and white telly and listened to him.
“Every anniversary since, I’ve played him all day and he’s never far from our thoughts.
“But all sorts has been written his death and I’m 50/50 on whether he died back then.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d been in witness protection as I think he was tied up with President Nixon – we’ll never know, though.
“I’d laugh my head off if he came on telly one day and said I’m Elvis, it’d be great.”
The Elvis Celebration Day, featuring music, dance and American food, takes place at Age UK Darlington, Beaumont Street West on Tuesday, August 16 from 11am until 2pm.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016
Those of us who were viewing the live stream of the Candlelight Vigil last night: Graceland posted the following comment this morning explaining why the broadcast ended so suddenly. I was sad to not be able to view the remaining hour+.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland: A massive rain storm knocked out power to the main stage and we could not recover it. The Graceland cam is back up though. about 2 hours ago
A friend, Laura on Facebook, shared the following statement which was written by a Memphis Police Officer about last nights protesters at Graceland.
When the heavy rain started, I thought “This is God’s way of interfering with the protesters.”
This officer’s statement is very moving:
Written by MPD officer James Schmedes about the protest tonight at Graceland.
“So there we were, about a block south of Graceland. The call had come down for the riot team to move into position, the protesters were getting out of hand. So we dressed in as the rain began to fall and got into position. The line looked like some kind of modern day Roman legion with armor of plastic and Kevlar instead of leather and bronze. Hickory sticks and pistols took the place of sword and spear. We stood there waiting for the order to move up. Ready to go and feeling that anticipation before the action, time seemed to stand still for a moment when lightning cracked across the sky above us. Imagine, just at the second when things are going to get hairy four things happen at once. Lightning flashes. From behind us Elvis starts singing ” Are You Lonesome Tonight”. The rain comes down by the bucket and everyone is drenched instantly. The crowd disperses.
So I ask you, did Elvis stop the violence that was about to break loose in front of his home? This was a scene from a movie and very cool to be a part of. The other officers standing next to me felt the same way, it was surreal. I’ve never been a real Elvis fan but I think I am now!”
Words of wisdom from Elvis:
The Most Interesting Quotes by Elvis Presley
Published on Jan 7, 2016
American singer and actor Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most influential cultural icons of the 20th century. He is widely known by his first name Elvis and is often called the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016
Here is a video which I believe Jesse will enjoy…a nice tribute from one of his old friends. Elvis once said something about Roy Orbison: “the best singer in the world.” Naturally, I must respectfully disagree. For me there are only two singers in the world…that being “Elvis” and “everyone else”.
“HOUND DOG MAN” – Roy Orbison, from “Live at Austin City Limits”
Published on Aug 16, 2012
“HOUND DOG MAN” live from Austin City Limits 1982. Available in the Official Roy Orbison Store:
Hey, hound dog man,
Where you been now,where you been?
I wish that you were back,
It was too good to ever end.
Once in a while someone like you
Will give everything for what you wanted to do.
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend play it again.
You gave the world a whole lot of joy
Now that ain’t bad for a country boy
I just knew you could not lose
The way you sang rock and roll and blues.
I still think about these things
And the memory that it brings
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend,play it again.
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend,play it again
Sometimes I think about James Dean,
Sammy Cooke and my teenage queen.
Doo ron, de ron, de ron,
Marilyn Monroe and hot rod fun.
I still think about these things
And the memory that it brings.
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend,play it again.
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend why did it end?
Hey, hound dog man,
My old friend, why did it end.
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., XAIGON PUBLISHING COMPANY,INC.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
Hmmmm??? They did CPR for an hour on a body with rigor mortise??? The only clue the Dr. had that it was Elvis was the gold chain with the TCB emblem??? Only when the medics said that they picked him up on Elvis Presley Blvd. did he realize??? Does this make sense to anyone!?
On that fateful day that would change the world of music forever, one of the last persons to see Elvis Presley alive opens up about the final struggle to keep The King alive.
39 years ago, on a late summer day, the world suffered unimaginable heartache when Elvis was declared dead at a Memphis hospital after being found unconscious on the floor of his Graceland mansion.
Unlike the photo above shows, Elvis was not in great shape when he was admitted to the hospital on the day of his death.
An intern at Baptists Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jerry DeVane recently spoke with Chattanooga News Channel 9 about the final moments of Elvis’ life and his battle to save him in the ER.
“I was just ending my shift when I heard the call for a code to the emergency room,” DeVane tells the news outlet. “When I entered the room, it was absolutely packed with people.”
That’s when the urgency of the situation struck him and he rushed to aide the unidentified man. After one man became weary from performing CPR on the patient, DeVane stepped in to take over and continued chest compressions. It was then that DeVane noticed the unique and striking jewelry adorning Elvis.
“The gold chain had the letters TCB on it with a lightening bolt,” He recalled. “I looked to the foot of the bed and saw Dr. Nichopoulos who was pacing there at the foot of the bed and I thought, ‘Wow. That looks like Elvis’ doctor.'”
Even then, nobody in the room had acknowledged who the patient was, and the medical team was just rushing to save him.
“The Chief Resident was asking questions of the paramedics who had brought him in. He asked them where they picked him up and the paramedics looked at him kind of strange and said, ‘Well, on Elvis Presley Boulevard’.”
“That’s when it kind of sunk in fully that we were resuscitating Elvis.”
They continued efforts to save The King for almost a full hour before they declared the time of death.
While it’s been nearly four decades since his passing, the unforgettable day still is clear in the memories of Dr. DeVane.
Perhaps the reason for this Dr. not recognizing immediately that it was Elvis Presley is because the body on which they were working was not really that of Elvis at all.
You may watch the video of this interview at the TV station below:
Below is an audio of Joe Esposito who states that rigor mortise had already set in when he found Elvis on the floor.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
For quite sometime now I have been aware of a YouTube video channel which is promoting all manner of absolute nonsense and false rumors about Elvis being alive and even returning this year. I am fed up with this trash.
Below is the name of the channel owner:
2016 PRESLEY RETURN BY SKUTNIK MICHEL
I have absolutely no idea of the true identity of this channel owner. However, I want everyone who does understand and accept the truth on my web site to know that this person is just another of the wannabes putting out garbage and misleading people. I have not watched all of this channel’s videos nor do I intend to waste my time doing so. I post this only with the hope that if any of my visitors are frequenting this channel, you will cease doing so.
Below is just one example of this person’s ridiculous claims. Once more, this person is promoting that the groundskeeper at Graceland is Elvis and, as you will see below, also promoting that Pastor Bob Joyce is Elvis; in other videos you will see that there are combinations showing Jon Cotner, the groundskeeper, etc. in various combinations claiming that Elvis’ brother Jesse is alive, that Elvis is alive and that the appearances will be made in 2016.
Do they let everyone in insane asylums have access to the Internet???
footnote: Sunday, August 22, 2016
Since I posted the above video link yesterday, Ski Mi appears to have removed the original video and replaced it with a very strange one in which the “Hairline, eyes, nose, ears and mouth all overlay together exactly” as shown above have been removed. The content of the video now is changed to be about numbers and photos of Elvis’ car during his time in Germany.
Below is another of this channels videos showing a mix of Jon Cotner, the groundskeeper at Graceland, etc. As shown in this video, it appears that at least one visitor to Graceland thinks that the groundskeeper is really Elvis. How sad!
When I began my web site in May, 2009, there were VERY few Internet presences falsely claiming to show true facts about Elvis being alive. Mine was and is the ONLY presence on the Internet which has steadfastly proven by documentation which never changes that the facts presented on my site are the truth. Mine was and is the ONLY presence on the Internet ANYWHERE that is done with the express permission and approval of Elvis Presley who IS Jesse himself.
I am beginning to feel that my hard work and devotion is being outnumbered by the fakes, frauds and cons so much so that I may be wasting my time by continuing my web site. I seem to be fighting a constant barrage of total nonsense and out-and-out lies by people who have absolutely no connection to Elvis himself whatsoever.
These Facebook pages, YouTube channels and other presences obviously have neither conscience nor ethics. But, it seems that is what our world and our society have become.
How very sad for us all!!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
Below is an excerpt from an article mentioning the new Entertainment Complex which is being built across the street from Graceland. I do think this part of the complex is going to be very nice and is so deserved by Sam Phillips in memory of all he accomplished out of Sun Studios.
Sam Phillips will get a permanent museum space next year with the opening of an entertainment complex across from Presley’s Memphis home, Graceland.
Elvis Presley Enterprises is building the 200,000 square-foot, $45 million complex. Jerry Phillips, Sam’s youngest son, said about 5,000 square feet will be dedicated to Phillips.
“It will cover more territory than the exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame,” he said. “It will be everything from the blues to Elvis and beyond.”
The exhibit will feature some of the original recording equipment Phillips used beginning in the early 1950s and other memorabilia, he said.
“I think it will be inspirational for young people, to see how Elvis was listening to blues records before they even met,” Phillips said. “He and Sam were on the same page before they met. That’s one reason they were so successful.”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
Jesse phoned this afternoon and, as always, brightened my day enormously. He is tired today but doing all right otherwise. We did have a good visit. He has sent a letter to me which is in route. When it arrives, I will eagerly read it and if there is some of it to be displayed here on my site, I will do so. He and I did discuss some of the liars, etc. again this afternoon. He is always so supportive of me and what I do.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016
I am sorry that I missed James Burton’s birthday and did not know about it until a good Facebook friend, Jeannette, posted the below item from James’ own web site on my Facebook timeline.
Happy Birthday, James Burton.
[August 21, 1939]
In 1968, James got the call from Elvis Presley to be on his Comeback television special, but at the time, he was working with Frank Sinatra and therefore was unavailable. Elvis told James how he always watched the Ozzie and Harriet show just to see James play. It was no surprise that when Elvis called James back in ’69 to put up a band for his Las Vegas engagement, he was there. It was a very tough decision to make, since his studio career was very busy and very lucrative. Burton had already turned down an offer by Bob Dylan to go on tour. Sessions were usually booked three months in advance, so Presley gave Burton a few months to get the band together. Burton would remain with Elvis until Elvis’ untimely death in 1977.
The real identity of the Graceland groundskeeper has been revealed and he has actually spoken stating “I’m not 81!” with a laugh. Below are the facts which I have been able to piece together regarding Mr. Bill Barmer.
Yesterday morning, I received a news alert regarding the groundskeeper’s true identity. I started to post just the article which I received at that time. Then I thought better of it and decided to do a bit more research before debunking the foolish rumor that Elvis is living and working at Graceland as a groundskeeper. Below are several pieces of documentation which prove the true identity of this man.
First of all, below is a photo of the groundskeeper taken just last week in which he was unveiling a new bill board depicting the upcoming new entertainment complex which is going to be built across the street from Graceland. As you will see, this photo showing the name of the Graceland employee as Bill Barmer, is taken by The Commerical Appeal, a most credible publication.
Below is this entire article:
Details unveiled on entertainment complex next to Graceland
Graceland employee Bill Barmer unveils a large rendering of the new tourist facilities being built in the west side of Elvis Presley Boulevard during a press conference held by EPE officials. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)
Graceland employee Bill Barmer unveils a large rendering of the new tourist facilities being built in the west side of Elvis Presley Boulevard during a press conference held by EPE officials. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)
Posted: Aug. 15, 2016
Fans wrap up Elvis Week with vigil as protesters rally nearby | VIDEO
By Wayne Risher of The Commercial Appeal
Elvis Presley Enterprises unveiled details of a $45 million entertainment complex that officials said will allow visitors to “walk with Elvis.”
Dubbed “Elvis: Past, Present, Future,” the 200,000 square-foot complex , under construction for about six weeks, will replace most of the strip of shops and exhibits on the west side of Elvis Presley Boulevard opposite Graceland mansion.
Joel Weinshanker, majority owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said everything he’s done to transform Graceland’s support facilities has been informed by what he believes Elvis would want.
Before his death 39 years ago, the singer had had plans drawn up for a guest house for mansion visitors, Weinshanker said.
On a far grander scale, a luxury, full-service 450-room resort, The Guest House at Graceland, is on pace to open Oct. 27. The price tag is $93 million.
The entertainment complex will include an exhibit about Sun Studio founder Sam Phillips and Phillips’ relationship with Elvis, officials announced.
“We are thrilled to bring Elvis fans the opportunity to explore the things that Elvis loved and what he would have loved today, the music, the technology, the experiences,” Weinshanker said. “Elvis: Past, Present, Future” will enable our visitors to live a day in the life of Elvis Presley.”
The Graceland entertainment complex will include:
Glady’s Diner, classic American fare including grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches; Vernon’s Smokehouse, Memphis barbecue; coffee bar and ice cream shop. (Presley’s parents were Gladys and Vernon.)
Elvis the Entertainer: 20,000 square foot museum billed as “largest and most comprehensive Elvis museum in the world”
New Elvis Presley Automobile Museum with more than 20 vehicles, 200 seat theater .
Graceland Soundstage, 20,000 square foot live music venue with theater seating for 2,000.
Discovery exhibit spaces to showcase aspects of Elvis life, career and interests.
Existing aircraft exhibit with Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II will remain in place with updated facilities.
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To further substantiate the identity of the groundskeeper, below you will see his own Facebook page which you will see has been in existence at least since 2011…over 5 years ago. In one of the images from his own Facebook page, you will see a photo of Mr. Barmer working at Graceland while monitoring the Candlelight Vigil on the cam monitors…in 2011.
Here is Mr. Barmer’s photo in his Facebook profile:
Below is the sidebar of the above photo proving that it was posted on his Facebook page by Mr. Barmer in Jan. 2014
Here is the link to Mr. Barmer’s Facebook page…but please don’t inundate him with questions:
Below is one of the news articles about which I received my news alert. These articles started me on my search for more information about Mr. Barmer.
ELVIS ALIVE? Man at centre of internet storm said to be ‘King aged 81′ finally speaks
HE BECAME an internet sensation after videos of him working at Elvis Presley’s former home were uploaded amid claims he was the King alive and well aged 81.
By JON AUSTIN
PUBLISHED: 13:47, Tue, Aug 16, 2016 | UPDATED: 15:29, Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Now the mystery pony-tailed, grey-haired Elvis has spoken for the first time about the conspiracy theory that has swept the web.
But, unfortunately for those hoping we had final proof that Elvis Aron Presley faked his own death in 1977, it does not appear to be the case.
Now, on the anniversary of Elvis’ death 39-years-ago today, Express.co.uk can reveal the man has denied being the King.
In a YouTube video entitled “News Proof: Elvis Presley Graceland groundsman filmed Is Not Elvis Presley,” the man, who is a groundsman at Elvis’ former mansion Graceland in in Memphis, Tennessee, denies being Presley.
In the clip, the man appears to have been grabbed by a young blonde woman who has followed the story.
She says in the video: “OK, hi everybody. This is the famous groundskeeper that everyone thinks is Elvis. I found him here in Memphis.“
Elvis, left, who died today 39 years ago and Bill Barmer, who denies being the King.
The man interjects: “I’m not really 81, OK.“
She says: “I literally found him. His name is Bill.”
He says: “I’m like a Pokemon go guy.“
He then mocks the conspiracy theory by placing two fingers at the side of his head, something he had done while being filmed at Graceland, and which believers had said was a sign he was giving that he was really Elvis.
The theory had grown since June after several clips of him working at Graceland were uploaded.
Various conspiracy theorists had even showed the videos alongside old clips of the King to show they had they same body and walk, and even superimposed the legend’s face over the groundsman’s.
But it now appears the theories are dead in the water.
The man has been identified as Bill Barmer, an employee of Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs Graceland.
He was snapped there this week unveiling a new King-related tourist attraction at the museum.
When video clips of Bill recorded as recently as June 1 this year at the 13.8-acre estate, which now houses a museum, were posted on YouTube, responses were divided as to whether it could really be The King aged 81.
Bill (left) compared to the King in a conspiracy theory video.
As strange as it may seem, it turns out that the young blonde lady who spoke with Mr. Barmer and who identified that he is NOT Elvis actually appears in a video on the weird YouTube channel about which I have written in the last few days. I have to wonder why, when they posted the below video, they did not issue an explanation and/or an apology for their mistake in the other videos supposedly showing that Mr. Barmer is Elvis?????
As you will see, the only thing they did was include the “?” mark after their title which to me indicates that they still do not completely accept that the groundsman is not Elvis. Also, their accompanying description of this video which I have included below makes NO sense at all.
NEWS PROOF Elvis Presley ” Graceland groundsman filmed Is Not Elvis Presley? By Skutnik Michel
Their description of this video:
Published on Aug 14, 2016
Elvis will return in 1977, tired and sick,
he must say farewell with sadness to his audience.
Time to save Graceland and set up a museum
Vernon rest, and meets his son in secret.
Its date is chosen to be the death 26.06.1979.
Elvis told her farewell to his audience on 06/26/1977, very faicile to check.
TWO 6 and 6 for each, Elvis went simulated deaths
666 as it is 16.08.1977 = 16 + 8 = 24 = 2 + 4 = (6) in 1977 = 1 + 9 + 7 + 7 = 24 = 2 + 4 = (6)
and 42 years during simulation = 4 + 2 = (6) and 6 + 6 + 6 = 18 of the inverse naissance.08.01.
An index of his return is to start in darkness, but to return to light!
For 1 + 6 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 7 = 39 (999) his quote !!!
Also this year the return is his birthday = 08.01 (9) 2016 = 2 + 1 + 6 = (9) and 81 = 8 + 1 = (9) I’m right 100%
The rest is fear for his family by the mafia!
Elvis Presley never died on 08.16.1977!
Elvis never really left the building!
Plagued by a heavy addiction to terms with his failing voice capabilities, and terrified that someone is there to kill him.
Driven by a genuine desire to fight against crime and in an attempt to do things, Presley agrees to help the FBI testifying against The Brotherhood, a union of the heinous crime. With its threat and the safety of his family life on the line, Elvis must go to extremes for himself and his family save and bring criminals to justice.
The dramatic story of the boy with a big heart!
But returns this year to tell us the truth of everything!
His brothers, his life, his problems and his farmer friends who shared his
New Life Preacher
I do apologize that the below clip, directly from this article (http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/700609/ELVIS-ALIVE-Man-at-centre-of-internet-storm-said-to-be-King-aged-81-finally-speaks), includes the commercial ads. That is the price we pay for using their video.
“OK, hi everybody. This is the famous groundskeeper that everyone thinks is Elvis. I found him here in Memphis.“
Blonde in video
There is more to the above article which you may view by clicking the link which I shared at the top of this portion of my article. The remainder is not vital to substantiating my above documentation. Therefore, I am not taking up room on my site with it. But, it does go on to explain that the groundsman is Bill Barmer and not Elvis.
I have, in recent weeks, debunked the lies being told which state that Pastor Bob Joyce is Elvis by having contacted Pastor Joyce myself and displaying an Email directly from Pastor Joyce to me in which he states that he is not Elvis.
I have also, in recent weeks, provided photo documentation proving that Mickey Moran has lied about my photo which Elvis, who IS Jesse, gave me himself in July, 1997 showing him in 1994 with his grandson, Benjamin.
Now, today, I have provided proof that the groundskeeper at Graceland is NOT Elvis.
I have consistently told on my web site and on my Facebook pages that the three above rumors were untrue. I have stated that Jesse does NOT EVER show himself in public places…and NEVER at Graceland. He never goes into crowds at all because of the danger of being recognized.
I hope you won’t think I am being too bold when I state now: I TOLD YOU SO!!!!
I HAVE BEGUN A NEW PAGE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS MONTH.
BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE NEW PAGE:
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