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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS MARCH, 2016

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE DO VISIT THE BELOW PETITION AND SIGN FOR ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY TO BE MADE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

https://www.change.org/p/us-government-make-january-8th-elvis-presley-s-birthday-of-every-year-a-national-holiday?recruiter=11063340&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

Choose who must hold the title of the king for 2016!  

Elvis Presley – The King of Music 2015. All Hail The King!

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:

http://thekingofmusic.com/

I vote every single day and I hope everyone who reads this will do so also for every day the rest of this year.

Vote for Elvis KingofMusic

Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!

 

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MORE GOOD NEWS FOR 2015

Lets make it happen again for this new year of 2016!

The Song of Ages 2015 is Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley.

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.

http://songofages.com/

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016

I love this beautiful photo from Facebook…

Old car with Elvis painted on side

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016

I still get questions from people asking if Jesse really did die last year.   I want to share the following article which refutes the satirical article which was published stating that an 80-year-old homeless man whose body was found was Elvis and that DNA tests showed that he was Elvis Presley.  I am sharing the following Snopes report showing that the article  was only done as a spoof.  I have answered a number of individual questions about this silly article but there are still rumors floating around which still gain attention and questions.

http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/elvishomeless.asp

FALSE: Dead Ringer Singer

 

Claim:   The body of a homeless man found in San Diego has been identified as that of Elvis Presley.


FALSE

Example:   [Collected via email, January 2015]

Is this true? Shocking DNA Results Revealed: Body Of Elderly Homeless Man Identified As Elvis Presley
 

Origins:   On 31 January 2015, Empire News published an article positing the body of a homeless man discovered in San Diego was found through DNA testing to be that of singer Elvis Presley:

Earlier this month, an 80-year-old, homeless, white-bearded man was found deceased under an overpass in San Diego, California. Nobody knew the man’s name, but friends referred to him as Jessie, so investigators decided to try DNA testing with hopes that something would pop up in the nationwide DNA database. What popped up on the computer screen in the high-tech lab stunned everyone. The DNA results of ‘Jessie Doe’ were an exact match to the one and only, Elvis Aaron Presley.

Lab technician Robert Brensdale said he and his lab assistant, Madeline Hedgespeth, laughed when the name popped up. “We thought somebody, somewhere, somehow in the system pulled the greatest and most elaborate prank on us ever, we both laughed with hysteria for about an hour,” Brensdale told Jerry Hardin of the Hollywood Word, a new entertainment publication based out of Los Angeles.

Soon afterwards links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered the item mistaking it for a genuine news article. However, the report was just a spoof of the ubiquitous “Elvis is alive” and “Elvis faked his death” rumors that have circulated ever since the singer passed away in August 1977, accompanied by an artificial rendering of what an elderly Elvis might look like. The spoof was published by the Empire News, a fake news web site that issues fictional stories such as “Cure for Cancer Discovered; ‘Amazingly Simple’ Says Researcher,” and “College Student Excused from Classes After Dog Eats Grandmother,” and “Woman Gives Birth, Confuses Doctors by Asking for Maternity Test.” The site’s disclaimer notes that “Empire News is intended for entertainment purposes only.”

Please do share this with anyone you know who may have been taken in by this sick joke.

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Below is a very good video of one of Elvis’ entire shows in Las Vegas in December 1976.  He was such a wonderful professional who put on a wonderful show for his audience even though his heart and mind were so troubled at this point in time.  The very sad notes which he wrote in his hotel room were written during this same month.  He loved his fans and loved singing so much.  He always made his work look so easy and fun for him to do.  That is a professional! This show is an example of the reason his fans did not think he was unhappy and miserable…why they can’t believe that he would leave.

This video was shared on Facebook by Jeannette and I extend my thanks to her.

elvis presley – las vegas 3 december 1976 – full show, video and audio

Elvis Presley 4 you Elvis Presley 4 you  

Published on May 30, 2014

great full show with original but upgraded video and audio. Complete with band solos!
Don’t forget to check out my other Elvis shows! More to come!!
www.elvispresley4you.simpsite.nl

I do want to state here and now, though, that I feel that whoever fished these extremely private notes from the trash can in Elvis’ private hotel suite and then sold them was the worst kind of low-life traitor.  I share this here only to substantiate what Jesse, himself, has stated about his reasons for choosing to end the life of “Elvis” (the image) on August 16, 1977.

Elvis's note

Elvis' 2nd handwritten note Las Vegas Dec 1976Elvis' 3rd handwritten note Las Vegas Dec 1976

I do feel that this is permissible with Jesse since he wrote about his situation, back then, in his book “The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley In His Own Words“.  He wrote in the introduction to his book that he was “lonely, depressed , in bad health…”  Jesse told me himself, during one of our phone visits, that “the last two years of my life were pure misery“.

Below is a copy of this page from his letter for the introduction to his book:

Jesse's Introduction to book page 2

Below is the cover of a magazine from 1995 which carried their article about these handwritten notes as a cover story.

Because this magazine is 25 years old and it is very difficult to find used copies…I am sharing the full article.  No profit is being made from this material so I am following the Fair Use allowance as shown below:

FAIR USE
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”

Cover of the magazine:

Cover of Magazine with Elvis 1976 notes article20160302

 

Page 1 of the article:

lvis Dec 1976 written notes mag page 120160302

lvis Dec 1976 written notes mag page 220160302lvis Dec 1976 written notes mag page 320160302_0001

As mentioned in the above article, one of these notes was purchased by Wayne Newton who wrote and recorded a song based on Elvis’ note.  Below are 2 videos.  One is of an interview with Wayne Newton about the origin of this song.

YouTube – The (Elvis) Letter Help me Lord owned by Judith Bruyn

httpv://youtu.be/NqYjal0MpAU

 

YouTube – Wayne Newton Interview About Elvis Uploaded by  on Oct 29, 2009

I do have a page on my site devoted to the topic of Wayne Newton’s song “The Letter“.  Below is the link to my page:

https://lindahoodsigmontruth.com/wayne-newtons-song-the-letter-was-inspired-by-a-note-written-by-elvis-elvis-handwritten-notes-a/

That is a page which I created a number of years ago.  Some of my above material appears on that page…but this article contains much better scans as the scans on that page were made from my much older scanner.

Think on This …

Try to see self in the other’s place. And this will bring the basic spiritual forces that must be the prompting influence in the experience of each soul, if it would grow in grace, in knowledge, in understanding; not only of its relationship to God, its relationship to its fellow man, but its relationship in the home and in the social life.

By Edgar Cayce

“Walk A Mile In My Shoes….before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes”.  Sung by Elvis who always exemplified compassion toward others.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

I vote every single day and I hope everyone who reads this will do so also for every day the rest of this year.

http://thekingofmusic.com/        http://songofages.com/

Vote for Elvis KingofMusic

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I have some very sad and worrisome news to share.  This is a prayer request for my dear friend, hero, and website host and co-administrator, Mark Crowson.

Mark called me yesterday to tell me about some major health problems that he has learned about this week.  I just saw that he has posted it on his Facebook page now.  Since he has made it public, I do want to share Mark’s post about his health issues here for my regular visitors to see.  

I ask that everyone, please, pray for Mark, his wife and children, and for his health care providers to find the correct answers and treatments.

Below is Mark’s Facebook post:

Mark Crowson

46 mins ·

 ****PLEASE READ – PRAYER NEEDED ****

11 Years ago I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. I underwent many different treatment options and I have stayed in remission since. Three years ago I was taken to the hospital after waking up and feeling like I had a stroke. I was released after the doctors could not determine what was wrong. Not two days letter I was rushed back to the hospital with a headache so bad I felt like my brain was being torn in half. I went to see another holistic doctor and have not had any symptoms since. I have had several headaches ( not as bad ) and on frequent occasion I have pains. I assumed it was from gaining weight and losing weight. Two months ago I went to the doctor for a small situation and they took labs and compared it to my first hospital visit above. I assumed all was well. For now, it appears it is not. I was called earlier this week and told that I have LUPUS and now possible non hodgkin’s lymphoma. Yep, the BIG C (cancer) is possibly back with a vengeance and brought a friend to the surprise party. Today, Crystal  and I will start a series of blood work and test and followed by second and yes third opinions to see what our Lord has planned for our family and my health. Please pray for the doctors and technicians, our employees (friends) and most importantly my precious wife and children. Pray for strength and guidance and a restorations of our minds, spirit and of course my body. I can deal with the idea of cancer. The LUPUS is what concerns my heart as there is no cure and it brings multiple challenges. There is no cure just treatment for pain management or to adjust to the complications that it brings.

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Jesse called me this afternoon and we had a really good visit.  He is doing fine.  Most of our conversation was private. But, we did speak of the loss of Dr. Nick and Jesse and I were in complete agreement regarding the way Dr. Nick has been treated.  I don’t think that Jesse will mind my quoting two things he said “Dr. Nick took a lot of secrets to his grave.” and “He was railroaded.”   I have always said that Dr. Nick’s problems were all started by Geraldo Rivera doing his so-called “investigation” and subsequent 20/20 expose’.  Jesse agrees with this and we both dislike Geraldo very much and feel that he is an egotistical person who cares only about advancing himself.

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

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SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

I really like the collage showing Elvis through the years.  It was posted on Facebook by The Authorized Worldwide United Elvis Admin Group

Of course, I HAVE to add just one more photo (from 1994) to their collage. Ha, ha.

Elvis thru the years collageJesse closeup posted July 12, 2015 enlarged

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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ TV series casts Elvis, other roles

Drake Milligan, a young but longtime Elvis "tribute artist," will play the Man Who Will Be (the) King, in the upcoming TV series "Million Dollar Quartet."

Drake Milligan, a young but longtime Elvis “tribute artist,” will play the Man Who Will Be (the) King, in the upcoming TV series “Million Dollar Quartet.”
By John Beifuss of The Commercial Appeal

Drake Milligan, a young Texan and frequent Graceland visitor who has been an Elvis “tribute artist” since age 8, has been cast as Elvis Presley in “Million Dollar Quartet,” the upcoming CMT series about the Memphis-based birth of rock and roll.

Country Music Television announced the casting Thursday during an event promoting the network’s 2015-2016 season in New York.

“Milllion Dollar Quartet” is set to begin filming April 4 in Memphis. The eight-episode season — the first in what CMT hopes will be a yearslong hit — is scheduled to debut in November.

Milligan, from Mansfield, Texas, previously portrayed Elvis as a 1953 Humes High student in a 16-minute short titled “Nobody,” shot in Memphis in 2014. “Million Dollar Quartet” will bring him back to town to again play a pre-fame student Elvis.

The first season of “Million Dollar Quartet” is set to end in 1954, the year Presley made his epochal recordings at Sun and two years before Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins met for the impromptu studio session that earned the singers the “Million Dollar Quartet” label.

Other announced cast members include Kevin Fonteyne (ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey,” Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”) as Cash, and twins Christian and Jonah Lees as cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. Like Fonteyne, the Lees brothers have extensive television credits.

Produced by Leslie Greif’s Los Angeles-based Thinkfactory Media in conjunction with CMT, “Million Dollar Quartet” is expected to spend at least $17 million in Memphis and Shelby County over the next few months so the production can qualify for $4.3 million in state funds set aside for local filmmaking. This would dwarf the amounts spent in West Tennessee by such past movie/television projects as “Walk the Line,” “The Firm” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt.” The series director will be London-born Roland Joffe, a two-time Oscar nominee (for “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission”) who previously worked with Greif on the recent History Channel miniseries “Texas Rising.”

http://www.commercialappeal.com/blogs/entertainment/go-play/Million-Dollar-Quartet-Cast-Its-Elvis-Others-371082261.html

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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016

Below is the photo of one of the rings which Jesse gave to my husband, Tom, years ago.  I have displayed this photo on my site before.  However, I recently came upon some new information which substantiates the note which Jesse wrote to Tom about the ring.  At the time, for some reason, I just assumed it was his right wrist.

Over the weekend I happened upon a website specializing in celebrity X-rays.   This came to me through a news alert for Elvis’ name to which I subscribe.  When I glanced at the site and read the article about Elvis’ broken wrist, I found it amazing that this wrist X-ray is of Elvis’ left wrist and shows that it was broken during Karate practice in the month of September, 1973.

You will note in Jesse’s note to Tom, he wrote that it was broken by Kang Rhee, his Karate instructor.  You will also see that the identifying label on the X-ray itself shows that it took placed in SEPT, 1973.  While Jesse wrote, from his memory, that it was in SEPT., 1974.  I believe that this article pertains to the broken wrist to which Jesse referred…but that he was off one year in his memory of when it happened.  This is completely understandable as it had been well over  35 years at the time that Jesse wrote his note to Tom shown below.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I experienced two excruciating injuries myself much more recently than 35 years. Once I tore the meniscus in my knee and the pain was excruciating and took a very long time to heal.  The other was a stress fracture in my spine.  Both of these were so painful that the memory of the events is indelibly burned into my memory.  However, if someone held a gun to my head, I could not begin to remember the year that my injuries took place.

So, in Jesse’s note,  the month of SEPT was correct and the year was off only one year.

When I first shared the photo of the ring and note, it was associated with an X-ray of Elvis’ right wrist and a photo of Elvis with his right hand injured.  Now that I have this new documentation, I feel certain that Jesse was referring to his left wrist as shown in this new material.

Camera card 12-30-2013 Rascal and Jesse's gifts pennant and ring 013

 

Jesse's note about Kang Rhee breaking his wrist in Sept. 1974Jesses Ring from Kang Rhee close up

http://www.two-views.com/celebrity/elvis-presley-wrist-xray.html#sthash.KYChsGUW.xbpBgvxn.dpbs

Elvis Presley s wrist X Ray   Two Views header

Elvis Presley s wrist X Ray  article

 

Elvis Presley s left wrist X Rays

Elvis Presley s wrist X Ray   ID label from X Ray

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

I worked on restoring some of the very early Current News and Events pages recently.  It is a very slow and tedious task and something that I have not gotten around to tackling for a number of years.  Pages 1, 2, and 3 are pretty much back in good shape. The pages are very complicated because there are so many images, video links, links to other pages on my site, etc.  I did not realize, until I was working on them, that many of the links to my own other pages were no longer working.

Below is the announcement which I posted last night on the master Current News and Event’s page.  

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND AN APOLOGY TO MY VISITORS:

I have become aware that over the course of the past almost 7 years, a lot of my material on my early Current News and Events Pages has been lost or shuffled.  I see there are missing photos, videos and some of the links are no longer valid.  I am embarrassed very much by this as it was always my intention for everything on my site to be available in a perfectly organized and easy manner to access.  From day one, I worked so hard to make sure that everything was in order and nothing left out of my pages.

I see now that so much material has been scrambled or lost altogether due to moving from one web host to another following a sabotage of my website on my original location years ago.  That first web host encrypted my material making it impossible to reconstruct my site on this new location properly.  I have gone back and tried to fix some of those Current News Pages.  Now, I see that even after that, more material was lost later when this present site was updated to a newer version several times.

This is not the fault of my present website host/administrator.  It just happened in the course of making needed changes and improvements to the format of the site.

I said all of that to say that I have worked many, many hours just attempting to put things right on just one of the several Current News and Events pages and have come to see that I probably am not going to be able to ever get them ALL repaired.  However, I will continue attempting to correct them as time, health, etc. permit.  There is still some important information available on all of the pages, so please do take a look at all pages.

So, I ask that each visitor, please, don’t judge my entire site by the condition of some of the early Current News and Events pages.   These pages were pristine when they were first created…honest!  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

I have begun feeling some better and have been concentrating on my web site.  I have decided to permanently cease my correspondence.  I love being in touch with people, but there is only one of me and many contacts.  Stress is a big factor in how I handle my Fibromyalgia and therefore, I am finding more ways to spend some time resting and relaxing.  Also, I want to concentrate on catching up on some maintenance of my existing pages.  So, once again, I apologize for not responding to Emails, comments on the Messages For Jesse page, messages on Facebook, etc.  I do appreciate all of my visitors very much and have tried my best to respond to the correspondence which I receive.  However, my correspondence had reached a point of consuming much of my days which left me very little time to research and compose new articles for my site.  Thank you all for forgiving and understanding my limitations.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

I have two things to address here this morning:

First of all, I worked for hours last night again trying to restore the lost material from the early Current News and Events Pages.  I had thought that I was through with the Page #3.  However, last night I found more of the lost material from that page and so I began attempting to reconstruct more on that page.  I worked for hours and was only able to restore one more article.  It ended in frustration and near tears for me.  For this reason, I may have to just post a notice at the top of the pages which are damaged and move on.  I am not totally giving up yet…but may have to do so.  I do sincerely apologize for this.  I really hate this because those early pages contained so much of my documentation when I was fighting against attacks so desperately to establish my site’s credibility.

I must explain that, when the first round of damage took place, my entire site was in the condition which these first pages are in now.  I worked for endless days to restore all of my pages which are dedicated to one topic as I felt those were most important and they still are.  By the time I completed restoring all of those pages, I just simply didn’t have the will power to tackle the Current News Pages and so I felt those pages were not as critical to the completeness of my site as perhaps many newcomers to my site would not go back to read all of the past current news.  And so, I kept putting off restoring those news pages because I was working so hard to keep adding new material to the site.  It nagged in the back of my mind about those pages though.

All of that damage occurred when my former web host (TipTop), without my knowledge, encrypted all of my own personal material to prevent me from moving my site to another location.  My site with TipTop was sabotaged and they sold my domain name out from under me.  This was causing me to lose my web site altogether along with my visitor following. That was when my current web host (my hero) came to me and offered his services to construct the new site for me.   He, together with his legal counsel, contacted the entity who had bought my domain name from TipTop and using the legal grounds was able to regain my domain name so that my new site could continue under the same title. This made it possible for my visitors to continue to find my site.  My new web host could not fix nor control that TipTop had encrypted all of my material.  That is when the most major damage occurred.

Since then, my web host has done several major, and wonderful, revamps to my site to make the site better.  During the first of these revamps, some of my material was lost again.  I did not realize the extent of this at the time.  I just recently realized that this second damage went farther on my site than I initially realized.  I had pretty much thought that it was only the first 10 Current News pages which were still affected from the first move of the site.  I now see that there is some remaining damage to some other pages even after I tried to repair those changes as well.

This is all rather overwhelming to me and I am embarrassed for visitors to the see the sloppy appearance on some pages. I worked so diligently to make sure that I had everything presented clearly and that it was easily followed and accessed.

I explain all of this simply to apologize and to explain why I may not be able to correct all of the damage.

Thank you to all of my visitors for understanding.

Now, the second thing is this:

Last night I was unpleasantly made aware that one of the biggest lies published about me, Jesse and my website has resulted in a major slander to me personally as it is in search results for my name and includes personal photos of me.

Below is the link to the search results: 

http://bit.ly/1YuNAx5

Here are the images to which I refer:

linda sigmond hood s debunked elvis photos   Google Search

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The above proves that once something is published on the Internet it is there forever and multiplies and grows.   Even a lawsuit cannot make it go away.  I am fully aware that, because of my site, I have made myself a public figure of sorts and that I have to accept the problems that can arise from that.  But, dumb me, I thought that truth and justice would still prevail.  Not so in today’s world. 

I have addressed the accusation that the man in my photo of Jesse, who IS Elvis, is the same man as shown in the black and white 1950’s photo.  I proved in December, 2013 that this accusation is false and is a slander to me.  But nothing stops the perpetrator of this lie.  Below is some of my article from December, 2013 which proves that the accusation was a lie.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013

A new good friend,Declan posted the following links on our blog page.  These links furnish us with photos of Jerry Presley’s father in much more recent years than the one in 1950 when he was holding his twin little boys, Jerry and Terry.

You will see in the two photos below which I would guess were taken in the 1970’s and 1990’s…(judging by Jerry’s own age in these photos) absolutely prove beyond all shadow of a doubt that Jesse’s photo is of Jesse himself, WHO IS/WAS ELVIS ARON PRESLEY.  This proves that it is not Jerry Presley’s father in Jesse’s 1994 photo.

REV. DALE PRESLEY 1950 – 1970’s – 1990’s or later

Jerry Presley's father with twins Jerry and Terry 1950

Rev. Dale Presley in 1950 holding his twin sons, Jerry and Terry.

http://www.jerrypresleyshow.com/photos/history04.htm

footnote:  I just tested this link and found that it no longer exists.  I am sorry about this.  Thank the good lord that I did salvage the photos back in 2013. Evidently Jerry Presley has removed them from his site.

Jerry Presley and family with his father around the 1970's

Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members.  3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley (wearing the blue checkered shirt).  http://www.jerrypresleyshow.com/photos/history17.htm

footnote:  I just tested this link and found that it no longer exists.  I am sorry about this.  Thank the good lord that I did salvage the photos back in 2013. Evidently Jerry Presley has removed them from his site.

Jerry Presley and family with his father around the 1990's

Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members.  3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley.

http://www.jerrypresleyshow.com/photos/history24.htm

footnote:  I just tested this link and found that it no longer exists.  I am sorry about this.  Thank the good lord that I did salvage the photos back in 2013. Evidently Jerry Presley has removed them from his site.

My heartfelt thanks to Declan for his wonderful help with this issue. 

Below is the link to my page on which this full story relating to the above appears:

https://lindahoodsigmontruth.com/current-news-events/current-news-and-events-december-2013-continued-page-2/

 So there you have it….Jesse’s and my truth.  Take it or leave it.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

Just want to share that Jesse did phone me tonight and we had a very nice visit.  He sounded great and said that he is doing OK today.  He has arthritis in his fingers and they hurt and he has some trouble sleeping.  He again spoke to me about the fact that he HAD to leave when he did.  He said it was not a hoax but something that HAD to be done.  He said he could not see himself at 42 continuing and doing as many shows as they wanted him to.  I told him that I completely understand and that I am thankful that he did do what he did.  He said if he was at Graceland, what could he do?  There would be nothing for him to do.  He couldn’t even go out on the porch.  He said that he is glad that it is the way it is now. I am so glad for him and so thankful for the safe and private life he now has.  He said again that someday, the truth will be known.  As I have said many times before, I hope I am gone from this earth before that takes place.  I don’t want to be in this world without Tom and Jesse.

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016

Below is an audio of a song which came out on the Orion Rockabilly album.  Below that is a performance of Elvis in 1974 of the same song.  I love the Orion song and have always believed that it is Elvis on this particular song.  Jesse confirmed that it is him on some of the Orion songs…but we have never discussed which songs are really done by him.  I thought my visitors would enjoy hearing the Orion version of Long Tall Sally compared to the Elvis version of the same song.  See what you think!

Long Tall Sally from the Orion Rockabilly Album

elvis presley – rock medley 1974 – very rare

I thank my good friend, Lucilia, who shared this video with me on Facebook sometime ago. This is the first chance I have had to record the song from my Orion collection and load it onto my site.

This Orion album is available as an MP3 download on Amazon.  If you are a Prime member, you may play some of the songs for no charge.

Sun Collector Classics – Rockabilly

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This is interesting news coming from Loretta Lynn in an interview this week.  

LORETTA LYNN MAKES SURPRISING CONFESSION ABOUT ELVIS THAT NO ONE SAW COMING 

Loretta Lynn Makes Surprising About Elvis

Loretta Lynn and Elvis Presley are two of the greatest musical artists to ever live. Presley is ranked as the second best-selling solo artist in the United States of all time, while Lynn is the most awarded female artist in country music history.  Over the course of her career, Lynn has collaborated with a number of other major stars and made lots of friendships along the way. As it turns out, her and Presley shared a friendship while he was still alive, even though they never really hung around with one another.

During an interview with Bravo TV about some of her famous friends, Lynn made a confession that no one saw coming. Before Presley passed away, the two of them had made plans to write a song together, but they never got the chance to do so.

You know, we were gonna write together, two weeks before he died, we talked about it. We were gonna get together and write and we never got to.

Wow, what a missed opportunity that was. We wonder what kind of song Presley and Lynn would have ended up writing together? Maybe it even would have been a duet! Since Lynn never got the chance to write a song with Presley, she’s performed some of his famous songs throughout the years. One such occasion was her 1980 performance of Presley’s emotional song, “In the Ghetto” which you can watch below, along with her full Bravo TV interview.

It’s such a shame that Presley and Lynn never got the chance to collaborate, because that would have been one incredible song! 

http://countryrebel.com/blogs/videos/114022979-loretta-lynn-makes-surprising-confession-about-elvis-that-no-one-saw-coming

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016

Elvis Presley estate sues Las Vegas casino for holding memorabilia “hostage”

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Elvis Presley estate has filed a lawsuit against a Las Vegas casino-hotel that is holding artifacts and memorabilia involving the King as part of a leasing dispute.

Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. filed the lawsuit Monday in Clark County District Court seeking to retrieve stage outfits, jewelry, letters and a high school yearbook, among other artifacts from the career, home and wedding of Elvis.

The estate and business group is trying to get back hundreds of items it loaned to the much-hyped “Graceland Presents Elvis” attraction at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

The off-Strip property took control of the items last month when it shut down the attraction that includes a museum exhibit, wedding chapel and theater. The move came after the third-party operator, Exhibit A Circle, said it was quitting.

The lawsuit accused the casino of holding the valuables hostage for leverage in its leasing dispute with Exhibit A Circle, noting the estate has been cut off from a

urity camera that allowed it to monitor the items. It’s asking the court to order the items be returned and seeks punitive damages.

Elvis Presley Enterprises declined to comment further on its lawsuit but previously said Westgate aggressively seized the valuables without a legitimate legal basis. Elvis Presley Enterprises runs the Graceland attraction in Memphis, Tennessee.

Westgate’s chief operating officer Mark Waltrip declined to discuss the case.

The latest lawsuit is separate from the legal dispute between the casino and Exhibit A Circle that is being reviewed by an independent arbitrator. The Elvis estate group says it’s not involved but Exhibit A Circle’s manager is also the managing partner of the company that owns a majority of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Westgate maintains that Exhibit A Circle defaulted on its 10-year lease with the casino. Waltrip suggested the closure was caused by poor attendance but he said the casino spent millions of dollars outfitting the space and wants to recoup money owed as part of that leasing agreement. He said the company hopes to reach an amicable solution with all parties.

Exhibit A Circle previously said the casino violated the contract first but declined to elaborate.

http://weartv.com/news/entertainment/elvis-presley-estate-sues-las-vegas-casino-for-holding-memorabilia-hostage

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

I want to add a small footnote about my above article comparing the Orion version of Long Tall Sally with Elvis’ version. All the years that I have enjoyed the Orion version while believing that it really is Elvis, I have gotten a little smile of happiness and amusement because, to me, it seems to be a message song from Elvis. Listen to the words carefully.  He changed one crucial word in the song to make it about him dodging so people won’t see him.  In the lyrics where it says “Saw Uncle John with bald-headed Sally…saw Aunt Mary coming, so I ducked back in the alley”.   Also, I enjoy hearing him sing “Everything’s all right” repeatedly ’cause to me, it is him telling us all that he is OK and still here and that he is “gonna have some fun” for a change.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

I thank my friend, Mike, for sending this video to me.  I think Jesse will enjoy seeing this.  I certainly did.

Elvis Presley 1954 (First Ever Colour Shots).

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016

My friend, Jeannette shared the below photo on my Facebook timeline and I thank her.  I love the beautiful expression on Elvis’ face in this picture.  You can just see the love and good will coming from his soul.

Elvis 1956 beautiful picture

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016

I thank Nerida who shared this video with me on my Facebook timeline.  I will put this on my weekly DVD to Jesse in case he may enjoy it.

Elvis Pearl Harbour Concert

 

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