CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE 19, JULY, 2012
I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July
**********USA’s Independence Day**********
May our nation remain free…with liberty and justice for all.
The perfect song to enjoy in honor of the 4th.
Published on Mar 29, 2012 by pepefish1
MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
We have reached another milestone with our site. Today we reached 185,000 visits! My heartfelt thanks to each one who has visited and made this possible.
TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
Lisa Marie will be on the Jay Leno show tonight. Here is the lineup for this show:
KEVIN COSTNER, BAILEE MADISON, LISA MARIE PRESLEY – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m.
Elvis Week 2012 Expected to Be Largest in History – Elvis.com Update, June 27
My friend, Kathy, has shared two more beautiful versions of Elvis singing America The Beautiful from YouTube. I just can’t get enough of hearing him sing…especially this song. We heard him perform this song during the concert we attended in March, 1976. He was fabulous, as always.
Uploaded by Yellowrose49 on Dec 9, 2007
Uploaded by DaveyBoyBulldog on Aug 5, 2010
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 30.August 1976
Here is an important warning from the FBI regarding a possible crash of our Internet connection ability on and after July 9.
F.B.I. warning :”You may not be able to connect to the internet after July 9“.
This site will explain the potential problem and also explains how to test our computers to see if they are infected with this virus… and how to repair our computers before the 9th to avoid this possible calamity.
F.B.I. warning :“You may not be able to connect to the internet after July 9”. HT: IsraelMatzav.On July 9, 2012, there is a chance that many computers will cease to be able to surf the web because of malware that proliferated among millions of computers starting in 2007. You can find out if your computer is among them.
Starting in 2007, an Internet fraud ring running out of Estonia infected millions of computers worldwide with a virus to manipulate internet advertising. The way they did this was by redirecting users to rogue DNS servers which gave the cyber thieves the ability to manipulate users’ web activity by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones.
US authorities seized the rogue servers and replaced them with legitimate ones in order not to disrupt victims’ access to the web. However, those servers have been funded by US taxpayer dollars since November 2011, and of course this cannot go on indefinitely. The planned date for turning off the servers is July 9, which means that computers that have been accessing the web via these rogue-turned-legit servers, will lose that ability.
To find out if your computer is clean, or is using the rogue DNS servers, take the following steps:
Find out what your computer’s IP address is. You can do this by visiting this site: WhatIsMyIP. Your IP address is the 10 digit number that looks like this: 220.127.116.11. Copy it down somewhere.
Visit the following page on the FBI site: forms.fbi.gov/check-to-see-if-your-computer-is-using-rogue-DNS. Paste your IP address in the tiny field that appears towards the top of the page.
Click on Check Your DNS. If your computer is clean, you’ll see the message: “Your IP is not configured to use the rogue DNS servers,” and you can breathe a sigh of relief.If your computer is not clean, then you’ve got quite a job ahead of you. Visit this page on the DNS Changer Working Group site to see the steps you should take to clean your computer.
The full article with working links:
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
A very good friend to our web site has launched a wonderful new project today and would love for everyone to participate. The name of her project is THE CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU PROJECT. I will display below the link to her web site and her information about this effort. Let’s all take part in this wonderful plan and show Elvis, who is now Jesse, how much he is and will always be loved.
My heartfelt thanks to Miroslava for her thoughtfulness and all of the work she has already done in creating this web page.
Here is the link to this web page: http://miroslavacasiano.blogspot.com/2012/07/cant-stop-loving-you-project-i-have.html#more
The Can’t Stop Loving You Project
I have some very exciting news to share with everyone! As you may know, Linda Sigmon, is a long time friend of Elvis who is now Jesse. (I will link her website below if you don’t know who she is) I asked Linda if she could help me with something I’ve been wanting to do a long time ago and she totally agreed, so the “Can’t Stop Loving You Project” is on the works now.
This project is basically a video I will be making for Jesse in which everyone can be part of it. My plans for it is to make it look kind of a mini-documentary and it will be sent to Elvis/Jesse by Linda herself once it is done. I will do my best to make everyone involved proud and to give Jesse something he will forever cherish.
WHO CAN BE PART OF THIS PROJECT?
Anybody can be part of this project. All you will need is the love you have for Elvis/Jesse!
HOW CAN I BE PART OF THIS PROJECT?
All you’ll need to do is:
Record a video of yourself expressing your love for Elvis/Jesse. The video must be 10-15 seconds long. We want to give everyone a chance to say something without making the video extremely long. We don’t want Jesse to get bored lol
If you don’t feel comfortable recording a video of yourself then just record your voice. You can also send a picture along and I’ll make sure to add it if you wish. This should also be 10-15 seconds long.
If you don’t want to do any of the previous things then just write something and send a picture with it of yourself if you wish. Please try to make it short as well.
You will have one month from now to get everything sent to me. So, the deadline to enter is August 7th and hopefully the video will be ready within a month or less. Be sure to add your name so I can add it to your part in the video and to send everything to TCSLYProject@hotmail.com
Also, I will be making a cover so if you wish you can do the following:
Write your name on a blank sheet of paper and scan it to your computer then send it to me with the rest of the stuff to the e-mail address above. I will add the name to the back of the cover along with everyone else’s. The reason I want you to scan it is because Jesse will be able to distinguish everyone’s handwriting. Everyone’s name will be just the way you want it to be and not computer generated.
PLEASE COMMENT BELOW OR SEND AN E-MAIL TO TCSLYProject@hotmail.com IF YOU DO WANT TO BE PART OF THIS PROJECT.
DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW:
Linda’s Website: https://lindahoodsigmontruth.com/
FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES
If you have any ideas please let me know and do share this with all your friends so they can be part of this video too. The more the merrier!
Here are some graphics to promote this project.
Feel free to use them and to share them with your friends!
I will be adding more within a couple of days 🙂
Elvis once said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.” This web site is dedicated to letting the rays of the sun shine on the truth about Elvis who is now Jesse.
Lisa Marie Presley: Dad Elvis’ music is in me
Friday, 6 July 2012
Lisa Marie Presley reveals that her late father Elvis’ music was “embedded in her very young.”
The 44-year-old songwriter is deeply influenced by the musical works of her dad.
Lisa acquired his ear for sound in her youth.
“I think that his music is probably embedded in me very young, because that’s what I knew and heard the most,” she told Extra.
Although her father remains a deep source of inspiration, Lisa is intent on creating unique melodies.
“I wasn’t trying in any way to sound like him specifically. It’s just in my genetic code that he will definitely be influencing me in how I hear and think musically,” she explained.
Lisa debuted her new album Storm and Grace in May.
The musician spoke previously about her creative process for the record.
“Just over two years ago, I went to England to attempt to write another record after finding myself in a considerably disheartened and uninspired state creatively,” Lisa said in a press release. “Over an eight-month period, I wrote 30 songs. I was fortunate to be able to write with some incredible artists and singers.”
Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/lisa-marie-presley-dad-elvis-music-is-in-me-16182065.html#ixzz1zxkjlcoJ
Will Lisa Marie Presley Promote an Elvis Hologram Tour?
Lisa Marie Presley just completed the tour promoting her Storm & Grace, CD, and following public interest in a hologram tour for her father, Elvis Presley, she says she’s open to the concept.
She tells Rollingstone.com the tour would have to be done right, like the virtual Elvis tour featuring the King’s video image with his band playing live. “That’s been touring for quite some time,” she says. “We’ve done that for so many years that the next level of that would, I guess, be — in a never-ending, growing technical world — a hologram. It just would have to be very, very tasteful.”
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Just so you know that the authorities can track you down.
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A word to the wise is usually sufficient…so don’t push your luck!!!!!
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ ?
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
Nick Bunick shared The Commitment‘s photo. from Facebook
Close to God…
You may recall that a few months ago I called it to Jesse’s attention that the New England Patriots football team has a logo which is Elvis’s face. Jesse said he had never noticed that before and he liked it very much.
Today, I came across someone else who has made the same observation as I and has a Patriots logo listed for sale as being Elvis.
Take a look at this:
Patriots Flying Elvis Sign
Here is the link to this item for those who may be interested. http://www.etsy.com/listing/80991830/patriots-flying-elvis-sign?ref=v1_other_1
Below is the link to a very good interview done with Lisa Marie at Graceland by Memphis Jones. This comes from the Elvis Australia Fan Club newsletter:
Elvis Australia – Official Elvis Presley Fan Club
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
I have not seen this photo of Elvis before and I really like it. I don’t know the outcome of this story about the tearing down of the gym. I see that this article was dated back in April.
I want to share with everyone that Jesse did phone me this morning very early. We only spoke for a few minutes. He was just calling to see how I was doing and to let me know how he is. We didn’t discuss any topics related to the web site but I wanted to let everyone know that I heard from him.
Think on This…
That primarily needed is patience, persistence and consistence. Then we would define for the entity what we mean by the entity having patience–in an active, positive manner and not merely as a passive thing.
Graceland gears up for what could be largest Elvis Week
By Andy Meek
There will be concerts, a vigil that draws thousands, star-studded events like a conference, dance party – and a lot more.
Elvis fans from around the world gathered at Graceland during last August’s candlelight vigil. A record crowd is expected next month during the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s passing.
The common denominator tying it all together will be the enthusiasm that always accompanies fans who visit Memphis for “Elvis Week,” the period between Aug. 10 and Aug. 18 celebrating the life and music of the king of rock ‘n’ roll, another of which is nearly here.
And this year, the weeklong celebration – including a celebrity-packed Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert Aug. 16 at FedExForum – is expected to be the biggest yet.
The event has evolved into something of a pilgrimage for music fans from around the world, beckoning them to Memphis every year and to the gates of the Presley mansion, Graceland, to celebrate the late singer.
Tickets are on sale now for this year’s events at ElvisWeek.com, where a full list of those events also can be found. Elvis Week this year will feature more than 25 events, an extravaganza of all things Elvis that includes a daylong music festival showcasing young Memphis musical talent, an art exhibition, movie screenings, panel discussions, autograph sessions and sporting events.
“Certainly, bringing all these people to Memphis every year is a good thing,” said Dean Deyo, president of the Memphis Music Foundation. “I’ve met with the Graceland people a number of times, and they totally get it.
“One of the things they’re doing this year is erecting this huge tent in the parking lot across the street from the mansion. It will have a series of shows and events, and on that first Friday it will spotlight Memphis musicians.”
Deyo was referring to the “Memphis Celebrates the King Music Fest” scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place in the Elvis Week Main Stage at Graceland, a 1,200-seat air-conditioned venue that will host nine days of special events.
The “Memphis Celebrates the King Music Fest” will feature performances by local musicians honoring Elvis, and while it is free to the public, donations are welcome and will go to the Memphis Music Foundation.
Among the cornerstones of this year’s series of Elvis Week events:
The Candlelight Vigil will take place Aug. 15 at 8:30 p.m. starting at the front gate of Graceland. Elvis’ music will play as fans walk up the driveway to the Meditation Garden, and the free communal memorial will carry on throughout the night.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will be back for a sixth year.
The week’s opening event will happen at AutoZone Park at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 with a street party hosted by the Memphis Redbirds. It will feature live bands, a classic car show and an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales.
After that, the Redbirds will play the Tacoma Rainiers. Game attendees are encouraged to wear an “I am an Elvis Fan” T-shirt, and the first 5,000 fans to enter the park will get a commemorative, limited-edition Elvis bobble head.
For the 35th anniversary concert, members of Elvis’ original bands and backup vocalists will perform live on stage along with a large projection of Elvis.
Elvis music helps U. of U. researchers make genetic breakthrough
Published on Jul 9, 2012 10:10AM by Sean P. Means (Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune.)
With a little help from Elvis, a University of Utah researcher is finding a link between genetics and the body’s regulation of emotional hormones.
The study, led by U. of U. professor Julie Korenberg, is the first to find new genes that control emotional response, according to an article posted on Public News Service. The breakthrough might lead to better treatments of several disorders.
“Social issues and behavior anxiety, autism, depression – these are among the most important things that we as a society need to understand and help,” Korenberg said in a statement.
In the study, music by Elvis Presley and other musicians was played to gauge emotional hormone levels in people with Williams syndrome (a genetic disorder) and people without it.
The study is published in the online scientific journal PLoS ONE.
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
This is my very favorite Elvis interview ever!!!!!!
From the filming of Elvis Presley On Tour 1972
This is such a beautiful tape of some of Elvis’ last shows. This is truly spectacular…so much better than the CBS show. My thanks to Donna who shared this with me on Facebook.
iSold It Sells Rare Elvis Presley Footage on eBay
This is an old Ebay offering…I doubt that it is still listed.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
Below is the link to Lisa Marie’s web site. There are some lovely recent photos of her which you may view.
Isn’t this a remarkable comparison between Elvis/Jesse and Lisa Marie.!? This is from Facebook by:
I love this…
The Elvis 35th Anniversary Concert producer talks about a big opening surprise, entirely new segments and featured guests at this year’s once-in-a-lifetime concert event during Elvis Week 2012. Watch the entire interview at Elvis.com – http://elvis.ly/c2xUB
NO! As far as I know, Jesse won’t be appearing. LOL
This one is just for Jesse himself:
~Let Your Light Shine~‘s photo from Facebook
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2013
It is so sweet and special to see him before he became “ELVIS!!!!!” and was owned by the whole world.
A visitor to our Messages to Jesse Page posted some very intense demands upon Jesse and I responded to them in an equally intense manner.
I want to share these comments here for all to see in the hopes that it will open the eyes of those who think only of themselves when considering Jesse’s choice regarding his life now.
Submitted on 2012/07/08 at 10:12 AM
Hi Jesse! Please send Linda a new picture of yourself. Really wanna you and the only picture ive seen is quite old and not in very good quality.
Hope you are fine!
Submitted on 2012/07/12 at 6:57 AM
Elvis/Jesse im one of your millions of fans!! Im From Sweden and now 42 years old. (male) I have loved you all My life!!! Deeply!!! As a brother!!! If it is really you i Wanna say something From My heart. Before you die you should really consider to come out! For all the fans like me that have cried to your pictures and music all these years. And also to help those people that tries to help you on these site and maybe other sites… Prove your self by send out pictures videos dna or whatever!! Call a tv channel and get interwieved on tv. One picture isnt enough and the picture of you and Lisa Maries son has very bad quality. So do what i think is the only right choice. Come out for real!!!! The world diserves that Elvis!! If not you really are not the real Elvis Presley.
Submitted on 2012/07/13 at 1:02 AM | In reply to Silenz.
You are so wrong in your demands. Jesse owes not one second of his life to anyone. He has written a book, given a photo, given handwriting, recorded a CD of 14 songs and one tongue-in-cheek rap number. He has allowed me to continue this web site to share the truth. If that isn’t enough for you…well, his safety and health are more important than your demand for proof.
He doesn’t mind people believing that he is alive with the proof he has given. but he does not want it PROVEN at the expense of losing the lifestyle that he wishes to maintain for the remainder of his life. He is 77 and has no need of acclaim, publicity, money, etc.
Have you read all 70+ pages of this site? Have you read his book? Have you watched the Orion movies and other movies which I have presented to which he is connected, have you watched all of my Youtube videos, on and on.
Have you spent the past 35 years “knowing” that he did not die and then spent 23 or those years loving him enough to get inside his mind and understand why he had to leave. Do you not care that he was working himself to death and was so very miserable for the final two years which he spent being “Elvis” for the world?
He would have physically died had he not left…is that what you would have preferred????
Look inside yourself and try to put yourself in his shoes back in 1977. I don’t believe that you and some others have stepped back and looked at things through his eyes in 1977. His health was failing, his finances were bad, his family was scattered all over the country, his “friends” betrayed him (some after sharing his very life since high school), the critics were being very unfair sometimes in their appraisal of his appearance and his work, the bodyguard book had just been published, on and on. He thought he was going to end up washed up and booed off stage.
He thought he would just “die” like everyone does sooner or later. There would be a funeral. People would go on with their lives. The world would still keep turning and things would just move on as is the case after the death of other famous people.
He did not know how much we all loved him, how much some of us hung on his every word and deed, how closely aligned to his soul some of us were…so close that we “knew” he wasn’t really gone. He had no idea that 35 years later, people would still be pestering those who were close to him, and who were sworn to secrecy, demanding answers.
Just stop and go back to his life in 1977 and think what things looked like through his eyes. He was sick and miserable and he felt like he was losing his mind.
Now, you should be feeling ashamed for your selfish attitude…
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
This is the longest version I have ever seen of the interview before the concert at the Houston Astrodome. It is so very good.
liveleakcom.LiveLeak.com – Rare Interview with Elvis Presley..February 1970 Houston Astrodome…
Straight Hustler Published on May 28, 2013
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
Jesse phoned me this afternoon. He called while I was in the midst of preparing my package to send to him. We had a very good visit.
He said that I can put on the site that he is going to Memphis next month. But he won’t be there during the festivities. He plans to be going the week before. He also said that he won’t be within 3 miles of Graceland.
We did discuss Eliza briefly. I asked him (just to be certain) if he has any contact with her at all and he said “No!! Oh, that woman!” He does know ALL about her and, needless to say, she is not in good standing with him whatsoever. She fell from his good graces long ago and, of course, even more so when I sent him the DNA proof that she is NOT his half-sister. I sent that to him several months ago.
So, if Eliza has convinced anyone reading this article that she has been in contact with Elvis in recent years, please do understand that she is either in contact with an imposter or she has made the whole thing up.
I have learned some new info. about the actions of Hinton back in and since 2001 when the book was published. Jesse and I are very, very disappointed in him. He stooped even lower than we previously knew in his efforts to expose Elvis/Jesse publicly. He worked hand in hand with Eliza in her efforts to reveal Jesse for the money it would render, I now believe. Now, we understand why he was asking Jesse for a video, DNA and fingerprints…as well as paying for the GPS device(s) which Eliza attempted to mail to Jesse…even saying that Elvis was going to appear on CNN. I don’t know how he lives with himself knowing how he betrayed Jesse and all of us. I just thank God that he was unsuccessful in causing Jesse to appear publicly. That would have been disastrous.
You may see below Jesse’s comment (in one of his letters to our mutual friend) about the demands which Hinton had made and the danger in which it placed him.
Jesse re-emphasized today that I have his permission to put anything on this site that I feel is proper.
Jesse sounded very good and said that he is feeling better than he was when we spoke last Monday morning.
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012
Elvis presley fan page elvis foreveryone added a new photo ON Facebook
I love that sweet smile…
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SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
Anita Ferroni‘s photo from Facebook
This is the first time that I have seen this photo…
Muhammad Ali wearing the robe given by Elvis. March 31, 1974
Elvis returns to Memphis for a spectacular concert event starring the real Elvis Presley via video. See some of Elvis’ finest concert performances projected on a large video screen, accompanied live on stage by a cast of singers and musicians who worked with him and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. All music heard in the concert production is performed live except for Elvis’ voice. The following guests are confirmed to appear at the concert:
- Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley
- Joe Guercio
- TCB Band members James Burton and Glen Hardin
- Norbert Putnam
- DJ Fontana
- The Sweet Inspirations – Estelle Brown, Portia Griffin & Kelly Jones
- Former members of JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: Bill Baize, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Donnie Sumner
- Former members of The Imperials: Joe Moscheo, Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray
- Former members of The Dempseys: Brad Birkedahl and Joe Fick
- Special Guest Musicians: Paul Leim and Ron Feuer, Andy Childs and Terry Mike Jeffrey
- Members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
- Sound Fuzion from University of Memphis
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
I just came across this update on the mystery Elvis song which first surfaced back in November of last year. Here is the article from March, 2012
Suit over mystery Elvis cut
By BRUCE GOLDING
Last Updated: 4:24 AM, March 14, 2012
Posted: 1:40 AM, March 14, 2012
A late songwriter’s heirs are all shook up over the recent discovery of a long-lost Elvis Presley outtake.
The children of Jimmie Crane, who died in 1998, filed suit yesterday to claim the copyright to “Living to Love You,” which The King apparently recorded in 1965 but never released.
The Manhattan federal-court filing says Crane “produced and co-authored” the number without any help from the late Detroit music exec Albert Leigh.
A lawyer for Leigh’s sons, Violet Hinton, said she has a 1993 letter in which Crane told Albert Leigh “I love working with you” and granted him the rights to “the songs you like” from Crane’s catalog.
Attorney Hinton said she offered to sell the tape to the company that manages Presley’s estate, but “I could never get them to call me back.”
She estimated it was probably worth only about $3,500 to a memorabilia collector.
You will recall that I did send Jesse an audio tape of the TV news report regarding this song with the voice analysis stating that it is Elvis on the song. Jesse told me that it is him singing and that Jimmie Crane did do some work for him.
I had determined that it was probably recorded at the same time that “Harem Holiday” co-written by Mr. Crane was recorded at RCA’s studio in Nashville in 1965 when Elvis recorded the sound track for “Harum Scarum”.
You may also remember Jimmie Crane for being a writer of the song done so beautifully by Elvis “Hurt”.
Marty Lacker made the statement, back when this song first surfaced, that Jimmie Crane never did any work for Elvis which shows how much he really knows about Elvis.
How many are aware that Marty Lacker was banished from Elvis’s sight several years before Aug. 1977. That is the real reason that Marty did not go to the “funeral”…because he was no longer welcome. This fact is also written in the book by Shirley Dieu as stated by her in an interview about her upcoming book. I believe that she even stated that Elvis paid Marty to go away. Jesse says that Marty is bitter because he wasn’t informed about the fact that Elvis did not die and that he understands this as well.
Below I am going to display some excerpts from five of Jesse’s letters to me about the writing of the book, and later about the demands and pressure which Hinton and Felix-Johnson were placing on Jesse back during the release of the book and the effects upon he and I afterward. I have gone back and found a letter from each year…2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 in which Jesse told me something relating to the book and Hinton’s requests.
I have edited out all private information from these letters. I apologize for the messy appearance, but I NEVER reveal anything of a private nature about Jesse.
I share these in order that you may fully understand the comments which I wrote about Hinton above.
Also, after Hinton and Felix-Johnson did many interviews telling that Elvis was going to “come out in 2002”, many people became very disillusioned in the fact that Jesse is Elvis. They have waged a war against the truth about Elvis being Jesse ever since. They have also waged a war against Hinton which he has brought upon himself. Their war has also been extended to me even though I had no hand in ever telling anyone that Elvis was going to come out nor in the publishing nor promoting of the book.
I offer the following to set the record straight once and for all about the enormous problems which Hinton caused for Jesse, for me, for my friendship and communication with Jesse. I asked Jesse over the phone once if what they were saying was true…was he really going to come out? His answer to me was totally direct and honest “Of course not.“
I was calling and leaving long messages for Hinton on his answering machine about what Jesse was telling me…that he was not going to come out and the mess they were making of things. I sent Emails to Hinton and Felix-Johnson at their web site telling them that I had letters from Jesse saying that he was not coming out and that if I made them public, it would blow them out of the water. Of course, I never did this because I would not have made any of Jesse’s letters public without his permission. I assume that they never believed what I was saying. Now, after all this time, they have the proof.
January, 2000 – “Should we make the book fictional instead?“
July, 2001 – “They want a video and I don’t think I can do this. I don’t want any publicity..only the truth for my friends.” Of course, I wrote him back and told him that I didn’t think he should do the video. Which made them hate me more.
July, 2002 – This was written to me after I sent Jesse the video of the FOX 8 reports in which Hinton said that Elvis/Jesse was going to make an appearance. He was incredulous that the Dr. actually thought that he would do that.
April 28, 2003 – The problems caused by Hinton for Jesse and myself. We couldn’t communicate normally. I was in danger. Hinton and Felix-Johnson had set out to destroy my friendship with Jesse, etc. They wanted me totally out of the picture.
This is the note on the back of Page 1…his permission for me to ask Suzanne Stratford for proof, in his own handwriting, that he had said he was going to “come out”.
footnote: In the above statement regarding the DNA not matching, Jesse is referring to the sample which he submitted to FOX 8. FOX 8 attempted to obtain legitimate Elvis DNA against which to test Jesse’s sample. Jimmy Velvet came forward with a pair of jeans which definitely were worn by Elvis which did have some of his blood on them. However, because of the age of the blood stain and the number of people who had handled it over the years, the DNA was not usable…it had been cross contaminated with that of other people who handled it. FOX 8 even tried to get DNA from Elvis’s hair in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…but it cannot be taken from cut hair as it must contain the hair root to have DNA. So, their last ditch effort was to use the samples which Bill Beeny has made public for years. One cannot know for certain if the samples which Beeny has are authentic or not.
January, 2004 – How many times he had to move after Hinton decided to expose him….
I do ask Jesse to please understand and forgive me for finally sharing some of the hardships which he and I endured because of Hinton’s misrepresentations.
Hinton and Felix-Johnson were misrepresenting things on their web site which were very hurtful to me. It got so bad that I could not even look at their site myself. My dearest friend was going to the library and looking for me and only telling me things that she thought I would want or need to know.
Jesse told me over the phone that they were making things up to put on there. He told me not to believe anything unless I heard him say it or saw it in his own handwriting.
In view of all the things our friendship has endured and overcome over the course of the past 20 years, it is amazing that we have survived it all and still the closest of friends. I thank Jesse, from the bottom of my heart, for being my most precious friend and for trusting me. He knows I would die before I would ever do anything to put him in harm’s way. No one will ever be able to find him from anything that I put on this site. His peace of mind, safety and well being are the most important things to me always.
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
Diamond Joe Esposito from Facebook
Last April Joe lost his beloved Martha after 30+ years of marriage.The family is holding an event to help defray the astronomical non-insured medical expenses to treat Martha’s disease. The brain cancer she endured was non-curable, however, every medical treatment possible was researched. Please join Joe and his friends as we celebrate Martha’s life….Don’t Miss It!The Elvis Fan Fare, a non- profit fundraiser for the Esposito Family on August 14th, 2012. Taking place in Memphis Tennessee; Handy Park on Beale Street – 3-6 PM. Tickets on sale for a $20 tax deductible donation.Please join Joe and his guests for a fun-filled afternoon on Beale Street in Handy Park. Tony Orlando is headlining, along with T G Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Jimi Jamison (from Survivor) and other special guests. Hosted by Memphis’ best, the world renowned, George Klein of Elvis Radio. All the Memphis Mafia Boys in town available for autographs and photos, A special live auction featuring some of Joe’s own memorabilia.A great place to pick up merchandise. http://www.tcbjoe.com/NOW for a $20 tax deductible donation. Your name will be at the event gate.For additional ticket info and additional information please contact Sherry Williams, event organizer at KingsFanFare@gmail.com If you are not able to attend the event, please take a moment to make your donation by visiting http://www.tcbjoe.com/Watch for the upcoming FaceBook Page “The Elvis Fan Fare”, soon to be available. DO NOT MISS this wonderful afternoon on Beale Street! You never know who might show up!
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
A few people have written to me in excitement because they believe that Joe is referring to Jesse in the last sentence in his above comment from Facebook. Please don’t think that I believe that Jesse will be at this event. He has not indicated to me that he will be making an appearance at ANY event in Memphis. I consider Joe’s event to be a part of Elvis week and he said that he would not be there for Elvis week. So, please don’t change your reservations to include being at Joe’s event.
Please understand that IF Jesse were going to be at any event, he would not want to be noticed and he wouldn’t want any attention whatsoever.
A visitor to our blog introduced a very important piece of information onto our page today regarding the song THE DANCE.
This has been the most touching of all the songs on Jesse’s new CD to me since the first time I heard it. It brings tears to my eyes sometimes. I believe that this song contains his strongest message to all of us and includes two very crucial words which he changed from the original lyrics…two changes which make the song HIS AND ABOUT HIM.
I tried to express this in as concise a manner as possible on the blog page today in response to the visitor’s comment.
I will paste below the visitor’s comment and my response:
Submitted on 2012/07/19 at 10:15 AM
hello all, I dont know if its just me but on the song “The Dance” at the end of the song when he is slowly singing/talking and he says “For a moment wasnt I the king?” and right after that, he says ” If I’d only known how the king would fall,and who’s to say, you know I might have changed it all.” Then he repeats it a 2nd time, then the song ends. Does anyone else get chills all over like I do when he sings those few lines??!!! Really makes me think and feel so many different emotions and so many thoughts run through my head!!
Submitted on 2012/07/19 at 1:40 PM | In reply to deenadna.
deenadna » Yes, that is the most touching of all the songs on the CD for me. It is a tear- jerker.
I listen to that song and interpret it this way: To me, the dance under the stars is an analogy to his performances before the audiences who he loved…”all the world was right, wasn’t I THE king, How could I have known I’D ever say goodbye. If I’d only known how the king would fall”…to me is speaking of the way things were for him in 1977 when he felt he would be booed off stage, the nasty book came out, his health problems, his financial problems, and ultimately his decision to leave us. When he sings/speaks of “I might have changed it all” refers to his being such a superstar and living in a fish bowl…maybe could have not taken such a path and lived that of a more normal life. “…but I’d of had to miss the dance” referring to the time he spent with his audiences and the love he exchanged with them.
I think the two key words in this song which he chose and CHANGED for a purpose were: “How could I have known I’d ever say goodbye; “…wasn’t I THEKing.”. He did, in fact, change these two words in the lyrics to make it apply specifically to him.
Here is a link to the original lyrics where you may see that he did definitely change those two words.
In the original the words were “
you’d ever say goodby” and “wasn’t I A King”.
Thank you so much for posting your comment. I have loved that song so very much from the first moment I heard Jesse sing it and immediately took note of the emotions which he was expressing to all of us.
Much love, light, and gratitude,
For those who have not paid particular attention to this song, please do check it out.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE CLUES, DEAREST ELVIS/JESSE.
Now, we shall turn from the sublime to the ridiculous. A good friend called my attention to the following YouTube video. This is our good laugh for the day. I hope everyone will take a look at this gross display of ignorance and make your opinion of it known on YouTube.
As you will see, the lady who put this video together while attempting to make a mockery of me, Jesse and Jon Burrows (on the DVD) has not even visited my site enough to know that Jesse and Jon Burrows are one and the same…as stated in the two page letter written by Jesse which is in Elvis Presley’s own handwriting. I also feel confident that she has not listened to the songs on Jesse’s CD.
I am told that this woman is one of the Jon Cotner fans/friends/followers. This is so very typical of their “head in the sand” approach to anything which counters the lies and deceptions put forth by their Elvis-wannabe.
The more I think of this video, the funnier it is. We all need a good laugh. :rotfl:
Jesse & Jon Burrows Monkey Business
Published on Jul 10, 2012 by BlueroseJen68 (I always wish to give credit where credit is due. LOL)
There are several people on the internet that are claiming to be Elvis. I know this can be down right confusing to a lot of people. This video explores two self-proclaimed, still breathing, Elvis’….Jesse, and Jon Burrows. Although their claims may seem like something right out of a Saturday Night Live skit, these are the stories filtered to the public through their “representatives”, and should be considered seriously…I mean, anything is possible, right? 😉
Here is her “public” Youtube channel on which she displays Cotner material, in case anyone wishes to check her out further. blueroseoftexas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5pdm2-KKOE&feature=relmfu)
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
Our very good friend, Frankie, has written and recorded a new ode to Elvis/Jesse. I thank him so very much for the lovely song which I will burn onto a DVD to send along to Jesse today.
Published on Jul 19, 2012 by TheJester1962
An original composition based on a theme by the German lute composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss that miraculously fits a brand-new poem by Frankie Paradiso like hand in Baroque ‘n’ roll glove, here’s “Mystery Man”...it’s a ballad about the impossibility of putting our finger on a spirit that can be felt but never grasped.
THE MYSTERY MAN Lyrics & arr. by Frankie Paradiso
HE MAY BE HOV’RING ABOVE YOU
OR RIDING ACROSS YOUR LEFT SHOE
HE MIGHT WELL BE SEEING THROUGH YOU
BUT STILL REMAIN ‘MYSTERY MAN’
ONCE YOU’VE CAPTURED HIM
WHILE THE LIGHTS WENT DIM
HE’LL WRESTLE FREE AND SWIM
TO THE SPRING OF SALVATION
HE’LL BE SPRINKLING THE LILAC DROPS
WHILE TO THE CASCADE HE BOPS
TILL THE AUDIENCE DROPS
ONTO THE STAGE …HIS OWN STAGE
THEN HE’LL JUST VANISH
MAKING US PERCEIVE
WHO’D DARE TO BANISH
HIS SPIRIT SO FREE …
HE’LL ALWAYS SEE THROUGH YOU
BUT STILL REMAIN THE MYSTERY MAN
DO CALL AGAIN, SWEET MYSTERY MAN
WHENEVER YOU CAN, SWEET MYSTERY MAN
SENT TO JESSE THRU HERE ON FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
In just under a month, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present “Celebrate the King,” a slate of special programs honoring the career and legacy of Elvis Presley to commemorate the 35th anniversary of his death.
Here is a link to this full article:
On AUGUST 11th, “Songs Fit for a King: Top Songwriters Remember ELVIS,” will begin at 1:30p (CT) in the MUSEUM’S FORD THEATRE. Songwriters JERRY CHESTNUTT, MAC DAVIS, BILLY SWAN, and DALLAS FRAZIER will tell stories about their songs that ELVIS recorded. PRESLEY’s producer for many of his ‘comeback’ tracks, CHIPS MOMAN will also sit in for an interview. And there will be many more events.
James Burton: Working with Elvis taught me so much
by Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo
James Burton at the Elvis Presley exhibition
JAMES BURTON has played on more number ones than he can remember. As Elvis Presley’s guitarist, he created some of the most influential guitar riffs in popular music.
Elvis Costello says that he is one of a few players who musicians almost always call ‘legendary’ – Pete Townsend says that James is probably the most important guitar player in American music.
But James himself is much more humble.
“I always play the Elvis songs – Suspicious Minds is a great one, and I love to play Trilogy. Everyone wants to hear those. Elvis was the ultimate performer, and such a good friend. He’d do anything for anyone.”
On his finger is a ring that Elvis gave him.
“He was such a generous man,” says James. “He’d take the rings off his fingers and the watch off his wrist if he thought you’d like it. I tell you I have so many rings, so many watches. He wanted to make people happy and he loved the pleasure of giving.”
As well as Elvis Presley, James has played with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elvis Costello, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, John Denver, The Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gram Parson, Ray Charles, Sonny and Cher, Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, The Mamas and The Papas, Andy Williams and The Monkees – to name a few.
He’s in every music hall of fame, but he says the real reward comes from his audience.
“It’s all about making people happy,” he explains. “That’s what life is all about. I’ll keep playing as long as they keep coming. I just love to perform.”
Birthplace installs marquee, prepares for grand opening
TUPELO – The theater marquee was installed Tuesday at the Elvis Presley Birthplace, marking another step toward the Aug. 9 grand opening.
The new marquee at the Elvis Presley Birthplace features a bright blue “EP.”The Art Deco-style marquee was inspired by the one at the Lyric, where Elvis supposedly had his first kiss. (C. Todd Sherman)
The theater area is closed to the public due to construction, but it visible from inside the gift shop. Scott Blake of Memphis-based Design 500 Inc. designed the marquee.
“I kind of looked at the Lyric and got some ideas from that marquee,” Blake said.
The Lyric is the downtown Tupelo theater where Elvis supposedly had his first kiss. The new marquee at the birthplace is fashioned in an Art Deco style and features a neon blue “EP.” Frank Balton Signs of Memphis built it.
The headlines on the front of it will change, based on what’s happening inside the theater.
The first headline?
“Elvis played here first,” Blake said.
The 120-seat theater is part of a $4.3 million expansion that adds event space, a snack area, a conference room, a bigger gift shop, bathrooms, more parking, picnic areas and a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater.
When it’s all done, the covered area of the birthplace will go from about 6,000 square feet to 16,000, according to Executive Director Dick Guyton.
The theater will be unveiled to the public Aug. 9 at Tupelo’s Elvis Fan Day.
The goal of the expansion is to double the visitor count to the birthplace during the next five years.
Plus, officials hope to convert the tourists to overnight visitors.
The project is partially funded by a $2.8 million tourism bond bill approved by the state in 2010. The bill required a 20 percent local match, which was provided by the city of Tupelo ($310,000), the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau ($150,000) and the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation ($100,000).
The Tupelo CVB board last year gave another $100,000 to the total project.
The birthplace hopes to raise another $2 million to build a 700-seat amphitheater and overlook interpretive trail.
SATURDAY JULY 21, 2012
There is a copy of Jesse’s book available on Ebay for a fairly reasonable price with free shipping for those who are still looking.
The Truth About Elvis Aron Presley: In His Own Words, Donald Hinton, Jesse Garon
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
The following news item comes from the official fan club Elvis Matters. When I first saw the title of this new release, I immediately thought of Elvis’s knowledge regarding his “other home” being Rigel in the Orion constellation…but there is nothing in the description to indicate such a connection. But, this is probably something in which we will all be interested nonetheless.
My good friend, Melinda, shared this with me on Facebook. Below is her comment and I, of course, agree. I like Jesse’s version of that song so very much. I think Jesse likes this song too as he has mentioned it twice during our conversations.
HELLO LINDA, THIS REMINDS ME OF “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE” ITS SOOO CUTE.
Isn’t this just precious!!
News Item – wonderful news!!!!
from Elvis.com @ http://www.elvis.com/news/detail.aspx?id=6481
Sony Records to Present Diamond Album During Elvis Week 2012
July 17, 2012
At this year’s 35th celebration, Elvis Presley will continue to earn gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA).
The King of Rock n’ Roll received ten new sales awards this year. They will be presented during Elvis Week 2012 on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elvis Week Main Stage. This event is free to all guests.
“Elvis’ Christmas Album” will receive Diamond album certification with 10,000,000 copies sold.
“I Got Lucky” will receive Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.
“Elvis In Person (At The International Hotel)” will receive Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.
“Elvis’ Christmas Album” will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 10,000,000 copies sold.
“Elvis Presley” will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.
“Elvis” will receive Multi-Disc Platinum album certification with 1,000,000 copies sold.
“The Very Best Of Love” will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.
“Elvis Sings For Kids” will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.
“Mahalo From Elvis” will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.
“Elvis Christmas” will receive Gold album certification with 500,000 copies sold.
These certifications are based on current standards: 500,000 copies for a gold single or album and 1 million copies for a platinum single or album. Over a hundred Elvis albums, singles, and extended-plays have received gold, platinum or multi-platinum designations from RIAA.
Join thousands of Elvis fans as we accept these awards by attending this free event on August 15, 2012 at the Elvis Week Main Stage. To see a complete schedule of events and our featured guests during Elvis Week 2012, visit www.ElvisWeek.com.
IMPORTANT AND URGENT PRAYER REQUEST
I want to ask that everyone please be praying for our good friend, Mark. He is in the hospital since being taken there yesterday with some serious symptoms. Tests are still being run to determine exactly what is wrong. Please, let’s all pray for his Drs. to be inspired to run the correct tests to determine exactly what is wrong and then to be guided to the very best treatment for him. May God be with Mark and Crystal. My heart goes out to them.
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