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MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

Elvis Presley – The King of Music 2016. All Hail The King!

Below is the link at which you may begin voting for Elvis every day for the year of 2017.  

Let’s make it happen for a third year in a row…2015-2016-?

http://thekingofmusic.com/

http://songofages.com/

http://albumofages.com/

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I sent out my own birthday gift package to Jesse this past Friday.  Because I could not believe my incredibly good luck in finding the perfect birthday card for him, I want to share it below.   He will see the actual card before I mail him this page so I am not spoiling it by posting it here now.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

While we were away from home this afternoon for one of my Dr. appointments, Jesse called two times and left messages for us.  Later tonight, he called back so that we could speak.  He said he was sorry that he had not had a chance to call…just been so busy.  His stomach problem is better.  He and I discussed our health issues.  He said that Chuck Berry is 90 and has a new album coming out this year.  Jesse said that as long as he can keep playing the piano and singing, he thinks he will keep on keepin’ on.   It was certainly a great relief for me to get his calls and to know that he is doing alright.  Made my day, as always!

Jesse has asked that I pass along his thanks to those people who sent gifts to him and to little Nick.  They both appreciated the gifts so very much.  Jesse will try to get around to sending along something to those people.

I will probably not get to be too active here on the site for the rest of this week.  Still in pain and have some things I must get done before going in for a procedure on Friday morning.  I have been given instructions that I should rest a lot Friday upon returning home and the same for Saturday.  

Jesse has not received the package which I sent to him at the end of last week yet because of the New Years postal holiday yesterday.  Can’t wait for him to get the birthday card and our gift.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017

My good friend, Cristóbal, Emailed the below wonderful photo comparison to me and I want to share it here with my visitors.  I thank Cristóbal so very much for brightening our day with this.  Please take note of Jesse’s and Elvis’ thumb in these two photos.  

Cristóbal wrote the following and I agree with him completely:

Dear linda
I send you a photo that has caught my attention. Seeing the photo of Elvis with the children, I remembered the photo of Jesse. As you can see the hands are identical.

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SENDING TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017

I ask that everyone who views this article please do post this on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and spread to all the Elvis fans with whom you are in contact. This will be a great honor for this high school band.

VIDEO: ELVIS PRESLEY FAN CLUB MAKES DONATION TO THS BAND FOR INAUGURAL PARADE TRIP

Comments for this article

By: Allie Martin

Submitted: 01/06/2017 – 6:44pm

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – Tupelo’s Elvis Presley Fan Club is helping the high school band get to Washington DC to march during the inaugural parade.

Fan club members were on hand for a check presentation.  The Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club is donating $5,000 to the band.

The THS band learned about the prestigious invite to march in the parade during Christmas break.

They are the only high school band in the entire state invited to march in the inaugural parade after Donald Trump is sworn in as President.

“Elvis was a dreamer and Elvis’ message to young adults and all children was to believe in your dreams, that they can come true, this is an opportunity for our local Elvis Presley fan club organization to help 180 band members dreams come true, to be a part of history,” said Jack Curtis, president of the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club.

The Tupelo Elvis fan club is challenging area civic groups to contribute to the band’s trip. The trip will cost about $100,000. For information on how you can help, go to https://www.gofundme.com/tupelo-hs-band-inauguration-parade or you can make a donation through the Tupelo based CREATE Foundation.

http://www.wcbi.com/video-elvis-presley-fan-club-makes-donation-ths-band-inaugural-parade-trip/

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I apologize that, due to my health issue, I am late posting any info about the Elvis birthday celebration events.  Below are the events beginning with today:

2017 ELVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

 

Fan Club Presidents’ Event
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Elvis fans are invited to celebrate the work of Elvis Presley fan clubs during this event with special presentations, announcements and more. Special guests includeRobin and Gavin Koon, Elvis’ co-stars in “Follow That Dream.”  Fan club presidents will get an invite to the event directly from EPE to register to attend. Other guests may purchase tickets for $20. Tickets can be purchased at Guest Services starting at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 5. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the start of the event, pending availability.

The Auction at Graceland Preview
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rock Meeting Room, The Guest House at Graceland. Stop by the Auction preview room to view the Elvis lots that will be up for auction on January 7. Guests will also be able to register for a paddle to bid in the auction.

The Auction at Graceland
2:00 p.m. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Fans and collectors from around the world will have the opportunity to participate on-site and online for this auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by Graceland Authenticated. All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. All of the items in the auction have been thoroughly authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, the Graceland affiliated authentication and appraisal service for collectors and fans. Registered bidders can reserve a paddle for in-person bidding by emailing auctioninfo@graceland.com. Advance registration is recommended. Online bidding starts in December. To register and bid online, visit GracelandAuctions.com. For more information about auction registration, auction fees or how to submit items for consideration by Graceland Authenticated for future auctions, visitGraceland.com/Auction.

Elvis Team Trivia – Final Round
4:00 p.m. EP’s Bar and Grill, The Guest House at Graceland. Put together your dream Elvis trivia team and join The Guest House crew to test your Elvis knowledge. This is a progressive trivia challenge with rounds over three days during Elvis’ Birthday. Great prizes up for grabs. FREE to play.

Elvis at the Movies Featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N Main Street. Singer and musician Terry Mike Jeffrey joins the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, singing all the great Elvis Presley movie songs in this astonishing salute. This all-new edition features the smash hits from your Elvis film favorites. Tickets on sale through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra by calling 901-537-2500 or by visiting MemphisSymphony.org.

Live Entertainment at The Guest House at Graceland
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Lobby Lounge, The Guest House at Graceland. Enjoy live music by acoustic soloist Vinnie Hines.

Elvis Happy Birthday and Gospel Tribute at the Gates of Graceland
11:59 p.m. Front of Graceland Gates. D&N’s Elvis Presley Fan Club and the Elvis Meetup Fan Club invite fans to join their annual tradition. Meet at the gates of Graceland on the eve of Elvis’ birthday and join fans from across the globe singing familiar gospel songs and, of course, “Happy Birthday to Elvis.”

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

Official Ribbon Cutting for The Founders Path at The Guest House
8:30 a.m. The Founders Path at The Guest House at Graceland (near tour bus drop-off circle/south entrance). All fans are invited to join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for The Founders Path at The Guest House. The ribbon cutting will take place at the entrance to The Founders Path near the tour bus drop-off circle/south entrance to The Guest House. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, for this one morning only, all guests will be invited to walk the path from The Guest House at Graceland to Graceland Mansion to attend the Birthday Proclamation Ceremony. The Founders Path will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for guests to use to/from the Proclamation Ceremony (weather permitting).

Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony
9:30 a.m. Graceland’s North Lawn. Free admission. Enjoy a ceremony with Graceland/EPE officials, a birthday cake cutting and proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby County officials. Fans who are unable to attend will be able to watch video from the ceremony later that day on Graceland.com.

Birthday Cake and Coffee 
10:30 a.m. Chrome Grille, Graceland Plaza. Complimentary birthday cake and coffee served at the Chrome Grille restaurant across the street from the mansion following the ceremony. Free to all who attend.

Hound Dog Tour: A Musical City Tour Celebrating Elvis by Backbeat Tours
11:00 a.m. Tour departs from Backbeat Tours window at BB King’s Blues Club, located at 143 Beale Street. Join Backbeat Tours for an Elvis tribute tour with a twist! As unique as the man himself, the Hound Dog Tour takes a one-of-a-kind approach to sharing Elvis’ legacy in a high-energy concert and sightseeing tour all rolled into one. Hear all your favorite Elvis hits performed live on Memphis’ only music bus while seeing where he grew up, where he went to school, where he worked, and where he dreamed, as well as sites important to his early career. This special 2 hour tour also includes an optional visit inside the Presley family apartment at Lauderdale Courts – second only to Graceland, the Memphis home where Elvis lived in the longest. Meticulously restored to its 1950s appearance, a visit to Apartment 328 of the Courts is like taking a step back in time, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the lives of Vernon, Gladys, and young Elvis. (If you choose to visit Lauderdale Courts, the tour will last approximately 3 hours). The tour includes exciting sites such as Sun Studio, Elvis’ Audubon Drive home, Humes High School, the Overton Park Shell (the amphitheater where he performed his first big show in 1954), Lansky Bros. clothing store, the Memphian Theater and the Chisca Hotel (home of the WHBQ radio station). Come celebrate the man behind the legend: whether you’re a longtime fan or a new admirer, we guarantee fun for all! The price of the 2 hour tour is $28/adults, $26/seniors and $16/child (7-12 years). The price of the 3 hour tour that includes Lauderdale Courts is $46/adults, $44/seniors and $32/child (7-12 years). Graceland Insiders receive a 10% discount with. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.backbeattours.com/ or by calling Backbeat Tours at 901-527-9415.

Live Entertainment at The Guest House at Graceland
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Lobby Lounge, The Guest House at Graceland. Enjoy live music by piano player Jon Felix.

ADDITIONAL & MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Graceland Tours
Tours of Graceland Mansion, the Elvis Presley Car Museum, Elvis’ custom jets, the I Shot Elvis Exhibit, Elvis’ Hawaii Exhibit, Elvis in Tupelo Exhibit and Elvis in Hollywood Exhibit VIP Exhibit will be available daily. Visit the Graceland.com tickets page for prices and details. Graceland Mansion will be decorated for the holidays indoors and out through January 9. 

Free Walk-Up Times for Meditation Garden 
Daily throughout the year there is a period of time for free-admission walk-up visits to the Meditation Garden at Graceland, where the grave sites of Elvis and members of his family are located. Then the area becomes part of the regular ticketed Graceland Mansion tours for the rest of the day. The winter hours for free walk-up visits are 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. daily. During the Elvis’ Birthday Celebration, there will also be nightly walk-ups from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on January 7 and 8.

Betty Harper Artwork Display 
January 7 & 8. 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Gift Shop, The Guest House at Graceland. Stop by The Guest House at Graceland gift shop to meet Betty Harper and to see her Elvis artwork that will be on display.

 

 https://www.graceland.com/events/birthday.aspx

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MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017

The following quote from Elvis is taken from the book “Elvis Face to Face” by Wanda June Hill whose permission has been given to me for the use of some of her material.  I thank Wanda so very much for her generosity.

He said, “God ain’t gonna let me die on stage, he won’t be that mean to me, I’m gonna be home, with my friends an’ it’ll be all right, you’ll see.
And so he was.

Wanda has stated that Elvis also said to her:

I’ll be gone…but, I’ll be around.

Wanda June Hill’s memories of her friend, Elvis Presley. You can download this book in PDF for freeDONATION REQUESTED.

Download Link: http://elvisfacetoface.wordpress.com

As always, I cannot begin to recommend the two books by Wanda June Hill highly enough.  They are a true joy and blessing to read and treasure.

Below is the link to purchase her first book:  

We Remember, Elvis: REVISED 2006 edition

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Wanda+June+Hill&search-alias=books&field-author=Wanda+June+Hill&sort=relevancerank

This book has been re-released and revised with additional sections added,because after 25 years, Elvis’ dignity has been torn up time after time, by people who didn’t know him, judged him and what he stood for by their own imperfections, desires and delusions for what ever gain they received. He has been one of the most misunderstood and vilified entertainers of his time and for the most part after his death. In this book, We Remember, Elvis many people who did know him, who had personal contact with the man, more than the entertainer have come together to tell their stories and in doing so, let Elvis reveal himself in ways he never was allowed to do while living.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017

I came across the below review of a recently published Elvis book…September, 2016.  I am sharing it here for my visitors and am considering purchasing this book myself.  I know only what I have read in this review and on Amazon so I cannot recommend it from any personal experience.

BOOK REVIEW: “The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley” by Ted Harrison

Reaktion Books

Ted Harrison’s “The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley

ANDREW W. GRIFFIN | JANUARY 12, 2017

CATEGORY: 

RUSTY’S READS

RUSTY’S SCORE

4.5

4.5 Rustys

BOOK REVIEW: The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley by Ted Harrison (Reaktion  Books) 2016

When Elvis Presley died in August 1977, I was only five years old and too young to really know who he was or what his impact had been – up to that point – on popular culture, not only in America but around the world.

And it is that continuing impact on society that is primarily the focus of Ted Harrison’s new book, The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley.

Harrison, a British writer, has long had an interest in all-things-Elvis, having even had a hand in producing a *1997 BBC documentary titled Elvis and the Presleytarians. His knowledge of Presleyana is expansive and is notable in this 251-page, 13-chapter book that has a limited number of photographs included.

Driving back from Florida this summer, my son and I were able to take a detour through Memphis, Tennessee and take the tour of Graceland, Elvis’s home and where he died – allegedly – nearly 40 years ago.

I had been before, but this time I had a chance to see Elvis’s digs through my young son’s eyes. He was fascinated with the garish decorations, the three televisions (airing Dr. Strangelove and Johnny Carson when we came through) and his shooting range. Plus we got to see all of his awards and gold records. It was a lot more fun this time around.

And you know, even though I never considered myself a huge fan of Elvis, there is something about this native of Tupelo, Mississippi that seems to come up more often than not.

And I think my longtime interest in early American rock n’ roll plays a large part. I love the Sun Studio guys and Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent and lots of the R&B guys … the list is long. But it all seems to come back to Elvis for so many people out there. His looks, his style, his sound, his voice – the whole package.

Writes Harrison: “There have been other celebrities who have died before their time – John Lennon himself, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jimi Hendrix – but none of them approach Elvis in their posthumous fame.”

It is true. Elvis commands a tremendous amount of interest. There are countless websites devoted to “The King” and many, many Elvis impersonators – although “tribute artist” is the preferred description, according to the author. And the merchandise not only available at the Graceland gift shop, but around the world, is hard to tabulate.

There is a total commitment to Elvis Presley in all segments of society.

Elvis music can be heard on a SiriusXM channel devoted to the King, which features “updated” versions of old songs like the 1968 track “A Little Less Conversation,” featured in the film Live A Little, Love a Little, which was heard in the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven and was updated into a groovy dance track in 2002 by a Dutch producer and made into a hit that year, introducing younger people to Elvis’s music who might not have otherwise heard it.

What interested me the most in Harrison’s book was his chapter titled “St. Elvis,” where the well-researched religious overtones in Elvis’s work and life – and being – have been analyzed.

Harrison notes the claims of a female friend of Elvis – Wanda June Hill – who said her friend claimed to live near a “Blue Star” in the constellation of Orion, with Elvis allegedly telling Hill: “I am not of this world.” Is it true? Even other friends – Memphis Mafia and others, his own father, Vernon, and Elvis himself – knew there was something different about the man who would captivate so many people.

Harrison gives us plenty of anecdotes, journalistic information about Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, continuing Elvis fandom, conspiracies about whether or not Elvis really died or not and so much more, including the notion that like Christianity, the cult surrounding Elvis Presley has the makings of a future religion, and some people are already taking their love of Elvis in that spiritual direction. 

Some of the book is a bit dry and matter-of-fact, but it’s pages are filled to the brim with Presleyana and key information. I applaud Harrison for cramming so much dirt here. It’s fascinating stuff.

I highly recommend The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley!

http://www.reddirtreport.com/rustys-reads/book-review-death-and-resurrection-elvis-presley-ted-harrison

Below is the link to this book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Death-Resurrection-Elvis-Presley/dp/1780236379/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1484244788&sr=8-1&keywords=the+death+and+resurrection+of+elvis+presley&linkCode=sl1&tag=reddirrep-20&linkId=296cc6dfbb67880ffb2e6373359a2fbc

“There is no other way to put it: Elvis is the King. Note the present tense: even though Elvis (supposedly) died nearly forty years ago, he has lived on in our hearts, as a sound, as an image, and as an especially vigorous personality. In fact, it’s safe to say no other celebrity has done so quite as well. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley is the story of that afterlife, of Elvis after he left the building. Walking the eccentrically carpeted rooms of Graceland, bidding into stratospheric sums on his auctioned relics, and mingling among the some 200,000 impersonators of his likeness, Ted Harrison offers nothing less than the ultimate Elvis tribute.

Harrison begins, of course, in pilgrimage: to Graceland. He shows how Elvis’s estate was pillaged nearly to ruin by his manager but was saved through the deft business acumen and financial vision of his divorced wife, one Priscilla Presley. If Graceland seems holy, that’s because it is: Harrison unveils in Elvis’s allure a deeply spiritual dimension, showing how Elvis fans, over the decades, have anointed their idol with Christ-like qualities. Through Elvis’s extravagance, Harrison raises fascinating links between money and faith, and through Elvis’s life, he shows how the King actually fulfilled a host of roles ranging from hero to martyr to saint. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis’s extraordinary charisma and—lest we forget—his astonishing musical genius.how Elvis’s estate was pillaged nearly to ruin by his manager but was saved through the deft business acumen and financial vision of his divorced wife, one Priscilla Presley. If Graceland seems holy, that’s because it is: Harrison unveils in Elvis’s allure a deeply spiritual dimension, showing how Elvis fans, over the decades, have anointed their idol with Christ-like qualities. Through Elvis’s extravagance, Harrison raises fascinating links between money and faith, and through Elvis’s life, he shows how the King actually fulfilled a host of roles ranging from hero to martyr to saint. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis’s extraordinary charisma and—lest we forget—his astonishing musical genius.

Fascinating, colorful, and deeply informative, this book is a must-have for any fan, anyone who was ever lucky enough to see Elvis alive or who hopes they might still be able to.”

Below is the video, which is available on several different YouTube channels, of the BBC documentary mentioned in the above book review, *Elvis and the Presleytarians.  I have watched this video some years ago but have not shared it heretofore on this site, to the best of my recollection.  There is a version on YouTube which was created 5 years ago…but which is broken into four approx. 8-minute segments.  Below is the link to Part 1 of that series of videos which is my preference.  However, I will share a more recent full version below which was posted on YouTube by another channel more recently. 

ELVIS & THE PRESLEYTARIANS (Part 1 of 4)

PhantomTCB  Published 5 years ago

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJhQ8FRn8Bg

I FEEL SURE THAT JESSE WOULD MUCH PREFER THAT I SHARE WITH MY VISITORS, BEFORE YOU READ THE ABOVE BOOK OR VIEW THE FOLLOWING VIDEO, THAT HE HAS STATED MANY TIMES “I AM ONLY HUMAN“.  

JESSE HAS NEVER ONCE ALLUDED TO ANY OF THE BELIEFS WHICH MAY BE EXPRESSED ABOUT ELVIS IN THIS MATERIAL.  JESSE IS A VERY MODEST AND HUMBLE MAN WHO, I FEEL SURE, IS GOING TO CRINGE A LITTLE WHEN HE VIEWS THIS VIDEO.  HOWEVER, I AM SURE THAT HE WILL FEEL BLESSED AND HONORED THAT THERE ARE THOSE WHO LOVE HIM SO MUCH WHO DO REVERE HIM IN THIS WAY.

ELVIS & The PRESLEYTARIANS – ” 1997 documentary “

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy1aU4k0dmo

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy1aU4k0dmo

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A Happy Birthday rendition which I think Jesse will enjoy.

Happy Birthday Elvis 2017

 Featureman Published on Jan 8, 2017

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TomWillett My CDBaby music
http://www.ezpianochords.com/ My Piano Chord site
Happy 82nd birthday to Jesse Garon and Elvis Aaron Presley of Memphis, TN. You can read about Elvis’ twin and Elvis story at many sites. Elvis helped to change the way we make and listen to music. He was possibly the most influential entertainer of the Twentieth Century and maybe of all time. His style and approach to walking onto a stage and performing is still being copied. This is my Happy Birthday tribute video for Elvis and his millions of fans. Thanks to my friend, Danny for the Palomino shirt which helps me to tell some of the story in this video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFHwpvnGbTo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFHwpvnGbTo

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

I am happy to share that Jesse phoned me this afternoon.  We did have a good visit and he is doing fine.  He called to check on my health issues to see if the treatment which I had done did help with my pain.  I will be seeing the doctor again on the 25th to see what he suggests doing next as I still have the same pain as before.  But speaking with Jesse was the best medicine for me and made me feel better.  He is the best brother in the world.  

I want to explain to everyone that, because of my pain, I don’t sit at the computer nearly as much as I have heretofore. Therefore, I am not corresponding in response to Emails, etc.  I did inactivate my account on Facebook because it was becoming a problem for me due to the number of private messages which I was receiving.   It had become too demanding and time consuming.  I may reactivate my Facebook account at some point, but will not resume corresponding.  I thank everyone for understanding.

I will continue to update my website as often as possible.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2017

Well, well, well…here we go one more time.  The following is another example of the conspiracy stories about Elvis being sighted at Graceland which come out after almost every event held there.  These types of rumors are just one of the many causes of my leaving Facebook and restricting my correspondence.  I got messages from people asking me about this kind of nonsense way too often.  Even when I refer them to my website for the truth and denounce the false stories, many people keep on chasing after the gossip and fake stories.   Even worse, when it is coming from people who I have allowed to have contact with Jesse and still they chase after the impostors and those who are simply victims of mistaken identity. 

Very frustrating for me after so many years of telling nothing but the truth here on my site.

I state unequivocally that this is NOT Elvis, who IS Jesse, at the Jan. 8, 2017 birthday celebration.  PERIOD!!

Elvis Presley ALIVE? Bearded dead ringer for The King spotted in 2017 sparks web storm

A BEARDED dead ringer for fallen icon Elvis Presley has been spotted at his Graceland home – fuelling speculation The King is alive and well.

By Joshua Nevett EXCLUSIVE / Published 16th January 2017

FACEBOOK/GETTY

THE KING: Many truth seekers believe this bearded man is none other than Elvis Presley

Despite the death of the American singer in 1977, age 42, conspiracy theorists across the world are convinced the star is still with us.

Notorious theories of the King of Rock and Roll faking his own death and going into hiding have been whirling around the web for decades.

No offical cause of death was given, although post-mortem tests revealed his body was full of prescription drugs believed to have cause heart failiure. 

Now new shock pictures of a mysterious bearded man mingling with fans at an event to mark his 82nd birthday have reignited the debate.

A cake-cutting ceremony to remember the music superstar was held on the front lawn of his Graceland home on Sunday January 8, 2017.

FACEBOOK

IN HIDING: Body guards can be seen stood around the bearded man

GETTY

LEGEND: Elvis Presley died in 1977 of a suspected heart attack

Dozens were in attendance at The Guest House in Memphis, Tennessee, where birthday celebrations were held for the first time.

Intriguing images from the event showing the chubby grey-haired man stood among the crowd were posted to a Facebook page named “Elvis Presley Is Alive”.

In the snaps, the man, wearing a black jacket, a cap and shades, is seen stood surrounded by bodyguards with fans honouring Elvis at the bash.

At first glance his likeness to the Love Me Tender ace is dubious as the man, sporting a pony tail, appears to have different facial features.

But despite inconsistencies, growing numbers of truth seekers are sold on the theory that Elvis never left the building at all.

GETTY

ICON: Elvis would have turned 82 on January 8 2017

FACEBOOK

LOOKALIKE: Conspiracy theorists are convinced the man is Elvis

“Must be our Elvis. The bodyguards are so obvious. ”

Anna Brennan

Opinions on whether the unknown man could really be the King, aged 82, are deeply divided on social media.

Susan Bradley wrote: “I did notice that man at a few points during the video and wondered if it was him.

“I thought, he’s hiding in plain site again. The people next to him probably have no idea.”

Janet Porter posted: “When I watched it I got so excited when I noticed the man and saw the tcb jacket and hat.

“I knew it was Elvis straight away so happy he got to spend his birthday celebration with his fans.”

Anna Brennan commented: “Must be our Elvis. The bodyguards are so obvious. Wish I was there so much. I would have noticed him.”

FACEBOOK

DEAD RINGER: The man is seen wearing a black jacket, baseball cap and shades

But some are of the view that the mystery bloke is actually Jesse Garon Presley, the stillborn identical twin brother of the Blues Suede Shoes singer.

Wild theories claiming Jesse, delivered 35 minutes before Elvis, survived the birth and lives to this day are well known among fanatics.

Marisa Berardinelli wrote: “Wow. We got a glimpse of Jesse yayy. We thank you so much for pointing it out to us.”

In a post ruminating over his features, the Facebook page wrote: “Look at this picture! Notice the pony tail? Elvis does not have a pony tail, therefore this must be Jesse.

GETTY

Many were more skeptical of the theory.

Melinda Faulkner wrote: “This is not Elvis. The face is too wide.”

Julie Chastain Kee posted: “Let him be.”

Another “Elvis is alive” conspiracy theory involving a pony-tailed, grey-haired groundsman working at Graceland, surfaced last year.

Footage of the man at the 3.8-acre estate was posted to YouTube in June 2016.

But the man denied being the King after speaking out about the conspiracy theory that has swept the web.

 http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/578658/elvis-presley-birthday-not-dead-died-alive

Below are the links to two more articles featuring much of the same above story.  This makes me think of the old saying “A lie travels around the world while the truth is lacing up it’s boot straps.

http://www.inquisitr.com/3886563/elvis-presley-is-alive-conspiracy-theorists-claim-after-bearded-look-alike-was-captured-on-camera-at-graceland-home-anniversary/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/754519/is-elvis-alive-conspiracy-theory-presley-hiding-plane-sight-graceland

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

Well, well, well…I see that the above sighting nonsense is gaining traction in the media.  This is such a shame and an injustice to the truth about Jesse who IS the man the world knew as Elvis Aron Presley.

I received word from a friend tonight that this silly video has been shown on the TV show “Inside Edition” and then I came across the below Internet news article about it again.

I post it here as the joke that it is.  As you can see, that contemptible Facebook page about which I have cautioned everyone in the past appears to be at the root of this newest pile of garbage…Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive.   As you can see, this despicable Facebook page is continuing to spread their crazy lies about Elvis’ other siblings as well.   Also, their lies about Pastor Bob Joyce.  They have no shame!!!

Is Elvis Presley Still Alive? New Footage Reignites Conspiracy Theorists

By Jeff Giles January 17, 2017 9:37 AM

Facebook

We saw a slew of rock stars die in 2016, so perhaps it’s only fitting that we’ve started 2017 with a fresh round of conspiracy theories suggesting Elvis Presley is secretly still alive.It’s all courtesy of the fittingly named Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive Facebook group, where admins have pointed to livestream footage from Presley’s 2017 “birthday proclamation” event, held Jan. 8 at the singer’s Graceland estate, that supposedly offers proof of some beyond-the-grave shenanigans — specifically images of a burly bearded man standing in the background next to what appear to be security guards.

The footage has started making the rounds with a variety of publications, including NME and the U.K.’s Sun tabloid — although while those headlines suggest the man in the background might be Elvis, the Presley Is Alive group actually seems to believe it’s his stillborn twin Jesse … who is also apparently secretly still among the living.

It’s all a fairly deep rabbit hole to dive into, but if you’ve got a few free moments, it’s a field of — for lack of a better term — study that isn’t without a little entertainment value, and points the interested reader toward a version of the world in which a living Elvis lurks in hiding (and/or in the background of Home Alone) as a pastor named Bob Joyce, along with his brothers (Jesse and secret third sibling Clayton). You will most likely want to carry a large grain of salt with you on your journey, but it’s all rarely less than interesting.

“‘Elvis didn’t die. The body did. We’re keeping up the good spirits. We’re keeping Elvis alive,’” one post quotes longtime Presley manager Colonel Tom Parker as saying at the funeral. “‘I talked to him this morning and he told me to carry on.’ Isn’t this an odd statement to make?”

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/elvis-still-alive-2017/?trackback=tsmclip

If you care to do a search, you will find that this story is now widespread and has been carried by other Internet “news” sites as well.  Lots of people are gonna have egg on their face over this story just like all the other zany sightings.

Jesse does not want to be tracked down nor recognized whatsoever.  He has stated this many times and has never once wavered on this topic.  He wants to live out his life in private.  All that these crazy rumors accomplish is to cause him to be even more cautious about going anywhere that he might be recognized…more constraints upon him.  He has told me this in the past regarding the stories about sightings which I have shared with him in the recent past.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017

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How on earth can anyone actually believe that this is the same man in these photos?????  Look at the broad face, short nose, chubby cheeks…

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This sounds like an interesting show…I am listening to it as I post this now.   I haven’t seen much of Larry Geller for some time and was happy to see that this interview just took place yesterday.

1 17 17 The Cindy Cochran Show: Larry Geller, Elvis Presley’s long time Hair Stylist

The Cindy Cochran Show

Published on Jan 17, 2017

Elvis Presley’s longtime hair stylist,Larry Geller, who was responsible for that Elvis look. Larry became one of Elvis closest friends and confidants until his death,.he loves sharing the memories of Elvis…below is a picture of the Colonel, Elvis, and Larry.”Elvis is back in the building” tomorrow on The Cindy Cochran Show

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktg0ZUxeWsE

Don’t let Larry’s description of the events at the funeral home throw you.  Jesse has explained to me what took place that day.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

Below is a video about the celebration of Elvis’ birth at the birthplace in Tupelo on January 8, 2017.  I think Jesse will enjoy seeing this.  When one stops to think about it, Tupelo is much more the appropriate place for celebrating his birth.

Elvis Birthday

WCBI  

Published on Jan 8, 2017

The city of Tupelo celebrated the birth of probably its most notable native.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGL6DTlNs6A&feature=em-share_video_user

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT

ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017…A beautiful day for our beautiful country…

America the Beautiful – Elvis Presely ( fast live version )

King Elvis Presley

Published on Nov 10, 2016

America the Beautiful – Elvis Presely ( fast live version )…
# 2016 US Elections song …….

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-w8R3wd70

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e-w8R3wd70

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017

I somehow missed this news which took place on December 19, 2016.   Guess Christmas had me distracted.

KOBALT SIGNS ‘MOMENTOUS’ DEAL TO ADMINISTER ELVIS PRESLEY PUBLISHING CATALOGUE

DECEMBER 19, 2016

BY MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE

Kobalt has inked a deal with with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC to administer the vast majority of the Presley publishing catalogue worldwide.

The deal, which incorporates more than 1,000 songs, includes classic hits such as “All Shook Up”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “A Little Less Conversation”, “Return to Sender”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and many others.

The agreement comes into effect in January 2017.

In a statement, Kobalt said the catalogue contained “some of the most desired tracks for film and TV trailers, soundtracks, and commercials”.

Music from the catalogue was most recently featured in worldwide blockbusters like Bad Santa 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Joy. “Love Me Tender” is the soundtrack for Ralph Lauren’s current fragrance campaign.

“THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY MOMENTOUS DEAL.”

WILLARD AHDRITZ, KOBALT

In October 2016, Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra released, “The Wonder of You” becoming the record breaking 13th No. 1 album by a solo artist in the UK.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kobalt to ensure that Elvis’ legacy as the King of Rock and Roll lives on forever” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO of ABG.

Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO of ABG stated “We are dedicated to preserving Elvis’ tremendous body of work and we are confident that Kobalt is committed to that same goal.”

Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt, said of the agreement: “This is an absolutely momentous deal. We are happy to be working with Authentic Brands Group and are humbled by the great job they do. Elvis’ music will continue to influence future generations and we are honored to be a part of that.”

Laurent Hubert, President, Platform and Investments, at Kobalt stated, “We are thrilled to represent such an iconic artist and a catalogue of such timeless songs. There is not a more groundbreaking artist that fits so well with Kobalt’s innovative approach to the music business.”

http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/kobalt-signs-momentous-deal-to-administer-elvis-presley-publishing-catalogue/

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

South Dakota museum awarded ownership of Presley guitar

Dirk Lammers

South Dakota museum awarded ownership of Presley guitar

FILE – This April 22, 2013, file photo, shows the slightly smashed acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley during the final tour before his death in 1977 on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, S.D. A federal judge has ruled Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, that the South Dakota museum is the legal owner of the guitar played by Elvis Presley. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 8:25 pm | Updated: 8:46 pm, Mon Jan 23, 2017.

Associated Press 

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that a South Dakota museum is the legal owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley.

The Martin D-35 guitar has been on display at the National Music Museum in Vermillion since 2013. It had been donated by collector and musician Robert Johnson (not the legendary blues artist). But months later, Tennessee-based collector Larry Moss contacted the museum saying he was the rightful owner and the donor was not in a position to give away the guitar.

The National Music Museum asked a judge in July 2014 to declare it the legal owner of the guitar.

A judge ruled Monday that Moss never owned the title, never possessed the guitar and never paid for it, and didn’t take legal action during his three-year wait for the instrument. The museum received the guitar’s title in 2013 and is the legal owner, the court found.

Presley played the guitar during his 1977 tour and gave it to a fan in St. Petersburg, Florida, when it was damaged. Presley died six months later.

“We are elated to receive this judgment on the guitar,” National Music Museum Director Cleveland Johnson said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that our passionate commitment to it will ensure that it stays at the NMM for the enjoyment of our future visitors. We are the most suited to the guitar’s safeguarding and physical preservation. It’s in the best hands.”

http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/state_region/south-dakota-museum-awarded-ownership-of-presley-guitar/article_945dc813-6d1b-5108-bafa-9c58ca825e7f.html

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

Just want to let my visitors know that Jesse did phone me this afternoon.  But, unfortunately, we were not in the house and missed his call.  He did leave a good message and he is fine.  He will call again when he can.  As always, made me so sad that I missed speaking with him, but hearing his message was a real day brightener for us.

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT

ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

The first airing date for the new CMT TV series “Sun Records” has been announced for Feb. 23, 2017.  This should be good if done in a respectful and truthful manner.

Sun Records on CMT | Filming in Memphis

CMT  

Published on Jan 27, 2017

Our Sun Records cast and crew talk about the magic of filming in Memphis. The new scripted series premieres Thursday, February 23 at 10/9c on CMT.

About Sun Records:
Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=r322Tfyxs8A

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r322Tfyxs8A

Below are several more related videos:

Sun Records on CMT | The Story

CMT

Published on Jan 26, 2017

Our Sun Records cast and crew tell the story of our new scripted series. Premieres Thursday, February 23 at 10/9c on CMT.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMacbMQZ38

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMacbMQZ38

Sun Records: A Brief History

Brian McTamaney

Published on Apr 4, 2013

In this episode, I take a look at where Rock & Roll was born. SUN RECORDS! (Please note: this is a tribute and made for educational purposes. Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders.)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCwMBJTmYo

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCwMBJTmYo

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Jesse called me late Saturday afternoon.  He is not feeling really well and has a cold or the flu with a fever.  He was calling back to see how I am doing.  So, we had a nice commiserating visit.  It was wonderful speaking with him as always.  He promised to take really good care of himself.

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CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS February, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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