CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS, MARCH, 2015 CONT’D
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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VISIT “THE KING OF MUSIC” POLLING SITE AND VOTE FOR ELVIS EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR. WE SIMPLY CANNOT LET ANYONE ELSE CLAIM ELVIS’ RIGHTFUL TITLE. BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SITE FOR VOTING:
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
I think everyone will enjoy the YouTube video below. It is a documentary film focusing on Elvis’ incredible generosity. There are interviews with so many people who knew Elvis and were the recipients of gifts because of his generous spirit.
200 CADILLACS (Elvis Presley)
Published on May 26, 2014
Documentary detailing Elvis extraordinary generosity. Featuring Linda Thompson and tons more people who knew Elvis; Jerry Schilling, Marion Cocke, Myrna Smith et al. included are 200 rare Elvis photos.
I think Jesse will enjoy seeing this also.
Monday, March23, 2015
As I mentioned earlier when writing about Jesse’s most recent call, there is a fairly recently published book out there which contains some very hurtful lies about me and Jesse. These are the same old lies which I have come up against time after time…they were started years ago by two of the nastiest people I have ever encountered in my life. Mary Smiley and Paul Monroe perpetrated these lies way back in 2001. Mary Smiley was the chief originator of the lies. The lies ended up on EIN by way of an interview with Paul Monroe.
Then a man who is obsessed with the destruction of my web site, my reputation, my truth on this site, and the exposing of Elvis who is Jesse. This man has gone all over the Internet with his vicious lies. He does believe that Elvis faked his death, but he cannot, or will not, accept that Jesse is Elvis. The reason for this is mostly because of his being jealous of me and my friendship with the man who was Elvis Presley, plus the success of my web site. He has lied about me on Facebook, his blog page, the petition which he has placed on the Internet to get enough votes to present it to EPE and PP in order to get my web site shut down. This has been in existence for about a year and a half. Also on Twitter…and he has made videos about me and Jesse on YouTube. There is no truth in this man.
This man became associated with Bill Beeny who furnished the supposed Elvis DNA to FOX 8 back in 2002 to be compared to Jesse’s DNA. This man is basing his campaign against me and Jesse based on the fact that Bill Beeny declared that Jesse is not Elvis based solely upon that one DNA test. I have always believed that the samples which Beeny furnished are bogus and not really that of Elvis’ 1975 biopsy and the 1977 autopsy.
I want to present today a link to documents which prove that Bill Beeny is a shyster who has an extremely checkered past. A good friend wrote to tell me that she had lived in the vicinity of Bill Beeny for 30 years. She went on to say that he was dishonest and had cheated a number of people out of their property. When she told me this, I asked her if she could find any documentation of the crooked actions of Beeny. Bless this sweet woman, she furnished me with a link to all manner of records on Beeny and his dishonorable history. I have always contended that Bill Beeny was a “used car type shyster”…and that IS exactly what he has exhibited in his professional and private life. I shall insert below the link which was shared with me so that everyone may read for themselves the real truth about the man whose “Elvis DNA” has been used against Jesse, Dr. Hinton, and me for all these many years.
You see, I was involved in the decision making process of Jesse furnishing his DNA to FOX 8 and I KNEW that the DNA which Jesse sent to them would absolutely match that of Elvis Aron Presley. It has taken me many years to finally have some proof of the type person that Beeny was/is. He has carried out some dishonorable and hair brain schemes. He owned and ran The Elvis Is Alive Museum which was sold several years ago. I have been told that the person who bought that museum on Ebay later learned that he had been defrauded by Beeny. This one account is not documented…though it was told to me by a credible person.
My question has always been: Why would a legitimate Dr. give away Elvis Presley’s samples to a man off the street of Beeny’s reputation and lack of character? It never made any sense at all.
Below is the link at which you may see the history of Bill Beeny. So judge for yourself.
From this link you will see all of the following plus more:
Beeny faced constant legal problems over questionable financial and licensing practices in running his Missouri Youth Ranch and his Denver-area radio station “The Voice of Reason”. In 1960, accusations of marital infidelity forced Beeny from his position as pastor of the New Testament Baptist Church, which he had founded in a St. Louis storefront five years earlier. Lawsuits over an allegedly fraudulent bond issue to finance his ranch and broadcasting operations soon followed. After his resignation, Beeny….
Bill Beeny Is Refused Broadcasting License,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5-6 March 1971. “Evangelist Says He Resigned as Pastor over ‘Differences,'” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9 April 1961.
As for the supposed Elvis DNA, you will read a lengthy report from EIN (the same EIN which published lies about me and which ultimately caused me to construct my own web site to prove the truth about myself and Jesse). EIN explained the fatal flaw in Beeny’s Elvis DNA…there is NO chain of custody which would hold up in law. Beeny has claimed that he has read the entire Elvis autopsy report…which almost has to be a lie. The reason for this is that the family requested the autopsy which precluded it from being released to anyone without the family’s granting release.
Below is the FOX 8 news report on which Beeny and his so-called Elvis DNA result may be seen…and Beeny’s declaration that Jesse cannot be Elvis. This is my own video on YouTube.
ELVIS IS ALIVE. DR. HINTON FOX 8 INTERVIEW IN NOVEMBER, 2002 ABOUT ELVIS ALIVE AND NOW JESSE
Linda Sigmon Uploaded on Mar 13, 2011
The above is one piece of the “proof” upon which, the man MM, has spread his lies about me. He has repeatedly published that Jesse is not Elvis based upon Beeny’s supposed Elvis samples. MM has extracted just the portion of this report which suits his need to use against Jesse and me. MM chooses to ignore the second video below which tells a much different story.
FOX 8 in Cleveland ran quite a few reports based upon their further investigation regarding Jesse.
Below, is another FOX 8 news report which aired in November, 2008. You will see in this report that Jesse’s DNA DID match that of Elvis’ two first cousins…one on the Presley side and one on the Smith side. This is documented on my web site by means of the two DNA reports. No one, on earth, has DNA which could match these two first cousins except Elvis himself. The only other person who would be able to do this would be Elvis’ cousin, Patsy, whose father was Vester Presley and whose mother was the sister of Gladys. She is, of course a female, and she most certainly would not be submitting DNA to be tested.
ELVIS IS ALIVE – NOW JESSE. INTERVIEW WITH DR. HINTON – FOX 8 REPORT 2008
I will stop on the topic of Beeny’s bogus DNA…check it all out and decide for yourself. In case I did not clearly explain my reason for presenting all of these facts once more is because of the fact that the recently published book has quotes from MM’s web site, etc. included in the book in derogatory terms regarding me and the absolute truth on my site.
The second thing which MM touts constantly, like a broken record, is that he claims to have proved that the man in the photo which I have of Jesse with his grandson is not Elvis…but an imposter whose photo has been used. This lie has been around the block repeatedly spurred on by MM’s lies and the propagation of that same tired lie by those who have been taken in by MM.
I proved, beyond any shadow of a doubt, who the man in MM’s black and white photo from 1950 really is. Not only have I proved who the man in MM’s photo actually is, but I furnished other photos of the man in MM’s photo spanning over his lifetime as he aged and it is absolutely proven that the man in MM’s photo did NOT look one whit like Jesse in the photo as he aged. I refer everyone back to my Current News and Events pages for December, 2013 in which you will see the proof that the man in MM’s photo is the father of Jerry Presley. He is shown in MM’s black and white photo holding two babies…the two babies are his twin sons, Jerry and Terry Presley. I have provided photos of Mr. Dale Presley throughout his lifetime as well as the site from which MM’s black and white photo originated…a site owned by Jerry Presley. Below is the photographic proof as is shown on the web site of Jerry Presley himself.
MM has chosen to just ignore the proof that he is lying while he charges ahead spewing forth his lies. I have not focused on MM for over a year and I have no intention of doing so now…other than to discredit the use of MM’s material in the book.
I refuse to display the title of the book and the author’s name here because I will NOT furnish any free exposure of this slimy book which could lead to anyone wasting their money on his book out of curiosity. I have exchanged communication with the author after seeing that he has actually lifted an image from my web site to use against me while stating the lies told by MM about me. The image he lifted from my site is one of the original collage photos of Jesse’s photo comparing it with photos of Elvis. Longtime visitors to my site will recall that those collages were created by one of my supporters specifically to be displayed here on my web site. It was an original creation which was not to be used in any manner…PERIOD…much less in a book published to discredit the truth on my site.
Here are the documented photos of Mr. Dale Presley proving that MM is out and out lying about the photo of Jesse.
Below you will see photos of Rev. Dale Presley as he progressed later in his life and as you will see, there is absolutely NO resemblance to Jesse’s photo taken in 1994 with his grandson Benjamin.
Please visit this web site for the proof of Jerry Presley’s date of birth…this is Jerry Presley’s web site.
http://www.castlerecords.com/ca02070.htm Jerry and his identical twin, Terry,…
Jerry was born in March of 1950 to Rev. and Mrs. Dale Presley. He has a twin brother named Terry…
Below is the absolute proof which I displayed to show that the 1950 black and white photo which MM is parading around claiming as being the man in Jesse’s photo with his grandson, Benjamin, is actually the father of Jerry Presley and that in the 1950 photo Rev. Dale Presley is holding his new twin sons Jerry and Terry.
Even after all the documentation which I have furnished to prove that MM is lying about that 1950 photo, he still persists in displaying that lie on his different Internet locations.
Please follow this link which absolutely proves who the man in the 1950 photo is. Here you will see many photos of Jerry Presley’s family including the one which MM is circulating while naming me a “fraud”.
Below is a screen capture of this page showing the 1950 photo which MM is showing all over the Internet as being the man in Jesse’s photo. The MM photo is shown with a yellow outline of it.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
A new good friend,Declan, posted the following links on our blog page. These links furnish us with photos of Jerry Presley’s father in much more recent years than the one in 1950 when he was holding his twin little boys, Jerry and Terry.
You will see in the two photos below which I would guess were taken in the 1970’s and 1990’s…(judging by Jerry’s own age in these photos) absolutely prove beyond all shadow of a doubt that Jesse’s photo is of Jesse himself, WHO IS/WAS ELVIS ARON PRESLEY. This proves that it is NOT Jerry Presley’s father in Jesse’s 1994 photo.
Rev. Dale Presley in 1950 holding his twin sons, Jerry and Terry.
That is Rev. Dale Presley who is on the back row with his hand on his son’s shoulder. Seen wearing the blue and white checked shirt. Now, I ask you…does that man look like Jesse in the photo from 1994?
Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members. 3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley (wearing the blue checkered shirt). http://www.jerrypresleyshow.com/photos/history17.htm
Rev. Dale Presley shown above with Jerry and other family members. 3rd man from your right is Rev. Presley.
I suggest to MM that it would be NO problem, whatsoever, to subpoena Jerry Presley to testify that the photo of Jesse most certainly is NOT the same man shown in the three above photos.
I apologize for rehashing all of this old news again. But, when I saw in this new book that this author had quoted MM and used his 1950 photo saying that I was outed by MM when he “proved” that my photo is not of Jesse who IS the very same man the world knew as Elvis Aron Presley.
I was absolutely shocked and horrified when I read all of MM’s lies about me quoted verbatim in this book.
The author was quite coarse and rude to me when I first approached him about having used something from my web site in his book. I tried my level best to refer him to the proof of the truth which I have on my site. I doubt very seriously that he has taken any time to view the true facts on my site. He initially referred to my message to him as “nonsense”. I purchased his book on Kindle so that I could see exactly what he had about me in his book. Again, I was shocked and horrified to read MM’s verbatim lies about me. The author simply copied and pasted MM’s garbage into his book.
Below is the image which the author lifted from my web site, without my permission, and the author’s summation based on MM’s crap.
I looked, in depth, into the possibility of launching a law suit against MM back in Dec. 2013. But decided that it would not be worth my time and money to do so because all I wanted was for MM to remove his lies about me from the Internet. I do not want any financial compensation at all…and it is a good thing because MM does not have a proverbial “pot to pee in”. LOL It is very disconcerting to see someone publish a book using MM’s lies about me in the context of a legitimate book.
I just had to get all of this off my chest. I am going to just drop the whole thing once more and hopefully not have this crap shoved in my face again. There will come a day of reckoning for the likes of MM and the author of this ill researched book…vengeance is mine saith the Lord.
I ask my visitors who read all of this one favor: Should you encounter anyone who is passing around the lies told about me and Jesse, would you please give them the link to this page of my site and ask them to read the truth. I thank each of you for spending your time looking into the truth which I have presented above.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
I love this photo from Scotty Moore’s web site.
Rehearsing for the last Ed Sullivan show appearance, and with the new cabinet for the EchoSonic (see the page on Studio 50 http://scottymoore.net/studio50.html)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
This is a really good article about the time that Colin Powell met Elvis in Germany. I thank my good friend, Rigel, for bringing this to my attention.
When Colin Powell Met Sergeant Elvis Presley
Image credit: Getty Images
In 1956, a 21-year-old Elvis Presley was drafted into the United States Army. By that time, he had already recorded and released hits like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Hound Dog,” and was one of the biggest celebrities in the country. Despite being deemed eligible for Special Services, a post that would have had him merely entertain the troops, Elvis opted to serve like a regular soldier (a move that turned out to be a boon for his public image). In the words of this newsreel, “Uncle Sam doesn’t play favorites”:
On March 24, 1958, Elvis officially entered the U.S. Army. His two-year stint took him overseas, and he served in West Germany from October 1, 1958 until March 2, 1960 as a member of the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor, where he was eventually promoted to Sergeant.
It was there, near Giessen, that Colin Powell, the future Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, was serving as a young lieutenant in the 3rd Armored Division. He met Elvis on a wooded road, and recalls running into him to the BBC: “He served his country for two years, I saw him in the field, I ran across him in the woods while he was doing what every other GI does.” He remembers Elvis as being “grimy” and “weary-looking” at the time of their meeting, but still polite and disciplined, saluting Powell and shaking his hand. “He was thought of well enough by his commanders that he was promoted from private to sergeant before,” Powell said. “What impressed me at the time was that instead of seeking celebrity treatment, Elvis had done his two-year hitch, uncomplainingly, as an ordinary GI, even rising to the responsibility of an NCO.”
In his autobiography, Powell mentions that the only time his children “perked up” when listening to his war stories was upon hearing this anecdote about meeting Elvis. “That their father had shaken the King’s hand astonished my kids.”
Powell of course, would stay in the military and rise to the rank of four-star general. Elvis, meanwhile, returned to “normal” civilian life in 1960. “The first thing I have to do,” he said in his first post-Army interview, “is to cut some records. And then after that I have the television show with Frank Sinatra.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
My thanks to Wanda and Maia who shared the following special video with me earlier this week.
Interlude/Suspicious Minds (“Viva Elvis” Remix)
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015
This is some good news…
Blackwood family returns in ‘16
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 1:44 pm
One of the most famous and respected names in the history of the Branson entertainment scene, the Blackwood family, announced they will return to Ozark Mountain Country next year and perform morning shows at the Starlite Theatre.
“The Blackwood Singers gospel music lineage is iconic in American music history.,” said Branson entertainer Billy Dean. “Not only were they inspirational to Elvis Presley but to millions of country music fans, including myself.
“Gospel music is a tradition in Branson, and we are so proud to have that tradition continue at The Starlite Theatre with the Blackwoods Morning Show for 2016.”
The Blackwood name dates back more 75 years, starting with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet in 1934 with James, Roy, Doyle and Roy’s son R.W. Blackwood, Sr. In 1954, R.W Blackwood Sr., Bill Lyles and Johnny Ogburn died in a plane crash.
J.D. Sumner then joined the Blackwood Brothers Quartet as the bass singer. While he was a teenager, Elvis Presley idolized Sumner’s singing after seeing him perform with the Sunshine Boys.
They became friends and Sumner often spoke of how he used to sneak Presley in to see the Blackwoods sing. The group sang at the funeral of Presley’s mother Gladys. James Blackwood and Sumner’s own group, the Stamps, also sang at Elvis Presley’s funeral.
The Blackwoods were a big part of the Branson music scene for many years with their own show at the Ozark Jubilee Theater. Today, the Blackwood family legacy is carried on today by R.W. Blackwood Jr. and his wife Donna.
For the past 15 years, the Blackwood Singers featuring R.W. Jr. and Donna Blackwood, have performed at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and last year was their most successful season to date.
“We hate to leave all of our friends,” Donna Blackwood said. “But it is a dream come true to go back home to Branson to be with our family and 11 grandkids.”
The morning show at The Starlite Theatre is set to feature their famous harmonies and many of their biggest hits along with lots of laugher and stories from their 81 year musical history.
In all, the Blackwood Singers have been awarded eight Grammys, 27 Dove Awards, five All-American Music Awards, the Publishers Choice Diamond Award, and the coveted Living Legend Award in Gospel Music. In addition to all the accolades, the family has also performed with the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Roy Rogers, and pop icons such as Frankie Avalon, Cher, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
“Some of the happiest times of my life have been listening to great gospel music, played and sung by R.W. Blackwood, Sr.’s kids,” said Larry Gatlin. “He was one of my very first heroes.”
For tickets, information, and current 2015 show schedules, visit StarliteTheatre.com.
There is a new video tour of Graceland available on Daily Motion. I have inserted it below. This is very well done.
This video was created and posted by Eden Fallon
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
I enjoyed the following quote of Bruce Springsteen which is posted on Facebook:
“Elvis is my religion. But for him, I’d be selling encyclopedias right now!“
– Bruce Springsteen
Below is my own video of Bruce Springsteen commenting about Elvis being alive in one of his concerts…of course, he was just joking. But, it was nice to hear him mention Elvis in this way.
ELVIS IS ALIVE: Bruce Springsteen 2000 says “Elvis Is Alive!!”
Uploaded on Dec 14, 2009
I relate so very much to the following words which were posted on Facebook and which I shared on my own timeline on Facebook. It is sad for those who do live in denial of the truth about Elvis. The man and the truth are so wonderful and do bring so much joy to those who take the time to follow through and confirm for themselves all the many facts which I have shared on my site.
Also, from Facebook…such true words.
After he became famous, he probably wondered just how it was that he had come to be who he was. I don’t think he ever got used to it. This fragile insecurity is evident in all of Elvis’ performances and is part of what makes him endure. People LOVE Elvis. They recognize that he has a certain unaffected sweetness that is quite irresistible.
Frank Gannon. TV Guide, August 16 1997
He still does have that “unaffected sweetness“.
Today I came across a movie still from one of Elvis’ movies in which we can see that there was actually makeup on Elvis’ leg to hide the scar on his leg. The scar on Elvis’ leg which matches the scar on Jesse’s leg in his 1994 photo with his grandson, Benjamin. Check this out:
Telefonschmiede Telefonschmiede was with Brett LeSueur. posted on Facebook:
Below is Jesse’s photo…see scar on leg matching Elvis’:
I extend my thanks again to a dear friend, Lucilia, who first sent to me the above copy of Jesse’s photo with the scar circled in red along with a matching black and white photo of Elvis’ scar circled in red. Also, my thanks to another friend, Noddy, who later pointed out the scar on Elvis’ leg in a video of his army physical which I show in my still frame capture from the video below:
Here is a close up and enlarged view of Jesse’s leg:
The following is a statement written by my good friend, Wanda June Hill. Wanda has asked me to post her statement here on my site and I am very pleased to do so. My heartfelt thanks as always, Wanda.
I have created a new page for Current News & Events for the month of April, 2015.
Below is the link to this new page.
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