March 3 - The King Of Quiffs And Sideburns And Memphis Boys

Women prefer Brad Pitt's crew cut: According to a research study, which polled more than 4,000 Britons, 50 per cent of men voted for the King's trademark quiff and sideburns. Whereas, David Beckham's coiffured "curtains" hairstyle and eighties radio DJ Pat Sharp's mullet secured 17 per cent and 15 per cent of the poll respectively, reports The Daily Express.


The research, by Head and Shoulders shampoo was conducted to determine who sported the most classic man's haircut.


However, 66 per cent of women found men with crew cuts, sported by sytle icons. Celebrities such as movie star Brad Pitt, had more sex appeal than men with quiffs.



Most Famous Hits

The "Most Famous Hits" DVD was re-issued in Japan. 



The Memphis Boys - The Story About American Studios



The new book "The Memphis Boys - The Story About American Studios" by Roben Jones is out now.

Synopsis:

A detailed history of an unsung recording studio and its lasting impact on rhythm and blues.

Memphis Boys chronicles the story of the rhythm section at Chips Moman's American Studios from 1964, when the group began working together, until 1972, when Moman shut down the studio and moved the entire operation to Atlanta. Utilizing extensive interviews with Moman and the group, as well as additional comments from the songwriters, sound engineers, and office staff, author Roben Jones creates a collective biography combined with a business history and a critical analysis of important recordings. She reveals how the personalities of the core group meshed, how they regarded newcomers, and how their personal and musical philosophies blended with Moman's vision to create timeless music based on themes of suffering and sorrow.

Recording sessions with the Gentrys, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Box Tops, Joe Tex, Neil Diamond, B. J. Thomas, Dionne Warwick, and many others come alive in this book. Jones provides the stories behind memorable songs composed by group writers, such as "The Letter," "Dark End of the Street," "Do Right Woman," "Breakfast in Bed," and "You Were Always on My Mind." Featuring photographs, personal profiles, and a suggested listening section, Memphis Boys details a significant phase of American music and the impact of one studio.

Roben Jones of Gallipolis, Ohio, has published poetry in various magazines and in Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry, 1950-1999.

640 pages (approx.),6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 25 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index

Zippin Pippin OK'ed By GB City Council

In May of 2011, you'll be able to enjoy Elvis's favorite ride in Green Bay. That's after the Green Bay City Council votes 7 to 4 to bring the Zippin' Pippin' to Bay Beach. Not the whole coaster, just parts of it. The rest will be built from scratch. Alderman Jerry Wiezbiskie called it a "no brainer". The coaster will be paid for by city-issued bonds, donations, and park revenues.

Through The Gate Winter Edition

The latest Issue - The Winter 2010 Edition - of Through the Gate was released by EPE for their Elvis Insiders fan club. See some photos from the new Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit at Graceland, go behind the scenes of Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, see rare artifacts from Elvis' childhood in Tupelo, read a Q&A with Tupelo and Elvis historian, Roy Turner, and much more. Below is a sneak peek of just a small sample of content from the new 10-page issue. Insiders can log into the members-only website to view the newsletter.



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