June 13 - Viva Memphis!

The Paul Lichter and JAT Productions book "Viva Las Vegas!" was released. Viva Las Vegas! is a hardback book featuring unreleased world premiere photographs in stunning color and beautiful black and white. "Relive the glory and excitement of Elvis and Ann-Margret on the set and on the town! Swinging, singing action shots and exciting up-close and personal candids".

Free 1972 Itinerary with Elvis On Tour

ElvisMatters offers announced that the first 500 fans who order an Blu Ray or DVD a free identical replica of theoriginal 1972 Itinerary that was used by Elvis and his musicians.

The 15 page itinerary shows rehearsal schedules, pick up times for the artists (musicians and Elvis’s entourage), the hotels they stayed in, ‘tour rules’ and much more. It is the first time that an actuale tour itinerary, complete with a detailed time schedule, names and locations is made available to the fans.

Although the US version of “On Tour” is Region 1 only – for the US market - ElvisMatters offers the On Tour DVD to European fans on Regio 2. Available August 3rd.

Go to www.ElvisMatters.com to pre-order your copy.

Jimmy Dean Died

Jimmy Dean, the music legend and entrepreneur passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at his home outside Richmond, Va. at the age of 81. His wife, Donna Meade Dean told the Associated Press that Jimmy Dean was just sitting at home, eating and watching TV. She left the room for a little bit and when she returned, to her shock, she found him dead. Besides his wife, Jimmy Dean is survived by three children and two grandchildren, Donna Meade Dean said. Arrangements have not be made, but it will be a private service, she said.

Jimmy Dean was born in Plainview, Texas in 1928. He dropped out of high school to help support his family. After a stint in the military, Jimmy taught himself the accordion and began writing music and went to a successful career in country music, which included his own TV show, 'The Jimmy Dean Show'. Elvis Presley appeared on his show once in 1956 and Jimmy humorously recounted what a hard time he had getting anything out of Elvis other than a 'yep' or a 'nope'. 

Memphis - Best Musical Tony Awards!

A city known for inspiring gold records, Grammy awards and rock Hall of Famers left its mark in the annals of Broadway on Sunday night. The hit musical “Memphis” — resounding with the spirit of Beale Street — won four Tonys at the 64th annual awards show, including best musical, while “Million Dollar Quartet” — a rocking musical set at Sun Studio on Union Avenue — collected one.Though no show swept the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall this year, three of the “Memphis” awards lauded its creative team — the unlikely duo of playwright Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the keyboard player of the rock band Bon Jovi. Both shared the award for best original score, DiPietro won best book and Bryan and Daryl Waters took the prize for best orchestrations.

Levi Kreis, a native of Oliver Springs, Tenn., won the award for best featured actor in a musical for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in “Million Dollar Quartet,” which was also nominated for best musical.

TCB Party

Duns Castle in Scotland, home of Jerry Scheff, was the location of the 2010 'TCB House Party'. Dennis Jale from Austria was the singer during the intimate concert in the salon of the castle. The weekend started with a formal gala diner. The four guys played two succesfull concerts last weekend.

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