August 21 - A Touch Of Gold

The book "A touch of Gold Lamé" from Erik Lorentzen has been released. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book that covers "all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit".

Greatest Gospel And Christmas

Due from Impulsis - Amalfi International on September 18, 2015 is the CD “Greatest Gospel And Christmas. 

Back On The Market

Elvis Presley's Palm Springs honeymoon retreat is back on the market with its price slashed by over 25 percent. Last year, the honeymoon hideaway was listed for $9.5 million, a number which has now dropped to $6.93 million.

Elvis purchased the home in 1967 for $21,000 and spent his honeymoon with Priscilla Presley there.

The 4,695 modernist home, designed by William Krisel, includes dining and living rooms, a bar, a breakfast bar, four bedrooms, along with five bathrooms. The property features a pool, a tennis court and a fruit orchard.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Grand Opening

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore, country-pop hit maker Charlie Rich, Stax soul sensations Sam & Dave, and modern day megastar Justin Timberlake are among the latest inductees to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Blues songstress Alberta Hunter, Booker T & the MGs drumming legend Al Jackson, Jr., and piano great Memphis Slim round out the 2015 class, which was announced on Friday evening.
The announcement doubled as the official grand opening for the Hall of Fame’s location on the second floor of the Hard Rock building near Beale Street. Though the Hall opened its doors at the end of July, Friday marked the formal celebration of the $1.3 million 4,800-sq foot hall space, which is operated by the Rock and Soul Museum.
The presentation featured appearances by Mayor A C Wharton, and executives from Sun Studios, the Blues Foundation, the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission and Royal Studios.
The 2015 inductees will be officially enshrined during ceremonies held October 17 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The seven member class will join 47 previous inductees — including B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and others — bringing the total number of hall members to 54.
Sun Records was well represented with both Scotty Moore and Charlie Rich among this year’s group.
“Charlie Rich had the last big hit on Sun Records with ‘Lonely Weekends’ and he’s a true Memphis music great,” said Sun Studios executive Jayne Ellen Brooks. “And Scotty Moore ... when people think of the classic Sun sound, it’s his guitar playing that defines that. So we’re really excited to see them honored.”

Aside from Timberlake, Scotty Moore, and Sam Moore, the rest of the class will be honored posthumously. Family members of all the late inductees are expected to be part of the October ceremonies. Jackson, who died in 1975, will be celebrated in October with “40 Years of Snap,” a multi-day event celebrating Jackson’s life presented in conjunction with the Soulsville Foundation and world renown drummer Steve Jordan.

(Source: FECC / Amazon / RTT News)

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