June 21 - A Little Thing Called Life And Death

Here is the cover-art for Linda Thompson's memoir "A Little Thing Called Life" in which she sheds startling new light on three of her famous exes according to US Weekly. The book hits shelves on August 23, 2016. 

Thompson, 66, divulges all the details on her nearly five-year romance with the late Elvis Presley in the 1970s and her marriages to Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and Grammy-winning record producer David Foster.

The nostalgia-inducing cover includes throwback photos of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Jenner and the exes’ two sons with Caitlyn, Brandon and Brody Jenner.

Additionally, the book is chock-full of colorful stories about her songwriting, acting and modeling careers. The Memphis, Tennessee, native — and former Miss Tennessee Universe — is particularly known for voicing the Peanuts character Lucy on several Charlie Brown specials and cowriting Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," one of the several smash singles from the landmark soundtrack to 1992's The Bodyguard.

“My time on this planet has presented me with extraordinary circumstances, opportunities for growth and the gift of deep and abiding love. I feel a responsibility to life itself to share my experiences in the hope that others may find solace, inspiration, forgiveness, hope and a sense of connection in their own lives. That is the motivation for this memoir,” Thompson exclusively tells.

“My personal life has always taken precedence over my professional one without a modicum of regret,” she adds. “The fact that we are all human and fallible does not take away anything from the potential for greatness — it simply connects us to each other. From my heart to yours, I share my story.”

Matt Harper, HarperCollins’ executive editor of creative development, adds, “Linda’s story spans decades of entertainment history and presents a look inside some of the most enigmatic stars of our time in a way that few can. From her candid portrait of Elvis to how she dealt with Bruce Jenner’s revelation, keeping the secret for nearly thirty years, this book will raise eyebrows and cause plenty of laughs, but more than anything, it will share the messy yet human side of what her time in the spotlight has been like.”

Wayne Jackson, Trumpeter With Memphis Horns, Dies at 74


Wayne Jackson performed on recordings by numerous top-shelf artists, including Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and U2.

Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.  He played on Elvis hits like "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds."

His wife, Amy, said her husband died of congestive heart failure Tuesday night at a hospital with her by his side. Jackson had been hospitalized and released June 7 before taking a turn for the worse Monday night and being readmitted.

"He led an incredible life and he left an amazing music legacy," Amy Jackson said.

Jackson and Love performed on recordings by numerous top-shelf artists, including Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and U2. Jackson and Love - the Memphis Horns - were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2012, only the second instrumental backup group in history to receive the honor at the time. According to his wife, in his acceptance speech, he said, "It's been a dance of love between me and that trumpet."

(Source: US Weekly / Twitter / Billboard)

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