July 18 - Darlene Tompkins Died

Actress Darlene Tompkins passed away at the age of 78. Earlier this year she suffered a stroke which caused a serious fall, bruising and bleeding on the brain. She was taken off life support and passed away shortly after at 5:04 PM in Las Vegas. 

Her first acting role was in Beyond the Time Barrier (1960). She then co-starred opposite Elvis Presley as Patsy Simon, one of the teenage girls, in “Blue Hawaii” (1961). In 1963 she had a role in 'My Six Loves' with Debbie Reynolds and also has a small part again with Elvis in 'Fun In Acapulco'.

Welcome To South Bend

Almost three months after the first announcement and two months later than originally planned, the new Elvis live CD "Welcome To South Bend, Indiana" was released by the Verve import label. The album features a full-length soundboard recording of the King's touring concert of 12,000 fans at the Notre Dame University Athletic & Convocation Center in South Bend, Indiana on October 20, 1976. This concert was first released in 2002 on the Lone Star import CD "Eternal Flame" and has since then seen two more CD releases.  

(Source: Google / Elvis on CD)