Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30 - New Bootleg Vinyl & CDs

A new box set has been announced, "Elvis at the Las vegas Hilton live in the showroom Internationale" featuring January 28 & February 23, 1971. This box set includes 2 LP's in Heavy Colored vinyl and 2 CD version of the set.

Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire 

Venus Productions announced the release of "Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire" carrying you back in time, right into Elvis' den, known to everyone as the Jungle Room. "Welcome To The Jungle - Solitaire" is a compilation of released and unreleased tracks recorded in February 1976. The CD came with a beautiful 16 page booklet. 

I Was The One

The I-Series budget label released the CDs "I Was The One" and "Love Me Tender".

Elvis! The Ultimate Elvis Presley

The Double Gold Collection label released two volumes of title "Elvis! The Ultimate Elvis Presley".

Import Top 40 June 2010

The Top 5 has no changes compared to last month:

The current Top 5 is:

1 (1) American Crown Jewels (1996)
2 (2) A Hot Winter Night In Dallas (1998)
3 (3) Closing Night February 1970 (2008)
4 (4) A Greensboro Revolution! (2008)
5 (5) From Sunset Blvd to Paradise Rd (1996)

FTD Top 40 June 2010

Compared to last month Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis and Elvis Country swapped places. From the recent releases Showtime! got its first votes.

The current top 5:

1 (1) The Jungle Room Sessions (2000)
2 (2) Elvis Is Back! (2005)
3 (3) That's The Way It Is (2008)
4 (5) Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (2004)
5 (4) Elvis Country (2008)

From Memphis To Manhattan

Young and feisty, talented and sexy, Elvis Presley revolutionized pop music in the early sixties. His trailblazing renditions of blacks-only blues with rock shot him to the top of the charts and into the libidos of America's teenage girls. Elvis' signature hip roll, considered too risque for prime time TV, prompted the famous order (to CBS cameramen of the Ed Sullivan Show) to photograph the King from the waist up. This photographic exhibition, "ELVIS: From Memphis to Manhattan," looks at the early years of superstardom through his many CBS appearances, particularly those on the Ed Sullivan Show.

STAX Museum of American Soul Music
926 E. McLemore Ave.
Memphis, TN 38106
Phone: 901-946-2535
Fax: 901.507.1463

(Source: ElvisNews /Elvis Unlimited / Google / Amazon)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 29 - The Elvi$ Files

CKX Inc., parent of "American Idol" producer 19 Entertainment, and owner of the rights to the names, likenesses and images of Elvis Presley and manager of Presley's Graceland, has signed its new chief executive, Michael Ferrel, to a contract that runs through 2013.

Ferrel, who succeeded CKX founder and Chief Executive Robert F.X. Sillerman, has signed a deal with a minimum base salary of $1 million per year through February 2013. Details of the accord were disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing by CKX. Ferrel had been a senior CKX executive several years ago who returned as acting chief executive in May after Sillerman resigned. 

Myrna Smith Still Ill

Myrna's kidneys are not functioning properly and she is on dialysis. The dialysis treatments are very hard on Myrna and have made her weak. 

Elvis Files, Volume 2

The Norwegian Flaming Star fan-club announced the cover-art of Erik Lorentzen's Elvis Files, Volume 2. This part handles 1957-1959.

The Dead Rich List

The "Dead Rich List" was published. Who earned the most from beyond the grave?

Elvis Presley is of course the main earner with over £1bn.

Elvis' estate has generated many millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland since his death in 1977, aged 42. This year, his estate earned £36million. Presley's Graceland mansion is the second most-visited home in the U.S. after the White House, raising £18million a year. His estate also has a large collection of licensing and merchandise deals. He has appeared posthumously in adverts for everything from Apple's iMac to Lipton's Tea.

There is even a newly-released collectors' edition of a Jailhouse Rock-themed Barbie doll on the market. His former wife Priscilla has built an extraordinary business from the King's ashes. She and her daughter, Lisa-Marie, are the main beneficiaries of the estate.

#2 - John Lennon £200m
#3 - Michael Jackson £168m
#4 - Marilyn Monroe £96m
#5 - Kurt Cobain £95m

Newfound negatives cast positive Elvis image

Graceland archivist Angie Marchese was cataloging receipts and other paperwork from Vernon Presley's Graceland office about two weeks ago when she found a manila envelope with three photo negatives. "Just when you think you've seen everything, all of a sudden there's something new," said Marchese. The negatives were photographs of Elvis Presley greeting fans at the newly installed gates of Graceland in 1957 while others literally climbed atop the walls for a better look.

"It was a more innocent time," said Marchese. "Celebrities today don't do that, but here's Elvis. He's 22 in the midst of his early stardom, and he's standing there talking to all of the fans."

No one knows who shot the photographs or the exact date, but the gates made their debut on April 26, 1957, before Elvis or his parents moved into Graceland. The house was being renovated before Vernon and Gladys Presley spent their first night there on May 16, 1957. Elvis, who was filming "Jailhouse Rock" at the time, didn't spend his first night at Graceland until June 26, 1957, but he visited while the work was in progress, says the archivist.

Each of the three photos is similar, but shot at slightly different angles. The last major find of unseen Elvis photos was in 2006 when another file cabinet in Vernon Presley's office yielded eight negatives of Elvis filling out paperwork for his 1958 Army induction. "Vernon never threw anything away," said Marchese, estimating his office may hold more than 1 million documents and receipts.

The three newly discovered photos were reproduced as 4-foot-by-4-foot posters to be installed today in the Elvis Lives Museum in the Graceland Plaza shopping complex. Marchese said there is no way to place a value on the photographs.

Elvis in Top 10 most played artists
Elvis' music was played very often on the radio in 2009. SENA, the organisation that takes care of the rights for artists and producers, published a list of entertainers that can be heard most on the radio.

Top 10 Inernational 2009

1 Michael Jackson
2 Coldplay
3 Adele
4 U2
5 Robbie Williams
6 Kings of Leon
7 Beyoncé
8 Jason Mraz
9 Madona
10 Elvis Presley

Sorrise e Canzoni TV: From Elvis In Memphis

Volume 1 in the Italian magazine 'Sorrise e Canzoni TV' (by Mondadori)  digi-book series "Il Re Del Rock And Roll" was released; "From Elvis In Memphis". This CD was only available for one week.

Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28 - Elvis Forever On The Australian Charts

The Motif budget label released the 50's compilation "Elvis Forever" in the U.K..

Australian Charts

On the Australian Catalogue Album Chart the "ELV1S 30#1 Hits" compilation slipped 10 places to #29 while "The King of Rock And Roll" compilation DVD climbed four spots to #33 in it's 111th week. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 26 - The Colonel Back In Breda

One year after the big 100 X Parker, 1000 X Elvis event from the ElvisMatters fan club the club returned to the birthplace of The Colonel - Breda, The netherlands, for the presentation of the new book “The Travel Log – In Search of Colonel Parker”. It was presented by the Colonel’s nephew Ad van Kuijk Jr. and gives an historical overview of the life of the Colonel before and after he left Holland.

You can buy the book from the ElvisMatters website.

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25 - Auction Results

Several Elvis Presley items were auctioned at the Music Icons Auction. The results: 

Jack Lord personally owned Martin 0021 guitar, serial number 133248, played by Elvis Presley while visiting his friend Jack Lord. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Estate of Jack and Marie Lord. EU: This item sold once before in the Jack Lord auction a few years ago. EST: $ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00 US Dollars  - Sold for 13,000.00 US Dollars
Fourteen karat gold TCB pendant and chain given to stuntman Dan Koko by Elvis Presley after a game of racketball. The TCB logo was created by Elvis (and by some accounts Priscilla Presley) for the so-called Memphis Mafia, a group of men loyal to Presley. He is known to have given these necklaces away out of loyalty or generosity. Accompanied by two certificates of authenticity, one from Joe Esposito and one from Jack London Graphics Ltd. EST: $ 10,000.00- $ 12,000.00 US Dollars - Sold for 10,000.00 US Dollars
Purchasing and refurbishing the secondhand machinery will trim thousands of dollars from the Zippin Pippin price tag, officials said.
City leaders plan to spend $3 million re-creating the Zippin Pippin, which previously operated in Memphis, Tenn., and was renowned as Elvis Presley's favorite amusement park ride. Green Bay parks director Bill Landvatter said Martin & Vleminckx officials were helpful in pursuing the Zippin Pippin purchase from Memphis. Officials are certain the same consulting firm should oversee the project here, Landvatter said.
Martin & Vleminckx partner Chuck Bingham said his company took apart the Thunder Eagle coaster, so officials knew the parts were available. The wooden coaster operated briefly in 2001 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., before financial difficulties closed the amusement park there.
Green Bay has agreed to spend $215,000 purchasing and $182,000 refurbishing the Thunder Eagle's motors, brakes and other mechanics. New parts would have cost at least twice that much, Bingham said, adding that Martin & Vleminckx can attest to the quality of the Thunder Eagle machinery.
"We know exactly what's there and the condition it's in," he said. "All of that equipment will be like new."
Using the Thunder Eagle parts and the historic Zippin Pippin design, officials hope to establish a major new attraction at city-owned Bay Beach.
City officials last month finalized the purchase deal, which gives Green Bay exclusive rights to the Zippin Pippin name, design, layout and history.
Under its contract, Martin & Vleminckx will provide engineering and design work, acquire all lumber and other raw materials, fabricate the wooden coaster frame, and supervise all construction.
The Florida-based consultants have similarly managed other coaster projects in New York, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky and elsewhere.
Monty Jasper, vice president of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., said his Ohio-based company has hired Martin & Vleminckx many times for roller coasters and other projects. He called the consulting firm one of the few outside companies he would trust with virtually any amusement ride need.
"They're kind of a well-rounded group," Jasper said. "They know their p's and q's around wooden coasters and rides in general."
Goldplate wirework pendant said to have been worn by Elvis as a "Lucky Chinese Pendant" worn for good luck. Elvis gave the necklace to his cousin and friend, Billy Smith. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum. Pendant, 2 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches. EST $ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00 US Dollars 
Sold for 7,500.00 US Dollars
Gray gabardine shirt worn by Elvis Presley in the film "King Creole" (Paramount Pictures, 1958) as he played the troubled but talented Danny Fisher. Studio wardrobe tags present read, "Elvis Presley" with numbers (illegible in their entirety). Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from hairstylist Homer Gilleland and a copy of the film. No size present. EU: This item has also been in a previous auction. EST: $ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00 US Dollars - Sold for 8,000.00 US Dollars

Royal blue velour Suedura Original shirt Styled by Enro and worn by Elvis Presley on the cover of his 1958 "Christmas With Elvis" EP (RCA 4340). Accompanied by a copy of the album and a letter of authenticity from Homer Gilleland, Elvis Presley's hairdresser for over 20 years. Gilleland was given this shirt personally from Presley. Size medium. EST: $ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00 US Dollars 
Sold for 17,000.00 US Dollars
Black rayon shirt with pink yoke worn by Elvis Presley on "The Milton Berle Show" on June 5, 1956. This was Elvis' second appearance on the show, and he famously sang "Hound Dog," creating controversy with his gyrating pelvis and earning himself the nickname "Elvis the Pelvis." Accompanied by an affidavit on TCB stationery, from Homer Gilleland, Elvis' personal hairdresser for over 20 years, stating that this shirt was one of Elvis' favorite shirts in the 1950s, purchased at Lansky's in Memphis, Tennessee and personally given to Gilleland by Presley. EST: $ 6,000.00 - $ 8,000.00 US Dollars
Surprise Highest sold Elvis item -Sold on the floor for 51,000.00 US Dollars

Elvis Presley cocktail ring, size 9.5, with seven full-cut diamonds totaling 1.30 carats and graded i-J color and SI clarity, mounted in 10 karat gold brushed gold, accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Joe Esposito. In the letter, Esposito explains that the ring, consisting of over 1.5 carats of diamonds, was purchased by Elvis in the mid-1970s and worn during several concerts. Accompanied by a photograph of Elvis wearing this item on stage. EST $ 10,000.00 - $ 13,000.00 US Dollars
Sold for 13,000.00 US Dollars
Elvis pants from an unknown MGM production. With an MGM studio tag that reads, "Elvis." Black pants with three-button closure, one button broken. No size present. Waist measures 35 inches.
 EST: $ 1,000.00 - $  2,000.00 US Dollars
Sold for 1,000.00 US Dollars

10 karat gold and onyx ring with small diamond, worn by Elvis Presley in "The Trouble With Girls (And How to Get Into It)" (MGM, 1969). Gifted to Alan Fortas, a childhood friend and prominent member of the Memphis Mafia who was an extra in some of Elvis' films and foreman of Elvis' Circle G Ranch in Mississippi, after the film wrapped. Accompanied by a copy of the film and a letter of authenticity from Fortas. EST: $ 10,000.00 - $ 20,000.00 US Dollars 
Sold for 15,000.00 US Dollars

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24 - How Great The US Soccer Team Is

Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis glowed a bright red, white and blue in support of the U.S. football team competing at the World Cup. 

The home was illuminated in the lights beginning Thursday night. Memphis area youth who play in the Mid South Futbol Club flipped a ceremonial switch in front of the home to light up the premises.

How Great Thou Art

The Follow That Dream re-issue of "How Great Thou Art" was released by the FTD collectors label. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23 - A Never Ending Demand

Rainbow Records released the volumes one and two of the new CD set entitled  “Never-Ending Demand” featuring the complete performances of February 16, 1977 Montgomery, AL (Volume 1) and February 17, 1977 Savannah, GA (Volume 2).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22 - Tutti Elvis

The Italian magazine Sorrisi e Canzoni TV (by Mondadori) announced the release of the Italian version of the Spannish 20 CD/ book set containing 20 of Elvis' original albums packed as a book. The sale started early July with From Elvis In Memphis for 4.99 Euros; the next volumes cost 9.99 Euros.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 21- A Low Hound Dog Record

The RDM Edition budget label released the 30 track CD "Hound Dog - A World Of Rock And Roll  The Original Version" containing 30 tracks from 1954 to 1960.

A Low Record

Lots of people try to break Guinness Book of World Records, but have you ever met someone who's actually done it? Roger Menees of Anna is now the record holder for the "lowest note recorded by a human voice." 

Roger Menees says he's always been known for his low-singing voice, and now, after two attempts, he can finally say he holds a world record for the deep sound. "The record gets down below singing voice," he said. Guinness also required Roger to have two college music professors be present when he recorded the low note. It was with mixed emotions Roger beat the record of one of his favorite singers, J. D. Sumner who sang bass with Elvis Presley.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20 - A Little Less Portuguese Charts

The opening credits for the new Portuguese  television series "Morangos Com Açúcar" is based on the Elvis remix "A Little Less Conversation" (song and video)! The daily television series, shown on TV1, started today and it will end in September. 

Australian Charts

The compilation DVD "The King Of Rock And Roll" remains steady at #37 on the Australia ARIA Music DVD chart while the "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compilation does the same at #19 on the Catalogue Albums Top 50.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19 - Good News For John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson shared some good news with fans regarding his recent healthproblems. His broken left arm has completely healed and both the chemo therapy and radiation are now behind him. Doctors have good hopes that the new cancer attack is completely stopped, although John has to wait for waterproof medical certainty until next August. In the meantime, he feels great, and thanks all the fans for their love and encouragement.


Friday, June 18, 2010

June 18 - 2011 Already?

Dream International presented their 2011 calendar. 

Elvis Suomessa 2

The Finnish Elvis Presley fanclub announced the release of the CD "Elvis Suomessa 2" with 25 Elvis Presley hits performed by Finnish artists. The CD was released on the AXR Music Oy label.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17 - On Tour In The Cinema

The Dutch/ Belgian ElvisMatters fanclub announced the European Premiere of the Blu-Ray DVD release of "Elvis On Tour" in Belgium. Jerry Schilling is the special guest. The Blu-Ray version will be played in the best image- and audio quality you can dream of in the largest theater of Utopolis Turnhout (B).

In the United States Warner Bros., Elvis Presley Enterprises and NCM Fathom are commemorating the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth by presenting Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration, a special in-theater event that celebrates the timeless music of the rock ‘n’ roll icon. Now, for only one night, you can experience the excitement of what it was like to tour with Elvis. On Thursday July 29, 2010 in select movie theaters nationwide, see the masterpiece "Elvis on Tour."


After they filmed "Elvis: That’s the Way It Is," Elvis and his team were eager to follow that success with another captivating concert documentary. How could they make it different? By going backstage and on the road. This one night event will feature much of the last film footage shot with Elvis, a specially produced, exclusive retrospective featuring Priscilla Presley, and never-before-seen Elvis footage. More than 25 numbers spotlighting Elvis Presley’s talent, range and showmanship fill this lively chronicle of his multi-city 1972 series of concerts. Plus montage sequences (supervised by Martin Scorsese) showcase Presley’s early career in music and movies.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16 - Memories Of The Biggest Collection On Earth

A few copies escaped a couple of days too early, but now it's out officially: "Our Memories Of Elvis Vol. 1 & 2". The material is taken from a reference tape by Joan Deary, with at least one extra song compared to the albums.

The Biggest Show On Earth

The Wonderland Records import label announced the release of the 4CD longbox "The Biggest Show On Earth" containing four 1976 soundboard recordings:

CD 1) Cow Palace, San Fransisko, Usa, 28-11-1976
CD 2) Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa, 07-12-1976
CD 3) Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, Usa, 28-12-1976
CD 4) Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum, Birmingham, Alabama, Usa, 29-12-1976

12.000 Record Collection For Sale

Britain's biggest Elvis auction is due to take place this summer, after a superfan decided to sell his record collection. Pub landlord Steve Lacey, 44, began his obsession with the King when he was just 11, after he heard the singing legend's death announced on the radio. He went on to amass the UK's largest collection of Elvis records, an astonishing 12,000 discs from around the world.

Steve said: "I'm a fan of all types of music but I got hooked on Elvis as a child. I started spending my pocket money and cash I earned on my paper-round on Elvis records, and it snowballed from there. We've gone without holidays abroad and fancy cars to invest in the collection, but the time has come to sell up." Experts reckon Steve's incredible selection of recordings will fetch around £250,000 (€300,000) when they are auctioned at Bamford's in Derby on 4 July. The prize lot is a complete set of 78 singles from Elvis's time at Sun Records, which are estimated to go under the hammer for up to £10,000 (€12,000).

Alan Judd, collectors department manager at Bamford's said: "It's an honour to sell such a great collection. I've chosen American Independence Day for the sale as Elvis was a great patriot. We're expecting collectors from all over the world to attend the sale, or take part via live online bidding." The collection will be split into 1,500 lots, marked from 'rare' to 'ultra ultra rare', a category which includes Por Favor No Tires De La Cuerda, an Argentinian imprint of Please Don't Drag That String Around.

Steve said: "I've got an imprint from every country in the world that produced Elvis records. In the last few years I've bought things from eBay and other websites, but before that I contacted dealers by letter or phone. For three quarters of my life I've collected Elvis records, so it'll be strange to see them go." One person who will be glad to see the back of the collection is Steve's wife Tina. He smiled: "I didn't dare have Elvis for the first dance at our wedding, but I have been to Memphis once. It was almost impossible to insure the collection and the wife has had enough of seeing Elvis around the place.

We haven't got a mortgage as I've always invested in the records. When you see pieces doubling in price a few years after you've bought them it's difficult to stop. I've kept about 20 silver, gold and platinum discs and a few guitars in the corner of the pub where we have live musicians on. The regulars were used to seeing them and asked me not to box them up with the rest of the collection. But now I've just got one CD of Elvis's 40 Greatest Hits, which is plenty."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15 - Groundbreaking News!

It's official! Today the Danish Elvis Unlimited fan club had their ground breaking ceremony for Graceland Randers which will open next spring! Media from around the world were in Randers to cover the ceremony.

Graceland Randers as it will be called, will be twice as big as the King's original. It will house a Hard Rock style restaurant serving American Cuisine and decorated with American Entertainment memorabilia including Milton Berle's piano, and countless other celebrity memorabilia items. It also will be the new home of the Elvis Unlimited museum and gift shop. Graceland Randers will also house a movie theater and private party facilities.

Monday, June 14, 2010

June 14 - Australian Charts

The compilation DVD "Elvis - The King Of Rock And Roll" slipped from #36 to #37 on the Music DVD Top 40. The "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" compliation dropped from #15 to #19 on the Catalogue Albums Top 50.

Elvis The King

The Official Finnish Elvis Presley fan club released the summer 2010 edition of their "The King" magazine. It brings part two of "Finnish Memories" and "The Spirit of 1976". There's also an article on Buddy Holly and his connections with Elvis and more.

Elvis, A Date With Elvis

The Hallmark label released the original albums "Elvis" and "A Date With Elvis" with new cover-art.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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 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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12 - iPhone Bargains

Was it the economy or just the lack of interest for the next Elvis Auction in a row? Fact remains that the Elvis Hollywood Auction did not bring in the money that the auction house had expected or hoped for. Several items, including jewelry, clothing and even a guitar remained unsold. And the items that did find a new owner, left the auction table for bargain prizes.

These are some of the most interesting items of the Hollywood Auction:
  • TCB jacket worn by Felton Jarvis: 1500 dollar
  • Necklace with a cross given by Elvis to Linda Thompson's mother: 4000 dollar
  • A suit from It Happened at the World's Fair: 11.000 dollar
  • A diamond TCB necklace owned by concert promoter Tom Hulett: 8000 dollar
  • Pair of Elvis's sun glasses : 5500 dollar
  • Love Me Tender lyric sheet: 4250 dollar
King Idol

Alien After All released an updated version of their iPhone game "King Idol. (version 1.2). 

They came to Las Vegas in their thousands to take part in KING IDOL. Only 5 remain. Who will be crowned King? The choice is yours. Enter the contest, train each contestant with your fingertips, create your own routines and send audiences wild with hysteria! Every week, one contestant is eliminated. 
To make it to the end you must prove you’re a dance-floor warrior worthy of the KING. Pull off the big moves and moonwalk, step, slide, lunge, splits, 360° and 720° your way to becoming the next Idol.

To get the nod from the Judges, a respectable score, and some respect on the dance-floor, stay with the tempo and vary your movements. Use the all the space of the stage, get under the stage lights, and always, always, please the crowd!