Wednesday, March 23, 2022

March 23 - Elvis in the Metaverse?

On March 24, 2022 Elvis Presley Enterprises organizes a 45-minutes on-line event for fans on Facebook who want to "learn about NFTs with the official Elvis NFT and Metaverse project". 

Description: As one of our valued Elvis fans you’re invited to our first preview of the Elvis On-Chain project. Be one of the first to hear about the Elvis On-Chain NFT and Metaverse project, brought to you by the Elvis Presley Estate and blockchain studio Run It Wild.

Learn about the brave new world of NFTs and how we’re bringing Elvis to the Metaverse with EPE and Web3 experts, as we give an important announcement, share the ways you can get involved, and capture your feedback.

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Note: Wikepedia describes "Metaverse" as: A metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. In futurism and science fiction, it is often described as a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual and augmented reality headsets.

Glen Glenn Died

Orin Glenn Troutman (born October 24, 1934), known professionally as Glen Glenn, is an American rockabilly singer, whose career began in the early 1950s and continues to this day.

His music started around 1953 and his first professional appearances came shortly thereafter, though he didn't become a recording artist until 1957.

Glenn met Elvis Presley on April 4, 1956 at the Arena in San Diego, California.

Just the night before Elvis appeared on the Milton Berle Show on the deck of the U.S.S. Hancock. Elvis had performed his last Louisiana Hayride Show only four days before and 'Heartbreak Hotel' wouldn't hit number one until the end of the month on April 28th.

After the show they thought that the chance of meeting Elvis was extremely slim. Glen and his friends made it through the crowd to the guard who remembered them and let them back. 

Once backstage Glen and Gary saw Fred Maddox talking with Bill Black. Elvis was unable to leave as fans surrounded the building. After freshening up, Elvis entered the hallway. 'He was nervous and quite shy, but after a while he warmed up' Glen said. Glen spoke to Elvis about other singers they'd both worked with like Jim and Maxine Brown.

'If it hadn't been for Fred Maddox's friendship with Bill Black, I'd never have met Elvis' Glen states. Glen became very friendly with Bill Black who came over to hang out and stayed at Glen's when he was in town. 

Bill invited Glen to drop by the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood. On February 7, 1957 Glen and Gary dropped by to see Bill, Scotty Moore and DJ. Fontana They phoned from Bill's room to see if Elvis was in his room and luckily he was. The photo of Elvis and Glen sitting on the floor was taken that day. 

Glen said 'We were sitting around talking and Elvis played some acetates from Loving You'. Elvis had just seen Glen singing on the TV Show 'Cal's Corral' and thanked him for singing his song 'Baby Let's Play House' (which is still Glen's favorite Elvis song). After Elvis went in the army Glen never saw Elvis again.

When asked about Elvis 'Glen Glenn' noted, "Elvis was such a nice guy. For me being a nobody in those days, a young little rockabilly that nobody in the world knew, Elvis treated me good. And I've had other entertainers that weren't anything like Elvis that didn't - but Elvis treated you just like a normal person.

He means more to me than any singer. He's done

more for music to me than any performer. Hank Williams was my favorite country singer, but Elvis...  there is nobody like him. What do you call it, charisma or something, Elvis had something that the impersonators just don't have. Everything Elvis does is Elvis, he doesn't copy nobody.. There's only one Elvis Presley."

(Source: EPE / Wikipedia / Elvis Information Network / Various)