Friday, January 20, 2023

January 20 - Lisa Marie Presley Laid to Rest at Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley has been laid to rest on Thursday January 19, 2022 in a private ceremony. She has been buried next to her son, Benjamin Keough, in the Meditation Garden at Graceland. In addition to Lisa Marie and Ben, Lisa Marie's father, Elvis Presley, and his parents, Vernon and Gladys, are also buried in the Meditation Garden. 

The news of Lisa Marie's final resting place comes ahead of her public memorial service set to take place on Sunday. Following her death, the family confirmed that a public memorial service will be held in the late singer's honor at Graceland. The service will be livestreamed via Graceland's livestream page.

Following the service, there will be a procession to view Lisa Marie's final resting place in the Meditation Garden. All guests on the north lawn will be able to join the procession following friends and family.

Jailhouse Rock

The U.K. based British Phonographic Industries awarded Elvis Presley a new Platinum Single Award for 'Jailhouse Rock' for selling over 600,000 copies (streams plus digital downloads plus physical sales). 

My Army Days with Elvis

Xulon Press published the 116-page paperback 'My Army Days with Elvis: Friendship, Football & Follies' by Johnny Lang. The Foreword was written by Jeffrey Lang and Elvis' former girlfriend Elizabeth Mansfield also contributed to the book. 

Synopsis: What was Elvis like in those early Army Days? The question I get most is 'what was he like?' It's hard to give a blanket answer because I knew the 22-year-old version of what everyone else sees in the media and those tell all books. We were kids, clowning around having fun, playing football, chasing girls. 

I didn't know him in his turbulent years or have exposure to any prescription pill use or so-called mood swings. I only knew the young, very funny, unvarnished version of him. Hopefully the stories in this book shed more light on what he was really like. A number of years ago, The National Enquirer wanted to pay me for an interview and was looking for dirt. Not a chance. I enjoyed being Elvis' friend in those early days of his career. For decades, many people have asked me to write this book, so now in my 80s here it is. I had fun telling these stories and you will laugh or even find it touching, but simply enjoy the real Elvis in the Army. 

I have also included for you some stories by his singing buddy, Wes Daniels, as well as some romantic stuff shared by his early girlfriend and first secretary, Elisabeth Mansfield.

(Source: Entertainment Tonight / US Weekly / WikiPedia / Amazon / B.P.I.)