With Broken Hearts, Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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My pre-christmas blog – The Image Is One Thing and the Human Being is another – sparked an unexpected debate.

Victims and choices.

It’s near and dear to my heart because I am a victim who is desperately seeking choices. So, to Elvis before me.

Elvis -the story is so familiar as to have lost the human sense of what it meant.

Elvis grew up in rurally depressed Tupelo and moved to Memphis as a young teen, made a record at Sun and became the King of Rock n Roll, dying at 42 after a string of hit records and movies and sure, he had a great voice, but he’s not considered an artist or at least an understandable artist who was mismanaged to death.

That’s the concept – but that doesn’t give you a sense of the experience – especially no where near as intense as Elvis – being…

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USA vs Denmark: Tourist Traps

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First, there was this ark built in Denmark, this one was full scale and was done after he built a half size version.

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– this guy in the Scandinavian nations http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/30/world/europe/johans-ark-noah-dutch/ will sue for copyright infringementKen Hamm in the USA’s Noah’s Ark theme park, built with modern equipment, eh? and expecting government money to support their planned discriminatory hiring practises, you don’t get to benefit from all the taxpayers and then cherry pick. Businesses get to operate as a business because Government is there with infrastructure and social stability.

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Anyway, I hope that Denmark sues the American group for copyright infringement the way that Elvis Presley Enterprises Graceland did for the Graceland Randers, which people know is not the real one, that being in a different country. seriously, the way that consumers are treated in the market, there is reality and then there is legal language.

replica mansion now having…

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Our Daily Elvis for April 6, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

1916

Charlie Chaplin, at age 26, became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year.

Daily Elvis: April 6

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1946

Roy Acuff quit the Grand Ole Opry after being refused a pay raise. At the time, the Opry required members to appear every Saturday night of the year, for which Acuff was being paid $15 a night when he could have been making $100 per night touring. He later returned to the show at the request of Opry management and Ernest Tubb.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie contract just a few days after his first screen test
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The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1968

Elvis Presley’s single “Stay Away” hit #67 in the U.S.
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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1972

Concert Newspaper Review – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 6 1972 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (8:30 pm) 16216 White Pinwheel Lion Head belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

 

1974

Elvis Presley’s single “I’ve Got A Thing About You” hit #33 in the U.K.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984

Singer  Ral Donner died of lung cancer at the age of 41. (She’s Everything I Wanted You To Be, You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It, Girl Of My Best Friend). Donner portrayed Elvis in “This is Elvis”

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

The Elvis Presely album “Blue Christmas” was released on CD.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

2018

1-32nd Cavalry helps Graceland commemorate Elvis Presley’s Army

‘Elvis Presley Close Up’ 4 CD Bookset Re-release April 6 | Elvis News

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) April 6 from …

Elvis Presley: HBO film salutes NBC special

Warhol’s Elvis portrait could fetch $30 million at Christie’s sale

Elvis Presley played in Raleigh in 1955. The only known poster in …

Daily Highlight for 2018

Our Daily Elvis Special Feature Post: vote on the post poll!

Which was scarier: Elvis’ Hair or Hips?

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Our Daily Elvis for April 4, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: April 4

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

 Elvis Presley played the first of two nights in San Diego Arena in San Diego, California. The local Police chief issued a statement saying if Elvis ever returned to the city and performed like he did, he would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

 

The Military Service Disruption

1959

The Elvis Presley compilation album “For LP Fans Only” hit #19 in the U.S.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

Elvis is Back recording session: At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded nine songs, including “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” and “Such A Night,” which were later released as singles.

1964

1964

The Beatles make music history with the top 5 songs on Billboard Hot 100, and another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen singles on the USA Hot 100:

No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 3, “She Loves You”
No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5, “Please Please Me”

In Canada, they had nine of the Top 10 singles, while the Australian charts saw them occupying the first six places.

1967

At 6:01 p.m., local time, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. After emergency chest surgery, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 7:05 p.m. He was 39 years old.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1972

1972

Elvis Presley released the single “An American Trilogy,” recorded during one of his concerts at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in February 1972. Despite the advertisement, the Elvis Standing Room Only LP was not released.

NBC aired the Elvis Presley tv special “Aloha From Hawaii.” It was the first American airing of the performance.  Overnight Nielsen ratings indicated that 33.8 percent of all American televisions were tuned to Elvis’s concert – the rest watched Super Bowl VII, or not at all.
Elvis was at home in Los Angeles where he saw the Aloha From Hawaii broadcast on NBC at 8,30 p.m  broadcast in the USA/Canada.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Rita Moreno: I only dated Elvis Presley to make Marlon Brando jealous 

2016
It was reported that David Bowie had dominated the UK album charts for the first quarter of 2016. Bowie had the most entries to the chart with six albums in the top 40, after fans sought out his music in the wake of his death in January with his final album Blackstar becoming the second best selling album of the year so far, (behind Adele’s 25).
2018

Daily Highlight for 2018

Elvis bought women’s clothing for more than $1,300 at Laclede’s on Union Avenue.
Bye Bye Birdie opens in theatres, Ann-Margaret plays The Fan Who Kisses the Elvis Character. her next movie would be Viva Las Vegas with Elvis.

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Civil Rights Martyr: Martin Luther King Jr

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April 4, 1968 the Lorraine Hotel Memphis Tennessee, USA

US “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s …

Jan 16, 2017 – Our thoughts are with MLK Jr. Martin Luther King Day, January 16, 2017. … From the King Center on the family’s civil trial that found the US government guilty in Martin’s assassination: … responsibility such as you have.

Civil rights ldr. Andrew Young (L) and others standing on balcony of Lorraine motel pointing in direction of assailant after assassination of civil rights ldr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is lying at their feet.

‘Heaven was the word for Canada,’ Martin Luther King said. Yet a year …

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Aug 29, 2014 – But try as they might, nearly 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Canadian passport has not lost its cachet with the …

Martin Luther King assassinated by US…

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Martin Luther vs Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther challenged the corrupt Catholic Church, to purify not to change particularly. Quotes out of context often sound better than they really are.

More Puritanical than Thou is the Problem.

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1968 April 4 – the US government carried out it’s murder plot – assassination if you need a fancy word that blurs the emotion and makes it sound like something else against Martin Luther King Jr. A social revolutionary.

The USA Government had spied on him, harassed him and tried to create situations that would compromise him. When none of that worked, they killed him.

One begins to see why Americans fear their government and feel the need to be armed against it.

Martin Luther King Jr promoted the idea of peace through shared religion, something religion has never been meant to do.

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DO NOT – repeat – Do not compare yourself to Martin…

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ElvisWorld: Presley Raquetball Courts

Ben says:
March 29, 2018 at 7:43 am (Edit)
Hi,.. I do not agree that Elvis suffocated. On Shelby County medical examiner’s report, under “marks and wounds”, it is noted there was a pale pressure mark ‘beside’ the left eye, indicating his face was not directly on the red carpet. Had he suffocated there would had been a pressure mark on the nose and chin.

There was no vomit either that has been debunked both by Ginger Alden who found Elvis. And Dan Warlick who had (finally) admitted there was no smell of vomit either.

Take care,
Ben

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dykewriter says:
March 29, 2018 at 2:53 pm (Edit)
to be too gruesome, Elvis halfway bit through his own tongue

you are entitled to believe what you want

the rest of us will cope with the facts

Dan Warlick saw Elvis after the trauma team, after the ambulance and after the Graceland people responded, and began to cover up before Elvis was even taken by ambulance.

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Ben says:
March 30, 2018 at 9:42 am (Edit)
Nah, that’s neither here nor there and only speculation on your part, ‘cus you don’t take into account why Elvis came to be on the floor in the first place. He could had biten his tongue the minute the sudden event or seizure happened still sitting on the toilet, or when he fell. Elvis face was not buried in the carpet. (Source; the medical examiner’s report)

1) There were no pressure mark on the nose and chin mention on the Shelby County medical examiner’s report. And both Dan Warlick and Dr. Jerry Francisco said Elvis did not suffocate.

2) Dan Warlick and Ginger Alden said there were no vomit.
– Read; Darrin Lee Memmer’ book “August 16, 1977

So my reply was based on solid information and not on feelings or gossip. But please feel free to back up your own claim…

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dykewriter says:
March 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm (Edit)
Elvis is dead and debate dwelling over such details is grotesque
as if there is anything to win or merit to the exchange.
so, the point of such a pedantic pissing contest would be what?

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dykewriter says:
March 31, 2018 at 10:20 am (Edit)
so it is unclear to you that your topic of conversation is unwelcome

and you are unable to leave others to their own views, even as you spam Darrin Lee Memmer’ book.

are you at least being paid to annoy Elvis bloggers?

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Elvis Presley was offered a lot of investment opportunities and his main business agent was his father, Vernon. Elvis was the first Presley or Smith ever to graduate high school.

Vernon turned down getting in on the ground floor of a fast food restaurant, because who would go out for fried chicken?

When Elvis made the investment decisions, they weren’t much better and tended to be to friends and worse – his Doctors.

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Dr Nick got Elvis into racquetball. So when Dr Nick and Joe Esposito got an idea to to a health fitness around racquetball – at first, Elvis thought he was just endorsing it to be Presley Center Courts, then he discovered on the hook for major money – and this is a subject he refers to in his last conversation with Red West.

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In 1975, Elvis had a raquetball court and fitness workout room with a piano…

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