Heathen's Board Archive 2013

Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013

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Tue 31 Dec 2013 02:58:09
Name : d
Email :
Sun 22 Dec 2013 01:18:40
Name : d
Email : Sweet (ELVIS) Hanky Poo
Sat 21 Dec 2013 03:23:59
Name : Glenn class 64
Email :
Henry, think'en about you all the time.
Mon 16 Dec 2013 06:36:59
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Jawbone


His voice is so close to Elvis, I got a CHILL after the first word came out of his mouth…. WOW!!

Fri 13 Dec 2013 06:49:54
Name : Jawbome 52
Email : David Thibault (Canadian Elvis Impersonatpr)
Hey, hey, This David guy is good. Only 16 years of age and he can do Elvis better than the older men I've heard.

He is getting raves for 'Blue Christmas' at present but if you Google Him On Youtube you will get some other surprises. I can only imagine how good he will be when he hits 18-19 years of age. And his English is a 2nd language.

Surprise, I really dig this kid. I wish him a wonderful time as Elvis and hopefully, he will create his own repertoire to become famous.

It is a happy

Thu 28 Nov 2013 03:45:03
Name : Tom 52
Email : Gobble, Gobble
Hank My Brother,

Happy Turkey Day. I am thankful for your strength and character throughout any and all ordeals.

Love, Tom
Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:19:36
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : can I still do it??

I got my car registration renewal today. I guess they haven't yet found out that I had a stroke and am partially paralyzed.

I've been wanting to try and see if I could drive my car, any volunteers to help???... LOL

Wed 20 Nov 2013 06:26:33
Name : Curly "Cut" Right
Email : Elvis Didn't Dodge The Tax Man
For those who have forgotten: Elvis was the biggest taxpayer in 1973.
So why didn't the billionaires pay their fair share?

We sure love our videos today. Who remembers that "Jailhouse Rock" was the first ever music video?

As Fats Domino said, "Ain't that a Shame."
Thu 07 Nov 2013 05:03:00
Name : WRT
Email : Tom '52
No last word from me. You and Ronny said it all.
Wed 06 Nov 2013 09:55:40
Name : Tom 52
Email : Last word/Last Sentence
Okay WRT, You get the last word on the subject but President Ronald Reagan gets the last sentence:“He epitomized America, and for that we shall be eternally grateful. There will never be anyone else like him. Let’s all rejoice in his music,” a gracious Reagan said after the singer’s passing.

Have a happy
Sun 03 Nov 2013 02:23:00
Name : WRT
Email : Tom
No, Elvis' drugs didn't do any of those things. They just killed him. And gave him a lifespan half that of your's.
Sun 03 Nov 2013 12:10:00
Name : Tom 52
Email : WRT
Thank you sir. However, I don't think Elvis' drugs ate a 2 & a 1/2 inch hole in his jaw as the radiation from bisphosphonates has done to me and is ongoing (half-life)and has eaten (like termites) I/4 of my jaw away and I lose another tooth every few weeks.

If you want to see those effects, just Google ONJ disease. Not a happy at all.

But have a happy

***I will discuss the effects of Revlimid later as I am quite tired from the funeral trip to Santa Fe.
Thu 31 Oct 2013 08:01:48
Name : WRT
Email : Tom
I need to clarify that I didn't mean to appear unsympathetic to your maladies. I have NOTHING but high respect for you despite our occasional, and trivial, differences. Your health problems break my heart and I've prayed for you often. I wasn't talking about you, just Elvis. And I wasn't the one that introduced drug abuse into the Beatles/Elvis debate.

That being said, I'm not buying any of the crackpot theories, concocted by johnny-come-lately Elvis loving pathologists, that try to mitigate his own liability in his early demise. I likewise reject the comparison of your chemo therapy to Elvis' years of willingly boarding the amphetamine/barbituate recreational roller coaster.
Tue 29 Oct 2013 11:32:15
Name : Tom Jones Jonas
Email : Elvis Impersonators
When Elvis was alive, there were about 170 Presley impersonators (1977). Today, it is estimated that there are around 250,000.
Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:46:48
Name : Circus Bursis
Email : Benjamin Dalske

Hey, He is only 7.
One Night with You.
Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:38:28
Name : Hot Papa
Email : More Tribute Winners (lvis 2011)

Elias Jamhour
Winner of the Wintersun Festival

Elias calls the feeling of performing in an Elvis jumpsuit and singing Elvis songs to fans a mutual celebration between the performer and the audience. The Australia native likes to perform songs from Elvis' early career through the 1970s. He has been to visit Graceland in Memphis and was there most recently for the 30th anniversary celebration. Elias' favorite Elvis song is "Just Pretend."

David Allen
Winner of the Be-Bop Back to the 50’s Ultimate ETA Contest

David is from Dallas, Texas. His father saw Elvis five times in concert, and so he grew up with the king in his ear. David has been performing Elvis tributes since 2000. Being part of the Ultimate ETA Contest has been a dream of his ever since the contest was created. David's favorite Elvis song is “If I Can Dream.”

Jake Slater
Winner of the Windsor Elvis Festival

Jake lives in Bellaire, Michigan, where he works as an Elvis tribute artist while also attending Northwestern Michigan College for a degree in nursing. After singing at many family parties, his neighbor helped him get a gig performing at a club. After that performance, the calls started coming in and they haven’t stopped. Jake is excited to represent Windsor at the Ultimate ETA Contest in Memphis. His favorite Elvis song is “Young and Beautiful.”

Mark Anthony
Winner of the Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival

Mark is originally from Australia and says he has been blessed to be able to travel all over the world and perform for Elvis fans. He feels that this helps keep Elvis’ memory alive. He started by doing a tribute to Elvis at a charity event and it soon became one of the most fulfilling ventures of his life. Mark says he is first and foremost an Elvis fan. His favorite Elvis song is "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road."

Ben Klein
Winner of the Ultimate ETA Contest at Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Ben hails from Spokane, Washington. Growing up as the only child of musical parents, Ben has been singing, dancing and acting all of his life. Through the years, he also learned to play drums, bass guitar, piano and acoustic guitar. Ben's father Randy was also an Elvis tribute artist, and he introduced his son to the music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Ben says his goal is to perform with as much passion as Elvis did. Ben's favorite Elvis song is "Peace In The Valley."

Mario Kombou
Winner of the Atlantic City Ultimate ETA Contest

Mario was originally trained as an actor, but has now been an ETA for 17 years. He says he's always been an Elvis fan and started singing along to the movies from a young age. Mario became an Elvis tribute artist after being encouraged by friends to get up in restaurants to sing. He had one of his friends make him a leather outfit and never looked back. His hobbies include soccer and golf. He says he is honored to be part of the Ultimate ETA Contest and appreciates the recognition of his talents. His favorite Elvis song is “Just Pretend.”

David Lee
Winner of the Tampa Elvis Festival

In 1995, one of David’s co-workers encouraged him and turned him on to researching Elvis songs. It was at that time that he fell in love with Elvis’ voice and spirit. He says it is very humbling and an honor to be part of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. He enjoys sharing his love for Elvis music with fans that respect Elvis’ memory as much has he does. David’s favorite Elvis song is “Unchained Melody.”

Eddie Miles
Winner of the Ultimate ETA Contest at Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel

Eddie was born and raised in Holy Cross, Kentucky. He starting singing as a child in school and during church functions, parties, and family gatherings. With an early appreciation of Elvis and his music, it was Elvis' songs that always got requested. After several jobs working construction, driving trucks, and a stint in the U.S. Air Force, Eddie decided to pursue his dream of a career in entertainment. He says it's an honor to be able to come to the historic Orpheum Theater to perform Elvis' music. Eddie's favorite Elvis song is "If I Can Dream.”

Bobby Simkins
Winner of the Ultimate ETA Contest at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Bobby is from Independence, Missouri. Elvis inspired him as someone who came from a humble background and became the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He also appreciates that Elvis was a very religious person. Bobby has been married for 28 years and has a 13 year-old daughter. He says being a part of something that keeps Elvis' memory alive for fans means a lot. Bobby’s favorite Elvis song is “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Ted Torres
Winner of the Silver Slipper Casino Ultimate ETA Contest

Ted is a singer, songwriter, musician and actor from Orlando, Florida. Ted was inspired by both his parents and Elvis to seek a career in music. After learning about Elvis as a person, he became an even bigger fan. Ted hopes he can help people relive the memories of when a poor boy from Tupelo, Mississippi conquered the world with his music. Ted's favorite Elvis song is "The Sound of Your Cry."

Pete Storm
Winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival

Pete is from England and has been performing Elvis' music for seven years. In addition to singing, Pete also enjoys fishing, cycling and playing guitar. He is a lifelong Elvis fan and says it's an honor to be able to perform as his idol and entertain people. Pete is excited to represent the U.K. and Collingwood in the Ultimate ETA Contest, competing against the best Elvis tribute artists in the world. His favorite Elvis song is “Until It’s Time For You To Go.”

Kraig Parker
Winner of the DFW Ultimate Elvis Contest

Kraig is from Dallas and is a full-time Elvis tribute artist. He is married with four children and enjoys writing and recording music. When Kraig was working as a graphic artist, his co-workers knew that he was also performing at night clubs, and they urged him to portray Elvis at an annual party. It was a huge success and he began doing shows and entering Elvis tribute contests. Kraig feels blessed to be a part of Elvis Presley's legacy. Kraig’s favorite Elvis song is “Burning Love.”

Stephen Freeman
Winner of the Ultimate ETA Twitter Fan’s Choice

A former police officer and detective, Stephen began his career as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 1998. His inspiration to become a tribute artist stemmed from Elvis’ soulful commitment to both gospel music and his fans. Stephen’s goal as a tribute artist is to accurately portray Elvis, his talent, and his music with respect. When asked about winning the ETA Ultimate Fan’s Choice Poll, Stephen said, “This is the greatest honor of my career.” Stephen’s favorite Elvis song is “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”

Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:37:36
Name : Hot Papa
Email : 2011 elvis Winners
Tim Hendry
Winner of the Elvis FANtasy Fest

Tim is a Ontario, Canada native. He has been an Elvis Tribute Artist for almost 9 years, and calls sports his love and music his life. In addition to performing as an ETA, Tim also plays the drums in several different bands. He has been an Elvis fan since he was a young boy. His favorite Elvis song is "How Great Thou Art."

Joe Ramsey
Winner of the New England Elvis Festival

Joe is from New York where he lives with his wife and daughter. He admits to knowing nearly 200 Elvis songs and says that he has been an Elvis fan since he was 3 years old. His love of Elvis and his music is the key for him striving to be the best Elvis tribute artist that he can. In the beginning, he got started by singing a lot of country and Elvis karaoke. Someone once commented he sounded a lot like Elvis, so he entered his first contest in 2005 and has been competing and performing ever since. Joe's favorite Elvis song is "Just Pretend."

Travis Allen
Winner of the Rockin' 'E' Jamboree at Oneida Casino
Travis grew up in Temecula, California, where at the age of 12, he began writing and composing his own music and playing guitar, piano and drums. As a young boy, he watched all of Elvis' movies and was amazed by every aspect of him. Travis' dad played a big role in him becoming an ETA. Growing up, he watched his dad perform Elvis tunes for his friends and family. So, when he was laid off as an electrician, his dad inspired him to fulfill his dream as an entertainer. Travis says being part of the Ultimate ETA Contest is a dream come true and an honor. His favorite Elvis song is "Young and Beautiful."

Ben Portsmouth
Winner of the Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival
Ben Portsmouth is from England, and lives in a small village called Waltham St Lawrence. His hobbies include singing Elvis, song writing, walking, and socializing with his family and friends. Ben has been a musician for many years, and has performed all around the world playing guitar for artists in the music industry. Ben says he became aware of Elvis' music at a very young age because his father would listen to Elvis. His favorite Elvis song right now is "Girl of Mine."

Daisuke Kiryu
Winner of the 2011 Tribute to Elvis in Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke, who's a native of Akita, Japan, was first introduced to Elvis Presley in 1997. Since then, he has become a big Rockabilly fan. Daisuke says he's amazed by the wide variety of music Elvis sang. He wants people in the U.S. to know that Elvis is very popular in Japan, particularly with young people. Daisuke's favorite Elvis song is "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You."

Gordon Hendricks
Winner of the European Elvis Championships
Gordon was born in England, and is the only son in a family with eleven daughters! His sisters introduced him to Elvis as a child. "I started singing Elvis from as early as I can remember," Gordon says. "I used to stand in the road at the age of four with a plank of wood, pretending it was a guitar, and serenading my neighbors!" Gordon worked as a barber for many years before becoming a full-time Elvis Tribute Artist.

Kevin Mills
Winner of the Branson Elvis Festival
Ever since Kevin was a teenager, he has had a love for Elvis and his music, and he felt Elvis was the natural choice for him to emulate. The many genres of Elvis' career provide Kevin with a never ending challenge. Kevin says it's an honor to be part of the Ultimate ETA Contest and to be able to compete in Memphis, where Elvis called home. Kevin's favorite Elvis song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Johnny Fortuno
Winner of the Las Vegas Ultimate ETA Contest
Born and raised in Hawaii, Johnny got his start working with another famous crooner: Don Ho! The legendary Hawaiian singer developed a position for Johnny in his self-titled show in Waikiki for over six years. Johnny says being a part of the Ultimate ETA Contest means respect, credibility and a great chance to sing for the best fans in the world, which are Elvis fans! His favorite Elvis song is "An American Trilogy."

Gino Monopoli
Winner of the Ultimate ETA Contest at Mardi Gras Casino
Gino Monopoli is from Toronto, Ontario, and has been a professional tribute artist for the past six years. He appreciates the special moments his career has offered to him and considers paying homage to Elvis a true blessing. Gino says he likes the competition because it is a chance to network and learn from fellow artists and a good way to show your craft to a larger audience. Gino’s favorite Elvis song is “Love Me Tender.”

Jay Zanier
Winner of the Lake George Elvis Festival
Jay’s passion for Elvis started at a very young age. He has been performing the timeless songs for as far back as he can remember. The Ontario, Canada native says he feels privileged to be able to pay tribute to a man who is idolized by so many. Jay's favorite Elvis song is "The Impossible Dream."

Cody Slaughter
Winner of the Tupelo Elvis Festival
Cody is from Harrison, Arkansas. He was introduced to Elvis by his parents, both who are Elvis fans. Cody started listening to his dad's Elvis tapes around the age of 5 and got hooked on learning about Elvis. Cody says it's an honor to be part of the Ultimate ETA Contest. His favorite Elvis song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

Lee Birchfield
Winner of Ultimate ETA Contest at Pechanga Resort & Casino
Lee was introduced to Elvis as a child by his father. The Washington native became an instant fan and began performing Elvis tributes when he was 18 years-old. Now 30, Lee says he enjoys sharing the stage with other Elvis tribute artists who love Elvis' music as much as he does. Lee's favorite Elvis song is "If I Can Dream."
Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:29:08
Name : Rooster Rocket
Email : Top Ten ByTime Magazine
John Stamos. Thin dude is alright as a hyper Elvis.

Mon 28 Oct 2013 04:13:54
Name : Memphis Coyote
Email : Return to Sender
By Johnny Edwards...Nice

Mon 28 Oct 2013 03:58:58
Name : Trapshoot
Email : Rick Bonner/Elvis
Rick Bonner. A Darn good Elvis Impersonator.

Fri 25 Oct 2013 11:58:00
Name : Tom 52
Email : to WRT
Very good. Have a happy
Fri 25 Oct 2013 03:54:11
Name : WRT
Email :
Okay, let me rephrase it. At least the Beatles were smart enough not to polypharmacy themselves into an early grave.
Thu 24 Oct 2013 10:46:23
Name : Tom 52
Email : 94 Autopsy And Me
Over the past 17 21/2 years I have taken some of the harshest drugs on he planet. I take chemo 6 days a week even now. I might post my drugs later to demonstrate that most of what Elvis ingested is superfluous as compared to my drugs.

By the way, I was born with an enlarged heart. I have had IBS nearly all my life. I don't know the size of my colon but my Urologist has told me it is longer than average. As I write I am fighting IBS. I also have Diverticulosis and turned down an operation as I may have ended up with a bag.

As the 94 autopsy report states, the initial autopsy was a cover up. I have to agree as no living person can have that type of condition. Duh!!!!

There are many IBS and constipated deaths, some because of embarrassment by the person. I know, there are times on the pot when a strain could turn into a heart attack. I have told my wife often that I might die exactly as Elvis...on the pot.

Try and have a happy
Thu 24 Oct 2013 10:36:42
Name : Don Key
Email : Elvis 1994 Autopsy
In 1994, coroner Dr. Joseph Davis reopened the Presley autopsy and stated “There is nothing in any of the data that supports a death from drugs. In fact, everything points to a sudden, violent heart attack.” Polypharmacy undoubtedly contributed to Elvis’s premature death, even if it was not the final cause.

Forensic historian and pathologist Michael Baden views the situation as more complex: “Elvis had had an enlarged heart for a long time. That, together with his drug habit, caused his death. But he was difficult to diagnose; it was a judgment call.”

Nichopoulos, who acted as Elvis’s personal physician for the last 12 years of his life, claims chronic constipation killed Elvis in his bookThe King and Dr. Nick.

In a 2010 Fox News interview, he stated, “We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad-we knew it was because it was hard for us to treat, but we didn’t realize what it had done.”

According his autopsy, the diameter of Elvis’s colon was 5 to 6 inches, which is about double the size of the typical person’s, and instead of being 4 to 5 feet long, his colon was 8 to 9 feet in length.

“We found stool in his colon which had been there for four or five months because of the poor motility of the bowel.”

Nichopoulos noted that Elvis had inherited a condition called bowel paralysis, which made defecating difficult.

“He would get embarrassed,” he said. “He’d have accidents onstage. He’d have to change clothes and come back because of the way we were trying to treat his constipation.”

Treating the problem correctly in the early 1970s would have necessitated performing a colostomy. Elvis didn’t want to have anything to do with it. “If they had done the colostomy then, he’d probably still be here,” Nichopoulos said.

Presley’s funeral was held at Graceland on Thursday, August 18. Approximately 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery. Outside the gates, a car plowed into a group of fans, killing 2 women and critically injuring a third. Presley was buried next to his mother. Later in August, there was an attempt to steal “The King’s” body, which prompted authorities to exhume and rebury the remains of both Elvis Presley and his mother in Graceland’s Meditation Garden.

Thu 24 Oct 2013 10:32:37
Name : Hog Tied
Email : Sooey! Sooey!Elvis a TKE
Back in 1960, Arkansas State University inducted Elvis Presley into the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity as an honorary member.

I didn't know that bit of Trivia. I am a UTEP TKE.

Have A Happy

Tom 52
Thu 24 Oct 2013 05:18:47
Name : WRT
Email :
At least the Beatles were smart enough not to drug themselves into an early grave.
Thu 24 Oct 2013 12:02:23
Name : Brian Brain
Email : LSD What Paul Mc Said
From an interview with Sir Paul filmed by ITV on June 19th 1967 in his backyard garden on Cavendish Avenue. It was later telecast all over Britain that very evening.
Paul had just turned 25 ears of age the day before. So suddenly, his LSD experience makes him a philosopher...and likely a spike in illegal LSD sales and use.
Q: "Paul, how often have you taken LSD?"
PAUL: (pause) "About four times."

Q: "And where did you get it from?"

PAUL: "Well, you know, if I was to say where I got it from, you know, I mean... it's illegal and everything... it's silly to say that, you know. So I'd rather not say that."

Q: "Don't you believe that this is a matter which you should have kept private?"

PAUL: "Mmm, but the thing is -- I was asked a question by a newspaper, and the decision was whether to tell a lie or tell him the truth. I decided to tell him the truth... but I really didn't want to say anything, you know, because if I had my way I wouldn't have told anyone. I'm not trying to spread the word about this. But the man from the newspaper is the man from the mass medium. I'll keep it a personal thing if he does too you know... if he keeps it quiet. But he wanted to spread it so it's his responsibility, you know, for spreading it not mine."

Q: "But you're a public figure and you said it in the first place and you must have known it would make the newspaper."

PAUL: "Yeah, but to say it is only to tell the truth. I'm telling the truth, you know. I don't know what everyone's so angry about."

Q: "Do you think that you have now encouraged your fans to take drugs?"

PAUL: (clearly and calmly) "I don't think it'll make any difference. I don't think my fans are going to take drugs just because I did, you know. But the thing is -- that's not the point anyway. I was asked whether I had or not. And from then on, the whole bit about how far it's gonna go and how many people it's going to encourage is up to the newspapers, and up to you on television. I mean, you're spreading this now, at this moment. This is going into all the homes in Britain. And I'd rather it didn't. But you're asking me the question -- You want me to be honest -- I'll be honest."

Q: "But as a public figure, surely you've got the responsibility to..."

PAUL: "...No, it's you who've got the responsibility. You've got the responsibility not to spread this NOW. You know, I'm quite prepared to keep it as a very personal thing if you will too. If you'll shut up about it, I will."

- Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org

Mon 21 Oct 2013 09:21:16
Name : C.C. R.
Email : Darn That Acid
John Lennon's wife:

"When John was tripping I felt as if I was living with a stranger. He would be distant, so spaced-out that he couldn't talk to me coherently. I hated that, and I hated the fact that LSD was pulling him away from me. I wouldn't take it with him so he found others who would. Within weeks of his first trip, John was taking LSD daily and I became more and more worried. I couldn't reach him when he was tripping, but when the effects wore off he would be normal until he took it again."
Cynthia Lennon

George Harrison believed that LSD brought him and Lennon closer together.
"After taking acid together, John and I had a very interesting relationship. That I was younger or I was smaller was no longer any kind of embarrassment with John. Paul still says, 'I suppose we looked down on George because he was younger.' That is an illusion people are under. It's nothing to do with how many years old you are, or how big your body is. It's down to what your greater consciousness is and if you can live in harmony with what's going on in creation. John and I spent a lot of time together from then on and I felt closer to him than all the others, right through until his death. As Yoko came into the picture, I lost a lot of personal contract with John; but on the odd occasion I did see him, just by the look in his eyes I felt we were connected."

George Harrison

Mon 21 Oct 2013 09:03:46
Name : C.C. R.
Email : Elvis More Influential than the Beatles? Perhaps.
The Beatles without shame said that Elvis was a huge influence upon them. John said it best, "There was nothing before Elvis". In the segregated 1950's and 60s, it was Elvis's magical nuances of Soul and Rhythm and Blues of Black Music that brought on Rock and Roll and Pop with some fascinating Hop. Elvis' originality and sexual charisma was so over the top that parents and some religious cranks went berserk and wanted him banned. But there was no stopping the 'Greatest Act' on the planet and day after day, night after night, Elvis not only influenced millions of young and old alike, eventually the Christians said "Oops" and took note of his Gospel Music and Charity which eventually won Elvis a bunch of Grammy's. And more importantly, it was 'The King' who ripped open the media vault for a vast number of black artists to get their deserved recognition and for many, to escape poverty.

For those of us around for the 'Rock and Pop revolution of both Elvis and the Beatles, it was "Fire In The Psyche" and "Heaven In the Heart." And it was Good, it was so good.

With due respect to the Beatles, they were fortunate to live longer than Elvis and welcome in the age of superior technology to enhance their music and influence other acts. But we should also be cognizant once again about not just their amazing accomplishments, but rather their influence on youths and adults alike as concerns Marijuana and on to the harder drugs. I remember when, and I am sure millions of older chaps do too, that the Beatles chatted deliriously about the virtues of LSD and acid. It is therefore no secret that their influence led to hellfire battalions of Stone-Heads around the world. Sorry for the rap on them but even today, many followers are just that: Stone-Heads.

For evaluation, another peek at the facts is due: Elvis Presley had 114 Top 40 Hits and the Beatles had 56. Two times 56 is 112. Go figure!!!! And comparing is fruitless. Elvis was a solo act. Did any one of the Beatles influence as many millions as Elvis did? Not even Sir Paul, no sir. Paul stated the main fact, "All We Ever Wanted to Be Was Elvis Presley."

There is no question Elvis was far more influential in his lifetime and possibly even now than any other artist or band. The Black Music of the South, once mostly enslaved to low quarters, was Freed and has Boomed ever since Elvis. Elvis Music is still in vogue long after his demise. How many Elvis Tribute Bands and Elvis Impersonators or around today compared with The Beatles? No contest. Was Freddie Mercury, Little Richard, Issac Hayes, Eddie Murphy, B.B. King, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Bono, Al Green, James Brown, Dick Clark, Pink, Paul Simon, Roy Orbison, and thousands more artists influenced by Elvis? Of course and so were thousands of other talents. For a few minutes of pleasure, get "Crazy little Thing Called Love" on Youtube.
Before his passing, did John Lennon do a fantastic song that was sort of a dedication or sincere remembrance of his respect for The King? Sure did,
Check out on "Starting Over" on Youtube.

Okay, it is a matter of record that Elvis influenced thousands of artists in every musical genre imaginable. How about Gospel, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Rock & Roll, and even Country and Bluegrass. The Monroe's know.

The Beatles were also unique in talent, flair and songwriters as well as musicians. Just how many European singers and bands of color were immediately influenced by the Beatles? Nearly very British Artist of Pop and Rock notoriety was someway influenced by Elvis. Yes, The British Invasion was because of Elvis. The Beatles would be postmen if Elvis hadn't influenced them.

It is actually not realistic or fair to make comparisons of the two mightiest acts of our times and judge one as the greatest. They both gave us so many great songs and inspiration with acts incomprehensible before they were on the scene as nothing that came before. But more importantly, they gave millions of young and old alike, who were crammed too tight in their skin and skull by hostile societal so-called morality, the inner drive to escape the chains that bound them and as an anti-thesis statement-but in unity with Martin Luther Kings famous words about being free, darn rights, Elvis and The Beatles gave us the chance to be FREE.

Mon 21 Oct 2013 07:27:34
Name : WRT
Email :
It can't be denied that Elvis influenced the Beatles. But, the Beatles influenced rock and roll and pop culture FAR more than Elvis ever did.
Mon 21 Oct 2013 12:14:36
Name : Desiree Lovemore
Email : Elvis Cadlillac Gifts
What a generous man that Elvis. The site listed below shows how fond Elvis was of his band, family, and strangers as he showered them with Caddies. I want one too. Elvis, Return to Sender.

Sat 19 Oct 2013 01:22:24
Name : Zanadu
Email : 30 Years War/30 Years Rule By Elvis

The 30 Years War:

A series of wars that began in 1618 and lasted through 1648. the war was between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. Yep, these European powers were fighting frenzied for their own particular causes. Basically, it was a rivalry between the Bourbons and Habsburgs for political and religious dominance. Thank goodness this long war was the last major religious war in Europe and certainly a blessing to the seemingly never ending bloodshed of the Reformation.

Elvis passed away in 1977. In the 30 plus years since his demise, there have been dozens and dozens of outstanding musicians and super bands who without a doubt have endeared millions of fans to have the joy of seeing them live and buying their albums. Along the way, the Gold Standard was changed from a million to half a million so that any comparisons to those who preceded them is dubious. Along the way, Elvis influence was evident with hundreds of these individuals or groups, notably from the list below. Elvis was like a dynasty even in death. He was the King and it was seriously proposed due to new technologies in the recording business, marketing place, and burgeoning population worldwide, that the King would eventually fall. To the few hard-core Elvis haters, it hasn't happened and it appears that Elvis will lead the pack for many more decades, perhaps a century before some new personality with the aid of armed and ready technology will surpass his Kingship.

Albums Gold Platinum Multi-Platinum

AC/DC ALBUM 21 20 12
JAY Z ALBUM 15 15 8
KISS ALBUM 24 10 3
RUSH ALBUM 24 14 3
U2 ALBUM 16 16 11
WHO, THE ALBUM 18 12 5
Sat 19 Oct 2013 12:12:31
Name : Jezebel
Email : 2009-2010 UpDate Record Sales
As determined by the in R.I.A.A., the governing body that certifies Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Record Sales, (Recording Industry Association of America) the Leading all time Artist in Record Sales is ELVIS PRESLEY. Elvis is the leading sales artist for both Solo Artist or Group. Elvis has sold over 2.5 Billion Records Worldwide. ( A Billion is 1 Thousand Million). Elvis has been on the charts more times than any other artist or group. Elvis has the most hits in the Top 100, the Top 40, The Top 10, and has had 32 Number 1 Records. Elvis is the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and The Rythm and Blues Hall of Fame. Elvis was nominated for 41 Grammy Awards, but won only 3... all for Gospel Music.

John Lennon said: "Before Elvis there was nothing".
Bruce Springsteen said: "There are pretenders and contenders... but their is only one King".
Elton John said: "There is no one greater as an artist on this earth, Elvis was my inspiration... he is the Man. Period."
Paul McCartney said: "Elvis has always been on Top... His records always made me feel good. I thought the Beatles had gold records, until I had a private tour of Graceland... the hall of Gold says it all... Elvis has the most Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum sales of all of us.... amazing man... simply amazing".

According to the R.I.A.A., with help from EMI, the Beatles place number 2 on the list of All Time Record Sellers with nearly 1.6 Billion Records sold worldwide. Hey Jude was their Biggest selling record followed by Yesterday.

Michael Jackson made the top 20, placing number 16 on the list of all time Record Sales. His personal sales as a Solo Artist, along with the Jackson 5, has sold a total of 185 Million Records worldwide. (His Album BAD sold 22 Million copies).

And by the way, back in Elvis' Day an artist had to sell a million of those records to be certified Gold. Nowadays, 500,000 is the Golden rule.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 07:08:30
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : WRT

hmmm.. I wonder how many Beatles fans there are in the WORLD, compared to Elvis fans..

How many young people in the WORLD have even heard of the Beatles??...vs Elvis??

Fri 18 Oct 2013 07:01:39
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : WRT

".. It sure is a lot easier to pick songs to sing from hundreds that have been written by others.."

hahahahha, you don't have a clue do you. If picking a song already written and making it a MEGA hit is easy… I guess everybody is doing it, now how many Elvis' are there??

Elvis changed the world. The Beatles and all the biggest singers and song writers today are great, in their nich/gener.. but to compare them to the King… well, they don't call him the King for nothing.

The King lives on.. tomorrow there will be kids born who will learn and imitate Elvis.. the Beatles will be forgotten after their generation dies.

Fri 18 Oct 2013 06:47:20
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : easier?

That's the deal… Elvis's early recordings were songs written and sung by others to little or no comparative success. Then Elvis would sing the same song with HIS personal arrangement, voice, tone and style and they became MEGA hits.

You say Elvis only sang.. how ignorant that is. Elvis wasn't that great of a singer. But his voice, tone, style, arrangement and presentation was like nothing ever heard in music..EVER!!.

Elvis didn't write songs, but he could take a song change the arrangement, the beat the sound and it was like a new song.. like writing a new song.

After the Beatles broke up NONE of them individually did anything that could compare to their previous togetherness - with their talent.

Dead Elvis is doing better than any alive Beatle.

Fri 18 Oct 2013 05:26:32
Name : WRT
Email :
It sure is a lot easier to pick songs to sing from hundreds that have been written by others rather than expending the time, energy, and talent it takes to write YOUR OWN number one hits like the Beatles did.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 05:05:52
Name : Mafioso
Email : Now..Or..Never..Bang, Bang, Bang.
It's Now Or Never was One of the King's biggest hits. Think about this: It was written way back in the 19th century as the operatic standard "O Sole Mio." Yet, since it was deemed perfect for Presley's natural vocal tendencies, he wanted it in his repertoire. Of course, it became a super big hit called, "It's Now Or Never." .
Fri 18 Oct 2013 03:55:12
Name : WRT
Email : Elvis Hank
Fri 18 Oct 2013 03:16:23
Name : Cherry 62
Email : New Song
Henry Dear, I don't remember this Elvis song. How did I not know?
Fri 18 Oct 2013 02:07:06
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : just sang

It's so ludicrous and weak for "WRT" to say Elvis just sang. hahahahahahaha

It's like saying Einstein only knew math…hahahaha
Fri 18 Oct 2013 02:06:54
Name : Tish Langford
Email : El Paso, Texas & Elvis
Elvis played El Paso again on June 2 1976 and even though he was gaining eight, according to El Paso Times Reporter, Barbara Funkhouser, on June 3rd, 1976, "It was a frenzy."
some of her column:

Elvis Presley, a living legend in show business, proved his talents again Wednesday night when 7050 people crowded into the Grand Hall of the Civic Center to clap, tap, cheer and shriek. Thousands of others would have come but there were no more seats. He sang a lot, talked a little, did some limited gyrations and gifted dozens of young women with scarves of various colors. It was Elvis in person, and that's what seemed to count.

There was a frenzy of excitement about this show even before it began. Parking became scarce shortly after 8 PM, and people hurried to the hall although seating was reserved and the kick-off was not until 8.30 PM. Presley is noted for a total show and this was no exception. The band, a male vocal quartet, a comedian and a trio, The Inspirations, are straight from Las Vegas. They provided a fast 50 minute warm-up - good songs, all popular and familiar, spanning the range of contemporary sound - which had the audience in such a state that with any flurry of movement in the staging area, the noise began because it just might be the man, himself.

Finally, after an intermission, at 9.40 PM, it was Elvis, surrounded by bodyguards, being ushered onto the stage to the music of his theme song and psychedelic lighting, The crowd went wild and ultimately gave him a standing ovation even before he sang his first song, C.C. Rider. In baby-blue flared pants and vest with white full-sleeved shirt and, of course, wide rhinestone belt and sparkling insets on his pants, Presley played with the audience for a minute or two, sort of testing the temperature. He found it hot and moved quickly into I've Got a Woman and Amen, the latter with audience participation.

Rotating strobe lights added to the effective lighting of the stage, which was set at the north end of the hall. The floor was packed with people and from above it looked like the cliche, "sea of humanity." Because only the south riser was used and all other seats were on the floor, many could not see and began moving quickly toward the sides where they stood four and five deep throughout Presley's performance. Discarding his guitar, he began shedding his scarves into upstreched hands while singing 'If You Love Me Let Me Go.' The scarf gimmick created a mob scene in front of the stage which ultimately was controlled by policemen joining arms to form a wall to push the women back. Presley continued taking scarves off throughout the program.

What makes Elvis so popular? He has a dynamic technique, a resonant voice and superb arrangements played exactly for him. He can sing any kind of song, switching effortlessly from rock and roll to love ballad to country western to soul. This is why shows are like family nights. Many groups noted in audience included grandparents, parents, teenagers and small children. They came together, enjoyed it together and each generation had its favorites.

I'm All Shook Up, Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear and Don't Be Cruel were in the tradition of Presley. Then there was Just One More Mile and his sexy rendition of Fever followed by Rockin' and Rollin' and How 'I Love You So. Presley brought all of his own equipment and it is the best. Elvis and his company company reportedly travels in three 707 jets.

Presley spent quite a lot of time introducing the chorus and the lead players, allowing the instrumentalists an opportunity for brief solo displays. It again was apparent that the corwd had come to see and hear Presley. So, back to business, he sent the crowd home happy with some driving interpretations of I'm Hurt, which he repeated by popular demand, Hound Dog and Take My Hand. Then the guards returned to escort him from the stage, the house lights went up and people walked slowly out of building and toward their cars, some of them humming, others gyrating a bit. It had been Elvis Presley in person.

Fri 18 Oct 2013 01:52:00
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : 1956 Elvis Concerts
January 1: Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
January 2: Charleston High School, Charleston, MS
January 3: Von Theatre, Booneville, MS
January 4: Jonesboro Community Center, Missouri, MO
January 6: Randolph High School, Randolph, MS
January 7: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
January 14: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
January 15: Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX
January 16: City Auditorium, Galveston, TX
January 17: City Auditorium, Beaumont, TX
January 18: Austin Coliseum, Austin, TX
January 19: Texas Memorial Auditorium, Wichita Falls, TX
January 20: North Side Coliseum, Ft. Worth, TX
January 21: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
January 28: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY

February 4: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY
February 5: Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA
February 6: National Theater, Greensboro, NC
February 7: Center Theater, High Point, NC
February 8: Ambassador Theater, Raleigh, NC
February 9: Carolina Theater, Spartanburg, SC
February 10: Carolina Theater, Charlotte, NC
February 11: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY
February 12: Monticello Auditorium, Norfolk, VA
February 13: Paramount Theater, Newport News, VA
February 14: Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson, NC
February 15: Walt Williams High School, Burlington, NC
February 16: Carolina Theater, Winston-Salem, NC
February 18: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY
February 19: Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL
February 20: Palms Theater, West Palm Beach, FL
February 21: Florida Theater, Sarasota, FL
February 22: City Auditorium, Waycross, GA
February 23-24: Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL
February 25: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
February 26: Municipal Auditorium, Pensacola, FL

March 3: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
March 10: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
March 14-15: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
March 17: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY
March 18: County Hall, Charleston, SC
March 19: Columbia Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
March 20: Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA
March 21: YMCA Gymnasium, Lexington, NC
March 22: Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA
March 23: Jimmy Dean's Town and Country Time, WMAL-TV Studios, Washington, DC
March 23: S.S. Mt. Vernon, Washington, DC
March 24: The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY
March 31: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

April 3: U.S.S. Hancock, San Diego Naval Station, San Diego, CA
April 4-5: San Diego Arena, San Diego, CA
April 8: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO
April 9: Texas Municipal Auditorium, Wichita Falls, TX
April 10: Fair Park Auditorium, Lubbock, TX
April 11: El Paso Coliseum, El Paso, TX
April 12: Albuquerque Armory, Albuquerque, TX
April 13: Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, TX
April 15: Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX
April 16: Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX
April 17: Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX
April 18: Fairgrounds Pavilion, Tulsa, OK
April 19: Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK
April 20: North Side Convention Center, Ft. Worth, TX
April 21: City Auditorium, Houston, TX
April 23-30: Venus Room, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

May 1-6: Venus Room, Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
May 13: City Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
May 14: Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, La Crosse, WI
May 15: Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
May 16: Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AK
May 17: Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO
May 18: Wichita Forum, Wichita, KS
May 19: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
May 20: Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE
May 21: Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, KS
May 22: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA
May 23: Municipal Auditorium, Sioux City, IA
May 24: Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO
May 25: Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
May 26: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
May 27: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

June 3: Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
June 5: U.S.S. Hancock, San Diego Naval Station, San Diego, CA
June 6: San Diego Arena, San Diego, CA
June 7: Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, CA
June 8: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
June 9: State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ
June 10: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, Tucson, AZ
June 22-24: Paramount Theater, Atlanta, GA
June 25: Sports Arena, Savannah, GA
June 26: Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
June 27: Bell Memorial Auditorium, Augusta, GA
June 28: College Park, Charleston, SC
June 30: Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA

July 1: The Steve Allen Show, NBC Studios, New York, NY
July 4: Russwood Baseball Park, Memphis, TN

August 3-4: Olympia Theater, Miami, FL
August 5: Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL
August 6: Polk Theater, Lakeland, FL
August 7: Florida Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
August 8: Municipal Auditorium, Orlando, FL
August 9: Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
August 10-11: Florida Theater, Jacksonville, FL
August 12: Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA

September 9: The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios, Hollywood, CA
September 26: Mississippi-Alabama Fair And Dairy Show, Tupelo, MS

October 11: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
October 12: Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX
October 13: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
October 14: Bexar County Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
October 28: The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios, New York, NY

November 22: Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
November 23: Cleveland Arena, Cleveland, OH
November 24: Hobart Arena, Troy, OH
November 25: Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, KY

December 15: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

***Seemingly impossible number of concerts
Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:45:57
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : The Count for 1955
Elvis must have performed ten years of work in just 1954-55. In 1955 alone, he did some 250 gigs. That is startling and can age a man quickly.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:41:19
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : Not 56 but 1955
Two posts back should be Jan-June of 1955.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:36:59
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : 1955 Concert Schedule Continued

July 1955
1: Casino Club, Plaquemines, LA
2: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
3: Hoedown Club, Corpus Christi, TX
4: City Recreation Hall, Stephenville, TX
4: Hodges Park, DeLeon, TX
4: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Brownwood, TX
20: Cape Arena, Cape Girardeau, MO
21: Silver Moon Club, Newport, AR
25: City Auditorium, Fort Myers, FL
26-27: Municipal Auditorium, Orlando, FL
28-29: Gator Stadium Baseball Park, Jacksonville, FL
30: Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
31: Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL

1: Tupelo Fairgrounds, Tupelo, MS
2: Sheffield Community Center, Muscle Shoals, AL
3: Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR
4: Municipal Auditorium, Camden, AR
5: Overton Park Shell, Memphis, TN
6: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
7: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
7: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
8: Mayfair Building, Tyler, TX
9: Rodeo Arena, Henderson, TX
10: Bear Stadium, Gladewater, TX
11: Reo Palm Isle Club, Longview, TX
12: Driller Park, Kilgore, TX
13, 20: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
22: Spudder Park, Wichita Falls, TX
23: Saddle Club, Bryan, TX
24: Davy Crockett High School, Conroe, TX
25: Sportcenter, Austin, TX
26: Gonzales Baseball Park, Gonzales, TX
27: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

1: Pontchartrain Beach, New Orleans, LA
2: Arkansas Municipal Stadium, Texarkana, AR
3: Sportatorium, Dallas, TX
3: Roundup Club, Dallas, TX
5: St. Francis County Fair And Livestock Show, Forrest City, AR
6: Bono High School, Bono, AR
7: National Guard Armory, Sikeston, AR
8: Municipal Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS
9: McComb High School, McComb, MS
10: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
11-12: Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, VA
13: Shrine Auditorium, New Bern, NC
14: Fleming Stadium, Wilson, NC
15: American Legion Auditorium, Roanoke, VA
16: City Auditorium, Asheville, NC
17: Thomasville High School, Thomasville, NC
18-19: WRVA Theater, Richmond, VA
20: Danville Fairgrounds, Danville, VA
21: Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
22: Civic Auditorium, Kingsport, TN
24: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
26: Gilmer Junior High School, Gilmer, TX
28: B&B Club, Gobler, MO

1: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
3: G. Rolle White Coliseum, College Station, TX
4: Boys Club, Paris, TX
5: City Auditorium, Greenville, TX
6: Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
6: Skyline Club, Austin, TX
8: City Auditorium, Houston, TX
10: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Brownwood, TX
11: Fair Park Auditorium, Abilene, TX
12: Midland High School, Midland, TX
13: Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, TX
14: Odessa High School, Odessa, TX
15: Cotton Club, Lubbock, TX
16: Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK
17: Memorial Auditorium, El Dorado, AR
19: Circle Theatre, Cleveland, OH
20: Brooklyn High School, Cleveland, OH
20: St. Michaels' Hall, Cleveland, OH
21-23: Missouri Theatre, St. Louis, MO
24: Silver Moon Club, Newport, AR
25: Houston Armory, Houston, MS
26: Greater Gulf States Fair, Prichard, AL
28: Curtis Gordon's Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, AL
29: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

5: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
6: Community House, Biloxi, MS
7-8: Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS
12: Carthage Milling Co., Carthage, TX
12: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
13: Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
14: Forrest City High School, Forrest City, AR
15: Community Center, Sheffield, AL
16: City Auditorium, Camden, AR
17: Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, AR
18: Reo Palm Isle Club, Longview, TX
19: Gladewater High School, Gladewater, TX
25: Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, Port Arthur, TX
26: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
29: Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA

2: Atlanta Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA
3: State Coliseum, Montgomery, AL
4-7: Lyric Theater, Indianapolis, IN
8: Rialto Theater, Louisville, KY
9: Swifton High School, Swifton, AR
9: B&I Club, Swifton, AR
10: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
12: National Guard Armory, Amory, MS
17: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
19: Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
31: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA

***Seems sort of impossible to have performed in so many concerts in just one year. Amazing.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:32:53
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : 1956 Elvis Concerts
1. Eagles Hall, Houston, TX
4. Odessa High School, Odessa, TX
5. City Auditorium, San Angelo, TX
6. Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, TX
7. Midland High School, Midland, TX
8: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
11. New Boston High School, New Boston, TX
12. Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS
13. Catholic Club, Helena, AR
14. Futrell High School, Marianna, AR
17. Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS
18. Alcorn County Courthouse Assembly Hall, Corinth, MS
19. Sheffield Community Center, Sheffield, AL
20. Leachville High School, Leachville, AR
21. National Guard Armory, Sikeston, MO
22. Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
24. Humble Oil Recreation Hall, Hawkins, TX
25. Mayfair Building Fairgrounds, Tyler, TX
26. Rural Electrification Administration Building, Gilmer, TX
27. Reo Palm Isle Club, Longview, TX
28. Gaston High School, Joinerville, TX
4: Golden Cadillac Club, New Orleans, LA
5: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
6: Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
7: Ripley High School, Ripley, MS
10: Alpine High School, Alpine, TX
11: Carlsbad Sports Arena, Carlsbad, NM
12: American Legion Hall, Carlsbad, NM
13: Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, TX
13: Cotton Club, Lubbock, TX
14: North Junior High School, Roswell, NM
15: Fair Park Auditorium, Abilene, TX
16: Odessa Senior High School, Odessa, TX
17: City Auditorium, San Angelo, TX
18: West Monroe High School, West Monroe, LA
19: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
20: Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR
21: City Hall, Camden, AR
22: City Hall, Hope, AR
23: Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, AR
24: South Side Elementary School, Bastrop, LA
25: Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, AR
26: Circle Theatre, Cleveland, OH
2: Newport Armory, Newport, AR
2: Porky's Rooftop Club, Newport, AR
4: DeKalb High School, DeKalb, TX
5: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
7: City Auditorium, Paris, TN
8: Catholic Club, Helena, AR
9: Poplar Bluff Armory, Poplar Bluff, MO
10: Civic Auditorium, Clarksdale, MS
11: Jimmie Thompson Arena, Alexandria, LA
12: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
19: G. Rolle White Coliseum, College Station, TX
19: Eagles Hall, Houston, TX
20: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
20: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
21: Parkin High School, Parkin, AR
25: Dermott High School, Dermott, AR
26: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
28: Big Creek High School, Big Creek, MS
29: Tocopola High School, Tocopola, MS
30: High School, El Dorado, AR
31: Reo Palm Isle Club, Longview, TX
1: Ector County Auditorium, Odessa, TX
2: Municipal Auditorium, Houston, TX
7: Corinth County Courthouse, Corinth, MS
8: B&B Club, Glober, MO
9: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
10: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
10: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
13: Breckenridge High School, Breckenridge, TX
14: Owl Park, Gainesville, TX
15: Stamford High School, Stamford, TX
15: Roundup Hall, Stamford, TX
16: Sportatorium, Dallas, TX
16: Roundup Club, Dallas, TX
19: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
20: American Legion Hut, Grenada, MS
22: Arkansas Municipal Stadium, Texarkana, AR
23: Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX
24: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
24: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
25: M-B Corral Club, Wichita Falls, TX
25: Texas High School, Seymour, TX
26: City Auditorium, Big Spring, TX
27: American Legion Hall, Hobbs, NM
29: Cotton Club, Lubbock, TX
30: High School, Gladewater, TX
1: Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
2: Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge, LA
4-5: Ladd Stadium, Mobile, AL
7: Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
8: Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory Auditorium, Tampa, FL
9: City Auditorium, Fort Myers, FL
10: Southeastern Pavilion, Ocala, FL
11: Municipal Auditorium, Orlando, FL
12-13: Gator Bowl Baseball Park, Jacksonville, FL
14: Shrine Auditorium, New Bern, NC
15: Norfolk City Auditorium, Norfolk, VA
16: Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA
17: City Auditorium, Asheville, NC
18: American Legion Auditorium, Roanoke, VA
19: Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
20: KOCA Radio, Kilgore, TX
21: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
22: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
22: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
25: American Legion Hall, Meridian, MS
26: Meridian Junior College Stadium, Meridian, MS
28: Sportatorium, Dallas, TX
29: North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX
29: Sportatorium, Dallas, TX
31: High School, Midland, TX
1: Guymon High School, Guymon, OK
3: Johnson Connelley Pontiac, Lubbock, TX
3: Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, TX
4: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
5: Hope Fair Park, Hope, AR
8: Municipal Auditorium, Sweetwater, TX
10: American Legion Hall, Breckenridge, TX
11: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
14: Bruce High School, Bruce, MS
15: Belden High School, Belden, MS
17: Roundup Hall, Stamford, TX
18: Sportatorium, Dallas, TX
19 Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX
19 Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
20-21 City Auditorium, Beaumont, TX
23 McMahon Memorial Auditorium, Lawton, OK
23 Southern Club, Lawton, OK
24 ?, Altus, OK
25: Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
26 Slavonian Lodge Auditorium, Biloxi, MS
27-28 Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS
29-30 Curtis Gordon's Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, AL

***Seems to me that Elvis had a Killer Schedule. Hard to imagine how many places he performed in just a month.

Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:23:35
Name : Colonel Again
Email : A Few More From 1954
July 17: Bon Air Club, Memphis, TN
July 20: Overton Park Shell, Memphis, TN
August 1: KWEM, West Memphis, TN
Fri 18 Oct 2013 12:21:50
Name : Colonel Brackwurst
Email : Elvis Concerts 1954
October 1: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 2: Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
October 6: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 8: Silver Slipper, Atlanta, GA
October 9: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 13: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 16: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
October 20: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 22: Old Barn Dance, New Orleans, LA
October 23: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
October 29: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
October 30: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
November 6: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
November 8: Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
November 13: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
November 17: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
November 19: Lake Cliff Club, Shreveport, LA
November 20: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
November 21: Magnolia Gardens, Houston, TX; Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
November 22: Mint Club, Gladewater, TX
November 23: Roundup Club, Gladewater, TX
November 24: Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, TX
November 25: Paladium Club, Houston, TX
November 26: Paladium Club, Houston, TX
November 27: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
December 2: Catholic Club, Helena, AK
December 3: Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, TX
December 4: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
December 10: Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club, Memphis, TN
December 11: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
December 18: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
December 22: Lake Cliff Club, Shreveport, LA
December 25: Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA
December 28: Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, TX
Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:39:43
Name : Mary,Mary, Quite Contrary
Email : 1994 Autopsy of 'E"
Because of a possible cover up in his previous autopsy, the courts deemed another opened in 1994. After completion, coroner Dr. Joseph Davis stated “There is nothing in any of the data that supports a death from drugs. In fact, everything points to a sudden, violent heart attack.” Polypharmacy undoubtedly contributed to Elvis’s premature death, even if it was not the final cause.

A colleague, forensic historian and pathologist Michael Baden views the situation as more complex: “Elvis had had an enlarged heart for a long time. That, together with his drug habit, caused his death. But he was difficult to diagnose; it was a judgment call.”

The infamous Dr. Nichopoulos, who acted as Elvis’s personal physician for the last 12 years of his life, claims chronic constipation killed Elvis in his book, The King and Dr. Nick. He was interviewed by Fox News in 2010 and had this to say: “We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad-we knew it was because it was hard for us to treat, but we didn’t realize what it had done.”

According to elvis' autopsy, the diameter of Elvis’s colon was 5 to 6 inches, which is about double the size of the typical person’s, and instead of being 4 to 5 feet long, his colon was 8 to 9 feet in length.

“We found stool in his colon which had been there for four or five months because of the poor motility of the bowel.” In the medical journals the condition is called "Bowel paralysis" which made defecating difficult.
It is well known by his peers that Elvis had some bowel embarrassing moments onstage, accidents if you will,
which caused him to quickly leave the stage and return in different clothes. It was tough treating his constipation. In the 1970s that would have been treated only with colostomy. Elvis refused and there is good medical thoughts that had he done the procedure he would have lived much longer.

Now old folks, the ravages of old age sure can be wicked on the bowel, right?

Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:25:52
Name : Caruso III
Email : Octaves & Decibels of "E"
Music critic Henry Pleasants observes that "Elvis Presley has been described variously as a baritone and a tenor. An extraordinary compass ... and a very wide range of vocal color have something to do with this divergence of opinion. He identifies Presley as a high baritone, calculating his range as two octaves and a third, "from the baritone low G to the tenor high B, with an upward extension in falsetto to at least a D-flat. Presley's best octave is in the middle, D-flat to D-flat, granting an extra full step up or down." In Pleasants' view, his voice was "variable and unpredictable" at the bottom, "often brilliant" at the top, with the capacity for "full-voiced high Gs and As that an opera baritone might envy."

Scholar Lindsay Waters, who figures Presley's range as two and a quarter octaves, emphasizes that "his voice had an emotional range from tender whispers to sighs down to shouts, grunts, grumbles and sheer gruffness that could move the listener from calmness and surrender, to fear. His voice can not be measured in octaves, but in decibels; even that misses the problem of how to measure delicate whispers that are hardly audible at all." Presley was always "able to duplicate the open, hoarse, ecstatic, screaming, shouting, wailing, reckless sound of the black rhythm-and-blues and gospel singers," writes Pleasants, and also demonstrated a remarkable ability to assimilate many other vocal styles.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:08:30
Name : Red, Whitre & Blue
Email : His Cup Runneth Over
"Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country."
President Jimmy Carter, 1977. His official statement following Elvis' death.
Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:06:09
Name : Opry Singer
Email : Soul of Soul
“I wasn’t just a fan, I was his brother. He said I was good and I said he was good; we never argued about that. Elvis was a hard worker, dedicated, and God loved him. Last time I saw him was at Graceland. We sang Old Blind Barnabus together, a gospel song. I love him and hope to see him in heaven. There will never be another like that soul brother.
James Brown
Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:03:50
Name : Great Dane
Email : Garth Brooks On Elvis
"No one will ever touch Elvis

"I'm sitting in the drive-through and I've got my three girls in the back and this station comes on and it's playing "Jailhouse Rock," the original version, and my girls are jumping up and down, going nuts. I'm looking around at them and they've heard Dad's music all the time and I don't see that out of them."
Garth Brooks
Thu 17 Oct 2013 07:56:25
Name : WRT
Email :
"...to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together - the rhythm, okay, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music"

Only thing is...Elvis didn't write ANY of it! He was just the singer. It's the genius of the songwriters that created that blend Bono spoke of.
Thu 17 Oct 2013 07:49:55
Name : Greaqt Dane
Email : Big Boss Man
"Elvis Presley is like the 'Big Bang' of Rock 'n' Roll. It all came from there and what you had in Elvis Presley is a very interesting moment because, really, to be pretentious about it for a minute, you had two cultures colliding there. You had a kind of white, European culture and an African culture coming together - the rhythm, okay, of black music and the melody chord progressions of white music - just all came together in that kind of spastic dance of his. That was the moment. That's really it. Out of all that came the Beatles and the Stones, but you can't underestimate what happened. It does get back to Elvis."
Bono (From U2)
Thu 17 Oct 2013 03:39:02
Name : WRT
Email :
Leonard Bernstein? That's the same guy that said the Beatles' "Something" was the greatest song of the 20th century. George Harrison didn't just blow air over his vocal cords and sing it, he actually WROTE it and played guitar on it! Now, THAT'S talent!
Wed 16 Oct 2013 04:06:51
Name : Chuckie Cheez
Email : Touting Elvis
"Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the twentieth century. He introduced the beat to everything and he changed everything - music, language, clothes, it's a whole new social revolution - the 60's comes from it. Because of him a man like me barely knows his musical grammar anymore."
Leonard Bernstein

"Describe Elvis Presley? He was the greatest who ever was, is or ever will be."
Chuck Berry
Tue 15 Oct 2013 11:40:26
Name : Pompadour Joe
Email : Elvis Copying Henry's Hairstyle
Did Henry use black shoe polish on his hair and sideburns like Elvis did before he could afford to dye his hair and eyebrows? The truth needs to be known.
Mon 14 Oct 2013 11:30:48
Name : d
Email :
HA HA HA HA That is a good one ROTFL
Sun 13 Oct 2013 03:12:08
Name : Truth Be Told
Email : Now We Know
"I had a crew-cut back then and my career was going nowhere until I copied Henry Vargas's hairstyle".
-Elvis Presley
Sun 13 Oct 2013 03:11:48
Name : Truth Be Told
Email : Now We Know
"I had a crew-cut back then and my career was going nowhere until I copied Henry Vargas's hairstyle".
-Elvis Pesley
Sun 13 Oct 2013 02:32:15
Name : Memphis Coyote
Email : Guess Who????
"I had always wanted to be like Elvis, to be a rock 'n' roll star, but I couldn't sing, so I joined a mod band instead"
Roger Daltry (The Who)
Sat 12 Oct 2013 08:49:20
Name : Worm Hole
Email : Garth Brooks Biggest Hit
Garth Brooks was also and still is a Super Star. However, his greatest hit was back in 2001 when separation from ex wife Sandy Mahl and eventually divorce cost him a stunning $125 million. Okay, he has sold some 200 plus million n records and is now only worth $150,000,000 and counting. Nice work if you can get it.
Sat 12 Oct 2013 08:43:09
Name : Country Boy
Email : Garth Brooks
"No one will ever touch Elvis"
Garth Brooks
Sat 12 Oct 2013 08:39:16
Name : Deliverance
Email : Raquel Welch
"When I was 13, I saw Elvis perform live and I suddenly understood what sex is all about. I was screaming at the top of my lungs"
Raquel Welch
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:10:23
Name : Ms. Claudie
Email : Wbhat L.R. Say's About Elvis
"Elvis was God-given, there's no other explanation. A Messiah comes around every few thousand years, and Elvis was it this time."

Little Richard
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:08:19
Name : Maggie May
Email : Rod On Elvis
"Elvis was the king. No doubt about it. People like myself; and Mick Jagger and all the others only followed in his footsteps."

Rod Stewart
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:04:46
Name : Sir Paul
Email : Suga Plus Sugar=SugarSugar
"When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted to be was Elvis Presley."
"I doubt very much if The Beatles would have happened if it was not for Elvis."
Sat 12 Oct 2013 06:42:32
Name : R.C. A.
Email : Ekiv.Beatles
Another get together of Elvis with Rock Super Stars...This time, "The Beatles." Friday, August 27th, 1965.


Impressive read.
Sat 12 Oct 2013 06:31:22
Name : Cream
Email : Oh Right
Continued...at the Home: from the start, Richard was loud and unloaded a battery F-words into every sentence he spoke. Elvis asked, stern and cool, 'I'd appreciate it if you'd watch your language in front of my lady'. After a long period of silence, Elvis acted super-cool by asking if he could look at Richard's fancy watch. Surprisingly, Richard handed the watch to Elvis and he put it on. Richard asked if Elvis liked it and when Elvis said he did, Richard told him to keep it. Fast forward twenty minutes and Elvis left again for upstairs. Surprise, surprise, he came back down with a diamond studded watch and said to Richard,'Here', 'Take this one'. Though shocked, Richard couldn't believe his good luck, Sure nuff, he kept it. After some good chit chat for a spell, Elvis went back upstairs and came back with just as rich a watch for the bassist. The time was really jovial then and yet Elvis told John, "Let's swap pants." Some real whooping and laughter rocked the place as Elvis' pajama bottoms drop. "Oh Say Can You See?"
Sat 12 Oct 2013 11:00:30
Name : WRT
Email : Cream
Who the hell is Richard Cole? And how did he and John Paul Jones suddenly pop into that story? John Bonham got left behind when Plant and Page went up to meet Elvis, but John Paul Jones went along with them? Sounds odd.
Sat 12 Oct 2013 09:33:04
Name : Cream
Email : Led z Watches
To Richard Cole and Bassist John Paul Jones.
Fri 11 Oct 2013 09:13:22
Name : WRT
Email : R.P. Lant
Who's Richard? And what bassist?
Fri 11 Oct 2013 06:53:48
Name : R.P. Lant
Email : Led Zep & E
On May 11, 1974, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham went to Elvis Presley's evening concert at the Los Angeles Forum. Later that night, heir mutual promoter,Jerry Weintraub, took Jimmy Page and Robert Plant up to Presley's Las Vegas hotel suite. At first, Elvis paid no attention to them. Elvis then came to life and asked, 'Is it true', he said, 'these stories about you boys on the road?' Hee haw, Plant answered, "No, we are family men. I get the most pleasure out of walking the hotel corridors, singing your songs". Plant then did an Elvis impersonation of 'Treat me like a fool, treat me mean and cruuuuel. Elvis couldn't help but laugh. For a bonus, Elvis spent two hours with them.

Later, Richard, while with Elvis and E's girlfriend. Used the F bomb in conversation. Elvis said to him. 'I'd appreciate it if you'd watch your language. things turned to ICE. Then Elvis soothed the matter and asked if he could see the fancy watch that Richard was wearing. Richard handed the watch over, and when Elvis put it on, Richard quickly said that if Elvis wanted the watch, he could keep it. 'Does it have any special meaning to you?' Elvis asked. 'Well, a bit. Atlantic Records gave them to the group', said Richard. 'OK, thanks', said Elvis.

Ouch!1 but not for long. About twenty minutes later Elvis went upstairs and came back down with another watch, a diamonds wristwatch. He put his hand out to Richard and sais,'Take this one'. Richard gracefully accepted. Elvis then Elvis excused himself for a couple of minutes and retuned with an diamond watch for the bassist.
Fri 11 Oct 2013 05:22:33
Name : WRT
Email :
Elvis shmelvis.
Fri 11 Oct 2013 05:17:36
Name : Dire Spout
Email : Tupelo Tornado 1935
The Tupelo tornado as in wiki

The Spring of 1936 brought Tupelo one of its worst-ever natural disasters. Part of the Tupelo-Gainesville outbreak of April 5–6 in that year,[6] the Tupelo storm struck at night and destroyed large residential areas on the city's north side. One survivor of the storm was Elvis Presley, then a baby. Obliterating the Gum Pond neighborhood, the tornado dropped most of the victims' bodies in the pond. The storm has since been rated F5 on the modern Fujita scale.[7] The Tupelo Tornado is recognized as one of the deadliest in U.S. History.[8]

The Tupelo tornado leveled 48 city blocks and over 200 homes, killing 216 people and injuring more than 700 persons. The Mississippi State Geologist estimated a final death toll of 233, but 100 white persons were still hospitalized at the time. Because newspapers published only the names of injured whites, due to a racially discriminatory policy that persisted into the 1940s and 1950s, it was difficult to follow up on the fates of injured blacks. Historians now estimate the death toll was higher than in official records.[9][10] Fire broke out at the Lee County Training School, which was destroyed. Its bricks were salvaged for other uses.

The area is subject to tornadoes. In 2008 one rated an EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale struck the town.

Tough Deaths In Tupelo...Lucky Presley's
Fri 11 Oct 2013 02:46:41
Name : Kilo Watts
Email : Elvis Tribute to His Hometown 1956
An oldie of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi 1996. Note the lousy speakers back then. Still, it was this type of concert at the Louisiana Hayride that sent Elvis Sky High.

Fri 11 Oct 2013 02:45:49
Name : Kilo Watts
Email : Elvis Trivute to Hisd Hometown 1956
An oldie of Elvis in Tupelo, Mississippi 1996. Note the lousy speakers back then. Still, it was this type of concert at the Louisiana Hayride that sent Elvis Sky High.

Fri 11 Oct 2013 11:25:16
Name : Tom 52
Email : Elvis, Dr. Nick And Impacted Bowel
Elvis Presley supposedly died in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat. But his sometimes quirky and his always friend physician, Dr. George “Nick” Nichopoulos, revealed in 2010 his belief that it was chronic constipation that actually killed the King of Rock and Roll. He is quoted thus: “After he died we weren’t sure (of the exact cause of death) so I continued to do some research and I had some doctors call me from different places and different med schools that were doing research on constipation and different problems you can get into with it. I just want to get the story straight – it all made sense with the new research that was done,” the now retired Memphis M.D told Pop Tarts.

He moreover stated, “We didn’t realize until the autopsy that his constipation was as bad – we knew it was bad because it was hard for us to treat, but we didn’t realize what it had done," the doctor explains of Elvis'condition. "We just assumed that the constipation was secondary to the meds that he was taking for his arthritic pain and for his insomnia.”

Another shocker, possibly genetic in nature: Elvis' autopsy revealed that his colon was five to six inches in diameter. Remember his twin was stillborn. Ouch! Most of us have the normal two to three inches. Also genetically, most of us have the standard four to five foot long colon. Guess what? Elvis' was eight to nine feet in length. The good/bad Doc had this to say about that: “The constipation upset him quite a bit because Elvis thought that he could handle almost anything, he thought he was really a man’s man and he wasn’t going to let something like this … he thought that this was a sign of weakness and he wasn’t going to be weak,” Nichopoulos said. “And it’s not the kind of thing you table talk. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s you didn’t’ talk about constipation much, you didn’t’ hear people complaining about it, or saying what they did or how much trouble they had with it.”

Okay, as a longtime cancer sufferer, I can relate to the impacted colon theory. Not only do many of my chemo and other drugs cause this condition, so too my diverticulosis. I have tried to deal with this problem seemingly forever and moreover, the fact that my chemotherapy over time has made me lactose intolerant and therefore when I screw up, it is all day diarrhea...like yesterday when I ate oatmeal with whole milk. I thought sure I was going to finally pass on. My wife prepared rice water and I ate some bananas and then took some Potassium. I tend to not use diarrhea meds as I then become constipated for a long time. Today, I am marginal and considered going to the hospital. If a person in old age is fortunate enough not to have serious bowel problems, kudos to their genetics and lifestyle. Elvis' diet was much like most kids who were raised in the 20's and 30's, i.e., beans, white bread, cornbread, (ugh)potatoes, chicken, fish, and sometimes hotdogs, hamburgers or steaks. And yes, sometimes nothing but oatmeal with water or bran with water and on many days, hardly any food at all. Veggies and fruit were not the main course. I know that diet well and didn't change much until my 40's.

So, as much as I want to believe the original cardiac arrhythmia death report at autopsy, I do know the evil of an impacted colon and have dealt with this disease for near thirty years. I just happen to live in times of where I can function slightly better than Elvis times. Mind you, back in 1975, the primary treatment for impacted colon involved removing part of the colon with a colostomy procedure. Elvis' Doc claims he was in talks with a surgeon at the University of Memphis to perform the procedure but the 'King's ego was not about to let that happen. Now, I was scheduled for a colostomy some twenty eight years ago. I didn't want one of those bags as a girlfriend I had eventually was diagnosed with Krone's disease (Impacted Bowel) and it was a mess. She died a few years later. I guess I had an ego problem too. Nevertheless, I have somehow managed not to do the operation. I wish I could say the same for Elvis and he could still be around. But it is what it is and at least the King is still mighty important.
Have a happy
Thu 10 Oct 2013 08:24:20
Name : Dot Dolly Dawson
Email : How Many Elvis'?
In 1977 there was some 20-30 Elvis Impersonators in the USA. In 2013 there are over 100,000 Elvis Impersonators around the globe and 35,000 in the USA alone. On the 25th Anniversary of his demise, Elvis is without a doubt, still the "King."
Thu 10 Oct 2013 08:17:52
Name : Candid Elvis Fan
Email : West Elvis' for Hire
Larry D Sanders
Professional Elvis Tribute Artist and Actor (member of the Screen Actors Guild). Larry has been performing for over 15 years. He has appeared in several movies and is available to entertain at weddings.
Location: Cypress, CA
Email: LaryDSanders@aol.com

James Ackermann - Young Elvis Impersonator
Location: San Diego, CA Phone: 858-603-7271 Willing to travel.

Severiano "Seve" Botello
Location: Modesto, CA Phone: 209-846-0746 Visit www.seveaselvis.com-

Paul Casey - www.PaulCaseyProductions.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-252-7015 Official Elvis of Las Vega

Joseph A. Chavez
Location: Albuquerque, NM Phone: 505-877-6184 Travel - All Occasions.

James Clark - http://www.jgcproductions.com
Location: California Phone: 831-212-1904 Voted in the top 10 ETAs!

Paulvis Cranston - eloischyl@yahoo.com
Manteca, CA Phone: 209-825-2730 Live Tribute, Will Travel.

Mark W. Curran
Location: Los Angeles, CA Phone: 805-582-4865 Wonder Of Elvis Show

Elvis by Dano - ElvisbyDano.com
Location:Seattle/Tacoma,WA ElvisbyDano@gmail.com High energy Elvis Tribute Artist

Michael Durkan - The Velvet Elvis
Location: Bend, OR Phone: 541-749-0975 Corporate/Private Parties

Irby Gascon - Elvis '56
Location: Los Angeles, CA Phone: 818-903-7158 Willing to travel


Charles King - A Shadow of Elvis
Location: Denver, CO Phone: 303-220-6291 15 Year Int'l Professional


Clovis King - www.webspawner.com/users/clevis
Location: Tracy, CA Phone: 209-836-5833 Ready to work.


Duke Hicks
Location: Mesa, AZ Phone: 480-354-2680 Will Travel.


Art Kleiner
Location: Florence, Oregon Phone: 541-997-6363 Willing to travel


John Loos - Johnloos.com
Location: Cheyenne, WY Phone: 307-632-1832 Will travel anywhere.


Douglas McCarthur
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-215-9283 Seasoned Performer!


Adams Michaels - Adam4Elvis@aol.com
Location: Riverside, CA Phone: 951-776-1686 Willing to travel anywhere


Chance Michaels - www.chance2bking.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-525-6094 A Chance To Be King Show


Paul Monroe
Location: San Diego, CA Phone: 619-876-3132 Willing to travel


David "Jesse" Moore - 1elvis@agora.rdrop.com
Location: Molalla, OR Phone: 503-829-5188 The Heart Of Elvis Show!


Mike Morita - tkncarebusiness2003@yahoo.com
Location: San Diego, CA Phone: 619-316-2323 "Can Do" Memories of Elvis


Steve Murphy - Featured in advertisements, commercials and movies!
Location: Southern, CA Denesedodymngt@aol.com Willing to travel


Shane Paterson
Location: Las Vegas, NV ftd2004-sep@yahoo.com Will Happily Travel!


Paige Poole - www.paigepoole.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-434-2253 A True Tribute, Will Travel


Michael Rocha
Location: Mesa, AZ ElvisbyMR@msn.com Elvis Tribute Artist & Minister


Don Rose - drelvis2000@yahoo.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-240-4226 Will Travel, Full Show


Steve Roth - www.californiaelvis.com
Location:Orange County, CA Phone: 714-526-3424 All of Southern California


Jerry Sembach
Location: Bakersfield, CA Phone: 661-398-9603 National & Internationa

Jeff Sirek - sirek74@msn.com
Location: Spokane, WA Phone: 509-230-3672 ETA Soloist or Full Band

Johnny Thompson - www.johnny-thompson.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV Phone: 702-860-8566 National and International.

Paul Torrez - paul_torrez@mentor.com
Location: Longmont, CO Phone: 303-684-9391 Are You Lonesome Tonight? -

Jason Whited
Location: Raymond, WA jw_tribute@yahoo.com "Long live the King!"

Lonnie Yanes
Location: Albuquerque, NM lanm1@q.com Performing Elvis since 1980


Thu 10 Oct 2013 07:54:20
Name : Prince Harry
Email : Gordon Elvis The Winner
Sorry folks, E.R. Grady did not make the Top Ten in January of 2013 at the London "Elvis Impersonator" King of Europe Contest. Who did? Yes indeed, Midlands-based impersonator Gordon Elvis won the annual European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, ahead of what would have been the American singer's 78th birthday. As reported by James Lachno on January 7th, 2013,
Gordon Elvis was named the best Elvis Presley impersonator in Europe at an annual championship held each year to coincide with the birthday of the "King of Rock 'n' Roll".

Gordon is an Malta-born impersonator, who changed his name to Gordon Elvis by deed poll to honor the late rock 'n' roll singer, improved on the third place position he achieved at the European Elvis Championships in 2012.
He beat fellow impersonators Ben Thompson – who came runner-up for the second year in a row – and Patrick Byrne – who came third – at Europe's largest annual Elvis tribute artist contest convention, held in Birmingham.
A note of interest,Elvis Presley 'would have been amazed' by tributes, says Priscilla.
More than 70 sequin-suited, hip-shaking, mutton-chopped impersonators took part in the competition, which is now in its 10th year.
As for 2012, Gordon Elvis beat 250 other entrants to the world champion Elvis Presley tribute artist title at a convention in Memphis, Tennessee. For his European award he won a cash prize, a holiday to Memphis and a jumpsuit made by the creators of Presley's outfits.
How's that Ol'Chap?
Thu 10 Oct 2013 07:36:21
Name : London Elvis
Email : Billion Dollar Elvis
It was back 1978-79 when Elvis’s father, Vernon Presley, died of a heart attack. He was 63. He was buried beside his wife and son at Graceland.
Nevertheless, Elvis memorabilia was at soaring with everything from clocks to posters selling for big bucks.

An “Elvis” movie was made on his life and times. Actor Kurt Russell played the King. And there has been a never ending hysteria over Elvis sightings. In London, and since I am now 78 and an Elvis Impersonator, many fans think I am really the actual Elvis.

Some fans don't know that Elvis is lampooned in the Mojo Nixon song "Elvis Is Everywhere". There has also been an Elvis Stage Musical. I auditioned for the stage musical but didn't get a call back.

In the early 80's,Priscilla plunked down the money to refurbish Elvis's Graceland Estate and it was later listed at a worth of $10 million USA Dollars. She also wrote an autobiography in 1985 , "Elvis and Me."

And how about this piece of nostalgia? In 1986 is the first person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at the inaugural dinner, staged at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. And in 1993 Elvis Estate was notified that the USA Postal Service would print an Elvis US postage stamp. What I and many other fans did was send numerous letters to unknown addresses and have them returned and stamped “Return To Sender." You know, the song.

Later, I have a gig close to Nottingham Palace.

London's E.R. Grady Elvis

Thu 10 Oct 2013 06:59:51
Name : d
Email :
What a wonderful feeling to read the history and listen to the songs of Elvis tonite. sigh I luv this song
Thu 10 Oct 2013 04:45:55
Name : Mississippi Elvis
Email : Elvis 1957-1977
1965- Elvis makes a comeback with his movie “Girl Happy” and the big ballad “Puppet On A String” hits number two. Presley stops giving interviews and appearing in public, becoming one of the most exclusive people in America. The Beatles arrive in America. Elvis meets The Beatles at his house on Perugia Way, Beverly Hills and not at Graceland. No photos or recording were allowed under Elvis’s instructions. The Fab Four get along famously with the King, and a brief jam session follows. No recording of that session of Elvis and The Beatles together is known to exist. Its value is deemed as priceless, if such an acetate would be found.

1967- After courting her for seven years, Elvis finally gets married to his sweetheart Priscilla Beaulieu three weeks before her 22nd birthday in Las Vegas. Presley’s assistant and long-time friend Joe Esposito is the best man. Elvis is ten years older than his wife.

1968- A daughter, Lisa Marie, is born. Elvis seems to be a changed man and a happy father. He goes back to Hollywood to make the fun movie “Live A Little, Love A Little” – of which the single “A Little Less Conversation” is a minor hit for Presley. Thirty-four years later in 2002, the same song is remixed and goes to number one. An avid car collector, Presley donates his Rolls Royce to a woman’s charity. He also gives $35,000 in proceeds to retarded children. Elvis appears on television for the first time in years for an NBC TV special, which becomes known as “The Comeback”. It is estimated that half of the American population watch the show on TV, and the media proudly proclaim that Elvis is back.

1969– “Suspicious Minds” tops the US Charts, giving him his first US number one after 7 years. It will sell almost 2 million copies and Elvis at 34 is back on top of his game. Eventually it will go to number 2 on the UK Chart as well. He also records the Eddie Rabbit penned love song “Kentucky Rain” which will be another big hit for him. His socially aware “In The Ghetto” goes to number one in the UK. His personal entourage is formed - known as the "Memphis Mafia", who are given matching rings by Elvis. The diamond and gold rings sport a thunderbolt and the letters "TCB" (reportedly standing for "Take Care of Business"). Elvis was buried wearing one of the rings.

1970- “The Wonder Of You” tops the UK Charts, where it will stay for the next six weeks, selling over 700,000 copies. Elvis now begins a season of 58 shows in Las Vegas and by the end of the year will attract more people to his concerts than the legendary Frank Sinatra, who is performing across the street from Presley. A revival of the classic Dusty Springfield song “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” gives Elvis another big hit.

1972- Elvis is shattered by Priscilla’s announcement in Las Vegas that she is leaving him. Divorce papers are filed six months later, and Elvis tries to get back into the recording studio. Elvis receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Grammy Awards. Presley also makes his final movie “Elvis On Tour” and plays to a sold out crowd in Madison Square Gardens, New York. After seeing him in concert, Liberace suggested adding flashy costumes into his act. Elvis took his advice, and became famous for his gold lame jackets and jeweled white jumpsuits. He later reserved a seat for Liberace at many of his concerts.

1973- “Always On My Mind” is released, going to number one on the Country charts. The song will top the US charts once again 7 years later with country legend Willie Nelson doing a cover of it, and then once again in the late 80’s it will be a UK number one for 80’s pop duo The Pet Shop Boys. Elvis’s TV satellite show “Aloha From Hawaii” is watched by one billion viewers worldwide and the live album tops the US charts- giving Elvis his first number one album in nine years. The TV show also raises more than $75,000 for a cancer fund.

1974- A UK only released double album “40 Greatest Hits” is a big seller. Elvis continues to play to sold out shows at Las Vegas every night. But the man is deteriorating slowly. He forgets lines while singing, and has gained a lot of weight. The only highlight is when Elvis receives his Black Belt in Karate, and he increasingly incorporates elements of the martial art into his stage acts.

1975- In the first few days of the New Year, Presley has to be hospitalized at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for the next two weeks. He is diagnosed with hypertension and an impacted colon, and is ordered to take a special diet and a treatment of cortisone, which has the side effect of causing notable weight gain. From here on, he will fight to maintain a balance between his health and weight for the rest of his life, with prescription drugs in often grossly over-prescribed amounts. He also wins his third and final Grammy Award for his version of the Gospel song “How Great Thou Art”.

1976- Bruce Springsteen, on tour in Memphis, attempts to see Presley by climbing the fence at Graceland. He is escorted off the premises by security guards while trying to explain who he is. Elvis begins to use Graceland as a recording studio. The first album he records there is “From Elvis Presley Boulevard”. Rock and roller Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside Graceland sometime near the end of the year, when he appears, drunk and with a .38 Derringer pistol demanding to see Presley.

1977- A June concert in Indianapolis is the King's last concert performance. The book “Elvis: What Happened?” written by former friends Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler with tabloid journalist Steve Dunleavy, exposing the apparent darker side of Presley’s private personality is published. Elvis at this point is really really depressed and upset about the book and his being overweight, and it shows in his live performances throughout the year. He forgets his lines, and walks off stage without completing his sets. On the 16th of August, just after midnight, as Presley drives through the gates the Graceland (for what will be the last time) in his 1973 Stutz Blackhawk, a fan shoots what will become the final photo ever taken of Elvis alive. At 2:20pm, Presley is discovered lying on the floor in a bathroom on the second floor of Graceland by girlfriend Ginger Alden. (They had reportedly been scheduled to marry on the 27th of the same month) She calls bodyguard Al Strada and aide Joe Esposito, who had been playing racquet ball with Elvis earlier in the day, but he fails to respond to resuscitation attempts and is rushed to the Baptist Memorial Hospital, but pronounced dead at 3:30 pm. His death by heart failure at just 42 makes major headlines throughout the world. (Years later Bio Science Laboratories revealed that at the time of his death, Presley’s body contained 9 different substances including Butabarbital, Codeine, Morphine, Pentobarbital, Placidyl, Quaalude, Valium and Valmid – that subsequently led to his heart seizure)

Thousands of fans from all over the US, and even overseas, arrive in Memphis to pay their respects (25,000 people file past his coffin at Graceland during the afternoon) In Washington, DC, President Jimmy Carter issues a tribute statement: “Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable”. The US President notes how Elvis “changed the face of American popular culture…he was a symbol to people the world over, of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humour of this country”. Presley’s funeral service, arranged by friend and fellow singer J.D Sumner, is held at Graceland, with 150 people attending, and 75,000 more outside the gates. He is laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery in a mausoleum alongside his mother. With two prayers, one poem and 150 mourners, the legend is laid to rest in a grey marble crypt, surrounded by thousands of floral tributes which have required over 100 vans to take them from Graceland to the burial site. The King is buried still wearing his TCB (“taking care of business”) ring. It’s the end of an era. "Way Down," is the No. 1 song on Billboard magazine's country singles chart the week of Elvis' death. Ten re-charting Presley albums peak in the UK and US, and his 40 Greatest Hits goes to number one. By the end of the year Elvis will have had 20 more top ten hits on the charts with all his old songs re-released, including 3 number ones. The single “Way Down” becomes one of the King’s most successful songs ever, for it tops the UK charts for five weeks and sells more than 600,000 copies alone. Two months after he is buried, the bodies of the King and his mother are removed from the cemetery and re-buried side by side in the Meditation Garden at the rear of Graceland, as attempts to steal his body from the public cemetery are made. By the end of the year, his tomb will be open to the public, but not his home and belongings.
Thu 10 Oct 2013 02:45:41
Name : Mississippi Elvis
Email : Elvis 1956-Beatles (1964)
1956- Presley records his first RCA sessions, a cover of Ray Charles “I Got A Woman”, while the second is a new song “Heartbreak Hotel”. He also cuts another favourite standard-“I Was The One”. The session has famous musicians on it, including the famed Chet Atkins on the guitar, Moore and Black, and the song is debuted on Elvis’s first ever TV appearance. By March 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” reaches number one of the country and western and R&B charts, giving Elvis his first ever US number one and became his first million selling record. His debut Lp Elvis is released. With the Colonel now as his full time manager, Elvis is brought to the attention of Hollywood movie mogul Hall Wallis at Paramount. After flying out to Los Angeles for a screen test, he is declared a natural as an actor, and a seven-year contract deal for three films is made. By the end of the year, five more songs go to number one in the US. They are in the order of release – 1)“I Want You, I Need You, I Love You” 2) Hound Dog 3) Don’t Be Cruel 4) Love Me Tender and 5) Too Much. The last two songs are taken of Elvis’s first movie “Love Me Tender” which is a smash hit. Also in that year, the publication Variety gives Elvis the title of “King Of Rock N’Roll” after more than 54 million people in America tune in to watch him on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Billboard DJ poll reveals that Elvis Presley is the most played male artist and country artist of 1956.

1957- Elvis is called up by the US Army to serve. His second movie “Loving You” -where he receives his first kiss onscreen from scarlet Jana Lund - is another smash hit and it’s songs “All Shook Up” and “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” give Elvis his first number ones of the year. Now the most recognizable face on the earth, in an attempt to find privacy Presley buys Graceland in Memphis. This will be his home for the rest of his life. A 23-room, two storey mansion in 13.8 acres of ground at 3764, South Bellevue Boulevard in the Memphis Suburb Whitehaven, Graceland is the most famous address in modern history. The famous Music Gates of Graceland were installed in April of that year. It was open to the public only after Elvis’s death, and an estimated 1 million people still visit it every year. Elvis now spends most of the year working on a new movie for MGM called “Jailhouse Rock” - in which Presley plays his most famous movie role ever as “Vince Everett”, a misfit convicted of manslaughter who becomes a rock star. The movie spawns two number one singles – including the famous title track “Jailhouse Rock” and the tender ballad “Don’t” – and attracts one of the biggest draws in movie history.

1958- Jailhouse Rock is finally released in the UK and it debuts at #1 (the first time this feat had been achieved) and sells a cool 750,000 copies in it’s first three weeks alone. Elvis reports to the US Army Draft Board and is declared A1 medically. He is given a 60-day deferment to make his next Hollywood blockbuster - “King Creole” – based on Harold Robbin’s best selling novel “A Stone For Danny Fisher”. Elvis is then sworn in March of that year - as US private 53310761 at the local Draft Board 86 Memphis draft office, and is now officially Uncle Sam’s property. He is now paid $78 dollars a month as a private and he begins his Army life in Fort Chaffe, Arkansas. “King Creole” opens across the US and it’s an instant smash. The soundtrack goes to number one fueled by the rockability of it’s first single – “Hard Headed Woman”. The single goes to number one in both the US and UK. Elvis’s mother falls ill and Presley is advised to return home. After initial reluctance (the Army fearing press allegations of “preferential” treatment) Presley is granted compassionate leave. Against his mother’s wishes, he returns home only just in time to say goodbye to his mother. She dies of heart failure in the hospital with Elvis’s father by her bedside. At her funeral, the young Elvis is so overcome with grief that he is unable to stand for much of the proceedings and has to be supported. Five hundred policemen keep the thousands of people at bay who have come to get a glimpse of the world’s biggest star. After the funeral, Presley learns that his army unit has been given orders to set sail for Bremerhaven for a tour of duty in Germany. He goes and his entire family of his father, grandmother, staff and some friends all relocate to Germany to stay close to him. He settles down to life there.

1959- With no new recordings, a compilation of all his hits is released. By year end Elvis will have another number one hit with “A Big Hunk O’Love” – which will be his last release until 1960. At the U.S. Servicemen’s Eagle Club in Wiesbaden, Germany, US Airman Currie Grant introduces to a young American girl, 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, stepdaughter of a US Air Force captain, who lives nearby. Twenty four year old Elvis was bowled over by the girl- not just by her beauty – but because she was not bowled over by the fact that he was Elvis Presley. And it had been a long time since anyone had reacted like that. This first meeting leads to eventually Presley marrying Priscilla seven years later when she turns 21.

1960- Elvis makes his first and only visit to Britain – at Prestwick Airport – in transit from Germany. Now promoted to Sergeant, Elvis is discharged from the Army after completing his tour of duty. The first public appearance after more than three years on television is on the Timex-sponsered Sinatra show “Welcome Home Elvis” - in which he teams for the first and the only time with the legendary Frank Sinatra on a traded duet of “Love Me Tender” and “Witchcraft”. He returns to Hollywood and the big screen after an absence of two years with the “Gi Blues” – in which Elvis plays a young US soldier in Germany looking for romance. The movie is another cult classic instantly and Elvis is back in demand. Two more million selling singles later –“Stuck On You” and “It’s Now Or Never” – Elvis records the standard that many consider to be the greatest Elvis song of all time –“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”. It is Elvis’s biggest seller up-to-date on both sides of the Atlantic. Then financially came the biggest success of his movie career – “Blue Hawaii”. With beautiful ballads like “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – the soundtrack alone sells six million copies. He rounded off 1960 with another number one on the US Charts – “Surrender”. Priscilla is brought to Graceland to live with Elvis’s grandmother. Elvis then takes up Karate to help him relax. Elvis also becomes famous for his generosity for giving away Cadillac cars to unknown people and fans that make him happy. In his lifetime he gives more than a hundred cars to people like that.

1961- Elvis virtually stops recording any new material apart from the soundtracks of his movie songs. He now makes an average of two to three movies a year, and by the time he stops making movies ten years later, he would have made in all thirty- three motion pictures, each and every one a money maker. Most of his movies are family films that parents can take their kids to see. The popular single “Good Luck Charm” is released and becomes his last US number one till 1969.

1962- “Return To Sender” tops the UK charts and peaks at US#2.

1963- Elvis starts work on “It Happened At The Worlds Fair” – and when released becomes the box office draw of the year. The soundtrack includes what many consider to be the most moving love song Elvis Presley ever recorded- “They Remind Me Too Much Of You”. Movie star Kurt Russell (Escape From New York, Early Disney Movies) will make his acting debut in the movie as an un-credited ten year old, and later after Elvis’s death will play the role of Presley himself in the 1979 movie biography “Elvis”- directed by cult Hollywood director John Carpenter. A non-movie song “Devil In Disguise” is released and is another UK number #1 for the man. Work begins on Viva Las Vegas.

1964- The Beatles top the music charts on both sides of the Atlantic. John Lennon in a highly watched interview says, “Before Elvis there was nothing. Without Elvis there would be no Beatles” and acknowledges Presley as the biggest influence in his life. When asked later why the Beatles want to go to America, he immediately replies, “Only to meet Elvis Presley”.
Thu 10 Oct 2013 02:42:28
Name : Mississippi Elvis
Email : Elvis-1935-1954
1935- Elvis Aaron Presley is born on the 8th of January to farm worker Vernon Presley and his wife Gladys in a two-roomed wooden shack in Old Saltillo Road, East Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother Jesse Garon (born 35 minutes before Elvis) dies at birth. Elvis’s mother learns that she can never have any more children. Elvis’s middle name is taken from his father Vernon’s friend Aaron Kennedy.

1938- Hard times take their toll on the Presley family, and Elvis’s father Vernon is sentenced to three years in prison for forgery. Elvis is taken care off by his mother.

1940- Elvis, now at the age of five begins his education at the East Tupelo Consolidated School. His singing voice makes an impact on one of his teachers, Mrs. Grimes.

1945- His fifth grade teacher Mrs. Grimes recommends Presley’s singing to principal Mr. J.D. Cole, who enters him in the music contest at the 38th Annual Mississippi – Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo. Elvis, aged 10, sings country classic “Old Shep” and wins fifth place-no prize (It is in error that he won 2nd place). This is his first known public performance.

1946- Elvis is given a guitar by his parents for his birthday, and learns how to play it with the help of his father Vernon and uncle Johnny Smith. He really wanted a bicycle but the family is too poor to afford it.

1949- Having moved with his parents to Memphis, TN, in September 1948, to a one- bedroom apartment at 572 Poplar Ave., where his father finds a job at the United Paint Company and his mother, Gladys, works at a hospital as a nurse’s aide, Presley attends High School by day, moving lawns and working as a cinema usher in his off school time, earning a measly $14 a week. Presley, naturally shy, has few friends at school and does not shine academically. Most kids stay away from him, thinking him a “weird” kid. Elvis’s refusal to accept the crew cut conformity of the day - grows his hair long, which leads to kids bullying him. To make matters worse, his high school music teacher Miss Marmann fails Presley in her music class and tells him that he can’t sing. Due to the racial tensions of that time, parents ban their children from listening to the black musicians of the day like B.B King and Ray Charles on the radio. Elvis listens to those artists and is heavily influenced by the Gospel music and the rhythm and blues of the black man.

1952- Following a month’s employment at the Precision Tool Company during the previous summer, and now at a $12.75 a week part-time job at Loew’s State Theatre, Presley is fired for punching out a fellow usher who told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl working at the concession stand. Elvis also makes his second public appearance by singing “Cold, Cold Icy Finger” at the Annual school Christmas concert.

1953- Elvis, now 18, graduates from high school and takes his first full time job at the Precision Tool Company. He is then employed by The Crown Electric Co, earning $35 a week as a truck driver. During one run, he sees a sign for the Memphis Recording Service (“We record anything- anywhere- anytime”) at 706, Union Ave, and decides to inquire within. Paying $4 to make a private recording to give his mother a surprise, Elvis commits his voice for the first time ever to tape*. Marion Keisker, office manager for the Sam Phillips, who owns the company and the associated Sun Record label, finds his voice interesting, and keeps a tape of the recording to play for Phillips, and writes down Presley’s address, a neighbour’s phone number and misspells his name as “Elvis Pressley” on the paper. The tape includes the songs “My Happiness” (a reworking of a major 1948 hit for several artists) and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (a country song recorded by Bob Lamb)
(* Note – the said tape is reported to be in the region of 30 million dollars plus today, if it were ever to be sold. Only one known copy exists)

1954- Presley returns to the studio just three days before his 19th birthday to make another $4 disc. This time owner Sam Phillips listens with interest and notes Elvis’s address. He was not able to get in touch with the boy before, as the Elvis’s family has now moved again, to 462 Alabama Street. Four months later, Phillips is on the look out for a vocalist to record “Without You”, a song he has received on an anonymous Nashville demo. At Keisker’s suggestion, he agrees to call Presley to the recording studio to record the song. Elvis makes several attempts but finds no empathy with the song, so Phillips lets Presley try out his gospel, R&B and Dean Martin ballad material, and suggest some rehearsal sessions with other musicians. Elvis meets guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist’s Bill Black for the first time, and signs up to a recording contract with Sun Records ( home to country legend Johnny Cash and rock and roller Carl Perkins). The three musicians record “That’s All Right” for Sam Phillips. A “B” side is later found – “Blue Moon Of Kentucky”. Phillips then persuades a Dj friend of his, Dewey Phillips to play Elvis’s tape on his popular late- night radio show. The switchboard immediately lights up with requests for repeated spins. Phillips phones Elvis’s house that very night to ask him to come to the studio for an interview, but Elvis is not at home, but downtown watching a movie in a theatre, for he was unable to face the embarrassment of hearing his own voice on radio. His parents seek him out and take him to the radio station WHBQ later that night. He then gives his very first interview and Memphis learns that this hot new R&B singer is a local white 19 year old and not a 'black' gentleman. The song reaches #3 on the local charts. Elvis also then makes his debut as a public performer that same July, complete with rhythmic leg and body movements. The sensual performance drives the audience wild. Presley exits the stage bewildered by screams and shouts which all but drown the music of established country artist Webb Pierce who follows him. The legend of Elvis Presley begins.

1955- Oscar Davis, right hand man to talent entrepreneur Col. Tom Parker (actually born Van Kuijk, in Breda, Holland) is impressed by Presley’s power over an audience having seen him in a performance that he tells Parker about it. Eventually the Colonel takes over Elvis’s management and is Elvis’s manager till Elvis’s death 22 years later. Elvis records his last record for Sun- Mystery Train. The song goes to number one on the Country Charts and is Presley’s first number one record. A deal is struck, and Elvis is signed to RCA Victor for $30,000 – a sum unheard of back then – and Sam Phillips gets $25,000 for himself and Elvis gets the remaining five thousand. With the money, Elvis moves his parents into a new home.
Sun 06 Oct 2013 06:04:44
Name : Jawbone 52
Email : Elvis on PBS
Elvis was on PBS the past two days. A great remembrance show. Have a happy.
Wed 11 Sep 2013 08:26:18
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : Elvis At Stax 1973
Hank, Check out 'Elvis At Stax' 1973. Just having a lotta fun and some damn good practice sessions.

have a happy
Fri 06 Sep 2013 11:00:23
Name : To Henry
Email : From PAW
Monday it will be seven weeks without smoking for me.
It's great. No more wheezing at night and I can cut my rear lawn (2500sf) without resting at the half way mark.
Fri 06 Sep 2013 02:35:38
Name : Dr Phil
Email :
Could it be a deep desire to be able to walk that far with out tiring?
A dream is a wish that the heart makes.
Wed 04 Sep 2013 01:33:15
Name : Lucky Strike
Email : Congrats
Holy Smoke!
Tue 03 Sep 2013 05:24:58
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : curious

I was a HEAVY smoker and alcohol drinker for over 40yrs.

After my stroke back on January 13th, I quit smoking and drinking. AND, I have NEVER had, and still don't have, any withdrawals or interest, desire or even thoughts about smoking or drinking again. In fact watching people smoke on TV and in person is disgusting to watch.

Now the crazier part… for the last couple of months, almost all my dreams have a scene where I'm out of cigarettes and I really, really want to smoke, and I'm going from little market to little market looking for my brand of cigarettes. And they never have my brand of cigarettes. So I have to decide if I want to smoke some distasteful brand, or keep searching markets to find my brand. I usually keep searching…

What does this mean? I have no idea. I am just one confused puppy.

Mon 02 Sep 2013 07:27:54
Name : Dark Ages
Email : The Day Elvis Was Done

Elvis Cook, Nancy Rook, on that fateful day.

Mon 02 Sep 2013 07:25:24
Name : Dark Ages
Email : That Daty/Elvis
Q - The other boy's name was Mark White.
A - Yeah. but he left. He started to go upstairs to check on him, but he asked me "Is Ginger there?" I said "Yeah, Ginger's still upstairs." She hadn't left. He said "Well, there ain't no need for me going up there. I guess everything's OK." I said "Well, I don't know about that, 'cause I heard a loud noise up there." So he goes upstairs to the black doors, but he didn't open 'em or nothing, he just come on back down. So later on, about ten minutes to two, the telephone rings on the intercom. I picked it up and thought they were probably calling for their breakfast. Ginger say "Who down there?" I said "There's nobody down here but me. Aunt Delta is gone to the drugstore. Al is gone to pick up some stuff for the night. His Dad and the rest of 'em are in the office. His grandmother is in her room." She said "Something bad has happened up here!" I said "What is it?" She went to crying and I said Oh my God, it must be bad. I put the telephone down then. I go upstairs myself because I thought maybe he had did something. Sometime he might bust some glass up there. I go upstairs and go down the little hallway there and into the dressing room area. I seen him on the floor. I said "Oh my God, what is this?" I run back downstairs and by that time Al Strada was coming in the door. I said "Al, go upstairs. Something has happened up there." He said "What is it?" I said "Go and see right now." So he goes up there and looks. He comes back downstairs. I said "Don't you stop and look at me. Do something!" So by that time, he had called his Daddy and the road manager, Joe Esposito. So Joe Esposito comes on inside and he runs upstairs. By that time he called his Daddy and his cousin and they come in and they go upstairs. With the hollering they were doing, they just knew he was gone. So, by then I tried to get in touch with Dr. Nick (Dr. George Nichopoulos). I called him on every phone that he had. I didn't' get any answer. So, his Auntie was gonna try to get her doctor to come out there. She called him up there in Whitehaven, but he said "no, he's not my patient. I cannot come." So he said "I'm sorry." And he did not come. By that time, somebody had called an ambulance. They had got in touch with Dr. Nick some kind of way. I think Dr. Nick and the ambulance and some of them met up in the gate there almost together.

Q - It sounds to me like an ambulance was not called right away.
A - No, they didn't. Not right away. I let 'em in when they got there. They didn't know how to get upstairs with the stretchers. So I showed them how to handle them stretchers over their heads, going up the steps and when they get up those steps to bring him back down. But when they brought him back down, he looked just like he was asleep. But he had passed some time earlier. He had blue spots on him.
Mon 02 Sep 2013 11:36:31
Name : d
Email :
Sun 01 Sep 2013 10:54:34
Name : Elvis & Coffee?
Email :
I was joking about the decaff. I forgot to click the laughing face-thingy.
Wed 28 Aug 2013 10:16:28
Name : Elvis & Coffee?
Email :
No. He drank decaff.
Sun 25 Aug 2013 05:50:23
Name : d
Email :
I wonder if Elvis drank a lot of coffee to get that shake down so well?
Wed 21 Aug 2013 10:50:05
Name : Me, Myself, I , Desiree, Fiffy, big Foot, Tricksy, L.B., Rusty, Snowball, And Your MVHS Friends
Email : Eddie Fisher Says It all


Wish You Were Here by Eddie Fisher

They're not making the skies as blue this year
Wish you were here
As blue as they used to when you were near
Wish you were here

And the mornings don't seem as new
Brand new as they did with you
Wish you were here, wish you were here
Wish you were here

Someone's painting the leaves all wrong this year
Wish you were here
And why did the birds change their song this year
Wish you were here

They're not shining the stars as bright
They've stolen the joy from the night
Wish you were here, wish you were here
Wish you were here

Someone's painting the leaves all wrong this year
Wish you were here
Why did the birds change their song this year
Wish you were here

They're not shining the stars as bright
They've stolen the joy from the night
Wish you were here, wish you were here
Wish you were here

MVHS Alumni & Family
Mon 19 Aug 2013 10:24:08
Name : Tom 52
Email : Hank, ???? Lost Without You
Hank, Missing you. Give your command.

have a happy
Wed 14 Aug 2013 09:21:37
Name : sexi
Email :
Mon 05 Aug 2013 05:16:31
Name : d
Email : Hankster
It was really swell to see you at the Breakfast Club. You looked so young and handsome. I bet all us girls got palpitations seeing you there. LOL
Tue 23 Jul 2013 09:22:12
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Priscilla

I'm not sure I will ever be able to give the computer (web site) the same amount of attention I did pre-stroke. I tire easily, especially my arms, when I'm typing.. it takes me twice as long to type as it did before, because I have to correct almost every word I type. My fingers are not as flexible and as quick as they once were.

But, with that said.. I'm giving the web site all that is needed. The only thing I've cut back on is my play time… for now.

Tue 23 Jul 2013 07:52:07
Name : Priscilla
Email : Elvis
Where are you Elvis Hank?
Thu 18 Jul 2013 11:15:33
Name : Bud Wiser
Email : Mosquito Preference
A Smithsonian Magazine blogger wrote: “Just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects, one study found. But even though researchers had suspected this was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these factors were found to correlate with mosquito landings, making their affinity for drinkers something of a mystery.”

Scientists also say a slew of other factors — from blood type, metabolism and pregnancy status to the levels of exercise you do and carbon dioxide you emit — play roles.

Mosquitoes, for instance, can smell lactic acid and other substances in sweat, and go for the higher temperature bodies, Smithsonian Magazine reported.

The pests also like Type O blood twice as much as Type A. And they’re attracted to high levels of carbon dioxide and can smell the gas from 164 feet away.

That means those with larger frames and bigger bodies are more at risk for bites. That goes double for pregnant women: Mosquitoes bite women who are expecting about twice as many times as the general population, the magazine found.

Two other findings: Genetics play a role, as do clothing selections. Mosquitoes do use eyesight to scan their victims, and dressing in black, dark blue and red — colors contrary to nature — are draws, Smithsonian reported.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/16/bad-buzz-mosquitoes-love-beer-drinkers-study/#ixzz2ZQEl7mF6
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Wed 17 Jul 2013 08:01:59
Name : d
Email :
Now I beg to differ. They ate me alive and I didn't drink or smoke but was very very sweet because I ate a lot of sugary food.
Speaking of Mosquitos have you ever slapped your arm when they had their teeth in? OMG they really blow up and splatter the blood. I didn't believe it until I tried it.
Wed 17 Jul 2013 12:01:03
Name : Heathen #1!
Email :
STUDY: Mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers...

ANSWER: It's worth it.
Sun 14 Jul 2013 09:25:05
Name : The Colonel
Email : to 'D'
Indeed, What great memories.
Thu 11 Jul 2013 07:38:16
Name : d
Email :
Sun 07 Jul 2013 04:15:06
Name : Tom 52
Email : Hnak/New Electronic 's
Hank, I have a difficult time with the new phones and the list of things to do and operate. The Good Old Days are long gone.

Ha! I am glad you will be back to harass us soon.
Have a happy
Brother Tom
Sun 07 Jul 2013 11:49:08
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Jawbone

I just don't have much time for this (for now)…

1st) I just bought a new COMPUTER… a new big screen TV… and a new DVD player.. and all my time, lately, has revolved around learning how operate and customize these new electronics.

2nd) I have spent much of my time researching and buying stuff off the internet to help make my current impairment more comfortable for me at home. Just one of the things I bought to help me, is one of those little REMOTE lamp "turn off and on" thingies. MAN, WHAT A HELP THAT HAS BEEN.

3rd) trying to empty things from my storage/bedroom of junk I'm never going to use again, misc stuff and clothes. I've lost 25 lbs, but most of my clothes are old and still too small for me, or work clothes that I will never wear again, like ties, dress shirts, dress pants, suites, shoes and belts.

But, with all that said.. I'm getting closer to being the annoying butthead poster I once was… LOL

Sun 07 Jul 2013 10:45:05
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : Hankerooo
Where are you?????
Thu 04 Jul 2013 05:36:32
Name : d
Email : Hanky Pooh
Fri 28 Jun 2013 02:00:59
Name : to: d & H
Email :
the nekked happy dance

Make sure you post it on youtube. lol
Thu 27 Jun 2013 08:32:10
Name : d
Email :
When the counter gets to a million lets sync our clocks and do the nekked dance to the Mexican Mafia song "the mouse and the cheese" I heard it today and fell in luv with it. It has a perfect beat for all us oldies.
Thu 27 Jun 2013 08:32:08
Name : d
Email :
When the counter gets to a million lets sync our clocks and do the nekked dance to the Mexican Mafia song "the mouse and the cheese" I heard it today and fell in luv with it. It has a perfect beat for all us oldies.
Thu 27 Jun 2013 04:14:48
Name : d
Email : Hanky Pooh
Better look out for when the flab dance starts. Next thing your apartment will be full of high tech exercise equipment.
Thu 27 Jun 2013 03:53:33
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : Celebrate
Hank, Over 900,000. Yippee. Go strong. Have a happy
Brother Tom
Thu 27 Jun 2013 12:41:17
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : Celebrate
Hank, Over 900,000. Yippee. Go strong. Have a happy
Brother Tom
Thu 27 Jun 2013 11:53:08
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : peeps and looky loos

I went to the doctors a couple of days ago. Phyllis took me.

After the doctors visit we went and got our hairs cut at the local barber. Then we went to Wal-Mart and did some shopping.

But all the walking isn't the best news… you'll never guess. Ok, here it is… at the doctors the nurse weighed me… I was 239 lbs. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

At the time of my stroke I weighed 265 lbs!! I haven't weighed less than 240 lbs since the 1980's. I thought after 4 months at home doing nothing but eating and watching television I would have GAINED weight. The only thing I can come up with is.. everything I do takes twice the effort and energy than before. So maybe I'm burning calories faster than before??'


Tue 25 Jun 2013 04:25:35
Name : d
Email : Hankster
Well like I once said,
get a disc...lose a friend. So you will be back in a few days. Bet RA and ann75 are sweetly waiting for the puzzles to start. And who knows how many are waiting for the winners of the Caption Board? You are going to buy some jewelry and a Rolex to match your new up town equipment. HE HE HE HE
You are the luckiest man we know to have all those riches...LOL
Sat 22 Jun 2013 09:13:34
Name : d
Email : Honest H
How are you coming along with your new PC and other new toys? Dang, It's your wannabees sitting on pins and needles to hear how you have conquered Windows 8. LOL
Fri 21 Jun 2013 02:24:51
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : Pa/Renters/Taxes
Renters and Illegals voting is a nightmare. Were we asleep at the wheel over the last few decades when we trusted our elected officials to be true to the Constitution? From 2/3 to 55% is a whopping amount.

Not a happy
Wed 19 Jun 2013 01:13:22
Name : To Jawbone
Email : From PAW
We get a break on our taxes due to our famous Prop 13 some 30+ years ago. The state assembly just voted to weaken the law the other day. If it gets past the senate the governor is sure to sign it. The bill will decrease the passing requirement for local bond issues from 2/3 to 55%.
We have a democrat governor, senate and assembly and they really like to spend money.
Local bond issues are paid for by property owners and it irks me that renters get to vote on issues that they don't have to pay for.
Tue 18 Jun 2013 12:32:31
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : to PAW
I couldn't agree more. In reality, we never own our home. The taxes just keep going up every year until one is paying more in his old age then when he/she bought the home, even 2-3 times the original mortgage.

And let's face it, upkeep expenses and utilities are always constant.

Have a happy
Tue 18 Jun 2013 12:25:25
Name : To Jawbone
Email : From PAW
Most of us can't afford to buy the house we now own and ALL of us can't afford Del Mar.
Sat 15 Jun 2013 09:42:27
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : To Paw
We were in Yuma just 3 weeks ago. Hot place. As for El Paso, we ge over 110 once in a while. However, when Dallas is 108 plus, it is so miserable. Even San Antonio can be stiffling. Lucky you in IB.

I can't afford IB, Chula Vista, Oceanside, or a neat place I really like, Del Mar. That's life...and we are fortunate to still have one.

have a happy
Sat 15 Jun 2013 09:09:23
Name : To Jawbone
Email : From PAW
I was at the Phoenix airport Wednesday and it was 109. Not fun but not nearly as bad as 2005 when I was in Chicago and it was 95 with 90+% humidity.
Thu 13 Jun 2013 09:39:06
Name : Jawbone 1952
Email : To Hank
Hank, It is difficult but we do live and SUFFER. Ouch, not a happy.

*Oh! I had a double MRI today. That tunnel makes a difficult bed for a bony old man and the music (Sounds) sucks.
Sun 09 Jun 2013 11:17:43
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Jawbone

Dang.. I could not live with that. My A/C would be running 24/7 at any cost.

I just don't know how a person can live in that kinda heat.

Fri 07 Jun 2013 12:25:45
Name : Jawbone
Email : Heat
Phoenix was 110 yesterday. We will be in 100's all of next week. Drought continues...a serious worry.

have a happy
Sun 02 Jun 2013 07:53:27
Name : Jawbone
Email :
Hank, A heat wave? Like how hot? It is hot here, really hot and we expect 100 or 100 plus degrees (F) for the next week and beyond. We had a 40% chance of rain today but just got some serious duststorms. Ouch, the drought goes on.

Love Brother, Take it easy now...watch them stairs instead of using them. 'D' will help.

Wed 22 May 2013 09:19:11
Name : d
Email : Web-master
HE HE HE HE I caught you down all them stairs. DANG you're GOOD!!!!
Fri 17 May 2013 06:20:51
Name : d
Email :
It feels so great to have two cooler days in a row after that little heat wave. Makes me very happy anyway.
Wed 15 May 2013 06:16:51
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Ann '75

PARALYSIS SHMARALYSIS!!.. I'm gonna dance again..some day. lol

Tue 14 May 2013 03:39:10
Name : d
Email :
New name for you PC is humpty dumpty.
You know who this is for.
Mon 13 May 2013 10:37:21
Name : Jawbone
Email : Video
Oh so special Hank. Very few like King E that served in the military.

have a happy
Mon 13 May 2013 09:07:37
Name : Ann '75
Email : Hanky-Poo
Hey, hey, hey!!! Way to go, Hanky-poo! I always knew you'd do it. Nothing's going to hold you back now. You're gonna get out of that apt. and hustle on down the road.

I KNEW it! You're too evil to sit and stew! hahaha

Mon 13 May 2013 08:56:08
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : it's a beautiful morning in IB

- I feel like running...

- It would feel sooo good to run...

- I wish I could run...

Fri 10 May 2013 06:03:37
Name : Barb
Email : Henry
Good for you!! Love getting progress reports from you.
Thu 09 May 2013 07:09:28
Name : d
Email : Hankster
You are amazing. YOU GO HENRY ! ! ! !
Thu 09 May 2013 05:03:33
Name : Sad Sack Hank
Email : Addendum to my last post

It’s a lot tougher walking UP the stairs then walking DOWN the stairs. I’m NOT gonna tell anybody that I can walk up and down the stairs… it’s too tough and I’m too lazy. I still want people getting me stuff!!... LOL

NOTE: every time I hear this song (or any peppy song) on this page I want to get me a “rum n coke” and light up a cigarette and annoy me some Mariners…LOL

Some things never change… sigh

Thu 09 May 2013 04:52:40
Name : Sad Sack Hank
Email : status update

Lately, my walking seems to have regressed. My balance and control don’t seem to be what it was two weeks ago.

I was hoping to be able to leave my 3rd floor apt. the end of this month and go somewhere, like to the grocery store or Taco Bell or to the Breakfast Club (any, with Phyllis driving). Right now, I don’t think I’m going to make that goal, this month.

Anyway, I have my door open, and I was looking out the door and seeing what a beautiful day it is. I got angry with my situation, so I got up out of my “crying chair” and walked down stairs and checked my mail. That is the first time I have been out of my apt. in 4 MONTHS.

So… today I made another milestone.. I WALKED OUT SIDE APT TODAY.

And, I realized something in the process.. I always tell people I live on the 3rd floor of an apt. building, 3 flights up. But it’s not really 3 flights up, it’s only 2 flights up. If you are on the ground floor and walk up 2 flights of stairs, you’re on the 3rd floor.

WOW, what a revolution of discovery.. haha. Well, I’m smarter, or should I say wiser, then I was yesterday.. LOL

Wed 08 May 2013 10:47:36
Name : vic
Email : henry
In the long run, it really doesn't matter does it. Sometimes it takes something serious to happen to wake us up. Mine was pancreatitis. I was in and out of the hospital for a year. Doc's told me I had lost most of my pancreas and one more drink might be my last. Doh! I was 51 years old. Dying didn't seem like something I wanted to do. One thing for sure--heavy drinking adversley affects every single organ in our body. Can't do without those organs. The insanity of it was I STILL wanted to drink. I didn't, but damn, alcohol really had a hold on me. Sounds like you have lot's of supporting friends, including the women. How do you do that with the women? Maybe girls really like heathen's. I've got a club around here somewhere. Go, dude. It aint over till it's over.
Mon 06 May 2013 07:55:02
Name : Evil Hank
Email : vic

Thanks for your kind wishes and encouraging words.

I don’t know the answer. I mean, I don’t know if all the professional assessments and declarations are true.. accurate or not.

I just know I was a HEAVY drinker and smoker for over 40 years. And I “stopped on a dime”. And what is more telling (to me) is that there were no negative ramifications, physical, mental or emotional.

I thought I fit the description of an alcoholic.. and considered it a disease when the medical profession got together and classified it as a disease.

But now… I wonder if I was an alcoholic.. if it was a disease. Because of my personal experience, I’m thinking maybe I wasn’t an alcoholic after all.. and maybe alcoholism is not a disease. Maybe I wasn’t even addicted. Maybe I just had a “habit”.

I never even think about drinking or smoking (99% of the time). But a few minutes ago when I started “playing” on our website and having some fun.. I almost reached for a “drink” and a cigarette out of “habit”. Why??.. because I think I associate drinking with FUN… I think I associate drinking with girls, or flirting, or teasing, or dancing, or music or just raucous fun.

So.. what am I??... “I YAM WHAT I YAM, AND THAT’S ALL THAT YAM!”… ;-)

Sat 04 May 2013 06:17:16
Name : vic
Email :
I'm really glad you are recovering. Fifteen years ago the Doc's told me that, if I kept on drinking, I did not stand a chance. I was in and out of the hospital for about a year. Damn! That was when I seeked help. I haven't had to take a drink for those fifteen years. As you have said, I still, at times, sure would like to have a drink or two or twenty. Because of how sick I got, I am convinced that to drink alcohol is to die. You seem to have done this without help. Good on ya. I was a solitary drinker. I didn't have to get away from my drinking buddies. I didn't have any. Keep up the good work. A whole new world opened up for me. I'm willing to bet it will for you also. I know you don't go for the God thing much. I say a prayer for you anyway. Just in case. Be strong, dude!
Tue 30 Apr 2013 05:20:20
Name : WRT
Email : Obi
I'm happy to hear of your progress, too! Keep up the good work! We're all pushing for you and proud of you!
Sat 27 Apr 2013 11:25:26
Name : d
Email :
When I left IB today and heard the new plan I laughed (cause I couldn't do the happy dance while driving) all the way through the border check point and today they didn't pull me over and dump my clean laundry and feel every piece of sockies and panties for substances other than laundry. I get so used to getting pulled over coming into Mexico that I usually say in my rendition of Spanish that the hood is popped and the windows are all down and the doors are all unlocked. I also flirt with those baby soldiers while they have the guns surrounding my car. Well it's your choice if I'm telling a yarn or not but I believe it to have gone that way. LOL
Sat 27 Apr 2013 07:32:47
Name : Barb
Email : Hank
Happy to hear about your progress. It isn't and won't be easy, but if Phyllis and I tease you enough maybe you will be able to chase us and kick our behinds. Good Luck
Sat 27 Apr 2013 07:12:49
Name : Evil Hank
Email : status

In my rehabilitation from paralysis, some days I get really down and discouraged because I feel like I’m not improving.. in fact sometimes I feel like I’m REGRESSING.

But then I think back to how I was 3 months ago.. totally paralyzed on my right side. I couldn’t move my arm or leg… I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t even stand. Now I can move my arm and hand and fingers..I can eat, even sorta type. And more, I can stand and even sorta walk a little.

Well.. I hit another milestone yesterday. I’m leaving my wheel chair at my computer table now. Now I sorta walk everywhere (in my apt). I fall all the time, but I don’t fall to the ground because I catch myself on a railing, a sink or kitchen counter or wall etc.

I told my little guarding angel and helper (Phyllis) that I think in a few weeks I’ll be ready to walk down 4 flights of stairs and go somewhere with her.. like to the store or something.

Of course all that is dependent on if I don’t have another stroke or heart attack…LOL

Wed 17 Apr 2013 04:37:12
Name : d
Email :
HA HA HA HA I do not remember this song about Adam and Eve. Awesome!!!!!!
Sat 13 Apr 2013 09:13:19
Name : Jawbone
Email : Elvis "that's the Way It Is" 1970 in Vegas
Hank, I am taking a break from all my hall of fame work. I was so tired until I remembered to watch Elvis up close and get rejuvenated. Hot Damn, I feel good.

My Oh My,suspicious Minds, One Night With You, and how about 'Pok Salad Annie?'


have a happy

Love Brother
Fri 12 Apr 2013 09:32:25
Name : Evil Hank
Email : Jawbone

You didn't TRY calling me, you DID call me.. I just didn't answer

Try calling at a decent hour and I might answer the phone.

Once I hit the couch in the late afternoon, it's too hard to get off the couch and get into my wheel chair and get across the room and answer the phone... so I don't even try.

So calling me at 7 or 8 at night isn't going to get an answer.

Fri 12 Apr 2013 08:38:14
Name : ?
Email :
If he isn't answering his phone maybe someone needs to go check on him...
Fri 12 Apr 2013 07:41:11
Name : Jawbone
Email : Please, Please Telephone
Hank, I have tried to call you. You can compute but you can't hide. Answer the phone brother.

have a happy
Fri 05 Apr 2013 06:19:12
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Cheap Trick/Sock It to Me

THANKS for the info and detail.

My yearly AGI (adjusted gross income) is only $2,180 dollars... so I don't ever have to file Federal or State income tax returns again.

Fri 05 Apr 2013 06:04:20
Name : Cheap Trick/Sock It to Me
Email : IRS
The IRS requires you to file a tax return when your gross income exceeds the sum of the standard deduction for your filing status plus one exemption amount. These filing rules still apply to senior citizens who are living on Social Security benefits. If you are a senior, however, you don't count your Social Security income as gross income. If Social Security is your sole source of income, then you don't need to file a tax return.

When seniors must file

If you are unmarried and at least 65 years of age, then you must file an income tax return if your gross income is $11,200 or more. However, if you live on Social Security benefits, you don't include this in gross income. If this is the only income you receive, then your gross income equals zero, and you don't have to file a federal income tax return. But if you do earn other income that is not tax-exempt, then each year you must determine whether the total exceeds $11,200. If you are married and file a joint return with a spouse who is also 65 or older, you must file a return if your combined gross income is $21,800 or more. If your spouse is under 65 years old, then the threshold amount decreases to $20,650. Keep in mind that these income thresholds only apply to the 2012 tax year, and generally increase slightly each year.

When to include Social Security in gross income

There are certain situations when seniors must include their Social Security benefits in gross income. If you are married but file a separate tax return and live with your spouse at any time during the year, then all of your Social Security benefits are considered gross income which may require you to file a tax return. In addition, a portion of your Social Security benefits are included in gross income, regardless of your filing status, in any year the sum of half your Social Security plus all other income, including tax-exempt interest, exceeds $25,000 or $32,000 if you are married.

Tax credit for seniors

Even if you must file a tax return, there are ways you can reduce the amount of tax you have to pay on your taxable income. As long as you are at least 65 years old and your income from sources other than Social Security is not high, then the tax credit for the elderly or disabled can reduce your tax bill on a dollar-for-dollar basis. However, this tax credit is only useful when you actually owe tax to the IRS.

Thu 04 Apr 2013 08:58:57
Name : about Henry's dance
Email :
Hey I saw Henry dancing today! He didn't know his web cam was on! He was dancing the Lambada, the Macarena and the Funky Chicken, all at the same time! It was great! LOL
Thu 04 Apr 2013 05:48:17
Name : d
Email : H
Oh to be a fly on the wall to have watched that. Was it the Watusi?
Thu 04 Apr 2013 03:38:07
Name : Evil Hank
Email : peep and looky loos

WOW.. I just found out something. I DON'T HAVE TO FILE TAX RETURNS ANY MORE.

I just filed my 2012 tax return yesterday.. and the thought occurred to me, "do I really still have to file?".

I just checked the Federal and state tax websites and discovered my adjusted income is way below the minimum for HAVING to file a tax return. Since my income is 90% Social Security and not counted as taxable income I DON'T HAVE TO FILE ANYMORE!!

How cool is that.. being poor has some benefits.. I'm doin the happy dance..LOL

Fri 29 Mar 2013 08:37:24
Name : d
Email :
I have to confess since I ever first came to the web site I surf through all the Boards to hear the music. I mostly read and not post 'cause that makes the music stop. Yes I admit I'm one big fat old weirdo.
Fri 29 Mar 2013 01:33:07
Name : d
Email : Web Guy/?
OK now I know who "?" really is...LOL
Fri 29 Mar 2013 12:11:31
Name : Jawbone
Email : Get Your Interest Up
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? READ IT AGAIN.

Thu 28 Mar 2013 12:54:02
Name : Evil Hank
Email : d

Sorry, I don't know what your talking about.

Tue 26 Mar 2013 04:32:30
Name : d
Email : Hankster
Did you find an affordable media software yet that got your interest up?
Sat 16 Mar 2013 11:11:22
Name : Barb
Email : Henry
I'll be waiting
Sat 16 Mar 2013 06:02:38
Name : d
Email :
WHOO HOO!!!! the stick or shtick or whatever it is called is back now!!!!!
Sat 16 Mar 2013 03:33:18
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Barbie brat

hahahaahaahahahaha... as soon as I find my giddy-up. "One of these days" I'll be pulling your pigtails again... oh the horror.. LOL

Sat 16 Mar 2013 02:47:27
Name : Barb
Email : Henry
If you were nice and polite to us, we would be worried that you didn't like us anymore. I am writing down Evil Hank thoughts to throw at you later, so get ready for them.
Tue 12 Mar 2013 05:40:51
Name : d
Email :
Nice song
Mon 04 Mar 2013 02:56:29
Name : d
Email : Hanky Pooh
Sat 02 Mar 2013 08:03:57
Name : WRT
Email : Henry
"I'm having trouble getting my a-hole shtick restarted"

Come on over to the Politics Board. Pardon the cliche, but getting restarted will be as easy as falling off a log!

I don't like to think about your "last words". But I think I can speak for most of us by saying that being the subject of your last post would be an honor that far surpasses any a-holeness it might contain.
Fri 01 Mar 2013 10:59:19
Name : Joe
Email : Henry
Go for it Henry......Your posts were
always fun to read!!!!!!
Fri 01 Mar 2013 02:38:48
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : peeps and looky loos

I'm in a quandary. I want to post like I use to did, but....

I keep thinking.. what if I die from a stroke or heart attack today.. do I want my last words to have been ones that taunted/ragged on someone even in jest??

I'm having trouble getting my a-hole shtick restarted.. LOL

Wed 27 Feb 2013 04:19:53
Name : d
Email : Hankster
I was catching up on some web site news, and this is the only site with muysic to read by. HE HE HE
So I stay here for a while. Am I pushing it?
Tue 19 Feb 2013 07:47:09
Name : goofy
Email :
Glad to see you back in the house Henry!
Mon 18 Feb 2013 07:01:17
Name : Jawbone
Email : Made my Day
Yeah to all of you. What a happy day.

Mon 18 Feb 2013 05:01:11
Name : Lollie
Email :
Great pic! All of you are looking good. Yay ladies for breaking him free.
Mon 18 Feb 2013 12:33:54
Name : d
Email :
HA HA HA HA HA We're busted Ann!!!!!!
Mon 18 Feb 2013 08:34:30
Name : Easy One
Email : Henry
Welcome home my dear. You look great and you have 2 great friends at your side and on your side. With their support and that all your friend's, you will make a wonderful come back. Take one day and one step at a time, all will come back, perhaps not 100%, like in my son's case, but he walks, and he has some pretty good use of his left arm and hand. It is a blessing to have him and it is a blessing to have you back. Your Mar Vista family love's you and your wit, and have missed you. Take care of yourself, work hard and never lose your sense of humor. Love you.
Mon 18 Feb 2013 07:50:08
Name : Joe
Email : Henry
Looking good buddy!!!!!
Mon 18 Feb 2013 07:36:11
Name : Donna poo
Email : Phylly, Ann and Henry
Spectacular picture...
Great couple of girls...
To take such good care of Mr. H...

All three of you looking really good...
Fri 15 Feb 2013 02:40:14
Name : d
Email :
HE HE HE Why would any one do something crazy like that?
Answer: only crazy women!!!!
Wed 13 Feb 2013 07:53:07
Name : Un-named Alumni
Email :
The time: Approximately 1500 hours

The place: A high security complex in Chula Vista

The objective: Save our webmaster.

At the appointed hour, two un-named MV alumni broke our beloved webmaster out of his temporary poky and whisked him away to the beach and freedom.

Hallelujah, our Evil Hank is home!!!

Mon 04 Feb 2013 07:48:15
Name : Jawbone
Email : On the Phone with Hank Yesterday
Hank is regaining some of his health a millimeter a day. It is a tiring and fatiguing time for him. Yet, he seems to be positve and even cheerful when not exhausted. Let us all keep him notivated so that he can be even more encouraged to get through this tough crisis.

Have a happy
Fri 25 Jan 2013 05:02:20
Name : goofy
Email :
Henry sounded really good over the phone this morning. I hope someone local there can help find a ground level he can move into, he'll really miss that view of his. Make sure to call his nurses and tell them to hang in there too while they're caring for him.

Get well and up and at em' soon Henry.
Wed 16 Jan 2013 05:54:40
Name : Jawbone
Email : My Brother Hank
Hey Mariner's, Keep his spirits up, he is a fighter. I had a few minutes nwith him today..will do it again and again.
have a happy
Wed 16 Jan 2013 10:44:16
Name : d
Email :
Henry is in Birtch Patrick right behind the Hospital (not so far to walk in that blasting cold wind, huh, Ralph)
Room 32B and 619-502-3600.
I didn't get their address as they connected me to the room.
Since he is spending a lot of time in the wheel chair he might not reach the phone fast. The nurses will get the phone closer if you ask. Have a great day.
Tue 15 Jan 2013 08:35:45
Name : Augie 75
Email : augieboat@msn.com
hank how are you getting along....I heard you had a bit of a stroke... is that so ?
Tue 15 Jan 2013 04:03:26
Name : d
Email : a wake up call
I was screaming at the top of my loungs: OOHH HENRY OOHHH OOHHH OOHH PLEASE DON'T STOP OHH OOHH...then woke my self up from snoring so loud....then fell out of bed (all of 46 inches to the floor)...then..........i..........
the end
Tue 15 Jan 2013 03:33:14
Name : d
Email : Hanky pooh
I was thinking about you this afternoon. I had to have two shots in my butt (right side) and would have paid to have your left cheek then.
I ended up with an intestional infection just like last year 'cause of the way I eat and drink (diet coke)
Tue 15 Jan 2013 11:08:31
Name : Henry
Email : peeps and looky loos

Hi peeps. I've been moved to room 306b now.

But I'm not wanting any visitors. I am just too embarrased and humiliated by my helplessness.

Thanks for your prayers and good wishes.

But don't concern youself with me. Just go on with your life as usual. If I make it, I make it. If I don't make it OH WELL!

No regrets. I am THRIILED to have had time with you.

Sun 13 Jan 2013 09:56:33
Name : Joe
Email : Henry
just called the hospital to find out what room Henry is in.
He is in Room 303a. Phone number is 619-502-5800.
He is register under 'Henry Ascasio'......I guess that's his
legal last name.
I tried calling his room, but no answer I guess he could have
been on the pot or in therapy.

The mail address is
Sharp Medical
751 Medical Center Court.
Chula Vista Calif. 91911
Sat 12 Jan 2013 04:20:03
Name : Ann '75
Email :
A little after 11 this morning I received an email from Henry. He said he woke up this morning and the right side of his body wouldn’t respond to his commands. He wasn’t in pain he just couldn’t get his right side to work plus he kept falling down

Long story short....I went over, he fell again and we called 911 and he’s now in the hospital. According to the doctor, Henry’s had a stroke. We don’t know how long he’ll be in the hospital but he will definitely need physical therapy.

Henry told me to post this on the website so everyone would know why he’s not moderating, posting, etc.

My email is daisylady1@cox.net if anyone wants to contact me.

Wed 09 Jan 2013 04:43:39
Name : Jawbone
Email : Hank
Uh oh, quiet, quiet and more quiet. Gotta maintain my happy.
Tue 08 Jan 2013 11:31:27
Name : Evil Hank
Email : Jawbone

QUOTE: "not quite the same with my love of the female"

You big dufus, caveman... you said "love of *THE* female". Don't you mean the "love of *A* female"???

LOL... it's a good thing Lety don't read this board, you would be in big time trouble.. LOL
Mon 07 Jan 2013 01:36:24
Name : Jawbone
Email : Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Hank, True, I love you as a brother...not quite the same with my love of the female.
Hee Haw!!!!

have a happy
Sat 05 Jan 2013 01:55:07
Name : Elvis Hank
Email : Jawbone

Well.. let me say this about that.

You lub me.. and I'm of Messican lineage.. or/and Spanish.. and some other European crap.

So, it seems you ain't very picky!!

Fri 04 Jan 2013 05:10:44
Name : Jawbone
Email : Mexican Women
Hey Obi, I am of Scottish/English descent but I have always like me the sweet, romantic, alluring, sexy, proud, and very hot Mexican women. Of all my girlfriends , some 45, more than half were of some Mexcian/Spanish genetics. Ai Yi Yi Yi Yi.....
Me having a happy
Thu 03 Jan 2013 03:26:24
Name : racist Evil/Elvis Hank
Email : too f'n bad

I know you grasshoppahs like to know stuff about me.. LOL.. sooooo

I'm am ALL AMERICAN boy.. but I am of Messican decent/lineage. Is that a problem for you??

Well, here's the deal.. I am only attracted to "WHITE" girls.. Caucasians.. that's the way God made me.

So in this politically correct era we live in, that makes me a RACIST.. right?

You know what.. I don't give a RATS ASS if you don't like what I yam or what I like or don't like...

I'm not afraid of the "race card".. throw it at me all you want. I will not only take it, I'll embrace it, just to PISS YOU OFF.

Tue 01 Jan 2013 08:40:12
Name : Ann '75
Email :
Look at the cute little nekkid butt sitting on a cup.

Don't you just want to pinch those little cheeks??

Tue 01 Jan 2013 06:23:01
Name : Jawbone
Email : My Hot Tea
Salud to you Hank..............Warm tea on a cold day.
have a happy
Tue 01 Jan 2013 09:58:14
Name : Webmaster

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