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“Hearing [Elvis] for the first time was like busting out of jail.” – Bob Dylan

For Bob Dylan’s birthday “When I first heard Elvis Presley’s voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out … Continue reading

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Rainy Week Shuffle

It’s rained for 5 days straight. My marathon month and a half is now over. I’m taking a trip tomorrow to my home state for some much-needed R&R. I don’t even know how to relax anymore. Here’s the music on … Continue reading

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I Think We Need a Bigger Bed

Elvis bought Ann-Margret a huge round bed. Why? You figure it out. The bed cost $780.00. Someone do the math. It was an exorbitant amount of money in 1963. The check for said bed is under glass at Graceland. Elvis … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret entertaining US troops in Vietnam, 1966 Today is Ann-Margret’s birthday. Her autobiography, Ann-Margret: My Story is wonderful. What a career. And it’s still unfolding. There are so many classic scenes. Tommy. Carnal Knowledge. Of course, too, there is the … Continue reading

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Merle Haggard: From Graceland to the Promised Land

Haggard’s tender tribute to Elvis. I suppose I shouldn’t be amazed how much Elvis’ biographical details (his Mama, his age when he died, his Mama’s death-date, Elvis’ death-date, what all of that might mean) were absorbed into the culture by … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt at Graceland

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The Night Elvis Sang at the Theatre Royal in Dublin

March 3, 1960, Prestwick Airport, Scotland. Elvis Presley signing autographs. The plane had stopped to refuel on its way back to the United States. This was the only time Elvis set foot on the British Isles. Éanna Brophy, a retired … Continue reading

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh!

My sister Jean and me, in Dublin, the night the fuse blew at the disco, and all the lights went out, and all of the disco patrons had to stand out on the street while Irish firemen and garda ran … Continue reading

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Elvis’ Letterhead: The Evolution

Colonel Tom Parker/Elvis Presley’s letterhead. Late 1950s Elvis’ letterhead. 1965 Elvis’ letterhead. 1970s. Found at one of the best sites on the web: Letterheady.

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I Love Men: Sonny Burgess and the Blasters

Women can rock, too. Don’t misunderstand me. But there’s something about a bunch of men going APE. SHIT. like this that makes my knees melt. Here is Sun Records artist Sonny Burgess – whose big Sun hit was “Red-Headed Woman” … Continue reading

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