Tag Archives: Elvis Presley

Flavorwire List: Best Movie Characters of All Times

This project was super-fun: Flavorwire editor Jason Bailey reached out to me to participate in the Flavorwire Best Movie Characters List, as a kind of “retort” to a ridiculous recent list run by Empire. Other writers participated: Jason, the great … Continue reading

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Jerry Reed: “She Got the Goldmine. I Got the Shaft.”

I’m so glad Jerry Reed did so much television. There are so many clips out there. Not a lot of guitar-playing in this one, but his persona, his vibe, his clothes, his energy, his maleness, his peacock-ness with his maleness … Continue reading

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On This Day: July 5, 1954 – Elvis Presley Recorded “That’s All Right”

“That’s All Right”, what would be the first single, which went off like a bomb (at least in Memphis, although other regions of the South would follow) was recorded on July 5, 1954, by Elvis Presley, Bill Black (on bass) … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Marvin Gaye Sings Star Spangled Banner – 1983 All Star Game – Los Angeles, CA from Neil Gronowetter on Vimeo.

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A Rock Star, His Mother, and His Underwear. 1956.

For Mother’s Day. Elvis Presley, Gladys Presley, 1956. Memphis. Photo by Alfred Wertheimer.

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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, here is the … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt at Graceland

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Jean, Me, in Dublin, the night the fuse blew at the disco and we all had to stand out on the street while Irish firemen and garda ran about in all their hot-ness. Siobhan, Jean, Me, in Dublin, same night. … Continue reading

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“Love Me Tender, Love Me True …”

1956, premiere of “Love Me Tender,” Paramount Theatre, Times Square, NYC I love that Bright Wall/Dark Room is using Elvis to promote their next issue. My piece on Love Me Tender (mentioned here) will be included. They do original illustrations … Continue reading

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Love Me Tender (1956): The 4 Musical Numbers

I’m really excited about an upcoming piece I’ll have in the next issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Love Me Tender, Elvis’ film debut in 1956. I won’t go on and on here about it until the piece launches in … Continue reading

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