Gordon Stoker, former backup singer for Elvis, dies at 88
Updated 3/27/2013 at 9:56 p.m. 0 comments
NASHVILLE — Gordon Stoker, a member of The Jordanaires vocal group that backed Elvis Presley, died Wednesday. He was 88.
Cannon Center nearly full for Memphis Symphony Orchestra's annual tribute to Elvis
Updated 1/7/2013 at 10:07 a.m. 0 comments
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra's annual Elvis pops concert was nowhere near Lonely Street Saturday night.
Elvis birthday tribute concert is freshened, tweaked for the King's 78th
Updated 1/4/2013 at 12:29 a.m. 0 comments
Terry Mike Jeffrey has become a fixture at the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's perennial salute to Elvis Presley.
Bernard Lansky, clothier to Elvis Presley, dies at 85
Updated 11/15/2012 at 5:39 p.m. 0 comments
Bernard Lansky, clothier to the king, dies.
Search for birth mother began and ended with Elvis
Updated 8/16/2012 at 9:57 a.m. 0 comments
The brainchild of Memphis filmmaker Mike McCarthy, the Tupelo statue of Elvis helped reunite McCarthy with the mother who gave him up for adoption.
First Memphian makes semifinals of Elvis tribute artist contest
Published 8/15/2012 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments
Over the last 12 years Memphian William Stiles has transformed himself from a blond-haired riverboat pilot to 1970s-era Elvis Presley.
Burning love for Elvis fuels Heritage auction
Published 8/15/2012 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
A pair of iconic Elvis Presley sunglasses was the top lot Tuesday at the Ultimate Elvis auction presented to an international crowd of collectors at The Peabody hotel. The 1974 pair of "Tiger Man" sunglasses brought $22,500, including 25 percent ...
Concert to benefit Elvis' right-hand man, Joe Esposito
Updated 8/14/2012 at 6:29 p.m. 2 comments
When Joe Esposito went to work for Elvis Presley in 1960, the two were already friends. They met in the Army, and in the years to come, Esposito would serve as Elvis' road manager, bodyguard and go-to guy.
Elvis/Nixon meeting remains curious footnote in presidential history
Published 8/10/2012 at 7:58 a.m. 1 comment
In the history of the U.S. presidency, you'd be hard pressed to name anyone who showed up at the gates of the White House unannounced and got a meeting with the Commander in Chief. But Elvis Presley wasn't just anyone. ...
'Hound Dog' songwriter helps kick off Elvis week in Memphis
Published 8/10/2012 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
It was his first major songwriting success, but it came with calamity. Mike Stoller was on his way home to New York from Europe aboard the cruise ship Andrea Doria when it was struck in the side by another ship ...
Elvis Week 35th anniversary calendar
Published 8/9/2012 at 6:23 p.m. 0 comments
10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Friday: Elvis Week Main Stage, Graceland. Daylong event showcases contemporary Memphis talent as a celebration of Elvis's life and music. Bands include The Candy Company, Star & Micey, The Memphis Dawls, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, ...
Hit-making house band The Memphis Boys gets Elvis Week recognition
Published 8/9/2012 at 4:02 p.m. 0 comments
Bobby Wood remembers well the day he became a member of Chips Moman's American Sound Studios house band of the late '60s and early '70s, The Memphis Boys. The New Albany, Miss., native recounts in his upcoming memoir, "Walking Among ...
Photo of dad with King sparks rock-and-roll memories
Published 8/9/2012 at 11:58 a.m. 1 comment
"The picture of Daddy with Elvis" is what my family calls the 1961 photograph of the King and my father, the late Tom Donahue. In the photo, Elvis has slicked hair and that slightly sneering smile of his. He's wearing ...
'Mystery woman' talks about magical moment with Elvis
Published 8/9/2012 at 11:49 a.m. 0 comments
Like a lot of people visiting Memphis for the first time this week, Barbara Gray is coming to pay tribute to Elvis Presley on the 35th anniversary of his passing. Unlike everyone else, Gray has a unique connection to the ...
Elvis, Hendrix among highlights of film series at Levitt Shell
Published 7/1/2012 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Elvis, Otis, Jimi and David Byrne will be in Overton Park this summer when Indie Memphis launches its second annual free "Concert Film Series" at the Levitt Shell.
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