Choose who must hold the title of the king!
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VISIT “THE KING OF MUSIC” POLLING SITE AND VOTE FOR ELVIS EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR 2015. WE SIMPLY CANNOT LET ANYONE ELSE CLAIM ELVIS’ RIGHTFUL TITLE. BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SITE FOR VOTING:
They have announced the King for the Month of May…..
The King of May – Elvis Presley With 34,108 Votes.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
A good Facebook friend, Jeannette, shared a video with me which included one of Elvis’ songs from his last recording session “THE LAST FAREWELL“. Jeannette’s share brought to my mind one of the outstanding Orion Pictures movies which intertwined with something about Elvis. When one views the movie “FAREWELL TO THE KING“, you will be bowled over by the fact that the entire plot of the movie is in sync with Elvis’ above song. Also, within the movie you will see some Elvis clues also. There is a “Big Boots” mention. There is a line in the movie by the “King” of “I died once...” Then there is the following quote by the “King”: “The songs will make you strong and you won’t need me…“. Below is the video from YouTube of the hauntingly beautiful song “THE LAST FAREWELL“. Please do take the time to listen closely to the story told in this song and then make it a point to find a copy of the Orion movie “FAREWELL TO THE KING“. This is only one of MANY Elvis clues given by Jesse in the Orion the singer‘s career and the subsequent Orion Pictures Corporation‘s movies.
I have posted so much earlier on this site regarding these interlocking topics…so please forgive if I am repeating myself. I want the newcomers to my site to be drawn to some of the documentation which they may have missed thus far.
Elvis Presley – The last farewell (take 2)
AdemPresley Uploaded on Mar 12, 2009
The Jungle Room Sessions (FTD)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
The new Las Vegas Elvis museum, which just opened in April, looks fantastic. I feel sure that many of my visitors will want to visit to see it up close and personal. I enjoyed this video and thought that my visitors would as well.
ELVIS: The Exhibition, The Show, The Experience Opens!
Published on May 6, 2015
Take a look at the events surrounding Elvis Presley’s monumental return to Las Vegas. To learn more visit Graceland.com/Vegas.
The beautiful song in this video is my very favorite of the 15 songs on Jesse’s CD as displayed in the music player to the top left of your screen. This lovely video was created by a very special lady, Mariangela. My compliments to her for creating this beautiful display of photos to accompany the song. I love seeing Elvis in the color red in so many photos…my favorite color.
ELVIS/JESSE / THE DANCE
Mariangela posted this video on her YouTube . However, I have chosen to not post the link to her video on YouTube. You may play it straight from my site by using the above option. The reason that I have chosen not to include the link to her video on YouTube is because, after scrolling down through the comments made regarding this video, I see that just about everyone who posted a comment on there was so misguided and uninformed. It is insulting to Jesse and his beautiful song. I won’t get started on the stupidity of some people…
I want to share one of my earliest pages here with my new visitors. I created this page very early on in the existence of my web site. I have seen that one person on YouTube has copied my page image and has it on their video on YouTube. Their video is not a true presentation…that goes for ALL of the videos owned by this one person on YouTube.
Here is the title and the link to this page:
1980 ELVIS Country Music Magazine Jesse’s Comin’
Regarding the fact that at least one person has pilfered my above image from 2009 and used it in a fraudulent YouTube video, I wish to display an excerpt from my page on which this image was originally displayed on my first web site, the web site which ultimately became this site. In this excerpt you will see a portion of the above image alongside the menu index showing my page title for this story and image. Also, below that you will see the name of my web hosting company at that time. I wish to document these facts here in case anyone chooses to lie and say that they did not copy my image. I have my full page from 2009 and will gladly furnish it to anyone to prove that this was NOT on the Internet until I placed it there. I have seen things pilfered from my web sites and from my YouTube videos and then used to “prove” some alternate version differing from the real truth which accompanied my original items.
Just want everyone who uses my material to be aware that I have a complete history of all that I have originated and displayed.
I want to share some exciting news about a new U. S. Postal Elvis commemorative stamp to be debuted this coming August at Graceland during Elvis week.
I shall never forget the excitement I felt and the joy I took in the voting process when the first Elvis stamp was issued in 1993. I took a long lunch hour and stood in line on the first day of issue so that I could buy a whole sheet of those beautiful stamps…which I still have stashed away safely in my memorabilia.
I want to pass along my heartfelt thanks to my Facebook friend, Monica, who shared this new announcement with me. I had heard nothing about this until I just saw Monica’s post on my timeline.
This will give us all something wonderful to anticipate. Remember what Elvis always said about the things that make one happy “Someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to.” I have never heard Jesse say these words…but I do suspect that it is still his philosophy.
U.S. Postal Service To Issue Elvis Presley Forever Stamp
Jun 03, 2015
Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as an inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon series.
The stamp image will be previewed at a later date. The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony will take place on the morning of August 12 at Graceland as part of this year’s Elvis Week celebration. The public is encouraged to tweet about this news using #ElvisForever.
“Graceland is thrilled to host the First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the new Elvis Presley commemorative stamp August 12 here in Memphis, during Elvis Week,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. “We’re proud that the first Elvis Presley stamp, which we debuted at Graceland in 1993, has become the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time. We look forward to this new stamp ceremony, on the front lawn of Elvis’ historic home, as we welcome Elvis fans and stamp collectors from around the world.”
Launched in 2013, the Music Icon series consists of beloved musicians whose blend of sound and way of life broke musical boundaries. The first inductees included Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. Last year’s inductees were Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
The Postal Service previously honored Elvis on a stamp in 1993, which has become the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time. Click here for more information on the 1993 stamp.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
There is another prestigious poll in which we can all participate. This time it is to put Elvis’ home, Graceland, in the top spot for Best Musical Attraction in a USA Today’s poll.
I just cast my first vote. We are allowed to vote once each day…so let’s put that on our to-do list along with voting Elvis as the King of Music. Graceland is currently #1. Let’s keep it that way. Below is the link to the voting site.
Vote for Elvis Presley’s Graceland in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice for the Best Musical Attraction.
footnote: Voting has ended in this poll.
Sorry, voting has ended in this category. Winners to be announced on Friday, June 12th at 12:00pm EDT.
Current Best Musical Attraction Standings:
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
I apologize for my absence for the past few days. When I turned on our computer on Friday morning, in order to prepare my weekly package for Jesse, our computer was dead in the water. After much to do, our computer service guy narrowed it down to our keyboard, of all things. Our normal desktop is still in his shop getting a routine cleaning since it is already there. So, I am making do with a patched together system until we get it back.
Then, to make matters worse, we have been without phone service since Friday night. No dial tone on any phone in our house. ATT has scheduled a repairman to arrive this afternoon before 4 o’clock.
Jesse has been trying to call us for a couple of days. He got worried and called my best friend last night and left her a message that he was trying to reach me and that our phone stayed busy. So, my friend called me last night via my husband’s cell phone to let me know that Jesse had been trying to reach us.
I did speak with our go-between later today and he will let Jesse know about our phone issues. The phone was repaired close to 6:00 this afternoon.
So that has been our weekend…technological Purgatory! LOL
Once again, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who visits my web site. It proves how much people all over the world care about Elvis (the image) and Jesse (the inner man). It is so very rewarding for me to be able to play a small part in bringing good news and happiness to my visitors. I thank each of you, especially, for passing on word of my web site to others. This is an immense help in the growth of my site. Love, light and peace to each of you.
Below is the number of visitors for the past 30 days…phenomenal!
Visitors to “Linda Hood Sigmon Truth”
There have been 13601 visits (27046 page views) at lindahoodsigmonstruth.com in the past 30 days:
You may view the above display by clicking on the map logo at your top left screen…menu column. You will see an enlarged view of the detailed map with the above display of visits/views at the top of the map. Also, you may view the locations of the 20 most recent visits by scrolling down below the map.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
The following article is from The Washington Post and pays respect to the success of the 1993 Elvis stamp which generated a lot of income for the U S Postal Service. The reason that stamp made so much money for the USPS was, in part, due to the fact that fans, like myself, bought whole sheets of those stamps and NEVER used them at all. So, the USPS was in a win – win situation. It was a huge seller and they did not have to carry out their work of delivering mail using those stamps.
Can USPS find magic again with a new Elvis stamp?
By Lisa Rein June 9 at 1:18 PM
For 22 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been trying to re-create the blockbuster product that brought contemporary subjects to the face of postage stamps and helped the agency’s balance sheet: the Elvis Presley stamp issued in Memphis in January 1993.
This summer postal officials are going to try again, dedicating a second stamp at a First-Day-of-Issue ceremony on Aug. 12 at the late entertainer’s Graceland estate. And the financially struggling mail agency will hope “the King” will still generate multimillion-dollar sales, even as the stamp fades from consciousness along with the hand-written letter.
“His life and talents are an incredible story,” Postmaster General Megan Brennan said of Presley in last week’s announcement. “Spanning from his humble beginnings in a Tupelo, Mississippi, two-room house to becoming one of the most legendary performance artists of the 20th Century, Elvis Presley’s works continues to resonate with millions the world over.”
Elvis will be commemorated on a Forever stamp, whose design is being closely held, as the sixth artist in an ongoing series celebrating music icons. He will get his own Twitter hashtag, #ElvisForever. He’ll be featured with a different design from the first version, which sold for 29 cents.
But will the most popular collectible stamp in U.S. history come close to bringing in the revenue that flowed to the Postal Service in 1993, when it printed 500 million Elvis stamps? No one has done it so far, not Marilyn Monroe, Batman, Frank Sinatra, or even Harry Potter.
“There are still millions of Elvis fans out there who will buy the stamp,” said Michael Baadke, senior editor at Amos Media, which publishes Linn’s Stamp News, a popular magazine for stamp enthusiasts. “But it’s unlikely it will make a big a splash. The numbers are likely to be reduced, simply because fewer people are using letter mail.”
The post office considers a stamp successful when collectors buy it but hang onto it. In 1997, officials boasted that Elvis’ “retention rate” made it the biggest seller, Baadke said, with 124 million stamps never used, about $36 million in sales. (USPS spokesman Ray Saunders said only 1 in every 5 of the 500 million printed were collected).
Saunders gives credit for the turn in postal history to Anthony M. Frank, a California savings and loan executive who was postmaster general in the early 1990s. Frank wanted an Elvis stamp against the recommendations of the powerful yet conservative Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, which chooses the images that go on stamps.
[The stamp committee has been roiled by tensions over how commercial stamps subjects should be]
Frank had a public relations savvy that has eluded current postal leaders in a digital age. He announced on Larry King Live that the Postal Service was bringing out an Elvis stamp. “The next day, his office was swamped with reporters,” Saunders said.
At a press conference at the Las Vegas Hilton in January 1992, postal officials made another smart public relations move, announcing that customers could vote on which image of Elvis they wanted on the stamp. People magazine got in the act, including official tear-out ballots in its April 13, 1992 issue.
Ballots were sent to all 40,000 post offices, and 1.1 million votes were cast by, yes, mail, Saunders said. The younger Elvis received 851,000 votes, the older Elvis 277,000 votes.
On the day of the debut, busloads of fans traveled to Memphis just to watch a stamp be dedicated.
“I have attended many stamp ceremonies since than rainy night, but I have never seen anything to match the enthusiasm of those crowds in Memphis or the Presley birthplace of Tupelo, Miss.,” Bill McAllister, Washington correspondent for Linn’s, recalled in an essay after news broke of the second stamp.
For the U.S. Postal Service, those were glory days.
THIS DAY, JUNE 9TH, IN MUSIC HISTORY…
Elvis Presley begins the first of an unprecedented four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in 1972, his first-ever New York City concert. Two Beatles were in attendance – George and John – as well as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Art Garfunkel. Selections from the shows eventually made up the music album ‘Elvis: As Recorded At Madison Square Garden’.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
Re: The USA Today poll, about which I posted recently (see above), for the number 1 reader’s choice Best Musical Attraction, that poll has now ended. So, we will need to keep an eye out in the news to see if Graceland won first place.
Sorry, voting has ended in this category. Winners to be announced on Friday, June 12th at 12:00pm EDT.
Also, I see that the other poll in which we have all been so diligent with our voting in order to keep Elvis in first place as The King of Music, it appears that the web site is no longer active. Please do keep checking though as it could just be a temporary glitch of some sort.
footnote next morning: Good news!!! The The King of Music polling site is back in full operation. So, this was some sort of glitch.
footnote #2: This is now posted on TheKingOfMusic polling site:
Webpage did not work because of a hackers attack. No harm was done, nevertheless we increased security level. Sorry for inconveniences!
This is from Elvis’ 1972 Madison Square Garden shows.
I did not know this. How fitting and how beautiful.
The Garden lowered the American flag at each show during “An American Trilogy”. The entire audience stood at his point, many with their hand over their hearts.
Jesse called me late this afternoon. He is doing well. He has gotten the dental problem taken care of, so that is a very good thing. We had a few things to discuss and did not talk too long other than that.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
Below is the link to a YouTube video which may be of interest to those who are newer to the facts about Elvis faking his death. This was the first TV documentary which Bill Bixby did regarding the question of Is Elvis Alive. This first show was excellent. They came to Gail and immediately signed paperwork for a second show to be done. Gail was to be involved in the second show just as she was the first one…the one seen on the below video. However, it is my opinion that Gail’s pursuing this further was not acceptable. So, Gail was removed from the equation of the 2nd show. If I recall correctly Gail did attempt legal action because of her contract. When the second show aired, it was done for the purpose of sabotaging the evidence provided in the first documentary. Gail did publish several subsequent books after this show. Jesse had shown some degree of support and trust in Gail, but she lost that when she continued on her path of money making without regard for him and his safety.
Please do bear in mind always that Jesse said to me, during one of our phone visits, these exact words: “I don’t want that woman to make any more money off of me.“
Also, in the introduction to his book, he wrote the following regarding Gail’s work:
Is Elvis Alive 2: The Bill Bixby Documentary
Rob D. Miller
Published on Dec 25, 2012
Best Musical Attraction? Readers Say Graceland!
Sun Studio, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and Stax Museum also winners
Beyond music festivals and live concerts, the world is filled with attractions deserving of a spot on any music lover’s bucket list. We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite musical attractions from a pool of 20 museums, memorials, historic studios and epic record stores.
After four weeks of voting, one legendary attraction won the title of Best Musical Attraction by a landslide: Graceland. Each year some 600,000 people visit the former home of Elvis in Memphis, making it one of the most-visited private homes in the country and a clear favorite with our music-loving readers.
The Elvis love continues in the number two finisher. Sun Studio, also in Memphis, snagged the runner-up spot for Best Musical Attraction, likely because it’s one of the most famous recording studios on the planet and the place where The King recorded his first song.
Tennessee proved its place as a bucket list destination for music lovers with four out of the top five winners.
Elvis Aaron Presley (1935-1977), rock-n-roll singer and movie actor, was not investigated by the FBI. His name, though, appears in many different FBI files. Presley was the target of many extortion attempts investigated by the FBI. Reactions to his music and stage presentation led concerned citizens to write the FBI suggesting that it investigate Presley; we did not. And there is correspondence regarding Presley’s interest in meeting Director J. Edgar Hoover. The documents in this release span the years 1956 to 1980.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
My good friend, Lucilia, posted this beautiful video to her Facebook page and I want to share it here for all to enjoy. Spectacular shows in 1977…going away gifts to all of us.
elvis presley – live 1977 – how great thou art – video with NEW audio
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I just signed the below petition to the Grammy Recording Academy requesting that they create a tribute to Elvis. I feel sure that all of my visitors will want to sign as well. No one is more deserving of this recognition than Elvis.
Tribute to Elvis Presley
Petitioning Grammy Recording Academy
I have constructed a new page for Current News and Events for the remainder of the month of June, 2015.
Below is the link to that page:
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