THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called me this afternoon. He is doing fine and sounded great. We had a good visit. He is making plans for some outdoor time next week.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
Our Messages to Jesse page is now restored here on this site. I invite everyone to resume posting your messages for Jesse just as we have done prior to the website crash. Here is the link to our Messages page:
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
My good friend, Lucilia, shared the below fantastic photo comparison with me back during the time that I had no access to add anything new on my website. I want to share it now and extend my thanks to Lucilia for sharing this with me.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
I apologize that I have been posting so seldom on the News pages. First the site was down and I could not post for about a month. Then I have been working very steady and busily reconstructing the menu column and am now trying to reconstruct some of the pages which were completely lost during the moving of the site. I hope to get back to normal posting at some point. I thank everyone for your patience during this difficult time for me and my website.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
The Wonder of You, Elvis Presley show is coming to Sydney
AHEAD of the Sydney leg of the The Elvis Presley Australian and New Zealand, The Wonder Of You tour, a key member of Presley’s inner circle is lifting the lid on the of the rebel whose blatant sexual appeal and taste for contemporary black music was a lightning bolt for change.
Jerry Schilling, the youngest member of Presley’s support group known as the Memphis Mafia, was only 12 when he met Presley, 19, on a football field but even then this lanky teen, with greased hair, blue jeans and white T-shirt, oozed a cool attitude the likes of which Schilling had never seen.
“We forget that Elvis started out rebel, a danger, not the iconic Elvis that is perceived by most, he was more like a James Dean character,” Schilling says.
“I was drawn to that because in the 50s as teenagers we were very much into rebellion and Elvis personified all of that, He was a rebel but a loveable rebel.”
Elvis Presley with Jerry Schilling. They met in 1954 during a touch football game.
It was a sunny Sunday in 1954 when Schilling was invited to join a touch football game at a local oval in a poor neighbourhood in North Memphis — it was a game that would change his life forever and the start of a 23-year friendship with Presley.
“We started playing every Sunday and within three weeks everyone in Memphis, where we grew up, knew who Elvis was because his first record (That’s All Right) took off,” Schilling, 74, says.
Schilling says for the next decade, while he was in grade school, high school and college, he saw Presley whenever he was in Memphis.
“We continued to play football for years, we would go to all-night movie screenings or the amusement park,” he says.
“After ‘57 when he bought Graceland there would be parties that would go late into the night.”
Fore a decade Schilling watched with envy as Presley and his crew packed up and went on their latest Hollywood adventure, leaving him behind to finish his studies and attend odd-jobs.
“I was in my last semester at college, I was going to be a history teacher and football coach but I got this offer I couldn’t refuse,” Schilling says of the first time Presley offered him a job.
“I had to quit school, quit two jobs, tell my father and that night we were on a bus that Elvis was driving from Memphis to California,” Schilling says.
“It was a great trip and the start of a really long friendship and a 10-year professional association.”
Jerry Schilling, in a scene from the BBC-TV show The Elvis Mob in 2002. Picture: BBC
He quit working for Elvis twice, to pursue film and TV work and then to work in the music industry. He managed the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie as well as Billy Joel who he brought out to Australia in 1976.
But Elvis kept him close with enticing job opportunities, including heading up the Elvis Presley Films production company.
Schilling, now a veteran music and film mogul who has been linked to Bono, John Lennon and a host of other celebrities, is committed to keeping the Presley legacy alive with projects, including a new HBO series that focuses on Presley as a music producer, something Schilling says the world never knew.
He is working with Priscilla Presley on both the new HBO series, that will air later this year, as well as the new The Wonder Of You arena spectacular that will be at the ICC Sydney theatre on June 2 and 3.
Elvis Presley with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa-Marie.
The Wonder Of You, is delivering an Elvis experience like no other with state-of-the-art screens, featuring the man who changed the course of popular music, and a 40-piece orchestra.
The arena tour comes of the back of the worldwide success of two Presley albums, If I Can Dream, and The Wonder of You.
Priscilla, who was an executive producer for both albums and closely involved in the creation of the live concert tour, says Elvis loved the big sound and fullness of an orchestra.
“If he had his way, you would have seen a full orchestra on stage with him at every live show,” she says.
“I feel certain this is the kind of live show and these are the kind of albums Elvis would have been doing if he were with us today. He would have loved this. It really is a dream come true.”
What: The Wonder Of You.
Where: ICC Sydney Theatre.
When: June 2 and 3.
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
This video just came out today on YouTube. I feel compelled to tell everyone that the premise of this video is a lie. I love Elvis and I love President Trump…but Elvis/Jesse is NOT coming out at Easter or any other time in 2017. It is sad that this woman continues to lie and mislead people giving them false hopes of seeing Elvis again. Jesse has NO intention nor desire to return to public life ever.
This lie is all based upon the script from which Jesse read in the 2012 DVD “Elvis Found Alive“. I urge everyone to read Jesse’s own handwritten letter on my site in which he makes it clear that he was reading from a script and that he said that he would not make political comments. I shall display Jesse’s letter once more below so everyone can read for themselves exactly what Jesse wrote (specifically for me to post on my web site) regarding the making of the DVD and the fact that he was reading from a script.
Joel Gilbert wrote that into the script for the 2012 release because he was trying to work against Obama’s re-election in 2012. He thought by having “Elvis” make that statement in the DVD that Elvis fans would vote against Obama.
This is the plain and simple truth behind the lies being spread around because people think that, because Obama left office on Jan. 20, 2017, Elvis will come out publicly.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
Elvis Presley – Easter 2017 – Freedom and Return
I also published an article on my website, a year ago, about Mr. Cantwell’s book. That article appears on the following page of my site:
Have a great day, today God took my mom up to be with my dad , now I have 2 guardian Angels, just pray for me if you can. I was very lucky to have a great mom and dad , smile God loves you , kill somebody with kindness?
Here is a photo of that sweet couple:
This photo was shared on the Facebook group page (Elvis Presley and Dr. Nick) by Mark Patterson.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
By M. Scott Morris
TUPELO – Visitors to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum have a new place to sit and reflect on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legacy.
Fans joined museum employees and board members on Wednesday morning for a ribbon cutting to showcase upgrades to the lake on the property.
The new venue is known as “Reflections.” Two fountains and a waterfall have been added. Walkers can cross a wooden bridge, and the lake is surrounded by a sidewalk and benches.
Henry Dodge, president of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, said the improvements were inspired by a visit from Priscilla Presley several years ago. She was asked what Elvis might’ve thought of the Birthplace.
“She said he would be honored, he would be so appreciative and he would be amazed at what had been created at his Birthplace,” Dodge said.
If Elvis were able to visit, Dodge said he hoped he’d see how the Birthplace was designed to use his example to inspire hope in others and encourage them to dream their own dreams.
“After experiencing the venues, perhaps Elvis would have wandered down to Reflections, a rustic, natural, serene place perfect for meditation and metaphysical thinking,” Dodge said. “Sitting by the waterfall with the opening of the lake in view, Elvis would reflect upon those people and blessings that helped him become extraordinarily successful.”
Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, said the lake wasn’t on the property during Elvis’ time, but it offers another way for fans to connect with the music legend who spent his first 13 years in Tupelo.
A satiny gold cloth was removed from a plaque that in part reads: “Perhaps reflection on the first thirteen years of one’s own life will bring to mind families, communities, special individuals and other early influences that have shaped your life.”
While sitting at a picnic table overlooking the lake, Robert and Marie Merriman from a village near Northwich, England, said they were impressed by the effort devoted to developing the Birthplace and the grounds since their last visit six years ago.
“It’s a real bonus for us to see all this. We weren’t expecting it,” Robert Merriman said. “This place must bring tourists in. It’s got to be great for the town to have a place like this.”
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Screams from Elvis Presley’s fans often drowned him out.