CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS, MARCH, 2018

ELVIS HAS BEEN VOTED THE KING OF MUSIC FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW!!!

LET’S ALL BAN TOGETHER AND VOTE FOR ELVIS EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS YEAR SO WE CAN MAKE IT FOUR YEARS IN A ROW!!!!

Choose who must hold the title of

THE KING for 2018 !

PLEASE VOTE ONCE EVERY DAY!!!

Also Elvis’ song “Suspicious Minds” was in second place for the Song of Ages and was not far behind the #1

Also Elvis’ Album “Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley” was in second place for the Album of Ages and was not far behind the #1

So do NOT forget to vote for these two categories also!!!

thekingofmusic.com

songofages.com      The Song of January – Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley with 2,507 Votes.

albumofages.com    The Album of January – Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley with 2,897 Votes.

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Change.org

Help Linda Sigmon get more signatures – We need 194 more signatures today!

Linda Sigmon and 4,832 people have already signed. Sign the petition now! NBC: Honor the 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special

 March 2, 2018:  4,833 have signed. Let’s get to 5,000!

CHANGE.ORG

Petitioning NBC

Honor the 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special

On December 3, 1968, NBC aired what has since become known as Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special which was not only the most watched TV special that year, but also the catalyst for a rebirth in Elvis’ career and the motivating factor in his decision to return to performing in front of live audiences again after several years of making movies in Hollywood.

We are petitioning NBC to replay the unedited version of this special on the 50th Anniversary next December 3, 2018, in the same time slot of 9:00PM EST in honor of this historic television and cultural event.

This will not only be a great show of respect for the life and legacy of Elvis, but also a true thrill for his millions of fans around the world.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Why Elvis Presley’s Army career was remarkably unremarkable

By Eric Milzarski   

There’s no doubt that if there were any American to have truly “lived the dream,” it was Elvis Presley. He was born into poverty and rose to stardom. His songs were omnipresent, his films were everywhere, and, on his 21st birthday, he became eligible for the draft.

On Mar. 24th, 1958, the day his fans would call “Black Monday,” Elvis Presley was sworn into the U.S. Army. He had all the power and money in the world and he became a regular ol’ Private, just like everyone else. He even gave up his beloved hair.

The Pentagon was well aware of his star power and offered him a role in the Special Service. Basically, he would have been free to continue his music career, receive special treatments, and, essentially, just wear a uniform as a formality. The Navy offered to create an “Elvis Presley company” and the Air Force wanted him to just tour recruiting centers.

But that’s not how The King rolled. Even though thousands of fans wrote to the Army asking for his release, he thought it would have been “unfair” if he got out in any way other than completing his two-year commitment. He became a cavalry scout and left for Friedberg, West Germany.

Private Presley in the field

You know, just a regular Cav Scout… with 50 million fans. (Photo by Mark Holloway)

That’s the most beautiful thing about The King of Rock and Roll’s service. He trained just as hard as everyone else. He qualified as an expert with his rifle. He took up karate classes to pass the time, which later became a life long hobby. He even donated his Army pay to charities while using his rock-star money on the men in his unit.

Presley made it very clear he was there to be a soldier first. Towards the end of his career, they offered him a role in the film, G.I. Blues. It was essentially a musical comedy, starring Elvis, that told the story of his joining the Army. Paramount came all the way out to Friedberg with hopes that they’d get some “on location” shots of Presley, but he wouldn’t be discharged for another few months. So, his stunt double took his place for all the scenes that were shot in Germany.

Elvis with a bazooka

Hail to the king, baby! (Courtesy Photo)

Sgt. Presley made a lifelong friend in fellow soldier, Charlie Hodge. Hodge had been a small-time musician before his service (nowhere near the levels of fame of Elvis enjoyed in his prime). When Elvis left the service in 1960, Hodges came with him. Hodges was one of the few friends Presley could count on and became a key member of the Memphis Mafia and the TCB until Elvis’ passing in 1977.

http://www.wearethemighty.com/music/why-elvis-presleys-army-career-was-remarkably-unremarkable

http://www.wearethemighty.com/music/why-elvis-presleys-army-career-was-remarkably-unremarkable

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Graceland Commemorates Elvis’ Army Anniversary with Offer for Veterans, Active Duty Military

Graceland

Published on Feb 28, 2018 

Elvis Presley began his service in the United States military on March 24, 1958, when he was inducted into the U.S. Army. To salute our troops and to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ military service, Graceland has announced that free tickets to the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex will be made available on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to all active U.S. military and veterans, U.S. law enforcement officers and firefighters. Additionally, the AAA four-diamond Guest House at Graceland resort hotel will offer its “Salute to Heroes” discounted rate of 30% off standard room rates to both active military and veterans, U.S. law enforcement and firefighters.

Learn more at graceland.com/military.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoUVyw1JF50

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Here is a video trailer for the upcoming HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher of which the first episode will air on April 14, 2018.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Official Trailer | HBO

https://youtu.be/qULBo4iPV8M

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Sent to Jesse through this point on Friday, March 2, 2018

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018

Elvis’ high school…

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Tom Breihan | March 2, 2018 – 11:32 am

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of theBillboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

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Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never”

HIT #1: August 15, 1960

STAYED AT #1: 5 weeks

When Elvis Presley was in the Army and stationed in Germany, he heard “There’s No Tomorrow,” a 1949 single from the pop belter Tony Martin that used the melody of “O Sole Mio,” the old Italian song. Presley liked the idea so much that he told his publisher he wanted a song like that of his own. So the songwriters Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold reportedly spent half an hour banging out some lyrics that would fit the “O Sole Mio” melody. The resulting song, “It’s Now Or Never,” was one of the biggest sellers of Presley’s career. In the UK, “It’s Now Or Never” was so beloved that it hit #1 twice — first in 1960, and then again after a 2005 reissue.

“It’s Now Or Never” remains a prime example of what Presley could do in his cheeseball-entertainer period. It’s not the threatening, sex-addled yawp of Presley’s early years. It’s softer and sweeter. The backbeat is a more ornate take on Presley’s old R&B thump, with little flourishes of piano and Spanish guitar. It sounds like it’s striving for fanciness, which is probably exactly what was happening.

But what carries the song isn’t the arrangement. As with practically every Presley song, it’s Presley’s vocal. Presley sang “It’s Now Or Never” in a higher register than he usually used, enunciating a little more clearly, and it’s just a masterful performance. You can hear the clear joy he takes in belting out this tune, especially when he reaches the last line and the urgency suddenly jumps up about 10 notches. Elvis could sing, you know?

https://www.stereogum.com/1985362/the-number-ones-elvis-presleys-its-now-or-never/franchises/the-number-ones/

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SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

Jesse called me tonight and we had a good visit.  He has been OK this week except for hurting his back.  Been resting in bed and it is getting better.  It was wonderful speaking with him as always.

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MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018

My friend, Jeannette, shared the below photo collage with me.  As you will see this is another match between Jesse and Elvis…this time the bridge of his nose.  Also, you will see that one of the photos of Elvis exactly matches the lines from the side of Jesse’s nose and down the side from his cheek to his lower jaw and chin. My thanks to Jeannette.

I believe that this collage was created by my very good friend, Lucilia.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

I received the following wonderful greeting from my great friend, Lucilia, this morning.  The above photo comparison collage was indeed her creation.  I can never thank her enough for all the years of devotion and loyalty which she has given to Jesse, me and my web site.  Below is her greeting today:

Dearest Linda Sigmon, I’ve been away for two days from Facebook on this exclusive Jesse / Elvis page and your website. Now I have had the joy of reading that Jesse phoned and that is better with hurting back. Thank you so much for letting us know.

I also saw a photo collage and I would like to say what was my intention in making this collage. The circle on the nose is to indicate a spot in that region. This spot can be seen in almost all photos of Elvis and also in the photo of Jesse.

The other markings, as you mentioned is about his cheek to his lower jaw and chin.

In fact, it’s been some time since I shared it on my page and on the occasion I explained my intention. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting on your website, because I know Jesse will see that too.

I take advantage of this message to also tell you that all those people without a sense of reality will never cover your truth. Jesse is with you and you with him and so will always be, in spite of everything and everyone who wants to exterminate with this union.

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Because I have been coming under some very harsh, untrue, and slanderous attacks (as is the norm), I have created this video this afternoon to share with my friends on my website and on my Facebook pages.  

So many wonderful friends have spoken out in my defense this week and I wanted to create this video for them especially.

Many of my visitors who have been with me here on my site for so many years, may recall that I chose Jesse’s new song “Wanna Be Startin Somethin” from the new 2012 CD ELVIS FOUND ALIVE from Highway 61 Entertainment as my theme song of my site.  I loved this song and liked to think that Jesse thought of me perhaps while recording this as he knew all that I was going through with attackers at that same time.  As is going on to this day…some things never change.

I hope everyone will enjoy listening and will like the photo which I chose to appear with the song.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018

I thank Elizabeth W. who shared the following with me on Facebook for me to use.  All too true!

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I thank my good friend, Bernadine, for sharing this “so true” image with me.

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I thank one of my longest and closest friends, Roberta, for calling this wonderful video to my attention. Very heartwarming tribute to Elvis.

I reall.l.l.l.l.ly like the channel owner’s name on this video too….hats off for choosing that name!!

Jess Charro Wade

Published on Apr 7, 2017

TV Game Show Host, Recording Artist and Elvis Fan Wink Martindale speaks about what Elvis was to him at the Nashville Elvis Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJn_MYOqmy4

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Jesse called me tonight and he sounded very good and was doing all right.  He did not have very long to talk tonight.  We did laugh and enjoy our visit though.  He mostly called to tell me a couple of specific things.  I just wanted everyone to know that he is well today.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

ELVIS PRESLEY’S RIAA CERTIFIED ALBUM AWARDS MORE THAN 146.5 MILLION UNITS

MAR 08, 2018

Elvis Presley winning RIAA award

17 Elvis Album Catalog Titles Achieve RIAA Gold, Platinum & Multi-Platinum Certifications in Past Year; 11 Titles Are First Time Certifications

“Elvis Presley: The Searcher,” a Two-Part Documentary Film, Premieres on HBO Saturday, April 14

RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) on Friday, April 4

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units. As Presley’s catalog achieves new Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum sales awards as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Elvis continues to inspire, inform and transform popular culture.

Elvis–the second most awarded solo performer and third most awarded act in RIAA history (after the Beatles at #1 and Garth Brooks at #2)–has racked up more Gold Records (101) than any other act and is the only artist still earning RIAA certifications whose connection to the association dates back to its founding. In 1958, the inaugural year of the RIAA Gold & Platinum program, Elvis’ “Hard Headed Woman” became one of the RIAA’s first three Gold singles and the very first in Elvis’ ongoing string of Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.

Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time.

*Elvis Presley Christmas Duets – Gold Album          (certified July 31, 2017)
*An Afternoon In The Garden – Gold Album             (certified July 31, 2017)
*Elvis’ Greatest Jukebox Hits – Gold Album             (certified January 12, 2018)
*Elvis Rock – Gold Album                                          (certified January 12, 2018)
*The Great Performances – Gold Album                   (certified January 12, 2018)
*White Christmas – Gold Album                                (certified January 12, 2018)*He Touched Me – Gold Multi-Disc Set                     (certified September 13, 2017)
*Artist Of the Century – Gold Multi-Disc Set            (certified January 12, 2018)
*Peace in the Valley – Gold Multi-Disc Set               (certified January 12, 2018)
*Christmas Peace – Gold Multi-Disc Set                   (certified January 12, 2018)*HITstory – Gold & Platinum Multi-Disc Set                        (certified January 12, 2018)Heart And Soul – Platinum Album                             (certified September 13, 2017)
That’s The Way It Is – Platinum Album                      (certified September 13, 2017)
Elvis Ultimate Gospel – Platinum Album                   (certified January 12, 2018)Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 – Multi-Platinum (3X) Album (certified July 31, 2017)
It’s Christmas Time – Multi-Platinum (4X) Album    (certified September 13, 2017)
Elvis 30 #1 Hits – Multi-Platinum (6X) Album          (certified September 13, 2017)*first time certification

Once and future fans of Elvis are invited to experience “Elvis: The Searcher,” an HBO Documentary Films production, in association with Sony Pictures Television, which debuts in the United States on SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

On Friday, April 6, RCA/Legacy will release Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack).

The musical companion to the two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Grammy® award winner Thom Zimny, Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) will be available in digital and physical configurations including an 18-track definitive soundtrack, a 2LP gatefold 12″ vinyl edition and a 3CD collectible deluxe box set.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) includes the 18 essential Elvis Presley hits, powerful performances, and rare alternative versions of songs at the musical core of the groundbreaking three-hour two-part film which focuses on the development of Elvis’ spellbinding artistry, from his early blues and country roots and influences through his seismic contributions to popular culture to his 1976 recording sessions at the Jungle Room in Graceland.

The 3CD deluxe box set features 37 additional Elvis cuts plus a special disc featuring selections from Mike McCready’s (Pearl Jam) original score for “Elvis Presley: The Searcher”; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing “Wooden Heart”; and the music that inspired Elvis (including R&B and country classics and “Home Sweet Home” sung by his mother, Gladys Presley). The Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) deluxe 3CD set includes a 40-page hardcover book featuring rare photography, liner notes by Warren Zanes, and a director’s note by Thom Zimny.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) is available for pre-order now:
CDhttps://Elvis.lnk.to/TheSearcher_StandardPR/amazon
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For future Elvis Presley music news:
WEBSITEwww.ElvisTheMusic.com
FACEBOOKwww.Facebook.com/ElvisTheMusic
NEWSLETTERhttps://elvis.lnk.to/nl_form!searchPR

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Sent to Jesse through this point on Friday, March 9, 20018

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2018

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT THE HINTON E-MAIL OF MAY, 2017

I am going to post something below which I hope and pray will set the record straight once and for all about an event which has caused so much heartache for me and so much confusion among my visitors and friends.

Because I continue to see misrepresentations about what happened to me during May, 2017, I have decided to bring my visitors up to date on what has happened since then.  Also, I want to document once more for those who continue to search this site for this topic and for those who keep going back to visit the Current News and Events page for the month of May, 2017 to see what took place back then.  In my administrator’s dashboard for my site, I see the number of searches done for the “Hinton Email May, 2017”.  I can also see that the May, 2017 Current News page is among the top pages visited…even though I removed most of everything that was on it back then.  So, I feel that I should make it clear to everyone what really took place in a condensed manner.

Also, as a result of the Hinton Email, all manner of lies have been spread about me on the Internet.  The most hurtful lie which I have seen most often is a total misrepresentation of the “lies” about which Hinton wrote to me.  The far reaching rumor has become that I was told by Hinton that Jesse had lied to me for 25 years about being Elvis.  To be absolutely clear about this rumor…it has been repeated that I learned that Jesse is not really Elvis when Hinton wrote to me.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Jesse IS Elvis and I have never, for even one second, wavered on that truth.  That was not at all what Hinton wrote to me in his Email which caused me to have an emotional meltdown.

Hinton is a psychiatrist and the skill of his trade is to manipulate other people’s minds and reactions.  He chose, in his Email to me, to repeatedly use the words “lies” and “lied” and “lie” to drill it into my head that I had been lied to by Jesse.  He sure did succeed at doing just that.  It did break my heart and I had every intention of ending my friendship with Jesse and just walking away from my website and all of my contacts.  That was my initial reaction during the first few weeks of my anguish, anger and hurt.

However, I did continue to send mail to Jesse during that period.  I had more information coming to me about what happened with Hinton, and someone else who was associated with Hinton, that Jesse needed to know.  Also, I subscribe to several publications for Jesse which I have done for years and so when these publications arrived, I sent those on to Jesse.  I also wanted to speak with Jesse to get some closure on our 25 years of friendship.  Because of my initial hurt and anger, he was reluctant to speak with me.  He has never liked confrontations and I can understand why.  So he was still getting mail from me and he was calling my very closest friend and discussing the whole mess with her and she was letting me know what he was thinking too.

This went on throughout most of June.  Then Jesse phoned my friend and left a message on her answering machine which she played for me to hear.  That was the turning point when I heard what he said, I knew that I had to apologize to him for my anger and do my best to put our friendship back together again for both our sakes.  So, I wrote him one more time and then he phoned me and we have been back to normal ever since.  So, he and I have not missed a beat in our friendship since around the end of June.  

I do apologize to all of my visitors for acting in haste, anger and hurt when Hinton’s Email hit me in the face and shook me to the core.  I am only human and I did react in a most human way.  If I had it all to do over, I would have never written anything on my website nor my Facebook page about what happened.  I have always been as open and honest as I could possibly be and, at the time, I felt that I owed an explanation to those who were so loyal and faithful to me and my website.  I didn’t feel it was right to just suddenly disappear off the Internet without a word.

I decided to keep the fact that Jesse and I were back together away from the public because, most of all, I did not want Hinton to know that he had failed to destroy our friendship.  I was concerned that he would try to retaliate in some way.  But, then I really began missing my work on my website and that was when, in October, I posted that I had decided to resume working on my site again and I also opened up my new profile on Facebook.  But, I still did not resume posting on my site when Jesse phoned me…again because I did not want Hinton to know.

Then, in December, I decided to open up the Messages to Jesse page so that my visitors could send messages to Jesse for Christmas and his birthday.  Thereby, making it known that I was back in touch and sending mail to Jesse.

Then a few weeks ago, I asked Jesse if it would be alright for me to begin posting on my website when he calls me again.  I used to always do this on my Current News Pages for many years.  I told him that it would make people happy to know that I hear from him and that he is doing alright.  He said something like this:  “If it will make them happy, then it will make you happy.” and so we agreed that I would do that.

So, that was when our secret was completely out in the open.  I just grew tired of letting what someone else would maybe do govern my actions with my visitors and friends.

The lies that have circulated on Facebook and other Internet areas have greatly bothered me and I want to here and now counteract those lies.

Below is just one example of the lies…this one really infuriated me and I posted a response.  Because I knew for certain that my response would be deleted as soon as the administrator of the Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive saw my post, I made a screen capture of it.  You will see that the administrator of that page gave a “thumbs up” to the person who posted the lies about me.

Also, someone also spread the lie that I had died last year right after the Hinton Email crisis.  I still get messages from people saying that they had heard that I died and saying that they are surprised to see that I am alive.  Lies sure do spread a lot faster than the truth.

To tie all of this up, I have decided to post Hinton’s Email again and I won’t take it down this time.  That is what left the door open for all of the lies to get started.  I have gone through Hinton’s Email and removed his references to other individuals whose mention has no bearing on the topic of his Email.  I have either just deleted the paragraphs about these other people or else I have removed their names and replaced them with “xxxx”.  

This is not the first time that Hinton and his former associate have attempted to remove me from Jesse’s life.  There have been other breaks in our communication caused by them.  But, this was the worst break between Jesse and me by far.  I am so very sorry that it happened.  

I learned a very important life lesson from this whole event:  Anger is temporary but real love never ends.

Here is Hinton’s Email:

—–Original Message—–
From: Donald Hinton <dhinton@kc.rr.com>
To: lhsig <lhsig@…….>
Sent: Mon, May 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Subject: VERY IMPORTANT

Dear Linda,

I am breaking a repeated promise I made to Jesse and xxxx over these many years by contacting you, but at some point, I have to do what’s right and end all the lies.  I have never once wished you ill, publicly or privately, and I pray that you will at least read my email and look at the pictures.  It is 100% the truth.

I am writing this entire letter with love in my heart.  I’m sure you won’t believe that at first, but I hope you read the entire letter, because you may possibly feel a little different afterwards.  Maybe not.

First of all, I have remained in contact with Jesse through xxxx all these years.  They have lied to you about this and repeatedly asked me to promise to never tell you.  Unfortunately, due to my undying love and loyalty for Jesse, I’ve always done everything they’ve asked of me until now.

I have all the cards, and letters, and multiple gifts to prove it.  I have attached a note he sent with some gifts just last week along with other pictures.  This is just a small sample.  I have 20 years worth of other things to prove I’m telling you the truth if you want to see it all.  Jesse has talked regularly for years with my boys xxxx and xxxx who are 15 and 11 years old now. They write him letters.  He says he “loves their letters.”  They love baseball and he sent them an autographed Elvis baseball that you can buy at Graceland.  If you wish, you may even speak with them and ask them if I’m telling you the truth.  My current wife xxxx has known me for 10 years and Jesse has also spoke to her in the past.  She will also tell you the truth if you wish to hear it from her.

There is one thing you and I have in common.  We are loyal to Jesse no matter what till the day we die.  We have that trait in common and despite the fact that it has caused me great pain and difficulty thru the years, I have remained steadfastly loyal.

So years ago when Jesse and xxxx both asked me to never tell you the truth that they were staying in contact with me, I agreed.  They told me that they had both tried repeatedly to tell you that I had not been disloyal to Jesse but that “you wouldn’t believe them no matter how hard they tried.”

Again, just like you didn’t want to tell xxxxxx the truth about what Jesse said about her to you on the phone because you knew it would hurt her feelings, I am in the same boat with you now.  This is gonna hurt your feelings and I’m sorry about that.  But mostly, I am sorry for ever agreeing with xxxx and Jesse to be a part of their lies to you.  They told me more than once that “you just would never understand.”

I have been undyingly loyal to Jesse ever since you put me in contact with him.  I have done everything he and xxxx asked me to do over the past 20 years, and there have been several specific things I was asked to do and they told me not to tell you.  I did everything they asked out of my loyalty to Jesse.

I was Jesse’s friend and that’s all that mattered to me all these years that I’ve stayed in contact with him. I have done everything they have asked of me even when I truly couldn’t afford it.  For 20 years I have put Jesse above my own family, above my own professional career, above everything.  I have justified all these years that the price I paid for that was worth his friendship.   I know you feel the same way about him.

Okay, whether you believe me or not, I’m telling you the truth.  I’m telling you the truth because I have never once wished you ill… I have decided that if I lose my friendship with Jesse for telling you the truth, then so be it.  Too many lies have been told.  I’m choosing to end the lies today.

So, finally, this is what happened that led to xxx coming to your house.  I never gave xxx your address or “told her about you.”  She already knew about you before she ever contacted me.

xxxxxx asked me about you one day out of the blue last year.  I had never mentioned you to her prior to that.  I never told her about your web site or gave her your address.  She told me about your web site and asked me if I knew about the negative things you were saying about me.  I told her Yes I knew and it was because Jesse and xxxx refused to tell you the truth.  I told xxx that yes you were one of Jesse’s truest friends and yes you had put me in contact with him years ago and how they had asked  me to promise never to tell you that I was still in contact with them.

Even though I told Jesse that it was upsetting to me to hear anyone talk critical about him, even if they were his kin, that if he really wanted me to still stay in contact with xxxx, I would for him.  He did not.  So I temporarily quit responding to xxxx texts.  This made her very upset, and the next thing I know, I’m getting a very panicked call from xxxx that xxxx went to your house!  Honestly Linda, I don’t even know your phone number or address anymore.  I haven’t for years.

xxxx played an entire voicemail for me that xxxx left on his phone from your house where she is calling me “suicidal and mentally unstable.”  xxxx was panicked and asking me what in the world should he tell you!  He said he was afraid to call you back!

I’m sorry for being in a position to hurt your feelings.  xxxx told me that you wrote “essays of hate about me.”  Unfortunately, the real reason you hate me is because Jesse and xxxx were never truthful about what they said to me.  It first started long ago when they asked me to get other people involved to help Jesse with his needs and not to tell you.  I’m sorry I didn’t tell you

So, after 20 years of being undyingly loyal to Jesse, I am finally telling you the truth.  I am breaking my word to xxxx and Jesse.  I have never once wished you ill and would never do anything to harm you.

I don’t expect I’ll hear from you but I wish you well.  I am sorry to be the one to tell you the truth and to hurt your feelings.

There is one thing I know for sure.  Jesse never had truer more loyal friends than you and I.  We both would walk thru fire for him.  So, I’m ending all the lies once and for all.  If you choose to continue to hate me, I can’t change that.  I’m sorry Jesse lied to you.  I’m sorry I lied to you by keeping my promises to xxxx and Jesse.  Jesse always told different people different things.  I told him I didn’t care what he told other people.  All I wanted was to be his friend.  He told me that he couldn’t tell you the truth because it would bother you too much.  I guess once the lies started, he didn’t want to hurt your feelings.  I never pressured him to tell you the truth.  Looking back, I guess I should have.  I didn’t tell you the truth earlier because I didn’t want to lose my friendship with Jesse.  I’m sorry I put him above you or anybody else.

Something that has given me peace today is Proverbs 6.  I included it in my pics to you with this email.

No matter what anyone has ever told you or ever will tell you in the future, I do not wish you ill, and I would never say one negative word about you.

Sincerely,

Don Hinton

Please don’t be taken in by Hinton’s sugar-coating of his attack.  I was the target and his destructive intent certainly hit the target.

Just this week, I had three unpleasant comments posted about me or to me…this gets very old.

And this from a different Facebook page:

My good friend, Tracey Houston, who is a professional singer who lives in Nashville and knows the music business ropes.  Did research and found the following proof that this Darlock guy had nothing to do with the writing of the song “Lisa Marie” from Jesse’s 2012 CD ELVIS FOUND ALIVE.  My heartfelt thanks to Tracey.  Darlock is a fake who was trotted out on the Geraldo show way back in the 1980’s to try to discredit Gail Brewer-Giorgio.  He was such a poor imitator that I could see right through him.  It has been so many years since I have heard a word about him.

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

Nice trailer….”feeling the pressure…don’t think there is any way out for me…

Elvis Presley: “The Searcher” – HBO Documentary ( 2018 )

 

ELVIS ROCKS

Published on Mar 11, 2018

Premieres April 14 at 8pm on HBO. 3-Hour long Documentary.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLohrNel8Ts

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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

The following is reportedly a quote of Elvis.  I really find this very inspiring and wise.

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,…because your character is what you really are,…while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

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Someone’s wishful thinking…

 

Footnote:  

TURNS OUT THIS WAS AN OLD RUMOR FROM WAY BACK IN 2012…MEAN AND NASTY PEOPLE!

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

It appears that much of my website is down and I apologize for this inconvenience.  I have contacted Mark, my administrator, and he is looking into it.  I hope it will be back up very soon.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018

Below is another preview of the upcoming documentary on the HBO channel ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER.  This certainly seems to hold a lot of promise of being a very true and special movie.  Let’s hope that no one messes it up as has been done in the past with movies about Elvis’ life.

An Inside Look w/ Director Thom Thom Zimny & More | Elvis Presley: The Searcher | HBO

HBO

Published on Mar 15, 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN9CqvE30Rc&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=S1kRPjDEIeIaFEIH-

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SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

My good friend, Simon Laxon, has been working his magic again with the creation of another fantastic video comparing a photo of Elvis with the 1994 photo of Jesse.  My sincere thanks to Simon.

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Elvis / Jesse Video Comparisons

Published on Mar 16, 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs-QXXM9Rx0

Simon wrote a note to me a few weeks ago asking that I inform everyone that he will gladly accept photos of Elvis facing the same way as the photo of Jesse which will be useful in making his videos.  I am so sorry that I forgot to post Simon’s request at that time.

He has written a new message to me conveying this need of photos and it is included below:

“I am finding it difficult to get photographs that are facing the same way and orientation as Jesse’s, so please do not hesitate to ask for people to send me photographs, either through Facebook or through yourself.”

I ask that everyone please be on the lookout for comparable Elvis photos.  You may send them to Simon Laxon on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/simon.laxon?ref=br_tf or send them to me on Facebook and I will relay them to Simon.  Also, my personal friends may send them to me in Emails.

I am looking for some photos myself but my time is limited. 

My thanks to everyone.

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

Cute shirt…

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Below is the link to a verrrrry long.g.g.g.g article about the upcoming HBO documentary which will air on April 14th, Elvis Presley – The Searcher.  I will only display the link as the article is much too long to display.  This is for the serious reader due to the length.  It does contain quotes from some interesting people.

http://cavehollywood.com/the-hbo-documentary-elvis-presley-the-searcher-debuts-saturday-april-14-800-1100-p-m-et-pt-on-hbo/

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018

I came across a photo of Elvis today which I really like (there are NOT any that I do not like, though) and I decided to create this comparison.

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I enjoyed watching this interview with Uncle Vester and wanted to share it with my visitors.  I really wanted to post this so that I will remember to share it with Jesse in my letter to him this Friday.  I really have affection for Uncle Vester.  Tom and I met him in Memphis and had a good chat with him.  He was so very nice and I have several very good memories of things he said.  One of the things I enjoyed was asking him a little about the Hood side of his mother’s family…because my maiden name is Hood.  He told us about one of his Hood relatives who never married because she was engaged to someone who died and so she never married.  He said “Now days they don’t even wait until you are dead.”  As far as the success of Graceland being open to the public, he said “They were standing at the gate…all they had to do was open the gate.”  He went on to tell us some things about his opinion of the people running Graceland, his brother, Vernon, his wife and her health.  He and Tom talked about the old days of farming, etc.  This was one of the few times that Tom did not carry his camera with him and so we did not get to make a photo of us with him. I regretted that so much…would treasure a photo taken with him.

We did see him on the street during a previous trip to Memphis though and Tom did take a photo of him while he was talking with several ladies but we did not interrupt their time with him to speak with him.  Below is that photo:

I apologize so much that I failed to insert the video when I had to rebuild this article because it was lost during maintenance on my site. 

I am inserting it below two times because the text embed code version has disappeared before.  So, the 2nd version is from the link address.  Surely one of them will stay in place.

Also, below are several photos of Tom and me during one of our visits to Graceland…came across these while going through my albums looking for the photo above.

 

The below photos are of two items which were on display at Graceland way back many years ago during one of our visits which we photographed. I don’t know if they are still on display or not. As you can see, one is of one of Elvis’ DEA logo jogging suits and the other is of his federal badge.

You will notice THIS above the DEA logo on this suit: NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE while his later suits which he was wearing right up until August 16, 1977 displayed DEA STAFF.  I was told by someone who was a dear friend of Elvis’ that he DID undergo training for the law enforcement titles which were hisThis proves that his federal badge was NOT just honorary for his collection of badges.

 

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

I don’t feel that I made enough of an emphasis above on the great significance of this particular suit’s emblem.

Below is an enlargement of the logo/emblem. Please take note of the wording above the DEA logo.

This PROVES that Elvis did undergo training to qualify for carrying the federal badge and that the badge was NOT just an honorary badge for his badge collection.

I was told by Wanda June Hill that Elvis did undergo a lot of training for the law enforcement activities in which he was involved.

I apologize for repeating my earlier posting…just want to make sure that everyone realizes what they are seeing here.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018

SO TRUE…..

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My good friend, Simon Laxon, has continued creating more of his masterpiece comparison videos of photos of Elvis and Jesse.  I am sorry that I have gotten behind on sharing them on here.  Below is his latest one which I like so much.  Please do visit his YouTube channel and check others that he has added recently.  My sincerest thanks to him for supporting the truth about Jesse in this wonderful manner.

I also send thanks to another good friend, Steven Rakes, who has so kindly been searching for photos of Elvis which are suitable for Simon to use in his videos.  Steven is also a true supporter of the truth which Jesse has honored me to share.

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Elvis / Jesse Video Comparisons

Published on Mar 23, 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24LivJVlU0&t=131s

I really want to also share this comparison which Simon did and I haven’t had a chance to share here yet.  Isn’t this a beautiful photo of Elvis from which Simon did his wonderful work!?!  I just love this one!

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Elvis / Jesse Video Comparisons

Published on Mar 23, 2018

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t-Z-bhni6g

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018

I have some updates to share about my videos on display on my Facebook pages and on Dailymotion.  I have attempted to upload my Orion Pictures movies with Elvis clues in the past and ran into problems because of copyrights.  Youtube has disallowed some of my videos, Dailymotion also “blacklisted” one of my videos this week.  I just set up my new Dailymotion channel this week and have uploaded 7 videos so far.  

Here is the link to my Dailymotion channel along with a screen shot of the 7 videos which I have on there currently.

http://www.dailymotion.com/search/Linda%20Hood%20Sigmon

It is the Orion Pictures videos which are not being allowed as readily…one of the above, Cadillac Man, has been available on my YouTube channel while they have not allowed the Robocop 2 which I have tried on there in the past.  So, Robocop 2 is new.  I hope everyone will take time to watch this as it is very strong with Elvis clues.

Also, after over 8 years, someone filed an infringement complaint against me on the two Geraldo clips shown above and YouTube removed those from my channel.  This is from a 1990 show.  So, this deletion was instigated by some entity who does NOT want this little bit of proof being visible.  Hmmmm….wonder who would care after 28 years???  Many years ago, Jesse asked me, in particular, if I had what Joe said on my website and I told him that I did and he seemed pleased.

The first video which I attempted to upload and display on my new Dailymotion channel was one of Elvis clues from the Orion Pictures movie “The Dark Half“.  This one was almost immediately marked “black listed” and removed from my channel.  So….then, not to be outdone by YouTube and DailyMotion, I uploaded this video to my Facebook account.  I had never tried this before on Facebook and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was able to upload this 33 min. video there.  So, below is the link to my video on my Facebook account.  I hope everyone will take time to watch this as it, too, is very strong with Elvis clues.

https://www.facebook.com/100018575356339/videos/181872145775296/

This is only a screen capture and will not play the video…please use the above link to access the video.

As always, I refer everyone to my three pages of documented Orion (the singer) and Orion Pictures facts on this website:

ORION – ELVIS/JESSE FACTS

ORION – ELVIS/JESSE – DOCUMENTATION IMAGES

ORION PICTURES – MUCH OF THE MATERIAL ORIGINATED FROM ME

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

My good friend, Simon Laxon, has created two more beautiful video comparisons between photos of Elvis and that of Jesse.  Both of these are truly wonderful and I extend my sincerest thanks to Simon for all that he does in support of me, Jesse, and my website.

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Elvis / Jesse Video Comparisons

Published on Mar 28, 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZZ21_Lsyk&t=234s

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Elvis / Jesse Video Comparisons

Published on Mar 28, 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ2RRjhTtWU&t=257s

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

I want to share with everyone that Jesse called me yesterday afternoon while we were outside and left a brief message saying that he would call me again today.  

He did phone me again this afternoon and we had a really nice visit.  Jesse has not been at home for the last few weeks and so he had no access to his phone so that he could call.  It was so wonderful to hear his voice today.  He is doing well after having surgery about two weeks ago.  I knew of his surgery but did not want to post anything about it until he was safely back home and doing well.  He sounded great today and I was so relieved to hear his voice and know that he is alright.

Jesse specifically asked me to post his thanks on my site to those who have been sending him messages and for the gifts which have been sent to him.  He truly does appreciate everything very much.

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SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018

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I HAVE BEGUN A NEW PAGE FOR CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS FOR APRIL, 2018

PLEASE CLICK ON THE BELOW LINK TO GO TO THE NEW PAGE.

CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS, MAY, 2018

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ELVIS IS STILL ALIVE AND HAS APPROVED THIS WEBSITE.

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