Elvis Presley

add news feed

tweet a story

Madonna, John Mellencamp and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They are joined by a number of top acts, including Ray Davies, Sade, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perr...
Madonna, John Mellencamp and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are among the nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame. They are joined by a number of top acts, including Ray Davies, Sade, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry. The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Thursday. The gala will be held June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Also nominated are Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Vince Gill, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Donovan, Cat Stevens and Harry Wayne Casey. Nonperforming songwriter nominees include 'Midnight Train to Georgia' writer Jim Weatherly, Motown songwriter William 'Mickey' Stevenson and country music songwriters Bobby Braddock and Bill Anderson. Mark James, the writer behind 'Always on My Mind' - covered by Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson - is also nominated alongside Don Robertson, Graham Gouldman and Tony Macaulay. Writing duos Hugo & Luigi, Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, and Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham will also compete. Eligible voters can select two nominees from the list of songwriter-performers and three nonperforming songwriters. Voting ends Dec. 16. From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
about 2 hours ago
Birthdays 1937 - Pat Burke (Foundations) (76) 1939 - Ed Xiques (Ten Wheel Drive) (74) 1939 - O.V. Wright (d. 1980) 1940 - John Lennon (d. 1980) 1944 - Nona Hendryx (Labelle) (69) 1944 - John Entwistle (Who) (d. 2002) 1948 - ...
Birthdays 1937 - Pat Burke (Foundations) (76) 1939 - Ed Xiques (Ten Wheel Drive) (74) 1939 - O.V. Wright (d. 1980) 1940 - John Lennon (d. 1980) 1944 - Nona Hendryx (Labelle) (69) 1944 - John Entwistle (Who) (d. 2002) 1948 - Jackson Browne (65) 1952 - Sharon Osbourne (61) 1954 - James Fearnley (Pogues) (59) 1957 - Ini Kamoze (born Cecil Campbell) (56) 1958 - Al Jorurgensen (Ministry) (55) 1959 - Thomas Wydler (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) (54) 1961 - Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) (52) 1964 - Gary Bennett (BR5-49) (49) 1967 - Mat Osman (Suede) (46) 1969 - P.J. Harvey (44) 1973 - Tommy Shane Steiner (40) 1975 - Sean Lennon (38) 1978 - Nicky Byrne (Westlife) (35) 1979 - Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet) (34) 1993 - Scotty McCreery (20) Deaths 1978 - Jacques Brel - Pulmonary embolism & lung disease (49) 1988 - Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps) - Heart attack (58) 1996 - Bill Monroe (84) 2001 - Smokey Dacus (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) (90) 2008 - Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson) - Heroid overdose (39) On This Day 1943 - The Musician's Union strike ended, allowing record companies to begin recording again after a year. 1964 - The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel a tour of South Africa due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musician's Union. 1966 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono met for the first time at a Gallery in London. 1976 - The Sex Pistols signed with EMI for $68,000. They would only be with the label for three months. 1977 - Woody Guthrie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 1978 - Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1977 - The Clash have to delay a Swedish concert after a bomb scare. 1980 - Gary Glitter was declared bankrupt. 1981 - Prince opened for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles. He was booed off the stage after playing in bikini bottoms. 1985 - Yoko Ono officially opened Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park on what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday. 1989 - Hank Thompson, Cliffie Stone and Jack Stapp were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1999 - Netaid, concerts in London, New York and Geneva to raise money for global poverty, was broadcast live over the internet with George Michael, Bono, David Bowie, the Eurythmics and Robbie Williams. 2000 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunited at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to perform Will the Circle Be Unbroken. 2000 - The John Lennon museum opened in Tokyo on what would have been his 60th birthday. 2003 - For the first time ever, Billboard top ten singles were all by African-American artists. 2003 - Jon Stevens left INXS one year after taking over for Michael Hutchence. 2003 - Sting was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth 2006 - U2 left Island Records for Mercury. Marriages 1939 - Doc Williams and Jessie Wanda Crupe (aka Chickie Williams) 1954 - Charlie Walker and Jo Walker-Meador Divorces 1973 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley Recorded 1929 - Gene Autrey's first recording session 1958 - C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran 1964 - Dance Dance Dance - Beach Boys 1966 - Got Live If You Want It - Rolling Stones Released 1970 - Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd 1971 - Wild Night - Van Morrison (single) 1979 - Babe - Styx (single) 1980 - Starting Over - John Lennon (single) 2002 - Bounce - Bon Jovi Broadcasts 1969 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Broadcast notable for being the first time that the number 1 record was not aired because it was deemed lewd (Je T’aime... Moi Non Plus by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin) 1984 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (U.K.) (premier) - Narrated by Ringo Starr
about 12 hours ago
Volbeat taken at The Hollywood Palladium on Sept. 16th, 2013 on the Monster Rock Allegiance Tour full gallery Jack Lue Series. Jack is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jack.lue All rights to im...
Volbeat taken at The Hollywood Palladium on Sept. 16th, 2013 on the Monster Rock Allegiance Tour full gallery Jack Lue Series. Jack is a pro photographer and can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jack.lue All rights to images remain with Jack Lue and any posting requires appropriate attribution Volbeat is a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal, schlager and rockabilly. They are inspired by classic rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as modern hard rock, groove metal, alternative rock and hardcore groups. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, bassist Anders Kjølholm, guitarist Rob Caggiano, and drummer Jon Larsen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volbeat
about 19 hours ago
I sure hope the good people of Nashville use some common sense tonight and applaud Wild Defenseman and Norris Trophy Favorite Ryan Suter when he skates tonight. He had many good years for the Predators and should be respectfully lauded ...
I sure hope the good people of Nashville use some common sense tonight and applaud Wild Defenseman and Norris Trophy Favorite Ryan Suter when he skates tonight. He had many good years for the Predators and should be respectfully lauded for his contributions to Nashville hockey. Then again, this is the town that gave us Elvis Presley...
about 19 hours ago
Birthdays 1882 - Harry McClintock (Big Rock Candy Mountain) (d. 1957) 1932 - Pete Drake (steel guitarist) (d. 1988) 1934 - Doc Green (Drifters) (d. 1989) 1938 - Fred Cash (Impressions) (75) 1941 - George Bellamy (Tornados) (72...
Birthdays 1882 - Harry McClintock (Big Rock Candy Mountain) (d. 1957) 1932 - Pete Drake (steel guitarist) (d. 1988) 1934 - Doc Green (Drifters) (d. 1989) 1938 - Fred Cash (Impressions) (75) 1941 - George Bellamy (Tornados) (72) 1941 - Dave Arbus (East of Eden) (72) 1944 - Susan Raye (69) 1945 - Ray Royer (Procol Harum) (68) 1945 - Butch Rillera (Redbone) (68) 1947 - Tony Wilson (Hot Chocolate) (66) 1948 - Johnny Ramone (born John Cummings) (Ramones) (d. 2004) 1949 - Hamish Stuart (Average White Band, Paul McCartney) (64) 1949 - Harry Bowens (Was (Not Was)) (64) 1950 - Robert Bell (Kool & the Gang) (63) 1953 - Ricky Lee Phelps (Kentucky Headhunters) (60) 1953 - Cathy Carson (Hot) (60) 1955 - Lonnie Pitchford (d. 1998) 1959 - James Johnstone (Pigbag) (54) 1963 - Steve Perry (Cherry Poppin' Daddies) (50) 1963 - Mitch Marine (Smash Mouth) (50) 1964 - CeCe Winans (49) 1965 - C.J. Ramone (born Christopher Ward) (Ramones) (48) 1967 - Teddy Riley (Blackstreet, producer) (46) 1968 - Leeroy Thornton (Prodigy) (45) 1974 - DJ Q-Ball (Bloodhound Gang) (39) 1985 - Bruno Mars (28) Deaths 1990 - B.J. Wilson (Procol Harum) (43) On This Day 1966 - Ginger Baker of Cream collapsed after playing a 20-minute guitar solo and was taken to a hospital. 1968 - Mama Cass Elliot made her first solo performance in Las Vegas. 1979 - Hank Snow and Hubert Law were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1984 - Fred Tillman and Ralph Peer were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1987 - The three members of ZZ Top booked seats on the first passenger flight to the moon. 1987 - Chuck Berry received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the same day, the documentary Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll premiered. 1988 - Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd dropped out of the Billboard top 200 after 741 weeks. It has been back on and off since. 1990 - Tennessee Ernie Ford was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced stamps of Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter and Dinah Washington. 1996 - Jimmy Chamberlin, formerly of Smashing Pumpkins, plead guilty to disorderly conduct in the drug-related death of bandmate Jonathan Melvoin. 1999 - Shedaisy made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry. 2004 - Britney Spears split from her manager, Larry Rudolph, who had been in the position since she was 13. 2004 - A tribute to the late Ray Charles is held in Los Angeles. Performing were Usher, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Cullum and Reba McEntire. 2004 - On the east coast, a tribute concert for the Ramones was held in New York with performances by the Strokes, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Joan Jett. 2004 - Beanie Sigel received a year in prison on gun possession charges. 2005 - R.E.M. reunited with ex-drummer Bill Berry at the reading of a crew member and played an eight-song set. Recorded 1957 - Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis 1964 - She's a Woman - Beatles 1971 - Imagine - John Lennon Released 1980 - Dirty Mind - Prince Awards 1984 - CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year - Alabama Song of the Year - Wind Beneath My Wings - Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar Single of the Year - A Little Good News - Anne Murray Album of the Year - A Little Good News - Anne Murray Male Vocalist - Lee Greenwood Female Vocalist - Reba McEntire Vocal Duo - Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias Vocal Group - Statler Brothers Instrumentalist - Chet Atkins Horizon Award - Judds Instrumental Group - Ricky Skaggs Band 2010 - Billboard Touring Awards Legends of Live Award - Rush Broadcasts 1956 - Lawrence Welk's Top Tunes and New Talent (debut) 1988 - Saturday Night Live - Keith Richards 1994 - A Tribute to Elvis (Pay-per-view) - U2, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick
1 day ago
Both women were terrified to face an audience… They reminisced about ELVIS PRESLEY wandering into their recording session to watch. “He called us punks,” Jo recalled. Read more about the Miller Sisters tearful reunion after more than 30 ...
Both women were terrified to face an audience… They reminisced about ELVIS PRESLEY wandering into their recording session to watch. “He called us punks,” Jo recalled. Read more about the Miller Sisters tearful reunion after more than 30 years apart, and their part in Sun Record Company's history: http://bit.ly/1gkVqEI
2 days ago
Looking at new resort development on the Las Vegas Strip, the south and central parts have certainly garnered the lion’s share of attention in recent years. But as 2014 approaches, it seems the winds of change are blowing in another dire...
Looking at new resort development on the Las Vegas Strip, the south and central parts have certainly garnered the lion’s share of attention in recent years. But as 2014 approaches, it seems the winds of change are blowing in another direction – to the north. SBE, a company helmed by nightlife and entertainment impresario Sam Nazarian, has undertaken a $415 million makeover of the former Sahara Hotel & Casino that will transform it into SLS Las Vegas. Ground was broken for the project in February 2013. SBE has a stellar reputation for developing and operating hotels, restaurants and nightclubs that are usually characterized by excessive lavishness. The company’s portfolio even reads like a who’s who of food and hospitality heavyweights: Katsuya by Starck, The Bazaar by José Andrés, The Sayers Club…and the list goes on. A rendering of the exterior of SLS Las Vegas (courtesy of SBE) SLS Las Vegas is an exciting concept because it will bring many of these revered names from Los Angeles to Sin City and put them all under one roof. Located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, visitors are sure to flock to this shining beacon of luxury in an area that’s otherwise been overlooked in terms of glitz and glamour. “We view our location on the north end of the Strip as an advantage. Las Vegas is rich with history, especially downtown and on the north end of the Strip,” said Rob Oseland, president and COO of SLS Las Vegas. “As the city is continuing to evolve culturally and economically, this is a prime location for growth and we’re proud to invest in the development of the north end. We’re ready to show Las Vegas that north is the new south.” Having spent more than two decades working in the hospitality and gaming industries in Las Vegas (including senior management positions with Wynn Resorts at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, MGM Resorts International at Bellagio and Station Casinos at Boulder Station), Oseland is more than ready to launch the city’s next all-encompassing hotel, casino and entertainment property. Construction on SLS Las Vegas is progressing steadily. While transforming any existing building is sure to be difficult and bring surprises, SBE is trying to preserve the bones of the historic Sahara, once a hangout for the Rat Pack and the place where Elvis Presley stayed numerous times. “Things are going smoothly with construction. The project is on track with timing and budget, and we look forward to opening in fall 2014,” stated Oseland. “SBE has a philosophy geared towards adaptive reuse in which we reinvent properties instead of tearing them down. Tremendous progress has been made with construction, and by opening you will see a completely different property.” A rendering of SLS Las Vegas' main entry (courtesy of SBE) SLS Las Vegas will also be very different from the SLS properties in other markets. SBE’s family of existing hotels is comprised of the SLS Beverly Hills and SLS South Beach, along with The Raleigh in South Beach and The Redbury in Los Angeles. In addition to Las Vegas, more hotels are being developed in the U.S. in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Seattle and Washington, D.C., as well as in the Middle East and Asia. “The DNA of the SLS brand is always there, but we really shape the brand and experience to reflect the local communities in which we’re located,” said Oseland. “SLS Las Vegas will provide the same caliber of style and service that SLS is known for in a more approachable, playful setting that perfectly fits Las Vegas.” For example, in late August SLS Las Vegas announced a partnership with one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies. William Hill has been tapped to create and operate the resort’s state-of-the-art sports book. It will feature innovative wagering technology (like mobile betting) and boast an expansive HD video wall for viewing the day’s big games. In another impressive move that displays innovative thinking, SLS Las Vegas will bec
2 days ago
Club Love Vol. 14 (2013) Dance, Club, House, Electro, Pop | World Music 320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2013 | 02:23:59 | 335 Mb Tracklist: 01. DJ ToMbs Feat. Melymel – My Loving Boy (3:14) 02. Karyna Feat. Andrei Leonte – If You ...
Club Love Vol. 14 (2013) Dance, Club, House, Electro, Pop | World Music 320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2013 | 02:23:59 | 335 Mb Tracklist: 01. DJ ToMbs Feat. Melymel – My Loving Boy (3:14) 02. Karyna Feat. Andrei Leonte – If You Really Want Me (3:35) 03. Special Juize – I’m On Fire (Original Mix) (3:16) 04. Alexandra Damiani Feat. Raphael – Believe In Me (Alexandra Damiani Instrumental Mix Radio Edit) (2:39) 05. Niloo – Ola Ola (Keem Project Remix) (4:45) 06. Dess Feat. Boyplay – Baby (Radio Edit) (3:13) 07. Singer Aphrodite – Fly by Days (Radio Edit) (3:17) 08. Ste Ingham Feat. Gemma Macleod – Here With You (Radio Edit) (3:36) 09. Paul Hank – So Beautiful (3:15) 10. Max Barskih – I Wanna Run (Mike Davis Remix) (5:06) 11. DJ HaLF & Denis Musayev – How happy I (3:18) 12. New York FM Feat. Natalie Gauci – Everytime (Disfunktion Radio Edit) (3:15) 13. Alex Kunnari & Heikki L Feat. Joel Madden – City Of Sin (Extended Mix) (6:06) 14. Courtney Argue Vs. Jeremy Green Feat. Pitbull – Make It R (4:01) 15. Elvis Presley Feat. Dayna – Love Me Tender (Shlomi Levi Rework) (6:08) 16. Youlee – Holiday (Original Edit) (3:03) 17. Petty Joy – Cascade (Extended Mix) (5:15) 18. Midout & Nohera – I Feel You (Original Mix) (4:13) 19. Kaskade Feat. Becky Jean Williams – Feeling The Night (4:14) 20. Ddy Nunes – Angels (3:13) 21. No Trixx & Adrien Toma Feat. Cynthia Brown & Maradja – Crazy For U (French Club Version) (5:24) 22. Mit Feat. Craig Smart & Tito – Gimme More (Radio Edit) (3:45) 23. 23. Smolny Feat. IKA – Шелест (DJ Oleg Perets Radio Remix) (3:50) 24. Azzido Da Bass & Kai Schwarz Feat. Don L. Castor – Don’t Walk Away (Radio Edit) (3:55) 25. Rihanna – UMbrella (DJ Kirillich & DJ Karp Remix) (4:20) 26. Claudio Caccini Feat. Carl – Ready For Love (Original Extended Mix) (6:15) 27. Timmy Rise Feat. Michael Zhonga – In Love (Original Extended Mix) (7:39) 28. Ivan Dorn – Screaming (Andrey Keyton & Dmitriy Eremyan Radio Edit) (3:49) 29. Kazimir Russian Daddy Feat. Masha – Let’s Dance (3:18) 30. Oles Astapova & Julia Luna – World of Dreams (Club Mix) (3:35) 31. Martin Van Lectro – Let Me Take You (Original Mix) (4:50) 32. Andreias – U Bra Bra (Extended Mix) (5:37) 33. Paul Panait Feat. Rhem – I Got Power (Extended Mix) (5:28) 34. Karami & Turner Feat. Jean Pearl – Stay (Cedric K Edit) (3:32) Short preview: ( Lower quality – 64 kbps ) mp3 download links: uploaded.net VA-Club Love Vol. 14 (2013)
2 days ago
Trailer for Vampira and Me. When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the prototypal gothic scream queen Vampira, a national craze was set off. An instant icon of female power and sexuality, Vampira drew some of the most revo...
Trailer for Vampira and Me. When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the prototypal gothic scream queen Vampira, a national craze was set off. An instant icon of female power and sexuality, Vampira drew some of the most revolutionary figures of the day to her creator various times, Maila's intimates included James Dean, Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando, among many others. But the woman behind the facade was both far more intricate and much more fragile than the character that made her famous. Filed Under: Vampira and Me Tags: E1 Entertainment, Documentary
3 days ago
 BOB DYLAN Bob Dylan (Rare 1962 US 13-track second issue stereo LP on the red Columbia '360 Sound' 'nonbreakable' label with text in black, pasted picture sleeve. This copy remains in superb condition, still in the ...
 BOB DYLAN Bob Dylan (Rare 1962 US 13-track second issue stereo LP on the red Columbia '360 Sound' 'nonbreakable' label with text in black, pasted picture sleeve. This copy remains in superb condition, still in the original opened shrink, with period price sticker still attached! CL1779) QUEEN Virgin Radio Queen Day Set (Very RARE and complete set of all seven Virgin Radio Queen Day 12" singles comprising individual records for Heaven For Everyone, A Winter's Tale, Mother Love, Let Me Live, You Don't Fool Me, It's A Beautiful Dayand I Was Born To Love You. This set remains in superb MINT condition, having not seen light of day for over a decade. See 'more info' for the full story of this extremely rare and highly prized 'Made In Heaven' collectable...) ELVIS PRESLEY All Shook Up (Very rare 1957 UK second issue 7" vinyl single, with intact four prong push-out centre & silver label lettering, also featuring That's When Your Heartaches Begin, His Master's Voice company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in a wonderful EX/-EX condition with only minor surface paper scuffs to show for its fifty five years - A great copy of this rare Elvis original UK single! 45-POP359)
4 days ago