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ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH, AND CARL PERKINS — IN CONCERT, DECEMBER 12, 1955

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins performing at the same concert was a very rare phenomenon. It only happened twice: November 17, 1955, in Texarkana, Arkansas, and December 12, 1955 in Amory, MS . Continue reading

More Elvis Photos Worthy of American Cool Exhibition

This is the picture chosen to represent Elvis in the American Cool exhibition presented by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition shows photographs of 50 men and 50 women selected as typifying cool during the last century in America. … Continue reading

Paul McCartney Sings Elvis

Recently, the official Elvis Presley website presented their selections for The Top 12 Moments for Elvis Presley’s Graceland in 2013. Some of the selections had nothing to do with Graceland, such as Encore Presents the Elvis Movie Collection in May, … Continue reading

Conan O.Brien — A Genuine Elvis Fan

On May 31, Elvis.Com had a news item and link to Conan O’Brien interviewing Peter Guralnick.  Well, I’ve got three of Guralnick’s Elvis books, and he knows more about Elvis than anybody, so this was something I wanted to watch. … Continue reading

I Was Wondering What This Might Be Worth

This blog started out as another report on Elvis memorabilia items sold recently at auction.  I’m still going to do that someday, but first I need to make a confession. As a result of the ElvisBlog series of posts about … Continue reading

Scotty Moore Returns to Live Performances After 24 Year Absence

When Scotty Moore returned to Nashville after appearing in the ‘68 Comeback Special, he never dreamed it was the last time he would perform on stage for 24 years.   In fact, Elvis had talked about wanting to do a … Continue reading

2012 Elvis T-Shirt Review

For several years, ElvisBlog has celebrated the start of summer with an annual Elvis T-shirt review.  Dozens of new designs show up each year at ShopElvis.com, so I would study the new ones and pick my favorite top 10 or … Continue reading

ElvisBlog Mini-Nuggets #17

  Elvis Beer Cans:  In 2004, Miller Brewing Co. released a set of eight commemorative beer cans celebrating 50 years of rock music.  Doing the math, that would mark the start of rock and roll in 1954, and we all … Continue reading

Is Elvis' White Knabe Piano a White Elephant?

For the second time in 18 months, a prized Elvis collectible has failed to garner the minimum bid set by the auctioneers. Of course, it was a pretty steep minimum – a half-million dollars. Continue reading

The Movie Theater: One Building Elvis Will Never Leave — Part 2

Last week we started our look at Elvis’ presence in the movies. Not the old films where he was an actor, but new ones where an allusion is made to Elvis. The research for this was done by John Beifuss, movie critic for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. We can presume his job enabled him to see just about every movie that came to town, and since that town is the home of Elvis, he noted every connection to him in these films. Continue reading