Category: Baby Boomers

Today’s Celebrities Could Learn Much From Elvis Presley About Politics and Stardom

Elvis Presley, is arguably the most famous and recognizable entertainer in history. From music, movies and memorabilia his lifetime earnings were $4.3 billion–worth $19 billion today. His earnings since his death on August 16, 1977 far exceed that. Many of today’s celebrities could learn a thing or two from Elvis, especially when it comes to…

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Baseball’s Legendary and Patriotic All American ’17 Inches’ Story

A wise old man spoke to the crowd of over 4,000 baseball coaches at the 52nd annual American Baseball Coaches Association convention. It was the first week of January, 1996. at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Although there were clinics, presentations and good comradery, many of the attendees flew in especially to hear the veteran coach…

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Meeting Willie Nelson

1976 was the Bicentennial of America and it was a big year for me. A journalism major at Southwest Texas State University (SWT), I won statewide in reporting and columnist writing awards for news, entertainment, fine arts and humor. My confidence was high, but being honored as Investigative Reporter of the Year Award at the…

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Sam Phillips Introduced Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Many Others to the World

It was a lifelong dream to visit Sun Records in June 2020. As weird as it sounds, I also wanted to know what the back of it looked like. I’ve seen photos of the iconic and historical building in Memphis, but they were all front facing views. Dodie and I decided to go for it.…

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250,000 Expected at ‘Field of Faith’ Christian Events Next Week

America’s youth has shared the trials of 2020, with empty classrooms, virtual graduations and quarentines. Many sporting and student events were cancelled and substituted with streams of not so peaceful protests. The looting, destruction and violence on American streets exceeded the riots many of us saw in the 1960s-70s. Just as we did, youth today…

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