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Elvis Presley

Was President John F. Kennedy “Too White?”

You be the judge. ____________________________ For the record, Elvis was a Pepsi man. ______________________________ Famous people of all persuasions who have endorsed Coca-Cola include Marilyn Monroe, Ray Charles, Anita Bryant LeBron James, George Michael, 50 Cent, David Beckham, Paula Abdul, Cal Ripken, Kobe Bryant, Roger Clemens, Neil Diamond, Christina Aguilera, Sandra Dee, Wayne Gretzky, Whitney…

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Tennessee Supreme Court Rules on Elvis Presley Enterprises v. Memphis Basketball Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 that a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. against the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and Memphis Basketball is not barred. The lawsuit involves the construction of a 6,200-seat theater near Graceland and the Court decided the case is not barred by the legal concept…

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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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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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