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MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021
Below is the monthly Elvis News report from Emiel Maier for the past month of September:
Elvis Presley News Report 2021: October (Elvis Jumpsuit auction + New Elvis Music on YouTube)
Premiered Oct 1, 2021
#ElvisPresleyNewsReport @Emiel Maier
Every month I will post an Elvis Presley News Report.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021
I really enjoyed listening to the below audio interview with Elvis’ private nurse Tish Henley Kirk. I believe my visitors will also enjoy it. She was a loyal, close, and true friend to Elvis.
Elvis’ private Nurse Tish Henley Kirk Interview
Feb 4, 2021
It was fun hearing people telling about meeting Elvis for the first time and their special memories of him.
Elvis Presley – People’s reaction meeting Elvis for the first time
Dec 2, 2020
Elvis Presley met three European princesses but declined The Queen’s invitation.
BY HELENA SUTANON ENTERTAINMENT
Elvis Presley met three European princesses but declined The Queen’s invitation.
Even though he met three other European princesses and paid a secret visit to London, Elvis Presley declined a special invitation from Queen Elizabeth.
When The King met The Queen, there may have been a historic moment. On this day in 1962, Her Majesty issued Elvis Presley a very special invitation to visit the United Kingdom. As fans know, the star only stepped foot on British land for a brief time in 1960, when his plane touched down to refuel at Prestwick airport in South Ayrshire on his way home from military service in Germany. There are even rumors that he paid a second secret journey to London, although he never met Queen Elizabeth. Why? What went wrong?
At the 1962 Royal Variety Show, Elvis was invited to join the all-star lineup. Bob Hope, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, and Eartha Kitt were among the performers that year.
Although it’s improbable that The Queen picked up the phone personally, the call was forwarded to Elvis Presley’s managers. That was the source of the issue.
Colonel Parker, it appears, politely declined the royal invitation. Elvis aficionados will not be surprised by this, given his Svengali-like manager only allowed him to leave the nation on rare occasions, and then only to perform in Canada. It may seem strange that the world’s biggest celebrity did not go on a world tour, but the conventional thinking is that Parker, a Dutch national, was an illegal alien in the United States who did not want to risk being deported. As a result, he made sure Elvis was never scheduled to perform in another country.
Elvis did, however, meet other European princesses and is said to have paid a covert visit to London.
The King was hobnobbing with Scandinavian royalty two years before Queen Elizabeth invited him to come.
Elvis Presley takes a break from filming G.I. Blues on June 11, 1960, to meet with Princesses Margrethe of Denmark, Princess Astrid of Norway, and Princess Margaretha of Sweden at Paramount Pictures Studios.
The Danish princess was only 20 years old at the time, and she still reigns.
“Brinkwire Summary News” today.
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called tonight. His voice sounded very strong and he said that he is feeling better. We didn’t talk about anything of any significance that I can share this time but I knew everyone would be happy to know that he is doing better. His call certainly did make my day.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021
SENT ONE DAY EARLY DUE TO POSTAL HOLIDAY ON MONDAY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021
I certainly enjoyed reading this really “sweet” article about Elvis whose sweet tooth Jesse still has to this day.
Elvis Presley Reportedly Ate an Entire Box of These Sweet Treats in One Sitting
Elvis Presley was known for having a sweet tooth, and sugary treats were high on his list of go-to foods. His favorites were southern classics made by his mother, Gladys. However, Presley’s desire for one sweet treat, in particular, was so strong he reportedly ate an entire box of them in one sitting!
Elvis Presley had plenty of favorite desserts
There were plenty of desserts that made Presley’s mouth water. These included both bread and banana puddings.
Graceland cook Mary Jenkins also claimed that his favorite peanut butter and banana sandwiches took trial and error before the king approved them. Jennings tried several ways to arrange the sandwich consisting of white bread, thin banana slices, and peanut butter. However, Presley rejected them all.
In an interview with The New York Times, Jenkins claimed that Presley’s father Vernon suggested toasting the bread before it was put into a skillet to cook.
Jenkins said it took two sticks of butter to make three sandwiches.
”It’d be just floating in butter,” Ms. Langston said at an Elvis commemoration. ”You’d turn it and turn it and turn it until all the butter was soaked up; that’s when he liked it.”
Elvis reportedly ate a whole box of these treats in one sitting
Presley reportedly loved one sugary treat brought into Graceland from the local Piggy Wiggly supermarket, reported The Hartford Courant.
The snack was Krispy Kreme donuts.
Presley reportedly loved the donuts long before the southern classic became a franchise across the United States.
“Elvis splurged on Krispy Kremes in a big way,” claimed author David Adler in “The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.”
“He consumed about a box at a time. Jelly doughnuts were his favorite. They were purchased for him at the local Piggly Wiggly — Krispy Kreme didn’t open a store in Memphis until after Elvis died. When they did open it, they built it near Graceland,” he remarked.
Elvis Presley’s favorite foods were as iconic as his music
The interest in what Elvis Presley ate is almost as legendary as his decades-long career in the music industry.
Presley’s larger-than-life personality was about equal to that of the way he enjoyed eating comfort foods.
Angie Marchese, Graceland’s current Vice President of Archives and Exhibits, claimed that fans love hearing about the king’s everyday diet.
She told Delish, “It’s such a personal thing if you think about it. The food you like describes who you are as a person. He enjoyed the foods he grew up on, and food brings back memories, especially in the South. Food represents family gatherings, conversation, and good times.”
“He enjoyed good ole’ Southern cooking that everyone in the South was raised. Elvis never forgot his roots,” she explained.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021
The below article details the author of a new children’s book about Elvis who won a nice prize for her book. Perhaps we’ll see where to purchase this book for a lucky child. The plot of the book sounds very cute.
Local authors awarded 2021 Victoria Book Prizes
October 6, 2021 UPDATED
The 2021 Victoria Book Prize winners were announced Sunday evening during the 18th annual Victoria Book Prize Gala, according to a Monday press release.
Vancouver Island authors Leslie Gentile and Briony Penn each won an award and will be receiving $5,000 each for their books.
Gentile won the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize for her debut novel Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer, which tells the story of an Indigenous girl who is determined to prove that the Elvis Presley is alive and living in her community’s trailer park on the Eagle Shores First Nation on Vancouver Island.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
My best friend, MJ, did a search and found that the book in the above article “Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer” is available for purchase at Google Books. I also found it for sale on Amazon. Below is the information from Amazon in case anyone wishes to purchase it. It does sound like a very cute book for ages 9 thru 12. Heck, some of us older juveniles may like it too since the plot has to do with Elvis being alive! Ha, ha!
It’s the summer of 1978 and most people think Elvis Presley has been dead for a year. But eleven-year-old Truly knows Elvis is alive and well and living in her trailer park. It’s a busy summer. Though Truly’s mother is constantly drinking, smoking and juggling new boyfriends, Truly is determined to raise money for herself through her lemonade stand and to prove that her cool new neighbor is the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. And when she can’t find motherly support in her own home, she finds sanctuary with Andy El, the Salish woman who runs the trailer park and is a connection to Truly’s own Indigenous roots.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
I must admit that I have never followed the comic books enough to know if Elvis really did “make appearances” in the Marvel Comics or not. However, I do know how much Elvis/Jesse has enjoyed the comics. So, I want to share the following article which some of my visitors may find interesting and which I think Jesse will enjoy reading as well.
Elvis Presley Learned Guitar From An Unlikely Marvel Hero
In Marvel Comics canon, Makkari of the Eternals helped teach Elvis Presley guitar and even mentioned that he jammed with him before he hit it big.
To make matters more interesting, Marvel’s Mystery Handbook 70th Anniversary expanded on Makkari’s encounter with Elvis. In the comic, it’s revealed Makkari took a brief break from trying to track down the Deviant Kro in the 1950s to “educate the soon-to-be-famous performer Elvis Presley.” So, he did more than just jam with Elvis, he taught him something. Given the Eternals age, it’s likely he forgot that he educated Elvis Presley when recounting the story to Quasar.
Much like the rest of the Eternals, Makkari has lived a long, interesting life away from the superheroics that come with being a member of the ancient beings. Meeting and teaching Elvis was a small footnote in Makkari’s life, but is a fun little throwaway line that has made its way into Marvel Comics canon. Considering he’s an alien, learned Kung Fu from Fat Cobra, and was taught guitar by Makkari, it would be fascinating to see a story showcasing the life Elvis Presley lived in the Marvel Universe – because it’s got to be incredibly interesting.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021
I have had a wonderful Jesse day today! I received a gift package from Jesse in today’s mail and then Jesse called late this afternoon. He sounded wonderful and said that he is feeling better though still seeing Drs. very frequently. We enjoyed a good chat and his call definitely made my day as always.
Below are photos of the two sweet gifts which he sent to me. The silver Bethlehem bracelet belonged to Jesse’s mother and I feel so very honored to have another piece of Gladys’ personal jewelry. I will treasure this always. I chose to use the “Bethlehem” name for it because it depicts the manger scene with the star of Bethlehem over it with the shepherds and wise men coming to see the baby Jesus.
The next photo is of the lovely ring which Jesse sent to me. It is so beautiful and unique in that the stone changes colors and the side designs are so intricate. This I will treasure also as I do all of the many gifts I have received from Jesse over all the years of our friendship. Jesse has been so kind and generous always.
I can’t begin to express my thanks and appreciation to Jesse for these such special gifts. What a wonderful “brother” I have been blessed with.
Jesse and I spoke of the loss of Ron Tutt who worked with Elvis and was a close friend for so many years. Ron was a great talent and a great man. He will certainly be missed by us all.
I apologize that the intricacies of the beautiful ring do not show distinctly in the photos.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021
With great sadness…
I thank each of my friends who wrote or called to tell me of the loss of Ron Tutt. Below is the article which my good friend Chris shared with me.
Elvis Presley’s drummer Ronnie Tutt, part of the TCB Band, dies at 83
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis Presley and an original member of the TCB Band, has died at 83.
In a Facebook post early Sunday, Terie Tutt confirmed that her father died at home surrounded by his family. “It’s with deep sadness that my family and I share the loss of our beloved dad,” she wrote. “The Legendary Drummer, Ronnie Tutt, ‘has left the building.’ “
Elvis Presley Enterprises shared the news of Tutt’s death Saturday morning, writing on the Graceland website “all of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us here at Graceland.”
EPE described Tutt as “an amazing ambassador to Elvis’ legacy,” one who shared his memories of working with Elvis with fans, and later performed Presley’s music worldwide in “Elvis in Concert” shows.
Tutt played drums in the TCB Band (short for “Taking Care of Business,” a famed Elvis catchphrase) from 1969, when the star began his residency in Las Vegas, until Presley’s death at age 42 in 1977. He later toured with Neil Diamond’s band, and recorded or performed with Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Stevie Nicks, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia, Roy Orbison, The Carpenters and many others.
Tutt’s wife, Donna, told TMZ that he died of natural causes, surrounded by family, at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY, and The Associated Press
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
For the good times…
Ronnie Tutt drum solo 1977 Elvis in concert
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021
I want to share a word of caution to my visitors to prevent them from wasting their time and money on the following book. I had never heard of this book until a week or so ago and because of the title and the beautiful cover of the book, I took the bait and purchased it on Ebay. This is, without a doubt, the poorest Elvis book of any description I have ever seen. It is only 26 pages of large print and 5 of those pages are about the author and how to contact or support his other works. There is NOTHING worth the time of reading about Elvis and it certainly does NOTHING to enlighten anyone about the truth of Elvis’ so-called “death“. It is not worth the paper it is printed on.
Below is the front cover…the back cover is blank.
Just flipping through the few pages of this pitiful book, I see VERY little that we have not all read and heard other places. It is also very obvious that this author is using a fake name. Were it not for the great photo on the front of the book, this would be only fit for a filler in a trash can.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021
I really enjoyed the below video featuring Elvis’ DEA STAFF jogging suit. As many of you know, I have a page on my original web site which is all about Elvis’ law enforcement interests and activities. I will post the link to that page below the video. I hope you will visit the page if you have not already done so in the past.
AGENT ELVIS PRESLEY’s DEA TRACKSUIT | Worn By King 6 Weeks Before Death | Drug Enforcement Agency 77
Oct 21, 2021
This is the ACTUAL government DEA sweatsuit which Elvis wore offstage in later years. The King was filmed wearing it on June 26, 1977 at Indianapolis Airport, USA. This was the last-ever official film ever taken of him. The jacket was on display at the O2 in London as part of the “Elvis On Tour” exhibit.
ELVIS – FEDERAL & OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT – AGENCIES – ACTIVE DUTY – PHOTOS – DOCUMENTATION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021
Below is a typed transcript of an article from the National Enquirer dated January 28, 1975…page 35. My best friend M J came across this issue which had been stored in her garage for many years and was in poor condition. Since the condition of the paper was not good enough to place in the mail, she typed this transcript to share with me via email. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it here to go along with my above material about Elvis’ law enforcement activities.
I am fully aware that we cannot always trust the tabloids but I do know that the facts in this article were true.
I send my best friend MJ a hug of thanks for her time in typing up the transcript of the article to share with me.
Cover “listing”:WOULD YOU BELIEVE ELVIS PRESLEY’S A REAL LIFE COP? page 35
NOW ELVIS PRESLEY’S a COP! as printed in National Enquirer, January 28, 1975…page 35
He’s Sworn In As A Deputy Sheriff
Elvis Presley a cop?
That’s right. The king of rock ‘n ‘roll is a gun totin’, badge-carrin’ sheriff’s deputy in Shelby County, Tenn., but he’s still an entertainer first.
“If Elvis ever decides to quit as a singer, he’d make an excellent law enforcement officer,” said Sheriff Roy Nixon, who handed Elvis a deputy sheriff badge after he passed a rigid firearms qualification test with flying colors.
Elvis needed a score of 70 out of a possible 100 to qualify on the firing range. Using his own .38 caliber revolver, he fired a 90 on one series of shots and a 95 on his second series, according to Bill King, the sheriff’s administrative assistant.
Before Elvis was sworn in as a special deputy last September 18, he was required to attend a 12-hour training session on firearms.
The training course included classes on the liability, use, safety procedure and actual firing of his weapon.
Elvis signed a Sheriff’s Department waiver to the effect that only in the case of extreme emergency would he exercise his legal authority to make an arrest.
Sheriff Nixon said that Elvis is permitted to carry a gun “and has the authority to make an arrest, although he’d call in the police first if he could”.
Elvis isn’t the only “name” deputy on Sheriff Nixon’s force in Memphis.
Singers Charlie Rich, Isaac Hayes and Al Green have also completed the firearms course to become special deputies.
“Elvis is very law enforcement minded and he has been a strong supporter of law enforcement for many years now–not only in Memphis but all over the country,” said Sheriff Nixon.
“Every time he’s in Washington, D.C., he visits our National Sheriff’s Office. He holds commissions from a number of police departments across the country, but they’re honorary ones”
“When he visits our department, he sometimes walks through the jail and talks to the prisoners. He likes to target shoot, too”.
Said one officer: “Elvis is probably a better shot than his bodyguards”.
–Allan A. Zullo
Below is a document which proves the above article is accurate:
Shown below is an official document which was issued by the sheriff of Shelby County in 1973. This document made Elvis a DEPUTY SHERIFF in Shelby County, Tennessee. This is further evidence that Elvis DID have legitimate and active status as an officer of the law….not just an honorary title.
I am always so very proud of Elvis and all the good he did before August 16, 1977.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2021
My very good friend Dennis F. Miller shared the below Graceland announcement about the Christmas Lighting Ceremony Weekend. I thank Dennis so very much.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021
My friend Beata sent me the following news announcement about which she is very excited as it is coming to her area. I want to share this on my site in case there are others in the area of this coming event who may be as happy as Beata to learn about it.
Beata also found the following second article about this great exhibit.
Announcing Elvis Presley: Direct from Graceland
Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery in collaboration with the Elvis Presley’s Graceland archives
19 March – 17 July 2022
Tickets on sale now at www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
An exclusive exhibition never before seen in Australia celebrating the extraordinary life and style of Elvis Presley.
With a wide range of costumes and ultra-cool outfits, vintage memorabilia, and treasured items of one of the most iconic public figures of the 20th century, the exhibition will highlight Elvis’ profound influence on music, design, art, and pop culture.
Featuring over 300 authentic artifacts owned by Elvis Presley, including Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding outfits, the bright red convertible 1960 MG from the movie Blue Hawaii, the repurposed ’68 Special costume he wore to meet President Nixon, the diamond-encrusted Maltese cross necklace designed by Linda Thompson, and a dazzling array of Vegas jumpsuits.
Hugs of thanks to Beata for sharing her good news with my web site.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021
Below is another very detailed article regarding the November Graceland Christmas Lighting Ceremony and the planned events for that weekend.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland Celebrates the Holiday Season
Activities include the Traditional Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Special Tours and Holiday Themed Concerts by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ultimate ETA Dean Z, Josh Turner, Michael W. Smith and The Beach Boys
Tickets on-sale now.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This holiday season at Graceland will be filled with more festive events than ever to celebrate one of Elvis’ favorite times of the year. Voted the #1 Best Historic Holiday Home Tour by USA Today’s 10Best Readers two years in a row (2019 & 2020), Christmas at Graceland celebrates the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s love of the season.
The festivities begin on November 18-20 during Graceland’s Holiday Lighting Weekend. The weekend kicks off with the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, which will feature internationally renowned songwriter and producer David Porter, along with students from the Stax Music Academy, “flipping the switch” to light Elvis’ iconic Graceland Mansion for the holiday season. In addition, the evening will include a holiday music performance by Stax Music Academy, an appearance by Santa Claus, and a concert featuring holiday music by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Big Band at the Soundstage at Graceland. On Friday, November 19 and 20, Graceland will host evening Christmas tours of Graceland Mansion featuring live tour guides sharing stories of spending Christmas with Elvis; and will round out the weekend with Dean Z’s Rockin’ Christmas Show on Saturday, November 20. Dean Z will perform, alongside his high energy 10-piece band and the beautiful Dynamite Singers, singing favorite holiday hits, the best rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, and swing Christmas classics.
On December 1-20, Graceland will be offering special afternoon Christmas Tours that will feature live tour guides sharing holiday stories throughout Graceland Mansion. In addition, new this year, are the first-ever special Christmas Ultimate VIP Holiday Experience tours nightly from December 1-20. The tours allow guests to explore Graceland decorated for the holidays after-hours, hear stories of what it was like to spend Christmas with the king at Graceland and tour the grounds to see the beautiful lights and up-close looks at the festive lawn decor that was part of Elvis’ annual decorating tradition. Each tour is limited to eight guests with an expert guide and will include a holiday photo ops both inside and outside Graceland Mansion. In addition, also available December 1-20, The Guest House at Graceland is offering a special package that includes two adult tickets for the Graceland Christmas Tour, access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, a tour of Elvis’ planes, a Graceland Christmas ornament and a set of three limited-edition, collectible Graceland Christmas CD greetings.
Graceland Live is also offering a full line-up of holiday shows at the Soundstage at Graceland during November and December, including Josh Turner’s Holiday and the Hits show, Michael W. Smith’s A Very Special Christmas and The Beach Boys Holiday Harmonies.
For those that can’t make it to Memphis for the holidays, they can join the festivities online with the Graceland Virtual Tour: Christmas Edition on December 20. Angie Marchese, Vice President of the Graceland Archives and Exhibits, will be leading a behind the ropes look at Graceland decorated for Elvis’ favorite holiday. Angie will share stories of how Elvis spent the holidays around the mansion and show the holiday décor he handpicked and left up all the way through his birthday on January 8. Virtual guests will also get a peek inside Elvis’ private jet, and then visit Elvis Presley’s Memphis, the world’s largest Elvis museum. Guests will be able to send questions and comments to Angie in real-time.
Graceland will be decorated for the holidays from November 18 through January 9, 2022. Visitors during this time will be able to enjoy Elvis’ holiday decorating traditions throughout the grounds of his home, Graceland Mansion. Outside, are the traditional lights including hundreds of blue Christmas lights lining the driveway, a life-size nativity scene, Elvis’ Santa and his sleigh lawn decorations, and more. The interior of Graceland is beautifully decorated with Christmas décor that includes his traditional red velvet drapes, Christmas trees throughout, and Presley family Christmas artifacts on display. The Guest House at Graceland will be beautifully decorated inside and out for the holidays as well.
For complete details about Christmas at Graceland and holiday events, visit Graceland.com/Christmas.
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive eight USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards including “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” “Best Musical Attraction,” “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee and one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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ELVIS PRESLEY was “completely different” in private, shares his former girlfriend Mindi Miller, in a new interview.
Now Elvis’ former girlfriend Mindi Miller, who dated The King from 1975-6 has shared just how different he was in private.
Speaking with Elvis Presley expert Billy Stallings Spa Guy, the 70-year-old said: “You only saw a small percentage of who he really was on stage.
“Because he was there to entertain you. And I remember there were many things he told me, many, many things.
“And one of the things he always said was, ‘We are all teachers and we are all students.’”
Mindi continued: “That was very important to him because of him teaching me about astral projection and dream therapy and life after death and the seven hierarchies, numerology, meditating together and all those things.
“I remember something that was very important that always stuck with me and that he always said to me that he likened his audience to when he would be in a church singing as a little boy, looking in the pews of the church of all the people.
“He likened that to being his church, especially when he sang his gospel songs.”
The King’s ex shared how Elvis really wanted his fans to know that part of him, but couldn’t go into it heavily because not everybody shared his spiritual beliefs.
Mindi added: “But they believed in Elvis Presley the entertainer.”
She remembered The King saying to her: “I want my fans to know who I am and what I stand for and what I believe in and why I believe this way.
“Y’know honey, I can only show a very small percentage of that to them on stage because the rest of the time it’s singing my songs, entertaining them, but they’ll never know who I am.’”
She said: “So yes, he was a completely different person privately, but there was a large part of him to a certain percentage that you could see who he was on stage.”
Mindi added: “You could get that glimmer of him, which his fans still have. But they don’t know three-quarters of who he is.”
At the end of the three-part interview, Elvis’ ex said she wanted to share his spiritual side as that to him was truly his essence and who he truly was.
According to his daughter Lisa Marie Presley, upstairs at Graceland in The King’s bedroom are piles of spiritual books and Bibles.
While the book he was reading as he died was A Scientific Search For The Face of Jesus by Frank Adams.
Elvis Presley Girlfriend Mindi Miller Memphis Mafia Part #3 of 3 #elvishistory
Oct 7, 2021 Spa Guy
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
Below is my own YouTube video of the song Lay Around and Love On You. I will share my description from my channel’s video. As you will see, I have always believed that the artist on this ORION song really is Elvis himself. I do NOT believe that it is Elvis on the song on the other side of this record.
I want to share that there is an original blue vinyl of this song available on ebay now for a reasonable price if any of my visitors are interested in owning this record which I consider to be a priceless treasure. I have owned my record from which I made my video for so many years and have always loved it.
I want to emphasize that I have never asked Jesse if it really is him on this record. However, Jesse did confirm to me once that SOME of the Orion songs really are by him.
ELVIS IS ALIVE Lay Around and Love On You ORION
This was one of my videos which was included in my original YouTube channel. It was lost during the reconstruction of my channel. This has always been one of my favorite songs which I believe to have been recorded by Elvis himself. This record was released in 1989 in conjunction with the Orion the singer collection. While listening to this song, please bear in mind that Elvis did confirm to me himself that SOME of the Orion songs were actually him singing. Enjoy!!! Please do visit my two websites to read the real truth as authorized by Elvis himself.
Below is the current eBay listing for this record:
https://www.ebay.com/ORION Lay Around and Love On You
Below is the seller’s description for this record:
Orion Real Name: James Hughes Bell Profile: James Hughes Bell (February 26, 1945 – December 12, 1998), stage name Orion (based on the character from the same-titled book by Gail Brewer-Giorgio), was an American singer. His voice was almost indistinguishable from Elvis Presley’s, a fact which he and his record company played upon, making some believe that some of his recordings were by Elvis, or even that Elvis had not died in 1977. Ellis appeared with many artists including Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tammy Wynette, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Gary Morris, the Oak Ridge Boys and Kiss. He also performed under the names Jimmy Ellis, Ellis James (2), Steven Silver and Mr. E. A film about his life – Orion: The Man Who Would Be King – was released in 2015.
I do hope everyone will enjoy hearing this song in my above video as much as I always have.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
Below is a very interesting announcement of a Gospel Music Festival being held at Graceland next week. My best friend M J shared the news of this event with me and I thank her so very much for doing so. I hope this will be helpful news to some of my visitors who may be fortunate enough to attend this gospel music festival.
Graceland Gospel Music Festival
Graceland—the historic home of “The King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis Presley—is set to host it’s first-ever Gospel music event. In a special partnership with Singing News and Sea Walker Media, the Graceland Gospel Music Festival will welcome fans from across the globe from November 3-5, 2021, in Memphis, TN on the Graceland property at the Soundstage.
For more details of the performers scheduled to appear, show times, etc. please visit the below link:
Below is this month’s news video from Emiel Maier:
Elvis Presley News Report 2021: November (R.I.P. Ronnie Tutt + Elvis & Pearl Harbour + Deep Fake (2)
Premiered Oct 29, 2021
#ElvisPresleyNewsReport @Emiel Maier