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Post  misery guts on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:15 am

Jay Leno's Garage: Cars and Music
The likeable talkshow host & car enthusiast met Sammy Hagar, Brad Paisley, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Kelly Rowland, talked about car songs like Little Red Corvette and Little Deuce Coupe, but most amusingly visited a mobile museum dedicated to Elvis Presley. In a bizarrely small space, for $10, visitors can see assorted memorabilia from Elvis' skillet, his TCB necklace, and some bottled water. Only in America...
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Post  misery guts on Wed May 03, 2017 8:12 am

Was watching Leo Sayer being interviewed this morning, plugging his imminent UK tour, and among other news, he told of having spoken to Elvis Presley the night before he died. Supposedly, Elvis raved about "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and invited him over to come and make music.
But next morning, he was dead Shocked
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Post  misery guts on Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:04 am

There have been many shows & some repeats to mark the 40th anniversary of the great man's death.

Joanna Lumley - Elvis and Me
This 2015 show was in some ways a glorified plug for that album which featured his vocals added to an orchestral production. Jo met Priscilla Presley and was shown around Graceland. Jo also met some of his friends from Tupelo, the DJ George Klein, an early girlfriend in Dixie Locke, the clothes shop owner Hal Lansky whose father helped provide his clothes, and so on. It did make a change to see and understand his Tupelo upbringing in rough parts of town, and then the blues influence in Memphis, where he made his own recordings at first. Jo's conclusion was that the death of his mother around the time of his time as a GI had a detrimental effect (understandably) as he was close to his mother, and the dubious Colonel Tom provided a dominating fatherly guide.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:11 am

The World's Most Photographed - Elvis Presley
Part of a 2005 series, this half-hour considered those who took pictures of the raw untrained Elvis, before Colonel Tom started clamping down the rough edges of his image and put him in crap movies. It did point up that his mother died 19 years and 2 days before her son.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:11 am

The Seven Ages of Elvis
A quirky new effort which looked at his career in 7 stages: Elvis the Child, Elvis the Pelvis, Elvis the Soldier, Hollywood Elvis, '68 Comeback Elvis, Vegas Elvis and Dead Elvis. Many of the familiar faces like Mike Stoller and DJ Fontana were present and correct, and looking pretty ill in some cases. What struck me was that having escaped from his movie slough of despond with the 68 comeback, he was then trapped on a live treadmill instead, accelerating his decline. Such a sad waste.
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