2020 – Lisa Marie Presley has paid tribute to her son Benjamin Keough on what would have been his 28th birthday, revealing the pain of his death is “suffocating”. Benjamin took his life in July, and his mum marked his birthday with a heartfelt Instagram post on Wednesday. “My beautiful beautiful angel, I worshipped (sic) […]
2016 – Joe Esposito, a close friend and aide of Elvis Presley died at the age of 78. Esposito was Presley’s professional assistant and a member of his inner circle, known as the “Memphis Mafia”. He was one of two best men at the star’s wedding to Priscilla in 1967 and a pallbearer at his […]
2015 – Elvis Presley: A pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his famous ’68 Comeback TV Special performance were bought by a UK collector for £29,500, ($44,500). Elvis had worn the size-11 Verde boots while singing ‘If I Can Dream’, two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the lyrics included […]
2015 – A second postage stamp was issued in the US bearing the image of Elvis Presley (the first was introduced in 1993). This one featured a black and white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and was part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013.
2013 – Elvis Presley and The Beatles top the list of most-forged celebrity signatures on This Day in Rock Music History!
2013 – Elvis Presley and The Beatles top the list of most-forged celebrity signatures on This Day in Rock Music History! An Unprecedented less than half of their autographs for sale are certified as genuine at memorabilia authenticators PSA/DNA. Others on the list are, President John F. Kennedy, Astronaut Neil Armstrong and late pop star […]
2011 – Two years since Michael jackson Passed and he tops earnings for Dead Rock Stars on This Day in Rock Music History.
2011 – Two years since Michael jackson Passed and he tops earnings for Dead Rock Stars on This Day in Rock Music History. Elvis is up on the list as well. John Lennon was No. 5 with $12 mill. Ah… that Magical Mystery Tour. It’s been two years since Michael Jackson passed away at the […]
2011 – Alleging that Elvis Presley “was unjustly exploited during his lifetime by his record company
2011 – Alleging that Elvis Presley “was unjustly exploited during his lifetime by his record company,” his estate announced a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Arista Music, formerly RCA Records, demanding proper payment over new media income such as ringtones, downloads and entertainment apps.
2011 – lyricist Jerry Leiber dies at age 78 on This Day in Rock! He Co-wrote hits like “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and was a key player in the birth or Rock ‘n’ Roll. Composing over 200 tunes covered by Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, BB King, The drifters […]
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2009 – Elvis Presley: A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley’s head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction in Chicago, America. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000 (£32,000), a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 […]
2008 – Drummer Buddy Harman died of congestive heart failure, aged 79. Worked with Elvis Presley (‘Little Sister’), Patsy Cline (‘Crazy’), Roy Orbison (‘Pretty Woman’), Johnny Cash (‘Ring Of Fire’), Tammy Wynette (‘Stand By Your Man’). Was the first house drummer for The Grand Ole Opry. He can be heard on over 18,000 recordings.
2008 – Elvis’ Peakcock Jumpsuit sells for $300k on This Day in Rock Music history! The suit sold at auction, making it the top selling Elvis memorabilia ever sold at auction. It was a white suit with Vneck and high collar with a gold and blue peacock design.