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December 19, 2006

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1) Famous Elvis Quotes
2) About Elvis Presley & other Legends
3) Elvis Fan's Survey Responses
4) Favourite Elvis song lyrics
5) Party Planning tips
6) Sponsored Resources
7) Elvis Trivia
8) Editor’s Notes & Fun stuff
9) ELVIS VIDEOS! See and Listen to his songs & see his life story on our site — nearly 50 videos f'r'e'e' here!

1) Elvis Presley Quotes:

"I ain't no saint, but I've tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God...I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world."
-Elvis commenting to a reporter, 1950's.

"There have been many accolades uttered about Elvis' talent and performances through the years, all of which I agree with wholeheartedly. I shall miss him dearly as a friend. He was a warm, considerate and generous man."
Frank Sinatra,

"Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable. More than twenty years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of this country."
President Jimmy Carter,
1977. His official statement following Elvis' death.

Lisa Marie Quotes

∙ I had no interest in hanging out with other celebrity kids, and I was certainly no cheerleader, so I started mixing with outsiders. I was very into all kinds of experimentation.

∙ I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that. Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.

∙ I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.

2) Elvis Presley & other Legends

"Elvis on my Mind"

The more I study the life of Elvis Presley for my website research, the more I learn about what an amazing and generous man he was. This article is just one example of his charitable Christmas spirit.

It was Christmas time, and in the local paper there was a short article about an old woman in North Memphis, it was near the area where Elvis lived while he was growing up.

The man and woman were old, black and very poor. They lived in a two-room house with only a tattered curtain dividing the rooms, in the poorest part of Memphis. The old woman had been confined to a wheelchair all her life. She had no legs and her old wheelchair had become worse from age, she wasn’t able to use it anymore and left her unable to move around her home.

The story was written by a charitable woman who knew of the old lady’s circumstances and decided to do what she could, and try to raise enough money to buy the old lady a new wheelchair. When Elvis read the article he turned to Marty Lacker and said, "Moon, take care of it for me. Get her a new chair."

Marty made a call to the phone number which was with the article, and asked the woman who answered the call, if she was still looking for a wheelchair for the crippled woman?

She said, "We are taking donations and will very much appreciate anything you can do." Marty then asked how much had already been raised; so far the donations received totaled a little over eighty dollars. Marty explained to the lady, he is acting on behalf of someone who would like to remain anonymous but would like to buy the old woman a new wheelchair.

The lady on the phone said, "Oh, you want to donate some money." Marty replied, "No, we want to buy a new chair for her. You take the money that has been raised and give to her. We’ll get the wheelchair. "The lady seemed to be unsure about the caller, until Marty asked for the old woman’s address and reassuring her that they would get the old woman her chair, she then seemed satisfied this call was genuine.

She said to Marty, "You are very kind," then she offered to pick up the wheelchair and send the bill on to them, he said, no, ma’am. "We will pick the chair up and personally deliver it, there is somebody who wants to do this for the old lady."

"God will surely bless you and your friend." She replied.

After getting the elderly woman’s address Marty made another call to a hospital supply company in Memphis, where Marty and one of the other guys found a really nice electric, automatic wheelchair and bought it, put it in the trunk of the car and went back to Graceland to show Elvis the chair before they delivered it to the old woman.

When they got to Graceland, Elvis and Priscilla were dressed to go out. Marty asked Elvis if he wanted to see the wheelchair before taking to the woman, Elvis answered "Priscilla and I are both going with you."

Elvis, Priscilla and Marty got into one car and two of the guys followed in a second car, using the second car was normal procedure for security, or in case anything happened to the car Elvis was traveling in. They drove to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Memphis. It was the pits, and they all wondered how people were living like that and yet, most of the guys had begun their lives in little better conditions.

Marty went to the door making sure they were at the right address; an old man let him in. It was a shock to see what these people lived in, he noticed the newspapers, which were there to try and stop the wind from coming in the windows, there was an old wood stove in the middle of the floor.

It was the poorest place Marty had ever seen, and the shocking fact was this place was in the city. It was a run down shack, not a house.

Marty explained to the old man three or four times why he was in the neighborhood, even then it’s not certain the old man understood. Then Marty saw the old woman sitting on a wooden chair in the other room, he then told the man he would be right back.

While outside, he told Elvis the old lady was in the house and got the other guys to put the wheelchair together. Elvis carried the chair into the house, with Priscilla, Marty and the others following.

Tears welled in everyone’s eyes at the sight of these dear old people during such poverty. Elvis went to the lady and said, "Hello, I came to give you this chair as a gift for Christmas".

The dear old woman didn’t understand why this white man was in her home to giving her a new wheelchair. She kept looking at the chair and Elvis while he explained and showed her how it should be operated.

Suddenly she seemed to understand this wheelchair is truly a gift to her, then she tried her hardest to get off the wooden chair to her new chair wheelchair, but she struggled and was unable to do so. Elvis then gently picked her up and carefully placed her in her new chair.

As her tears began flowing from her old eyes she cried, "Praise God! God bless you!" The moment was filled with genuine emotions, with Elvis on one side and Priscilla on the other, sharing this "happy sadness" moment with the old lady.

Even the tough members of the Memphis Mafia couldn’t control the powerful emotions floating in the room; each of the guys came forward and put their arms around the old lady and clasped the old man’s weak hand.

The general feeling that surfaced from this special visit was the love felt for the elderly couple, Priscilla and all that were present, but most of all they truly loved Elvis and the sincerity with which he gave his true gift, himself.

Before leaving the couple, Elvis turned to Marty and said, "Look at the way they’re living," each person involved in the experience felt thankful for what they had. Elvis then asked Marty to give him a couple of hundred dollars; Elvis then placed two one-hundred-dollar notes in the old woman’s hand wishing her a Merry Christmas.

Elvis gently kissed her, then turned and walked out..

3) This month’s top Fan Survey Responses:

First Name: amy
Country: United Kingdom

1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?
: i grew up with the songs as a child

2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?
: his charm and hes gorgeous and his voice and his songs (everything about him LOL)

3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?
: will you marry me lol

4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?
: young and beautiful, just pretend, a mess of blues, viva las vegas basically all of them they are all my favorites

5. WHY is it your favourite?
: because he sings them with so much passion he gives it his all

6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?
: gladys presley and lisa marie

7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died?
: i wasnt alive im only 15

8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year, even long after his death?
: because hes the king his music will never die

9. Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
: Yes, Music, Movies, Posters, Books, Ceramics, Figurines, Personal items, Souveneir items, other

11. How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?
: Excellent

12. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for Elvis's fans?
: more family photos of elvis and priscilla presley and lisa marie presley

Hi Amy,
Wow a young fan! How wonderful, it’s always good to hear from the younger fans. Elvis had so many sincere deep and meaningful songs it’s so hard to pick just any one favorite, I agree all his songs are great. Thank you Amy for taking part in our survey.

First Name: Sam Phillips
Country: United States

1. How and when did you first hear about Elvis Presley?:
my dad is a huge fan. i have known who elvis is as long as i have known my daddy. which is all my life.

2. What was it that got you hooked on Elvis?:
the way he moves and sings his rock n roll.

3. If Elvis were alive, what would you like to say to him or ask him?:
what inspired you to begin singing.

4. WHICH is your favourite Elvis Presley song or movie?:
Jail house rock jail house rock

5. WHY is it your favourite?
: i like how he really gets into it.

6. Who do you think Elvis loved most in his life, his greatest love?:
his mother

7. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard that Elvis had died?:
i asked my dad to take me to a concert and he told me Elvis was dead. i was real disappointed.

8. Why do you think Elvis still attracts new fans every year, even long after his death?:
because their parents enjoy The King with their children. Elvis was a classic and has timeless appeal.

9. Do you collect Elvis music or memorabilia?
Yes, Music, Posters, Books, Figurines, Souveneir items, other

11. How would you rate our Elvis Presley Biography site?

12. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve this site for Elvis's fans?:

Hi Sam,

Elvis was an amazing person with huge talent, and as a fan i am still to day disappointed for never getting the chance to see him in concert. Thank you for being involved in our survey.

Visit out site to get the other new articles & fan surveys posted this month.

4) Favourite Elvis song Lyrics for
Blue Christmas

This new feature of our ezine is for karaoke superstars & the fans that just like to sing-along with the King.

(words & music by billy hayes — jay johnson)

Ill have a blue Christmas without you
Ill be so blue just thinking about you
Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Wont be the same dear, if you’re not here with me

And when those blue snowflakes start falling
That’s when those blue memories start calling
You’ll be doin all right, with your Christmas of white
But Ill have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas

(instrumental break)

You’ll be doin all right, with your Christmas of white,
But Ill have a blue, blue Christmas

5) Party Planner tips:
"Quick and Easy Christmas Planning Tips"

This new feature of our ezine is a bonus home entertaining guide for all you party animals.

It's best to plan a Christmas party a few weeks ahead of time.

Don't leave it to the last minute, like your Christmas shopping, because chances are that you will not be able to pull off the spectacular Christmas party that you've been planning for if you do this.

A great party takes a lot of effort and organization. Now to make this task easier, here are some tips:

1. You have to decide first what type of Christmas party you want to have, and where you want to throw it. If you decide to hold it at a venue, you have to make reservations ahead of time.

2. If you're going to have your Christmas party at home, go crazy with the decorations! Christmas trees are a must. Nothing reminds you of Christmas better than a Christmas tree.

This will be the centerpiece of your party. This will set a festive mood, and get everyone into the holiday spirit. 3. Make a guest list. You don't want to spread the word out on your party just via word of mouth. Your party will fall into utter chaos, especially if some unwanted guests suddenly come streaming into your house.

Also, organizing a guest list will help you estimate how much food you need to prepare. This is especially helpful if you are thinking of hiring a caterer.

4. Once you've made a guest list, start sending out those invitations. Send them out early, so your guests will have time to juggle their busy schedules.

5. Don't forget your entertainment. If you're just planning to throw a casual party for your friends, then you can just do some karaoke.

For those who are thinking of throwing a more formal party, you might want to hire the services of a DJ, just to keep the excitement going all throughout the party.

6. Buy tons and tons of food! There's a reason why people pack in the pounds during the holiday. During this time, people like to eat. They treat themselves and leave the dieting for the New Year.

If you feel that your cooking is not up to this task, it would be best to avail the help of a catering service. This way, you don't have to do all the hard work!

This also leaves you more time to take care of those last minute preparations.

7. Finally, when throwing a party always remember to have a blast!

With these simple tips your Christmas party will become a successand oh yes, don't forget to hang some mistletoe!

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7) Elvis Presley Trivia:

* He was offered the lead role of Tony in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical ''West Side Story'' but his manager turned it down as non-commercial despite Elvis' arguments it would legitimize his acting career. The film won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

* Elvis's parents made cameos in his film ''Loving You''

* The 1960 Broadway musical ''Bye Bye Birdie'' is a supposed satire about the effects of the compulsory U.S. military draft on a famous singer similar to Presley.*

8) Editor’s Notes & Fun Stuff:

Some humour to put a smile on your face!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1920's 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's  —

First, we survived being born to Mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

They didn't need birthing classes or birthing videos to do what comes naturally.

No need for back rubs, a partner to breathe with them, or the need to put the blessed event on a home movie for all and sundry to see..

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints, with bars you could get your head stuck in.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because................ WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We respected the authority of adults, parents, aunties, uncles, teachers, police officers and the like.

We had to attend school every day and like it. We worked our arses off because we knew the consequences of a poor report card. The Teacher was always right, and your parents sided with them.

When we misbehaved, were rude, spiteful, or didn't follow the rules, we were caned, detained, and reprimanded. We didn't go home and tell our parents what happened because we knew we'd get walloped again.

We had three meals a day and we ate what was put in front of us. No choices. You ate what you were given and you ate it all....."There were children starving around the world."

We had an extended family watching out for us..........aunties, neighbours, and your friends mothers. If you were caught doing something you shouldn't be doing, you got a slap up the side of the head from some one.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

If you were lucky enough to get pocket had to earn it.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

Dirty knees and fingernails showed we knew how to play, explore and have FUN.........a few bruises and scabs proved we were tough.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how strong and independent their parents were.

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