MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A funeral home says Elvis Presley’s former personal doctor has died. Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis said in an obituary posted on its website that 88-year-old George C. Nichopoulos died Wednesday. Known as “Dr. Nick,” Nichopoulos was Presley’s doctor for 11 years before the singer’s death from heart disease on […]
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi (AP) — Hundreds of Elvis Presley vinyl singles and albums, a pink Cadillac and the antebellum mansion that became a quirky Elvis shrine will be auctioned this month. Everything that was “Graceland Too” and all of owner Paul MacLeod’s vehicles will be auctioned Jan. 31 at the mansion in Holly Springs, Attorney […]
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — An acetate recording of the ballad “My Happiness,” the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, has sold at auction for a total of $300,000. An undisclosed buyer placed the winning bid Thursday at Graceland, the museum and tourist attraction that was Presley’s former home. Bidding began at $50,000. Presley recorded it […]
For the 13th year in a row, Les Horne of Oxford, England, began Elvis Week in Tupelo at the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
“Every year we come, it has gotten a little better,” Horne said.
Hundreds of fans from around the world were in Tupelo on Saturday for the 36th Fan Appreciation Day at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Park, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
This year, for the first time, entertainment and food were in an amphitheater and theater opened on the grounds last August. An evening concert by an Elvis impersonator was moved to the Civic Auditorium because rain threatened.
The Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and got a surprise welcome from the King’s former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering.
The two women appeared on an elevated stage in front of the crowd Wednesday night, the eve of the Aug. 16 date when the rock and roll icon died at home in 1977 from a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Miss.