wish all CYBER CLUB members
a ROCKING NEW YEAR !!
The man who is killing Elvis' Music
around the world
very few people have ever heard of Gary Hovey but I hope every Elvis
fan in the world will now know about him. He is married to Priscilla
Presley's sister Michelle and is Lisa Marie's uncle. He would have
been Elvis' brother-in-law. For some unknown reason he was given the
job of handling Elvis' music. All I had previously heard about him is
apparently he was a used car salesman. But now he has destroyed
probably hundreds of Elvis Shows. Hovey has cost his niece, Lisa Marie
and other music copyright holders, $millions in lost revenue because
of his arrogance, stupidity and rejection of so many Elvis Events and
Shows. He is living proof 'Elvis is dead' because could you imagine
what Elvis would have done to him after stopping so many productions
bringing Elvis' music to his fans?
threatens, intimidates and harasses so many fan clubs, promoters and
impersonators that Elvis Show after Show has been cancelled. We are
not just talking about small Elvis fan club conventions, he has
stopped and seriously affected major productions. The greatest honour
for Elvis would have been knowing that his music was turned into a
ballet, "The King".
ballet's producer is Peter Schaufuss and he was knighted in Denmark. His
ballet is the greatest Elvis Presley Show I have ever seen but I have only
managed to see the entire production on video because of Hovey. Peter
had to cancel a production in Edinburgh and to rewrite the Sadler's Wells
ballet in London because Hovey refused him rights to use key Elvis songs
that were fundamental to the beautiful story portrayed in the ballet. Peter
went to Los Angeles to meet this megalomaniac, apparently offered him 15% of
the box office for song rights but was completely rejected. When asked
whether he could leave a video of the ballet Hovey told him not to bother.
Sadly, only a few thousand people have seen the original and complete ballet
in Denmark. The WORLD is denied seeing such a moving, dramatic and wonderful
theatrical and musical experience, all because of one stupid man, given such
an important job because he is brother-in-law of Priscilla Presley.
there is even worse news. Hovey has denied "Jailhouse Rock the
Musical" the right to use the theme song from the film and other Lieber
and Stoller hits. It seems Lieber and Stoller, such great songwriters, do
not have the balls to stand up to Hovey. Again, Lisa Marie will lose huge
income and the World will be a poorer place because the producers of the
Musical have to substitute other Elvis songs that have no relevance to rock
'n' roll. The Show will still be GREAT but the World will be denied seeing
"Jailhouse Rock" performed live on stage in "Jailhouse Rock
me great music is one of the wonderful attributes of humanity. Music and
particularly Elvis' music brings a joy to life, hope, enlightenment and
spiritual awareness. Just imagine what life would be without music. Try to
imagine what your life, dear reader, would be like without Elvis. To deny
brilliant producers, directors, choreographers, designers and singers the
right to use Elvis' Music is a "crime against humanity". All Elvis
wanted to do was to entertain, to make people forget about their problems
and be moved by his beautiful voice, a gift from God, to a greater happiness
and fulfillment in their lives. Hovey is destroying Elvis' music legacy and
is a disgrace. By banning Elvis' music he is denying the World a quality of
humanity which relieves stress and encourages feelings of goodwill,
tenderness, kindness and love. I just hope that Lisa Marie reads this
article and fires her uncle, Lieber and Stoller get some balls or the media
expose this arrogant twerp!
Definition of 'twerp': silly,
stupid or contemptible person.
*Definition of 'humanity' from
"Webster's English Dictionary": 1.
The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is
distinguished from other beings.
2. Mankind collectively; the human race. 3. The quality of being humane; the
kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a
disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress & to treat all
creatures with kindness and tenderness.
4. Mental cultivation; liberal education.
pleasure provided by music is a very important characteristic of humanity (my
words).This article has been written without informing the producers of
"Jailhouse Rock the Musical" and its purpose is to expose Hovey to
the Elvis World and international media so that hopefully he does not try to
ruin any more exciting Elvis Presley productions.
Now for something completely
different an "Elvis Sing- a- long". Just imagine going to see an
Elvis film and the whole audience is singing along with Elvis on the screen.
Giant screens show the words to all the songs and in a mass karaoke style
everyone is singing along. The idea has been tried for films like the
"Sound of Music" and now the show will feature Elvis.
What a great idea and so much
fun for Elvis fans, young and old. Fans are encouraged to dress Elvis style
or with 50's clothing and it is great entertainment for the whole family.
Sing-a-long-a Elvis is
coming your way, so look out for further details, soon !
IF I CAN DREAM ?
new book by Paul Graham, a blind Elvis fan
is looking for a publisher to help him fulfil his dream and publish his
book, a labour of love.
It has been kindly reported before in the Elvisly Yours Cyber Newsletter, that I have written a book called
"If I Can Dream?"
It is about a staunch Elvis Presley fan, and my life of once having sight, then thereafter. I wrote my book, as I wished to declare Elvis in a positive light. I am sick fed up of hearing all the negative stories and rubbish. The king is mostly my backbone for my book. With out
Elvis' influence over me, then I would not have written one. Elvis is and always will be the inspiration behind me. My book tries to say everything for me.
Elvis's voice is untouchable and his contribution to Rock Music is undoubtedly insurmountable.
I know I do not need to tell you fellow Elvis fans that.
Elvis was the best-looking guy I had ever seen and somebody I wanted to model myself on. He had the most beautiful head of jet black hair and best hairstyle a guy could ever have. Elvis also had a magnificent complexion. He had the face of a real man. It was no wonder then, like so many other guys,
before I wanted to look like the King. Elvis certainly got the girls.
I hope that people will buy and read my book and understand. Any advice and pointers in helping me find a publisher would be welcome.
Remember I am totally blind. So I am talking from memory of vision. I remember so many good pictures of Elvis that I saw it is unbelievable.
Elvis is still the best singer and performer ever.
BUY A SIGNED PHOTO OF JULIE PARRISH
and help raise
money for the Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre for Cancer Support.
THREE OF JULIE'S PHOTOS SOLD so far...
big thank you to Barbara Wawrczeck (£50.00), Hamburg and Aaron S.S.
Young(£120.00), Hong Kong for buying Julie's photos. Now we would like more
fans to buy the rest of Julie's photos and help an important cancer charity.
When Julie died, on October 1st 2003 and had
previously been so kind to
me by sending FORTY signed photographs in gratitude for a brief period of
time I helped her, I wanted to honour Julie's memory. I had already given ten of
her photos to the Elvis Express Club to raise money for the Chestnut Tree
House children's hospice and others were given as prizes in a special
competition or on display at the Elvisly Yours Shop. Except for a few,
including one made personal to me, the remainder will be auctioned through
our Elvisly Yours Cyber Club and web site. There are no more signed
photographs of Julie Parrish. Just a few she signed to fans she met in
Memphis or friends and some sold through her website or at a limited number
of Elvis Conventions. She did not even realise until quite recently that
Elvis fans would want her signed photos.
We are asking generous fans to bid at least £50.00
(about $90.00) per signed photograph and all proceeds will
go to the Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre. It is a unique charity that
supports cancer victims and their families by offering advice and counseling to all those in need and they have helped tens of thousands of
people over the years. Julie had ovarian cancer twice and I am sure would be
honoured to think her signed photographs are helping others who
have had to battle cancer. Perhaps you want something special as a gift for a family member or friend, we can even frame the photo for a small
additional cost of £5.00. We would like to aim for a target of £1,000.00
for the charity so Julie's family may be sent a special certificate from the
Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre. Each purchaser will receive a letter of
thanks and receipt from the charity. There are seven photos with Elvis from
the film in which she co-starred, "Paradise Hawaiian Style" and the
rest are from StarTrek, model photos of Julie, Beverley Hills 90210 and
other famous TV shows. Remember not only will
the photos be an investment but you will be helping a cancer charity. We do
hope that Elvis fans are generous and we are giving you the first option to
bid for the photographs and if any remain they will be auctioned on eBay.
We wrote in the last Newsletter
that Scotty Moore had a brain surgery and was taken
to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. His surgery was
for a brain embolism and went very well.
Scotty is now making a
miraculous recovery. He is home again and undergoing therapy which will help
him play guitar again. He hopes to make shows in the United Kingdom for
February and March 2004. Scotty loves the UK and is setting his sights on
rocking and rolling here next month. For all the latest news on Scotty Moore
check his website: www.scottymoore.net.
We are also please to announce
that Bill Burk is also recovering after his serious car accident. He is
still in a lot of pain but made his annual pilgrimage for Christmas to
Denmark with his wife Connie. He was also at his special annual Marlowe's
Party for Elvis' Birthday Celebrations in Memphis but he will have to cut
back on his workload until he is fully recovered. You can always bring a
smile back to Bill's face by buying one of his many books we sell on the
Elvisly Yours website Elvis Shop www.elvisly-yours.com.
ELVIS MOMENT IN TIME...
our last Cyber Newsletter we mentioned the plans for an "Elvis
Moment in Time" when Radio Stations all over the World will be
encouraged to simultaneously play on July 5th 2004 "That's All
Right". It is a great idea and would be a world first for any
artist. I wrote to the organizers in Memphis offering my help to
promote the idea to fans all over the world but they have not
bothered to reply. With or without them "Elvisly Yours"
has kick-started the campaign to persuade every radio station in
the world to simultaneously play 'That's All Right' on July 5th
2004. Pass on this Newsletter to all your Elvis
friends and start contacting radio stations around the world to put
them on notice to play "That's All Right" at the preset
time on July 5th 2004. Please let us know what feedback you get from your radio
stations and if you get any resistance just let us know and we will
encourage fans to bombard any negative radio stations with phone calls, emails and faxes to get
them to join in "That's All Right DAY". Let us know what
radio stations you have got to say "YES" !!
kick ass and get the organizers to start promoting "Elvis Day
2004" email :
them Sid sent you and they better start rocking & rolling !!!
The Elvis Express Independent Elvis Fan Club
now has its own radio station which can be picked up on the internet
and is recorded every Friday for one hour. Simply click on to www.elvis-express.com
and follow instructions or click on the banner :
you have problems accessing the show simply copy it from the website
at your convenience.
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last Newsletter we featured a column that was called "Going Down
Memory Lane". This was well received so we thought we would make
it a permanent feature of our Cyber Newsletter.
Elvisly Yours Statue was finally unveiled by Charlie Hodge at the
Baronnial Suite in the City of London on September 27th 1981. But most
fans do not know the traumas associated with making the life size
statue by Jon Douglas, the sculptor (now dead). Jon had his studio in
Cricklewood, London in several lock-up garages. A stray cat had got
into the studio and gave birth to four kittens which Jon named Elvis,
Aaron, Lisa and Priscilla. They were born by the base of the
original clay sculpture of Elvis.
paralysed in his hands and could not finish the statue so his sons,
fans and Elvisly Yours staff were up all night putting the eight
pieces of the statue together, before the unveiling ceremony.
Transporting it to the unveiling ceremony they had all crowded onto
the back of a truck with statue and instead of securing it, just sat
on it until there was an accident. A driver jumped the lights so the
truck had to do an emergency brake and the people in the back and the
statue just went flying. Some people were badly hurt but the only
damage to the statue was the microphone was rudely bent back. Eerily,
Elvis always had problems with his microphones for all concerts. There
were nearly 2,000 fans attending the two different unveiling shows. I
wonder how many fans still have the original programme from the
unveiling ceremony over 22 years ago.
a special brass plaque at the base of the life size bronze statue with
an historical inscription about the unveiling ceremony. Within a few
days some thief stole the plaque. If anyone knows who has that plaque
please let us know. There is only one plaque in the world. Also, from
the display at the Elvisly Yours Centre, someone stole the original
cast of the miniature of the statue and we discovered some time
later the thief was killed in a motor bike accident one week after
was offered for free to Museums, Civic Buildings and Art Galleries in
London but no one wanted it so we found a home at the Elvisly Yours
Centre in Shoreditch, London. It has appeared on TV hundreds of times,
on Top of the Pops and was even used by the Rolling Stones for their
video "Rewind". It has travelled all over the UK and to
Germany October 1st 1988 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Elvis
landing in Germany. Our statue now proudly sits in the Elvisly Yours
shop at 233 Baker Street, London and fans wanting to take a photo of
the statue make a donation of £1.00 or more for cancer to the
Lynda Jackson MacMillan Centre.
another Elvis thief, this time in Memphis, who stole the beautiful
Graceland in silk flowers by Jenny Palmer that was supposed to be put
on the grave January 1985 for Elvis' birthday. EPE shockingly did not
put our floral Graceland on the grave and instead it is part of
someone's collection, stolen property which we would like
BY MEMPHIS SUED BY EPE
probably the only person in the world to be honoured by the City of
Memphis and Shelby County for all I have done to promote Elvis Presley
yet sued by the Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
Morris, a close friend of Elvis and Mayor of Shelby County presented
me with keys to Shelby County in November 1983. It was, then, Sheriff
Bill Morris who organised that famous Memphis Mafia group photograph
when all the guys were presented with Sheriffs badges.
We have "SACK JACK" and
"HIT THE ROAD JACK" button badges just found in our
warehouse from 1985 and we are offering them for sale as 'collectors
price £3.95 set of 4
£1.00 p&p UK £1.50 other countries)
If you think you are the next best singer to Elvis or would like to
see Elvis tribute artists from around the world strutting their
stuff than go along to a major Elvis Tribute Contest:
"Walk A Mile in My Shoes"
30th Jan - 1st Feb 2004, Blackpool UK
includes a thesis by Sid Shaw, DisGraceland
and 21 more papers by experts in the Elvis World
Please inform us if you change your