Elvis Collector Worldwide Fan Club officially recognized by EPE/Graceland October 2015


We are so pleased to announce that Elvis Collector Worldwide Fan Club, our affiliated international fan club, has been officially recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprise/Graceland as an “official Elvis Presley Fan Club”!

This honor allow us to (including but not limited to); hold fan club events, meetings, or other functions not only in our area but around the world.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland formally acknowledged our fan club with the hopes that we are able to spread the life, legacy, and music of Elvis Presley and the positive effects he has had on each individual. We will make these hopes an everyday reality as we have for (approximately) six decades now.

THANK YOU to Elvis Presley Enterprises and to Graceland.

Jeff Schrembs

Jeff Schrembs shares 10 of his favorite Elvis Presley songs


Being limited (self implemented) to choosing only (10) ten favorite Elvis Presley songs is subject to; moods, memories, and mentality.

In no specific order they are:

 

Portrait of my love

How the web was woven

You’re so square…baby I don’t care

Always on my mind

500 miles

Suspicious minds

I was the one (rehearsal version circa 1970)

Earth angel (YES Elvis sang this song)

Peace in the valley

If everyday was like Christmas

 

By the way if you haven’t heard some of these songs please visit my YouTube page and…enjoy.  The direct link is: https://www.youtube.com/user/JeffSchrembs

 

Alanna Nash talks about newly found teenage Elvis photograph


Disclaimer:  I am a diehard Alanna Nash fan based upon (including but not limited to); her talents as an author, her consistently excellent works, her insightful revelations, her (truly) being “one of a kind”, her exceptional books about Elvis Presley (and others which I encourage everyone to obtain for they are, individually and collectively, treasures) , and her sharing her passions. I am blessed to count her as a dear friend and I cherish our relationship not only about Elvis but other aspects as well.

With that said here is the direct link to the Vanity Fair article: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/01/elvis-teen-photo-tupelo

And here is the direct link to comments by Alanna Nash: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/mystery-photo-teenage-elvis-presley-670001

And here is the Amazon link for the works of Alanna Nash: http://www.amazon.com/Alanna-Nash/e/B000ARBFRA

Note: There is NO doubt that this is Elvis as a teenager. I have my own thoughts about this photograph which I, as I do 99.9% of the time, but I am appreciative of the article and the comments by Alanna Nash

 

Elvis Presley had autoimmune disease? (by Jeff Schrembs)


Having researched, read, collected, etc. voluminous documents pertaining to Elvis Presley here is a summary of the injuries, and/or illnesses, that Elvis Presley had.

 

Per the medical findings of Doctor Forest Tennant, MD PhD he surmises the following:

Autopsy Summary 20

A retrospective analysis of Elvis had an autoimmune disease. 

Specifically Elvis had hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction. This condition causes brain tissue to be jarred loose, and leak into the general circulation through the blood-brain barrier. Brain tissue is not supposed to enter the blood circulation because it is toxic or antigenic to the rest of the body. If this truly occurs, and this doctor believes it does {after examining Elvis’ medical records and speaking to multiple sources including Elvis’ treating Physicians, it acts like an infectious agent or vaccine in that it causes antibodies to form. These antibodies then become “auto” and start attacking normal tissue. It’s even possible these abnormal antibodies attack and further damage the brain.

Autoantibodies attack in a random fashion. One day they attack the joints and the next the eye, heart, or liver. Presley clearly suffered multi-organ attacks based on his clinical history, and they varied over time in typical autoimmune fashion.

One of the problems with autoimmunity is that it produces inflammation and lowers one’s resistance to infections. Inflammation of the arteries in the heart (coronary) and brain (cerebral) are now known to be an end result of inflammation. Presley had hypertension and arteriosclerosis independent of his autoimmune disease, but his autoimmune disorder undoubtedly accelerated the inflammatory process. It is noteworthy that Elvis could not do his usual gyrations on stage in the last couple years of his life as a result of rigidity and spasticity. At times, he even had to use a cane to walk. Pain develops in joints and muscles with TBI.21 It is likely that some of Presley’s random-appearing drug use was an attempt to treat himself.

Having been diagnosed with my own autoimmune disease (i.e. Primary Immune Deficiency Disease) there is no doubt that the symptoms are consistent with those, whole and/or in part, that Elvis suffered from.

Yet another interesting piece of the “Elvis Presley puzzle”.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

http://www.ElvisCollector.info

www.ElvisCollectorWorldwide.freeforums.org

 

Elvis Presley tops list of digitally streamed artists


Even in the world of digitally streaming music, Elvis Presley is still the King.

According to SoundExchange, a performance rights organization that collects royalties from more than 2,000 digital music services, Presley ranks as the most frequently streamed artist of the past decade, followed by Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.

Contemporary R&B and hip-hop acts are well represented on the SoundExchange list, with Rihanna ranking No. 4, Drake No. 5, Usher No. 6 and Lil Wayne No. 7. But the list clearly favors classic rock acts, with The Beatles coming in at No. 8 and the Grateful Dead at No. 10. Country-pop queen Taylor Swift completes the list, ranking ninth.

“I find it interesting you’ve got Elvis Presley, you’ve got The Beatles,” says Marie Knowles, SoundExchange’s vice president of communication. “They’re among the most listened to on this new platform. These are iconic rock acts, and they’ve got staying power.”

Satellite radio appears to have a particularly heavy influence on the SoundExchange rankings. The top three acts – Presley, Springsteen and Pearl Jam â?? all have dedicated channels on Sirius XM, as does the Grateful Dead.

SoundExchange, founded in 2003, collects royalty payments for artists and rights holders from the digital music services, which include satellite radio and streaming television services like Music Choice. Internet radio stations such as Pandora and iHeartRadio, as well as Internet music sites like Last.fm, comprise the majority of the services the organization licenses. The organization’s payments are calculated based on how many times the organization receives reports that a user actually listened to a particular track.

SoundExchange does not license on-demand services like YouTube and Spotify, where listeners choose to play specific tracks.

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