Calling all TV and Radio Documentary makers. 2016 will be a historic year concerning Elvis Presley. It will be the 60th Anniversary of his first million selling single, Heartbreak Hotel, His first film, Love Me Tender, and his famous and triumphal return to his birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi in 1956..
http://www.greensboro.com/life/it-s-now-or-never-my-brief-career-as-an/article_50c8de8a-dfd8-58ec-af2a-230229f3997f.html An excellent new article on the Elvis statues story on the link above.
The Herald newspaper Ireland. Reporter Alan O' Keeffe.
.In my Blue Suede Jacket at the unveiling of sculptor Michiel Vander Sommen's beautiful sculptures of Elvis Presley. In Tupelo Mississippi overlooking Elvis's birthplace and the Elvis at 13 statue of 2002, There were hundreds of fans and politicians etc there to see them.
Dick Guytom of Tupelo Mississippi with clay image of Elvis at 11 by gifted sculptor Michiel Van der Sommen. Bronze versions of this and a much larger statue of Elvis Presley will be unveiled in Tupelo MS on the 8th of August 2015. There will also be very important developments at Graceland in Memphis.
I may try and be there. Media interest here in Ireland and elsewhere would be welcomed. Tel 353 01 8403685.
Update July 26th 2015.
Hello old p.ie friends. :-) Life is good.
Flowers from our garden here in Mooretown Swords County Dublin are being transplanted wherever possible around the adjacent locality including 100 metres along a busy main road where they are admired by passers by and an example to hundreds of school children what can be done when there's a will.