Presley's Desert Home Sold

ELVIS PRESLEY's Palm Springs hideaway has been sold for $1.75 million (GBP972,000).

The five-bedroom desert mansion, which The King bought for $85,000 (GBP41,670) in 1970, has been declared a historic landmark by the local city council.

The mansion, which lies in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, was built in 1946. Presley owned the home until his death in 1977.

22/03/2004 09:31

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Elvis' Piano, Pool Table And Soda Fountain Up For Auction 4164302 News

Elvis Presley's grand piano, pool table and soda fountain from his Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles is set to hit the auction block next month (May14) as actress Debbie Reynolds continues to sell off her memorabilia collection.

The three Elvis items have just been added to the upcoming Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds Auction, which is set for 17 and 18 May (14) at the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, California.

Presley's Baldwin piano is expected to be one of the sale's highlights, and should fetch up to $15,000 (£9,375), according to the experts. His vintage carved wood pool table has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 (£3,750) to $8,000 (£5,000), and bidding on the Anderson & Wagner, Inc. soda fountain will begin at $2,000 (£1,250).

The sale will also feature Charlie Chaplin's signature bowler hat, a The Rat Pack tuxedo ensemble, featuring stage outfits worn by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara bonnet from Gone With the Wind, and Grace Kelly's safari outfit from the 1953 movie Mogambo.

Elvis Presley's grand piano, pool table and soda fountain from his Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles is set to hit the auction block next month (May14) as actress Debbie Reynolds continues to sell off her memorabilia collection.

The three Elvis items have just been added to the upcoming Profiles in History Debbie Reynolds Auction, which is set for 17 and 18 May (14) at the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, California.

Presley's Baldwin piano is expected to be one of the sale's highlights, and should fetch up to $15,000 (£9,375), according to the experts. His vintage carved wood pool table has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 (£3,750) to $8,000 (£5,000), and bidding on the Anderson & Wagner, Inc. soda fountain will begin at $2,000 (£1,250).

The sale will also feature Charlie Chaplin's signature bowler hat, a The Rat Pack tuxedo ensemble, featuring stage outfits worn by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, Vivien Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara bonnet from Gone With the Wind, and Grace Kelly's safari outfit from the 1953 movie Mogambo.

23rd April 2014 4061418
Elvis' Beverly Hills Mansion Back On The Market 4115377 News

Elvis Presley's former Beverly Hills home is back on the market a year after restaurateur and hotelier Peter Morton purchased the estate for $9.8 million (£6.1 million).

The Rex Lotery-designed mansion became home to Presley and his wife Priscilla shortly after they wed in 1967 after The King paid $400,000 (£250,000) for the Trousdale Estate residence.

Morton has renovated the sprawling pad and posted it as a rental property at the beginning of 2014.

Now, the place is back on the market for over $14 million (£8.75 million), according to RealEstalker.com.

Elvis Presley's former Beverly Hills home is back on the market a year after restaurateur and hotelier Peter Morton purchased the estate for $9.8 million (£6.1 million).

The Rex Lotery-designed mansion became home to Presley and his wife Priscilla shortly after they wed in 1967 after The King paid $400,000 (£250,000) for the Trousdale Estate residence.

Morton has renovated the sprawling pad and posted it as a rental property at the beginning of 2014.

Now, the place is back on the market for over $14 million (£8.75 million), according to RealEstalker.com.

18th March 2014 4061418
Pharrell's Big Grammys Hat On eBay: Other Celeb Memorabilia Auctioned Off 4080340 News

Pharrell Williams is auctioning off the headline-grabbing Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat that he wore to the recent Grammy awards. As soon as the singer stepped out on to the red carpet wearing the oversized, brown, brimmed headwear, his image pinged across the world and its own Twitter account was quickly created ( "chillin on @pharrell's head" don'tcha know).

Pharrell Williams
This Hat Right Here.

Capitalising on his hat's seemingly instant iconic status, Pharrell has decided to raise some serious cash for charity by putting the ostentatious accessory on eBay. With 9 days and 7 hours left on the auction, bidding currently stands at $10,500 (£6,300) and the winning bidder will not only receive the hat and a certificate of authenticity but also that warm glow of charitability too.

Pharrell Williams Grammys Hat
Pharrell Is Auctioning His Vivienne Westwood Hat For Charity.

"I'm giving up the Buffalo hat I wore to the GRAMMYs to help underserved kids get the educational tools they need," Pharrell explained in a statement, via The Guardian. "Our organization, From One Hand to Another, is committed to bringing kids experiences that ignite their passions, challenge their minds and prepare them for success."

Next Page: other notable celebrity memorabilia auctions.

Pharrell's famous hat will soon join the weird and wonderful list of other random celebrity memorabilia that has been sold on. Last August, a blue jacket that had belonged to the late Beatle John Lennon was sold for £7,000 at a Derbyshire auction.

John Lennon
There Has Been A Few John Lennon Items Auctioned Off Lately.

The Beatles sale was certainly an exciting item to surface but it is definitely not the most unusual Lennon item to be sold at auction. The coat's sale coincided with a slightly creepier buy that went to a Canadian dentist, Michael Zuk, who paid £20,000 for Lennon's rotten tooth with the intention of extracting the DNA to try to create a Lennon clone. We'll report back on that if anything ever comes of it...

In 2006, a radio station got hold of a piece of Justin Timberlake's half-eaten French toast and sold it to a besotted 19 year-old 'N Sync fan for $3,000; the proceeds of which went to Timberlake's charity.

Elvis Presley
A Piece Of Elvis' Hair Fetched $15K At Auction.

Hair also seems to be a trendy celebrity sell at auction with a chunk of Elvis Presley's barnet auctioned off for $15,000 in 2009, a clump of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger's famous 'do sold for £4,000 this July, and strands of Michael Jackson's burnt hair were bought by a gambling website for $11,000 with plans to turn the scraps into a roulette wheel in 2011.

Mick Jagger
Someone Bought A Lock Of Mick Jagger's Hair For £4,000 Last Year.

Next Page: More weird and wonderful celebrity auctions.

Ever wanted a tissue with your celeb idol's snot on it? Well that's exactly what one avid Scarlett Johansson fan got when they paid $2,000 for her snotty hanky after she appeared on a late night talk show with a cold, reports Xfinity.

Scarlett Johansson
Someone Apparently Auctioned A Tissue Scarlett Johansson Had Used.

Worship the air a celebrity breathes? Well Brad Pitt and Angelina's exhaled breath was bottled and sold for over $500 after comedy writer Joe Wilson managed to get the Mr and Mrs Smith pair to breathe into a jar.

Katy Perry
A Special Meeting With Katy Perry Cost One Fan $66K.

2013 was a big year for celebrity charity auctions, including someone forking out $66,000 to meet pop star Katy Perry before one of her concerts, $75,000 to sit for a coffee with Journey lead singer Steve Perry, $150,000 for a tennis lesson with Rafael Nadal, $45,000 for a walk-in role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, and $35,000 for a private dinner with Bill Clinton, Eddie Vedder, and Ben Affleck with proceeds for the latter benefitting The Clinton Foundation and the Eastern Congo Initiative, according to Charitybuzz, via Business Insider.

Seemingly, there's nothing a wealthy and avid fan won't be prepared to shell out thousands for. And who can complain when they get a piece of their hero's time or discarded junk AND get to benefit charity?

Pharrell Williams is auctioning off the headline-grabbing Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat that he wore to the recent Grammy awards. As soon as the singer stepped out on to the red carpet wearing the oversized, brown, brimmed headwear, his image pinged across the world and its own Twitter account was quickly created ( "chillin on @pharrell's head" don'tcha know).

Pharrell Williams
This Hat Right Here.

Capitalising on his hat's seemingly instant iconic status, Pharrell has decided to raise some serious cash for charity by putting the ostentatious accessory on eBay. With 9 days and 7 hours left on the auction, bidding currently stands at $10,500 (£6,300) and the winning bidder will not only receive the hat and a certificate of authenticity but also that warm glow of charitability too.

Pharrell Williams Grammys Hat
Pharrell Is Auctioning His Vivienne Westwood Hat For Charity.

"I'm giving up the Buffalo hat I wore to the GRAMMYs to help underserved kids get the educational tools they need," Pharrell explained in a statement, via The Guardian. "Our organization, From One Hand to Another, is committed to bringing kids experiences that ignite their passions, challenge their minds and prepare them for success."

Next Page: other notable celebrity memorabilia auctions.

Pharrell's famous hat will soon join the weird and wonderful list of other random celebrity memorabilia that has been sold on. Last August, a blue jacket that had belonged to the late Beatle John Lennon was sold for £7,000 at a Derbyshire auction.

John Lennon
There Has Been A Few John Lennon Items Auctioned Off Lately.

The Beatles sale was certainly an exciting item to surface but it is definitely not the most unusual Lennon item to be sold at auction. The coat's sale coincided with a slightly creepier buy that went to a Canadian dentist, Michael Zuk, who paid £20,000 for Lennon's rotten tooth with the intention of extracting the DNA to try to create a Lennon clone. We'll report back on that if anything ever comes of it...

In 2006, a radio station got hold of a piece of Justin Timberlake's half-eaten French toast and sold it to a besotted 19 year-old 'N Sync fan for $3,000; the proceeds of which went to Timberlake's charity.

Elvis Presley
A Piece Of Elvis' Hair Fetched $15K At Auction.

Hair also seems to be a trendy celebrity sell at auction with a chunk of Elvis Presley's barnet auctioned off for $15,000 in 2009, a clump of The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger's famous 'do sold for £4,000 this July, and strands of Michael Jackson's burnt hair were bought by a gambling website for $11,000 with plans to turn the scraps into a roulette wheel in 2011.

Mick Jagger
Someone Bought A Lock Of Mick Jagger's Hair For £4,000 Last Year.

Next Page: More weird and wonderful celebrity auctions.

Ever wanted a tissue with your celeb idol's snot on it? Well that's exactly what one avid Scarlett Johansson fan got when they paid $2,000 for her snotty hanky after she appeared on a late night talk show with a cold, reports Xfinity.

Scarlett Johansson
Someone Apparently Auctioned A Tissue Scarlett Johansson Had Used.

Worship the air a celebrity breathes? Well Brad Pitt and Angelina's exhaled breath was bottled and sold for over $500 after comedy writer Joe Wilson managed to get the Mr and Mrs Smith pair to breathe into a jar.

Katy Perry
A Special Meeting With Katy Perry Cost One Fan $66K.

2013 was a big year for celebrity charity auctions, including someone forking out $66,000 to meet pop star Katy Perry before one of her concerts, $75,000 to sit for a coffee with Journey lead singer Steve Perry, $150,000 for a tennis lesson with Rafael Nadal, $45,000 for a walk-in role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, and $35,000 for a private dinner with Bill Clinton, Eddie Vedder, and Ben Affleck with proceeds for the latter benefitting The Clinton Foundation and the Eastern Congo Initiative, according to Charitybuzz, via Business Insider.

Seemingly, there's nothing a wealthy and avid fan won't be prepared to shell out thousands for. And who can complain when they get a piece of their hero's time or discarded junk AND get to benefit charity?

21st February 2014 4077437
Katy Perry Isn't The Only Celebrity Who Believes In Aliens: 5 More UFO-Obsessed Celebs 4035438 News

Katy Perry appeared as the cover girl for the February issue of GQ magazine, where amongst other things, she revealed that she genuinely believes in extraterrestrial beings and that we are not alone. She also spoke about praying for large breasts, regretting that prayer in later life, her dislike of cannabis, losing her virginity, the beginnings of her career and much more, but it was her other worldly beliefs that has caught on.

Katy Perry
Katy believes that we are not alone

"I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?" she questioned. "I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I'm going to ask him that question. It just hasn't been appropriate yet."

Whilst we're sure Obama can't wait for the next time he see's Perry and gets to talk about aliens, it might not be the first time that the most powerful man on earth has been questioned on the subject by a famous face, after all, Perry is not alone in thinking that we are not alone.

Some famous faces who look to the stars and think that we are not alone probably won't surprise you, but others who believe in UFOs and aliens may strike you as a surprise. We've rounded up 5 more stars who believe that the truth is out there.

Katy Perry NRJ
Perry attends the 15th NRJ Awards

Next Page: Tom Cruise gets the list rolling

Tom Cruise
Cruise is certain that we are not alone

This one probably wont come as too much of a surprise, but Tom Cruise is a stern believer in the idea that we are not alone. The Scientology poster boy obviously holds the beliefs of his religion close, including the parts about aliens and UFOs, and has spoken publicly about said beliefs at various points in the past.

Most recently, the actor revealed some of his ideas in press conference for the film Oblivion, when he said, “I don’t think you can actually count it out. It might be a little arrogant to think we were the only ones in all the galaxies throughout the universe — but I’ve never met one!”

Next Page: The King of UFO believers

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was told that aliens visited earth when he was born

Elvis Presley was also a believer in the thought that we are not alone, stating in his time that we are most likely not alone in the universe, with biographers and confidants revealing more after his death. The King even claimed that there were sightings of "a strange, unidentified blue light" above his Tupelo, Mississippi home on the night he was born - according to author and Elvis biographer Michael Luckman.

There are various other reports that link Elvis to aliens, including the known-story that when he was a child, Elvis believed that he was visited by an extra-terrestrial visitor who showed him visions of his future. Although he was never very publicly open about his apparent beliefs, Elvis' friend and hairdresser Larry Geller has since said that the King developed something of an obsession with paranormal and spiritual activity and was always open to the idea of alien life.

Next Page: Megan Fox thinks the truth is out there

Megan Fox
Fox thanks History for opening her up to new ideas on aliens

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012, the Transformers star gave her argument as to why we are not alone in the universe, saying that TV series such as History's Ancient Aliens have helped open her eyes to what's out there.

"Everyone thinks I'm crazy," Fox said during her interview. "It's all about the theory that these megalithic structures were possibly built by—not necessarily like little green aliens, but maybe future humans that they call ancient astronauts—that did some sort of time travel. Something extraterrestrial was involved."

Next Page: Alicia Keys thinks that aliens walk among us

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys thinks that aliens walk among us

Whilst most people may agree that we probably aren't alone in the vast expanse of the universe, Alicia Keys thinks that contact has been made and aliens are living amongst us at this very moment. Her Men in Black-like beliefs were revealed in a 2013 interview with Buzzfeed.

Answering "yes" to whether she believed in aliens and whether they walk among us, the multi-Grammy winning singer and songwriter went on to say that she has actually been in contact with Earth-based aliens, saying "I’ve met some serious aliens in my life, for sure [laughs]. I’m sure you’ve seen a UFO. Haven’t all of us seen something flying in the sky, and it’s at some random time of night that doesn’t make sense, and it’s not the shape of a plane?"

Next Page: Shirley MacLaine, the Queen of UFO believers

Shirley Maclaine
Maclaine regularly speaks on UFOs and aliens life

One person who has been discussing the existence of extraterrestrial visitors and UFOs longer than most of the people on this list have been born is Shirley MacLaine, one of Hollywood's most dedicated UFO investigators and believer. Shirley says that UFO sightings are a regular occurrence at her New Mexico ranch, although she does admit to never coming in contact with an alien in person.

"I've seen a mothership here, and I've seen them at my ranch," she told Oprah during an interview at the beginning of the decade. "One famous day, a friend of mine was sitting in my hot tub out there, and three UFOs came over and hovered over the hot tub for about 10 minutes."

The firm believer went on to say that alien activity is so commonplace in New Mexico because the universe-wanderers are attracted to the strong presence of crystals in the area. She explained, "Crystals amplify the consciousness. They're attracted to that crystal amplification."

Katy Perry appeared as the cover girl for the February issue of GQ magazine, where amongst other things, she revealed that she genuinely believes in extraterrestrial beings and that we are not alone. She also spoke about praying for large breasts, regretting that prayer in later life, her dislike of cannabis, losing her virginity, the beginnings of her career and much more, but it was her other worldly beliefs that has caught on.

Katy Perry
Katy believes that we are not alone

"I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?" she questioned. "I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I'm going to ask him that question. It just hasn't been appropriate yet."

Whilst we're sure Obama can't wait for the next time he see's Perry and gets to talk about aliens, it might not be the first time that the most powerful man on earth has been questioned on the subject by a famous face, after all, Perry is not alone in thinking that we are not alone.

Some famous faces who look to the stars and think that we are not alone probably won't surprise you, but others who believe in UFOs and aliens may strike you as a surprise. We've rounded up 5 more stars who believe that the truth is out there.

Katy Perry NRJ
Perry attends the 15th NRJ Awards

Next Page: Tom Cruise gets the list rolling

Tom Cruise
Cruise is certain that we are not alone

This one probably wont come as too much of a surprise, but Tom Cruise is a stern believer in the idea that we are not alone. The Scientology poster boy obviously holds the beliefs of his religion close, including the parts about aliens and UFOs, and has spoken publicly about said beliefs at various points in the past.

Most recently, the actor revealed some of his ideas in press conference for the film Oblivion, when he said, “I don’t think you can actually count it out. It might be a little arrogant to think we were the only ones in all the galaxies throughout the universe — but I’ve never met one!”

Next Page: The King of UFO believers

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was told that aliens visited earth when he was born

Elvis Presley was also a believer in the thought that we are not alone, stating in his time that we are most likely not alone in the universe, with biographers and confidants revealing more after his death. The King even claimed that there were sightings of "a strange, unidentified blue light" above his Tupelo, Mississippi home on the night he was born - according to author and Elvis biographer Michael Luckman.

There are various other reports that link Elvis to aliens, including the known-story that when he was a child, Elvis believed that he was visited by an extra-terrestrial visitor who showed him visions of his future. Although he was never very publicly open about his apparent beliefs, Elvis' friend and hairdresser Larry Geller has since said that the King developed something of an obsession with paranormal and spiritual activity and was always open to the idea of alien life.

Next Page: Megan Fox thinks the truth is out there

Megan Fox
Fox thanks History for opening her up to new ideas on aliens

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012, the Transformers star gave her argument as to why we are not alone in the universe, saying that TV series such as History's Ancient Aliens have helped open her eyes to what's out there.

"Everyone thinks I'm crazy," Fox said during her interview. "It's all about the theory that these megalithic structures were possibly built by—not necessarily like little green aliens, but maybe future humans that they call ancient astronauts—that did some sort of time travel. Something extraterrestrial was involved."

Next Page: Alicia Keys thinks that aliens walk among us

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys thinks that aliens walk among us

Whilst most people may agree that we probably aren't alone in the vast expanse of the universe, Alicia Keys thinks that contact has been made and aliens are living amongst us at this very moment. Her Men in Black-like beliefs were revealed in a 2013 interview with Buzzfeed.

Answering "yes" to whether she believed in aliens and whether they walk among us, the multi-Grammy winning singer and songwriter went on to say that she has actually been in contact with Earth-based aliens, saying "I’ve met some serious aliens in my life, for sure [laughs]. I’m sure you’ve seen a UFO. Haven’t all of us seen something flying in the sky, and it’s at some random time of night that doesn’t make sense, and it’s not the shape of a plane?"

Next Page: Shirley MacLaine, the Queen of UFO believers

Shirley Maclaine
Maclaine regularly speaks on UFOs and aliens life

One person who has been discussing the existence of extraterrestrial visitors and UFOs longer than most of the people on this list have been born is Shirley MacLaine, one of Hollywood's most dedicated UFO investigators and believer. Shirley says that UFO sightings are a regular occurrence at her New Mexico ranch, although she does admit to never coming in contact with an alien in person.

"I've seen a mothership here, and I've seen them at my ranch," she told Oprah during an interview at the beginning of the decade. "One famous day, a friend of mine was sitting in my hot tub out there, and three UFOs came over and hovered over the hot tub for about 10 minutes."

The firm believer went on to say that alien activity is so commonplace in New Mexico because the universe-wanderers are attracted to the strong presence of crystals in the area. She explained, "Crystals amplify the consciousness. They're attracted to that crystal amplification."

22nd January 2014 4002987
Elvis Presley Warned Tom Jones Not To Cover Frank Sinatra's Songs 4015441 News

Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones was warned by Elvis Presley not to cover Frank Sinatra's songs.

The Delilah hitmaker was friends with both singers back in his music heyday, and he covered a number of songs previously made famous by Sinatra, including My Way and Fly Me To The Moon, with the blessing of the Rat Pack star.

However, Presley was less enthusiastic about the Welshman's takes on the classic tracks and warned Jones to stay away from the iconic singer's music.

Jones tells British radio station Magic 105.4, ''I knew Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley very well. I did an album of Frank Sinatra type things and Elvis listened and said, 'Tom I heard that thing' and I said... 'Yeah and?' Elvis said, 'We leave that to Frank Sinatra, we don't go there'.''

However, Jones insists Sinatra enjoyed his crooner style and was concerned when he started releasing more rock-orientated music.

He continues, "When I do something a little more rocky, Frank would say: 'Tom, when I go and they (management) ask me who could replace me, I say you! So don't go making records like that!'.''

Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones was warned by Elvis Presley not to cover Frank Sinatra's songs.

The Delilah hitmaker was friends with both singers back in his music heyday, and he covered a number of songs previously made famous by Sinatra, including My Way and Fly Me To The Moon, with the blessing of the Rat Pack star.

However, Presley was less enthusiastic about the Welshman's takes on the classic tracks and warned Jones to stay away from the iconic singer's music.

Jones tells British radio station Magic 105.4, ''I knew Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley very well. I did an album of Frank Sinatra type things and Elvis listened and said, 'Tom I heard that thing' and I said... 'Yeah and?' Elvis said, 'We leave that to Frank Sinatra, we don't go there'.''

However, Jones insists Sinatra enjoyed his crooner style and was concerned when he started releasing more rock-orientated music.

He continues, "When I do something a little more rocky, Frank would say: 'Tom, when I go and they (management) ask me who could replace me, I say you! So don't go making records like that!'.''

9th January 2014 4012434
Tom Jones: My advice from Elvis 4014740 News

Tom Jones was given conflicting advice from Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

'The Voice' coach, who will appear on the show again this month, is known for talking about his friendships with the late singers and says Elvis didn't like it when he recorded Frank Sinatra songs.

Speaking to radio station Magic 105.4, Tom said: ''I knew Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley very well.

''I did an album of Frank Sinatra type things and Elvis listened and said, 'Tom I heard that thing' and I said ... 'Yeah and?' Elvis said, 'We leave that to Frank Sinatra, we don't go there'.''

But the 73-year-old star said Frank was complimentary about people comparing Tom to him and wanted him to step into his shoes, as long as he didn't record rock music.

Tom recalled: ''Then, when I do something a little more rocky, Frank would say: 'Tom, when I go and they [management] ask me who could replace me, I say you! So don't go making records like that!'.''

He often finds it difficult to guide contestants on 'The Voice' after having received different opinions about his own music from the likes of Sinatra and Elvis.

Tom added: ''So, if they feel that strongly about what they feel I can do, what am I going to say to these people that come on [to The Voice]? ... You think which way do I try to guide this person?''

'The Voice' will start again on Saturday (11.01.14) on BBC One at 7pm.

Tom Jones was given conflicting advice from Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

'The Voice' coach, who will appear on the show again this month, is known for talking about his friendships with the late singers and says Elvis didn't like it when he recorded Frank Sinatra songs.

Speaking to radio station Magic 105.4, Tom said: ''I knew Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley very well.

''I did an album of Frank Sinatra type things and Elvis listened and said, 'Tom I heard that thing' and I said ... 'Yeah and?' Elvis said, 'We leave that to Frank Sinatra, we don't go there'.''

But the 73-year-old star said Frank was complimentary about people comparing Tom to him and wanted him to step into his shoes, as long as he didn't record rock music.

Tom recalled: ''Then, when I do something a little more rocky, Frank would say: 'Tom, when I go and they [management] ask me who could replace me, I say you! So don't go making records like that!'.''

He often finds it difficult to guide contestants on 'The Voice' after having received different opinions about his own music from the likes of Sinatra and Elvis.

Tom added: ''So, if they feel that strongly about what they feel I can do, what am I going to say to these people that come on [to The Voice]? ... You think which way do I try to guide this person?''

'The Voice' will start again on Saturday (11.01.14) on BBC One at 7pm.

9th January 2014 4014739
New Elvis Presley Exhibit Put On Display At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 3976478 News

Elvis Presley continues to be remembered and celebrated long after his death, and on Friday, 29 November, the King of Rock & Roll was honoured yet again at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Featuring a number of personal items loaned from Graceland, his Memphis mansion and now a permanent museum dedicated to Elvis, the new exhibit looks to pay tribute to Elvis and show off some of his more extravagant tastes and hopefully some things that will be new to a number of fans.


Elvis Presley
Elvis has had a long association with the R&RHoF

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Elvis' posthumous association with the organisation has been a regular occurrence, with the current exhibition the latest in a long succession of exhibits honouring the King. The opening of the exhibit came in tandem with the launch of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the new company set up to manage all of the late icon's business assets, including Graceland, and to conduct business on his behalf. The company was founded by his widow, Priscilla Presley.

The display features more than 40 different items once belonging to Elvis, all of which have been loaned from Graceland. Among the items includes a walnut-size 41-carat ruby and diamond ring, a 25.5-carat opal ring and a sapphire pinkie ring Billboard reports, as well as an ID bracelet, his 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle and various mementos from his days in military service.

Visitors from across the globe flocked to Cleveland for the opening of the exhibit, with people queuing for hours to get a glimpse of what was on offer. As well as video montages and purpose-built displays, the exhibit included a number of costumes worn on stage by the King and items taken from some of his shows, including he script for a 1968 NBC special and a souvenir menu for his 1971 show in Lake Tahoe.

The military memorabilia took up a considerable amount of the exhibition, with newspaper headlines from the time he was drafted in 1958 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas adorning the walls. Other items include his fatigue shirt, his induction orders, his signed receipt for an M1 rifle and a collection of photographs from the time.

"We're using it as a chance to introduce some really iconic artifacts and also to change up the exhibition space. It's more than just a refresh," said rock hall president and CEO Greg Harris. "We all know Elvis didn't invent rock 'n' roll. He was the shot heard 'round the world for everybody to embrace it and be moved by it."

Elvis
Elvis will continue to be remembered for years to come

Elvis Presley continues to be remembered and celebrated long after his death, and on Friday, 29 November, the King of Rock & Roll was honoured yet again at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Featuring a number of personal items loaned from Graceland, his Memphis mansion and now a permanent museum dedicated to Elvis, the new exhibit looks to pay tribute to Elvis and show off some of his more extravagant tastes and hopefully some things that will be new to a number of fans.


Elvis Presley
Elvis has had a long association with the R&RHoF

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Elvis' posthumous association with the organisation has been a regular occurrence, with the current exhibition the latest in a long succession of exhibits honouring the King. The opening of the exhibit came in tandem with the launch of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the new company set up to manage all of the late icon's business assets, including Graceland, and to conduct business on his behalf. The company was founded by his widow, Priscilla Presley.

The display features more than 40 different items once belonging to Elvis, all of which have been loaned from Graceland. Among the items includes a walnut-size 41-carat ruby and diamond ring, a 25.5-carat opal ring and a sapphire pinkie ring Billboard reports, as well as an ID bracelet, his 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle and various mementos from his days in military service.

Visitors from across the globe flocked to Cleveland for the opening of the exhibit, with people queuing for hours to get a glimpse of what was on offer. As well as video montages and purpose-built displays, the exhibit included a number of costumes worn on stage by the King and items taken from some of his shows, including he script for a 1968 NBC special and a souvenir menu for his 1971 show in Lake Tahoe.

The military memorabilia took up a considerable amount of the exhibition, with newspaper headlines from the time he was drafted in 1958 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas adorning the walls. Other items include his fatigue shirt, his induction orders, his signed receipt for an M1 rifle and a collection of photographs from the time.

"We're using it as a chance to introduce some really iconic artifacts and also to change up the exhibition space. It's more than just a refresh," said rock hall president and CEO Greg Harris. "We all know Elvis didn't invent rock 'n' roll. He was the shot heard 'round the world for everybody to embrace it and be moved by it."

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Elvis will continue to be remembered for years to come

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Elvis Presley Becomes First Act To Score 50 Top Ten Uk Albums 3955214 Press Releases

Elvis Presley, has become the first act to score 50 Top Ten UK albums. Following
 
the success of ITV's The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song, which aired on Friday 8 November, the accompanying album 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' shot into the UK album charts at number seven. This is the king of Rock 'n' Roll's 50th album to break the UK Top Ten.

'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' features all twenty tracks featured on the programme, watched by over 5 million viewers, including the number one favourite Elvis track (as voted by the public), Always On My Mind.

Available on 1CD, Download and Deluxe Edition, 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' album features some of the biggest hits and finest songs ever recorded and performed by the one and only king of Rock 'n' Roll. Hits spanning Elvis' entire career are included with classic, memory evoking and unforgettable tracks such as Suspicious Minds, Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, The Wonder of You, Heartbreak Hotel and many more . The deluxe editions includes another 24 hits, ensuring the album's status as a definitive Elvis Presley collection.

Tracklisting: (not in order of the TV show countdown)
Disc: 1
1. Suspicious Minds
2. Always On My Mind
3. Love Me Tender
4. In the Ghetto
5. Viva Las Vegas
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. Hound Dog
8. Blue Suede Shoes
9. All Shook Up
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
11. The Wonder Of You
12. It's Now Or Never
13. Don't Be Cruel
14. Heartbreak Hotel
15. If I Can Dream
16. An American Trilogy
17. King Creole
18. Return To Sender
19. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
20. Can't Help Falling In Love

Disc: 2
1. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
2. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I - The Jordanaires
3. Hard Headed Woman
4. Burning Love
5. She's Not You
6. (You're The) Devil in Disguise
7. Good Luck Charm
8. (Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame
9. Wooden Heart - The Jordanaires
10. Way Down
11. Surrender - Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
12. Stuck on You - The Jordanaires
13. A Big Hunk O' Love
14. One Night
15. Crying in the Chapel
16. Don't
17. I Just Can't Help Believin'
18. Too Much
19. Promised Land
20. Guitar Man
21. Rubberneckin'
22. Suspicious Minds
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
24. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Elvis Presley, has become the first act to score 50 Top Ten UK albums. Following
 
the success of ITV's The Nation's Favourite Elvis Song, which aired on Friday 8 November, the accompanying album 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' shot into the UK album charts at number seven. This is the king of Rock 'n' Roll's 50th album to break the UK Top Ten.

'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' features all twenty tracks featured on the programme, watched by over 5 million viewers, including the number one favourite Elvis track (as voted by the public), Always On My Mind.

Available on 1CD, Download and Deluxe Edition, 'The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs' album features some of the biggest hits and finest songs ever recorded and performed by the one and only king of Rock 'n' Roll. Hits spanning Elvis' entire career are included with classic, memory evoking and unforgettable tracks such as Suspicious Minds, Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, The Wonder of You, Heartbreak Hotel and many more . The deluxe editions includes another 24 hits, ensuring the album's status as a definitive Elvis Presley collection.

Tracklisting: (not in order of the TV show countdown)
Disc: 1
1. Suspicious Minds
2. Always On My Mind
3. Love Me Tender
4. In the Ghetto
5. Viva Las Vegas
6. Jailhouse Rock
7. Hound Dog
8. Blue Suede Shoes
9. All Shook Up
10. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
11. The Wonder Of You
12. It's Now Or Never
13. Don't Be Cruel
14. Heartbreak Hotel
15. If I Can Dream
16. An American Trilogy
17. King Creole
18. Return To Sender
19. A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)
20. Can't Help Falling In Love

Disc: 2
1. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
2. (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I - The Jordanaires
3. Hard Headed Woman
4. Burning Love
5. She's Not You
6. (You're The) Devil in Disguise
7. Good Luck Charm
8. (Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame
9. Wooden Heart - The Jordanaires
10. Way Down
11. Surrender - Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires
12. Stuck on You - The Jordanaires
13. A Big Hunk O' Love
14. One Night
15. Crying in the Chapel
16. Don't
17. I Just Can't Help Believin'
18. Too Much
19. Promised Land
20. Guitar Man
21. Rubberneckin'
22. Suspicious Minds
23. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
24. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

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Rihanna Makes UK Chart History As Eminem Collaboration Storms To The No. 1 Spot 3935067 News

Rihanna made chart history this weekend when her latest collaborative effort with rapper Eminem entered the chart at number one, meaning she's hit the top spot for seven years running, at some point or another. The feat has only ever been matched by The Beatles and Elvis Presley and has etched her into the history books alongside those two recording greats.

'The Monster' - her second number one collaboration with Eminem following their massively successful link up on 2010's 'Love the Way you Lie' - continues a run of form that began in 2007 with 'Umbrella' and it looks as though she could even break the eight year mark.

Rihanna has now had 8 number one singles over a period of 7 consecutive calendar years. But let's put that into perspective: alongside her fellow 'Club 7' record breakers, The Beatles had 17 number one singles in the same period, more than double that of Ri-Ri. She's got a long way to go.

Eminem also scored his eighth No. 1 single, a run that he began in 2000 with 'The Real Slim Shady.' 'The Monster' is the third single taken from his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is already his most successful single release from the album. MMLP2 arrives in stores on 5 November.

As reported by the Official UK Charts, the collab. managed to prevent New Zealander Lorde from retaining the top spot for a second week and also managed to hold off One Direction, who were tipped for success with their latest single, 'Story Of My Life.' Instead, the 1D boys only managed to reach No. 4, coming behind third-placed Fat Boy Slim with 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' (the DJ's first top 10 hit in over a decade). 'Counting Stars' by OneRepublic rounded off the top five.

Listen to 'The Monster'

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Rihanna may still break the 'Club 7' record

Rihanna made chart history this weekend when her latest collaborative effort with rapper Eminem entered the chart at number one, meaning she's hit the top spot for seven years running, at some point or another. The feat has only ever been matched by The Beatles and Elvis Presley and has etched her into the history books alongside those two recording greats.

'The Monster' - her second number one collaboration with Eminem following their massively successful link up on 2010's 'Love the Way you Lie' - continues a run of form that began in 2007 with 'Umbrella' and it looks as though she could even break the eight year mark.

Rihanna has now had 8 number one singles over a period of 7 consecutive calendar years. But let's put that into perspective: alongside her fellow 'Club 7' record breakers, The Beatles had 17 number one singles in the same period, more than double that of Ri-Ri. She's got a long way to go.

Eminem also scored his eighth No. 1 single, a run that he began in 2000 with 'The Real Slim Shady.' 'The Monster' is the third single taken from his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and is already his most successful single release from the album. MMLP2 arrives in stores on 5 November.

As reported by the Official UK Charts, the collab. managed to prevent New Zealander Lorde from retaining the top spot for a second week and also managed to hold off One Direction, who were tipped for success with their latest single, 'Story Of My Life.' Instead, the 1D boys only managed to reach No. 4, coming behind third-placed Fat Boy Slim with 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' (the DJ's first top 10 hit in over a decade). 'Counting Stars' by OneRepublic rounded off the top five.

Listen to 'The Monster'

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Rihanna may still break the 'Club 7' record

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