It’s ELVIS Week – ELVIS and Love

Today (Sunday) at ELVIS Week:

Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents’ Event 

10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Celebrate the world of Elvis Presley fan clubs at our bi-annual fan club event. The event will feature special programming that celebrates both Elvis and his dedicated fan clubs.

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Special guests for the event will be Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield. Rex Mansfield was inducted into the Army on the same day as Elvis in March 1958 and went through basic training with him in Texas, traveled with him to Germany and became close friends for the next 18 months. Elisabeth Stefaniak was a young German girl in 1958 and was hired to answer Elvis’ fan mail. Elisabeth became romantically involved with Elvis but was torn between her love for Elvis and her love for Rex – and she eventually chose Rex and they married in 1960.


Elvis and Rex Mansfield


Elvis Presley and his secretary, Elisabeth (Stefaniak) Mansfield, playing the piano in Elvis’ off base Army house in 1959.

Then on Monday (tomorrow):

Darlene Love in Concert

7:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $55
One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and lead singer for The Blossoms, who sang with Elvis Presley in the “’68 Comeback Special,” Darlene Love will rock the Graceland Soundstage in her first-ever appearance at Elvis Week, live in concert. Darlene and her band will perform the hits that made rock ‘n’ roll history, such as “He’s a Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Going to Marry” and “Da Doo Ron Ron,” plus a special tribute to Elvis.

Love also did background vocals with Elvis in his 31st and final acting role, “Change of Habit.”

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From the film, this song, the flip side of “Don’t Cry Daddy,” made it to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late January 1970.

Elvis "Rubberneckin'" with back-up singers at the beginning of the movie. Darlene Love is jamming in the middle.

That’s Darlene Love in the middle.

BONUS

in 2003, Paul Oakenfold remixed “Rubberneckin.”

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