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Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

Aug. 14, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late singer Elvis Presley. The highest-priced item sold at The Auction at Graceland on Sunday was a 1942 Beretta 9mm pistol given to Elvis as a gift in December 1970. Price...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25

Aug. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country...

Lisa Marie Presley to take part in Elvis Week celebration

Aug. 10, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An exhibit centered on the career of Lisa Marie Presley, and a launch party marking the release of an album of gospel songs by her late father Elvis Presley, are among the highlights of this year's Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis...

London department store launches Christmas shop _ in August

Aug. 6, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas at one London department store. Europe may be basking in a summer heatwave, but Selfridge's store, first opened in 1909, is thinking of chillier times, launching its Christmas Shop a full 145 days before Dec. 25th. The department store says over...

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

Jul. 18, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in 1935 in Tupelo. From 1958 to 1960, the king of rock 'n' roll lived in Bad Nauheim (bahd NOW-hime), near Frankfurt in what was...

Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

Jul. 18, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home. Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating alleged...

Bruce Springsteen's childhood home sold

Jul. 9, 2018 7:22 AM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A childhood home in New Jersey where Bruce Springsteen lived for seven years has been sold for $255,000. The Asbury Park Press reports the two-family home at 39 Institute Street in Freehold was listed for $269,900 in November. The Springsteens lived on the left side of the house from...

Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock

Jul. 7, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City's new Hard Rock...

Today in History

Jul. 7, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 7, the 188th day of 2018. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David...

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 5, the 186th day of 2018. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the color...