Memories
Our deepest to Ronnie Tutt's  family.  On October 16th 2021 alll of us with Elvis Presley Enterprises were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronnie Tutt. In addition to being a legendary drummer, he was a good friend to many of us.


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Our deepest to DJ Fontana's family. DJ, the longtime drummer for Elvis.









Our deepest to Red West's family. Red West, the longtime and sometimes critical confidante and bodyguard of Elvis Presley who became a successful film and television actor after the singer's death, died Tuesday night after suffering an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital. He was 81.  best known as an actor for his role as Red alongside Patrick Swayze in Road House, and a longtime friend and songwriting partner of Elvis Presley,    March 8, 1936 – July 18, 2017







OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO MARY TYLER MOORE'S FAMILY.  CHANGE OF HABIT was Moore's fourth and final film under her brief Universal Pictures contract; she would not appear in another theatrical movie until Ordinary People in 1980. Moore and Edward Asner, who also appears in the film, would go on to star in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, one of the most popular television shows in the 1970s.   (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017



OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO JOE ESPOSITO'S FAMILY.  Joe Esposito first met Elvis Presley in the Army in 1958 and began working for him soon after they were both released from the service in 1960 until literally the day he died seventeen years later. Joe was Elvis Presley's right hand man and head of the Memphis Mafia.
January 22, 1938 – November 23, 2016)

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY  SCOTTY MOORE'S FAMILY.   Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist best known for backing Elvis Presley as a member of his original band and into superstardom, died on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the age of 84. Moore, who played on Presley’s first hit, “That’s All Right” (“Mama”), as well as such singles as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog,” died in Nashville after several months of poor health, the newspaper said.




OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY  TO DONNA'S FAMILY.  Donna Douglas, who played voluptuous tomboy daughter Elly May ... role was in "Frankie and Johnny," a 1966 Elvis Presley September 26, 1932-January 1, 2015









OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY  TO JOE'S FAMILY.  Joe Guercio has enjoyed a prolific career, but he is probably best known and admired for his work with Elvis Presley. He was musical director and conductor for Elvis' concert shows from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1977 when Elvis made his last concert appearance. Elvis was known for spontaneity and improvisation on stage and the cast had to be ready for anything. Guercio remembers "He'd just turn around and start a tune. The rhythm section knew him backwards and forwards, but when you're up there conducting a twenty-six-piece orchestra, what are you gonna do?" In describing that experience, Guercio once commented good-naturedly that conducting for Elvis was "like following a marble down concrete steps." This led to his being a target for a particular practical joker. Guercio later found his stage tux stuffed with marbles and a few hundred more rolling around in his dressing room. Along with the marbles was a note: "Follow the marble - E.P."
 July 18, 1945-January 4, 2015










OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE MARTY BILECKI FAMILY. MARTY WAS A SOUND MAN. HE DID OUR SOUND FOR THE BIG SHOWS. HE WAS THE BEST!!!



Millie Kirkham who was a backup singer for Elvis on his movies and studio recordings and was on That's The Way It Is. She passed away today in a Nashville hospice facility due to complications from a stroke.Millie Kirkham's association with Elvis Presley began with a 1957 recording session, one that yielded, among other classics, Blue Christmas, which features some of the most unique vocal background work she and the Jordanaires ever did with the superstar. Throughout the next twenty years Kirkham's strong, clear soprano could be heard on many of Elvis' pop, rock, gospel and country recordings such as The Wonder of You, Surrender, How Great Thou Art, Polk Salad Annie, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Don't, Just Pretend, Devil in Disguise, C. C. Rider, and many others. She also sang with Elvis on movie soundtracks and appeared with him on stage in Las Vegas. Kirkham has long been a fixture in the music community in Nashville. Her credits include numerous radio and television appearances, collaborations with the Jordanaires and the Anita Kerr Singers, and recording sessions in Nashville, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Among the many artists she has recorded with are Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Burl Ives, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, Pete Fountain, Bob Dylan, Perry Como, Carl Perkins, Rosemary Clooney, Little Richard, Reba McIntire, Brook Benton, Tammy Wynette, Vic Damone, Paul Anka, George Jones, Patti Paige, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Eddy Arnold, Loretta Lynn and, of course, Elvis Presley. Our thoughts and prayers go to her daughter Shelley and family. RIP Millie you will be truly missed.
December 14, 2014




OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE DAVE THOMAS FAMILY ON THE DEATH OF DAVE'S MOM. SHE WAS A TOUGH LADY AND WAS LOVED BY MANY. REST IN PEACE LORRAINE.

 


OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO AL DVORIN'S FAMILY. HIS  VOICE WILL LIVE  ON FOREVER. THE HONOR WILL REMAIN FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.  THANK YOU AL. Nov. 18, 1922-Aug. 22, 2004

     

     OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO PATTY PARRY'S FAMILY. Patty Parry was Elvis's  hairdresser. She was the ony female in is Memphis Mafia  .October 27, 2011



OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO CHARLIE HODGES FAMILY.  “Charlie plays acoustic guitar, sings harmony with me, gets me a glass of water and hands me the scarves--and he is my friend.” This is the way Elvis described Charlie to us on-stage.
 December 14, 1934–March 3, 2006)       

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO MYRNA SMITH'S FAMILY. She was from the Sweet Inspirations. What a beautiful voice.  May 28, 1941 – December 24, 2010