Alex Romero, 94, choreographer for Elvis Presley died
He worked with the King of Rock 'n' Roll on four films including 'Jailhouse Rock,' choreographing the routine for the film's title song.
Alex Romero, a dancer and choreographer who directed Elvis Presley's dancing for the movie "Jailhouse Rock" and also worked with Presley on three other films, has died. He was 94.
Romero died Sept. 8 of natural causes at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home, according to Mark Knowles, a dance writer and friend. He had been a resident of the home for several years.
A gracefully athletic dancer, Romero got his start in movies in the early 1940s. He was a featured dancer ... continue reading
Added : 19/9/2007
Johnny Cash to receive pardon 42 years after his arrest
Johnny Cash is to be honored by Mississippi town Starkville, 42 years after he was arrested there and locked up in the cells for the night.
The Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will include a pardon for the singer, four years after his death.
It is reported that Cash was arrested in May 1965 while picking flowers from somebody's garden in the town, inspiring him to write a song "Starkville City Jail," which he performed at San Quentin prison.
Johnny Cash later wrote in his autobiography that he was arrested while walking from his motel to a grocery store after a party on the Mississippi State University campus.
"I ... continue reading
Added : 17/9/2007
Pine Box Boys, Ace Cafe, 16/09/2007, Rumst
The final gig of the Pine Box Boys European tour.
Already in the afternoon Chris announced to us that the cafe would be loaded with people, cause he kept getting phone calls from people from Holland and France to ask when the band would start.
And that premonition turned out to be true. By the time the band started it was almost impossible to move inside the pub. Well I now regret that it was the first time I’d seen these guys on their tour in Belgium and Holland, cause they’re great. With their songs about murder and necrophilia, and all other type of things that fall in the category disturbing behavior, they had the place partying in ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.acecafe.be
Added : 17/9/2007
Hepcat magazine 2
Hi Rockin Crowd,
Hepcat magazine has finished his second edition. After the success of the first edition, we continued with our ‘student work’.
We improved our mag in several ways:
-the mag is fully English
-more interviews and events
-album ‘Bad World, Big Shot’ of the Rhumba Kings to win
We offer you bigtime Rockabilly articles with high quality such as:
-Interviews with Catslappin Chrissy, Rhumba Kings, T-99
-Events such as Hayride 2007, Rockabilly Day, Rockin’ at the drive in barn, Brockxl 58, The Black Crabs with lots of pictures and full report
-Burlesque top artist Miss ... continue reading
mail to : HEPCATMAG@GMAIL.COM
Added : 13/9/2007
The Rhumba Kings: cd release party 08/09/2007 @ Ace Cafe Rumst
The first date of the cd release party of the Rhumba Kings. As you might have read i really dig the new cd and was anxious to hear some of the songs played live. And let me tell you i wasn’t disappointed.
Judging by the reaction of the crowd neither were they.
The opened strong with “Louisville”, a number of the new cd. Only to release after that this wasn’t the first song on the set list. As Mark later confessed the only reason why he picked up the double bass is cause he can’t read the set list if it’s taped on the floor. “Folsom prison blues”, which actually was, is one of the cover songs played by the Kings. Some of the other songs ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.acecafe.behttp://www.rhumbakings.com
Added : 11/9/2007
Bo Diddley Back Home
Bo Diddley is out of the woods.
The 78-year-old rock 'n' roll pioneer was released Saturday from the Florida hospital where he was recovering from a heart attack he suffered last month, according to his publicist, Susan Clary.
After complaining of dizziness and nausea during a routine doctor's appointment on Aug. 24, Diddley was admitted to North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, where he then had a stent implanted to improve blood flow.
"With his health greatly improved, Diddley is happy to be home with his family and away from the hospital food," Clary said. The musician lives in nearby Archer, in ... continue reading
Added : 6/9/2007
REMEMBERING JANIS - PUT A LITTLE TIME ASIDE FRIENDS
It Saddens us to report and has crossed the wires already that Janis Martin passed away earlier today at the age of 67. Rock-it Radio reported in it's newsletter last Friday that Janis was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer and sleeping and resting most of the time in a hospital bed at her home.
Art Adams phoned Rockabilly and Rock-it Radio associate Sheree Homer earlier this evening with the sad news that she had passed away.
Janis Martin was a unique figure in the history of rockabilly -- there were other women working in that male-dominated field , but Janis Martin was the one dubbed "The Female Elvis Presley" by RCA, reportedly with ... continue reading
Added : 4/9/2007
JANIS MARTIN PASSED AWAY the 3rd of september 2007.
Janis Martin (born Janis Darlene Martin May 23, 1940 in Sutherlin, Virginia) is an American rockabilly and country music singer. Janis Martin was one of the few female rock & roll artists to be making records, proving to the male-dominated rock & roll industry that women too could see sell a large amount of records and score rock & roll hits
Janis Martin was a unique figure in the history of rockabilly -- there were other women working in that male-dominated field , but Janis Martin was the one dubbed "The Female Elvis Presley".
Rockabilly artist, Janis Martin has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and it has spread all over her body. ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.myspace.com/femaleelvishttp://www.history-of-rock.com/janis_martin.htm
Added : 4/9/2007
Elvis 30th Year Commemorative Collection
Submitted by The House of knowledge
Win your own Limited Box set
In cooperation with The House of Knowledge, Dutch Filmworks released recently the Elvis 30th Year Commemorative Collection box due to the 30th anniversary of the dead of Elvis Presley. This box contains two DVD’s on the Big E and an enormous book full of unpublished pictures, facts, figures and much more.
To start with there is the miniseries “Elvis: The Early Years”. A touching series on the man from his schooldays on till his biggest success. Elvis as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon, as a musician, as an entertainer, as a Hollywood icon but also as a friend and family man. This series was nominated for 3 golden globes and won one for the best ... continue reading
Added : 2/9/2007
Colleagues remember Sheriff Tex Davis ------
Song promoter, 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' co-writer, dies at 93
Sheriff Tex Davis, whose efforts as a songwriter, manager and promoter altered rock 'n' roll and country music history, died Wednesday at 5:55 a.m. He was 93, and had recently been released from the hospital after a long period of declining health.
Mr. Davis is credited with co-writing the Gene Vincent smash "Be-Bop-A-Lula," he managed Vincent to popularity, and later Mr. Davis took a job as promotion man at Monument Records in Nashville, where he pitched now-classics from Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Jeannie Seely and many others to radio stations.
All of this from a man born in Connecticut as William Douchette.
"He ... continue reading
Added : 31/8/2007