If you have $200 million just laying around, and you're an Elvis fan, congratulations! You could potentially buy The King's storied Memphis mansion, Graceland, for that price. Core Media Group, the entertainment conglomerate that owns the 100-acre estate, is looking to free up some cash for more TV properties, according to the Financial Times website, and that's about what the property is worth. Core, which also owns the TV shows "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," is looking to rid itself of the Presley home and rights to the King's image, as well as the likeness of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Those combined assets, which include tens of thousands of pictures and rights to over 1,000 Presley songs, brings in approximately $60 million a year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns 15 percent of the Elvis name, has not publicly commented on any possible sale.
Exploring the musical mysteries of the Summer romance... About to be sent away to camp? Planning a vacation? Forced to let go of someone you love for the summertime? Wondering if they'll still be around when you (or they) get back? Eyeing a temporary replacement? My list features ten classic rock and roll oldies that deal with, or at least remember the vagaries of, summer love. Here's my list of songs about that brief warm-weather fling.
A dirty and nasty joke of John's that even he didn't much care for, "Mean Mr. Mustard" seemed an odd song to come out of the group's Indian spiritual retreat. It also seemed inappropriate for the rock n' roll concert that was to becomeáLet It Be. But it fit the sad and snarky Abbey Road like a charm. Read all about the history and recording of "Mean Mr. Mustard" in my latest Beatles fact sheet.
It's that time of year again, finally! Are you ready for the summer? Here's ten compilations that'll slake your thirst for surf, drag, shag, soul, pop, and almost any other summer smashes you might crave... compare prices, read the tracklistings, hear samples, and if you like, buy them for the lowest possible price. Start assembling your summer playlist right here!