Big 95 Music News: Elvis Presley, John Mellencamp

ELVIS PRESLEY:  Big January auction 

Another 271 Elvis Presley artifacts will be auctioned on January 6th.

The items from personal and professional life include clothing, jewelry, autographs, concert memorabilia and what are called "Hollywood items." Among the featured items from GracelandAuctions.com:

  • The composite photo with the entire 1953 graduating class at Humes High School in Memphis (minimum bid: $400)
  • Elvis's personal 16-millimeter copy of his first movie, Love Me Tender ($750)
  • The program from the 1957 world premiere of the movie Jailhouse Rock ($250)
  • A plaque Colonel Tom Parker got from RCA Records honoring "Treat Me Nice" as a million-seller ($5000)
  • The canceled check (signed "E.A. Presley") used to purchase Franklin D. Roosevelt’s retired yacht, the Potomac, in 1964 ($1500)
  • The RIAA gold record awarded Elvis for the LP of the 1968 comeback special. ($750)

JOHN MELLENCAMP:  Daughter has gone Hollywood

While John Mellencamp dates actress Meg Ryan, his daughter Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave has gone Hollywood as the new cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, whose eighth season premiered Tuesday on Bravo TV.

The 36-year old, born to John's second wife, Victoria, runs the LA Workout Junkie fitness program with her husband in Los Angeles. Ironically, she is not a certified fitness instructor or nutritionist.

She tells Entertainment Tonight that John's advice to her was to "be yourself.”


John Mellencamp onstage during his iHeartRadio ICONS show at the iHeartRadio Theater in NYC on April 27, 2017.  <p><span style=Photo: Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio" 

THE BEATLES:  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announcement

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has another announcement this week, but it has nothing to do with the Class of 2018.

The Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has updated its Beatles exhibit, which opens to the public tomorrow (Friday).

New additions include:

  • Upright piano John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to write such songs as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “And I Love Her,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Eleanor Rigby”
  • Drumsticks used by Ringo Starr during the September 15th, 1964 concert at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium
  • A suit worn by George Harrison during the 1966 tour
  • Paul's musical score and notes for "Birthday,” written in blue ink on the back of a recording track sheet
  • A Hofner Senator electric guitar purchased by John in Germany and used as a practice, studio and composition instrument.

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