ELVIS At 80! Remembering The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll — Elvis Presley
This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on DECEMBER 23, 2014 @ 6pmCST
“REMEMBERING ELVIS PRESLEY” with musical guests drummer DJ Fontana (Elvis’ original drummer), Elvis event promoter Omar Farag, and the international Presley tribute artists Shawn Klush and Ryan Pelton.
On January 8, 1935, the biggest entertainer of all time – ELVIS PRESLEY – who came to be hailed as the King of Rock ‘N Roll, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. As a salute to Elvis, in celebration of his upcoming 80th birthday, “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” spotlighted Elvis’ career with a selection of Presley music and group of very special guests.
Midwest concert promoter OMAR FARAG was Lounges’ in-studio guest as they called and chatted with a trio of special guests. Among them were Elvis’ original ‘50s and ‘60s drummer and Rock And Roll Hall of Famer — DJ FONTANA — who performed on all of Elvis’ records from 1956 to 1968 and appeared in four of Elvis’ films. Also guesting on this program are two of the world’s most popular “tribute” performers RYAN PELTON and SHAWN KLUSH. All three are stars of “The Elvis Birthday Spectacular” tour with a date booked at Star Plaza Theatre on January 10th.