The USPS official First Day of Issue for The 'Elvis Postage Stamp,' held at Graceland, January 8,1993--Elvis's birthday.
JERRY LEE LEWIS, in attendance as Guest of Honor, toward the end of the evening, under umbrellas, is INTERVIEWED BY GEORGE KLEIN, who asks questions regarding his and Elvis's relationship.
Jerry Lee, with son, introduced by Klein as JERRY LEE LEWIS III [Lee Lee, as called by the Killer], responds candidly to KLEIN, an old friend of both his and Elvis'.
Jerry Lee Lewis AND KERRIE McCarver LEWIS'S son, JERRY LEE LEWIS III, is recovering from having part of his finger cut off, JLL explains calmly, resulting from an incident involving an iron gate. He assures us that he's much better and Klein offers his prayers for his recovery. Lee Lee then SPEAKS ON MIC, when PROMPTED BY KLEIN TO SAY 'GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.'
J.W. WHITTEN (who's grown about 8 inches of hair down his back), JERRY LEE'S LONGTIME devoted ROAD MANAGER, WHO AT THIS point WAS more OFF, thanON-AGAIN as manager, is also present ON CAMERA, holding Lee Lee AND SPEAKING only ONCE about his involvement in a certain Elvis tribute show.
JERRY LEE IS IN GOOD SPIRITS AND HEALTH [ONLY 15 YEARS AGO, HE LOOKS 30 YEARS YOUNGER THIS NIGHT], ANSWERING KLEIN'S QUESTIONS SINCERELY and enthusiastically.
GEORGE KLEIN, OF COURSE, IS THE FAMOUS MEMPHIS DJ WHO ALONG WITH DEWEY PHILLIPS AND A HANDFUL OF OTHERS COMPRISE THE SMALL AND VERY EXCLUSIVE GROUP OF MEN WHO WERE THE FIRST TO PROMOTE PRESLEY AND LEWIS, JUST THE MOST FAMOUS OF those INCLUDED IN SAM PHILLIPS' SUN Records' STABLE OF PERFORMERS. HE LATER BECAME A MEMBER OF ELVIS'S 'MEMPHIS MAFIA,' [AND IN A REAL PIECE OF TRIVIA TRAPPED IN MY GARBAGE BRAIN, IT WAS GK'S WIFE WHO INTRODUCED ELVIS TO DR. GEORGE NICHOPOULOS, OR DR. NICK, AS SOME REFER TO ROCK 'N' ROLL'S MOST INFAMOUS PHYSICIAN, AND AS I RECALL ELVIS STOOD AS BEST MAN AT THE RACOON EYED DJ, AS WELL] while keeping a FRIENDSHIP WITH THE KILLER.
KLEIN ASKS A QUESTION ABOUT AN EVENT WHICH JERRY LEE ANSWERS REGARDING AN UNUSUAL and UNPUBLICIZED JAM SESSION, WHICH OCCURRED AT GRACELAND sometime IN THE 60s notable for JERRY LEE's participation.
GK WAS PRESENT, AND RELATES THAT WHEN JLL LEFT THAT MORNING, ELVIS REMARKED, 'THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE TO PLAY PIANO THE WAY THAT HE DOES.'
GK ADDS THAT ELVIS ENJOYED ONE OF THE HAPPIEST NIGHTS OF HIS LIFE THAT NIGHT, TO WHICH JERRY LEE appears moved.
*THIS IS A LITTLE-KNOWN, UNDOCUMENTED EVENT AMONGST THE ELVIS AND JERRY LEE FAN/FORUM COMMUNITY, WHICH HAS YET TO BE DOCUMENTED OR ASSIGNED AN EXACT DATE OR YEAR.
UNIQUE FOR THIS, AS WELL AS FOR THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF JLL III WITH HIS FATHER ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.1 APRIL 2009
*The Elvis stamp, with over 517 million sold, remains the most highly publicized and biggest selling commemorative postage stamp of all time.
1993- Elvis gets his own US postage stamp. Many fans will deliberately address letters to false destinations so that they will stamped “Return To Sender” – in memoriam of the 60’s song. 5 Cd set “ From Nashville To Memphis – The Essential 60’s Masters” is released.