….“We also loved going to see Tom Jones. Elvis was in awe of his voice and a true fan. He also liked Tom personally. The first time Elvis took me to meet Tom and attend his performance, we had been living together less than a year. He wanted me to wear the sexiest dress I owned.
"Honey, I want you to wear that white crocheted see-through dress from Suzi Creamcheese I just bought you,” Elvis said. “That dress and your body is gonna blow Tom’s mind! I can’t wait to show off my new love to him. He’s gonna eat his heart out!”
I thought that was funny that these two grown men, superstar performers, had such a boyish, even puerile show-off competition going. But I wore the dress and elicited the reaction Elvis had wanted. It was a very different story a mere year and a half later, when Elvis and I were going to see Tom perform again. I broke out one of my sexiest dresses and came out all set to leave.
“Honey, what the hell are you wearing?” Elvis said.
“What do you mean?” I asked. “The last time we went to see Tom you were anxious to show me off and asked me to wear my sexiest dress.”
“Well, that’s when you were my new girlfriend—now you’re my woman! You’re the woman I love and live with, and I don’t want Tom, or Dick, or Harry, or anyone else looking at you with lust in their eyes. You’re mine. Go change into something that won’t cause eyes to bug out.”….(A Little Thing Called Life by Linda Thompson)
“Superstar performer Michael Jackson who teamed up with Lionel Richie to assemble some of music’s biggest names in 1985 for the song We Are The World, a song which raised $65 million for the hungry in Africa, is hoping to work his magic once more with the song What More Can I Give?, which he wrote, produced and financed:
‘I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims. There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play and immediate role in helping comfort so many people.’” (–Michael Jackson, Jet Magazine, 2001)
How many times can we turn our heads And pretend we cannot see Healing the wounds of our broken earth We are one global family Just sending your prayers Is something you feel Helping one heal What have I got that I can give (What have I got that I can give, tell me) What have I got that I can give, yeah, oh To love and to teach you To hold and to need you What more can I give
One Direction to Perform at 2015 American Music Awards
Here’s something to scream about: One Direction has been added to the lineup for the 2015 American Music Awards.
The superstar pop group will perform their new song “Perfect” at the AMAs, which take place Nov. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
The fourpiece – Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – should be familiar with format of the AMAs. The group (then a five piece) won three trophies last year’s ceremony – artist of the year; favorite duo or group, pop/rock; and favorite album, pop/rock. And they’ve won a further two trophies from previous editions. This time, the boy band is nominated in two categories, including artist of the year.
“Perfect” is from 1D’s forthcoming fifth studio album Made In The A.M. which is scheduled to drop on Nov. 13. The arrival of “Perfect” earlier this month prompted 1.6 million Twitter mentions in a single week.
Taylor Swift is the most nominated artist at this year’s awards with six, though The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor are close behind. AMAs nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.
Also, the AMAs and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers. Each performer will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they’re announced. To activate the emojis, tweet any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show. The hashtag for One Direction is #AMAs1D, while emojis are available for 5SOS (#5SOSonAMAs); Gomez (#RevivalAMAs) and Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs).
The American Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions, a sister company of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Braccoare producers.
Voting for the AMAs is open at AMAvote.com.
Baby, @onedirection is PERFORMING at the #AMAs for YOU! They’re performing ✨PERFECT!✨ LIVE, 11/22 on ABC. #AMAs1D pic.twitter.com/xUIG9n0SYv
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