New guests including the TCB Band have now been announced for the Official Elvis Insiders Conference. Ronnie Tutt, James Burton and Glen Hardin of the TCB Band will be guests on August 14 to answer questions from host Tom Brown. Also, Larry Geller and Nancy Rooks are confirmed as guests in the Merchandise and Memorabilia Showroom during Elvis Week. Tickets for the Elvis Insiders Conference and other Elvis Week events are on sale now. Admission to the showroom is included with your Elvis Insiders Conference ticket.
Insiders special guests confirmed so far for August 13: D.J. Fontana, Elvis' original drummer; Loanne Parker, former long-time RCA Records staff member who worked with Elvis, Colonel Parker and who later became Mrs. Parker; Dick Grob who handled security for Elvis; and Charles Stone who was part of the management for Elvis' concert tours.
Special guests confirmed so far for August 14: Priscilla Presley former wife of Elvis Presley; Jerry Schilling close friend of Elvis' and author of the acclaimed 2006 memoir 'Me and a Guy Named Elvis'; James Burton, Glen D. Hardin and Ronnie Tutt from the TCB Band and Myrna Smith and Estelle Brown from The Sweet Inspirations.
Confirmed so far in the Merchandise & Memorabilia Showroom are: Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson, who toured with Elvis early in both their careers; Larry Geller, Elvis' close friend and spiritual advisor; Nancy Rooks, who was a long-time member of Elvis' staff at Graceland; actress Darlene Tompkins who appeared in the movies Blue Hawaii and Fun in Acapulco; actress Cynthia Pepper who appeared in the movie Kissin' Cousins; actress Chris Noel who appeared in Girl Happy; dancer Tanya Lemani George who appeared in the 68 TV Special; singer/author Maxine Brown Russell, formerly part of the hit-making trio The Browns, with whom Elvis toured early in his career; and Elvis Insiders member Sandi Pichon Elvis fan and close friend of Elvis'; and June Juanico, who dated Elvis in 1955-57 during his rise to fame. More guests to be announced.