"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)



"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)






Quick reference guide to Lisa Marie Presley

EIN has put together some basic facts and photos about Lisa.

Birth Name: Lisa Marie Presley

Birthdate: February 1, 1968

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Occupations: Estate manager, singer/songwriter

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Elvis Presley; rising singer/songwriter

Significant Other(s):

Husband: Danny Keough, musician; married Oct. 3, 1988, divorced May 6, 1994

Husband: Michael Jackson, musician; married May 26, 1994, divorced Jan. 18, 1996

Husband: Nicolas Cage, actor; married Aug. 10, 2002, divorced Nov. 25, 2002

Significant Boyfriends: John Oszajca, musician (once engaged)


Father: Elvis Presley, musician, actor; born Jan. 8, 1935; died Aug. 16, 1977

Mother: Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, actor

Daughter: Danielle Riley, born May 19, 1989, with Danny Keough

Son: Benjamin Storm, born Oct. 21, 1992, with Danny Keough

Musical career:

Album: To Whom It May Concern released in 2003 peaking at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart (subsequently certified Gold in the US with sales exceeding 500,000 copies)

Single: first single from album is Lights Out. Reaches Australian Top 40.


2nd single: Sinking In is the 2nd single from the album. Like its title it sinks quickly failing to garner airplay and sales.

Lisa sings "Silent Night" on CD, "Sounds of the Season: The NBC Holiday Collection"

2nd album: due for release in March 2005

On tour with Lisa:

USA tour: Lisa toured as suppoert act for Chris Isaak in 2004

Feb 29, 2004: Palms Hotel, Las Vegas (two generations of the Presley family have now played Vegas)

Australian tour: Lisa and her band performed several very well received gigs in Australia in mid 2004 (To Whom It May Concern tour)

Official website: http://www.lisapresley.com

Fan websites:





Miscellaneous news stories about Lisa Marie Presley

Police To Quiz Lisa Marie Over Michael Jackson (18 March 2004, Google) Cops in the US want to question Lisa Marie Presley after she revealed she had seen "things" while she was married to Michael Jackson. During an interview in Australia on Andrew Denton's top rating program 'Enough Rope'.

Lisa is in Australia promoting her new album as part of her To Whom It May Conncern tour. While talking to Denton she hinted that she might have seen Jackson act in an improper way.

According to the Daily Mirror, the 35-year-old recalled, "seeing things going on that I couldn't do anything about." But she refused to elaborate on what she had seen: "Don't ask me what sort of things because I'm not going to answer...it's just stuff." One day later Lisa Marie clarified the remarks she made on TV, saying she never saw ex-husband Michael Jackson engage in inappropriate behaviour with children. The daughter of legend Elvis Presley married Jackson in 1994 and the couple split just 20 months later. Jackson is charged with seven acts of lewd and lascivious behaviour with a minor and administering an intoxicating agent. In January he pleaded not guilty to all charges. Santa Barbara police will question Lisa when she returns from her trip.

Click to read full transcript of Lisa's contentious interview: http://www.abc.net.au/enoughrope/stories/s1062187.htm

Rough road to the top for The King's Daughter: As the only child of rock & roll's first and most celebrated rock star, Lisa Marie Presley would have to work extremely hard to establish her own individuality, far far away from her famous Father. It would be a rough road, but Lisa Marie had the spark and rawness to do it and to do it on her own terms.

Born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley on February 1, 1968, Elvis's only daughter spent the first four years of her life at Graceland where she was the apple of her father's eye. When her parents split in 1972, Lisa Marie left Nashville with her mother for the suburbs of Los Angeles, but would regularly visit Elvis in Memphis. Music was undoubtedly a big part of her life; Elton John, David Cassidy and some of Elvis' softer songs were her favorites. Having music around allowed Lisa Marie an escape. The tension between two households and the geographic distance apart was emotionally taxing for a young girl; such stress came to head August 16, 1977 when her father died after an apparent drug overdose. Lisa Marie was nine-years-old.

The decade that followed showed an aggressive young lady that lacked direction and discipline. Lisa Marie meddled in drugs during her teenage years while listening to Devo and The Sex Pistols. At age 18, she left drugs behind and began following Scientology. During this time, Lisa Marie began writing songs, but the process proved nerve-racking. Lisa Marie was aware of the pressures of being Elvis Presley's daughter, so she didn't exactly pursue songwriting that seriously.

She had something else in mind; she married her longtime boyfriend, Danny Keough, in 1988. The six-year marriage produced two children, Danielle and Ben. Motherhood grounded her, but not entirely--Lisa Marie was a rebel at heart and the tabloids loved it.

In 1994, rumors circulated that she and Michael Jackson had tied the knot in the Dominican Republic. The union was initially denied in May, but the world couldn't believe their eyes when Lisa Marie and the King of Pop appeared on the annual MTV Music Awards four months later. The two locked lips to the crowd's surprise and those watching at home were equally a gasp. Was it a gimmick or real love?

Between television appearances and media scrutiny, Lisa Marie had had enough of Michael Jackson and divorced him 1997. She was mentally and physically exhausted. Music soothed her once more and a chance meeting with producer Glen Ballard motivated Lisa Marie to give the music thing another try. Ballard was impressed with her dark, luckless melodies and inked her a deal with Capitol.

Her debut album was slated for a 2000 release, but Ballard didn't stick around to the final product. The next year, Lisa Marie starting dating actor Nicolas Cage; the couple married in summer 2002 despite it being a tumultuous relationship from the start. Sadly, Cage and Lisa Marie's wedded bliss fell short three months later when the pair split for good. Lisa Marie might have been down, but she wasn't out.

Lisa Marie Presley bravely made her musical debut in spring 2003 with the release of To Whom It May Concern. Deeply personal, edgy and furious, To Whom It May Concern showed a side of Lisa Marie that was both smart and brash. She wasn't interested in living up to her Father's legacy in the eyes of others because she was comfortable with her own.

To Whom It May Concern sold 140,000 copies during its first week of release in April. It was also one of the year's highest debuts with its #5 position on Billboard. - MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide/VH1.com

Lisa Presley sells controlling interest in EPE to impresario


(Spotlight/Article, Source: EIN)













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