Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. is a riveting performer with a rare capability to establish a very special rapport with his audience. His incredible singing voice, naturally reminiscent of "The King", and fine sense of humor has thrilled audiences worldwide.
Mr. Presley, Jr. has appeared in 18 countries and 6 islands. Performing for both private and ticketed events, he has appeared in venues ranging from nite clubs and theatres to concert halls and arenas as well as amusement parks and casinos. He has generated 21 DVD’s of his performances and has also had a prolific recording career amassing 39 CD’s culled from both live and studio performances.
In addition to his busy concert schedule, Jr. is the curator of The Private Collection of the King on Tour. Launched in 2013, this spectacular, 53 foot, $500,000 unit with hydraulic side pull-outs and an eye-popping graphic wrap is a one-of-a-kind mobile museum that is sure to thrill any Elvis fan. This collection represents a portion of one of the largest private collections of Elvis memorabilia in the world outside of Graceland. At times, portions of the collection have been on exhibit throughout the United States, Canada (including the Canadian National Exhibition and Paramount's Canada's Wonderland), Europe, and Asia. It existed as a stationary museum for 18 years in Niagara Falls, Canada. However, this marks the first time that the collection has been available as a mobile museum. The collection encompasses motorcycles, costumes, jewelry, movie props, personal items and other exciting memorabilia.
Roll-out exhibits, for larger spaces, are available to accompany the museum and include vehicles, costumes and other memorabilia from such celebrities as Roy Orbison, Liberace, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Muhammad Ali, Barbara Mandrell, Linda Thompson and Skeeter Davis. Many venues (including theatres, fairs, and casinos) utilize the museum as a prelude to an Elvis Jr. concert allowing visitors to view the museum in their venue for several days, a week, or more before the concert.
At this point, you may be wondering just who is Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr.? He is the son of the late Elvis Presley born out-of-wedlock, unbeknownst to Elvis, (at the time) on December 24, 1961 in Gary, Indiana - the result of a liaison between Elvis Presley and Angelique Delores Pettyjohn, a young actress and dancer from Chicago who was an extra hired to be a dancer in the film "Blue Hawaii" (1961) - she returned to Chicago - in child, Elvis' child. (Elvis later made sure Angelique Pettyjohn stared in one of his later movies Clambake in 1967.)
During this time, Elvis was at the height of his fame and Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, feared that a marriage to Angelique, as well as his impending fatherhood, would seriously damage the King’s reputation thereby destroying his wealth and fame. Great pressure was exerted upon the actress to have an abortion. While Angelique was unwilling to abort the baby, she did agree to deliver the baby in secret thereby saving Elvis the shame and publicity of a Hollywood scandal. She also agreed to allow the child to be adopted immediately following the birth.
Colonel Parker, who was an orphan himself, was adopted by a circus couple, he drew on his own experience and began combing the circus troupes for a suitable couple. “Colonel Tom Parker, came from a carnival background and a circus background,” says Presley Jr. “It was his decision that when my real mother was impregnated that she put this child up for adoption because it could have ruined Elvis’ career. Not being married to the actress and having a child born out of wedlock would have ruined him at that time - totally.
He found them in a young Yugoslavian couple known as “The Vargas” performers who were traveling with the Ringling Brothers Circus throughout North America. The young couple very much wanted a child of their own and at the time, was unable to conceive. Arrangements were made and immediately following the birth, when Pettyjohn gave up her son, her words to the couple were, “Take special care of this boy; he belongs to Elvis.” The conditions of the adoption were simple and the young couple adhered to them: first, they were not to reveal under any circumstances, the child’s biological parents until the infant reached his 21st birthday; second, they were not to seek any monetary compensation from the Presley family on behalf of the child.
With the adoption complete, the infant who began life as Phillip Stanic, grew up surrounded by the glittering circus world.
He later trained exotic cats and by the age of 15 was known as the youngest wild animal trainer in the world. He trained his exotics with love - no whips, no chairs & and uncaged. His cats have been featured in many commercials including those for Kit Kat chocolate bars and Cougar Lincoln Mercury automobiles as well as several movies such as Sahara featuring Brooke Shields and Cat People starring Natasha Kinski.
At the age of 16 he discovered he could sing. (Blood tests showed that "Anita Stanic" could not be the mother of Elvis Jr/Philip Stanic) and he began performing in clubs and showcases at night while working with his cats during the day. When Phillip reached his 21st birthday, he was told he was adopted and that his father was Elvis Presley.
After much inner struggle, Phillip realized that he wanted his true identity to be acknowledged. He applied for and was granted on January 21, 1985 the legal right to bear the name Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr. by the United States Federal Court system. Angelique Dolores Pettyjohn, admitted to being birth mother to Elvis Jr.
After sufficient documents, sworn testimonies, and additional evidence presented by independent third parties were presented to a judge and after proof having been made to the satisfaction of the Court "that notice of hearing thereon was given in the manner and form required by law and no objections having been filed by any person, Phillip Stanic by the decision of the U.S. Federal Court", was recognized as Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr
Elvis Jr. will be in concert with Dino Anthony as Dean Martin at the Moose Event Center on March 8th & 9th 2020, seating is limited to only 100, the night also includes chef prepared hours doeuvres with a cash bar .... for ticket information call Jerry: 239-810-4587