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Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

That cool messy guy played part in providing booze to my best friend 25 years ago after leaving an old club of his off Front Street, & while only 13 or 14 years old at the time, my best friend and another friend of his got on a motorcycle my friend thought he was more sober to operate, & while on I-55, Jared Sizemore of Kirby High School fell off the back loosing his life. When Timothy Rodemyer turned to look what happened, he also turned the handlebars, coasting him into a guardrail & breaking his neck killing him instantly on Labor Day, 1992. So, before many of you open your mouths to something that so obviously for decades has been an unraveling nightmare for the families involved, maybe you ought to think about so many other than just this example that over the years have been attempting to stop with this brat of a kid who never stopped rebelling against not getting his way, which caused some their lives as he roams a free 'it' of whatever you want to call this moron!

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Posted by Chris Ross on 04/18/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Memphis Wrestling Legend Jackie Fargo Dies

Charlotte, I remember so very well seeing Jackie wrestle from the time I was four, which was back in 1958 or 1959. Back then it was on one of the Birmingham stations in Alabama. Later I watched him a lot on TV in Huntsville as well as Chattanooga, Tennessee. I also watched him as We went live to the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville. Watched him for many years as I was glued to the TV every Saturday afternoon.....I would not miss it for the world.
Recently, and out of the blue, I had a dream about him. I think he is trying to get a message to me and I think i know what it is. Does this sound CRAZY, yes I am sure it does, but it is not. I would love to talk to you about it sometime, if any way possible. My name is John Lowden, the one on Facebook that lives in Glen Allen, VA.

Posted by John Lowden on 04/05/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

Mongo's only danger ever was a messy homeowner and selling Boose to
Underage kids. He resides in Calif now. He is all an act on a stage. Calm down Jethro. He is a cool messy guy

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Posted by hummersusi on 03/28/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Memphis Blues Musician Fred Sanders Passes Away at 71

I loved my uncle Fred his brother Pastor James P. Sanders although some just know him as JP took me to meet his brother and family in Memphis when I was little in the 70's I loved all who I meet as a child we did not make it to Memphis all the time but he was love by all of the Sanders children his which are his nephews and nieces. He and my Dad could play the guitar well and now my brother Tim plays also who tried to follow the music of George Benson for years. Fred has been and inspiration to musicians and will be missed by all of his family I am a proud one. R.I.P Bathsheba Gibborim (a.k.a Yvette W. Sanders) Mob Museum Volunteer Las Vegas NV

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Posted by Queen's Kingdom on 02/03/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Memphis Wrestling Legend Jackie Fargo Dies

My name is buster Higgins, I remember walking downtown Nashville, one morning with my babysitter, I was 6 yrs. old. We walk by a liquor store, and I peek in, and there he was my hero, the king, Jackie Fargo. He looked at me and motioned me to come in, my babysitter took me in , and it was the most wonderful thing, I had ever dreamed of, getting to me mr fargo.i never to this day ever forgot it, I'm 62 yes. Old now, but he was the most kindest, and wonderful gentleman I had ever met. He had the kindest heart, he was my hero, I have his strut down pat now, Rest In Peace, mr fargo, I will never forget

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Posted by Robert w. Higgins on 01/01/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Revolve Guitars and Music Opens in Bartlett

rEvolve has been a pleasure to deal with the past two years. Geoff has repaired and setup at least six guitars for me and always done an outstanding job. I trust him for his advice and respect him for his honesty. His prices are extremely reasonable and the work is top-notch. I have also bought numerous items from him and the prices are competitive with anyone. What I enjoy the most is the neighborhood "feel" of his shop. It's fun just to look around while someone is playing a possible future buy in the background. Geoff and Zack run a great music store with plenty of selection, knowledge and honesty.
Jerry Masonis

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Posted by bubba on 06/24/2016 at 7:55 AM

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

it's the guy in the grim reaper mask you need to worry about.

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Posted by Floyd Yancey on 06/19/2016 at 4:11 AM

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

I remember Mongo since I was a kid nearly 50 past. If he was going to go off he would have done it a longtime ago. Relax.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/18/2016 at 10:03 PM

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

I know this thread is old as hell but I just caught this episode of American Pickers, which resulted in a rather extensive search and reading session on this Prince Mongo guy to the point I missed the rest of the episode being so engrossed in the guy and what articles and info I found about him.
To be honest the guy is nothing short of frightening. And I'm not Mr Tough-Guy or anything but I'm no 6'3, 200lb chicken shit either.
The frightening thing about him is that he has quite clearly and obviously completely lost any sort of remote grasp on reality. Whether the "character" he portrays is his honest persona or not, (frankly it's almost a bit more frightening if he KNOWS it's all an act) the dude is legitimately off the reservation. This is the type of psyche that ends up burning down city blocks or poisoning the water supply and shit like that, whether it's in an effort to stop the spawning of whatever demon or alien creatures he is certain are trying to infiltrate the community, or because he's certain the community is out to get him, or merely that his "eccentric" act isn't getting him the level of attention that he requires anymore and decides to take things to another level.
How this guy isn't locked up in a padded party room already is beyond me, let alone the fact he is allowed to run for office every election. Everyone is so concerned with catching sleeper cells of terrorists hiding out in towns, (which is a legit concern, don't gt me wrong) yet this nutcase is free as a bird...

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Posted by TheApexPreditor on 06/18/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “96X to Return to Memphis Airwaves

The summer of 2014 and my sanity were saved by your alternative format at the time. By November it was some hip-hop music. Stay with the alternative music. And get a playlist going.

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Posted by timmy on 02/08/2016 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Live from Graceland: SiriusXM's Elvis Radio

My 6 yr old is a hard core Elvis fan! She loves his music via Sirius RADIO, has Elvis decor in her bedroom, had an Elvis themed birthday party, named our dog Elvis and more. We are bringing her to see Graceland April 1 and 2nd, would love to get her on the show! Any chance?

Posted by Cesilee Moore Rogers on 02/04/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Why Memphians Should Hate the Tennessee Titans, Part I

Be happy not having the Titans in Memphis or any other NFL franchise. What made Nashville - Nashville, died when the NFL came to town. They tore down "Opryland USA" to build a fake outlet mall and sent families down the road to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. No longer could you drop the kids off at the park and go see the shows. Either drag them kicking and screaming or go somewhere else. If not the two previously mentioned, then go to Branson, MO. This may sit well for many in Nashville, but we have not been back in years as we've watched it turn into Hollywood Country.

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Posted by Wilbur G. Bernard on 01/01/2016 at 5:59 AM

Re: “"Memphis Rocks" Book Signing Friday

on october 24, 1979 i saw the knack at the Orpheum. the fools (from boston) were the opening act. they/the fools did not get a shout out in this book. it was a GREAT show. i still consider it to be the SECOND best concert i have ever been to. this is a great book. i highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of rock and roll. you can really see how touring changed through out the years in this book.

Posted by John Hurschel Runion on 12/19/2015 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Live from Graceland: SiriusXM's Elvis Radio

Love listening to Elvis radio station. Really love hearing the Elvis & Lisa Marie duets. They sound so beautiful together. Would enjoy hearing these played more often. Wish Lisa would do a whole album of duets with Elvis. Also love the George Klein show with the great stories told about Elvis.

Posted by KarenB on 10/03/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Live from Graceland: SiriusXM's Elvis Radio

Just visited Memphis and of course Graceland on June 15 as part of my 70th birthday celebration, with my new wife of 11 years! She was thrilled to see Graceland, and so was I since it had been 28 years since last visiting. It was interesting to see all the changes which have been made to the property. Our trip to Meditation Garden was extremely hard, due to the fact that Elvis had been a big part of our lives for most of our early years.

We Still Miss Him!

Mike & Janet, LaPorte, Indiana

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Posted by Mike & Janet on 06/17/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Revolve Guitars and Music Opens in Bartlett

This is a great and beautiful store with fantastic service! I'm a 51 year old guitar player born and "Raised on Rock" (as the Elvis song goes) in Memphis, Tn. Every time I walk into this store I say to myself, "Man, this place is awesome, look at all these cool guitars and stuff!"
This is where I bought my newest very cool electric guitar! I am also having this store update the hardware on my Custom Handmade 1984 BC RICH Warlock too!
Arthur B. Clark Jr. (6/3/1964)
Memphis, Tn.

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Posted by Art Clark Jr. on 05/03/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Live from Graceland: SiriusXM's Elvis Radio

Memories of that incredible great,.. and never returning rock and roll era..glorious time when I was a very young lad, flows like a river on my mind when I hear Elvis Radio!! A music era that made history!!... Greetings to all fans! Rdrnnr47, here in Puerto Rico

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Posted by on 03/19/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Dennis Brooks Passes

For those who don't know me, my name is Paul Caesar. Son of Joe Caesar. My father and Dennis where best friends from childhood and on through life. The last time I saw Dennis I was around the age of five visiting my father and new step mother at my father and Dennis's apartment in downtown Memphis. I never really got to know him as well as I would have liked, but oh the stories I was blessed to here from my dad and uncles over the years. My father moved on from Memphis to become all that he is and achieve amazing things and often encourages me to get out of Memphis. As a matter of fact it has been sort of a battle within me wanting to follow my father's intuitions, but I love Memphis so much. It's like I am drawn here. I belong here. This place has such a soulful magic that I can't abandon or begin to explain. I often spend time down town walking around and just taking in the scenery and the soulful sound of our music in the distances as the smell of the world's best BBQ hits me from a distance. I get overcome and overwhelmed with such a genuine feeling of being be a true native of the very streets that my father and Dennis used to tear up and down in their youth. Man how my imagination just takes off on a journey. Knowing I'm standing on the same side walk or walking the same streets as they once did means the world to me. I have grown to share the same love for Memphis as Dennis once did and i often think of how priceless it would be if he where still here to help explain to my to my father why I just can't leave my awesome, magical, soulful, city. I feel like a true rock star every time I meet one of these old head Memphis music guys at a dive somewhere downtown and Dennis's name comes up. If only they knew the stories I've heard from my Dad and step mother about how cool Dennis was and how much fun trouble they used to get into. Perhaps I am being guided through these alleyways and cut streets by Dennis's spirit as I live laugh and love all that Memphis is. Thanks Dennis for all the awesome thoughts and stories. How I wish I could have ran into you at one of the many events you put together in my adult years and just been like hi sir I'm Paul Caesar nice to meet you. Man what an evening we would have had once you put two and two together. This next shot, slash toast is to you sir as I sit down town in a building, you guys probably used to know well. I hope that the good name I am coming to develop down here can be a testimony to the times you and my father once had..........

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Posted by bigpaul on 02/12/2015 at 10:04 PM

Re: “On the Phone with Bill Cunningham of the Box Tops

I met Bill during his sojourn in Germany in the early '70's. I was into the American music being played in Germany at the time, which was really fluff. I'd never heard of the Box Tops. It wasn't 'till I moved to Canada and being a little older that I realized who he was. Wow. I still feel somewhat foolish, 50 years later. He didn't make any impression on me musically when I knew him, I'd never heard him play, and let's face it, what did I know? Apparently not much The only time I figured "okay, he can play the guitar" is when he patiently taught my little brother some easy to learn songs on his guitar. Bill wasn't a person to brag, nor was he ever anything but a nice guy. Polite, caring and a real gentleman. He ended up marrying my best friend. (It really should have been me. Ahhh, the missed opportunities.) I would have married him in a flash, just because he was such a great guy.

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Posted by Karen Gordon on 02/12/2015 at 5:20 AM
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