Resurgence of the King
He’s BACK!!!! The “Legend Lives On” in Spirit
Back by Popular demand, the ‘Spirit of Elvis’ show starring Jimmy W Johnson returns to the stage at the Blue Ridge Dinner Theater for his first performance on February 14th. This ‘Special’ Valentine Show of ‘Love Me Tender’ will be one you don’t want to miss!!
If you have seen Jimmy before you know what a FANTASTIC performer he is! If you have never had the opportunity to see his performance, this is your chance!!
Quotes from individuals who know and have worked with Jimmy describes him BEST!!!
“He is the only Elvis entertainer that I have ever worked with. As for me, it is like working with the real Elvis Presley” –Sam Phillips, Sun Records Memphis TN
“If you listen to Jimmy W Johnson and Elvis, it is very difficult for me to tell the difference” –Charlie Hodges, TCB Band member
“I haven’t felt that feeling since 1977 during Elvis’ last concert” –Ed Enoch, Stamps Quartet during a performance with Jimmy
“He will touch your heart” –Ron Riley, Radio Personality
“As long as Jimmy W Johnson lives, Elvis will never die” –Fans
If you never had the opportunity to see a live concert of Elvis Aaron Presley, this is your chance to Relive the Magic and Charisma of the “KING”
[hidden]A true Elvis experience. Relive the fantasy as Starrlyte Promotions presents Jimmy W. Johnson in the “Spirit of Elvis.” “Elvis never left the building like we thought; you may not be able to see him at the moment… but if you’re quiet, long enough… you can still hear him singing.” The Legend Lives On!
Jimmy W. Johnson started singing at an early age in his home church in Eastern North Carolina. As a teenager, his vocal abilities and uncanny resemblance to Elvis gained him fame around Memphis. He began touring the Southeastern United States with several well-known beach bands. While performing, he met Claude Bailey, manager for Jackie Wilson. Mr. Bailey immediately recognized the similarities and charisma of the “King of Rock-n-Roll,” thus began Jimmy W.’s career.
In 1990, his recording, “Tying Yellow Ribbons Round the USA” became the number one song played on Armed Forces Radio Network during Operation Desert Storm. The recording earned him recognition from the pentagon.
Jimmy has performed for and been endorsed by Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records and the man who discovered Elvis Presley himself. Sam once said to Jimmy, “The only difference in you and Elvis is that Elvis came first.
Jimmy W. is probably best known for his national hit, “The Tomahawk Chop,” which he performed live on ESPN during the 1992 World Series. This celebration of the Atlanta Braves was seen by more than 80 million viewers. Jimmy W. has performed throughout the Southeast, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Carnival Cruise Lines.
The “Spirit of Elvis ” show is endorsed by the “Elvis Fans Forever” Fan Club, Linda Lee, President. This fan club is officially authorized by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Memphis, Tenn. We invite you to be a part of the show as Jimmy W. Johnson highlights a ‘A Special Time’ in the Life and Music of the “King of Rock-n-Roll.”[/hidden]