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Priscilla Presley To Speak at 8th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute

August 08, 2012



Following on the heels of Elvis Week 2012, the 8th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute will feature an outdoor screening of Johnny Ramone's favorite Elvis film, "King Creole," and include special guest speaker Priscilla Presley. 

The film screening will include a slideshow of rare photos from Johnny Ramone’s personal archives of the guitar legend with one of his closest friends, daughter of the king, Lisa Marie Presley. The esteemed Priscilla Presley will appear in-person to speak and share reflections on Johnny Ramone, daughter Lisa Marie, her iconic husband’s legacy, and the lasting impact he made on the world.

The event will be held at the renowned Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday August 19th, 2012 and tickets are $10. Donations in excess of the required admission are welcomed and suggested but not mandatory. Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or at the gate upon entry. Net proceeds will benefit the Johnny Ramone Research fund at USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center lead by Dr. David Agus.

Johnny, a longtime Elvis fan and avid collector, cites Elvis in the new book, "Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone," as being highly influential in igniting his flame for rock ‘n’ roll; a spark that would eventually lead to significant contributions to pop culture and rock history in his own rite. Appropriately, the grounds of the event will include an on-site display of rare Elvis memorabilia culled from Johnny’s personal collection, as housed in the “Elvis Room” of Ramone’s Los Angeles home.

The gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. with the book signing at 6:30 p.m. Intro with Priscilla will begin at approx. 8:30 p.m. with the film screening at 9:00 p.m. To purchase tickets online in advance please visit http://johnnyramone.com/tickets.html.