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Don Wilson's Hollywood Beat

Don Wilson's Hollywood Beat

By Don Wilson
"Don's unique talent and good nature have allowed him to connect with a literal who’s who of Hollywood. From the music, TV and motion picture industries, to the most celebrated icons of our time - even being befriended by the greatest star of them all, Elvis Presley – doors have opened for Don. He has amassed an historic treasure trove of personal photos and memorabilia, with the most intimate firsthand stories behind them. The entire entertainment industry has opened their arms to this one-of-a-kind individual." – Larry Geller
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Ronnie Tutt, Richard Davis, George Klein and Casey Kasem are my guests as we look back...
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A special featuring vintage interviews from my archives with Ronnie Tutt, Richard Davis, George Klein, and Casey Kasem. This special Spotify Edition will feature the music of Elvis Presley. Dedicated to the memory of Ronnie Tutt. #DonWilsonsHollywoodBeat #RonnieTutt #RichardDavis #George Klein #CaseyKasem #ElvisPresley #Spotify
October 17, 2021
My guests are: Michael Ochoa, Laura Ochoa, Cissie Lowe Young and Cliff Gleaves (Vintage Interview)
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A show all about Elvis with Michael Ochoa, Laura Ochoa, Cissie Lowe Young and Cliff Gleaves featuring Elvis' music on Spotify.
October 11, 2021
Larry Geller talks about his friendship with Elvis in a new interview!
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Larry Geller tells of his first meeting with Elvis, his subsequent friendship with him, as well as his time with Sebring International. Learn what a meeting with The Beatles led Elvis to do, Elvis' frustration with Hal Wallis and much more!! #larrygeller #elvispresley #thebeatles #halwallis #mindimiller #donwilsonshollywoodbeat
October 6, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Larry Geller talks about his friendship with Elvis in a new interview!
Larry Geller tells of his first meeting with Elvis, his subsequent friendship with him, as well as his time with Sebring International. Learn what a meeting with The Beatles led Elvis to do, Elvis' frustration with Hal Wallis and much more!! #larrygeller #elvispresley #thebeatles #halwallis #mindimiller #donwilsonshollywoodbeat
October 6, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Gennifer Flowers in a candid interview about her life, family and career!
Gennifer Flowers opens up about her life, her family, music, career and life on the road with Roy Clark and Buck Trent. Gennifer talks about Elvis, Dolly Parton and her career in journalism. And more... #genniferflowers #donwilsonshollywoodbeat #dollyparton #elvispresley
October 4, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Mindi Miller, Part 2. Also, Larry Geller also talks about Mindi and Elvis
Mindi Miller talks about her career and Elvis in a very candid interview. #mindimiller #elvispresley #larrygeller #donwilsonshollywoodbeat #switch #robertwagner
September 30, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Mindi Miller in a in depth interview! (Part 1 of 2) Also, Peter Alden, and Krista Joy.
Mindi Miller in a one hour interview talks about growing up in Hollywood and her adventures in show business. Plus, a farewell to Peter Alden with some audio clips from past shows with Kim Davis, and Shira and Larry Geller. #mindimiller #donwilsonshollywoodbeat #peteralden #kristajoy #kimdavis #larrygeller
September 27, 2021
Guests: Sally A. Hoedel, author of the book Destined To Die Young. + A vintage Red West interview.
Sally A. Hoedel discusses her book Destined To Die Young, a fascinating book about Elvis Presley. Plus, a vintage Red West interview from my vault. #sallyahoedel #redwest #elvispresley #donwilsonshollywoodbeat
September 22, 2021
Guests: Author Sally A Hodel discusses her book Destined To Die Young & Red West from 1992.
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
My guests are author Sally A. Hoedel, author of the book Destined To Die Young, on the life of Elvis Presley. Also, a vintage 1992 interview with Red West on his career and friendship with Elvis. #sallyahoedel #redwest #donwilsonshollywoodbeat
September 22, 2021
I'm back! My Guests: Cissie Lowe Young, Richard Davis, George Klein. J.D. Sumner, Rosemary Alden
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
A brand new interview with Elvis Fan Club President Cissie Lowe Young, plus clips from past shows!
September 16, 2021
New Gennifer Flowers clips and a November 2019 interview. Gennifer talks about her new podcast!
Exclusive: Gennifer Flowers talks about her new podcast and gives her prediction of Joe Biden's running mate! Gennifer tells Don about her life and career! Plus coping with the lockdown, and meeting Elvis...
May 8, 2020
Gennifer Flowers checks in on lockdown! Larry Geller, Mindi Miller,Laurel Goodwin and Glen Campbell!
Gennifer Flowers checks in and lets us know what she is up to. Larry Geller and Mindi Miller on Elvis. Glen Campbell in a vintage 1995 interview with yours truly. Doris Terrana and Melinda Neal also appear.
April 23, 2020
Don interviews Glen Campbell in April 1995
Glen Campbell discusses his career, John Wayne, Alan Jackson, Branson and his friendship with Elvis Presley. Promos: Patsy Andersen, Glen Campbell, Gennifer Flowers and Mindi Miller.
April 14, 2020
Elvis Memories: Rosemary Alden Starkey, Sara Matteson Ginger Alden and Kenny Rogers!
Rosemary Alden Starkey in her first interview! Sara Matteson also returns. A solid hour of upbeat memories told for the first time. Don't miss it! Ginger Alden and Kenny Rogers also appear!
April 9, 2020
Don's Exclusive 1993 J.D. Sumner Interview. The complete Tish Henley interview and more!
J.D. Sumner and Don talk in 1993 and the complete interview with Elvis' personal nurse Tish Henley. Plus comments by Ginger Alden, Bill Morris, Mindi Miller and Red West.
February 10, 2020
Don's interview with Kimberly Davis Ward! Kim talks about her life with Richard Davis and more!
Kimberly Davis Ward shares her memories of her life with Richard Davis and his legacy. She also talks about George Klein, Cliff Gleaves, Priscilla Presley, her husband Steven Ward and The Triplets - a fight with Chrons for two of them. Plus the upcoming Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner.
January 21, 2020
Outtakes of Rosemary Alden Starkey and Sara Matteson. Richard Davis, Larry Geller, Cliff Gleaves
Rosemary Alden Starkey and Sara Matteson outtakes! Richard Davis talks about Elvis' chimp, Larry Geller discusses his hair care products, Casey Kasem discusses Cliff Gleaves, and Cliff talks about Elvis in Las Vegas and Houston. A full hour of fun and memories of Elvis! Kimberly Davis Ward, Krista Joy and Peter Alden also appear.
December 23, 2019
Tony Curtis, Richard Davis, Larry Geller, Casey Kasem, George Klein, Mindi Miller, Red West, Ginger Alden
A look back on Don's exclusive interviews - featuring a new message from Ginger Alden and a promo for her new event. Listen for clips from Gennifer Flowers, TCB Radio Network, Sara Matteson and Cissie Young.
December 17, 2019
Gennifer Flowers in an exclusive one hour interview. She shares some little known things!
Gennifer Flowers on her Journalistic and Entertainment Career, Meeting Elvis Presley and Bill Clinton, plus her thoughts on President Trump, Nancy Pelosi and The Media! Listen up and take a ride...
November 30, 2019
Sara Matteson discusses An Evening with Ginger Alden. Listen for Ginger Alden and Jo Alden.
Sara Matteson tells of an upcoming event with Ginger Alden. Listen for a vintage clips of Elvis introducing the Aldens and Don and a vintage message from Jo Alden. Glen Campbell, Tony Curtis, Richard Davis tells a great Scatter story, Cliff Gleaves, Casey Kasem, George Klein, Sam Phillips, J.D. Sumner and more!
November 25, 2019
Mary Jenkins, Tony Curtis, Cliff Gleaves, J.D. Sumner, Alan Fortas, Red West & Casey Kasem.
Elvis' cook Mary Jenkins defends him over rumours. Tony Curtis is heard as well as Cliff Gleaves discussing Elvis' film career in the 60's. Casey Kasem gives Don advice and behind the scenes of the vintage promos. J.D. Sumner is heard from an upcoming show and a 25 year old message from Elaine Young.
November 25, 2019
Memphis Rocks: Billy Swan in the studio, Billy Lee Riley and J.M. Van Eaton at Sun Records in 1994.
Don interviews Billy Swan about his hit "I Can Help" and also interviews Sun Rockabilly Legends Billy Lee Riley and J.M. Van Eaton at Sun Records in 1994!
November 25, 2019
Don talks to Elvis' private nurse Tish Henley Kirk - who lived at Graceland. Also, J.D. Sumner.
Tish Henley Kirk, Elvis' private nurse who lived on the grounds of Graceland and a preview of Don's upcoming J.D. Sumner interview!
November 25, 2019
The Archives: Glen Campbell, Tony Curtis, George Klein, Stella Stevens and Rufus Thomas
There is a bit of everything in this premiere show. Don has pulled audio clips from his archival interviews with Tony Curtis, Stella Stevens, Glen Campbell, George Klein and Rufus Thomas. Don talks about Marilyn Monroe and the home video release date of Quentin Tarantino's new film.
November 25, 2019
A personal show: Don talks about the loss of his family in 1971, his faith and health.
Don talks about the deaths of his parents and sister in a 1971 train accident and his faith.
November 25, 2019
Interviews with Elvis' Inner Circle, Part 2. Richard Davis, Cliff Gleaves, Ronnie Tutt and Red West.
This episodes features Elvis' friends and his legendary drummer, Ronnie Tutt! Promos by Elvis' announcer Al Dvorin, Mindi Miller and Sam Phillips.
November 25, 2019
Ronnie McDowell talks about "The King Is Gone". Plus, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns.
Singer Ronnie McDowell talks about his hit song and being a lifelong Elvis fan. Wayne Jackson talks about the 1969 American Sessions with Elvis.
November 25, 2019
Don interviews Joyce Bova about her book Don't Ask Forever: My Love Affair with Elvis.
Don's 1994 interview with Joyce Bova about her relationship with Elvis Presley. Included in the episode is a new promo from Joyce.
November 25, 2019
Mindi Miller on Elvis' Spirituality - a new interview! George Klein, Richard Davis & Cliff Gleaves.
Mindi Miller speaks about Elvis and his Spirituality. George Klein talks about Jayne Mansfield and Elvis. Cliff Gleaves remembers the 50's, Richard Davis talks about Elvis in Hawaii in 1965. Cissie Young celebrates 4 years as EPFC President. Thanks to TCB Radio Network for the clip of Peter Alden and Kim Davis Ward.
November 25, 2019
Glen Campbell, Richard Davis, George Klein, Mindi Miller, Linda Thompson, Red West and more!
My first hour podcast! Memories of Elvis: Ginger Alden, Glen Campbell, Tony Curtis, Shira and Larry Geller, Richard Davis, Cliff Gleaves, Mary Jenkins, Krista Joy, Mindi Miller, Sam Phillips, The Sweet Inspirations, Linda Thompson, Red West, Sonny West and Cissie Lowe Young!
November 25, 2019
Memories: Tony Curtis, Cliff Gleaves, Casey Kasem, Janet Leigh,Gail Stanton, Red West and Sonny West
A bit of this and that from Don's personal collection of memories. Listen for Ginger Alden, Army Archerd, Gennifer Flowers, Kathy Garver, Knox Phillips, Celeste Yarnall and more...
November 25, 2019
Dark Shadows - Excerpts from the August 1993 NYC Convention. For diehard fans of the series.
Jonathan Frid, Roger Davis, Louis Edmonds, Lara Parker, Michael Stroka in vintage comments about the classic ABC-TV gothic soap "Dark Shadows" 1966- 1971.
November 25, 2019
Don talks with Elvis' U.S. Army Sergeant Ira Jones in a vintage interview.
Sgt. Ira Jones shares his memories of Elvis in the U.S. Army. Promos from Ginger Alden, Joe Esposito and Cliff Gleaves. Plus, the U.S. Army Airborne
November 25, 2019
Elvis' Stepbrother David Stanley, J.D. Sumner and more! Don also tells of his meeting The Rat Pack.
Don sits down with Elvis' stepbrother David Stanley who tells of his life with Elvis, the personal memories and working security in a dramatic situation. and Don looks back on meeting The Rat Pack and Nancy Sinatra. Don gives his personal views on the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" controversy and shares a recording of Joey Bishop. J.D. Sumner weighs in on a practical joke that Elvis pulled on him (David Stanley also discusses it) listen for Joe Esposito, Lamar Fike, and Cliff Gleaves. Gennifer Flowers does a promo and Cissie Lowe Young invites you to her Elvis fan club.
November 25, 2019
Elvis - The King of Hollywood, Part 1
An overview of Elvis' 1950's films. Comments by Cliff Gleaves, Casey Kasem, Mindi Miller and Cissie Young.
November 25, 2019
Cissie Lowe Young, President of Elvis: Find Out What's Happening - Then and Now EPFC.
Don talks with Cissie Lowe Young about her Elvis fan club and Glen Campbell remembers Elvis.
November 25, 2019
An interview with Lamar Fike, a longtime member of Elvis' inner circle. Red West also guests.
Lamar Fike talks with Don about some funny situations, Elvis' music, security and enduring legacy. This interview was recorded in Memphis in 1992. Lamar Fike, 1935-2011
November 25, 2019
Larry Geller, Mindi Miller and Anne Helm! Exclusive interviews!
A special one hour edition: Brand new interviews with Larry Geller, Mindi Miller, and Anne Helm. This show focuses on some untold stories about Elvis. What did Paul Newman tell him? Elvis' plans from his last year,his Spirituality, beginnings and much more! A must listen for Elvis fans and music lovers!
November 25, 2019
Don interviews Egil "Bud" Krough, assistant to President Richard Nixon.
Bud Krough looks back on Elvis' visit to The White House to meet President Nixon. Promos from James Burton, George Klein and Linda Gail Lewis.
November 25, 2019
Vintage Interviews with J.D. Sumner and George Klein!
This episode features J.D. Sumner, the Gospel Music legend and background singer for Elvis. George Klein, Elvis' longtime friend and legendary radio announcer. Promos: Diana Goodman, Red West and Sam Thompson.
November 25, 2019
Don interviews The Sweet Inspirations! Estelle Brown, Sylvia Shemwell and Myrna Smith in 1992.
The Sweet Inspirations talk about their career and working with Elvis Presley. Promos from: Mindi Miller, Sam Phillips, Joe Esposito, J.D. Sumner and more...
November 25, 2019
Interviews with Elvis' Inner Circle: Richard Davis, Cliff Gleaves, Sam Phillips and Red West
This episode features interviews with members of Elvis' Inner Circle: Richard Davis, Cliff Gleaves and Red West. Special clips from Gennifer Flowers, Shira and Larry Geller, Sam Phillips and Kim Davis Ward. Plus Krista Joy and Peter Alden from TCB Radio Network.
November 25, 2019