Jimmy Velvet was a young recording artist in the 1950’s with such hit songs as 'We Belong Together', ’Blue Velvet’, 'To The Aisle', 'It's Almost Tomorrow' and 'Teen Angel'. In 1955, Jimmy was fifteen years old when he first met twenty year old, Elvis Presley. Elvis and Jimmy remained life long close friends. After Elvis Presley’s death, Jimmy became the founder and CEO of the Elvis Presley Museum located in Memphis, Nashville, Orlando and Honolulu. The museum was the largest authentic collection of artifacts owned by Elvis in the world. The museum also included a world wide tour exhibit of selected personally owned items once belonging to Elvis. Jimmy has been known by many as “The Godfather of Memorabilia” as quoted by Rolling Stone Magazine.
For the past 30 years Jimmy Velvet has collected impressive authentic artifacts from a wide range of celebrities in the entertainment industry from rock ‘n roll and country music to motion pictures and television.
As a performer in the 1950’s, Mr. Velvet had toured with just about everyone in the rock and roll business including Elvis. As a young boy, Jimmy loved to take photographs with his camera. Wherever Jimmy was, his camera was by his side. Over the years, he has built a large library of unbelievable unpublished candid shots. Jimmy's unique photo archives consists of over 6,000 negatives. Jimmy has now compiled these photos and has released his photo-biography-- entitled "Inside The Dream:” The Jimmy Velvet Story
"Inside The Dream:” The Jimmy Velvet Story is an over-sized coffee table book that pulls the reader personally into each decade of this historical blast from the past. You’ll find yourself saying over and over, “I remember when….” As you turn each page and watch the past 50 years of entertainment history come back to life.
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