November 8, 2016

Terry’s appearance at the Guest House/Memphis

Terry was at the new hotel owned by the Elvis Presley organization and catering to Elvis fans. Sunday morning, Oct 30, 2016 at 10 am, Terry was interviewed by Andy Childs and shared some of his experiences as lead singer with the Imperials as they backed up Elvis. After the interview, Terry sang two gospel songs from the piano. All in all, it was a great morning at the new Guest House. Make your plans to visit this beautiful new hotel on your next trip to Memphis.

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August 27, 2016

Terry Blackwood and the Imperials/Randers, Denmark and Bad Nauheim Elvis Festival, Aug 19 and 21, 2016

The Imperials just returned from Randers, Denmark where we had gospel concert at the Memphis Mansion, a beautiful replica of Graceland in Denmark. We sang to a full house of happy Danish folk, some even from Sweden. We had our new cd, The Journey, available and it was well received. Thanks to Henrik Knudsen, our host, and owner of the facility.

From there, we flew to Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday morning and were driven to Bad Nauheim, Germany, which was Elvis’ home while in the army. This was the annual EPG event hosted by Maria Hesterberg, and co-sponsored by the city. Fans from all over Europe were there, from the UK to Switzerland. Our Sunday morning gospel concert was so well received. We had a long meet and greet after the show and left many of our new cd’s of The Journey with the fans. Thanks to Maria for such a great reception and we do hope to be back next year.

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February 23, 2016

New Album Released!

The Journey Album CD
The Journey Album CD
Songs included: God's Love, Sweet Jesus, The Secret, Talk About the Good Times, David's Psalm, He Touched Me, No Shortage, If My People, How Rich I Am, and Elvis Medley ( special guest James Burton)

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August 28, 2015

Tour Update

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 6.07.48 AMThe Imperials just returned from Bad Nauheim, Germany where the European Elvis Festival was celebrated. Our hosts were the EPG fan club headed by Maria Hesterberg. The crowds were fantastic and the enthusiasm was contagious. Saturday night, the Imperials were the opening act for the show featuring Dennis Jale from Vienna, Austria. He was backed by James Burton, Elvis’ guitarist and Glen D. Hardin on piano, Elvis’ keyboard player and arranger of many of his hits. Dennis has his own band as well, all excellent musicians. What a great Saturday night.
Sunday morning the Imperials did their gospel concert to a full house of devoted fans. The response was more that anything we could have imagined. We do hope that as a result of the tremendous response we received for Sunday morning, we will be invited back to other venues in Europe where we can share our music once again. Thanks to Dennis Jale, and thanks to Maria Hesterberg for having the Imperials as part of the Elvis European Festival for 2015.

 

 

 

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August 17, 2015

On Tour August 2015

What a wonderful time we’re having on the road! One of my favorite things to do is perform all over the world! What a privilege to be with the audiences and to share our music! We just finished our gospel program here in Bad Nauheim, Germany. We were here as guests of EPG and the 14th Annual Elvis Festival. I must say this was one of the most memorable concerts we have ever done and we won’t forget the warmth and the encouragement of the fans from all over Europe. You are so appreciated by the Imperials and we hope to do this again. We will be in Vienna Austria Dec 11 and 12, 2015, God willing, at the Metropole with Dennis Jale. Please come to Vienna. It’s a most beautiful city especially decorated at Christmas.

In 1956 1957 Elvis made his home in Bad Nauheim while Elvis was in the Army. The Festival is attended by scores of people celebrating Elvis.

From a local newspaper:

One tour guide described the city as “Elvis Reloaded” this year ahead of the 38th anniversary of the star’s death on Sunday.

Residents and visitors are all shook up with rock and roll contests, a Cadillac old-timer tour, a “Peggy Sue” fashion show and the much-anticipated concerts of American musicians who once performed alongside Elvis.

“It is always good to be here,” guitarist James Burton, who played in the TCB band with Elvis from 1969 until 1977, told reporters Thursday. Burton was joined by pianist Glen D. Hardin and The Imperials singer Terry Blackwood, who both worked with the star during his career.

When Elvis lived in Germany between 1958 and 1960, he brought “tolerance, fairness and happiness to Bad Nauheim,” said Beatrix van Ooyen. It’s a great experience to be in Bad Nauheim and one of the privileges of the tour! Here’s a local glimpse of the news story of the Festival.

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December 2, 2014

December 1, 2014

One week and one day from now, Dec 9, the Imperials get on a plane for Vienna, Austria for a show at the Vienna, Austria, Metropol, with our good friend, Dennis Jale. If you live in the area, please come see us. If you are in the US, it’s not too late to book a flight!  Here’s hoping you have a very Merry Christmas.

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