File Under: Twinsies
Meet my twin sister, Heatherton!
People don't believe it when we tell them but we're the illegitimate twin siblings born to Elvis Presley and Martha Stewart. She's rock and roll with a creative edge, I'm crafty and good in the kitchen and I play the tambourine. For the first few years of our lives, we were shuttled between Martha's (MOM'S) Turkey Hill Home (our bedroom was in the basement, we were a secret. ) and Graceland (aka DAD'S house). We had much more fun at DAD'S place because Lisa Marie loved us and we got to hang with great celebrities. Uncle Frank (Sinatra) would come over and he taught me to mix the perfect martini. Auntie Liza would stop by and would have us alphabetize her pills. Good times. Eventually she ended up in Los Angeles and I ended up in Chicago. We reunited about 5 years ago.
Heatherton fronts a band called Pink Slip. The band was part of a new music showcase and they visited Chicago and I got to see them live. One of the highlights was when they performed a song that she and I cowrote. Bet you didn't know I was a songwriter, did you?
During their visit, some of the band members hung out with us on a Friday night. Here's a few vintage photographs. See if you recognize a couple of the faces.
Heatherton, Vahona, Jim
Vahona, Dan, Eddie, Heatherton
Pink Slip, rocking out at Wise Fools Pub in Chicago
Heatherton contacted me last week and is now a follower of my blog. She is preparing the relaunch of her website, on which her beautiful photography is featured. When she's ready, I'll share the link with you so you can visit her site.