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Re: REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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rc8149 wrote:

I'm heading to Phila. and North Carolina to visit relatives. 

I will also be in South Carolina to see the "Total Eclipse"

I made sure that I have the right filtered glases that were

on a approved list by top agencies.  I also have an approved

lenses filter for my digital recorder.  This is my "last chance

to see nothing but total darkness in the afternoon.

 

This is were the Elvis Tribute comes in.................

I just might take and extra day or 2 to hop on over to

Graceland if the time allows..  If not, I know it will wait

for me....

 

Thanks for the info on the 'Mystery Train'  nyadrn.  I'm

taking my laptop with me so if I have the time when I'm

winding down, instead of the TV,  I shall try to watch the

"Mystery Train...

 

I can't thank you enough for all your tributes that you

post .  Some times you forget that there may be an

artist that will never sing live again.  Then I read one

of your tributes, and it brings back great memories.

RIP to those in rock and roll heaven............

 

PEACE   :-)


I hope that you enjoy the Mystery Train..  it is kind of weird but different and I do hope you have the chance to visit Graceland.

At my age there are so many great talents that I loved that are gone that I could do nothing but post tributes all day long.  Sad to think about but important to remember !!

Peace to you : )

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Re: REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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I'm heading to Phila. and North Carolina to visit relatives. 

I will also be in South Carolina to see the "Total Eclipse"

I made sure that I have the right filtered glases that were

on a approved list by top agencies.  I also have an approved

lenses filter for my digital recorder.  This is my "last chance

to see nothing but total darkness in the afternoon.

 

This is were the Elvis Tribute comes in.................

I just might take and extra day or 2 to hop on over to

Graceland if the time allows..  If not, I know it will wait

for me....

 

Thanks for the info on the 'Mystery Train'  nyadrn.  I'm

taking my laptop with me so if I have the time when I'm

winding down, instead of the TV,  I shall try to watch the

"Mystery Train...

 

I can't thank you enough for all your tributes that you

post .  Some times you forget that there may be an

artist that will never sing live again.  Then I read one

of your tributes, and it brings back great memories.

RIP to those in rock and roll heaven............

 

PEACE   :-)

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Re: REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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If you are looking for something really different but Elvis related, check out this independent film:

 

Mystery Train is a 1989 independent anthology film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and set in Memphis, Tennessee. The film is a triptych of stories involving foreign protagonists unfolding over the course of the same night. "Far From Yokohama" features a Japanese couple (Youki Kudoh and Masatoshi Nagase) on a blues pilgrimage, "A Ghost" focuses on an Italian widow (Nicoletta Braschi) stranded in the city overnight, and "Lost in Space" follows the misadventures of a newly single and unemployed Englishman (Joe Strummer) and his companions (Rick Aviles and Steve Buscemi). They are linked by a run-down flophouse overseen by a night clerk (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) and his disheveled bellboy (Cinqué Lee), a scene featuring Elvis Presley's "Blue Moon",[3] and a gunshot.

 

The couple go to see all the places that Elvis frequented.. it is a strange but interesting movie.

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Re: REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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rc8149 wrote:

 

I have never been to Graceland.   You are right that it should be on my 'bucket list"  

I'll add that to my  'trip list' along with  another trip to Bethel NY   (Woodstock)

Thanks    :-)


I hope you enjoy your visit.  I am sure you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

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I have never been to Graceland.   You are right that it should be on my 'bucket list"  

I'll add that to my  'trip list' along with  another trip to Bethel NY   (Woodstock)

Thanks    :-)

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Re: REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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I just did a small tribute to him on one of the song post  (body

parts and clothes)..  Dont' step on my Blue Swede Shoes..

 

Elvis was the 'king' >  There were so many groups that stated

that he was a inspiration.  The Beatles was one of those groups.

 

Elvis was a hit no matter what country he played. 

 

As it was once said...."Long live the king"

 

My memories of him will....RIP

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I loved to hear him sing gospel music. He truly sang it from the heart. 

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ELVIS    

 

A true Icon.   RIP

 

If you have never been to Graceland, go if you can.  His building of awards alone is worth the trip.  To me, even more touching is his birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi.  

https://elvispresleybirthplace.com

 

 

 

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REMEMBERING THE KING; ELVIS DIED 40 YEARS AGO TODAY

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Remembering the King: Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today.

Today, August 16, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, known the world over as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Presley was just 42 years old when he passed away at his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, from a heart attack. It’s widely believed that prescription drug abuse was a factor in the singer’s death.

Presley, of course, was the first rock ‘n’ roll superstar, whose charisma, energetic music and good looks helped make him one of the most influential and recognizable cultural icons of the 20th century. His passion for and promotion of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino helped open the door to the commercial acceptance of black rock ‘n’ roll artists by white audiences. Elvis’ musical talents extended beyond rock to pop balladry, gospel and country.

Elvis remains the most successful individual music artist ever, with more than 211 million certified units sold worldwide. He’s scored 10 chart-topping albums on the Billboard 200 and 18 #1 singles on the Hot 100. Various successful posthumous Presley albums, including compilations, rarities collections and more, continue to be released.

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith