Skip to comments.Remembering Elvis Presley on his 78th birthday
Posted on 01/08/2014 5:06:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 78th birthday on January 8th, 2013. Some members of Congress have been considering the creation of "Elvis Presley Day" on January 8, commemorating the birthday of the legendary entertainer.
Elvis was born in Tupelo, Miss., and moved to Tennessee at age 13. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music and one of the most well regarded figures of pop culture, known as the "King of Rock and Roll." He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36 as was inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Prescription drug abuse contributed heavily to the deterioration of Presley's health; he died in 1977 at the age of 42.
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Well, tomorrow, Jan 9, is Richard Nixon’s birthday.
“Some members of Congress have been considering the creation of “Elvis Presley Day” on January 8, commemorating the birthday of the legendary entertainer. “
One of congresses more important jobs.
I liked Elvis more.
Obama would veto it any way. Another white guy.
Keep him on a Postage Stamp. Special days should commemorate great leaders, not Pop Culture icons.
Meanwhile the Obama Administration seeks to eradicate his fan base.
I wish I would have not seen that>
I just don’t care about a dead druggie.
So that makes this year "79".
(Wow, that means next year will be the "big 8-0"!)
I work at a nursing home and we have an Elvis impersonator who comes each year and the residents love him. Most have dementia but once they see the guy and hear the music, they are 16 again! It brings tears to my eyes watching their enjoyment.
Thank you. Thank you very much!
Most have dementia but once they see the guy and hear the music, they are 16 again!
Hang on a minute...I like Elvis and *I* don't have dementia! I mean...sometimes I forget where I live but *that* doesn't mean anything. ;-)
It brings tears to my eyes watching their enjoyment.
Your post reminds me of a story I saw a year or two ago.It was about an old man living in a nursing home who,for a long time,had appeared depressed,confused and withdrawn.Someone had the idea of putting some of his favorite songs from 50+ years ago onto an MP3 player and have him listen to them through headphones (I guess his hearing was bad too).Almost immediately his face lit up,he began to smile and snap his fingers to the beat of the music (I think it was jazz).The transformation was miraculous!
I lived in the Graceland neighborhood for many years. Thousands come from out of country and state, especially for the birthday and death week. It is insane.
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