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Remembering Elvis Presley on his 78th birthday
nj.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Donna Gialanella

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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: elvis; happybirthday
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 5:06:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, tomorrow, Jan 9, is Richard Nixon’s birthday.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 5:07:56 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: ilovesarah2012

“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.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 5:12:24 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: eCSMaster

I liked Elvis more.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 5:12:27 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Obama would veto it any way. Another white guy.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 5:13:11 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Keep him on a Postage Stamp. Special days should commemorate great leaders, not Pop Culture icons.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 5:13:27 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Meanwhile the Obama Administration seeks to eradicate his fan base.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 5:13:46 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ilovesarah2012
In other news this morning Obama accidentally drank water from the fountain of youth. A positive side effect though is he was found to be more logical.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 5:17:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Elvis didn't give us the wonderful EPA.

9 posted on 01/08/2014 5:17:49 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL


10 posted on 01/08/2014 5:18:40 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Elvis is not dead.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 5:20:43 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I wish I would have not seen that>


12 posted on 01/08/2014 5:21:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: eCSMaster

I just don’t care about a dead druggie.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 5:22:59 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 78th birthday on January 8th, 2013."

So that makes this year "79".

(Wow, that means next year will be the "big 8-0"!)

:-)

14 posted on 01/08/2014 5:28:00 AM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 5:33:49 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
I must say that the hour long tour I took of Graceland was very interesting and I'm glad I did it.On the bus back to the parking lot I sat next to two guys from South Korea who flew over just to see Graceland.

Yikes!

16 posted on 01/08/2014 5:36:58 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thank you. Thank you very much!


17 posted on 01/08/2014 5:45:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Two things...#1:

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. ;-)

#2

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!

18 posted on 01/08/2014 5:46:07 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Drugs kill.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 5:51:34 AM PST by allendale
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 5:58:12 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Without meaning to be rude or crass, I'd still have to say that that picture looks like the guy swiveled the top half around, but the bottom half stayed put.     It is difficult to see whether he's coming or going...
21 posted on 01/08/2014 6:00:55 AM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: TurboZamboni
Elvis didn't give us the wonderful EPA.
You may not have been around back in the day, but quite frankly, we needed an EPA.
That the loonie Left has hi-jacked it decades later, is not Nixon's fault.
BTW, how can you dislike the CiC who gave Hanoi a Christmas present they still haven't forgotten ...
22 posted on 01/08/2014 6:02:10 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Photos of Elvis from bygone times


23 posted on 01/08/2014 6:03:46 AM PST by deport
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To: ilovesarah2012

Elvis is Everywhere - Mojo Nixon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_hkIN38qnY


24 posted on 01/08/2014 6:05:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012
Happy Birthday E!

Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel

25 posted on 01/08/2014 6:11:16 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ilovesarah2012

...if only he’d had a little more fiber.


26 posted on 01/08/2014 6:16:12 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: Heart-Rest; ilovesarah2012
79th not 78th

(Article is from 2013.)

27 posted on 01/08/2014 6:20:23 AM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: Heart-Rest

Picky, picky, picky.


28 posted on 01/08/2014 6:33:01 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

People would be shocked to hear that Graceland is the 2nd most visited personal residence in the U.S. The White House is 1st.


29 posted on 01/08/2014 6:37:14 AM PST by upbeat5
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

“legendary” entertainer? Not by my standards. The sooner he becomes only a name in history, the better. Poor guy, his life ended way too soon.


30 posted on 01/08/2014 6:43:07 AM PST by cloudmountain (.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

DREADFUL pic. Shows what a parody Elvis became. He didn’t deserve that.


31 posted on 01/08/2014 6:44:17 AM PST by cloudmountain (.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I must say that the hour long tour I took of Graceland was very interesting and I'm glad I did it.On the bus back to the parking lot I sat next to two guys from South Korea who flew over just to see Graceland.
Yikes!

If they TRULY did that, then they REALLY need a life.

32 posted on 01/08/2014 6:45:44 AM PST by cloudmountain (.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You’ll Never Walk Alone - Elvis Presley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s853esiDI28


33 posted on 01/08/2014 6:46:55 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Picky, picky, picky."

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

Yes, and you might want to update your screen name too.    It is just a bit too late now for Sarah in 2012...

:-)

(Don't worry "ilovesarah2012" -- for the next month or two, it will still be "2013" in millions and millions of checkbooks all over the world...)

34 posted on 01/08/2014 6:48:18 AM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: oh8eleven

I cannot think of a gubmint agency created in the past 40 years that we still need or likely needed in the first place.

It’s all about growing gubmint.


35 posted on 01/08/2014 7:18:13 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: ilovesarah2012
~ And How He Would Have Looked Today ~

 photo oldelvis.jpg photo Old-Elvis-lrg.jpg

36 posted on 01/08/2014 7:19:35 AM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: ilovesarah2012

...nothing on Google.


37 posted on 01/08/2014 7:37:53 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: cloudmountain
If they TRULY did that, then they REALLY need a life.

Well,first of all,there was something of a language barrier.One of them spoke no English and the other's English was,at best,only fair.Perhaps I worded my post badly...they didn't give me the impression that seeing Graceland was their *only* reason for coming but I did get the sense that it was their main reason.This doesn't surprise me all that much because the *main* reason why I visited Africa was to see the wildlife parks but it wasn't my *only* reason.

38 posted on 01/08/2014 8:46:16 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Heart-Rest

I thought about changing my name, but then no one would know who I was. But that might be a good thing.


39 posted on 01/08/2014 9:00:23 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; Revolting cat!

Looks like he’s got his pants on backwards.


40 posted on 01/08/2014 10:21:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Heart-Rest

And this August, on the anniversary of his death, it’ll be the 40th anniversary of the first Ramones concert.


41 posted on 01/08/2014 10:22:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: BigCinBigD

Elvis did give us the USS Arizona Memorial at Pear Harbor. He donated money and wanted that completed.


42 posted on 01/08/2014 10:24:13 AM PST by angcat
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To: a fool in paradise
Calling my pal's pal Zigy!


43 posted on 01/08/2014 10:28:29 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh wait, I thought they said "Ylvis."

44 posted on 01/08/2014 10:29:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise
Elvis forever? I certainly hope not!


45 posted on 01/08/2014 10:36:01 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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46 posted on 01/08/2014 10:37:30 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thanks, Great story! It is nice thought to think of those folks getting some joy from the impersonator. I’ll bet they really light up when he comes into the room where he performs and starts his show. I’m getting kind of blurry just thinking about it! God bless you.


47 posted on 01/08/2014 10:38:33 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: TurboZamboni; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
Pics or it didn't happen.


48 posted on 01/08/2014 11:35:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: TurboZamboni; Revolting cat!; Daffynition
Pics or it didn't happen.


49 posted on 01/08/2014 11:37:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise
Elvis' brother is actually still alive. My cousin knows him.


50 posted on 01/08/2014 11:42:58 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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