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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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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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"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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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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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. ;-)

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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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