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Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil
The Commercial Appeal ^ | August 15, 2013 | Adrian Sainz, Associated Press

Posted on 08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT by Ravnagora

Edited on 08/16/2013 4:24:13 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elvis; memphis; presley; tennessee

1 posted on 08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Momma! Can I have a deep fried peanut butter and nanner sammich?


2 posted on 08/16/2013 9:42:05 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Ravnagora

How under educated and how sick are some Americans?


3 posted on 08/16/2013 9:48:22 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: Ravnagora

A one off, never be another Elvis.


4 posted on 08/16/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT by MadMitch (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: yoe

O come on now, This is true Americana, you gotta love it.

Only in America can a poor kid grow up to be a rich Icon.

And ultimately die and be buried in the back yard by the pool, like a hamster


5 posted on 08/16/2013 9:53:57 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Ravnagora

I live in the area and have been there. Only the tourist go. I remember where I was when i heard that the King was dead. I was nine and i was riding my Welsh pony on my father’s Mississippi cotton farm.


6 posted on 08/16/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Marco is a good conservative. Rush and Mark tell me that everyday.)
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To: Sybeck1

have never that is


7 posted on 08/16/2013 10:01:14 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Marco is a good conservative. Rush and Mark tell me that everyday.)
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To: yoe

Thank you for providing an excellent example of that of which you speak.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 10:07:30 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I’ve always heard that Elvis’ last word was “Corn?”


9 posted on 08/16/2013 10:10:47 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: Ravnagora; a fool in paradise

Well, he did my way!


10 posted on 08/16/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ravnagora

Sigh! Another religious thread.


11 posted on 08/16/2013 10:15:07 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Can I have a deep fried peanut butter and nanner sammich?
Elvis liked those grilled in the pan, not deep fried.
12 posted on 08/16/2013 10:18:48 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: yoe

We’re all getting there!


13 posted on 08/16/2013 10:25:54 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

My boss, an Air Force captain and I were sitting at a sidewalk cafe on the Via Veneto in Rome on 16 Aug 77. A mutual friend came moseying down the famed avenue, and pulled up a chair. He was the Rome ABC Bureau chief. He said “you boys aren’t going to believe this.” He told us about Elvis’ demise. We were shocked. The boss and I were teenagers when Elvis first hit the scene and were big fans.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax; a fool in paradise
Elvis' passing coincided with the publication of the book by his former flunkies, whom his dad had to fire, because he started seeing the bottom of the cashbox ($100,000 when El died), and it was the first ever public expose of the King's drug problems and other shenanigans. Whether the publication contributed to the fall, we can only speculate.

Here's one of only two Elvis' recordings that he made outside of record company studios. Not many have heard it. Scotty Moore in top form, as always.

Fool, Fool, Fool

15 posted on 08/16/2013 11:41:47 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Ravnagora

You KNOW the economy is bad when only half the crowd shows up for this event than showed up last year.

Just the other night I told my wife that the current generation isn’t into Elvis. That may explain the drop off in attendence. The Elvis craze is almost over. As am I.


16 posted on 08/16/2013 12:10:43 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

You’re quite mistaken “VerySadAmerican”. Last year (2012) was the 35th anniversary and the 5 year points are always “bigger” than the anniversaries in between, such as this one. However, sometimes the “quieter” anniversaries turn out to be the best ones.

Lots of young people are visiting Graceland and were in attendance at the event. Elvis will always be popular.

*****


17 posted on 08/16/2013 12:29:29 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Got it. Ever been? All kinds of signs saying “Elvis lives!” Some guy wrote on the wall “Elvis is dead.” They clean the wall constantly.

It probably won’t be long before you’ll need a police escort. Not a great part of town. When Elvis bought the place it was out in the country.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 4:19:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

It’s a wonderful place to visit - you should try to make it if you can, any time of the year.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 2:43:09 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

I went there in the early 80s.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 3:11:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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