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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Aug 16, 2012.
Sorta hard to believe it's been 35 years now.
Time will do that to you...
Listening now. He was badass, and forever young.
august 16th 1977...my family were down the shore...its my dads b-day...then the announcement came on the news...no way id forget elvis died on this day for the rest of my life
HAil to the KIng, baby.
I was ushering Star Wars when the theater manager told me. I thought he was just busting them on me.
+1 for the Monkey King!
he's covering Nirvana songs in Japan
Long live the King!
Thank you Mom!
You are the resone I have his music and his memories in my life!
I was a massive elvis fan as a kid, and remember My mother shouting up the stairs to me in my Bedroom, come down quick , Elvis has died its on the news.
I was just turned 15 years old, and its one of those moments in life that you will allways remember.
We found out about 10-10:30 at night due to time difference, couldn`t sleep after that. Silly when you think about it really, other deaths closer to me has never effected me in same way.
I was eleven, and I was shattered.
I was 20 years old and in the hospital coming out from under anesthesia after having all four of my wisdom teeth surgically removed when I heard.
Elvis' death is one of those events that I'll always remember where I was when I heard the news.
He had a huge ego. Probably bigger than Usain Bolt. Now THAT's what I'm a talkin' 'bout.
Elvis ain't dead, he doing Elvis impersonations in Vegas every night!
that would be some weird news to hear coming out from the effects of anesthesia
Elvis is still touching peoples lives today. The ultimate King of Pop... he was awesome.
I was a week shy of my 8th birthday. Growing up, I only knew of him as the stereotypical punchline that he unfortunately became. But now, I am enjoying his music immensely. Pop stars and music today is completely different, but the gist is the same. Idolization, fame, fanatical followings, mixed with drugs, booze, and an array of unstable issues are unfortunately part of the mixture that makes up "celebrity", despite what the music sounds like. But Elvis and the like, are timeless. And I believe will be emulated as decades continue to pass.
I mean, can you see this being done with any of today's pop stars 35 years later...
We were on our way to Conway Arkansas one time after a visit to Sheffield Alabama, and stopped in Memphis to see Elvis' place. We'd already been there once before, but the wife wanted to go by his place again. We checked into a motel and my wife called her sister to tell her we would be a day late since we were stopping at Graceland.
The sister started going on about how she much would like to go to, so we checked out of the motel, drove 180 miles, then turned around and brought the sister back the day after. Elvis shoulda come by and given me a high five for the effort, but him being dead and all I guess it was too much to ask.
My Mom told me when she picked me up from guitar lessons.... bummer...It was Tuesday, if I remember correctly.
My mom grew up in the 50's and she loved Elvis. I grew up listening to her Elvis records. I was 12 years old and we were in the station wagon on the way to my sisters softball game when the news came over the radio. I remember my mom saying "Oh shoot, I never had a chance to see him". A couple of years ago, we took my mom to visit Graceland. In probably her first act of graffiti ever, she signed the wall outside. It was a pretty moving experience for her.