Monday, August 16, 2010

Thirty-Three Years Ago Today...



Thirty-three years ago today, he died.

He was -- arguably -- one of the greatest entertainers ever.

He has been -- inarguably -- one of the biggest influences on music and musicians for over fifty years.


His legion of fans is still increasing. People who weren't even born yet when he died love the man and his legacy of music.


He is one of the most well-known people who ever lived. Worldwide.

And if you doubt that, explain to me why you know whom I'm writing about, although I haven't said his name, and the images above don't show his face.

Thanks for your time... or, rather, "Thankyuhverramuch!"

14 comments:

  1. I remember what a shock to the world his death was, four days before our wedding in 1977. You do a pretty good Elvis imitation, Mr. Fox.

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  2. @Willow: Oh, you should hear me when I sing his stuff!

    (And remind me to tell you about my "Elvid" character someday... )

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  3. I know his name because I was one of those screaming teens who went to see him in movie theatres before he became REALLY famous.

    Fox - what HAVE you done to your handsome photo?

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  4. I thought it was appropriate, for today anyway. Click on it and take a close look at it, heh heh. No idea what'll replace it... yet.

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  5. i really think you should record yourself singing it and play it for us Elvid...smiles.

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  6. @Brian: If I ever get the right recording equipment, I just might!

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  7. Heh. One of my FB pals calls August 16th one of her High Holy Days. I might have to convert. I can't think of anyone who doesn't like at least one Elvis song.

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  8. "If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead." -- Johnny Carson

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  9. an amazing talent but whereever there is music-Elvis is in the house--I want to hear you sing and what is this about Elvid?

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  10. @C.M.: As I said to Brian, to do any new recordings, I'd have to get some "real" recording equipment, and a back-up band sure would be nice!

    As far as "Elvid," that story may be forthcoming...

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  11. Gosh I can't believe it's been that long! He definitely changed the music scene forever. I'm going to Gracelands next May.

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  12. @Akelamalu: Say "hi" to Paul Simon for me. ;-)

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  13. Elvid?? This would be a combo of David and Elvis? Interesting. When can I hear him>?

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  14. @Willow (and anyone else whose curiosity I've aroused about "Elvid"): You won't get to hear him, but my next post will be about him. Sorry, that's the best I can do.

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