Thursday, January 8, 2009

Remembering The King

Today, Jan. 8, was Elvis Presley's birthday.

I well remember when Elvis died at the age of 42 way on back in 1977. If Elvis was alive today, he'd be 74-years-old and that, for some reason, is a staggering fact.

I almost let Elvis' birthday slip by as I've been very busy with work lately. However, I couldn't let the day slip past without acknowledging one of the finest entertainers in this great nation's history. So I've attached a YouTube video taken from Elvis' 1968 Comeback Special.

Yes, that's the way I prefer to remember Elvis -- vibrant, looking almost like a thug and belting out a rock n' roll classic. Enjoy the video!


Dave said...

Hail to the King! said...

Awhile back, I remember watching a short clip of Elvis singing and thinking, "Elvis sure was a bad ass."

The King of Rock and Roll!

JD at I Do Things said...

I've never been a huge Elvis fan, but I remember very clearly what I was doing the day he died, and how stunned I felt.

Great clip. That's the way I like to remember him, too.

JD at I Do Things


My last child was born august 16,1977

Kelly said...

I just read a book by Charlaine Harris which is about vampires. It was the first book in a series of nine. The HBO series "True Blood" is based on her vampire series. Anyway, in the book, one of the characters is Elvis and he's a vampire. He wears this t-shirt that says "I've been to Graceland." It's a hoot!

Matt said...

Awesome! Thanks, Hawg. I love the Elvis & Martina McBride video of Blue Christmas. If you haven't seen it I would suggest you check it out. the dubbing is incredible. It's like Martina was really there back in '68 (even her hair style and dress). Here's the link.

Treasures By Brenda said...

That is a fantastic video -- you are right Elvis was looking vibrant and belting out classic rock'n'roll. I wrote a page about Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, this year's new album. Now you have me wanting to write one about Jailhouse Rock!