Honoring “The King”, Elvis Presley…
It’s hard for new generations to fully understand the pop culture significance of this photo: and hard to imagine that we lost Elvis Presley far too soon….at just 42 years old.
Elvis was a pop culture Icon, and his mesmerizing debut broke whatever the “internet of its day” was!
In fact, his was the arrival of a musical phenomenon that captivated the world in the 50’s – only to be topped a few years later by these guys:
Before the “Fab Four” there was Elvis…who changed the world with his risqué, provocative and very catchy rock and roll songs and silky smooth voice…
Celebrating Elvis On the Anniversary Of His Tragic Death…
Elvis died 44 years ago – at the young age of 42 – on August 16, 1977.
Doctors said he died of a heart attack, likely brought on by his addiction to prescription barbiturates.
He was a legendary Singer, managed by Col. Tom Parker, who took a renegade rock singer and instead of keeping him antically challenged, instead chose to make him a goofy 60’s movie star in a series of increasingly forgettable films:
I grew up in Seattle, and Elvis used the opening of our world’s fair as the background for this movie – check out the trailer:
Yes, he rode the above-ground Monorail that was built to ferry people from downtown to the “Seattle Center”, and made a very mediocre movie about it – but not all of them were bad!
“Viva Las Vegas” was a fun, upbeat film – and he and Ann-Margret certainly had chemistry:
Tom Hanks is currently filming the story of Elvis and his Manager Col. Tom Parker – and its directed by Bay Luhrmann, who made “Moulin Rouge”:
There are many reports that Elvis wanted to star alongside Barbara Streisand in “A Star Is Born”, but the Col. nixed it – Elvis died soon after:
In 1979, horror Director John Carpenter and Kurt Russell made the acclaimed TV movie about the Icon’s life:
And of course, I have posted about some of the King’s unique food choices:
Yes, he loved it and you know what?
I say let’s make one to celebrate him! He was one of many celebrities who played with their food – here are a few more:
Priscilla Presley lived right down the street form us until recently, and I gave you a tour of her house when she put it up for sale – you can see it here:
This 1970 documentary captured his triumphant return to stage in Las Vegas…check out the trailer:
He was the greatest – and his legend will never die…
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