Topic: Happy Dead Elvis Day!!!
Yeah, totally meant to post this yesterday (the 16th) but was too distracted and forgot. At any rate...
It's the 35th anniversary of the death of one Elvis Aaron Presley, aka The King of Rock and Roll, aka just plain The King. I still remember seeing the news report of his death; it was on my big sister's 7th birthday (yup, her birthday is Elvis' death day). I would have only been going on six years old, but I remember quite clearly sitting in the living room watching mom decorating for sis's birthday when the news hit, and mom staring blankly at the TV in shock. It was the same look I know was on my face seventeen years later, when MTV announced Kurt Cobain was dead.
Suffice to say, mom was a big fan so we grew up with Elvis in the house. My personal favorite EP songs are That's Alright Momma, Suspicious Minds and Hound Dog. While I much prefer the young skinny Elvis, he did still have some good stuff later in the rhinestone jumpsuit years.
Anybody else here a fan of The King?