ELVIS - "Long Live the King!"

by Brenda Nelson August. 16, 2012 4908 views

For over 3 decades on the air, Elvis Presley was probably the most requested and enjoyed performer whose music I played. Whether it was gospel, ballads, or rock & roll, Elvis was always a crowd-pleaser. Every year on the anniversary of his birthday (January 8, 1935) and his death (August 16, 1977), I would play a 30-minute excerpt tribute of his biggest hits - and my audience loved it! And even 35 years after his death, the King still rules!

Here [last.fm] is a great version of his song “My Way” set to some fantastic still photos of his life. Enjoy!

Elvis atop a firetruck in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis on the balcony of a home in Memphis, Tennessee where he got his start at Sun Records

Tony Roi is one of the many Elvis impersonators (and probably the best) in Branson, Missouri

Elvis looking down on us from the clouds! (This is a repost from April 2011 with 22,025 views!)

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Mandi Sams 8 years, 3 months ago

LOVE Elvis, these are awesome!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tom Thompson 8 years, 3 months ago

I remember excatly what I was doing and where I was when the King died, good snaps

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Dunja 8 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic! The portraits are stunning!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 3 months ago

i remember the famous cloud! was already in my favs!!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kentarou 8 years, 3 months ago

Today in Japan, I heard Heartbreak hotel on radio,

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice set

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Bataviaart 8 years, 3 months ago

Great post.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sherij 8 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic Elvis tribute! Elvis has not left the building!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 8 years, 3 months ago

Great set...Watching an Elvis Movie (Girl Happy) as I am writing this.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 3 months ago

love the cloud tribute.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 3 months ago

All these years later he still gets around! :-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 8 years, 3 months ago

Great set.....................Elvis really was The King.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
David 8 years, 3 months ago

Wow...!
Viva Elvis...
Oh Yes... He is the BEST !

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 8 years, 3 months ago

Nice set, last one is fantastic!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 3 months ago

A great tribute, Brenda !

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Beth 8 years, 3 months ago

great tribute to the king!!! thanks for bringing the cloud back :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Cardona 8 years, 3 months ago

Cool! Great selection and memorable post! I added last one into my favorites. Thanks a lot for sharing!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 8 years, 3 months ago

He's still getting around! Very nice! I remember your cloud shot! Very cool!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 3 months ago

Great post.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 3 months ago

Was hoping you'd have the Elvis cloud here....and you didn't disappoint! Great memorial post to the King, Brenda!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Joe 8 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the tribute, Brenda!! The "King still rules!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 8 years, 3 months ago

What a nice tribute....

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 8 years, 3 months ago

Wouldn't it be a terrible thing to look JUST LIKE ELVIS, and NOT be able to sing a note! Lots of impersonators help keep the King fresh! (and some STILL think he's alive!)

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