28 years ago, today, Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was only 42.
Elvis was a pretty big feature in my family. We all grew up loving his music. Dad, Mom, Stepmom, Jeff, Steve, Sue and I loved Elvis. Jo, however, was not a fan. She's more of a dumbass. Heh! But more on that some other day.
A week ago, we staged a little Elvis action in our church. I wrote the script with Chris with help from Julia. For the finale, a tender moment when John the Elvis impersonator sang to his wife, I chose the song, "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me." Mae didn't like it. Instead, she suggested "Always On My Mind." The audience loved it, thanks to my clever little wife.
Elvis would have been 70 today; which may not necessarily have been the best thing. See Bubba Ho-Tep if you don't believe me! Hehhheh. So yeah, he's gone but his music lives on. At least in my family. :)
Check out some backstage shots, here, here and here.