HomeHome  PortalPortal  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  Log in  

Share | 
 

 35 Years Ago!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Davetucson
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 8816
Location : Helena, Alabama
Mood :

PostSubject: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Elvis Presley fans numbering in the thousands outside Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of his death got quite the surprise Wednesday evening when the King's former wife and daughter -- Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley -- showed up for the annual candlelight vigil at the cultural icon's estate in Memphis, Tenn.

Mother and daughter have largely avoided the hoopla surrounding the Aug. 16, 1977, death that has turned into an annual celebration of all things Elvis but remains a personal time of pain for them. This year's anniversary was different, however.

"I've always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight," Lisa Marie told the crowd, according to the Associated Press. "I love you very, very, very much."


It's the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual Graceland gathering attended by faithful Elvis fans, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The newspaper put the crowd count at 75,000 for the candlelight vigil, the centerpiece of a week dedicated to remembering the King.

Thousands flock to it each year, determined to foster the memory of the rock 'n' roll legend and cultural icon who continues to enthrall followers today just as he did in his heyday.

While the event has a somber undertone to it, it's also a celebration, as evidenced by the many Elvis imitators -- men, women and children sporting rhinestone-studded, bell-bottomed jumpsuits and pompadours.

The Associated Press reported that Elvis' ex-wife and daughter appeared on an elevated stage in front of the crowd, and addressed those in attendance: "You should see this from our point of view. It's amazing," Priscilla Presley said, standing alongside Lisa Marie. "The candles are lit. It's truly a sight to behold."

Elvis died at Graceland after suffering a heart attack. He is buried on the grounds of the estate.

Along with the 35th anniversary, Graceland is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of its decision to open the doors for public tours.

Elvis Week, which runs through Saturday, includes a variety of hip-swiveling events to honor Elvis, including tours, tributes, memorials, exhibitions and more.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Joe
Prairie Settler
Prairie Settler


Number of posts : 881
Location : Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:21 pm

Can anyone recall exactly where Elvis died?


"Willie, were you or were you not looking at the corsett ads in the catalogue?" - Nels

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Rob
Nip it in the bud!
Nip it in the bud!


Number of posts : 52508
Location : Michigan
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:53 pm

Memphis. Oh! You want me to say the outhouse, don'tcha?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Rhonda
Prairie Survivor
Prairie Survivor


Number of posts : 19953
Location : On my bike!!!
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:21 pm

I remember this day......remember exactly where I was when I heard the news......They interviewed Priscilla and Lisa Marie.....Priscilla said she figured that everyone would just forget Elvis in a year or two after his death....she never dreamed he would live on..... Blue



CANCER FREE!!!  April 9, 1998-April 9, 2016-I AM A SURVIVOR!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Davetucson
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 8816
Location : Helena, Alabama
Mood :

PostSubject: Elvis   Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:48 pm

Joe wrote:
Can anyone recall exactly where Elvis died?

Yes Joe, he died in the water closet.......And somehow, deep in my heart, I knew you would bring that up.......
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Shell
Farm Land Owner
Farm Land Owner


Number of posts : 1234
Location : Florida
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:03 pm

Iwas 7 when he died. I don't remember hearing about his death.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Krissy
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 37829
Location : Ontario, Canada
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:55 pm

I wasn't born yet when he died.It's quit amazing how afther all theses years People still remember him in there hearts and listen to his music. He sure changed the way of music. Smile I had no idea he died so young.


“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it... Yet.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Back to top Go down
View user profile
littlehouselover
Walnut Grove Resident
Walnut Grove Resident


Number of posts : 1013

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:59 pm

I was in my late teens and I remember hearing it on the radio. It was coming in a way, you could see how he changed, how puffy and sick he looked, fans complained about his concerts then. It was a shame as it is with other celebrities, as others watch you destroy yourself for money.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Gin
Ingalls Friend for Life
Ingalls Friend for Life


Number of posts : 5919
Location : Curled up with a great book.
Mood :

PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:26 am

I was just 6 years old, with a wee little two weeks old brother. I do remember the funeral and all the talk about his death.

My brother is a huge fan. He recently hit up some garage sales in his area and bought the papers released the day after for just $3!





It is the lack of Christianity that has brought us where we are. Not a lack of churches or religious forms but of the real thing in our hearts. LIW.....Words From a Fearless Heart
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 35 Years Ago!   Today at 2:53 pm

Back to top Go down
 
35 Years Ago!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» "THESE HAPPY GOLDEN YEARS"
» "THE FIRST FOUR YEARS"
» Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles' Solo Years, 1970-1980
» Powering up after years a ST-70 & PAS-3
» Shirley Temple in her early years...

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: The Pen & Plow’s Entertainment Section :: Television, Movies & Hollywood News-
Jump to: