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Happy Birthday, King.

Elvis Aaron Presley
January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977

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For me he is still the king today, what a voice, fantastic.


"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
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YouTube - Elvis - Are you lonesome tonight (laughing version ´69 )

Elvis, occasionally during live performances, would randomly change lyrics to give them humorous connotations. One popular instance was recorded at the International Hotel in Vegas on August 26, 1969. During the performance, instead of singing: "Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there", he sings "Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair". Moments later, he saw a bald man in the audience (as legend has it), and burst into laughter which continued into the next lines. The audience was treated to additional laughter during the spoken verse singing: "You know someone said that the world's a stage, and each must play a part." Seeing the irony of his own lyrics, Elvis was again overtaken by laughter and barely recovered. The audience enjoyed the sincerity of the moment while Elvis regained his composure. Meanwhile the band and backup singers continued to keep the song going. It is speculated that much of Elvis' mirth derived from the solo backing singer whose falsetto remained resolute throughout. To this, Elvis comes back just in time for the line: "And I had no cause to doubt you" followed by more laughter. So overtaken, Elvis encourages the backup singers to "sing it" drawing even more laughter which nearly brings the house down. In the end, the song is finished to a round of applause. The version is considered to be a popular underground classic, and was a UK Top 30 hit in 1983 after first being commercially released by RCA in the 1980 box set Elvis Aron Presley.
According to Dr. Demento, who plays the version on his show, there is nothing on the label of the recording to indicate that it is anything other than an ordinary recording of the song--"People must have been surprised when they took it home and played it."
Elvis said at the end, "That's it, man, fourteen years right down the drain...I'll tell ya."

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Happy Birthday Elvis!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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He was good but as far as real crowd pleasers go

YouTube - FEAR - Live at the Fleetwood, 1980

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Elvis' birthday gives me the shivers.....it's my mother-in-law's as well.
And she still lives.
Thank YOU very much.

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I was working at a one of out plants in Tenn, and I went out to grab a bite to eat at a dive that was just down the road from graceland while I was sitting there waiting for my garbage plate behind me was 3 old women....
They were talking about elvis just like he was present tense in an very excited way they were talking about going to go "see elvis tomorrow" well my Garbage plate got served at that time (garbage plate is refried beans piled on top of two hot dogs with chile sause,chedder chesse,nachos,french frys and who knows what the hell else.) anyways I said loudly OMG I see Elvis! Look! and they did look at what I was pointing at (the pile of refried beans) with the black olives I aranged like a smilley face..... one of the old broads said "yes" before I burst out laughing so freaking hard..... why I just don't understand it they took off faster than shit after that and the waiteress can by holding her side and told me that was funny.... not nice but funny....screw elivis ............
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