Friday, January 8, 2016 – Whole Lotta Shaking Going On! Happy Birthday to The Oracle of The Elvi
“Warden threw a party in the county jail; the prison band was there and it began to wail; the band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing. You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing. Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.”
That’s alright, Mama, but there is a whole lotta shaking going on at the jailhouse rock because you ain’t nothing but a hound dog in a heartbreak hotel, in the ghetto, with a hunka hunka burning love, where wise men say only fools rush in, because I can’t stop falling in love with you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Elvi – Elvis Aaron Presley
Born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
How many Elvis songs can you get into one sentence?
From what movie is Can’t Help Falling in Love with You? And the extra bonus question – What was the name of the movie theatre in Tomball, Texas where Madam Rose saw the movie?
How many know that Elvis gave a concert in Conroe, Texas? It was in the old Conroe High School stadium – the campus then became Travis Jr. High – and today the building and grounds are something else in CISD. You must be really old, like my sister whose birthday is next week, to remember stuff like this. Most everybody from Conroe in that age bracket swears they saw Elvis in the Conroe High Stadium in the 1950’s. Some will even swear they had an ice cream cone with Elvis at the Dairy Queen on South Frazier after the concert.
So celebrate the Inner Elvis in all of us today and LET’S ROCK!
Janne, is it a state holiday in Mississippi?
Answers: Blue Hawaii. Winona Theatre – Main Street, Tomball, Texas
“Thank you! Thank you very much! I believe I will go have me a “peanut butter and nanner samwich.”
I am probably the ONLY person in America who was/is NOT a fan of Elvis (well, except for that one swoon-worthy performance I saw on Ed Sullivan when I was 13. I got over him pretty quick). The mail will run today, so that answers that holiday question. That bein’ said, he was indeed an influence and generator of a whole new way of lookin’ at music. I did/do however ADORE The Beatles.
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Nope. You are not the only person who could take or leave Elvis. However, I ADORE (yes present tense) The Beatles. Didn’t I post of photo of my office wall?
I didn’t see Elvis when he came to Conroe because my mama would not let me go, “Bad influence on young people”,
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