Todays is Elvis Presley’s birthday, born on January 8, 1935, he would have been 81.
Elvis Presley’s birthday
Over at Graceland.com they are now taking reservations for Elvis Birthday Celebration NEXT year, January 5-8, 2017. And CNN has an article about The King’s 81st sharing who the author believes to be among the best impersonators – 20 of the men, women, and children.
It was interesting to watch from October 2015 Priscilla Presley talk about the new Elvis album “If I Can Dream” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (You can click on the image of the album and it will take you to that USA Today interview.) It was released to commemorate Elvis’ 80th birthday in 2015.
There is also the Exclusive CD – Elvis Presley Forever CD – Previously Unreleased Songs Available Only in Post Offices that’s was announced in July 2015.
It is easy to get lost in the music of Elvis Presley and find oneself not writing but pausing to listen.
How Great Thou Art and American Trilogy were already selected by me to include today.
In reading about the new Elvis album “If I Can Dream” I have confirmed both of these songs are included in that new album of his with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Even so, I prefer these two selections and am closing out today’s blog post with them by Elvis.
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image above upper left Elvis Presley 1993 29cent U.S. stamp from Legends of American Music as shown at MysticStamp.com
Image above from Twitter today, January 8, 2016, @VisitGraceland “Hundreds of fans gathered at #Graceland to celebrate #Elvis’ birthday today. #Memphis pco.lt/1n8wGXU“
USA Today Priscilla Presley talks about the new Elvis album Published on October 29, 2015 posted by USA Today “
Graceland.com Graceland Celebrates Elvis’ Birthday as The Guest House at Graceland Takes Reservations for Unprecedented Celebration Events January 08, 2016
CNN Happy Birthday, Elvis: The King’s 81st brings out his best impersonators January 8, 2016
YouTube How Great Thou Art posted by ferbleyer
YouTube Elvis Presley An American Trilogy Live Hawaii – AO VIVO posted by JOSE FRANCISCO RODRIGUES KIKO