Remembering Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley passed away 42 years ago, on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42.

I remember where I was when I heard the news that he died.

I have always been an Elvis fan, every since I can remember. I remember running from the bus stop when they would show Elvis movies on TV in the afternoon.

I was always listening to his music and singing his songs.

I’ve been to Graceland a couple of times and have enjoyed being with other Elvia fans.

Hard to believe God been gone for 42 years. There will be no one else like him ever.

I will always be an Elvis Presley fan and will always listen to his music.

Here is my all-time favorite Elvis song.

“If I Can Dream”

Long Live The King.

Hamilton

Well, I finally got to see the musical Hamilton the other night at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.

What an amazing show. I had no idea what it was about or any of the music. And I didn’t read anything about it before going to the theater. I wanted to experience for the first time there.

It was such a great show and I am so glad that i had the chance to see it.

Here are my pictures I took of a great night.

Concert Bucket List — Justin Timberlake

In January 19, 2019 I checked of another concert that was on my Concert Bucket List… Justin Timberlake.

I brought the ticket for the concert about 7 months ago when they first went on sale. I’m a JT fan, but I have to admit I don’t all of his songs. But I had read and heard that he gives an awesome concert. So I wanted to see him.

It was a sold out concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

And he did have an high performance concert of singing and dancing.

I had a great time.

Another ✔️ on my Concert Bucket List.

In Memoriam 2018

https://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3644242457/

Bucket List Concert — Elton John

On December 12, 2018 I checked off a concert on my Concert Bucket List.. Elton John.

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen him claim his place as a true global icon, Elton has announced via an exclusive VR180 Live Stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.

I saw him when he stopped in San Antonio, Texas at the AT&T Center.

He played for almost three (3) hours and sang over 25 hits. It was a truly amazing concert.

I’m glad I had a chance to see great entertainer.

Setlist

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R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

Today is a sad day in music and the world.

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. This video gives me chills everytime I watch it. I had the chance to see her in person when I worked at The Palace of Auburn Hills a couple of times. Saw her sing at Joe Dumars last basketball game. I remember she walked on the court carrying her purse. I’m sure she had people to carry it for her, but she just walked and handled it herself.

And at the end of the song, where she takes off her mink and it drops to the ground… epic diva move!

What a shoe it must be in heaven today.

Gone But Not Forgotten — Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 41 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

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Here is one of my all-time favorite Elvis’ songs — “Suspicious Minds” Live in Las Vegas.

 

 

I had to post another one of my favorites — “Polk Salad Annie” Live in Las Vegas (1970).

 

In case you want to sing along.

Polk Salad Annie
Live in Las Vegas 1970

Some of you all never been down South too much…
I’ gonna tell you a little story, so you’ll understand where I’m talking about
Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields,
and it looks something like a turnip green.
Everybody calls it Polk salad. Now that’s Polk salad.
Used to know a girl that lived down there and
she’d go out in the evenings to pick a mess of it…
Carry it home and cook it for supper, ’cause that’s about all they had to eat,
But they did all right.

Down in Louisiana
Where the alligators grow so mean
Lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang
What a mean, vicious woman

Everyday before suppertime
She’d go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess of Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
‘Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman,
Lord have mercy.

Sock a little Polk salad to him
Yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

But daddy was a lazy and a no-count
Claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for
Was stealing watermelons out of my truck

For once Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang

Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
You sock a little
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling

I would have loved to see him concert. I haven’t been to Graceland in a few years. I think I need to add it to my travel list for next year.

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