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Where Were You - When You Heard Elvis Died ?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Aug 16, 2012.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    I know why I remember........
    only because I was standing next to a guy who
    answered his phone ---
    It was his mother on the phone and she was VERY upset.
    He said to me "Elvis has died !"
    Honestly, it didn't upset me.......I had heard the stories about Elvis' lifestyle.
    and I mentioned to him "Why is your mother so upset ?"
    He explained :
    "You have to understand, my mother has always lived in Memphis -
    and you don't realize how important + loved Elvis is down there.
    He is everyone's favorite. He is like a God, in Memphis."
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    So, do you remember hearing the news ?
     
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    I was at work and quite harried at the time. A co-worker told me and I remember just kind of brushing him off since I was not having a good day.
     
  3. Joe

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    Nope, not a clue on Elvis. I can tell you exactly what I was doing when Kennedy was shot or the Challenger blew up, but Elvis, ehh.
     
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    He's dead????? But like Joe wrote, "I can tell you exactly what I was doing when Kennedy was shot or the Challenger blew up …"
     
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    I was at Astroworld in Houston Texas!!! Sitting in a motel room wondering why my Mom was boo hooing her head off and wanting to head to the park. Took her an hour to get it together enough so we could go.
     
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    I was f****** Wendy under the stars.
     
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    I was 5 years old, sitting in the back of our 1972 Oldsmobile. My mother and "aunt" were in the front seat (friend of my mother's and my father's cousin's wife). My mother had pulled into a full serve gas station and left the car radio on. The dj yanked the record he had been playing to give the news. You see the footage of the screaming teenage girls in 1953-54, that's my mother's age group. They both cried pretty good. I remember when books started coming out about Elvis, the lifestyle and whatnot, she didn't want to the read them. I wonder what he could have done if he had been able to drop the Memphis Mafia, the drugs and the Colonel.
     
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    I was on a family trip in a motor home in Reno (staying at Uncles house). The trip went from Minneapolis through Yellowstone to Seattle, Reno, LA (Disney), Vegas and back home.
     
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    Elvis is not dead, he just went home.
     
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    I was spending the night at a friends house and we were camping out in the back yard when it started to rain - so we went back in the house and turned the radio on, and heard the news. I was 14.
     
  11. Joe Strummer

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    Hey Joe -
    The Challenger .......?
    I have no idea on that one ?
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    Kennedy shot = 4th grade, they brought us in from recess.
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    With the Elvis thing --
    I just hated all the overhype of scandal media that
    just never ended, well after his death.:Þ
     
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    BTW -
    Turner Classic Movies is running all Elvis movies, today.
    Including "Viva Las Vegas !"........with great scenes of
    1960's The Flamingo's deep water pool -
    surrounded by actual grass !
    ....and ANN MARGARET ( in a wet bathing suit):wink2:
     
  13. Joe

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    Well no surprise with your board name, you'd remember.:nworthy:

    I had such a crush on Ann Margaret ever since Viva Las Vegas. She's now in her 70s!
     
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    Elvis isn't dead.
     
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    So who's in that picture on the fireplace from the strip taken last summer?? He actually looked better than ever before !!
     
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    I loved Ann Margaret in "Bye, Bye Birdie"
    I think I saw that film in the theaters, about 7 times !
    I must have been in 2nd or 3rd grade ?
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    but I watch "Viva Las Vegas" before every Vegas trip.:nworthy:
     
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    If Elvis were still alive, he'd be dead by now.
     
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    I was playing with my LEGOS and not giving a s**t about Elvis or anyone else for that matter. Yep, just me and my LEGOS.
     
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    I was swimming around in dad's nut sack.
     
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    I was 2 :faint:
     
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