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." . So, do you remember hearing the news ?