Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Elvis

Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935.

He'd be 72 years old today.

How cool would it have been for him to stick around like Johnny Cash and do something like Johnny's "American" recordings, free from the Colonel, free from all his fears of growing old, free from his fear of not being liked...

"Before Elvis there was nothing."
--John Lennon


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm getting the feeling you dig the Elvis guy.

Splotchy said...

That Lennon quote was on the Days Inn marquee when we stayed there.

Happy Birthday, Elvis.

Johnny Yen said...

I forgot about that quote-- it's a great one!

GETkristiLOVE said...

I hate to break it to you Bubs, but Johhny Cash is dead too.

Bubs said...

GKL, I know...I know. I miss him more than Elvis.

Johnny, Splotchy--it is a great quote isn't it? I read an account of when the Beatles met Elvis in California in the early 60's, it was surreal and poignant at the same time.

Dr MVM, yes I do.

Grant Miller said...

My mom loved - LOVED - Elvis. She used to say he was nothing without the Ordinairres. I'm not sure if that's true, though.

Oddly enough - and these posts just reminded me - she died on his birthday in 2003.

Coincidence or part of her plan?

Dale said...

I have never heard of this Elvis. Is he new?