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  • Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

    Like last year, I just wanted to start a thread to remember Elvis Presley - a country singer really, who eventually became the renowned "King of Rock And Roll".

    I was working at Disneyland in the Plaza Pavillion kitchen when the news broke on the radio. It was about 2:25PM on a Thursday afternoon as I recall.

    All the cooks just dropped their knives or whatever they were doing. Same for the potwashers, the girls going back and forth from the front line, Tahitian Terrace crew members.

    After about 30 seconds I started to put some food I'd prepped for that night in one of the walk-in refrigerators.

    At which point one guy looked at me and said something like...The King just died, and all you can do is put your pork away.

    Oh well.

    Again, favorite songs and memories of Elvis are welcome.

    From Early Elvis my favorite is...I Can't Help Falling In Love, With You...

    Late Elvis...one of the great songs of all time...Suspicious Minds.

    -- Barry
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

    Any of you Elvis fans not yet in possession of his "Elvis- The Complete '68 Comeback Special " 40th anniversary edition deluxe 4 CD set.

    YOU NEED THIS. www.amazon.com
    Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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      Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

      I also remember that day because it was the day I arrived at Disneyland for the first time. We got to the hotel and the headlines were out
      ďAny sequel three or higher..... around number five they get a new cast, thatís when the magic really happens": Modern Family

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        Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

        I also liked, among others, Crying in the Chapel - Elvis has some remarkable gospel collections.

        Also Teddy Bear, Little Sister and Blue Suede Shoes...

        In the Ghetto, Burnin' Love, The Wonder of You, and his rendition of "My Way"

        How about some of yours?
        God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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          Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

          I wasn't even born yet, but I'm a big fan of his music.
          "You are watching FOX"

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            Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

            Musician, Comedian, Actor, Humanitarian - Elvis had it all, and gave his all in order to make us all happy. Nobody will ever fill his blue suede shoes. :bow:
            To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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              Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

              Originally posted by MickeyMousePal View Post
              I wasn't even born yet, but I'm a big fan of his music.
              Which songs did you guys like best?
              God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                Elvis didin't die, he just went home - Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black)

                I actually liked Elvis' movies more than his music. They were so full of cheesy goodness.

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                  Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                  Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                  Elvis didin't die, he just went home - Tommy Lee Jones (Men In Black)

                  I actually liked Elvis' movies more than his music. They were so full of cheesy goodness.
                  A couple of them almost came dangerously close to having a discernable plot. But mostly they were staged excuses to get Elvis's songs on the silver screen.
                  God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                    Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                    Radiobarry Wrote:

                    Which songs did you guys like best?
                    Don't be Cruel
                    Heartbreak Hotel
                    Hound Dog
                    Jailhouse Rock
                    Shake, Rattle and Roll
                    Tutti Fruitti
                    "You are watching FOX"

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                      Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                      Blue Christmas always gets my waterworks goin'....
                      Just countin' the days til the next visit!

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                        Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                        Jailhouse Rock
                        Love Me tender
                        Just Wanna Be Your Teddy Bear
                        Peace In The Valley
                        Dixieland
                        I'm all Shook Up
                        Nothin' But A Hound Dog
                        (Why does Man Say) Falling In Love With You
                        In The Ghetto
                        To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!

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                          Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                          My favorites are:

                          Suspicious Minds
                          In the Ghetto
                          The Wonder of You
                          Kentucky Rain

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                            Re: Remembering The King - He Died 31 Years Ago 8/16

                            My mom is a HUGE Elvis fan. I don't remember this but my mom does and she's told the story a dozen times at least. We were camping somewhere up north when the news came on about it. My mom got all upset and all that jazz.

                            Now I can totally tell you where I was and everything when I heard Brandon Lee died.

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