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Elvis still king!

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Cherrytree59 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:36:04

Had a lovely whirl wind of day
Three GS plus families here for youngest GS 1st Birthday.
All have returned home.
So have put feet up
DH has just put some Elvis on.
The music and the words are wonderful. I can picture him singing.
He is more of DH era.
but I think he's great
My DD also thinks so, she used to do rock and roll as part of her dance class.

Just listened to 'True Love' it brings a tear to your eyes.

For me he is still King

I've never met anybody who doesn't like Elvis

Bet I will now!

Greyduster Sat 30-Jul-16 19:41:33

You certainly will! Me, I'm afraid! The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was his greatest fan though, apparently! smile. Rock on, cherrytree!

soop Sat 30-Jul-16 19:42:06

I am as good as besotted by this man. At the age of 12-ish I heard him singing 'Heartbreak Hotel' and, oh boy, even though I'm almost 75 I still dance to his music. There may continue to be scores of Elvis imitators but...there will never be another Elvis. grin

Grannyknot Sat 30-Jul-16 19:42:56

Not me, cherry I Iove Elvis. 'Specially the ballads. I think my favourite is called American Trilogy. smile

tanith Sat 30-Jul-16 19:50:16

Me too I'm afaid I can't abide him. Glad both you and OH enjoy him that's nice.

merlotgran Sat 30-Jul-16 19:58:09

Heck. I must look more closely at thread titles. I thought it said, Elvis still ski-ing. grin

Coolgran65 Sat 30-Jul-16 20:02:25

Love Elvis. The ballads make the hair stand on the back of my neck. However, can't stand Wooden Heart.

DaphneBroon Sat 30-Jul-16 20:18:31

Why do we need 2 threads on this?

grannylyn65 Sat 30-Jul-16 20:19:15

merlot gringrin

Cherrytree59 Sat 30-Jul-16 20:35:27

Help ma bob confused not sure how it came out as to threads!

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 30-Jul-16 20:41:45

Oh I love Wooden Heart Coolg! One of my favourites.

soop Sat 30-Jul-16 20:41:48

I meant to say - impersonator. I love Elvis grin

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 30-Jul-16 20:42:40

Love me Tender has got to be my very favourite though. Sigh!

Jalima Sat 30-Jul-16 20:49:06

I like the early rock stuff best

Coolgran65 Sat 30-Jul-16 22:07:11

Ah... Love Me Tender....knees just gone weak.

Indinana Sat 30-Jul-16 22:19:00

Never could stand the fellow, sorry. I remember aged about 10 visiting an aunt and uncle with my parents. My cousin, a year or two older than me, was Elvis crazy and I was forced to spend the entire visit in her room listening to one after another of his records hmm. I told mum and dad I didn't want to go with them next time grin

Maggymay Sat 30-Jul-16 22:54:08

Hard to pick a favourite song although I love Always on my mind.

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 30-Jul-16 23:04:27

Oh yes! Love that one too! Love the smoochy ones.

MiniMouse Sat 30-Jul-16 23:24:46

In the Ghetto - the lyrics are so sad

numberplease Sat 30-Jul-16 23:24:47

I posted on the other thread before I saw this one. Another Elvis lover here, hate the impersonators.
I don`t want to start anything off, but, although he may well be dead by now, at the time of his "death" in 1977, I found it hard to believe, because he was so bloated and overweight at the end, and yet when they showed his body lying in state, he looked slim and young again.

Marmark1 Sat 30-Jul-16 23:33:17

As I said on other thread,going to O2 arena in November to see him.
Have a listen to,I'll remember you,Wonderful,

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 30-Jul-16 23:41:51

I've got some bad news for you Marmark......... sad

Marmark1 Sat 30-Jul-16 23:52:58

Yes,I know,he's dead and all his clothes washed.
More proof of his greatness,he can still fill the O2 40 years after his death.

ninathenana Sat 30-Jul-16 23:58:54

I'm another fan though nor as much as some.
Marmark I find it odd that people are willing to pay to watch film that has been shown hundreds of times. Hope you enjoy it smile

Maggiemaybe Sun 31-Jul-16 00:13:26

In the Ghetto for me. And Suspicious Minds. Takes me right back to the juke box in our local coffee bar, all us girls trying to look cool, trying so hard not to make eye contact with all those boys trying to look cool...