The King is gone but he’s not forgotten!

Elvis Aaron Presley 1935-1977

Just a country boy that combed his hair
And put on a shirt his mother made
and went on the air
And he shook it like a chorus girl
And he shook it like a Harlem queen
He shook it like a midnight rambler,
baby,
Like you never seen

Then he died

33 years ago.

RIP Elvis

Song lyrics by Gillian Welch

10 thoughts on “The King is gone but he’s not forgotten!

  1. Donna 17 August 2010 / 8:59 am

    Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
    Black velvet with that slow southern style
    A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees
    Black velvet if you please

  2. Michael A 17 August 2010 / 10:18 am

    “It’s better to burn out than it is to rust
    The king is gone but he’s not forgotten”

  3. Erin 17 August 2010 / 12:27 pm

    “Elvis Presley ain’t got no soul
    Bo Diddley is Rock and Roll”

    Lyrics by Mos Def

    • Tom 18 August 2010 / 9:42 am

      Surely, if you think that souls are eternal, they both have one, otherwise neither.

  4. Tom 17 August 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Strike another match, go start anew
    it’s all over now, baby blue.

  5. Robyn 19 August 2010 / 2:58 pm

    Waiting on Elvis, 1956
    This place up in Charlotte called Chuck’s, where I used to waitress and who came in one night
    but Elvis and some of his friends before his concert
    at the Arena. I was twenty-six married but still
    waiting tables and we got to joking around like you
    do, and he was fingering the lace edge of my slip
    where it showed below my hemline and I hadn’t even
    seen it and I slapped him a little saying, You
    sure are the one aren’t you feeling my face burn but
    he was the kind of boy even meaness turned sweet in
    his mouth.

    Smiled at me and said, Yeah honey I guess I sure am.
    Joyce Carol Oates.

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