Thursday, January 08, 2009

Happy Birthday, Big E!

On this day, January 8th, in 1935 one of, if not THE most influential artist in music history was born. Elvis Aron Presley was born this day 74 years ago. It's hard to imagine Elvis as a senior citizen, which is what he would be now. Of course it's because, for us, he's forever immortalized as a man in the prime of life. I could go on about the tragedy his death was and how it shouldn't have happened, but instead I'm going to focus on being grateful for his birth. This world was blessed with his many talents and his gentle, giving spirit, and for that we should all be thankful. In that spirit, I share with you a scene from my favorite movie Elvis starred in, "Jailhouse Rock", with Elvis singing my most favorite song, "Young and Beautiful" which he will forever be.

Happy Birthday Elvis!

7 comments:

Art said...

This would be a good time for a quote from The Killer: "My mama said, 'You and Elvis are pretty good, but ya'll ain't no Chuck Berry'"

Vicki said...

I can't believe he'd be 74, either! Elvis had a remarkable voice, indeed.

(Slap Art for me, will ya? Such a smart-aleck...)

Mona said...

AH! happy Birthday to Elvis the Pelvis!

Stacie I would like you to comment on Kelly Mastard's post ( I have spoken on Art's blog about why) at:

http://www.kellymarstad.blogspot.com/

Stace said...

art - quit playin! you know you like elvis too!

vicki - if i thought it'd help, i'd beat the fool out of him!

mona - i'll go check her out, thanks

Art said...

I LOVE Elvis.. but his illegitimate half stepbrother is better.

Art said...

And Jerry Lee's momma knew it...

Art said...

PS - Don't try it - it won't help!