Saturday, August 7, 2010

This Man Needs No Introduction!

Elvis tribute collage created at KardKorner Headquarters

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935-August 16, 1977)

I will not attempt to do a bio on Elvis...we all know his exciting journey and how he changed our lives.  My husband Karo and I are great fans of Elvis.  My sister and I and our friends would vote on who we thought was the "cutest" between Elvis, Fabian and Ricky Nelson.  Of course, Elvis always won out!  I never got to see Elvis live, but Karo got to see him at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the spring of 1976.  As young girls, my sister and I always made it a point to be available when Elvis was to appear on TV with  Ed Sullivan or the Milton Berle show.  We have record albums, CDs, DVDs and photo books.  My husband grew up singing Elvis songs and he sounds pretty close. We have even recorded a few of his songs in our home recording studio.  We watch Elvis movies on my husband's birthday, on Elvis' birthday and on the anniversary of Elvis' death.  Between the two of us, our favorite Elvis movies are:  Loving You, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, and Blue Hawaii.  Our little grandson Shawn has even watched some of Elvis' DVD concerts with us in our music room and is mesmerized by this talented man.

Karo and I did get to visit Graceland in 1998 as many others have before us.  And we did get some pretty good pictures at Graceland and at Sun Studio where Elvis got his start.  I have posted a few of these pictures in the righthand column.  And I installed the video "U.S. Male" from YouTube.  Click on the little picture of Elvis with the old cowboy hat on to see slideshow and hear the song.  There's not much more I can say about Elvis, except that the world misses him.  And I would like to share a short poem that I wrote about him...

That good looking guy from Tupelo,
Had dreams of starting his own show.
When Sam heard him sing, the bells sure did ring,
And his gift to the world did unfold.
written by Suzanne Prickett 08/06/10

OK readers!  I warned you about a new survey coming up. Look off somewhere to the right under Elvis' picture and you'll see it.  The polls will close Wednesday, August 18, 2010 on Patrick Swayze's birthday, at 8:00 pm.
And you are always welcome to browse my posts and pictures and make comments at anytime.  Please take your time and enjoy your visit.  Also, it's hotter than a firecracker in Texas right now!     


  1. Hi Susan, I love this post. A beaut tribute to Elvis. Your Kollage is great too.
    My favourite Elvis song, which I still sing out loud sometimes [when alone!] is "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
    I enjoyed seeing your photos of Graceland in the sidebar too - thank you :D)

  2. Hello Susan, So you found Elvis! I try to give him some play time on my blog. There are so many beautiful pictures of him out there. And with the anniversary of his death coming up in August, there will be movies played and also concerts given in his honor. 'Are You Lonesome Tonight" is a great song. We have one live CD that has him and his group doing that song and he is laughing during the song. It is strange to hear him laughing and joking around when he messes up during a song-he was HUMAN!
    Thank you so much for coming back for a 'blast from the past' visit and checking out one of my early collages. I'm glad you did!


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