35 years ago today, on August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley died. A Web Site called The Boot has published an article entitled “Elvis Presley Remembered by Country Musicians on 35th Anniversary of His Death” that you may wish to explore.
Here at the ‘Disco we’ll remember the man by enjoying a short performance from August, 1970 where The King sings “In the Ghetto” on a Las Vegas stage. While, I’ve certainly seen more spirited renditions of the tune by Presley, his voice is still sounding sweet and he’s still in sleek shape. “And his mama cried…”
The Boot Quote:
“‘I love Elvis, and I’m very proud of him and that whole Tennessee connection, even though he was born in Tupelo (Miss.),’ says Dolly Parton. ‘Elvis had an influence and certainly an impact on everybody, including me.'”
Elvis Presley, “In the Ghetto,” from the “That’s the Way It Is” documentary, 1970