Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The King Is Gone

Today in 1977, Elvis Presley was found laying lifeless inside his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Shortly after he was pronounced dead and as the word spread throughout the nation people began flocking to the gates of Graceland. 
People were in shock that someone so full of life could be taken from the world. His fans, friends, family and staff didn't know what to do with themselves. They stood in shock and awe as the funeral captivated the world. His songs and albums flooded the airways and his record sales skyrocketed once again. 
But when the last of the limo's were gone and the fans had paid their respects at Graceland, the city, the fans and family still had that empty feeling. Knowing that the King of Rock n' Roll was gone forever. Someone who would give the shirt of their back to a complete stranger. Someone who loved to goof around and have fun. Someone who loved life. 
Elvis you are still missed. January 8, 1935- August 16, 1977.

14 comments:

vintch said...

so sad. thanks for this tribute to the king:)

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

They were talking about Elvis on the radio this morning, but I missed why. Now I know! RIP: Elvis

Ashley said...

You know I really liked this post. Reason why...there were so many rumors for so long about what happened to him (a Burger King sighting, etc.) and I never knew the truth!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I was just watching the E! True Hollywood Story about Elvis and thought of you!

(Florida) Girl said...

I understand the fans still flock to Graceland this time of year. Clearly he is missed.

Deidre said...

The only time I've been to memphis, was this time of year, and the fans certainly still flock to see where he lived.

very sad.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I wonder what he'd be like if he were still around toady. And I wonder why people don't learn from the lessons of others' before them...like drugs are bad! He was so handsome i9n his youth.

Meghan said...

He is truly a legend!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

it's amazing what an influence he was all around the world and still is mind you!d

carissa said...

he has certainly left a legacy that is bigger than life!

shopgirl said...

Great Elvis Tribute Jennifer! I think I've seen all his movies!

Dollface said...

Awww.. sweet!! xxxoo

ModernMom said...

Wow! Amazing the effect one man could have.

Elle Sees said...

I've probably mentioned this before, but my dad is a huge Elvis fan. My brother is named Aaron after him (stepmom wouldn't allow Elvis!).