Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Elvis, Always the King

Today in 1977, Elvis Presley left this world but left a lasting impression that is never to be forgotten. Since I was a little girl, I have always loved Elvis. His style, his music, his Graceland home, everything about him I've always been fascinated with. When I finally made a pilgrimage to Memphis, it was everything I thought it would be. I was even lucky enough to return for Elvis Week. Every year since then I when Elvis week begins, I always wish I could be back in Memphis celebrating his life and legacy.

Elvis Week begins a week before the death of Elvis and culminates on the day of his death with the candlelight vigil. Thousands of people flood the gates of Graceland and make their way to the meditation garden which is home to Elvis' resting place. Holding candles and paying their respects this event brings in tons of fans and is broadcast live on the internet.

While I can't attend this years celebrations. I'm still thinking of the King of Rock n' Roll today! You can see all of my love and previous Elvis Week posts on Elvis here. You'll also see my Elvis Christmas tree! In the meantime here's my top 5 Elvis songs...

My Way
Kentucky Rain
Burning Love
Always On My Mind
If I Can Dream


Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I would love to visit Graceland one day! Do you use SnapChat? There was a cool Elvis filter on there the other day. :) I feel like they don't make musical legends like Elvis anymore. It's kind of sad in a way.

Dominique @ Ohbeehave said...

I love Elvis too!! I don't think I really appreciated him until one day I was home, not feeling very well, flicking channels and there was an Elvis special on. I was blown away by how amazing his voice was! My fave song of his is "love me" but there are others I really like too :)

Katie said...

I love Elvis! I visited Graceland about a year and a half ago and realized just how much I love the King! It would be cool to experience Elvis week some time!