OtherArea: elvisair Living here in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland.
It's Elvis week in Memphis,
Elvis Day in Tupelo.
The world looks on in wonder,
At this music centred show.
Elvis whirls on Beale street,
Greets visitors to Tennessee,
Strolls home in Tupelo,
All in Bronze, you see.
Graceland will be home to all,
With Music in the air,
Sadly though for all his fans
Elvis is no longer there.
But hang on a darn minute! An Elvis CD album, 'The Wonder of You', is high on the UK's official top selling music chart.
Was lucky and honoured to meet great guitarist Scotty Moore, for a chat backstage in Dublin Ireland a number of years ago. He was a gentleman. His book "That's Alright Elvis" is a must read!
R.I.P. Scotty Moore
The Million Dollar Quartet. A heartening development. Elvis was so self deprecating on the CD.
I was in Memphis last August. A taxi driver took me a day long tour of the city. Then I headed for Tupelo MS to see the new Elvis statues being unveiled by my friend, sculptor, Michiel Vander Sommen.
Elvis Presley International Airport, Memphis. The chances improve. http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
Could it be Elvis Presley fans are the world's busiest users of postal services as we buy and trade Elvis's fantastic recordings and the mountains Elvis memorabilia? A rhetorical question of course.
The sales of Elvis Presley stamps issued worldwide cannot be licked. The famous American one has sold more than six hundred million!
His very first recording was recently auctioned for 300,000 Dollars.
Elvis fans are amongst the USPS biggest customers as we trade internationally buying and selling Elvis music and memorabilia.
Was at Sun studios 1997. Met Scotty Moore in Dublin Ireland circa 2006. Placed an Irish flag in the bronze hand of 'Elvis at 13' statue in Tupelo MS, just a few days ago.
WHAT am I like? :-)
A life-sized bronze statue of Sergeant Elvis Presley, depicted in his pristine soldiers uniform, as suggested in the "Stars and Stripes", army newspaper 16th August 2002, is long overdue. The new hotel would be the perfect setting for such a fine sculpture!
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