My dear bruce...ur wrong. I'm pretty sure they're a bunch of Memphians who enjoy the honor of living in the city that was the home of the greatest voice of the ages. Elvis -- while he had quirks (who in the rock world didn't) that voice is one for the ages. And while he had his flaws -- I really don't know of many rock stars who didn't drink, do drugs, had issues and die from it from that era. Elvis was always ahead of the curve. And just like his merging of black and white music (that all the 50s adults hated) which put him ahead of the curve in the world of rock 'n roll...his unhealthy habits were ahead of the curve also.
There was no Betty Ford Center in his lifetime. Just like there's no Elvis now.
Bruce -- I luv ur editorials. From: Claire Lowry -- UT Memphis
I'm hijacking here because what I want to know is what the schedule is for Memphis events observing the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's March on Washington. I was just 13 when it took place -- my coming of age in many ways. And geez -- so glad that was my life. I expect the Flyer to do an outstanding tribute. Just watched and listened to a very raw video of that speech. We would all do well to find this and listen on a regular basis. But at least, please let us know where I can be on Aug 28 to share with others this remarkable moment in time. Pleeeease...pretty, pretty please. Thanks -- and hope u come thru for us.
When and why did we start electing stupid people to be in charge of state government? And where have the dems fled to?
By Chris McCoy
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