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Gone But Not Forgotten

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Last Edited: September 11, 2013, 3:21 am

Hard to believe he'd be 80 in a couple years.

Hard to believe he's been gone 36 years.

1968 ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtfazXu45U

1977 ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QqkMSDxU70

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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - September 11, 2013, 10:21 am
Never forgotten.!
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dallascowboyfanComment by dallascowboyfan - September 11, 2013, 12:48 pm
His music will live forever!!!! A lot of people don't know that he paid for Jackie Wilson hospital bill.
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - September 11, 2013, 1:08 pm
I agree dallas. He was a good man. It's too bad he got caught up in the drugs and the enablers. You can see what it did to him over just 9 years in those two videos.
He still had the voice though.
What a loss of an American icon that was.
What a waste.
God rest his soul.
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LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - September 11, 2013, 3:44 pm
I grew up in Tampa, Florida. My brother was an officer on the Tampa police force. He picked up a lot of extra work at all the shows that came to town. When Elvis came to Tampa his first time in 1954, he opened for Johnny Cash. My brother met his band members, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, and D.J. Fontana and invited them over to our house. They stopped by for a visit where we all got to meet this great band in person.

In 1955, they returned with Elvis being the primary act. Again, the band stopped by our house on their way to another show in Orlando. They carried all the bands instruments on top of a Cadillac limousine, including Elvis's own guitar. They brought his guitar into our house for us to see, and I actually played a couple of songs on it!!

We were invited to accompany the band to Orlando, and were invited into Elvis's room backstage at the auditorium. I watched his entire show that evening backstage.

After the show was over, we went into Orlando and accompanied Elvis, the band, the Jordanair’s, and some of Elvis's personal friends to a midnight breakfast, and I sat across the table from Elvis Presley!! I was 14 at the time.
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - September 11, 2013, 5:57 pm
Wow, what a great story and what a privilege for you and your family, LottoVantage!
Thanks for sharing it.

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