Thank You, Thank You Very Much: Let's Talk Elvis

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  1. Bonnie Thomas

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    Going into 1956, I was so ready for Elvis! Fell in love with everything Elvis.. bought all his albums & 45's ... joined a huge fan club and collected photos from everywhere, of anything Elvis. It was good times.

    His first sounds were more rockabilly than rock n roll, but I followed it all.
    Saw him in concert only once. I was just out of high school, and went with my future husband.
     
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    When my older cousin got married her husband mentioned he was in the same company in the army as Elvis. I thought he was teasing until he brought out his yearbook and I saw the photos! He played touch football with Elvis on Sundays in the army. Even tough I wasn't a fan, I was still very impressed!
     
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    There is a few Elvis songs I like, but Elvis was no actor and his movies sucked, IMO.
    The last "lady" I dated was a die hard Elvis fan. One day I was driving her someplace and she was babbling about the Elvis song that was just played on my car radio. I casually mentioned that Elvis had a few good songs. "FEW GOOD SONGS"! she screamed, and punched me right in the crotch. That was our last date. th (23).jpe
     
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    Hehe Oh, @Ike Willis , you have had quite an interesting life, sir. :) Some lessons we learn are very painful, eh?!
     
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    Yes, very.:)
     
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    Oh, I agree with you 100% Ike ..... I could never, ever watch any of his movies!!! So bad!:eek:
    It was an embarrassment to his music talent ... He was a singer, not an actor.
     
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    "You'll Never Walk Alone" is my favorite Elvis Song.
    I posted it a while ago in the Peace thread but it's worth another listen :)

     
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    Thanks Lara ... BEAUTIFUL ... along that line, Peace in the Valley, Amazing Grace, so many more, move me so much.
     
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    When I was a kid growing up, my parents would always sing together, and as I learned their old songs, I loved to join in.
    Naturally, when I grew up and had kids of my own, we also all sang together.
    They learned the songs that I had grown up listening to, Elvis (my favorite, of course), Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Belafonte, and many others. My son Michael is till a great Elvis fan, while my oldest son, Tony, seems to favor the old Johnny Cash songs now.
    I guess that it was just natural that my grandsons would also grow up singing, and music is a big part of their lives, as well.

    Here is a music video , written and performed by my oldest grandson, and videoed by the younger one. They have a YouTube channel, and he has a record album with this song on iTunes; so I am (understandably ) proud of both of them.
    I am sure that my mom and dad are watching down from Heaven, and glad that they taught me to enjoy singing when I was young, too.

     
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    What a talented cutie-pie and a great video! No wonder you're proud of your grandsons @Yvonne Smith ! He plays that guitar well and writes his own lyrics, wow. I especially like the phrase, "a symphony of silver tears and I'm lost". I wish them all the best :)
     
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    Your grandson has a beautiful voice. I can understand you being so proud Yvonne.
     
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    Blue Hawaii by Elvis. Love the movie too! I'm a bit of a romantic so this song is my favorite Elvis song.
     
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    Thank you , @Lara Moss , and also you, too, @Bonnie Thomas , for the compliments about my grandsons !
    When we lived in Idaho, and they were young, we used to see them fairly often; but since we have moved out here to Alabama, we don't see them much at all. I keep up with them on Facebook , and my son had posted a link to my grandson's iTunes album.
    The song that I posted was one from the album.
    It was written when he broke up with his long-time sweetheart; so you know all of those lyrics came right from his heart.
    I know we are supposed to be posting Elvis' songs on this thread, but hopefully, @Mari North will let me get by with that one, since it was my grandson's song.
     
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    Sure, @Yvonne Smith ! I enjoyed the video very much... he's very good! Could have sworn I responded to the video after you posted it, but I don't see it in the thread so I'm thinking it was probably when my 'Net connection kept tanking a few days in a row. In any case, post whatever you want in the thread... I've never in my life been one to worry about what's "on topic"... never. :)
     
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