Holy Tupelo! 40 Years Since Elvis Left The Bldg

He collapsed from a fatal hearth attack on the floor of one of the many bathrooms at his Graceland Estate in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977. His music and memory are still fresh in the minds of his many fans from that era and on to today.

Elvis performed dozens of iconic shows in Las Vegas between 1956 and 1976. Fortunately for this fan, a college classmate was advertising manager of one of the major hotels on the Strip.

Because of his connections, on visits to the city over the years, I had front-row seats to several live Presley concerts. The singing star never failed to entertain and amaze his many happy fans. I’d like to believe Elvis is way up there right now singin’ a rockin’ solo with the heavenly choir.

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