What a different world it was that day back in 1977.
As columnist Dan Tyree writes:
News of his passing was relayed by television, radio, word of mouth or the next morning’s newspaper. Tweets, blogs and podcasts were far in the future. Grief over his demise was expressed with hugs, tears and wreaths, not emojis.
It’s a very nice column you can read here.
On today’s ELVIS Week schedule:
ELVIS: Live in Concert
40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra
8:00 PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis.
The new, critically-acclaimed concert event which has sold out arenas across the world is coming to Memphis to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Presley during the 40th anniversary. In this live concert event experience, a full symphony orchestra performs live on stage with Elvis Presley himself on the big screen. Hear some of Elvis’ biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. The concert will feature a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley plus other surprise guests. This production is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping album releases “If I Can Dream” and “The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,” which featured archive recordings of the king’s voice, and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits. The show has received rave media reviews – “So Realistic, fans felt he was really in the building” – “thrilling experience” – “… so gripped were you by THAT voice, the mannerisms and frequent flashes of devilment in his eyes or on the curl end of his lips.” Join us for this historic night as we salute the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tickets for the show range from $300 to $65.