It’s ELVIS WEEK 2021: Day One

Elvis Presley's Graceland Announces Plans for Elvis Week 2021 in Memphis |  Business Wire

Events begin today. Most feature Elvis tribute artists (Graceland doesn’t use the term impersonators).

For me I have no use for the King wannabes. I think they do more damage than good to the overall image of the King.  I’ll always choose to watch and listen to the real deal.

An exception has always been Milwaukee’s own Tom Green. I appreciate his reverence, and his font of Elvis knowledge. When he hosted a weekly Sunday morning radio show on WRIT I never missed.

One night a ton of years ago I was standing in line at Kopps at 76th and Layton, wearing a leather jacket from Graceland. A woman behind me began conversation about Elvis and suddenly, somehow, and I don’t remember why, the subject got around to Green. I told the woman exactly what I wrote in the above paragraph.

Suddenly the woman was gone, but quickly reappeared before I put in my custard order with a CD of Green to give me.  She happened to be Green’s significant other.

Visitors to Graceland this Elvis Week will crowd into Graceland. Lots to see.

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