30 Years Ago....A Legend Passed Away
I remember you back in nineteen-fifty-six
You had all the moves and you knew all the tricks:
You left all the ladies in a hell of a fix,
When your voice took wings
Then you'd shake around and oh, how'd you sing:
Just an old boy from Memphis with a big diamond ring:
A country girl's prayer and a city girls dream;
Hail the king~Reflections by Charlie Daniels.
I was not around in 56, but I did grow up in a house full of Elvis fans. My parents first date was going to a Elvis movie. I was around March 18, 1976 in Johnson City. TN. I saw the King and all that entails through the eyes of a 11 year old. We traveled from Chicago down to see family and the show. I have attended many concerts since, but nothing compares to that night. I did not realize then, but I do now...This was a ROCK STAR.
Tomorrow, August 16, marks 30 years since his death. I was 12 and playing ball with friends when my aunt came tearing down the street. She saw me and screeched the car to stop. I walked over to see big tears rolling down her face. Sad day. One can only wonder what he would have achieved.