Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3319:
Last year I blogged about Elvis Presley's birthdate the day after, (as seen here), as I was extremely busy, and the date just slipped by me before I realized that should have been my topic for tht day's blog.
This year, I'm recovering from a bad cold that I picked up on our Holidays Vacation to Las Vegas, so I'm a little less 'busy', and am blogging about his birthday on the 8th of January.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8th of 1935, so today would have been his 76th Birthday! That I just can't fathom, as one of the last times I physically saw him was in concert at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach California.
I'm publishing a few of the photos from that concert at the top right of this blog post. I also have the newspaper clippings, similar to the ones I posted in this blog post a while back, but not publishing them here today. That link I just provided was the last concert I saw Elvis at, on November 30th of 1976.
I've also posted many comic book covers that Elvis was pictured on since 1957, but I think the one that really stands out the most for me is the comic book cover shown at the top left of this blog, which was published by Charlton Comics for May of 1957!
I mentioned Las Vegas at the top of this blog... That we had just come back from there where we rang in the New Year on The Strip that was closed down for that purpose.
Well, I was also in Las Vegas during the period that Elvis was performing at the (International) / Hilton for what turned out to be his last series of concerts there, back in December 2nd through the 12th of 1976... WoW! 34 years ago now!
It was a last minute trip to Vegas, and unfortunately the days we were there the concerts were 'Sold Out'. And I had just seen him in a few days before in Anaheim. So I thought... OK, so I couldn't see him this time in Vegas. There will be a 'Next time' in Vegas or in SoCal in 1977... Well, You know, it never occured to me that Elvis, who had just turned 42 wouldn't live out the year of 1977. It just didn't... And now, I'm older than the years he spent on this earth... I just can't picture him as 76, no matter how hard I try...
You know, I've seen performers live in concert, ranging from Rick Nelson, Little Richard, Diana Ross, The Whisperers, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, to Black Sabbath even..., but Elvis was the one who ignited the whole concert hall the moment he stepped on stage. No one that I've ever seen live in concert held the adoration of so many, nor had the charisma that he had on stage. Period! 'Nuff Said!
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