Elvis birthday celebration in Los Angeles
A friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles (Culver City actually) just sent me this:
THE ANNUAL ELVIS PRESLEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Date/Time: Tue., January 8, 7:30pm
Henry Fonda Theater
6126 Hollywood Blvd. L.A. CA 90028 (323) 464-0808
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration at the Henry Fonda Theater.
By Jonny Whiteside.
On January 8, 1935, as Gladys Presley gave birth to twin boys, the skies above Tupelo, Mississippi, were filled with weird flashing beams of light, a phenomenon that climaxed several weeks of disturbing commotion out in the bushes surrounding the Presley shack — nocturnal occurrences so troubling that father Vernon had already cleared the surrounding property.
The ramifications of this extracurricular — presumably extraterrestrial — activity remain a mystery, but one definite outcome is the annual Elvis birthday blowout, and this edition covers a wild stretch of EP-fixation. Between Billy Bob Thornton's jackass bray and the Surfaris' deep reverb riff-slinging, the King's influence clearly still reaches across the musical spectrum as an inescapable force.
Acolytes like masterly 1950s rockabilly Glenn Glen and Hollywood rabble-rousers the Groovy Rednecks polish the Presley rock of ages with reliably untamed enthusiasm, and the presence of the Mafia-groomed former teen idol Jimmy Angel, who just traded his two-decade Tokyo gig for a contract in Las Vegas, guarantees a high voltage, lid-flipping, Presley-infused ball.