the momentb you were hooked on elvis
i was at the theatre back in winter of 70 watching von ryans express, at the 50 cent theatre, this was a really cheap theatre that ran old movies/new for cheap, i wanted to see the longest day, but they had trouble with this film so i got to see VON RYANS EXPRESS[with sinatra], my self and 2 friends watched it, agood movie, not spectacular but good, as soon as it was over came the cartoons and previews for other movies[killers], blackhand, etc, suddenly came the preview for thats the way it is, manb it looked exciting and ELVIS jumpsuit was really neat, i asked the manager when that film would be comming in and he told me in about 3 months[again this was a low budget theatre for teens], i told my buddies i would like to see this and they panned me , and said i was crazy ELVIS was old hat, but i didn't care, so i went through all my rolling stone mags, and found a list of elvis movies and the writers name , i wrote to the editor and asked to give my letter to the person who wrote the article,2 weeks later i got a letter with a list of fan clubs/resources, i wrote to the english fan club, and again 2 weeks later i had a letter and details about the movie, along with a zerox paper of ELVIS in the black comeback suit[i was HOOKED] from there i joined the fan club and also became pen pals with so many fans, and 4 months later saw THATS THE WAY IT IS[IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE] I was 15, and all i wanted to do was listen to ELVIS, WATCH elvis , YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, by then i was on the list at always elvis, for the album for THAT THE WAY IT IS, man when i got it i played it non stop, and would always look at the photos on the back, by then i had amassed alot of photos[all news print] from the fan club magazines,pen pals, it was like a total network of friends i had never met , i had my part time job at the gas staion, and i started to save up for a trip, i was hoping to take with AMERICAN fans/pen pals, i started buying previous albums, memphis..,68...it seems they just got better and better, by the fall of 1972 a girl from montreal had a little fan club and sent flyers to all fans asking if they would like to attend ELVIS PERFORMANCE, NEEDLESS TO SAY I SENT IN MY 14 DOLLARS[CASH] RIGHT AWAY, later MONIQUE sent lists of up comming shows and the dates we would leave, my first show i saw was BUFFALLO[THERE WERE alot of CANADIAN fans there] , i shall never forget the day i got HOOKED, i still am, i look forward now as i did then to seing photos i never saw before.
The moment I got hooked on Elvis
It was 1975, and I was five years old. I was in the car with my mother, listening to the radio, when they played "Heartbreak Hotel". The DJ said it was by Elvis. Not knowing anything about Elvis, I remember listening to the song, and was just utterly entranced by the music, the sound of his voice....EVERYTHING. I asked my mother who Elvis was, and she told me all about him. I remember wanting to hear more of his music, and it wasn't before long I started collecting his records. I found he was just awesome at everything he touched...his singing ability really amazed me. It was because of Elvis I formed my own band, and we are together to this day...all because of him. So, Elvis, thank you for your music, your movies, your just being you.:notworthy