He respected his elders and was always polite (yes ma'am, yes sir) and had a beautiful spirit....I think he never intended to go down hill like he did.....he was just a beautiful, magical person. (great thread Missy!)
Let's have some fun and an upbeat thread. Say something positive about Elvis. Bet we could keep this one going for days.
I'll go first. And hope you enjoy.
Anyone who came to Graceland had to have a bite to eat. He loved sitting down with friends and family. He like to talk, laugh and remember the old days. (did ya know that one??)
So, he was a true southern gentleman in that way. He learned if from his mamma!
Great one K! I like that too. I mean how many people were like that.
gentle, loving, great sense of humor, rebel, beauiful singer, wonderful human being.
The man has been dead for thirty years and can still make someone feel really good...How many people can do that??......What I don`t get is how anyone could NOT like him!!.....maybe he was a "Prince from another planet".
wonderful human being indeed, equally beautiful BOTH on the inside and outside.
Rare to find such combination.
I loved the way children and animals reacted to him and especially the way he was drawn to them.....says a lot to me.
so true Diane.
It says a lot about his nature (kind and gentle)
How many smiles did he produce for strangers, how much comfort and pleasure has he given with his songs and performances.
Paul McCartney once said that back in the 50s, when he was having a bad day he would go home and pop on an Elvis song like "All Shook Up" and then all would be well. That says a lot for what he has done with his music.
The way he cared for his mother and made sure she would "want for nothing"
It's nice to hear him laugh, Liked on Datin' and Are You Lonesome Tonight plus On Don't Cry Daddy on 16th of feb, It's not much laugh on it, My mother love to hear him laugh, she say he that special kind laugh that you can laugh with.
he is caring person try to help ill kids, We can keep that mind how much money he send to Hoptials In Memphis , Etc.
Take a look at you and me,,Are we too blind to see, Do we Simply turn our heads and look the other way.....(Line From "in The Ghetto")
Such a nice thread! Something positive...He's the best! His whole musical career is more than amazing, and he has this unique feeling towards music, like if he were part of it, see what I mean?
Also, the influence he had over rock, he inspired a lot of good singers...
This is easy to do
Actually i could list things for DAYS but ill just say a few and leave it at that.
He was an amazingly smart man, he was generous beyond being generous, he was VERY religious, he loved his family and worshipped his mother, he was a great actor, he was a beautiful looking man inside and out.
Elvis loved his fans, and insisted they be treated with love and respect.
I loved his generous heart. I love the story of him being at a car dealer in Memphis and this little old lady looking at a Cadillac, knowing she could never afford one, and he being the generous person he was buying one for her. I love to hear stories from people that worked with him who always tell what a wonderful person he was, that he would never get upset if someone didn't sing in the right key, he would never call them on it. He would just say, let's do that one over or something to that effect. I think a lot of the negative things said about him was "because some people were so jealous" of his fame, great looks, gentle heart and all he had going for him.
Ronnie McDowell told a story of Elvis and Jackie Wilson while he was performing his 30 year tribute at the Horseshoe last August. He said that Jackie Wilson was one of Elvis' favorite performers. Wilson suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 29, 1975, falling head-first to the stage; he was singing "Lonely Teardrops". The blow to the head Wilson suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green, the soul singer, was one of the few artists who regularly visited a bed-ridden Jackie.
Ronnie told that Wilson's medical costs were paid for by Elvis Presley. According to the biography, Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops, he received a well-publicized funeral attended by approximately 1,500 relatives, friends and fans. He is interred in the Westlawn Cemetery in Wayne, Michigan.
It was a good story told by Ronnie, but this is a rumor that has since been proven false. Elvis didn't and couldn't have paid Jackie Wilson's medical expenses as he himself died in 1977 and his health was in decline several years before. Jackie did in fact have insurance.
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he was human - thats what i loved about him. he forgot his lyrics, he mucked up on stage, he talked to the audience, he laughed all the way through his songs, he made jokes ... he didn't think himself above all that on stage, and thats what i love about him
I've got those hup, two, three, four, occupation G.I. Blues, From my G.I. hair to the heels of my G.I. shoes
He made so many people smile. he had the biggest heart and gave his love to everyone he came in contact with. he was and is the greatest entertainer to ever step foot on planet earth..I love him!