Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis!

Elvis Aaron Presley, born January 8, 1935...it is so hard to picture Elvis at 75 years old. Would he still be touring or just playing with the grandchildren?

I purchased this DVD along with Comeback Concert for my husband for Christmas. I didn't know about this concert held in August of 2002 at the Pyramid in Memphis or I am sure we would have gone. It is all so cleverly edited, with Elvis glancing over at the musicians nowadays. Glenn Hardin, at the piano looks down at his tv monitor following Elvis every move and you'd swear Elvis is really there. Remember when Elvis "appeared" on American Idol singing with Celine Dion and it seemed so real, well this concert gives you the same feeling. His original TCB band, The Sweet Inspirations, The Stamps Quartet, are all live on the stage. How they played and sang live and Elvis seemed live due to multi screen editing is just amazing. It was very hard to believe that Elvis was not really there. I cannot imagine how emotional this experience had to be for the performers. The entire crew looked liked they were having great fun.

I guess what I'm trying to say is....if you like Elvis or know someone who does, this DVD would make a perfect gift. I bought it on Amazon. I have been instructed that we will never loan it and that I could not have given a better gift.




"Elvis Lives" - Well enough to give you goose bumps!

6 comments:

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Finding the perfect gift is the most fun of giving! I LOVE to find that one thing that delights the heart of the person receiving it! How wonderful that you found one for your dear hubby! I was never a huge Elvis fan, but he was a phenomenon. Changed the face of music! Very gifted. Have a good weekend, Nanny!

Jill said...

I have always loved Elvis! My boss' birthday is the same day (he, my boss is great!) and he always graces us with a song! Pretty funny! I used to watch his movies regularly! Showed one to my girls and they just thought they were "old and BORING." I was, of course, offended!!!!

Nanny! The list was Monday! I am done with that! (Well, until my new one is in hand!)
;)

Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Elvis....

Betsy said...

Fun, fun! He died way too soon!

26 Dresses and Counting said...

I think he's still alive......

Amanda said...

I had to laugh when I read, "I've been instructed we will never loan it." That's some serious Elvis DVD love right there! =) Glad hubby liked it.

BTW going to Dallas this weekend. Are you going anytime soon?