As a child of the Elvis generation, I remember vividly when he died on August 16th, 1977. I had just gotten married the month before and my new wife and I lived in a small apartment and I was doing morning radio on WPEG. I remember going to work the next morning and playing all Elvis songs. I remember our sales manager and big Elvis fan, Dave Landon, being my co-host that morning. I had grown up in the 60’s and 70’s when Elvis was truly “The King”. Michael Jackson’s rise to being the “King of Pop” never would have been a possibility had Elvis still been around.
The new movie “ELVIS” debuted with a 30 million dollar opening weekend. It actually tied Top Gun: Maverick this past weekend. To put that in perspective though in all fairness, Top Gun: Maverick is in it’s 5th week and over 1 billion worldwide. It was “Elvis” first week. Elvis still is a phenomenon, 45 years after his death. He’s still spotted everywhere, wink wink. I saw every movie he made multiple times and can’t wait to see the new film. I hear that Tom Hanks is Oscar worthy as “Colonel Tom Parker”
You can now get 24 hours of Elvis Presley and it is FREE. The Elvis Presley Channel is a free ad-supported streaming TV channel available in the US on LG Channels, Amazon Freevee, Vizio’s WatchFree+, Comcast’s Xumo and Dish Network’s Sling TV. It is NOT available on the Roku Channel, Paramount’s Pluto TV and Tubi. Programming will include films, specials, themed programming blocks, and Elvis’ favorite TV shows like The Beverly Hillbillies, John Wayne movies and movies starring Bruce Lee.
What is your favorite movie starring Elvis? Mine is VIVA LAS VEGAS with Ann Margaret