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Aug 16, 2012 8:51AM
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I was in the Army stationed in Germany at the time, we only had one American radio station AFRS.

I was driving into work the morning of the 17th, the whole way in the radio played Elvis, Elvis, Elvis. Never once did they mention that he died.

I get into the shop, turn on the radio, make coffee. More Elvis. The platoon comes filtering in, I step out in the motor pool and it sounded like an Elvis concert. Back in the office I ask  "What's with all the Elvis music?  They say   "Didn't you hear, Elvis died yesterday!"  Could have knocked me over with a feather!  I went to the PX & bought every Elvis album they had, @ $4.50 each.  I wish I had them now.

I remember this like it was yesterday.  But the King lives forever through his music.
Aug 16, 2014 2:38AM
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Elvis had a soulful voice. I loved how he put everything into his songs. You felt it! Miss him.
Aug 16, 2014 1:42AM
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I remember I was playing outside , I was about 12 yrs old or so and my cousin came over crying , he was about 9 , ( big Elvis fan even at that young age ), and he began to tell me Elvis died. That was my first real experience with death and only the beginning . I looked at him like he was nuts and he looked me in the eyes and said "You just don't understand" , and he was right..... I didn't ( at the time ). R.I.P. Elvis Aaron Presley.
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Elvis was for me the the epitome of the transition of America  between second world war {Sinatra} and the rock n roll of the 70 ,s. i was born in 58 and enjoyed both. 
Aug 16, 2014 2:17AM
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I'M A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC OF OVER 14 YEARS I LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY BUT WITH SUCH TALENT I FEEL SO BAD THAT DRUGS KILLED HIM HE WAS THE GREATEST THAT EVER LIVED .............GOD BLESS YOU ELVIS...........


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