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The fan story of: DENNIS HAUSER, 52
ONCE I HEARD HIS VOICE, THAT WAS IT. I WOULD SPEND THE SUMMER AT MY AUNT AND UNCLE'S AND ONE DAY THEY LET ME GO THRU SOME OF THEIR 45s'. THEY HAD ALL THE GREATS FROM THE 50s'! I WAS 12 AT THE TIME AND ELVIS VOICE CAME THRU, EVEN THRU ALL THE SCRATCHES!! I TOLD MYSELF, I KNEW THIS GUY, HE MADE MOVIES. AFTER GOING THRU SEVERAL RECORDS, THE BLACK LABEL ONES, WITH THE DOG IN FRONT OF THE GRAMAPHONE, WAS THE MUSIC FOR ME!

DENNIS HAUSER

The fan story of: Jackie, 14
I have always loved Elvis' music. My mother was obsessed with it and I too became obsessed. When I was in 2nd and 3rd grade and my friends came to my house, I would always play Elvis' music. They now make fun of me for it but I don't care. Elvis was a great musician and I'm not going to let some stupid comments toward him make me stop loving him.:)

The fan story of: Paul Powell, 42
I'm an Alvis fan. I'm age 42. My name is Paul from UK, England. My Elvis website is http://elviseverlastingmemories.wikidot.com. Also staff for a brand new chat and music program been built at the moment. Pls have a look, Thankyou from Paul.

The fan story of: Charles Blankenship, 40 years old
ELVIS PRESLEY. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHO HE WAS UNTIL 1974 CAUSE I WAS BORN IN AUGUST OF 1969. MY FATHER BOUGHT GOLD RECORDS VOL 3 FOR ME AND I WORE IT OUT. ELVIS PRESLEY HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. HIS MUSIC WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. I HAVE MET EVERYONE IN THE TCB GROUP TO ALL HIS BAND MEMBERS AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR GRACELAND.
I NEVER GOT TO SEE HIM IN PERSON SO THE CLOSEST I'LL EVER GET TO ELVIS PRESLEY IS THROUGH HIS MOVIES AND HIS MUSIC. I WAS 7 YEARS OLD WHEN ELVIS PASSED AWAY IN AUGUST OF 1977. MY BIRTHDAY IS A WEEK LATER ON THE 24TH.
I LOVE AND MISS YOU ELVIS EVERY DAY... THERE'S NOT A DAY GONE BY THAT I WISH THAT I COULD'VE MET YOU AND SAID HELLO. I LOVE YOU ELVIS PRESLEY

charles blankenship

The fan story of: Lana Johnson
I never laid on Elvis Presley until the day I saw his photo in the paper the day he had passed away. I remember seeing the photo of how good he looked (hot) oh yeah. I just cried my eyes out like a baby My uncle bought me my very first album of Elvis Presley and then my mom bought me one of his albums. I would not let any one else touch them. I used to take and cut photos out of magazines and actually take them to school with me every day. I was 14 years old when Elvis Presley passed away. Now I have Elvis cd's and cassettes and I still don't let anyone touch them and I will never give them up. My daughter even went out and bought me an Elvis cassette in 2001 when she was only 16 years old.
I just went back to the library in May of 2009 and got every article copied off and I have them all put in a box so they will not get tore up or stolen.
The world lost a decent man when you were called home.
I just wish that I would have been lucky enough to meet him in person. Your songs touch my heart amd some of them just make me start to be in a happier mood, some of them just give me that get up and go sprit I take my cd player with me and listen to your songs and a smile comes across my face and I wonder if the motorists are wondering what I am listening to that is soo good to make me that happy. Oh, believe me I would tell them if I could. Thank you for being you from the bottom of my heart. With undying love

lana johnson

The fan story of: Jackie Myers
It was an honor being president of your fan club in Georgia. Thank you for being the greatest entertainer in my life and the world... "It's only love" was the name of our fan club for you, and it was a pleasure... Thank you for the scarf.. Your pick.. And thanks for the handshake at the end your concert in jacksonville. Fla, May '77.. I still love you and always will!!!!

Jackie Myers

The fan story of: Francesca, 16
I have loved Elvis for many years, and have a big collection of his films and cd's. His voice is soo pure and powerful much more than anyone's I have ever heard. I have not had the chance to go to Graceland yet but I might be going for my birthday next year. None of my family are Elvis fans, and I don't know how you can not be because I am mad about him, so I have no one to talk about him to, there never was, or ever will be anyone as great as him. He is the one, the only, and ever more to be!! THE KING! I belive I was born at the wrong time, I would give anything to have been able to be there throughout his life and to go to his conserts, or meet him. When he was on stage you can tell he loved it, he always gave his all, unlike most artists now!! His personality was soo kind, and his brilliant sense of humour. I Love You Elvis, Thank You, Thank You Verry Much!!!! xx

Francesca

The fan story of: Sofefe, 39
I don't know about you guys but ELVIS is mine and all mine. I've loved him all my life and have colleced everything I can get my hands on that has to do with him. If he was still alive, He would be in MY arms. SORRY Susie, but you lost out on him!!!!!!!!!!

Sofefe

The fan story of: Erica, 12
I've loved Elvis since the first time I heard him. There's something in the way he sings, looks, and acts that makes me happy. It also makes me sad that so many sad things happened to him. Well that's all. I LOOOOOOOOOVE him!!!!!!!!!!

Erica

The fan story of: David, GypsyNester.com, 50
Bling Me Back to Graceland

We were married on Elvis' birthday. Hold on there big fellah, it was just a coincidence. I didn't even realize it until I woke up in a champagne haze, with the TV still blaring on my wedding night. I knew the Fates had conspired when I half-opened one eye and saw there on the news, thousands of fans lined up to worship outside the gates at the temple of Elvis, Graceland.

Read the rest of this story and see pictures of Graceland at Gypsynester.com/gl.htm.

The fan story of: Greg Damron
I don't know how old I was when I started listening to Elvis, I just remember listening to my Uncle Johnny playing his records. I remember seeing his movies. I would lay in the floor under the coffee table and watch them. I remember the day he died; it was on the news and I remember running outside telling my Uncle. Some time later I remember hearing his music again and I missed it. I started seeking out any cassettes I could find and would just listen to them over and over. After I wad married I introduced my wife to him. Then my kids. My daughter really took him. The next thing I know we started collecting Tribute Artist photos, buying his movies and collecting his music on CD. I never got the chance to go to Graceland but it was a long time dream of mine. My wife decided that on one Spring Break that her and the kids were going to take me down. We were in Memphis for 4 days. Three of them was spent in and around Graceland. The trip was one of the most memorable family vacations ever. After that we became even more intrigued with Elvis and started collected anything we could find. I created a Halloween costume for my 9 year old son. He passed out scarves to those who reacted well to his costume. We have made CD's as birthday gifts and passed them out to our kids' friends and they have in turn became fans themselves. My daughter and I are planning on going to our first tribute artist preliminary contest and looking forward to it. I have 9 hours of Elvis music on my computer at work and that is what I listen most days. Elvis has touched me in so many ways as a person and his legend is one of the glues that hold our family together. I don't think I will ever tire of him and I believe I am passing on a love of the man and his music for generations to come.

Thanks Elvis,
Greg Damron

The fan story of: Angelika, 43
I love Elvis since 33 years. His songs and concerts are the biggest on earth. Long live his music and memories of the King. I greet all Elvis fans on this page!

Angelika

The fan story of: William Lento, 51
I became an Elvis fan back in 1964 after hearing one of his movie soundtracks. I was instantly hooked. And I haven't looked back since. Bruce Springsteen may be the boss, BUT ELVIS WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING !!!!

William Lento

The fan story of: Mark McGinty, 33
I wasn't a fan of Elvis until I began researching my novel ELVIS AND THE BLUE MOON CONSPIRACY. This is Elvis-fiction, a story that cleverly ties together the first moon landing, the deaths of JFK and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley!

I researched this book by listening to Elvis, watching his movies and fell especially in love with the 68 Comeback Special, which I now own. I now have Elvis songs on my I-pod and am not afraid to shake my hips while singing his songs around the house!!

Mark McGinty

The fan story of: Jodie
Hi there,
Would you consider yourself Elvis Presley's biggest fan and consider doing an interview on him? I am from London England and for my final project at university I am doing a paper on superfans and the celebrity culture.

Knowing how influential Elvis was and his impact that he had on the word and his fans, I would love to form this paper as a tribute to him to show how inspiration can affect lives.

If you would like to be a part of my research then please please email me on jodiemosaid [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Your help would mean the world to me and help me pass my degree!!!

Thanks alot,
Jodie Mosaid

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The fan story of: Rik, 40
I've never seen Elvis live. My brother's brother-in-law saw him in the 70's 3 times I think it was. I'm going to Elvis the concert in March 2012. I'm really looking forward to it. I've been a fan since I was 5/6 years old when I got my dad an Elvis album for xmas. I ended up pinching it lol. It had full face picture of Elvis on front and said Elvis in top left hand corner. There are contenders and pretenders but there'll only ever be one king.

Rik, England

The fan story of: kacie zimmerle, 13
I have seen a few pictures of Elvis and thought I should hear his music, so I listentened to my grandfather's Elvis albums and really enjoyed it. His music is amazing.

kacie zimmerle

The fan story of: Larry Blong
"Meeting Elvis in April 1977"

Harold Lloyd worked as a guard for Elvis at the Gate. His mom and Elvis' mom were sisters. Harold died a few years ago. It was a Sunday night in April of 1977. Steve and I were staying for awhile at the home of a musician by the name of T. O. Earnhart. He was a huge man with a thick southern accent. Didn't really sound like a Memphis accent but we never asked T.O. where he hailed from. Might have been Mississippi? Anyway we asked T.O. if we could could borrow his car that night, as we had no wheels of our own. I can't imagine living today with no wheels. T.O. Said, "Boys, okay but only to go to the Gate and nowhere else." So off to the Gate we went.

We got down to the Gate around seven pm with great anticipation as we knew that Elvis was home from the tour. Anytime that you know that you are going to be within 100 yards of the King of Rock n' Roll, a certain excitement creeps into your body, even if you don't get to see the man. It was a gorgeous spring night in Memphis and there was a pretty good crowd at the gate by the time we arrived. These people were made up of "regulars" and tourists who happened to be passing through town. "Regulars" were fans who lived in Memphis (like us) and who regularly stopped by the Gate to visit. The guards who worked the Gate at night were usually Fred Stohl, Harold Lloyd or part-timer George "Nervous George" Baugh. The security surprisingly for someone so important was very laid back, and some folks have actually jumped the wall and casually walked in the back door at Graceland and sat down on Elvis' couch. One night this happened when we were there and Sam Thompson, Linda's brother, who was in charge of security, simply told the three men they would have to leave and walked them down to the front gate. No charges or anything, just don't do it again. The security at Graceland in those days could probably be compared to Mayberry, however nothing serious to my knowledge ever did happen.

At times celebrities came by the gate, like the time Bruce Springsteen showed up. Harold told me that Bruce said, "I was just on the cover of Time magazine and I want to see Elvis". It was in the mid-seventies and Harold told Bruce "I don't care who you are Elvis isn't seeing anybody". Another star I missed but heard the story was when Elvis' co-star from "Viva Las Vegas" and Elly May from the "Beverly Hillbillies", Donna Douglas showed up in a limo about 4 in the morning. Elvis was home but the guard told Donna that Elvis was sleeping and that he would call up. Donna told the guard "don't you dare wake him up, but tell Elvis that I was here and that I was asking for him and all my love". However Steve and I were present at the gate the night or early morning of the infamous Jerry Lee Lewis visit. Jerry pulled out a gun but the details of that night are a story in itself.

Around midnight or 1am Elvis and the boys went out for a ride on the motorcycles. Of course Elvis was on his Harley and some fans tried to follow him but Elvis did not stop anywhere like he did on October 4th 1976 when he pulled off into the Vickers Gas station and spent about 40 minutes with the fans. After hanging by the gate and seeing Elvis return, Steve and I, along with "Nervous George" went and took a seat in T.O.'s car, which was parked by the wall near the Church which was just to the left of the Mansion. We sat in the car (Steve shotgun, George in the back and yours truly behind the wheel), and asked George questions about Elvis. I usually had questions for anyone who had interaction with Elvis so I asked George if Elvis ever drank. George said yes, that he liked a little bourbon from time to time. Graceland had gotten real quiet suddenly as most or all of the fans had gone home, figuring that Elvis was in for the night. The fans figured wrong, because out of the stillness came the roar of engines from atop the hill. George said it was probably the three wheelers. With my heart starting to pound I cranked up the engine on T.O.'s car, headed out on Elvis Presley Boulevard, and began a trip which would end with meeting Elvis Presley face to face.

Elvis took a left onto EPB and we followed close behind. The first traffic light we encountered was red (I think divine intervention must have had something to do with my good fortune, this time and others) and Elvis came to a stop. We pulled up right alongside and Elvis looked over and waved. Elvis' cousin Billy Smith and his wife Jo were on the other three wheeler. Almost forgot, Ginger Alden was with Elvis. Elvis proceeded down EPB then put his left turn signal on and turned up a small street. We followed behind, with George laying down in the backseat. As as employee of Graceland, George did not want Elvis to see him tailing behind. The street led back around to EPB. Elvis turned right and headed back toward Graceland. We figured our little trip was over but Elvis did not turn into the Music Gates but continued straight down EPB. I never thought a blinking light could send one into convulsions but that is close to what happened when I saw the left turn signal activated and Elvis began turning into the Vickers Gas station. I have heard a lot of stories about Elvis in gas stations and I wonder what it was about them that seemed to give him solace? I met him twice in the Vickers and we all know about the story of Elvis going to court in the 50's over an incident in a gas station, and in 1977 Elvis broke up a fight in a gas station. The two guys fighting were so flabbergasted when they saw Elvis, they completely forgot what they were fighting about!

Elvis pulled over on the side of the gas station and remained seated. We pulled by the pump and Steve and I got out, George remained prone in the backseat. Billy Smith had stood up by Elvis and for some reason, maybe because I knew Billy, I did something probably no one else in the world would do. I shook hands with Billy first, then shook hands with Elvis. Maybe I was too cocky and brash (and stupid) and still feeling my oats. After Steve shook both their hands, we tried to play it cool and instead of introducing ourselves to Elvis (Billy knew who we were, his mom Aunt Lorraine used to ride with me to my shows) I said, "Well, we gotta go". Elvis must have thought we were nuts. Here we were the only two fans in the world with Elvis and we blew it by not telling him how much we loved him and how great we thought he was. Maybe Elvis could read our minds or knew by our actions that we thought he was the greatest of all time and how we really got to love Elvis the person as much as the star. We had been told by others around the Gate that if you act like a crazy fan you would never get invited up to the house, so we held our emotions in. Looking back, I think we made a big mistake. Honesty is usually the way to go and we just should have spilled our hearts out to Elvis. You never know, Elvis, after hearing our praises, may have invited us up for a soda. Sadly, we will never know.

As we walked backed toward the car, I heard Elvis say, "Hey son, come here a minute". He must have thought, this poor guy doesn't know what he's doing. I walked back to his three wheeler (obediently, is there anything Elvis could ask that we fans wouldn't do?) and Elvis said, "Listen to this". He turned up the 8 track on his three wheeler and there was a male voice singing country style. At first I thought that it might be Elvis, but after listening a few moments I knew that it wasn't so I said, "Elvis, who's that"? Elvis laughingly replied, "I don't know, I never heard the MF before in my life either"! Then they slowly pulled out of the Vickers. Although I saw Elvis more times coming in and out of Graceland that was the last time I ever spent time with him. Anyone would be happy to be in Elvis' company once in their lifetime and I got two chances. I thank God for that.

by
Larry Blong

The fan story of: Tamara, 17
I love Elvis since I was in the fourth-grade. I'll love him forever. Love Me Tender will be played at my wedding.

Tamara, 17

The fan story of: Cristian, 42
I'm Elvis big fan. I like him very much ................... Elvis the king

cristian

The fan story of: DENNIS HAUSER, 54
I remember staying at my Uncle and Aunt's house for the summer of '67. They let me go thru their 45 record collection. There was several, so to save some time, I would listen to the first few lines, then move on to the next record. It took enough time gettin' the 45s on and off the old metal record spindle. I had noticed after awhile, I had begun a small stack of records, to listen to completely, that had a black label, a white dog (Nipper) with his head cocked in front of an old grammaphone, "His Masters' Voice."
I thought, who is this guy named Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires? Oh ya, that guy that I just saw on T.V. I think the movie was Roustabout. I liked his voice, coming strongly thru scratches and all.
And so the beginning of enjoying Elvis' music had began. As a teenager, when the Eagles, Led Zeppelin and others was the popular music, I made sure I still bought his latest LPs.
Now as time moves on and us Elvis' fans have the last word, I'm sure like most, we have replaced his LPs & 45s, 8-tracks and cassettes with the latest technology, CDs and sure enough, on mp3s.
Who would of known? Just us Elvis fans, that's who!

DENNIS HAUSER

The fan story of: Ron Harper, 50
I first heard Elvis amazing voice at Christmas 1970. A family gathering, I started saving my pocket money straight away 50 pence a week, approx 1.00 dollar. And when he/Elvis died in 1977, I could not believe it at all. At age 29 years I spent 12 weeks in prison for doing something wrong for which I am very sorry. In there a guard took pity on me as we both were Elvis fans. He protected me from harm when I was low/vulnerable. Now at 50 years and a family man whith 2 lovely children, I thank God for Elvis his singing, especially his Gospel songs/music. Elvis apparently truly believed his real purpose on earth was to sing sacred songs to people so as they could experience/feel the love of their creator God, so I would encourage everyone to listen to a hymn/song like amazing grace, lead me guide me, how great thou art, or any other inspirational Elvis song and see what happens to your heart. It certainly changed me for the better for ever.

I had the priveledge of meeting a gentleman named Mr. Rex Dyson. He was ELVIS first pastor priest at the first assembly of God church in Tupelo. When Gladys/Vernon Presley attended his services every Sunday with little ELVIS dancing in sheer delight to the gospel music as he could not speak yet, I have a personal account on video/dvd given to me to share with other fans worldwide. Sadly pastor Rex Dyson passed away recently at the grand age of 103 years. He was a remarkable man and knew Elvis/family well and I am proud to have known him if. I get the chance I will show the short film/speech he gave me for the Elvis fans.

Thank you for sharing this true uplifting story with me. I know Elvis himself would approve and want the best for his fans.
Every blessing to you all,
Ron

The fan story of: Jenna / 13
I'm in 7th grade, I fell in love with Elvis Aaron Presley in 1st grade when I went to an Elvis impersonator concert. Now I'm obsessed cuz I have an Elvis Presley blvd sign, a lisence plate, 12 cds, 13 movies, 3 records, I know everything there is to know about him, I love him!!!!!

Jenna

The fan story of: Zack Thompson, 41
My mother loved Elvis so I listened to his music a lot growing up. She also plaeyed the piano and I've played guitar since the age of four. She loved his gospel as well. My mom passed two years ago and now I listen to him to remind me of her. Also, "I Believe" someday there will be "Peace in the Valley" but for now I have to allow people to step on my "Blue Suede Shoes" so "A Fool Such As I" can wait for him to "Take the World Away" with his "Amazing Grace." ~~Peace and love to you all.~~

Zack Thompson

The fan story of: Frank, 44
I have been a fan since the age of 2, my cousin is a big fan also and would put on Elvis records for me to listen to and became hooked right away. I now own all his movies I have collected over the year over 300 albums and I am close to 300 cd's / Blu-ray cd's as well, I also started singing like the King because many people pushed me to do so, so here is a link to you tube for a song that I sang, you tell me what you think.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ_u3BU0dUo

Frank

The fan story of: Rawa Salim, 22
Elvis is a world icon. I was born 11 years after king's death so I didn't see him alive, but he is the first singer that has a impact influence on me. He is awesome. Sometimes when I watch his videos I swear to God that the tears of my eyes won't stop, and I ask myself why such a great singer died and I didn't see him. And I always pray that he could be alive or something like that, but he will remain a World Icon forever.

Rawa Salim

The fan story of: Chris
I started loving Elvis in 1960. I wanted to go the the cinema to see Sophia Loren in The Millionaires but my friend wanted to go and see something called G. I. Blues.. I gave in and went with her.... wow wow wow. From that day on it was Elvis Elvis Elvis. My dad said to me that if I learned my lessons at school the way I learned the words to Elvis songs, I would be top of the school. How true, I cannot deny it. In 1963 I received a Christmas Card on Christmas eve, I ran upstairs crying, I carried that card everywhere with me, the envelope is worse for wear but I still have it, my bedroom was floor to ceiling and wall to wall with pics of Elvis.

I worked a 2nd job at a cinema and the manager knew I loved Elvis. When Elvis "That's The Way It Is" was due for release, he rang me down on the phone and said that Elvis was showing the week after Tora Tora Tora, when I checked... OH NO, I would not be home, I would be away on holiday so a friend and I went by train to another city to watch it.

I have traveled to conventions etc., I will go now to Elvis death as there is far too much to say from "Thats the Way It Is" until his death. I was working a second job in a night club. I was in the kitchen in the morning and because I had been at work the night before, had not heard the news. I was making coffee and heard Elvis name on the radio in the other room. I went in to hear the man say, Elvis Presley the king of rock and roll died at his Memphis home ..... Oh no no, it's not true, they are wrong, not Elvis... no, I don't believe it, not Elvis.

I cried for 3 days and could not be consoled. I bought every newspaper and kept flicking TV channels. Alas, when my marriage broke down I lost the newspapers. The nightclub I worked in had an Elvis memorial night a couple of weeks later, and all the girls were dressed in bobby socks and wore pony tails, Todd Slaughter the UK fan club president was there. It was a really nice tribute.

Now to present time, in 2009 I finally went to Memphis. For one reason or another I had not been able to go before. It was indeed one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. My friend and I stayed at the Heartbreak Hotel and walked across the the meditation garden every morning. It was absolutely amazing. We went to Tupelo, Beale St, Sun Studios. I can only describe the whole experience as indescribable. I was at times very emotional. I visited Elvis grave one morning, went across the road to the Rock n Roll cafe and could not stop crying, it was so overwhelming.

I have loved him for 51 years and will love and defend him until I leave the earth and even then will take something Elvis with me. I will be going to Elvis week in Aug 2012 with friends, and although it is a long way off, I am looking forward to it so very much. There is not an artist ever or ever will be anywhere to compare to Elvis. He was, is, and always will be the greatest singer/entertainer of all time.

My friend who went to Memphis with me was always into the Beatles but after visiting Memphis and learning so much more about Elvis, not just his voice or looks but just how generous, kind, gentle, humble he was, she now says she wishes she had been into Elvis from the start. She feels she has missed out on so much. Every opportunity we have when my hubby goes out we watch Elvis DVD's, we love the documentary ones and we always end up crying. He was such a wonderful person. I won't say he was perfect, no one but no one is perfect, but Elvis was as near to perfect as anyone could be. I cannot imagine my life not having had Elvis in it and I thank him from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful times I have had listening to his beautiful voice and for the friends I have made.

Love and miss him so very much as bad as the day he left us. I hope you like my memories, I treasure them.

Chris

The fan story of: little monster, over 40
I met Elvis at an airport when I was 16. He was wearing a reddish brown suit, and he sang the twelfth of never for me, and he named me "little monster."

little monster

The fan story of: Inger Nilsson 67
I have always loved him, for the first second I heard him here in Sweden at 1957. After that its Elvis. Always. I am an old woman now, but he will sing at my funerial (in the church) Amazing grace. I Love him

Inger Nilsson

The fan story of: Marcus, 40
I was three in 1973 and my dad loved the way I swayed when I listened to Elvis. I have always been an Elvis fan; it is either with you, or it is not! During my younger days (7-16) I was known as the 'Elvis fan', and ridiculed slightly. I never cared!!! Been to Graceland many times, Hawaii, Tupello and the like. Many people are religious... Either Christian, Islamic, Jewish, or any of the others. I am a devout atheist, but I understand what religious people feel and the warmth they have inside; Elvis fans have the same.

Marcus

The fan story of: Sharon Kristof, 69
I have been a fan of Elvis since I've been 13 years old I am now 69. I never seen one of his live concert although I sure wanted to. The concerts I saw on Television, for me Ahola from Hawaii was my best. Elvis had so much Charisma, he was so electrifying. When I hear him sing, You gave me a mountain, How great thou are, and American Trilogy it makes my heart melt.

Sharon Kristof

The fan story of: Clarissa
Ok it started in 1998 when I was 3 years old. My mom take me and J.J. To see grandmom. I say, "When did the concert start?" Mom she say, "Only two minutes, Clarissa." I say to J.J., "Who are we gonna see?" J.J. he say, "I don't know." ... Then the drums started into my ears, out of nowhere was Elvis presley singing c.c. rider.

clarissa

The fan story of: Lillian Cimorelli, 67
I was 13 yrs old when I first saw Elvis on TV. At first I didn't like him but it didn't take long before I was a devoted fan. Here I am 67 yrs old and still love him as I did when I was 13.

Lillian Cimorelli

The fan story of: Sakina, 12
I have been an Elvis fan since I was 3, and from them to forever. I am 12 and I've been to Graceland 7 times, it's a wonderful place! I own 23 original records and 4 gold records. I will always and forever love the King. My friends always say, "Why do you worship a dead guy?" This will be my only answer, "He was a great man, he had the singing and dancing talent of a god, he was an angel of beauty that landed on earth. He could sing every kind of music and still make women melt. Elvis isn't dead, he lives in the hearts of his fans everywhere." Long Live The King Of Music

Sakina

The fan story of: Olivier, 43
Bonjour,
je suis artiste peintre portraitiste Francais de 43 ans, Fan du king depuis l'age de 6 ans, je possede les enregistrements audio de ces concerts de 54 a 77 (bootlegs uniquement), soit plus d'une centaine d'albums, je suis alle plusieurs fois visiter Graceland depuis aout 1990, je realise des portraits d'Elvis et les est expose a L'Elvis week de Memphis de 1992 a 2007, et possede tous les karaokes realise par kingtracks, soit plus de 600 titres identique aux versions originales.

Olivier Seknazi

[I'm French portrait painter of 43 years, Fan of the king since the age of 6 years. I have audio recordings of concerts from 54 to 77 (bootlegs only), over a hundred albums. I have visited Graceland several times since August 1990. I made portraits of Elvis and displayed them at Elvis week in Memphis from 1992 to 2007, and have all the karaokes done by kingtracks, more than 600 titles identical to the original versions.]

The fan story of: Clarissa, 14
When I was 13 years old, me and mom went to grandmom's house. My grandmom said, "Do you want to see Elvis Presley?" I said, "Who is Elvis Presley?" My grandmom showed me the Elvis via Satelitte show. I say, "Whoa, he is hot and talented." My grandmom said, "He died on August 16, 1977." I say, "Oh I'm so sorry." Then I became an Elvis Presley fan.

clarissa

The fan story of: Brandi Kennedy, 21
I have always enjoyed classic artists, be that actors, musicians, whatever. But I started listening to Elvis when I was 13 and have collected SO MUCH stuff. Everything I have is Elvis. He was a rare man, who didn't know just how special and how much of an influence he really had, and continues to have. No matter what kind of time I'm going through: sad, angry, happy, feeling kind of frisky, Elvis is there to set the mood. An amazing, amazing man who will be forever missed and never forgotten. I only wish I could have lived in those years he spent with us. It would have been life altering to meet the such an amazing complex and truly talented individual.

Brandi Kennedy

The fan story of: Ferd -old enough
It was 1955 and my good pal Tom was huckling around Memphis with his stunning "Is The Goldfish Dead Or Not?" act. Late on in the year, I advised him that Sam Neal had this 20 year old kid up for sale - he was making some shoddy singles for a label called SUN at the time - they never became anything.... But, I saw something... "Sign the kid," I enthused.... "he could be big." ...And, how right I was... Elvis became very big... So much of a superstar that he never found the time to visit the Portsmouth Boys Club which I have been a patron of since 1966. That was the year that "Love Letters" was released.... possibly the greatest song ever. How I miss Elvis and how I miss Col Tom.

Ferd

The fan story of: Ron, 26
I was looking for the song I heard performed by Melissa Etheridge - Burning Love. There I saw links to the Elvis version, I watched it and it captured me, He was such a good performer and Singer. Now I am always on the look out for Elvis CD's and Bluerays when I'm in the music stores. I'm listening Elvis so much, guess that will become less in time.

Ron

The fan story of: Linda Scarangella, 46
Well, my brother Johnny loved Elvis Presley. He is now dead. I always liked him but now because of the wonderful computer I can see him and discover him in a wonderful way. He was brillant, and rare. Talented. Like no other.

linda scarangella

The fan story of: Jessie, 62
I have always been a fan of Elvis. But my story is a bit more of what I gave him. It was in Dallas Texas in 1958, I was backstage standing watching him when he came off stage and saw me. He greeted me with "hello kid" and patted me on the head. Then he asked my name. When I told him my name, he turned a bit white and hurried off. MY NAME is Jessie. It was a few years before I knew why he turned white. And it was near his birthday.

[Elvis had an identical twin, Jesse Garon, that died at birth. Elvis had no other siblings and grew up as an only child. ]

The fan story of: Brad Kennett, 60
The first I heard Elvis was on the big radio we all had in our homes instead of TVs. Out rang Hound Dog. Wow, I couldn't stand still. My whole family and everybody we knew loved Elvis. 1977 Aug 16th I had seen my Mom who was in the hospital. I told her the news about Elvis and she started to cry. She passed 3 weeks later and and wished gave her the news. I still have my 45-records and hear Elvis each day on XM. He was a class act... A good man. His mom would have been proud of him, because as big as he was, he never forgot the little people.
thank you
Brad Kennett

The fan story of: Skip, 54
BEEN AN ELVIS FAN SINCE 1964.... MY DAD BROUGHT HOME A 45 FOR ME. IT WAS "VIVA LAS VEGAS", WITH " WHAT D" I SAY" ON THE FLIP SIDE. MAN, THAT WAS IT. I WAS 16 WHEN ELVIS CAME TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN... I WAITED ON LINE FOR HOURS & HOURS. BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE BOX OFFICE THE FRI & SAT NITE SHOWS WERE ALREADY SOLD OUT. THANK GOD THERE WERE STILL TICKETS FOR SAT AFTERNOON. I THEN SAW ELVIS 3 MORE TIMES IN 1973 & 2X IN 1975... I HAD TICKETS FOR HIS UPCOMING CONCERTS FOR AUG 1977 BUT THE WEEK BEFORE THE CONCERTS, AUG 16 CAME ALONG & THE REST IS HISTORY..... A TRULY GREAT & POWERFUL PERFORMER, WHO WAS ONLY UP ON THAT STAGE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HE DID & THAT'S WHAT HE LOVED... IT SHOWED WHEN HE WAS UP THERE... THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ELVIS... NOT EVER.....

SKIP

The fan story of: Tammy Bailes, 48, Louisiana
Unfortunately I was only 16 when Elvis died. The closest I came to seeing him was the recent re-releasing of his concert on tour. I cannot remember life without Elvis. Today I have a room I call my "Elvis Room". Filled with memories. Just wish I could have gotten a scarf at least. I do take every chance I can to go to the Louisiana Hayride and walk the floors he walked long ago. love ya Elvis

Elvis fans can contact me at dancingleaves @ earthlink.net

Tammy Bailes

The fan story of: David, 43
I have been an Elvis fan since I was 17 and I own lots of DVDs, CDs, books, etc. I have been to Las Vegas and Graceland. Both were memorable trips and hoping to go again. If Elvis were still with us I would love to see him in concert.

David Rutkowski

The fan story of: seknazi
J'espere que les concerts d'Elvis sortiront en DVD, et que nous puissions visionner l'entendu de son talent,et comprendre pourquoi on l'appelai le King. Les seules videos que nous avons sur lui: Comeback' 68 - Aloha From Hawaii. Plutot pauvre pour l'artiste qui a vendu le plus de disques du monde....

seknazi olivier

[I hope the concerts of Elvis come out on DVD, and we can watch the hearing of his talent, and understand why they called him the King. The only videos we have on him: Comeback '68 - Aloha From Hawaii. Rather poor for the artist who has sold the most records in the world ....]

The fan story of: Fro, 36
I knew of Elvis since I was a kid in Indonesia. He was that popular, probably aliens in Mars knew of him too, let alone a third world country. Back then he was just another famous singer to me. It all changed when I bought a cassette, the best of Elvis or something like that, about 15 years ago. I like all the songs in that cassette and it made me realize that there is something magical about his music. I got shook up and totally hooked up ever since. I went to see a special presentation of Elvis on Tour last night and the theatre was all packed. It was an extremely nice thing to see that after all these years, people still show love and appreciation of his music and his charisma.

Fro

The fan story of: Shelby, 18
Ever since I was born, I have been an Elvis fan. My Parents were born in 1966 & 1968 & they both loved Elvis, my dad especially. I grew up listening to his music, watching his movies, hearing stories of how my Mama had gone to some Elvis concerts, & going to Graceland. I was actually supposed to be named Aron or Erin after Elvis, but my parents had settled on the name Shelby. Lol I just love Elvis Lol. I love his music, I love the type of person that he was, & he was gorgeous! Lol. Sadly, Elvis died 15 years before I was born, so I never got to see him in person or anything but I wish!

Shelby

The fan story of: Linda, 40
I was seven years old when Elvis passed, and I still remember sitting and watching his funeral on T.V. I have children of my own now and they know who Elvis was and love his music. Elvis will always be missed, and thank the heavens for giving us such a godsend. We love and miss him always. Glad that there are so many pictures and music to still enjoy...

Linda

The fan story of: Whittney, 17
My grandpa was a fan of Elvis and he died so I wanted to learn about him because I only saw him once a year-Christmas. One day my mom cleaned out a cabinet and found a Elvis calendar of my grandpa's. I said oh cool an old singer like MJ. But we all know that Elvis is a 1,000,000 times better so that night I studied Elvis till 11:00 pm. And now I also have the EPC-ELVIS PRESLEY of course.

whittney

The fan story of: Whitney, 16
I first started hearing Elvis when I was around 6-7... My uncle would always play his songs which he had on tape when we went out in his car. I was then on obsessed with him. He has a unique voice and style.

Whitney

The fan story of: Nely, 38
I new of Elvis but was not aware how important he really was until recently I came across a song "In The Ghetto" it touched me. I was mesmerized by his voice. Now I have all his music and podcasts dedicated to him only. I have seen a majority of movies, and cried to one particular movie, I guess it was because he had such talent and could have been great with serious roles. It is just unfortunate that he never had a chance to do it. But there is nothing like watching him perform live. I wish I could have lived in that era to at least experience it just once, just once. But that is what makes him far more special now, he changed history, there is no entertainer living or dead that made such an impact in people's lives and the "KING" did.

nely

The fan story of: Whitney, 16
I first started hearing Elvis when I was around 6-7... My uncle would always play his songs which he had on tape when we went out in his car. I was then on obsessed with him. He has a unique voice and style.

Whitney

The fan story of: Antonio, 6
I LOVE HIS SONGS!!!! BUT I MISS HIM, BOO HOO HOO.
HI ELVIS!!!! I LOVE HIS SUITS I HAVE THE ONE WITH THE EAGLE ON IT

Antonio

The fan story of: Domagoj, 42
I really like Elvis' songs, his voice and the performing style. From the early age as I became more familiar with Elvis, his songs prompted me to gain interest in music in general for which I am grateful.

Domagoj

The fan story of: Janet, 60
I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was small. I have him in my bedroom, my car, everywhere. I can't get enough of him. He lives within me always
xxx janet

The fan story of: Nicole, 19
I became a fan of Elvis when I first watched "Elvis - That's the way it is" (Special edition) when I was 12 years old. I'm a fan of him because I fell in love with him. I will always love Elvis Aaron Presley.

Nicole

The fan story of: Lynn Reeve, 55
I have been an Elvis fan since 1966 when I first saw him in the movie Roustabout on TV. I didnt know who he was until then. Elvis sure did look handsome in the blue jacket he wore. Now it is 2010 I am still hooked as ever. I say to all the people who dont like Elvis change your minds he was and still is the greatest singer and actor that ever lived. I went to Memphis, Tennessee in 1975 when I saw Elvis at his home Graceland. I will never forget that day. Thank you to the one and only king of rock and roll for making my dreams come true on 15th of september 1975. I will always listen to your many songs and watch your movies.

LYNN REEVE

The fan story of: Amber, 19
Growing up my Father always played Elvis when he would drive me and my brother around. I fell in love with his music. I have three of his cd's in my car && I listen to them all the time!
-->Amber

The fan story of: David, 43
I began listening to this radio show on my local radio station called Elvis Only when I was 18 yrs old it airs all around the country and it is a wonderful show, you can go to www.Elvisonly.com for times and where you can find this awesome show!
Happy Birthday Elvis!

David

The fan story of: Karie Snow, 27
I love Elvis although he had passed by the time I was born but his soul lived very strong. You see my father was Jimmy Ray Snow and he had a band and played lots of places but what I remember the most is he played with ETA's (Elvis tribute artists) like Johnny C. And Ronnie Speeks. I loved being around these crowds and can only hope to pass the love to my children. Oh and if any one knows how I may get in touch with Ronnie Speeks I may be emailed at k26ab@hotmail.com

Karie Snow

The fan story of: Dany Presley
I saw Elvis first time in 1995, when I had 13 years ago. I was watching movies in TV and that night I saw Roustabout. It was midnight and never forget that night because it changed my life.

Dany Presley

The fan story of: Kenny
I haven't become a fan of Elvis until recently. I'd have to say that "Blue Christmas" was the very first song that got me hooked. I love his melancholy and melodic voice in this song. I wish he would have made more blues, personally.

Kenny

The fan story of: Lynda
When I became interested in boys, Elvis was becoming popular in Canada. When I first saw him, I thought, WOW, I hope I marry someone like him. His music touched me and I thought he was a sweet person. He had an ingrained generosity, a respect for people, especially his parents. He had a very unique voice that expressed emotion in every song he sang. He was a rags-to-riches story because he stayed the course in spite of an enormous amount of opposition from certain aspecs of society. Unfortunately, the evils that prevail over the celebrity life-style that seductively overtake people caught him in the trap. That does not take away from his personality or his enormous talent, that I have never found paralleled. He was outstanding in many ways - still dear to our hearts.

Lynda

The fan story of: Diane, 65
I was about 12 when Elvis first came on the scene and to tell the truth I don't remember being overwhelmed by him back then. I sure remember doing alot of dancing to his music though. Not until a couple of years ago did I really listen to his music and watch the Comeback concert and Aloha from Hawaii and wonder where was I so many years ago not to see what a phenomenon he was. When I turned off the last tape I was hooked line and sinker. His voice is magnificent and he has a presence on stage like no other. I have since bought every movie he made and am in the process of buying every good bootleg tape I can find. I'm on every site I can find and would appreciate anyone who can give me some that they have found. I have gone through 10 books and have more ordered. I must admit some depress me. Even if the negatives are true I think they go beyond what any of us wanted to know. They complain and tell his secrets and collect their fees. They were well paid back then and are being well paid now. He never let them down, did he! He did his best at the time, with I might add not much help from those around that professed to love him so much. I don't mean to be harsh and judgmental but it seems they were more protective of their own world crashing then his. Charlie Hodge I feel loved him more than anyone. He does even beyond the grave with his kind words and funny stories. Elvis will be around much longer than any of the others and Charlies name will stand with him. I will do my share to make sure my grandchildren and great grandchildren hear his beautiful voice and let them carry the word from then on.

Diane

The fan story of: David, 42
ELVIS IS THE GREATEST. IF THERE WAS ONE PERSON IN THE WORLD I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO MEET, IT WOULD BE HIM. HIS ROAR TALENT AND PASSION CAPTURED GENERATIONS. LOVELY GUY. IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE ELVIS.....COME HOME,THE WORLD MISSES YOU.......

David

The fan story of: Jennifer WarHawk, 32
I was born 1 year, 8 months and 30 days before Elvis left this world. I was too young to be aware that such a great soul lived on this earth. Nonetheless, I grew up knowing who Elvis was and thinking of my Dad, who is a fan, every time I heard an Elvis song. I was never what you'd call infatuated with him; he was just a fond memory of my childhood (though Elvis and Me was the first "grown up" book I ever read). However, very recently this all changed.

About a month and a half ago, I had a song stuck in my head and decided I wanted to listen to the song as it was sung by its original performer. The song was "Love Me Tender"...we know who the performer was. It was after I found the song on Myspace music that I realized that my children have no idea who Elvis is, and I decided I wanted to change that. He was a big part of my life growing up; I wanted to pass on the torch. At this point I still wasn't infatuated, but I did make my oldest son (7 yrs old) listen to Love Me Tender and I told him that he was listening to the greatest voice in history and, in the days that followed, I began to teach him about Elvis. I still wasn't infatuated. It wasn't until I purchased the two CD collection of his 68 comeback special that I became infatuated. It wasn't so much his magnificent voice that had me mesmerized (though it certainly did)...it was what occurred between songs that moved me. I felt so connected to him after hearing him speak to the audience as if he knew them all. I wanted to see more of Elvis the man, so I spent hours searching for interviews of him on YouTube and eventually became obsessed with his entire story, which eventually led to me searching for interviews by his lovers/wife/daughter. I have read Jerry Schilling's book and Priscilla's book and have bought two picture books about Elvis. I have no desire to read more books by "friends" because I don't trust any of the other books out there. I trust Priscilla and Jerry.

I want desperately to meet Jerry and just sit down and talk with him about this lovely man whose life I feel so sorry to have missed out on. I know full well that Elvis was not in the least bit perfect, all one has to do is read Elvis and Me and you can see that he had some personality traits that I would have found incredibly hard to deal with. But I don't hold any of that against him because, well, there are plenty of personality traits that I have that are incredibly hard to deal with.

Anyway, I have cried and cried over the last two months because I hate, absolutely HATE, that this man left this world before I had the chance to know him. I yearn to meet him and tell him how beautiful I think he is and how much he inspires me. His generosity has inspired me to give up something I care about because I realize this item really should belong to the family members of who it originally belonged to, and not to me. I feel good about this decision...Elvis believed that when you give, it should be with no intentions of receiving in return and I think that's a beautiful lesson to learn.

Anyway, my only consolation is the hope that there is more to our existence beyond the physical life and that I can meet him in that existence when my time here is over.

Elvis, I read that you once said that you thought the world would forget about you after you died. I want desperately to know that you are able to see somehow how completely off the mark you were in that statement. You are still remembered, you are still loved, and you are still missed dearly, not only by your fans from long ago, but by your next generation of fans as well.

I'll never get enough of seeing your pictures (I like the candid ones the best) and hearing your beautiful voice. I vow to never see an impersonator perform because to me, it just wouldn't be the same; after all, it's not YOU. I also vow to keep my collection of Elvis things restricted strictly to pictures, reputable books, movies, and music, because I think all the other stuff only cheapens your life and legacy, and causes the world to forget that, as you once said, you were a man, not an image.

I'll sum it up by saying the four simple words that I've had put onto a bumper sticker and that I feel sums up my love for such a beautiful, talented, gifted, and giving man: I want ELVIS back.

Other Elvis fans can write to me at onlyayeno...yahoo. Make yourself identifiable please.

Jennifer WarHawk

The fan story of: Ann, 43
I can't remember the first time I saw or heard Elvis. For me, he was always there. I was born at the height of his fame, when he and The Beatles were competing for the #1 spot on all the record charts, and when he was twisting and gyrating with Ann-Margret in Viva Las Vegas.
I can remember going to the theatre as a child and watching his movies. I can remember hearing a lot of his songs on the radio when they were #1 hits at the time they were being played. But my greatest memory of Elvis was seeing him in person. I was blessed to see Elvis twice - once in 1975, and again in 1976.
I was 11 and 12 respectively, but I remember those events just as if they happened yesterday! I was so excited, I almost got sick! The first time I saw him in person, I was sitting close enough to see the blue of his eyes! How gorgeous they were! I had tickets to see him in September 1977. He died just three weeks before he was supposed to come to my hometown again. Elvis' death did something to me inside. I felt, even at that young age, that I had lost the love of my life. He has been gone for 30 years now, and I love him just as much today as I did back then, maybe even more. I don't necessarily approve of May-December relationships, but I do believe that if Elvis had lived, and if I had had the opportunity to become a part of his life, I would have certainly given it a try! He was a fantasy come true!
I was in love with Elvis then, I am in love with Elvis now, and I will always be in love with love Elvis.

Ann, 43

The fan story of: Music fan
I was out looking around the net for Elvis tributes and found an 8 year old with a song to all of us. Have a listen

music fan

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The fan story of: Mario, 55
I born with Elvis PRESLEY music, I grow up with Elvis PERSLEY music, I sing Elvis PRESLEY music for long time (nearly 25 years) and I will died with ELVIS PRESLEY music, but his music will NEVER DIED

mario

The fan story of: Roger Loyd
Hello, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Roger Loyd. My late father, Harold Loyd, was a security guard at the gates of Graceland from the early sixties until he retired in the early 90's. I'm sure many of you have met him over the years. My fathers mother and Elvis' mother were sisters. Dad spent most of his life growing up with Elvis and his parents in Tupelo before they all moved to Memphis. Needless to say they were very close. Elvis was even the best man when my parents were married.

The reason I'm writing to you today is to announce the release of my newly published book that contains many great stories about Elvis that have never been told. Stories such as : The time my mom hit Elvis in the head while they were picking cotton, The time when an older Elvis broke a gumball machine in downtown Memphis, then ran to my dads aprtment to switch clothes, or visiting with Elvis at Graceland while he was watching the gameshow "The Price is Right". There are too many wonderful stories to fit in this one letter, but I know you will enjoy all of them.

I titled my book "Growing Up In The Shadow of a King". It also contains never before seen family photos at Graceland and at Elvis' ranch. For anyone interested in purchasing a copy of my book, please visit the online bookstore of publishamerica.com. In the search box on the right side of the page just enter the title of the book. You may also view my webpage. This will show my biography and some rare pictures.

Thank You Very Much,
Roger Loyd
Elvis Relative and #1 Fan

The fan story of: Ajay, 27
I LOVE ELVIS... AM GREAT FAN OF ELVIS..He was a kind, gentle, caring, loving, generous, gifted man who will be loved and remembered for ever. God Bless.

The fan story of: Patti, 41
When I was little, we were living with one of my maternal aunts, and my two male cousins were in their teens. Both were big Elvis fans and my brother and I were raised on Elvis' music. Our family moved out when I was about three but we had our own Elvis collection at our place when we were older.

Now in my early 40's with two children of my own, I still have enormous respect and admiration for Elvis, and I still listen to his music on my personal CD player sometimes. I think I know most of his music enough to sing along with it.

The icing on the cake was meeting his daughter Lisa Marie after her concert briefly when she was in Sydney three years ago. She was so sweet and sincere, just like her father, and it was a surreal experience to meet her.

Elvis was a one-off, they're not made like him anymore. He had it all, he was a brilliant performer, amazingly handsome and had a lovely personality.

How many performers care about less fortunate people in the community the way he did? Not many, I can assure you. I hope he has finally found the peace that was eluding him in this life.

Patti

The fan story of: Omoxie Fose, 26
After reading all fan stories of the King I came to realise the importance Elvis played in bringing rock music to its current stage. To all fans of the one and only true King of rock & roll music Praise! be to the king who has done so much without realising how important his music has placed in our lives. PNGean.

Omoxie Fose

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The fan story of: Natalie, 10
I'm only 10 years old. I became a Elvis fan at 6. I was walking threw a mall and I saw a adorable face of Elvis, I did not know who he was at the time so I asked my mom who he was and she told me, and the 3 words that came out of my mouth were "oh he's hot!" So after a while, I went to my grandma's house she put in a CD because my mom just told her I liked Elvis. I never heard his voice before, and I loved it right away. So after 2 years I went to a Elvis impersonators show "Rick Saucedo." He danced and singed, he was the reason. I mean I was not a real big fan until he came along. I go to his show only when he goes to Ki's resturant. My grandma comes with, and one time when I went there my grandma made him dedicate Girl Happy to me! She told him my name and he signed a autograph for me! The very next time I went there he remembered my name and dedicated me "Hound Dog." after he sang it I gave him a flower and then I said "A kiss for a rose." So he gave me a kiss on the cheek and smiled at his wife! ELVIS AARON PRESLEY! MY FAVORITE SONGS ARE: HOUNDOG
GIRL HAPPY
LOVE ME TENDER
CRYING IN THE CHAPEL
BURNING LOVE
HEARTBREAK HOTEL
JAILHOUSE ROCK
TROUBLE
DONT CRY DADDY
MAMA LIKED THE ROSES
ONE BROKEN HEART FOR SALE
AND I WILL ONLY NAME ONE MORE SO I DONT WASTE UP ALL THE LINES:
IN THE GHETTO

natalie 10

The fan story of: Ken, 48
I have been an Elvis fan since I was a kid back in the 60's. I just went to my first Elvis impersonator show with my son who also loves Elvis. It was put on by O.M.A.R. Presents. It was a great show and I thought all 3 of the impersonators were awesome! ( Donny Edwards, Ryan Pelton, and Shawn Klush.) They also had D.J. Fontana and the Sweet Inspirations. I recommend this show to everyone who is an Elvis fan.
The link to their website is http://www.Elvisbirthdaytribute.com/

ken

The fan story of: Karen
I have always loved Elvis from a very young age. My Mum intoduced me to his music I must have been about 4 years old when I first saw one of his films, I fell in love with him on the spot. I love to hear all the good kind humanitarian things Elvis did in his life time as well as listen to his beautiful voice. I've been to Graceland and found it to be one of the most moving experiences of my life. There will never be another Elvis, he Is the King.

Karen

The fan story of: Miss Julie Ann Joyce, 43
I became an Elvis fan from a young age, my mum is a fan and I found Elvis through her. I remember sitting on her lap watching the film Speedway at about 5 years old, or thereabouts and as a baby I used to roll my mum's Elvis discs on the floor as a game, gives new meaning to rock and roll, lol.

Miss Julie Ann Joyce

The fan story of: Alma 17
IM ELVIS BIGGEST FANS AND I LIKE HIS MUSIC AND I NOW A VERY FAMOUS ELVIS impersontor and his name is Rick Saucedo and his my favorite Elvis impersonator and I'm tring to get Rick Saucedo cd's and a dvd about him

Alma Felix

The fan story of: Johanna, 19
I was about 13-14 years old when I was in the search for something special or something bigger than what my friends were listening to. You might say I was in the search of finding myself and a music style that would fit with the new me. And I bumped into Elvis! One of the first songs I ever listned to was "All Shook Up" and I knew it was something special about him and since that day I've collected everything I can about Elvis. It might sound a bit silly, but in many ways I feel like Elvis and his music shaped me into the adult I've become and still today he has got a huge impact on my life.
I'm just sad that I'll never be able to see him live wiht my own eyes, but thank God there are so many good clips and photos and CDs from his shows! I hope that my dream of travelling to Graceland will come true in a few months and I will get as close to the King as I can.

Johanna

The fan story of: Anita, 72 years young
I talked about my fan story about my not being able to go and see Elvis in Ottawa in '57. My boss told me I would lose my job if I went as I had to work and my parents, well, they did not like Elvis. I wasn't the only one in that position. My friend went and she was fired; I never saw her again.

Then in '74 I saw an ad in a Montreal paper. This guy had an Elvis fan club and he had 250 tickets for an Elvis concert and we had to send in ten dollars account to reserve the ticket. I phoned him because he always met Elvis backstage so I asked him if I made an Elvis doll, if he would give it to Elvis from me. He told me, well, since you will be there you will come with me and give Elvis the doll yourself. Wow I couldn't sleep that night.

Then the week or two after, my cousin (who was going with me ) came with the newspaper and told me look there is no trip to Elvis concert it is canceled. So I tried to phone the guy. He wasn't there the second time he talked to me and told me that he could not get no more tickets and I should go there myself and buy the tickets because there is always somebody that sells them but it will be more dear. He told me he's going to go. So after we all received a letter from his lawyer he filed bankcrupcy and we all lost our money; 2 500 dollars he made from us. And that is how he got to go to the concert.

Those days we had no Internet; we couldn't verify now my looked and found out that Elvis never had a concert in that city.

Then Elvis died. I will never se him, but I go to an Elvis convention here in Montreal twice a year. I met a woman, I never talked to her at that moment. Two days after I go to my shopping center and I see her, she worked near by my place, so I started to talk to her. We are very good friends. I am 72, she 45, and we get along fine. I guess I'm young at heart.

I wanted to have my picture taken in front of an Elvis personater. He has a house like Graceland just smaller, and I got my wish because she knows the guy. He's my friend also.

Then last year I met Jamie Earon Kelly. He was in Montreal for the Elvis story. He is a very nice man also. Then the best thing happened. October 06 I met Priscilla Presley. She signed her wedding picture with Elvis and I had my picture taken with her.

When I got up to her, I just took her in my arms and she told me your just like my grangmother. I was so surprised, I said what? She said yes, your my grandmother. I was so surprised, I was numb all over. So I told her when you will go back home, you will think about that grandmother you saw in Montreal. She said yes, and you better belive it, the next day I was thinking about what's happening to me. All the friends I meet or some friend are looking for friends they lost during the years just to talk about it and they are friends that peoples I know that they know.

I guess that when we love Elvis, his music everything about Elvis, you make friends because we like the same person, and wherever I go, I make more friends. I am having some friends over and we will talk and listen to some Elvis music, Elvis sang "Love me tender" and I think if he sees all his fans that still love him he would be proud, I'm sure. Thank you Elvis. You left us and you left so much you are missed so much. Elvisly Anita

Happy birthday my dear Elvis, 72 today. Thanks for your music your movies so I can always have you near. You had such a nice smile. You sang love me tender and so many years passed by that I still do love you tender. Love you Elvis

Anita

The fan story of: Karen, 48
I grew up in NY, watched and listened to Elvis with my mother. All my friends and I loved his music. Since then I have moved to East Texas where Elvis toured. It's very sad that not much is left of any of the buildings he sang in. I attended the 50th anniv of his Hayride appearence in Shreveport, It was wonderful, Terry Mike Jeffrey did an outstanding tribute. I've been going to Graceland for the past 6 years for Elvis week. You can see how much he was loved by people from everywhere. My sons don't know Christmas without the Elvis Christmas CD which is played for months. My grand daughter loves Money Honey. I love all his songs. I could go on and on, I'll save it for EP30 week. He was a kind, gentle, caring, loving, generous, gifted man who will be loved and remembered for ever. God Bless.

Karen

The fan story of: Kathy, 54
I love Elvis Presley.. He was a great singer and performer. Elvis could sing any type of music.. blues. country.rock or gospel. He showed love to all his fans and never forgot his roots. I loved alot of the rock singers in the 60s.. but Elvis was way above all! He had his faults like we all do, but like the saying goes, walk a mile in my shoes and see how you would handle this type of stardom and the legend Elvis became.. I have visited Graceland twice since Elvis passed away.. very nice place, and seen alot of artists perform Elvis in Tribute Shows, but I never got to meet the real Elvis, so I spend my spare time now collecting and finding anything I can on him, since he was such a big icon in our time, The younger generation missed out on alot when they didn't get to see Elvis perform on televison, or sing on radio or concerts.. (I have never seen a concert myself and wish I had that chance.) May He Rest in Peace!! He earned it!!

Kathy

The fan story of: Danielle, 25
I like to say I inheredited my love of Elvis!!! My best friend in high school her grandma Shirley just adored him. Well she passed on about a year ago, ever since I can not get enough. ROCK ON WITH THE KING!!!

Danielle

The fan story of: Lynn, 45
I have been an Elvis fan since I was 8 years old. A neighbour gave me her copy of 'It's now or never' and have never looked back, Elvis is still no 1 in my heart. I played that record over and over till I saved enough pocket money to buy another Elvis record being only 8 at the time I mistakenly went out and bought "Smash hits Presley style" and never realised that I wasn't listening to Elvis himself. Then I saved more money and bought another record. I have every film he made, I have to watch him every day as he makes me feel so happy, my car is full of Elvis cd's so he is permanently on at the tap of a button. My husband and I are celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary next year and he is taking me to Graceland, I am so exited, I cant put it into words, I wish so much that I would be going to see Elvis in person, but sadly it is not to be. I have been to the Elvisly yours shop in London where I met Sid Shaw and Maureen, and had a good chat with them. Really lovely people. I bought a 'Elvis magic mug'. You pour hot liquid into it and Elvis appears its great. I got some badges/pin, tee shirt and a diamond ELVIS BADGE/PIN. Take care all Elvis fans, great reading all your comments, KEEP THE KING'S MEMORY ALIVE ALWAYS.

lynn

The fan story of: John, 34
When I was twelve years old in 1984 we went to Gatlinburg, TN and an Elvis Tribute Artist named Ronnie Speaks was performing. I saw his picture on a bill board and asked my mom if we could go and see him. The show did not start until 10PM and my mom said it would be too late to stay up, but I finally talked her in to it. My mom was never really an Elvis fan so I was glad she gave in. When Ronnie came on stage to the 2001 theme in the white sunburst suit and the women started screaming happily I was captivated. The hair and rings and music with all the lights floored me. After that I bought Ronnie's LP and he signed it for me. When I got home I just had to learn what Elvis was all about. My allowance went to everything Elvis I could find and I started dressing and singing like him. In 1987 I finally got to go to Graceland and have been about twelve more times after that. I still love Elvis Entertainers when I get a chance to see one. My favorite is Lou Vuto from Gatlinburg of all places. If you get a chance please go and see his show.

John

The fan story of: Lynda Coulson, 42
I have been an avid Elvis Presley fan since way back to around 1968, this was about the time of his comeback, it was also the year my younger brother (and Lisa Marie) was born. We grew up on having Elvis played for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I loved every minute. I now have about 90% of the songs he made and probably about 60% of the films too. As every one who is an EP fan, they will know that he'll always live in our hearts, as he names spells (when rearranged... lives! So there you have it. My favorite all time songs are Daddy don't cry and Mamma liked the roses. He'll always be loved by me. We must keep his memory alive and pass him to our kids!!

Lynda Coulson

The fan story of: Josie, 57
I love all Elvis songs. He was something that no one can be and never will be. He was the one I hope he is happy wherever he is.

josie

The fan story of: TERESA EDWARDS, 46 YRS
MY DARLING ELVIS WE KNOW YOU PASSED OVER, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND NO ONE CAN EVERY REPLACE THE JOY YOU BROUGHT TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. I WISH THAT I COULD TAKE YOUR HAND AND LEAD YOU BACK TO THE STAGE WHERE YOU BELONG, YOUR PERFORMANCES WERE THE BEST AND EVEN NOW IF YOU WERE WITH US YOU WOULD STILL GIVE US A SHOW TO REMEMBER.
YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE AND THAT LOVE WILL NEVER GO AWAY. I HAVE HEARD THE RECORDS THAT LISA MARIE MADE DUETING WITH YOUR SONGS THEY ARE WONDERFUL, SHE IS SO GORGEOUS JUST LIKE HER DADDY, HER SONGS BRING TEARS TO MY EYES ESPECIALLY "DONT CRY DADDY" WHERE EVER YOU ARE AND WHATEVER YOUR DOING ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR TRUE FANS ARE NEVER FAR AWAY. THANK YOU FOR JUST BEING YOU AND GIVING US SO MUCH. WE LOVE YOU ELVIS AND ALWAYS WILL FROM

TERESA AND ROB EDWARDS (READING IN BERKSHIRE, UK)

The fan story of: Angelina W.
I remember when I was just a little girl watching Elvis Movies with my mom and grandma. It rubbed off on me and caused me to enjoy him as well. I always loved his movies and music. Even though I wasn't even born when he was still alive, it hurts me to know how he left this world. It truly is very sad to me. I went to Memphis three months ago, and it was more than I thought it would be, there's so much to see there. And Graceland was so beautiful, I would love to go back. Going there just made me love him that much more. Everyone said about how he was such a kind man with a good heart. Not to mention VERY attractive!!!! :) I will always be a fan. I wonder if he realizes how much people still love him and that he still lives on? I love Elvis!!!

Angelina W.

The fan story of: Emily, 13
I was not born when Elvis was here but as soon as I heard his song I fell in love. I wish he would still be here so I could listen to him one more time before he left so I could give him a hug and say good bye
LONG LIVE MY KING XOXOXOXOXOXOX

Emily

The fan story of: Natalie, 31
Elvis passed away on my second birthday in 1977 so I dont remember when he was around but I have loved him and his music since I was 14 years old. It all started in 9th grade when I did a report on him and ever since then I have been hooked.

Its just so great to see so many young Elvis fans my age and younger who were not even born when Elvis passed away and that in itself is a testamant to the magic that is Elvis.

TCE,
Natalie :)

The fan story of: Anonymous
Elvis rocks and I wish he never died. He was my inspiration when I was five and still is. Till this day I'm his biggest fan.


The fan story of: Paul, UK, England, 38
I been an Elvis fan since age of 2 and he was and (still) the greatest entertainer ever in this world. He never lost the love for his fans. He will never be forgotten. Let's join and bring love and tender to the world for elvis would have wanted the world to be a loving planet and with his music of love and the sadness we share with him.

paul

The fan story of: J.R.PARKS, 39
I have been an Elvis fan all my life. It all started when I was about 3 years old. I can remember watching Flaming Star. Had my little cowboy boots on my cowboy hat. And my two guns on. Thought I was a little Elvis. Funny as it may be, I'm an Elvis Tribute artist now, have been for 20 years now, Elvis will live for ever.

J.R.PARKS

The fan story of: Kory Betts, 11
I have loved Elvis since I was 4 Years Old

Kory Betts

The fan story of: Elizabeth, 31
I STARTED LISTENING TO ELVIS WHEN I BOUGHT HIS 40 GOLDEN GREATS ON THE OLD K.TEL LABEL, EVERY TRACK WAS FRESH AND DIFFERENT. I NOW HAVE A LARGE ELVIS COLLECTION. MY FAVOURITES ARE THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS. I HAVE THEM ALL. IT WAS VERY SAD WHEN WE LOST THE KING BUT HE LIVES ON THROUGH HIS GREAT MUSIC. ELVIS IS STILL KING!

nicholas brown

The fan story of: Elizabeth, 31
When I was little my mom would Elvis music and his movies 24/7. I would dance to it and sing his songs with my mom. Then when I grew up, I started buying his CDs, books, movies, and you name I have it. Today I still love listening to his music and I will always listen, collect and watch his stuff forever. He is the KING of Rock n Roll and a very true lengend. I LOVE YOU ELVIS PRESLEY.

Elizabeth

The fan story of: Mary, 32
I love Elvis, he was a great singer! Too many words to explain why I am a fan of Elvis. I named my daughter "Priscilla". I always thought that was a beutifull name & of course because of his wife. Long Live the King of Rock & Roll!!

Mary

The fan story of: shawn dukes
I am an Elvis fan and have been since age 8 since I heard Jailhouse Rock. I was blown away. I was also born on his birthday and my mama and daddy was married on Elvis and his wife's divorce date.
I also bought my first guitar at 12 just like him, and did a talent show as Elvis in junior high. I also took second place. I am also a Christian. I go to church and sometimes go by myself like he did when no one could take him. I like his motto T.C.B. I use that sometimes when I do my Elvis concerts. My favorite uncle named his daughter after Lisa Marie Presley as well. Anyways I have to go now. Love you Elvis. You're still #1 to me and the king. I will be going to Graceland in October.

shawn dukes


 

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