During our Those Were The Days Saturday night old rock and roll party we will pay tribute to Elvis Presley. The 'King Of Rock And Roll' would have been eighty this week. He is forever young on the old TV clips and movies that still are shown often. I have many favorite Elvis songs. He sang so many different genres of music and it is hard to pick his best song ever. You can request your favorite 'E' song Saturday night. You can also ask me to play anything else from the fifties through the eighties pop radio charts. We will be playing trivia each hour of the 6 hour program this Saturday night.
I remember watching Elvis movies as a kid on the CBS Late Movie. My aunt Joyce was babysitting me (I think I was a Senior in High School...no... just kidding) and they would often show an old movie that featured my hero. Favorites included: Jailhouse Rock, Tickle Me, Live A Little Love A Little, Change Of Habit, and Speedway. In 1973 there was an offer on television where you could send in money and receive a two record set of some of the best Elvis tunes. I gathered up my 6 bucks and sent the money away. I am sure there were some quarters and dimes in the envelope. In a few weeks I had my first Elvis collection. I used to try to act and sing like him working my lip moves in front of the mirror and later I would impress my sisters friends with my Elvis act. My teacher Mrs. Varana used to encourage me to sing 'Hound Dog' in front of the class. It gave me my 15 minutes of fame at the Ithaca elementary and even some of the girls tolerated me.
Many of his songs have meant a great deal to me. 'The Wonder Of You' was the song I chose to sing to my bride, June, as she walked towards me down the aisle. I hope to hear from you Saturday night. Thanks for listening to WRCO FM 100.9.