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#1 Song

The #1 song on October 26, 1956 - the day I was born (yes I'm 52!) - was Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog by the man himself, Mr. Elvis Presley.I saw Elvis in concert in 1977, shortly before he died. My mom was, and is to this day, a HUGE Elvis fan. She knew someone who ushered at concerts. Thus, we ended up as ushers for the show. My memory is a bit foggy, but I believe the concert was at Henry Levitt Arena. Elvis was probably the heaviest he'd ever been, but the women still swooned for him. I wouldn't rate it as one of the best concerts I've been to, but at least I can say I saw the KING!

My all-time favorite Presley song is "If I Can Dream". I believe it was the "B" side of one of his hits, but I rank it up there as #1 in my book. Check out the lyrics...this could have been written today...

If I Can Dream

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true

There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear

We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly

Deep in my heart there's a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah


Comments

Anonymous said…
The concert was at Henry Levitt Arena, I think. He was in his black leather jacket. I remember May Lary went. I never got to see him in concert but often wish I could have before his jumpsuit days. ~ Anne
Lenore said…
That's so cool!
jenny said…
What did you think of Adam Lambert on American Idol this week? He looked just like a young Elvis...it was almost spooky. I would have loved to have an Elvis song as the #1 of my birthday...it is a Sammy Davis Jr. number.
Linda J said…
I don't watch American Idol (I'm bad I know), but I did hear about Adam...
Anonymous said…
ELVIS - YEA!!!
Candi

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