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RobJohnson
08-16-2010, 02:31 AM
Rock Idol Elvis Presley Dies at 42
By Larry Rohter and Tom Zito
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, August 17, 1977

Elvis Presley, who revolutionized American popular music with his earthy singing style and became a hero to two generations of rock 'n' roll fans, died yesterday in Memphis, Tenn. He was 42.

Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Jerry Francisco said last night an autopsy indicated Presley died of "cardiac arrhythmia," which he described as a "severely irregular heartbeat" and "just another name for a form of heart attack." He said the three-hour autopsy uncovered no sign of any other diseases -- though Presley had in recent years been treated at Baptist Memorial Hospital for hypertension, pneumonia and an enlarged colon -- and there was no sign of any drug abuse.

Presley’s body was discovered at 2:30 p.m. Memphis time by his road manager, Jerry Esposito, in a bathroom in the singer’s multimillion-dollar Graceland Mansion. He was rushed to the Baptist Memorial, where he was met by his personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, and pronounced dead.

The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/elvis/epobit.htm)

What were you doing when you heard the news?

I was just a little kid that had just discovered my parents Elvis albums.

djones520
08-16-2010, 04:24 AM
My parents didn't even know each other yet.

linda22003
08-16-2010, 08:25 AM
I have no idea what I was doing; Elvis was something relegated to the far distant past, at that time.

Shannon
08-16-2010, 08:32 AM
Oh that's right. I will have to periodically check on my mom throughout the day.

PoliCon
08-16-2010, 08:42 AM
Where was I? Waiting for my parents to finish puberty is where I was. :D

noonwitch
08-16-2010, 09:05 AM
It was my summer vacation, between 7th and 8th grades. I was recovering from a broken ankle, but my cast wasn't on anymore, so I probably was swimming in my family's new pool.


I heard about Elvis dying from my mom at dinner time. She was sad about his death.

malloc
08-16-2010, 09:36 AM
My older sister was just about to be born around that time.

NJCardFan
08-16-2010, 12:14 PM
The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/elvis/epobit.htm)

What were you doing when you heard the news?

I was just a little kid that had just discovered my parents Elvis albums.

Watching the Mike Douglas Show. My local station broke in for the news.

Speedy
08-16-2010, 12:26 PM
I was driving home from the afternoon session of football two a days, heard the news on the car radio on KHOS Bronco Radio.

Rebel Yell
08-16-2010, 12:37 PM
Oh that's right. I will have to periodically check on my mom throughout the day.

Same here.

obx
08-16-2010, 02:23 PM
Driving back from Florida with my sister. The radio played Elvis all day.
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Lanie
08-16-2010, 07:38 PM
The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/elvis/epobit.htm)

What were you doing when you heard the news?

I was just a little kid that had just discovered my parents Elvis albums.

I was waiting to be ovulated in my mother's womb.

It's really a crying shame what happened to Elvis. :(

m00
08-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Being conceived, probably. That's roughly 9 months before I was born. Creepy, huh?

FlaGator
08-16-2010, 08:42 PM
Enjoying the last days of my summer vacation before starting the 11th grade.

Rockntractor
08-16-2010, 08:54 PM
It was my last summer with the carnivals, I was in southern Oklahoma getting ready to head to southern Louisiana where I got involved in a slave labor camp by Morgan city that I escaped from at night a month later.

Kay
08-16-2010, 09:02 PM
I was about to start my senior year in high school. My best friend Polly Brown
came running into my house crying saying "did you hear who died!". My mother
and I both thought she was going to say it was someone in town we knew personally.
When she said Elvis, we were both crushed. We loved Elvis big time in our house.
I still do, still play his CDs all the time.

It is blasphemy for this thread to go on without a song!

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RobJohnson
08-17-2010, 01:43 AM
It was my last summer with the carnivals, I was in southern Oklahoma getting ready to head to southern Louisiana where I got involved in a slave labor camp by Morgan city that I escaped from at night a month later.

:eek:

RobJohnson
08-17-2010, 01:47 AM
http://musicalstewdaily.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/elvis-presley-68-comeback.jpg?w=201&h=300

Elvis is still the King!