Elvis Week 2008 – August 9th – 17th

August 10, 2008 by
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The Olympics are dominating most of the headlines the past few days, but yesterday also marks the kickoff of an annual event back here in the states. August 9 was the official start of this year’s Elvis Week in Memphis which runs until the 17th and is comprised of a multitiude of daily events to commemorate Elvis Presley‘s death in 1977. The pinnacle of the week is an all night candlelight vigil where thousands of devotees from around the world gather to file solemnly past the gravesite at Graceland. I had the opportunity to witness this annual gathering once and it is indeed something to behold. It is now even run live on a webcast each year. The devotion and emotions that Elvis inspires in people more than thirty years after his death is truly awe inspiring.

So to soundtrack the week I put together a quick Elvis mini mix for you.

Elvis Presley – That’s Alright Mama
Elvis Presley – Baby Let’s Play House
Elvis Presley – Mystery Train
Elvis Presley – Treat Me Nice
Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Elvis Presley – Burning Love
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

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