On August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee it was already 93 degrees at 2:30 pm. The humidity hung thick in the air – leaving anyone who ventured outside of the comfort of air conditioning sticky and moist. The world was only moments away from learning that one of its most famous and beloved entertainers had died. It was unconscionable that Elvis Presley was gone. Yes, he was suffering from an array of health conditions and was battling a now well-known dependence on prescription drugs, but he was only 42-years-old. He seemed bigger than life. He was making plans for the future. Then it all just stopped. Among the plans he…
As part of our ongoing participation in Elvis Week 2018 we'd like to share this video of Elvis Presley - a true Southern gentleman. Watch how kind he is to the little girl presenting him with a Medallion of Life from the Sioux Nation, June 1977. He went out of his way to put her at ease. As the camera scans the room you'll notice his father Vernon and fiancee Ginger Alden.