1977 06 22
Elvis performs at The Arena, Sioux Falls, SD
1977 06 23 Elvis performs at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa
1977 06 24 Elvis performs at The Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin
1977 06 25 Elvis performs at The Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
1977 06 26
Elvis does his last concert at The Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN. It lasts for 1h and 17m
1977 06 27 Elvis recuperates at Graceland
1977 06 28 Elvis stays at bed at Graceland due to the ”flu”
1977 08 07 Elvis rents the entire Libertyland Amusement Park in Memphis for Lisa-Marie and his friends. Elvis and Lisa-Marie really loved it. Elvis rode the
roller coaster for 1 hour and 15 minutes
1977 08 10
Elvis rents United Artists Southbrook Four Theatre complex and watches The Spy That Loved Me
1977 08 11 Colonel Parker calls Elvis to tell him to get ready for the next tour, starting at Aug. 17th
1977 08 14 Elvis spend the day at Graceland. At 4.00 PM he calls Billy Smith up to the house. Elvis was in his "crazy" mood, joking and laughing. Elvis tries out his new jumpsuit, and when it doesn't fit he first blame the people that made it, but then says to Billy "I'm too damn fat". Later Elvis, Ginger, Billy, Jo and Al Strada takes a motorcycle ride in the streets around Graceland. This will be the last time Elvis rides a motorcycle
1977 08 15 Elvis is at home. Billy Smith comes over to the house at about 7.00 PM. Elvis and Billy is talking about the upcoming tour and about maybe taking a vacation in Vail, Colorado later. At 10.30 PM Elvis has a dental-appointment with his dentist, Dr. Lester Hoffman. Elvis is there to replace a permanent crown. Elvis says he just want a temporary crown
instead, until he returns from the tour
1977 08 16 Elvis
calls Billy and Jo up to the house. He wants to play a game of racquetball. After the game Elvis relaxed playing some piano and singing, the last song he was singing was "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain". When Billy leaves him, Elvis' last words were: "Billy..Son..This is going to be my best tour ever". Elvis Aron Presley dies at his beloved Graceland, and a whole world is mourning.
dear byker, thanks sweetheart,
seeing that post this morning 0800hrs.GMT. took me back to new zealand where i was living at the time. xthat year i lost my mum.x i remember that day on tv when his death was announced. well that was a terrible shock in itself but when i actually see the physical changes in him i was pulverised, i couldn't help but cry, for like many others i loved him so much.
i was a teenager in the mid-fifties so among jerry lee, little richard, fats domino, pat boone etc. elvis stood out, and us teenager's in the uk had great times. even now i spend a couple of hours in my bedroom smacking out his songs on my acoustic guitar, so byker i'm a bit stuck in the fifties.
this year, 30 years since he left that stage he still hasn't left the building. tomi.
stuck in the 70s, sorry but i had to laugh. where did you get your 'tit for tat'(hat)? gilbert o' sullivan (alone again) lol.
although i have eps record collection i can't place that song your playing. tomi.
glad you liked that one byker. now you've showed me how to upload music the fun begins. i have so much to share. in the 70s i moved to new zealand to begin a new life, i was 33 years old. when there i heard a lot of music from the states, really great stuff. so the 70s has a place in my heart. tomi.
I at least have a few ponds to fish in and get to go Coon or Fox Hunting every now and then... HUH!!
BTW: I did get out of the past just last year it seems... now I am a going to write me a book; on what the rest of the world does not know... Will not even mention much about Ole Dixie, but sure will have a lot of good info for folks to read about!! Tell your folks to pick up a couple of copies when it comes out; ya hear...
Got to go get some good corn bread muffins... To go with my Gun Power Green Tea... Life sure has changed down here in Dixie; since all them " Yankees" moved down... Why we are getting over $400,000 for a house that would not bring a quarter just ten years ago... Them Rich Yankees sure don't mind spending money... We are laughing all the way to the bank!!
Remember we got a date to do lunch when I get to town... See Ya... Kermit