Good morning, ladies and gentlemen…..
Well, for you history buffs out there, please note that today is the day! Which day, you ask? Why Monday of course…. However I am not referring to the day of the week, but rather to the historic event that occurred on this very day back on July, 30, 1954. So what happened, you ask? A young, somewhat shy man from Tupelo,Mississippi, made his professional debut in Memphis, Tennessee. What man, you ask? (Hey, why are you asking so many questions?)
Music lovers….. it is my pleasure to present the future King of Rock ‘n’ Roll (so went the introduction)……. the one and only……. ELVIS PRESLEY!
Our future king performed at Overton Park Shell in Memphis, and he sang two songs in front of Sam Phillips (the owner of Sun Records….. and the man who “discovered” Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and other amazing artists) The King’s parents were also in attendance, which according to legend, made young Elvis very nervous and he began to do something that the audience thought was planned…… he began to shake his legs! The crowd went wild! So….. he began to shake his pelvis….. and before you knew it, he was “all shook up!”
Hence the title of one of his most popular songs!
During the break, the crowd rushed to the stage and demanded to buy copies of THE PRESLEY PLOT. (That wonderful new mystery by Stephen G. Yanoff…. now available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Kindle.) When Colonel Parker ran out of copies, the crowd began to panic and there was a near riot, which had to be squelched by a huge contingent of Mississippi State Troopers! 37 people were injured in the melee, and two were imprisoned for inciting a “literary disturbance!”
ALL RIGHT, I MADE UP THIS LAST PARAGRAPH….. BUT I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO MENTION MY BOOK!
Well, now you know the rest of the story….. I hope you all have a lovely day!
As we say in Tupelo….. “Long live the King!”