ELVIS SHAKES HIS PELVIS!

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!”

Doc Yanoff

 

 

BIRTHDAY BASH!

No, it’s not Elvis Presley’s birthday, but…  MINE!    (The King was born on January

8, 1935)  In fact, if he had not passed away on August 16, 1977, he would be….

VERY OLD!)  Somewhere around 77 years of age!

Actually, it’s not even my birthday, which is officially celebrated in 10 southern states, two foreign countries, and the District of Slovakia, on May 29th.

Nevertheless, I will be celebrating my own birth today, and in so doing, I have sent

my mother a “congratulations card” for giving birth to me.  (Truthfully, what choice

did she have?)  Seriously though, this is an especially wonderful birthday thanks to

all my family and friends and the marvelous good luck I have recently experienced

with the publication of the (now) International Best-Seller…  THE PRESLEY PLOT!

AS A REMINDER TO MY LOYAL BLOG FOLLOWERS…..  Next week, in Tupelo,

(the birthplace of Elvis) the city fathers (and a couple of mothers) are holding their

annual ELVIS FESTIVAL!   (June 1, 2, and 3 are the main days.)  If you find yourself

or someone else anywhere near Tupelo, you should definitely check this out.  My book

will not be available in time for me to appear as a guest speaker or sign autographed

copies, but I do intend to visit Tupelo in mid-July.  I have some interesting publicity

events lined up and will post them as time draws near.

Please remember that there is still time to purchase a modest gift for your favorite

author!  (I have plenty of clothes, but I do need a new sports car…  preferably a pink

cadillac!)  Take care, all, and remember that this weekend is not about me, Elvis, or

anyone else except the brave men and women who serve and protect us in all

branches of the military.  Thank God we still have folks like them!

I salute them all….

Doc Yanoff