Special, special day for two of my Amigos from Thunderbird, School of Global Management - Chris and Susannah T. who met at Thunderbird and were both instrumental (pun intended) in the success of Global Sounds, an international music phenomena during the years of 1996 - 1998. Susannah & Chris have what we called a Thunder Relationship, they dated, they married and they mated, (I believe I have the correct order in the timeline). Today, a new little Boy entered their lives, same day as 'the King of Rock and Roll' came into this world. I hope they name him Elvis! This is the first part of the three part story of today's interesting Blog.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born 75 years ago today on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo Mississippi. Elvis was an American Musician, Actor and a Cultural Icon. He was called several things including "Elvis", "King of Rock and Roll", and "the King". His musical career began in 1954 as one of founders and performers of rockabilly which combined country, rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat. Mr. Presley was the leading figure in Rock and Roll. His uninhibited and controversial performances just increased his fame as he had the great looks and one of the most beautiful voices the world had ever heard. "The King" did it all, served in the military, starred in films and recorded his successful music. In 1973 "The King of Rock and Roll" staged the first global live concert via satellite, 'Aloha from Hawaii,' seen by over 1.5 Billion Viewers. This concert broadcast remains the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history. Elvis is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth-century popular culture. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music with sales of over 1 billion albums worldwide. He has been nominated for 14 Grammys (winning 3 times) by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and received the "Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award" at the young age of 36. Four music Halls of Fame have inducted Elvis including 'The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' (1986), 'Rockabilly Hall of Fame' (1997), 'Country Music Hall of Fame' (1998), and the 'Gospel Hall of Fame' (2001). He received the 'W.C. Handy Award' from the Blues Foundation and the 'Academy of Country Music's Golden Hat Award', its first in 1984 'American Music Awards' honored Elvis with its' first posthomous presentation of the Award of Merit. Elvis Presley was scheduled to leave his home in Memphis (Graceland) on the evening of August 16, 1977, to begin another tour. Later that afternoon, Elvis (RIP) was found, unresponsive on his bathroom floor and was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Graceland, in 1982 was officially opened to the public, attracting over half a million visitors annually. Elvis's Graceland is the second most visited home in the United States, just after the White House in Washington D.C. In 2006, Graceland was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Now for the third part of the story; My fellow Author, Writer and good friend Cathy P.S. was in the delivery room on August 16, 1977 ready to give birth to her daughter on the very day that Elvis left this world. Cathy shared with me the story of her and the other women that were in the late stages of giving birth all discussing the death of Elvis right up until the time each of them gave life to Newborns awaiting to visit this wonderful world we live and breathe in. Cathy also stated to me that "she believes that's the way Elvis would have wanted it, all the ladies talking about him."
Tequila Time - Cabo Wabo again is the TEQUILA of choice to celebrate tjhe birth day of Chris and Susannah's new Baby Boy and what would have been Elvis Presley's 75th Birthday. I'm sure my good friend Sammy Hagar aka Red Rocker will toast his best Cabo Wabo to this celebration of Life.
Just received a phone call from Boise, Idaho - party night going on at Kory and Michelle P.'s home with attendees Rich & Rhonda C., Tim & Stephanie; these six people went to the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona with MY BAD TEQUILA. Honorable mention to Tim & Susan B., Greg & Lisa C., Matthew B., Justin S., Doug & Dana B., Susan S., Howie H., and the Sieler Family minus Dave - Thanks to all for attending the MY BAD TEQUILA private tailgate party. Happy Premature Birthday to Rhonda - 1/10/2010; Go Arizona Cardinals!
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