Monday, 16 August 2010

Elvis -33

Can it be 33 years since Elvis Presley died?

If you are working at your keyboards tonight and want to hear vintage rock and tributes to The King, check out today's Freddy Vette replay at Belleville's CJBQ.

Usually, all four hours of his 3 to 7 p.m. program are repeated, but Freddy says they got backed up by Elvis requests, so only three hours are online tonight.

In the last hour, it is all Elvis. Freddy plays the Top 10 Elvis songs as voted on by listeners and fills the remainder of the hour with other Elvis favourites.

Compiling an Elvis Top 10 is a difficult task at the best of times, but ours would be, with links to YouTube videos:

1 - One Night

2 - Don't

3 - Don't Be Cruel

4 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

5 - Just Pretend

6 - Mystery Train

7 - I'll Hold You In My Heart

8 - Trying to Get To You

9 - Don't Leave Me Now

10 - Peace In The Valley

The song that got this Elvis fan hooked at age 15 was I Forgot to Remember to Forget, sung by a fellow student at a Central Technical High School spring open house talent show in the 1950s.

Saw Elvis live at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1957, but didn't hear him for all of the screaming.

Favourite Toronto Sun front page from 33 years ago today: The King Dies.

What a wealth of music and memories.

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