Headlines Around the World Wish Elvis a Happy Birthday
The teachers say it's a fun day, but also a way to learn about this important part of Tupelo's music history.
Abraham said, 'We just wanted our kids to understand his impact, not only on Tupelo and Mississippi, but for the whole world'.This all ties in with more than just Elvis history. Abraham said, 'We wanted to pull in the King of Rock n' Roll and his importance to music. We thought with his birthday, it would be a great way to pull in the music to learning and celebrate the arts and the importance of that at our school'.
And what better way to celebrate than with one of Tupelo's own!
** As an aside, The City Of Memphis and Shelby County isued a joint proclamation part of which credited Elvis with 'touring the world' : We wish!!! You can view a PDF of the 2013 Elvis Presley Day Proclamation.
Video : Tupelo's Parkway Elementary (01:23)
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Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD + 16 page booklet.
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.