Elvis Meets Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nevada 1974
Muhammad was going to fight Joe Bugner the first time; Elvis went to meet him and presented him with a special robe he had had made for him; upon the back it said: “The People’s Champion”. It was written in jewels.
Elvis, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, would have been 79 years old today had he not died an untimely death in his Graceland mansion bathroom on August 16, 1977. Elvis Presley fans from all over the world are in Memphis to celebrate the King’s birthday today.
Today’s grand festivities kick off with the cutting of a “super-sized” birthday cake with sprinkles and all the best frosting at Graceland
and the annual proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by Memphis and Shelby
County officials. There will also be a Gospel Tribute and a special
ceremony at Graceland, with fans singing “Happy Birthday” to the
Local officials are reporting a shortage of candles and chocolate in the metro Memphis area. Most donut shops are having trouble meeting the demand. The candy sprinkles are gone too.
“I have the hot donuts here
in my van,”
Red said by cell phone as he rushed the
confections to an undisclosed location ….