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Rare Elvis Interview Found On Anniversary Of Death [Video]

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Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 at Graceland, his home in Memphis, Tennessee. As a 15 year old, I was driving to Teener baseball practice when I heard the news on the radio. I was absolutely stunned.

Two weeks prior, Elvis had opened the Rapid City Civic Center and then played the Sioux Falls Arena the next evening.  They were the last concerts he would ever give.

I have always been a huge Elvis Presley fan.  I loved his voice, his music and the fine person he was.  Elvis always thought of others first.  He gave away Cadillacs, money and bought presents all the time for so many others.  It was his kindness and generosity to others that made me a fan.

JD Collins and I were fortunate to be able to travel to Memphis a few years ago to see and tour St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  While we were there, we also toured Graceland.  From the time we arrived to the time we left, I felt a warm, comforting presence in the home as we looked at the rooms where Elvis wrote, sang, watched TV, played pool and enjoyed life.

Friday marks the anniversary of Elvis’ death. The Huffington Post has uncovered a rare, very early interview with Elvis from 1956, the year that he hit it big!  In the interview Elvis admits a couple of surprising things.

As you watch and reminisce, where were you when you heard the sad news that Elvis had died?

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